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Jun 17, 2019

Lowe: Questions, wild cards and bottom lines after the enormous AD trade
Finally the Lakers have a deal to acquire Anthony Davis. Are they paying too much?

ESPN NBA
Jun 16, 2019

VanVleet on Kawhi: Nothing else Raptors can do
Fred VanVleet and several Raptors players expressed their hope that Kawhi Leonard will re-sign with Toronto.

ESPN NBA
Jun 16, 2019

Nurse confirms he plans to coach Team Canada
Raptors coach Nick Nurse said a deal for him to coach Team Canada was "just about done" during Toronto's first media availability since winning the NBA Finals.

ESPN NBA
Jun 16, 2019

'There's too much damn turmoil': An unsettling vibe surrounds these Rockets
Houston's biggest problem might not be Golden State anymore.

ESPN NBA
Jun 16, 2019

The Kawhi pitch: Toronto's best case to keep its superstar free agent
This is the pitch Toronto can make to Kawhi Leonard with confidence in the offseason.

ESPN NBA
Jun 16, 2019

The massive risks and rewards behind this Anthony Davis trade
After a months-long trade demand, Anthony Davis is on his way to Los Angeles and the Lakers finally got their man. But at what cost?

ESPN NBA
Jun 15, 2019

LaVar Ball: Lakers 'going to regret' trading Lonzo
LaVar Ball ripped the Lakers after learning his son Lonzo Ball will be part of a trade for Anthony Davis, predicting that it will be "the worst move" the Lakers have ever made and guaranteeing that they "will never win another championship."

ESPN NBA
Jun 15, 2019

LaVar Ball: Lonzo trade will be Lakers' worst move
LaVar Ball ripped the Lakers after learning his son Lonzo Ball will be part of a trade for Anthony Davis, predicting that it will be "the worst move" the Lakers have ever made and guaranteeing that they "will never win another championship."

ESPN NBA
Jun 15, 2019

Vanderbilt's Garland: I'm best guard in draft
Vanderbilt's Darius Garland granted private workouts to both the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers in L.A., sources told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

ESPN NBA
Jun 15, 2019

Sources: Lakers reach deal for Pelicans' Davis
The Pelicans have agreed to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks -- including the No. 4 overall in next week's draft, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jun 15, 2019

How the Anthony Davis trade changes the next NBA title chase
The Lakers have acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans. Who won the deal, and what does it mean?

ESPN NBA
Jun 15, 2019

AD deal solidifies Lakers' favorite status in Vegas
A day after Vegas oddsmakers, in anticipation of a potential trade for Anthony Davis, installed the Lakers as favorites to win next year's title, the team moved from 400 to 350 favorites after the trade was announced.

ESPN NBA
Jun 15, 2019

LeBron, Magic weigh in on AD trade: 'Lakers are back in a championship hunt!'
The deal that sends Anthony Davis to the Lakers was described as "the first domino" to fall in what's expected to be a crazy offseason.

ESPN NBA
Jun 15, 2019

Social media reacts to AD trade: 'NBA is a 365 operation'
The deal that sends Anthony Davis to the Lakers was described as "the first domino" to fall in what's expected to be a crazy offseason.

ESPN NBA
Jun 15, 2019

According ESPN's NBA Draft Projections, these 2019 prospects will see the floor often, no matter which team takes them
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ESPN NBA
Jun 15, 2019

Sources: Lakers reach deal for Anthony Davis
The Pelicans have agreed to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks -- including the No. 4 overall in next week's draft, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jun 15, 2019

What stays in Vegas? The Raptors, 1 more night
The NBA champion Raptors extended their celebratory trip to Las Vegas and will return to the city in time for a victory parade and rally in Toronto on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

GM says Warriors' outlook on Klay, KD unaffected
General manager Bob Myers says the Warriors are going to do everything in their power to re-sign Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, despite their injuries.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

NBA invites 20 prospects to 2019 draft green room
These prospects are projected by NBA teams as likely first-rounders.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

NBA invites list of 20 prospects to 2019 draft green room
These prospects are projected by NBA teams as likely first-rounders.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Decimated Warriors already on to 'unfinished business'
The Warriors' dynasty had to end one day, and a Game 6 loss and catastrophic injuries to two of their biggest stars have all eyes already focused on next season.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Some Vegas books see Lakers as '19-20 favorites
Caesars and several other Las Vegas sportsbooks see the Lakers as the early favorites to capture next season's NBA title.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Ujiri incident with deputy under investigation
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office confirmed it is investigating Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri on suspicion of misdemeanor battery on a police officer.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Lowry on Leonard: 'I told him he was the man'
In an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols, Kyle Lowry said of his Raptors teammate Kawhi Leonard: "I told him, day one, this is his team. He the man. And I'm gonna make sure he's the man. And when he did special things, I told him he was the man."

