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Jan 17, 2021

Celtics' Walker: 'Joy' to play pain-free in return
Even though they were blown out by the Knicks on Sunday, the Celtics will happily take Sunday's ugly outcome if star point guard Kemba Walker continues to feel as good moving forward as he did after making his season debut.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2021

Kyrie questionable for return to Nets vs. Bucks
Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Bucks. It's the first time since Jan. 5 that his status leaves room for him to be available to play.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2021

Luka on triple-double in loss: I was being selfish
Luka Doncic recorded a historic triple-double on Sunday but blamed his "selfish" play in the second half for the Mavericks' 117-101 loss to the Bulls.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2021

Sunday night's Sixers-Thunder game postponed
Sunday's Sixers-Thunder game was postponed after Philadelphia fell short of having the league-required eight players available.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2021

Walker has 9 in debut as Celtics KO'd by Knicks
Celtics star Kemba Walker had nine points in his season debut as Boston was blitzed 105-75 by the Knicks on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2021

Rockets GM: Draft pick haul the 'best currency'
Rockets GM Rafael Stone cited the "flexibility" provided by the historic haul of first-round draft picks the franchise received in the James Harden trade as the reason he chose to deal the perennial MVP candidate to the Nets over other offers.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2021

Celtics' Walker set to play 20 minutes in return
Celtics star Kemba Walker, who has been out since the end of last season as he underwent a strengthening program for his ailing left knee, will play about 20 minutes against the Knicks on Sunday, coach Brad Stevens said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2021

Abdul-Jabbar urges public to get COVID vaccine
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has revealed that he received the COVID-19 vaccine and is encouraging others to consider doing the same.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2021

Morant bolts back from injury, leads Grizz to win
Ja Morant returned from an ankle sprain that was supposed to keep him out for up to five weeks in just under three as he led the Grizzlies to a win on Saturday night.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2021

Pacers' LeVert out after mass found on kidney
Newly acquired Pacers wing Caris LeVert is out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2021

Harden debuts for Nets after blockbuster trade
Nets guard James Harden started Saturday's game against the Magic, marking his Brooklyn debut after this week's blockbuster trade.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2021

Harden drops 30-point triple-double in Nets debut
James Harden became the first NBA player ever to drop a 30-point triple-double in their debut for a team. He had 32 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds in his first game for the Nets.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2021

Harden available for Nets debut against Magic
The Nets say James Harden is available for their game against the Magic on Saturday night.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2021

Who's the best 3-point shooter on the Lakers? LeBron, AD weigh in
L.A. is among the NBA's best from beyond the arc and was sharp vs. the Pels. Who do they think is their best?

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2021

Donovan: Young Bulls 'don't know how' to win yet
Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan put it bluntly after his team blew a 22-point lead in Friday's overtime loss to the Thunder: The Bulls "don't know how" to win yet.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2021

PG: 'Back with vengeance' after playoff woes
"Fueled" by his playoff struggles, LA Clippers star Paul George continued his torrid start to the season, scoring 26 points in a 138-100 rout of the Kings.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2021

Luka upset after Mavs fail to call timeout in loss
Luka Doncic expressed dismay on the court at coach Rick Carlisle's decision not to use a timeout during a critical possession in the final minute of Friday's loss to the Bucks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2021

Giannis' plan to fix free throw issue: Shoot more
Giannis Antetokounmpo said his plan to fix his growing free throw issues this season is to "shoot more" of them.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

LeBron set to sign deal with Pepsi, sources say
LeBron James is expected to promote the Mountain Dew brand, which has become one of the NBA's prime sponsors after PepsiCo took over as its official beverage partner in 2015.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

Kyrie to remain out Sat. due to league protocols
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving, who has missed the past five games due to personal reasons, will remain out Saturday against the Magic due to the league's health and safety protocols.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

6 Wizards test positive; 3 more in protocols
Six Wizards players tested positive for COVID-19 and three more are in the NBA's health and safety protocols.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

6 Wizards tested positive; 3 more in protocols
Six Wizards players tested positive for COVID-19 and three more are in the NBA's health and safety protocols.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

Sources: NBA moving toward expanded rosters
The NBA is progressing toward adding an additional two-way roster spot as teams deal with thinning options amid the pandemic, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

Towns says he's tested positive for COVID-19
Karl-Anthony Towns, whose mother died from complications related to COVID-19 back in April, says he's tested positive for the virus.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

Harden: No disrespect to Rockets on way out
New Nets guard James Harden says he doesn't believe he was disrespectful to anyone at the end of his career in Houston but regrets the way the situation unfolded.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

