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Nov 17, 2018

It took 13 minutes for the Bucks to demolish the Bulls
The Chicago Bulls came into Milwaukee looking to make a progressive statement. Unfortunately for them, the Bucks only cooperated during the first half.

ESPN NBA
Nov 17, 2018

Butler: 'So much more fun' playing with 76ers
Jimmy Butler was effusive in praising his 76ers teammates after Friday night's win over the Jazz, saying, "Basketball is just that easy. With this group of guys, it is really easy."

ESPN NBA
Nov 17, 2018

'Aggressive' Irving takes over as C's top Raptors
After scoring 23 of his 43 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Friday against the Raptors, Kyrie Irving stressed the need for the Celtics' struggling offense to be more aggressive and attack the rim.

ESPN NBA
Nov 17, 2018

Mitchell at a loss after rare 35-shot, 0-assist night
Donovan Mitchell's 31 points came on 35 shot attempts, leaving the second-year Jazz star to question his performance in Utah's 113-107 loss to the 76ers.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

Draymond Green (toe sprain) out Sat. vs. Mavs
Warriors forward Draymond Green will be sidelined for Saturday's game against the Mavericks in Dallas with a toe sprain. Green has missed a couple of games because of the right toe sprain and lingering soreness in his right foot.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

Pelicans' Payton fractures left pinkie in return
Pelicans point guard Elfrid Payton is returning from a nine-game absence Friday night when New Orleans hosts the New York Knicks.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

A broken hand isn't stopping Rajon Rondo
An injury is keeping Rondo from playing on the court, but he has another task in Los Angeles: Get the young Lakers up to speed.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

Nuggets hire WNBA star Bird to front-office post
Sue Bird, an 11-time WNBA All-Star who won three titles with the Seattle Storm, has been hired to the Nuggets' front office as basketball operations associate.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

Panel hears arguments for retrial in Rose case
An attorney for a woman who accused Derrick Rose and two other men of rape said Friday's arguments for a new civil trial did not go "as well as I would have hoped for."

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

How Dray, KD and the Warriors move forward
Draymond Green's words -- both on Thursday and weeks before Monday's incident with Kevin Durant -- offer a window into how Golden State plans to approach this season.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

Bucks' Henson to have surgery on left wrist
Bucks center John Henson will have surgery soon after he tore his left wrist ligament Nov. 6 in Milwaukee's game against the Trail Blazers.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

Kelly Oubre Jr. fuels fashion sense through emotions
The Wizards' sixth man considers himself one of the NBA's style icons and takes us through his favorite game-day outfits, shoes and accessories.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

Kelly Oubre Jr. signs with Converse
Fashion-forward Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Washington Wizards has a new sneaker deal that focuses on his casual style.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

Kelly Oubre Jr. signs with Converse and Nike
Fashion-forward Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Washington Wizards has a new sneaker deal that focuses on his casual style.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

Wheels of fortune: LeBron's HS car up for auction
The 2003 Hummer H2 used by LeBron James as a high school senior will hit the auction block and is expected to fetch over $100,000.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

Wave Papi signs with Converse and Nike
Fashion-forward Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Washington Wizards has a new sneaker deal that focuses on his casual style.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

KD on Green incident: 'Don't ask me that again'
Though Kevin Durant was quick to shut down a reporter's question about his incident with Draymond Green, Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged the team is "banged up spiritually" after a tumultuous week.

ESPN NBA
Nov 16, 2018

Lowe's 10 things: Trae Young, Rockets, Mavs and Cavs
This week's spotlight falls on Anthony Davis, Jabari Parker and the Jazz.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Puerto Rico national team hopes to lure Melo
If Carmelo Anthony wants a new team, Puerto Rico has a No. 15 jersey awaiting him.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Sources: Blazers' Seth Curry (knee) day-to-day
Blazers guard Seth Curry is day-to-day after an MRI on his right knee found no structural issues, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Rockets, Carmelo to part ways after 10 games
Carmelo Anthony's brief stop with the Houston Rockets is over. Sources told ESPN the Rockets have no plans to immediately waive him.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Two women among refs to get full-time NBA call
Ashley Moyer-Gleich and Natalie Sago are among five officials promoted by the NBA to full-time status, making them the fourth and fifth women in league history to have that designation.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Lakers' Rondo to undergo surgery on hand
Lakers guard Rajon Rondo will undergo surgery to repair the fractured third metacarpal in his right hand, the team announced Thursday.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Lakers: Rondo has surgery, out 4-5 weeks
Lakers guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery Thursday to repair the fracture in his right hand and is expected to be out four to five weeks, the team announced.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Green: Tiff with Durant could galvanize Warriors
Draymond Green, saying that "I am never going to change who I am" in regard to his emotions, believes his spat with Kevin Durant will only strengthen the Warriors.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Kevin Durant and the price of unprecedented power
When gauging the Warriors' response to the Draymond Green-Kevin Durant dust-up, remember who sits at the very top of the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Wolves owner: Wasted time persuading Butler
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor opened up about Jimmy Butler's trade to the 76ers, saying the saga overshadowed the start of the season and led to a "negative environment" in Minnesota.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

