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Nov 15, 2019

Sources: Melo won't make debut before Tuesday
Carmelo Anthony still needs to complete a physical and is not expected to make his Trail Blazers debut before Tuesday's game at the Pelicans, sources say.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2019

Raptors fan agrees to plea deal in mischief case
A Toronto Raptors fan who made a vulgar comment on live television about Ayesha Curry, the wife of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, has been ordered to stay away from her and the reporter to whom he made the comment.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2019

Russell accepts HOF ring 44 years after induction
Basketball legend and 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell was presented with his Hall of Fame ring in a private ceremony. He declined to attend his induction ceremony in 1975.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2019

Lakers' Davis expects to play after missing game
After missing one game due to injuries to his shoulder and ribs, Lakers big man Anthony Davis said he "felt good" at shootaround and expects to play against the Kings on Friday night.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2019

Welcome back? Rating Conley's return and every NBA reunion for 2019-20
From Kyrie Irving returning to Boston to Kawhi Leonard going back to Toronto, we are gauging fan reactions during reunion games throughout the season.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2019

Lakers' Bradley has hairline fracture in right leg
Lakers guard Avery Bradley has a hairline fracture in his right leg and will be reevaluated in one to two weeks, the team announced Friday.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2019

George is here, and the Clippers have shown that he is necessary
Paul George's debut resulted in a loss, but he demonstrated his difference making ability for LA.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Sources: Carmelo signing deal with Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony, who last played in an NBA game in November 2018, is signing a non-guaranteed deal with the Trail Blazers, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

The long-awaited reaction to Carmelo Anthony's return to the NBA
Damian Lillard thought he'd never come to Portland. But after a year away, Anthony will join the Trail Blazers.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Source: Carmelo signing deal with Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony is signing a non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, a source tells ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Knicks fans rain boos, chants in Porzingis' return
Just as he'd predicted, Mavs forward Kristaps Porzingis was forcibly booed before and during Thursday night's game against the Knicks in his first game back at Madison Square Garden since he his February trade to Dallas.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

George makes Clippers debut against Pelicans
After sitting out 11 games with a shoulder injury, Paul George made his long-awaited Clippers debut against the short-handed Pelicans.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

George makes Clippers debut, scores 33 in loss
After sitting out 11 games with a shoulder injury, Paul George made his long-awaited Clippers debut, scoring 33 points in a 133-127 loss to the short-handed Pelicans.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

George to make Clippers debut against Pelicans
After sitting out 11 games with a shoulder injury, Paul George is set to make his long-awaited Clippers debut against the short-handed Pelicans.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Hawks G Huerter out with a left shoulder strain
Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter will be reexamined in two weeks after an MRI revealed a left rotator cuff strain during the team's West Coast road trip.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Hawks G Huerter out with left shoulder strain
Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter will be reexamined in two weeks after an MRI revealed a left rotator cuff strain during the team's West Coast road trip.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Nets' LeVert out indefinitely after thumb surgery
The Nets' Caris LeVert, who is the team's third-leading scorer this season, had surgery on his right thumb Thursday and is out indefinitely.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Sources: LeVert out 4-6 weeks after surgery
Caris LeVert, the Nets' third-leading scorer this season, had surgery on his right thumb Thursday. Sources told ESPN that he will miss four to six weeks.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Welcome back? Rating Kristaps' return and every NBA reunion for 2019-20
From Kyrie Irving returning to Boston to Kawhi Leonard going back to Toronto, we are gauging fan reactions during reunion games throughout the season.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Dime King: The Lakers are benefiting from peak playmaker LeBron James
LeBron James is the only player averaging 10 assists a game, as setting the table for the Lakers is no longer a democracy.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Doc tossed to delight of son: 'I enjoyed it a lot'
Amid confusion over the new coach's challenge rule and remaining timeouts, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was ejected from Wednesday night's game in Houston -- much to the delight of his son, Rockets guard Austin Rivers.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Doc tossed, to delight of son: 'I enjoyed it a lot'
Amid confusion over the new coach's challenge rule and remaining timeouts, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was ejected from Wednesday night's game in Houston -- much to the delight of his son, Rockets guard Austin Rivers.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Westbrook trolls Beverley, points to Harden's 47
Rockets guard Russell Westbrook had some choice words for longtime rival Patrick Beverley after Wednesday night's 102-93 win over the Clippers, pointing to teammate James Harden's 47 points as proof that Beverley's defensive reputation isn't accurate.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2019

Lillard held under 10 points for first time since '16
Damian Lillard's 230-game double-figure scoring streak was the third-longest active run in the NBA. The Raptors held the star Blazers guard to nine points Wednesday night.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

Giannis on hand after brother sent to G League
On the day older brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo was sent to the G League, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo made the 90-mile drive from Milwaukee to Oshkosh to be in attendance for his game with the Wisconsin Herd.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

Bucks send Giannis' older brother to G League
The Bucks announced Wednesday that Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, has been assigned to the Wisconsin Herd of the G League along with Dragan Bender.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

Hayward: Injury rehab not as daunting this time
Celtics forward Gordon Hayward admitted Wednesday that, after going through his gruesome leg and ankle injuries two seasons ago, the six-week recovery time for his hand injury is like "a drop in a bucket."