Trainers, execs don't see NBA shutdown ahead
Despite nine NBA COVID-related postponements since Sunday, team health officials, team executives and sources say that, while the situation remains fluid, they don't expect it to warrant a shutdown of the league or moving back to a bubble.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

Kyrie loses nearly $867K for protocol violation
Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 and will lose more than $800,000 in salary for violating the league's health and safety protocols.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

Harden thanks Rockets, fans for 'leap of faith'
Former Rockets star James Harden says he's "indebted" to the city of Houston and its fans in a social media post.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

In the paint: Introducing the artist known as Willie Cauley-Stein
The former No. 6 pick is not only a key player on a young, rising Mavericks squad, he's also a lifelong art lover. In an ESPN exclusive, he shares his latest paintings and how his life, both on the court and off, has inspired them.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

'We can do better': Even when Steph Curry is on, Warriors struggling to find their rhythm
Golden State lost despite 35 points from the star guard as the team tries to get its new cast in sync on both ends of the court.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

Short-handed Rockets win after 'crazy 48 hours'
The Rockets, who had only nine available players Thursday, "came together" and beat the Spurs in their first game since James Harden was traded.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2021

Blazers center Nurkic fractures wrist vs. Pacers
Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic exited Thursday's loss to the Pacers with a right wrist fracture in the third quarter.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

Glad to stay a Sixer, Simmons drops triple-double
Ben Simmons, who did not end up getting moved for James Harden, said trade talks are part of life in the NBA and he's happy to still be in Philadelphia.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

LeBron gets laugh out of his hilarious 'reaction' to Harden trade
A video poking fun at how LeBron James might have received news of the megadeal was a big hit on social media -- and with The King himself.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

Morant questionable after missing two weeks
Ja Morant, who has missed the Grizzlies' past eight games with an ankle sprain, is listed as questionable for Friday's game.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

Zion cleared after inconclusive COVID-19 test
Zion Williamson was cleared Thursday to return to team activities after he missed Wednesday night's game because of inconclusive COVID-19 test results.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

Suns' game vs. Pacers on Sat. also postponed
Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Suns, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with Saturday's game against the Pacers.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

Kyrie looking forward to being back, GM says
Nets GM Sean Marks said that while the team is disappointed Kyrie Irving has been away from the team, he was assured that the All-Star guard is looking forward to being back.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

GM: KD, Kyrie committed to jelling with Harden
Nets GM Sean Marks said Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are committed to making the team's new Big Three jell on the court.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

Gordon: Rockets have 'real direction' after trade
By trading James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, the Houston Rockets now have a "real direction" and "can just move forward," guard Eric Gordon said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

DeRozan back with Spurs, available vs. Rockets
Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan, who missed the past two games for personal reasons, is back with the team and available for Thursday night's game against the Rockets.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

Celtics expect to play Friday after COVID hiatus
The Boston Celtics expect to return to game action on Friday against the Orlando Magic after a weeklong hiatus because of coronavirus-related issues.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

Brooklyn-bound: Nets land Harden in blockbuster
James Harden is headed to the Nets in a four-team megatrade that sends Victor Oladipo and four first-round picks to the Rockets, Caris LeVert to the Pacers and Jarrett Allen to the Cavs.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

Lakers roll to franchise-record 7-0 start on road
The Los Angeles Lakers rolled to a 128-99 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder to best the 1985-86 Lakers' road mark of 6-0 to start the season.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

NBA wants local game-day testing in all 28 cities
An NBA memo detailed plans to try to supplement the COVID-19 testing already in place for players and referees with localized game-day testing in all 28 NBA cities.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

Zion sits out vs. Clippers after inconclusive test
Zion Williamson missed Wednesday night's 111-106 loss to the Clippers after coming up with an inconclusive COVID-19 test.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

NBA wants local gameday testing in all 28 cities
An NBA memo detailed plans to try to supplement the COVID-19 testing already in place for players and referees with localized gameday testing in all 28 NBA cities.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2021

Porzingis 'getting into a rhythm,' scores 16 in W
Limited to 21 minutes as the Mavericks' eased him back into the rotation, Dallas' Kristaps Porzingis scored 16 points in a victory over the Hornets on Wednesday night.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Hawks-Suns among 3 games ppd. due to COVID
The Suns have had their game Wednesday against Atlanta postponed due to contact tracing with Phoenix players. Friday games between the Wizards and Detroit Pistons and Warriors and Suns also have been postponed.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Porzingis returns from knee surgery vs. Hornets
Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis will be on undisclosed minutes restriction as he makes his season debut Wednesday against the Hornets.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Cousins rips Harden for 'disrespectful' antics
DeMarcus Cousins called James Harden "disrespectful," saying the former MVP's antics were unfair.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Updated rankings for H2H points, H2H categories and roto fantasy leagues
Where do James Harden, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Jarrett Allen, Victor Oladipo and others rank now?