The reason the Celtics can't score
This is arguably the most passive offense in the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Can the Celtics fix their broken offense?
This is arguably the most passive offense in the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Lakers' Rondo breaks hand, out 'a few weeks'
Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo broke his shooting hand while making a steal late in L.A.'s win Wednesday night and is expected to be out for an extended period of time.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

LeBron eclipses Wilt, now 5th all time in scoring
Lakers star LeBron James passed Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list Thursday night. He now has 31,425 points for his career, with his childhood idol, Michael Jordan, next up at No. 4.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

Lakers cook up more than 'instant oatmeal' in win
Los Angeles has come a long way since its opening night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

ESPN NBA
Nov 15, 2018

LeBron eclipses Wilt, now 5th all-time in scoring
Lakers star LeBron James passed Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list Thursday night.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Pistons' Casey beats ex-team in Toronto return
Ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey had a warm welcome back and a standing ovation in Toronto before his Pistons got a come-from-behind win on a buzzer-beater.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Karl-Anthony Towns is here to lead the Wolves -- but in his own way
With the Wolves' trade of Jimmy Butler to the 76ers, Karl-Anthony Towns became the clear leader. But that doesn't mean he can do it all alone.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Butler's 76ers debut spoiled by late Magic rally
Jimmy Butler finished with 14 points in his Sixers debut and showed some signs of chemistry with his new teammates, but Philadelphia coughed up a 16-point fourth-quarter lead and fell to Orlando 111-106.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Dinwiddie rocks Stan Lee-inspired sneakers
Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is honoring Marvel icon Stan Lee, who died Monday, with sneakers for Brooklyn's game against the Heat.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Jimmy Butler debuts tonight, but will he solve Philly's biggest problem
There are big questions about how Jimmy Butler fits next to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in the Sixers' struggling offense.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Jimmy Butler debuts tonight, but will he solve Philly's biggest problem?
There are big questions about how Jimmy Butler fits next to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in the Sixers' struggling offense.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Inside the Rockets' puzzling start and the moves that led them here
Houston's problems go far beyond Melo, but the team that was "a hamstring away" from dethroning Golden State is starting to show flashes of turning its bizarre start around.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

How Houston took a step back in its pursuit of the champs
The Rockets' problems go far beyond Melo, but the team that was "a hamstring away" from dethroning Golden State is starting to show flashes of turning its bizarre start around.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Celtics' Morris out for Bulls game with illness
Celtics forward Marcus Morris won't play Wednesday night against the Bulls due to illness.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Marcus Morris sits out Celtics' win with illness
Celtics forward Marcus Morris missed Wednesday night's game against the Bulls due to illness.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Curry with team but out through Texas trip
The Warriors, 2-1 since Stephen Curry suffered a groin injury, will be without their star for at least 10 more days -- and five games.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Curry with team, but out through Texas trip
The Warriors, 2-1 since Stephen Curry suffered a groin injury, will be without their star for at least 10 more days -- and five games.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Butler makes 76ers debut; Fultz in reserve role
Jimmy Butler made his 76ers debut Wednesday night, and Markelle Fultz is now officially coming off the bench.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Butler set for 76ers debut; Fultz in reserve role
Jimmy Butler is set to make his 76ers debut Wednesday night and Markelle Fultz is now officially coming off the bench.

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

How nine teams are navigating their biggest chemistry questions
The Lakers are starting to find calm within the chaos, while the Sixers and Wolves have brand-new concerns. Who's acing and who's failing their chemistry exams?

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Which NBA chemistry experiments are working, and which aren't?
The Lakers are starting to find calm within the chaos, while the Sixers and Wolves have brand-new concerns. Who's acing and who's failing their chemistry exams?

ESPN NBA
Nov 14, 2018

Durant wants to keep Green incident 'in-house'
Warriors star Kevin Durant offered short answers while discussing his issues with Draymond Green following Tuesday's win over the Hawks, saying, "What happened happened. We're trying to move on."