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

George set to make Clippers debut vs. Pelicans
Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Paul George, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgeries, will make his season debut Thursday at the Pelicans.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

George likely to make Clippers debut Thursday
Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Paul George, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgeries, will probably make his season debut Thursday at the Pelicans.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

Kawhi to play Wed.; PG-13 likely to debut Thu.
Kawhi Leonard will play Wednesday for the Clippers against the Rockets, and Paul George is not expected to make his season debut until Thursday at the Pelicans.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

Debating the NBA's most surprising and disappointing rookies
Our NBA experts answer the big questions about this year's rookie class.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

Nets bring on Shumpert with Chandler suspended
With Wilson Chandler on the NBA's suspended list, the Nets have signed veteran guard Iman Shumpert.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

Porzingis expects fun but weird return to MSG
Former Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis expects his return to MSG with the Mavericks to be weird but fun.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

Davis sitting against Warriors, set to return Fri.
The Lakers will rest star forward Anthony Davis for the second leg of their back-to-back Wednesday night against the Warriors, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

Sources: Lakers to rest Davis against Warriors
The Lakers will rest star forward Anthony Davis for the second leg of their back-to-back Wednesday night against the Warriors, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

The ESPN Daily podcast: Rockets Have Liftoff?
Monday through Friday, host Mina Kimes brings you an inside look at the most interesting stories at ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

Cuban approves of load management in NBA
Amid the ongoing debate about resting players in the NBA, count Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban among those openly willing to support load management.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

LeBron: Davis shows 'grit' playing through pain
Anthony Davis had a wrap on his right shoulder before the game and tape around his ribs by the end of it, but neither setback stopped him from putting up 24 points and 12 rebounds in the Lakers' win at Phoenix on Tuesday night.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2019

Knicks players back Fizdale after latest loss
Despite another loss that dropped them to 2-9, Knicks players are continuing to voice support for second-year coach David Fizdale, whose job, sources say, is in jeopardy.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

The impact of Adam Silver's sports betting op-ed five years later
Though the expansion of legalized sports betting may not have happened the way he envisioned, the NBA commissioner opened the door to a new line of thinking.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Warriors guard Lee breaks hand as injuries pile up
The Warriors' rash of injuries continued as the team announced Tuesday that guard Damion Lee suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand during Monday's game.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Lowe: Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including the supercharged Celtics
This week's spotlight hits the East's top team, the odd Rockets and the trouble in Portland.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Rockets' Gordon to have surgery, out 6 weeks
Rockets guard Eric Gordon will have surgery to clean up debris in his knee and will be out six weeks, coach Mike D'Antoni said.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

NBA load management: What we know and don't know
Here's our best intelligence on what's going on with Kawhi Leonard and other NBA stars who are resting.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

How the Knicks got into this mess, in their own words
Last season, the Knicks had a new coach and a young star. Then they made a bold plan. Here's where things went from there.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Sources: George leaning toward Clips debut Thu.
Paul George, who has not played this season as he makes his way back from shoulder surgeries, is leaning toward making his Clippers debut on Thursday against the Pelicans, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Sources: George to make Clips debut this week
Paul George, who has not played this season as he makes his way back from shoulder surgeries, is leaning toward making his Clippers debut on Thursday against the Pelicans, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Levy out as Nets CEO after less than 2 months
CEO David Levy and the Nets "mutually agreed to part ways" Tuesday, less than two months after he was hired by new team owner Joe Tsai.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Three key questions about Houston's grand Russell Westbrook experiment
How are Russ and Harden coexisting? Let's examine what's going on.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey
Here's how the NBA world has reacted since a tweet from the Houston GM ignited an international controversy.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Clippers overcome Kawhi's struggles vs. Raptors
Kawhi Leonard missed 9-of-11 shots but still got the best of his old team, narrowly missing a triple-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to help the Clippers beat the Raptors 98-88.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

'Merci, Tony': Spurs retire Parker's No. 9 jersey
The San Antonio Spurs and their fans said "Merci, Tony" as they celebrated former star point guard Tony Parker's career by retiring his No. 9 jersey on Monday night.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Draymond first to get ejected in Chase Center
Draymond Green picked up two technical fouls for arguing what he thought should have been a charge call.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Clippers guard Shamet exits with injured ankle
Clippers guard Landry Shamet suffered a left ankle injury in the second half against the Toronto Raptors and was ruled out to return.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2019

Harden shrugs off historic 10-game scoring mark
James Harden's 39 points on Monday bumped his average to 37.3 through the first 10 games, the highest the league has seen in the 50 years.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Porzingis: 'Can't blame' Carlisle for late benching
Power forward Kristaps Porzingis said he didn't blame coach Rick Carlisle for benching him for crunch time of the Dallas Mavericks ' 116-106 loss Monday to the Boston Celtics.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Warriors' Curry expects to play again this season
Stephen Curry, recovering from a broken hand, said he's hoping to return "at some point in early spring."