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition
What's next for Toronto, Golden State and the rest of the NBA? We're ranking every team heading into a pivotal offseason across the league.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Lowry brushes aside critics: 'I'm a champion'
After posting 26 points and 10 assists in the Raptors' title-clinching win, Kyle Lowry basked in his career-defining moment and said, "The critics will have something else tos ay, which is fine. But I'm a champion."

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Green: 'Not smart' to think Warriors' run over
After falling to the Raptors in the NBA Finals, Warriors stars Draymond Green and Stephen Curry expressed confidence that the team's dominant run isn't over just yet.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

End of an era: Oakland sends Warriors off to San Francisco
Although the Warriors' time in Oracle ended in a loss, Game 6 was a fitting finale.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Warriors, not Raptors, open as 2019-20 favorites
The Raptors are NBA champions, but the Golden State Warriors, at 280, sit atop the odds to win the 2019-2020 NBA title at Caesars Sportsbook. The Raptors are 1,000 to win next year's title.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Kawhi 1st to win Finals MVP in both conferences
Kawhi Leonard, who won Finals MVP in 2014 with the Spurs, earned the honor for a second time following Toronto's series-clinching win Thursday night.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Sources: Wizards preparing prolific offer to Ujiri
The Wizards are preparing to offer Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri a deal that could approach $10 million annually and give him the opportunity for ownership equity, league sources tell ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Raptors top Warriors for 1st title in team history
The Raptors defeated the Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to clinch their first championship in franchise history.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Klay's injury and free throw return sends Twitter into a frenzy
Klay Thompson headed to the locker room after suffering a scary knee injury in the third quarter, but not before making a heroic comeback to shoot his free throws in a bizarre turn of events at Oracle Arena.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Klay has torn ACL in left knee, Warriors confirm
Warriors guard Klay Thompson tore the ACL in his left knee Thursday night in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the team announced.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Klay injures left knee, leaves arena on crutches
Warriors guard Klay Thompson left Oracle Arena on crutches after injuring his left knee late in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

ESPN NBA
Jun 14, 2019

Klay suffered torn ACL in left knee, agent says
Warriors guard Klay Thompson tore the ACL in his left knee Thursday night in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals, his agent, Greg Lawrence, told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 13, 2019

Silver hopeful reformed lottery rules end tanking
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he believes the "greatest success" of the reformed draft lottery system is that "hopefully it'll stop fans in those markets from rooting for their teams to perform poorly."

ESPN NBA
Jun 13, 2019

Zion sues to end agreement with marketing firm
Zion Williamson is suing to enforce termination of an agreement he signed with Gina Ford and Prime Sports, maintaining the marketing company's deal was unlawful under North Carolina law.

ESPN NBA
Jun 13, 2019

Sources: Valanciunas declines $17.6M option
Jonas Valanciunas is declining his $17.6M player option with the Memphis Grizzlies and will become a free agent this summer.

ESPN NBA
Jun 13, 2019

Kemba: 'Would take less' to stay with Hornets
Three-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker says he'd be willing to work with the Hornets and would take less than the supermax $221 million contract he's eligible to receive to re-sign with Charlotte.

ESPN NBA
Jun 13, 2019

In victory or defeat, the Warriors are losing something tonight
Kevin Durant's uncertain future might overshadow some of the nostalgic sentiment on Thursday as the Warriors play their final game at their longtime home.

ESPN NBA
Jun 13, 2019

The Warriors' golden Oracle era comes to an end
Kevin Durant's injury and uncertain future might overshadow some of the nostalgic sentiment on Thursday as the Warriors play their final game at their longtime home.

ESPN NBA
Jun 13, 2019

Vince Carter's guide for young ballers trying to survive in the NBA
The NBA legend details all the early pitfalls in a young player's career, and how to avoid them.

ESPN NBA
Jun 13, 2019

The Klay Thompson 3 is Golden State's best hope right now
Thompson has been otherworldly from behind the arc in these Finals. The Warriors' chances could hinge on his ability to stay hot.

