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Daily Loud Links: The NBA Finals Game 6 and Early Offseason Preview Edition

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WTLC delivers the day's top NBA news, all wrapped into one tidy little package.

Kevin Durant leads this summer's free-agent class
Kevin Durant leads this summer's free-agent class
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As resilient Cleveland prepares for a final home stand against title-hungry (and likely quite peeved) Golden State, the off-season lurks just around the corner.  Pursuant to an NBA Champion being crowned no later than Sunday, the free-agent rumor mill is already abuzz with possibilities.

In today's edition of the links, we'll explore early off-season rumors while taking a look at Thursday's elimination tilt between a Cleveland Cavalier team desperately seeking game seven and a Golden State Warrior squad looking to cap the greatest regular season in NBA history.

Is Thursday's Game Six the most important in the history of Cleveland sports?

Suffering from a well chronicled 52-year title drought, Cleveland fans will be at a frenzied pitch come Thursday. Can LBJ and Kyrie replicate their game five heroics? Or will the curse continue as Golden State celebrates another title grab at The Q?

Love him or loathe him, one thing's clear: Draymond Green is the engine that propels the Warriors' prolific success

SB Nation's Jason Patt details Green's all-around importance for the Warriors. Will Draymond's Game Six return deliver another title to Oaktown?

LeBron looks to the historic: Down 3-1, a Cleveland comeback would make Finals history. LeBron's ready.

No team has returned from a 3-1 NBA Finals deficit. Following Tuesday's 112-97 road victory, the Cavaliers feel confident they can be the first.

DeMar DeRozan opts out of contract, officially becoming an unrestricted free agent

According to league sources, the two-time All Star has decided to test this summer's booming free-agency market. Could the former USC Trojan and Compton native be "California Dreamin" this off season?

All the juciest early off-season rumors rolled into one well-written article!

Talented upstart NBA writer Eli Morales examines the early off-season moves that have been making headlines of late. Give it a read.

Enjoy the links and the day ahead hoop heads!