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Fantasy basketball 30: Trade reaction to blockbuster Harden, Oladipo, LeVert, Allen trade
The fantasy basketball landscape changed dramatically with Wednesday's monster multi-team trade that put James Harden in Brooklyn and moved other impact players around the league. Here's a look at the fallout for every team.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

The Rockets created a culture that gave James Harden all the power
For years, Houston considered it good business to do whatever James Harden wanted. Now the franchise is dealing with the fallout.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Sources: Harden to Nets in 4-team megatrade
James Harden is headed to the Nets in a four-team megatrade that sends Victor Oladipo and four first-round picks to the Rockets, Caris LeVert to the Pacers and Jarrett Allen to the Cavs.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Zion enters NBA protocols, ruled out vs. Clippers
Zion Williamson will miss Wednesday night's game against the Clippers under the league's health and safety protocols, the Pelicans announced.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Sources: Harden not with Rockets; talks intensify
The Rockets are planning to keep James Harden away from the team until they can complete a trade involving the unhappy star, sources told Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Hawks-Suns game PPD due to COVID protocol
The Suns have had their game against Atlanta postponed due to contact tracing with Phoenix players. The Suns are coming off a game vs. the Wizards, who have had positive COVID-19 tests, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Spurs seeing solid start to season
Jim McCormick recaps Tuesday's NBA action from a fantasy perspective, including Lonnie Walker IV and Keldon Johnson showing up for San Antonio, before looking ahead to Wednesday's key matchups.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Charting the next step in Zion's star journey
It's been only 33 games, but Zion Williamson has lived up to the hype he entered the NBA with. Now what?

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

'Bet a Benjamin on it': LeBron channels his inner Steph Curry
James' no-look 3 -- made after a bet with teammate Dennis Schroder -- made the free-falling Rockets look silly.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Malone acknowledges Porter Jr. has had virus
Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Tuesday night that Michael Porter Jr.'s absence from the team is because he's had the coronavirus.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Embiid takes over: 'No chance' of another loss
Joel Embiid was able to drag the Sixers over the finish line in a 137-134 overtime victory over the Heat on Tuesday as they played short-handed for the third game in a row due to multiple players being in the health and safety protocols.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

OKC's Hill: Why play if stiffer protocols needed?
Thunder guard George Hill expressed frustration with the NBA's stricter health and safety protocols, saying, "If it's that serious, then maybe we shouldn't be playing."

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Harden on Rockets' situation: 'Crazy,' not fixable
James Harden expressed his frustration after Tuesday's loss to the Lakers, saying the Rockets are "just not good enough" and that "this situation is crazy."

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2021

Harden calls Rockets situation 'crazy,' not fixable
James Harden expressed his frustration after Tuesday's loss to the Lakers, saying the Rockets are "just not good enough" and that "this situation is crazy."

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2021

Pelicans G Ball (knee) to miss game vs. Clippers
The New Orleans Pelicans have some concerns at the guard position, with Lonzo Ball nursing a knee injury and Eric Bledsoe bothered by eye irritation.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2021

Wizards without enough players; Jazz game PPD
The Wizards are dealing with multiple players in COVID-19 contact tracing, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, causing Wednesday's game against the Jazz to be postponed.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2021

Game postponements, news and updates for the NBA and its COVID-19 protocols
Here is everything to know about how COVID-19 is impacting the NBA, including game postponements and the latest news and updates.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2021

New NBA protocols restrict guests in road hotels
The NBA and NBPA reached agreement on several more revisions to coronavirus protocols, including the league further limiting movement for players and staffs on road trips by closing off rooms to non-team guests in road hotels.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2021

Lakers' Morris, Rockets' Cousins fined for fracas
Lakers forward Markieff Morris ($35K) and Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins ($10K) were each fined for their roles in an on-court altercation during Sunday's game, NBA executive vice president Kiki VanDeWeghe announced.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2021

Celtics' third straight game off due to COVID
The Celtics' game against the Magic slated for Wednesday has been postponed.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2021

Sources: No Kyrie this week; NBA eyeing videos
Kyrie Irving is not expected to return to the Nets this week, sources told ESPN's Malika Andrews and Adrian Wojnarowski. Additionally, the NBA is reviewing videos of Irving maskless in public, sources said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2021

