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Solar Flares 10/28: NBA Opening Day Rosters, Power Rankings

The season! Finally!

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I can't think of a better way to open this week's Solar Flares than with a comprehensive list of opening day rosters.

Phoenix will look for improved three-point shooting from the frontcourt this season. Here's a look at how the forwards shot from behind the arc in the preseason.

The bread and butter for Markieff Morris however, is the mid-range game.

Another dynamite take on how to be successful this season: Rebounds, good. Turnovers, bad.

Know thy enemy. Check out these short profiles on the Pacific Division for the 2014-15 season.

The number of international players in the NBA has increased 10 percent from one year ago. 101 international players from 37 countries and territories are on opening night rosters.

Yahoo's NBA Power Rankings. Because we don't have enough different power rankings.

"He's going to be one of those guys you have to deal with even at that age." Jeff Hornacek doesn't expect anything different from Kobe Bryant this season.

The Suns exercised their 2015-16 options on Archie Goodwin, Alex Len, and Miles Plumlee on Monday.

Here are some fun odds. Well, not fun for everyone I suppose. Who will be the first head coach to get canned this season? Wait! You have to guess before you read!

Josh Childress and the hardest foul anyone at USA Today has ever seen. I'm not trying to downplay the foul, but who is watching hoops over at USA Today??

"I went at Anthony Davis." A Q&A with Goran Dragic.

I don't think Earl Barron is done. But he is done in Phoenix.

Fun numbers from the Phoenix preseason that was.

You probably knew that Steve Nash of the Los Angeles Lakers is out for the season. You may not have known that the Lakers will request a "disabled player exception." Educate yourself.

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