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Chandler contemplated Warriors before choosing Lakers
When it came down to a choice between Golden State and Los Angeles, the former Defensive Player of the Year could only see himself in a Lakers uniform.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Tyson Chandler contemplated Warriors before choosing Lakers
When it came down to a choice between Golden State and Los Angeles, the former Defensive Player of the Year could see himself only in a Lakers uniform.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Raptors: Emotions will run high in Casey return
When Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas welcome Casey and his Detroit Pistons back to Toronto on Wednesday night, the two longest-serving current Raptors know emotions will be running high.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Warriors suspend Green for game after dust-up
The Warriors have suspended Draymond Green for Tuesday night's game after a heated exchange with Kevin Durant during Monday night's OT loss carried into the locker room.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

GM: Butler trade doesn't mean Fultz faith fading
While Markelle Fultz's playing time may be affected by the arrival of Jimmy Butler, 76ers GM Elton Brand says the trade to acquire the four-time All-Star does not reflect a loss of faith in Fultz.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Sources: Warriors confront Green in locker room
An angry late game exchange between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green carried into the Golden State Warriors locker room on Monday night in Los Angeles, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Korver, Osman out for short-handed Cavaliers
Forwards Kyle Korver and Cedi Osman will miss Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Butler: 'All going to fall into place' with 76ers
Jimmy Butler, acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a trade finalized Monday, was introduced by the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. Butler said "it's all going to fall into place" with his new team.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

LeVert has dislocated foot, won't need surgery
Nets standout Caris LeVert, after a scary-looking injury Monday, did not suffer any ligament damage to his right knee, will not knee surgery and is expected to return this season.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Lowe: Caris LeVert is still a cornerstone for Brooklyn
Monday's injury doesn't change the fact that the breakout guard is a huge part of the Nets' future.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

What's giving the Pelicans confidence in their basketball future
After enduring a rash of injuries and a six-game losing streak, there's never been more optimism about this team's potential.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Why Anthony Davis and the Pelicans are more confident than ever
After enduring a rash of injuries and a six-game losing streak, there's never been more optimism about this team's potential.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Trade demands: What Butler and Kawhi are showing the NBA
Why would an NBA superstar give up $70 million to switch teams? And how will Jimmy Butler help the Sixers?

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Young Clippers are providing value
Which LA Clippers are worth adding to your rosters? Plus, the fallout from the awful injury sustained by breakout player Caris LeVert.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

How the Warriors can afford to keep their dynasty together
To find a new way to profit with billion-dollar arenas and exorbitant costs, the NBA is becoming a real estate company. But who gets the money -- and the competitive advantages?

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

The NBA's next big cash grab: Taking over your downtown
To find a new way to profit with billion-dollar arenas and exorbitant costs, the NBA is becoming a real estate company. But who gets the money -- and the competitive advantages?

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Emotions flare between Durant, Green in loss
Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, who usually work to keep each other's emotions in check, exchanged heated words at the end of regulation in an overtime loss to the Clippers. "Things happen like that in sports," Warriors guard Shaun Livingston insisted.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Why Jimmy Butler may not solve Philly's biggest problem
There are big questions about how Jimmy Butler fits next to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in the Sixers' struggling offense.

ESPN NBA
Nov 13, 2018

Trust issues: Where does Fultz' shot fit in with changing 76ers roster?
The 76ers need to balance their roster after the Jimmy Butler trade, which leaves Markelle Fultz at a crossroads in this phase of the process.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

NBA community sends support to Caris LeVert after devastating injury
NBA players reached out to Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert, who suffered a severe injury against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

Nets' LeVert suffers leg injury, taken to hospital
Nets standout Caris LeVert suffered a significant injury to his leg in Monday's loss to the Timberwolves and was taken to a hospital after being stretchered off.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

Nets' LeVert suffers severe leg injury in 1st half
Nets standout Caris LeVert suffered a significant injury to his leg in Monday's game against the Timberwolves and was stretchered off the court.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

Thibodeau insists Butler deal met Wolves' targets
In his first comments since trading Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves coach and president Tom Thibodeau was surgical in describing the deal that sent the All-Star guard to Philadelphia.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

Butler 'mirrors spirit of Philadelphia,' Brown says
Brett Brown says he can't wait to begin working with Jimmy Butler when the forward joins the 76ers for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

Sources: Melo's reps looking at potential teams
Carmelo Anthony's reps are exploring potential landing spots for the veteran forward, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, as his time with the Rockets may be nearing an end.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

Warriors offer $100 monthly passes with no view
How badly do Golden State Warriors fans want to just get into the building for a home game? We'll soon find out.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

Curry (groin) still out; Green, Livingston back
Warriors guard Stephen Curry did not play Monday against the Clippers and will be out Tuesday against the Hawks as he continues to recover from a left groin strain, but Golden State welcomed back Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

Curry out next 2 games; Green, Livingston back
Warriors guard Stephen Curry will not play Monday against the Clippers or Tuesday against the Hawks as he continues to recover from a left groin strain, but Golden State will welcome back Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

'Fight Club' with better jokes: Inside Garry Shandling's secret pickup game
The oral history of how Garry Shandling's hush-hush Sunday hoops game shaped a generation of comedy.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

It's done: Butler trade to Philly completed
All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office Monday on the terms of the trade that was agreed to over the weekend.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

Silver supports NBA players' message of 'Enough'
NBA commissioner Adam Silver, in attendance for Sunday's Lakers-Hawks game at Staples Center, said he supported "our players' desire to speak out on issues that are important to them and important to society."