Sources: No Kyrie this week; NBA to eye video
Kyrie Irving is not expected to return to the Nets this week, sources told ESPN's Malika Andrews and Adrian Wojnarowski. Additionally, the NBA is expected to review video of Irving maskless in public, sources said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2021

Sources: Some NBA players positive for 2nd time
With the CDC having said it expects people to test positive for coronavirus on multiple occasions, some NBA players have again tested positive for COVID-19, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2021

Draft rankings: Top 100 players in a stacked class
Our experts update their list of the best prospects in the 2021 NBA draft class.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2021

Heat add seven players to health and safety list
Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic are among the players the Heat placed on the team's out/health and safety protocol list Monday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2021

Pels-Mavs, Celtics-Bulls called off due to COVID
The NBA has announced Monday's Pelicans-Mavs game and Tuesday's Celtics-Bulls game have been postponed because of COVID-19 issues.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2021

76ers fined for violating injury reporting rules
The NBA fined the Philadelphia 76ers $25,000 Monday afternoon for violating the league's injury reporting rules.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2021

Wizards' Westbrook sidelined for at least a week
Wizards guard Russell Westbrook is expected to miss his team's next week of games with a left quadriceps injury.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2021

NBA Power Rankings: Warriors make a leap; LaMelo makes history
The Warriors have won four of their past five, including a huge comeback over the Clippers. How high are Steph & Co. rising this week?

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2021

How the Warriors survived Steph Curry's worst shooting night ever
Steph Curry had the worst night from the floor of his NBA career, but Golden State found a way to post its fourth win in five games.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

KD has 36 in return but Nets lose; Kyrie still out
After missing the previous three games due to the NBA's health and safety protocols, Kevin Durant returned Sunday against the Thunder, while Kyrie Irving missed his third straight game due to personal reasons.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

Mavs' Porzingis could make season debut vs. Pels
Kristaps Porzingis was listed as questionable Monday against the Pelicans for the first time this season.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

Leonard sheds mask, nets 35 in Clippers' victory
It was an active night for Kawhi Leonard on Sunday, as the Clippers' star shed his mask, scored 35 points and topped 10,000 for his career in LA's victory over the Chicago Bulls.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

Hawks' Bogdanovic suffers fractured right knee
Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic has been diagnosed with a right knee fracture, the team announced Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

As rosters thin, NBA has no plans to halt season
An NBA spokesman said the league has no plans to pause the season as positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing has thinned rosters in recent days.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

Cousins, his replacement on Lakers both ejected
DeMarcus Cousins and Markieff Morris, who took Cousins' roster spot on the Lakers last season, were both ejected from Sunday's game.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

Durant returns, Kyrie still out for Nets vs. OKC
After missing the previous three games due to the NBA's health and safety protocols, Kevin Durant is set to return Sunday against the Thunder. Kyrie Irving, however, will miss his third straight game due to personal reasons.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

Heat-Celtics postponed due to virus protocols
Sunday night's game between the Celtics and Heat in Boston was postponed by the NBA because Miami does not have the minimum eight players available because of ongoing contact tracing.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

Source: Wiz's Bryant season over after ACL tear
Wizards center Thomas Bryant has a partially torn ACL in his left knee, with a source telling ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Bryant will miss the rest of the season.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

Source: Embiid probable, Simmons out vs. Hawks
Sixers center Joel Embiid (back soreness) is probable and Ben Simmons (knee soreness) is out for Monday's game against the Hawks, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

Spurs' DeRozan to sit due to personal reasons
DeMar DeRozan will miss the Spurs' game Sunday against the Wolves for personal reasons.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

Sources: Heat-Celtics postponed over protocols
Sunday night's game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat has been postponed, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2021

Mavs' Kleber tests positive for virus, sources say
The Mavericks' Maxi Kleber tested positive for COVID-19, the franchise's second positive test in three days, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2021

The NBA's COVID-19 preparation for the season is already being tested
On Saturday, the Sixers played with just seven players due to league protocols. And they weren't the first team affected.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2021

KAT drops 25 in return as Wolves lose 7th straight
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points in his first game in nearly two weeks but was unable to stop the Timberwolves' losing streak.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2021

LaMelo, 19, youngest ever to post triple-double
Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists on Saturday against the visiting Atlanta Hawks to become the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2021

Giannis sits out with back spasms after scary fall
Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had a scary fall during Friday's loss to Utah where he said he landed on his face and back, will not play Saturday vs. Cleveland due to back spasms.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2021

C's short-handed; Tatum hits protocol, then Beal
Nine of the Celtics' 17 players were listed on the latest injury report -- most due to health and safety protocols. The Wizards' Bradley Beal, who played against the Celtics on Friday, is also in the protocol.

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