LeBron is on the Lakers. Kawhi was shipped north to Toronto. Hayward and Kyrie are back and ready to play in Boston for more than five minutes this year. Golden State has added boogie. The upcoming NBA season has many big names playing in new locations (or, in the case of the Celtics, returning names that return from injury, appalling or otherwise). Can LeBron bring the Lakers back to the playoffs? Do the Raptors or Celtics have enough pieces to kill the Warriors? Can someone stop the warriors? We will find out the answers to these questions over the course of the season. Here's what you need to know to see all the NBA action this year.
Watch NBA on TV
You can watch national television shows on ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, ABC and NBA TV. Your local team's game will be broadcast on a Regional Sports Network (RSN), in most cases either a Fox Sports or an NBC Sports RSN (there are a handful of independent RSNs). You will need a pay-TV subscription to tune into your local Fox Sports or NBC Sports network.
Livestreaming from NBA Online
There are two ways to stream live NBA games online: buying an NBA League Pass subscription or subscribing to a streaming service. The former only works if you follow an out-of-market team, and the latter is better if you are a fan of the local team.
NBA League Pass
The NBA League Pass darkens your local team's games along with nationwide televised games. You can watch all out-of-market games (unless they are on ESPN, TNT or any other national show) for $ 200 for the season (or $ 29 per month), or you can sign up to play just your favorite Out-of-team team games for $ 120 for the season (or $ 18 per month). NBA League Pass is supported on a range of devices. There is also a free preview of the league pass for the first week of the season, from 16 October to 23 October.
Sling TV's Sling Orange package for $ 25 a month includes ESPN, as you live on the market of your favorite team.  ESPN2 and TNT, but not regional Fox Sports and NBC Sports networks. The $ 25-per-month Sling Blue package includes a RSN with your local team's games in the following NBA markets: Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, Atlanta, Phoenix, Sacramento, Charlotte, Memphis, San Antonio, Miami, Orlando, Detroit, Minneapolis or Cleveland. The Sport Extra package adds NBA TV and costs $ 5 per month for Sling Orange subscribers and $ 10 for Sling Blue subscribers. Sling TV currently does not offer ABC in any of its plans or add-ons.
PlayStation Vue $ 45-per-month Access Plan will get you the national games on ESPN, ESPN2 and TNT. The $ 50-a-month core plan includes Fox Sports RSNs and NBA TV, and the $ 10-a-month Sport Pack add-on features your local NBC Sports RSN.
DirectTV Now's Basic $ 40-a-month package includes ESPN, ESPN2, TNT and ABC, but you need to jump for the $ 65-a-month plan for NBA TV. Click here to see which RSNs are in your area.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with live TV costs $ 40 a month and includes ESPN, ESPN2, TNT and ABC as well as local Fox Sports and NBC Sports RSNs. It does not have NBA TV. Check out which live, local channels and RSN's Hulu are offering live TV in your area.
YouTube TV costs $ 40 a month and includes ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, ABC and NBA TV along with local Fox Sports and NBC Sport RSNs. Here are the details of YouTube TV networks and RSNs available.
Sports-centered streaming service FuboTV will cost $ 40 in the first month before reaching up to $ 45 a month. It includes both Fox Sports and NBC Sports RSNs for local team reporting, but lacks ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC for nationwide televised games. However, it includes TNT and NBA TV.