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Griffin scores 19 in season debut for Pistons
Blake Griffin's 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists were not enough as the Pistons fell to the Timberwolves 120-144.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Kings PG Fox out 3-4 weeks after spraining ankle
Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox will miss at least 3-4 weeks after suffering an ankle sprain when a teammate stepped on him at practice Monday.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Celtics' Hayward out 6 weeks after hand surgery
Gordon Hayward was off to a hot start for the Celtics, averaging 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in eight games this season.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Ingram a late scratch for Pelicans with sore knee
Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram was a late scratch from Monday's game against the Houston Rockets because of right knee soreness.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Lakers' Davis: Shoulder 'has gotten much better'
Lakers superstar Anthony Davis acknowledged Monday he could miss game time for a lingering shoulder injury though he said it is slowly improving.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Bucks' Middleton (thigh) expected out 3-4 weeks
Bucks guard Khris Middleton is expected to miss three to four weeks with a left thigh contusion, the team announced.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Source: Bucks' Middleton expected out 3 weeks
Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton is expected to miss three weeks with a left quad contusion, a source tells ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Meet the five players thrown into the Golden State spotlight
The Hamptons Five they are not, but a group of relative unknowns is helping the depleted, defending Western Conference champs navigate a bizarre season.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Mike Conley's quest for technical perfection -- and how it almost ended
The Utah Jazz guard has zero technical fouls on his NBA record, but is the nicest guy in the league too nice for his own good?

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Agent: Celtics' Hayward having surgery Monday
Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery on his fractured hand Monday, his agent told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Warriors' Green (finger) to return against Jazz
Warriors forward Draymond Green will play against the Utah Jazz on Monday night after missing the last five games because of a torn ligament in his left finger.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Sources: Knicks prez angling for Fizdale firing
Knicks president Steve Mills is starting to lay the internal groundwork to fire coach David Fizdale, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Pitino not expecting Giannis in Greek qualifying
Greece national coach Rick Pitino isn't expecting Giannis Antetokounmpo to be part of qualifying games for the 2020 Olympics.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2019

Lakers' Davis continues to play through injury
Lakers star Anthony Davis says he still feels discomfort in the right shoulder that he jammed on a missed dunk attempt two weeks ago. "There's really never a play I don't feel it," Davis said.

ESPN NBA
Nov 10, 2019

Knicks brass 'not happy' 10 games into season
After a blowout loss at home to the Cavaliers dropped the Knicks to 2-8 on Sunday, team president Steve Mills said, "this is not where we expected to be at this point."

ESPN NBA
Nov 10, 2019

Clippers surprise George at Fresno State event
Clippers forward Paul George watched his No. 24 Fresno State jersey lifted into the rafters at Save Mart Center with team owner Steve Balmer and several teammates looking on.

ESPN NBA
Nov 10, 2019

Jokic hits second late winner in as many games
Nikola Jokic hit a fadeaway jumper with 2.4 seconds left to give the Denver Nuggets a 100-98 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday -- just two days after hitting another game-winner to beat the 76ers.

ESPN NBA
Nov 10, 2019

Heat suspend Waiters 10 games after incident
The Heat suspended Dion Waiters 10 games, starting Friday, for "conduct detrimental to the team."

ESPN NBA
Nov 10, 2019

Three key questions about Houston's grand Westbrook experiment
How are Russ and Harden co-existing? Let's examine what's going on in Houston.

ESPN NBA
Nov 10, 2019

Which player had the best sneakers in the NBA during Week 3?
Kyrie Irving, Vince Carter, Trae Young and Donovan Mitchell highlight the opening week of November in NBA sneakers.

ESPN NBA
Nov 10, 2019

No longer 'soft', Rockets' defense pleases Harden
After struggling defensively to start the season, the Rockets have been more aggressive of late and James Harden praised the team's approach after Saturday night's 117-94 win over the Bulls.

ESPN NBA
Nov 09, 2019

Paying respects to the unrealized potential of the Warriors-Thunder rivalry
The Warriors and Thunder only met once in the playoffs this decade, and both teams have lower expectations this season. But for a while there, this had the makings of a great Western rivalry.