ESPN NBA
Jun 13, 2019

Klay Thompson's 3-point shooting has been absolutely absurd
Thompson has been otherworldly from behind the arc in these Finals. The Warriors' chances could hinge on his ability to stay hot.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Sources: Kyrie splits with agent, eyes Roc Nation
As free agency nears, Celtics star Kyrie Irving has parted ways with longtime agent Jeff Wechsler and is expected to partner with Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Raptors relishing opportunity: 'This is awesome'
Rather than being upset about the opportunity Toronto let slip away, Nick Nurse & Co. are instead excited to have two more cracks at winning the NBA Finals.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Jenkins confident Grizz will give him ample time
Taylor Jenkins, hired as the Grizzlies' fourth head coach since Memphis reached the 2013 West finals, said he learned a lot about the team and the front office's vision during the interview process.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Durant undergoes surgery for ruptured Achilles
Kevin Durant posted Wednesday on Instagram that he did rupture his Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and has undergone surgery to repair the injury.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Sources: C's, Lakers each talk AD deal with Pels
The Lakers and Celtics are negotiating competing trade packages with the Pelicans for a potential deal for Anthony Davis, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Sources: Cavs hiring Cal women's coach Gottlieb
Lindsay Gottlieb will become the first women's collegiate head coach to join an NBA team when she leaves Cal-Berkeley to join John Beilein's staff with the Cavaliers, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Cavaliers hire Cal women's coach Gottlieb to staff
Lindsay Gottlieb has become the first women's collegiate head coach to join an NBA team, leaving Cal-Berkeley to join John Beilein's staff with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Ranking colleges that produce the most potentially impactful NBA players
Duke could be the first school to have three players drafted in the top 10 since 2007. Which other schools have produced the most potentially impactful draftees in the past 10 years? We rank them.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Lowe: How Game 5's biggest moments will shape Game 6
Will Game 6 be as epic as Game 5? Here are the ways the Warriors and Raptors are attacking each other for big buckets.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Lowe: What Game 5's huge moments tell us about Game 6
Will Game 6 be as epic as Game 5? Here are the ways the Warriors and Raptors are attacking each other for big buckets.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Lowe: Toronto was in trouble, and now it's one win away from a title
The Raptors rediscovered their character during a tough seven-game series.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

Lowe: What a brutal Sixers series tells us about the Raptors
The Raptors rediscovered their character during a tough seven-game series.

ESPN NBA
Jun 12, 2019

What a brutal Sixers series tells us about the Raptors
The Raptors rediscovered their character during a tough seven-game series.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

Meet Kawhi Leonard, the Vince Vaughn of the NBA Finals
The Raptors forward has Toronto one win away from its first NBA title, but he remains the league's most mysterious superstar, except to those who know him best.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

NBA: Gasol was fouled in last minute of Game 5
In its Last Two Minute Report issued Tuesday, the NBA said Toronto's Marc Gasol was fouled by Golden State's DeMarcus Cousins on a drive and should have been given two free throws with 49 seconds remaining in Monday's Game 5.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

Thunder's George has second shoulder procedure
Paul George has undergone a previously announced procedure on his left shoulder about a month after having surgery on his right shoulder.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

Sources: Durant flies to New York to undergo MRI
The Warriors believe an MRI will confirm that the injury Kevin Durant suffered Monday night is an Achilles tear, league sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

Isaiah Austin is willing to risk his life for basketball
The 7-foot-1 center dreamed of playing in the NBA, but everything changed just days before the draft. Now he's putting everything on the line to do what he loves.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

Grizzlies name Bucks' Jenkins as new head coach
The Memphis Grizzlies have named Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins as their new head coach.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

Sources: Grizzlies to hire Bucks' Jenkins as HC
The Memphis Grizzlies will name Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins as their new head coach, league sources tell ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

Can the Warriors pull off this epic comeback without Kevin Durant?
Our NBA experts answer the big Game 6 questions and make predictions.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

KD's injury impact, bold predictions and big Finals questions
Our NBA experts answer the big Game 6 questions and make predictions.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

'An incredible win and a horrible loss': Scenes from an unforgettable Game 5
In a frenetic Game 5 that went down to the final shot, the lasting images will be of Kevin Durant reaching for his Achilles and the aftermath of a dynasty's most bizarre Finals win.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

Nurse: Late timeout 'to give those guys a rest'
Raptors coach Nick Nurse explained his decision to call timeout with 3:05 remaining and Toronto closing in on the title, saying he thought his players "could use the extra energy push."

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

Nurse: Late timeout was to give Raptors a rest
Raptors coach Nick Nurse explained his decision to call timeout with 3:05 remaining and Toronto closing in on the title Monday night, saying he thought his players "could use the extra energy push."

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

Durant has injured Achilles, emotional GM says
Kevin Durant left Game 5 of the NBA Finals in the second quarter with what Warriors GM Bob Myers said was an Achilles injury and different from the calf injury that had kept him out of the Golden State lineup for a month.