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

The Lakers are in unfamiliar territory: A winning record
A blown lead, missed free throws, and a close finish - the Lakers held on against the Hawks and have a winning record for the first time in two years.

ESPN NBA
Nov 12, 2018

Bucks' Lopez ties 3-point best for 7-footers with 8
Brook Lopez made a career-high eight 3-pointers, tying the most in a game by a 7-footer in NBA history, and had 28 points to help the Bucks snap an eight-game skid in Denver.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

Sources: Carmelo's teammates believe he's gone
Houston Rockets players and coaches believe Carmelo Anthony has played his final game for the franchise, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

Carmelo's status in flux; GM calls reports 'unfair'
Despite Rockets GM Daryl Morey declaring Carmelo Anthony is the target of "unfair speculation," the franchise is strongly considering cutting ties with the 10-time All-Star, league sources say.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

Towns praises Butler: 'He's one hell of a player'
In the wake of Jimmy Butler's impending trade from Minnesota to Philadelphia, Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns and forward Andrew Wiggins had only praise for their departing teammate.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

Wade taking more time to be with wife, daughter
Dwyane Wade says he is going to miss at least another week before returning to the Heat, while ensuring that his wife, actress Gabrielle Union-Wade, and newborn daughter are doing well enough for him to resume playing.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

Woj: How Tom Thibodeau gambled everything on Jimmy Butler -- and lost
As the Wolves sort through the aftermath of one of the most embarrassing episodes in franchise history, another major move could be on the horizon in Minnesota.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

Woj: Inside the Jimmy Butler saga, and why it could cost Tom Thibodeau his job
As the Wolves sort through the aftermath of one of the most embarrassing episodes in franchise history, another major move could be on the horizon in Minnesota.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

How Tom Thibodeau gambled everything on Jimmy Butler -- and lost
As the Wolves sort through the aftermath of one of the most embarrassing episodes in franchise history, another major move could be on the horizon in Minnesota.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

Good in any language: Jimmer nets 75 in China
Jimmer Fredette scored 75 points for the Shanghai Sharks in a loss to Beikong on Sunday in the Chinese Basketball Association.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

NBA Power Rankings: Butler trade aftermath and a new No. 1
While the Jimmy Butler deal shakes up Minnesota, Philly and the Eastern Conference, a new No. 1 emerges to unseat the defending champs.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

Jimmy Butler trade: Why Karl-Anthony Towns is the top fantasy winner
Who are the fantasy winners and losers from the trade that will send Butler to the 76ers and Covington, Saric and Bayless to the Timberwolves?

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

The Lakers finally defended, and now they're at .500
It took 12 games, but the Los Angeles Lakers finally held an opponent under 110 points and improved to 6-6.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

Which player had the best kicks in Week 4 in the NBA?
Players such as LeBron James, Taurean Prince, and Tyreke Evans continued to tell their stories through their kicks.

ESPN NBA
Nov 11, 2018

Doncic, Barea help Mavs snap OKC's win streak
Rookie Luka Doncic scored 22 points and veteran J.J. Barea added 21 off the bench, including 16 in a first-half surge, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-96 Saturday night.

ESPN NBA
Nov 10, 2018

LeBron: Smoke in Kings' arena 'affected me a lot'
Smoke from a wildfire raging in Butte County, California, billowed into downtown Sacramento and was visible above the court at the Golden 1 Center.

ESPN NBA
Nov 10, 2018

LeBron: Smoke in Kings' arena affected me a lot
Smoke from a wildfire raging in Butte County, California, billowed into downtown Sacramento and was visible above the court at the Golden 1 Center.

ESPN NBA
Nov 10, 2018

Smoke from Camp Fire visible in Kings' arena
Smoke from a wildfire raging in Butte County, California, billowed into downtown Sacramento and was visible above the court at the Golden 1 Center before the Kings' game against the Lakers on Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Nov 10, 2018

Sources: Rockets, Carmelo in talks over his role
The Houston Rockets and Carmelo Anthony are discussing his role with the team and how they might still be able to proceed together for the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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