ESPN NBA
Nov 09, 2019

Sources: Waiters ate edible, had panic attack
Heat guard Dion Waiters required medical treatment after having a panic attack on the team flight Thursday night after eating a THC-infused edible, according to sources.

ESPN NBA
Nov 09, 2019

Kawhi excited to face Raptors in "fun" reunion
Kawhi Leonard said Saturday that he's looking forward to facing the Toronto Raptors when his former team visits Los Angeles on Monday to face Leonard's Clippers. Leonard led the Raptors to their first championship last season.

ESPN NBA
Nov 09, 2019

Kawhi excited to face Raptors in 'fun' reunion
Kawhi Leonard said Saturday that he's looking forward to facing the Toronto Raptors when his former team visits Los Angeles on Monday to face Leonard's Clippers. Leonard led the Raptors to their first championship last season.

ESPN NBA
Nov 09, 2019

Celtics' Hayward breaks left hand against Spurs
Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left hand during Saturday's game at the San Antonio Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Nov 09, 2019

Sources: Blake Griffin plans debut for Monday
The Pistons' Blake Griffin plans to make his season debut Monday against the Timberwolves after missing the first 10 games of the season.

ESPN NBA
Nov 09, 2019

Raptors' Lowry out 2 weeks; Ibaka indefinitely
Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been diagnosed with a fracture of the distal phalanx of his left thumb and will be reevaluated in two weeks, the team announced Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Nov 09, 2019

Pelicans' Ball (groin) out against Hornets
Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball won't play in Saturday's game against the Hornets because of a groin injury originally suffered on Nov. 2.

ESPN NBA
Nov 09, 2019

LeBron: If I'm not hurt, no load management
Lakers star LeBron James told ESPN on Friday night that he has no plans to miss games due to load management, saying that unless he's hurt this season, he'll be playing.

ESPN NBA
Nov 09, 2019

Lillard torches Nets for 60, but Blazers fall again
Damian Lillard scored a career-high 60 points for Portland in the Trail Blazers' 119-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

ESPN NBA
Nov 09, 2019

Lowry, Ibaka sidelined as Raptors beat Pelicans
The Raptors beat New Orleans on Friday night, but the defending NBA champions lost Kyle Lowry to a small fracture in his left thumb and Serge Ibaka to a sprained ankle.

ESPN NBA
Nov 08, 2019

Wolves edge Warriors in OT despite Russell's 52
Andrew Wiggins scored 40 points, hitting the tying basket late in regulation, and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame D'Angelo Russell's career-high 52 points to beat the Golden State Warriors 125-119 in overtime Friday night.

ESPN NBA
Nov 08, 2019

Celtics' Smart fined $15K for criticizing refs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart was fined $15,000 for criticizing the officiating in Thursday's game. "You've got to protect yourself," he said.

ESPN NBA
Nov 08, 2019

NCAA bans Memphis' Wiseman; judge issues stay
The NCAA found Tigers coach Penny Hardaway provided moving expenses to aid the Wiseman family, but the potential top pick will be able to play Friday after a court issued a temporary restraining order.

ESPN NBA
Nov 08, 2019

Fantasy basketball forecaster: Nov. 11-17
Here is everything you need to prepare your fantasy hoops rosters for the week ahead, including matchup previews, schedule analysis and more.

ESPN NBA
Nov 08, 2019

Bulls' Porter (foot sprain) out Sat. vs. Rockets
Bulls swingman Otto Porter Jr. will miss Saturday's game against the Rockets with a foot sprain, and there's no timetable for his return.

ESPN NBA
Nov 08, 2019

Rui Hachimura and Michael Jordan have iconic plans in Japan
The Wizards' rookie is popular in his home country, an untapped market for the sneaker industry.

ESPN NBA
Nov 08, 2019

Pitino hired as Greece's national team coach
Rick Pitino is taking over as Greek national team coach as it looks to qualify for the 2020 Olympics, he confirmed via Twitter on Friday.

ESPN NBA
Nov 08, 2019

'I'm so amazed by her': How Lindsay Gottlieb made it to the NBA
An ACL tear put her on the sideline. A sabbatical put the clipboard in her hand. The Cavs assistant coach isn't an ex-pro player; she's simply a pro.

ESPN NBA
Nov 08, 2019

Kawhi has big 4th, 'shocked' NBA detailed injury
Clippers star Kawhi Leonard scored 18 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win over the Blazers and said it was "shocking" that the league revealed details of his knee injury.

ESPN NBA
Nov 08, 2019

Heat F Winslow placed in concussion protocol
Justise Winslow was placed in the concussion protocol by the Heat, and he missed Miami's 124-108 win over Phoenix.

ESPN NBA
Nov 08, 2019

C's Smart: Wish refs would call game 'right way'
Celtics guard Marcus Smart was upset with how he was officiated in Thursday's 108-87 win over the Hornets, saying afterward, "I wish they would call the game the right way."

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