ESPN NBA
Jun 11, 2019

Watching Drake is almost as exhausting as being Drake
We watched Game 5 through the eyes of Toronto's most famous fan.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

NBA players react to Kevin Durant injury
Kevin Durant appeared to aggravate a right calf injury during his return in Game 5 against the Raptors, and players immediately showed their support.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Warriors lose Durant with apparent reinjured calf
Kevin Durant has left Game 5 of the NBA Finals in the second quarter after appearing to reinjured the calf that had kept him out of the Warriors' lineup for a month.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Sources: Warriors believe KD has torn Achilles
The Warriors believe an MRI will confirm that the injury Kevin Durant suffered Monday night is an Achilles tear, league sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

The two-time reigning Finals MVP is back
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ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Kevin Durant, the two-time reigning Finals MVP, is expected to play
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ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

KD's potential return has GSW favored in Game 5
The potential return of Kevin Durant for Game 5 of the NBA Finals has turned the Warriors from underdogs to favorites to win Monday night's game as they face elimination in Toronto.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Barrett says Knicks only team he's meeting with
Former Duke star RJ Barrett made it clear he wants to be a New York Knick after working out with the team on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Lowe: Can any NBA team possibly replicate what Toronto just pulled off?
When a Raptors reboot failed, they started winning. Zach Lowe traces Toronto's unconventional path to a title.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Lowe: Can any team possible replicate what the Raptors just pulled off in the NBA Finals?
When a Raptors reboot failed, they started winning. Zach Lowe traces Toronto's unconventional path to a title.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Lowe: Can any team possibly replicate what the Raptors just pulled off in the NBA Finals?
When a Raptors reboot failed, they started winning. Zach Lowe traces Toronto's unconventional path to a title.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Retired D-Wade receives Magic Johnson Award
Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat has been selected as this season's winner of the Magic Johnson Award, presented by the Pro Basketball Writers Association.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Kerr: Durant a game-time call to play Monday
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Kevin Durant is a game-time call for Monday's Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Sources: Pelicans open to multiteam Davis deal
The Pelicans have begun to share the framework of an Anthony Davis trade with interested teams, with New Orleans open to a multiteam deal as well.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Source: Durant plans to play in Game 5 Monday
Warriors forward Kevin Durant plans to play in Monday's Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Longtime Spurs guard Parker retiring at age 37
Tony Parker is retiring after 18 years in the NBA, having won four titles with the Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Harden, Davis headline USA's World Cup roster
James Harden and Anthony Davis headline Team USA's roster for this summer's FIBA World Cup in China.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

What to watch most closely in this enormous Game 5
The Warriors' best chance to extend this series is to get more offense beyond their backcourt.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Sources: Pels hiring Swin Cash as senior exec
Swin Cash, the former UConn and WNBA star, will join the New Orleans Pelicans in a senior front office position, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 10, 2019

Pels hire Swin Cash for senior front-office job
Swin Cash, the former UConn and WNBA star, will join the Pelicans in a senior front-office position, the team announced Monday.

ESPN NBA
Jun 09, 2019

Draft prospect Charles Matthews tears ACL
Former Michigan guard Charles Matthews suffered a torn ACL during a workout with the Celtics, his agent told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 09, 2019

VanVleet to wear mouthpiece after hit to face
Raptors guard Fred VanVleet didn't suffer a concussion after taking an elbow to the face in Game 4 but will reluctantly wear a mouthpiece in Game 5 after a tooth was chipped from the hit.

ESPN NBA
Jun 09, 2019

Durant practices, Game 5 status still uncertain
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the team will re-evaluate Durant after he goes through his first practice on Sunday afternoon.

ESPN NBA
Jun 09, 2019

Kerr says Durant will practice ahead of Game 5
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said injured star Kevin Durant will practice Sunday, a hurdle that the forward had to clear before returning from his calf strain.

ESPN NBA
Jun 09, 2019

KD practices, listed as questionable for Game 5
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the team will reevaluate Kevin Durant (calf) after he goes through his first post-injury practice on Sunday afternoon.

ESPN NBA
Jun 08, 2019

When the lights go down in the town: Warriors might have seen Oracle for last time
The Raptors flipped the script on Golden State to take a 3-1 lead back home, leaving a dazed Warriors team to contemplate the end of the bridge.

ESPN NBA
Jun 08, 2019

Who is Kawhi Leonard?
The Raptors forward has Toronto one win away from its first NBA title, but he remains the league's most mysterious superstar, except to those who know him best.

ESPN NBA
Jun 08, 2019

Retirement weighing on Dirk: 'Eating everything'
Dirk Nowitzki, looking relaxed and happy after retiring from the Dallas Mavericks after 21 seasons, said it's been "everything I dreamed of, drinking, eating everything in sight."

ESPN NBA
Jun 08, 2019

Sources: Rockets, D'Antoni close to extension
Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has agreed to eliminate the buyout language that had derailed extension talks with coach Mike D'Antoni, and the two sides are near an agreement, sources told ESPN.

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