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Aug 01, 2021

Giannis brings Larry O'Brien Trophy to Greece
Giannis Antetokounmpo definitely had something to declare on his triumphant return to Greece on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Aug 01, 2021

Free agency, Olympics collide for Fournier, Batum
Basketball and business are about to mix in a way players have never experienced as the quarterfinals of the Olympic men's tournament arrives on the same day free agency opens in the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Aug 01, 2021

Team USA draws Spain in men's hoops quarters
The three-time reigning Olympic champion Americans will face reigning World Cup champion Spain in the quarterfinals of the men's tournament at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
Jul 31, 2021

Sources: Ibaka exercises option to stay a Clipper
Veteran center Serge Ibaka on Saturday exercised his contract option, worth $9.7 million, to return to the LA Clippers for a second season, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 31, 2021

Agent: Portis declining option, to be free agent
Bobby Portis, who averaged 11.4 points and 7.1 rebounds this season for the champion Bucks, has decided to test free agency after declining his $3.8 million option to stay in Milwaukee, his agent told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 31, 2021

Durant powers Team USA's rout of Czech Rep.
On a night when he became the all-time leading American scorer in the Olympics, Kevin Durant added another tremendous performance to his Team USA resume in a 119-84 victory over the Czech Republic.

ESPN NBA
Jul 31, 2021

Durant powers Team USA's rout of Czech Republic
On a night when he became the all-time leading American scorer in the Olympics, Kevin Durant added another tremendous performance to his Team USA resume in a 119-84 victory over the Czech Republic.

ESPN NBA
Jul 31, 2021

Follow live: Team USA looks to close out group play with win vs. Czech Republic
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ESPN NBA
Jul 30, 2021

Sources: Kings land C's Thompson in 3-team deal
Thompson is heading to the Kings as part of a three-team deal that will send Kris Dunn to the Celtics and Delon Wright to the Hawks.

ESPN NBA
Jul 30, 2021

Sources: C's acquire Richardson, trade Thompson
The Celtics reshuffled their roster on Friday by picking up Josh Richardson and Kris Dunn in two separate deals, while center Tristan Thompson was sent to the Kings.

ESPN NBA
Jul 30, 2021

Bucks GM: No knee procedure needed for Giannis
Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst says Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn't need any type of offseason procedure for the left knee the two-time MVP hyperextended during the team's NBA title run.

ESPN NBA
Jul 30, 2021

The biggest free-agency and trade storylines -- including the peculiar Westbrook-Lakers fit
The Lakers made the blockbuster move, but was it the right move? Our NBA insiders are answering the biggest questions surrounding free agency and trade season.

ESPN NBA
Jul 30, 2021

Sources: OKC gets first-rounder, Favors from Jazz
The Thunder, who already have 12 first-round picks above and beyond their own over the next five drafts, picked up another future No. 1 and center Derrick Favors from Utah for a future second-rounder, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 30, 2021

OKC gets future first-rounder, Favors from Jazz
The Thunder, who already have 12 first-round picks above and beyond their own over the next five drafts, picked up another future No. 1 and center Derrick Favors from Utah for a 2027 second-rounder.

ESPN NBA
Jul 30, 2021

NBA experts: winners, losers and shocking trades from a ridiculous draft
The Lakers made the blockbuster move, but was it the right move? Our NBA insiders are answering the biggest questions surrounding free agency and trade season.

ESPN NBA
Jul 30, 2021

Colangelo defends Team USA, predicts gold
Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo knows things haven't gone as planned this summer with a volatile roster and some shaky performance on the floor. But he was emphatic that a fourth consecutive gold medal is still there for the team to take.

ESPN NBA
Jul 30, 2021

Who impressed, underwhelmed and earned an "A" grade in the draft?
From blockbuster trades to shocking lottery picks, our experts break down everything from a wild draft night.

ESPN NBA
Jul 30, 2021

Pistons pick Cunningham at 1; Magic snag Suggs
Cade Cunningham went No. 1 overall to the Pistons, while Jalen Suggs dropped to the Magic at 5.

ESPN NBA
Jul 29, 2021

NBA selects late Kentucky guard Clarke with pick
Commissioner Adam Silver paused the draft and invited Terrence Clarke's mother, sister and brother onto the stage, as the NBA selected Clarke -- giving him the honor he would've received had the tragedy earlier this year not taken place.

ESPN NBA
Jul 29, 2021

Get to know Magic draft pick Jalen Suggs
Suggs had a storybook career at Gonzaga. Now's he's off to the NBA. Here's what you need to know.

ESPN NBA
Jul 29, 2021

Sources: Lakers agree to Westbrook blockbuster
The Lakers have agreed to a deal with the Wizards to acquire Russell Westbrook in exchange for Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and the No. 22 pick Thursday night, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 29, 2021

NBA to list 75 greatest players for anniversary
The NBA will celebrate its 75th anniversary season during the 2021-22 season by naming a list of its 75 greatest players in league history, commissioner Adam Silver announced.

ESPN NBA
Jul 29, 2021

Pick is in: Pistons go with Cunningham at No. 1
The Pistons opened Thursday night's draft by taking Cade Cunningham. Jalen Green went to the Rockets at No. 2.

ESPN NBA
Jul 29, 2021

Sources: Wolves trading Rubio to Cavs for Prince
The Cavs are acquiring Rubio, a 2022 second-round pick and cash for Taurean Prince, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 29, 2021

Lakers moving toward deal for Russ, sources say
The Lakers are nearing a deal with the Wizards to acquire Russell Westbrook in exchange for Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a 2021 draft pick, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 29, 2021

Analysis, intel and and everything to know for Thursday's 2021 NBA draft
From draft projections to expert analysis, here's everything you need to know before the 2021 NBA draft. Watch on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 29, 2021

LAPD: Pelicans' Hayes resisted officers in arrest
Pelicans' center Jaxson Hayes resisted officers and had to be subdued by two Taser shots, according to a news release issued Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department.

ESPN NBA
Jul 29, 2021

Sources: Pistons to take Cunningham at No. 1
Detroit Pistons has landed on a decision to select Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 28, 2021

Top draft prospect Suggs signs deal with Adidas
Former Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs has landed a multiyear footwear and apparel deal with Adidas.

ESPN NBA
Jul 28, 2021

Pelicans C Hayes arrested in Los Angeles area
Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was arrested in the Los Angeles area early Wednesday morning after an alleged altercation with a police officer, TMZ Sports reported.

ESPN NBA
Jul 28, 2021

Nets assistant D'Antoni leaving Nash's staff
Mike D'Antoni is leaving the Brooklyn Nets, forcing Steve Nash to make another change on his coaching staff.

ESPN NBA
Jul 28, 2021

Pelicans' Hayes arrested in L.A. area, report says
Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was arrested in the Los Angeles area early Wednesday morning after an alleged altercation with a police officer, TMZ Sports reported.

ESPN NBA
Jul 28, 2021

OKC downtown arena renamed Paycom Center
The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced an exclusive 15-year naming rights partnership to rename the city's downtown arena after Paycom, a local company that offers online payroll and human resources services to employers.

ESPN NBA
Jul 28, 2021

Sources: Hart to become G League Ignite coach
The G League Ignite is finalizing a deal with USC associate head coach Jason Hart to become the program's new head coach, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 28, 2021

2021 NBA draft: How to watch, mock draft, storylines and key intel
From projections to expert analysis, we'll get you prepared for Thursday's draft (8 p.m. ET on ESPN).

ESPN NBA
Jul 28, 2021

Analysis and intel: Everything to know for the 2021 NBA draft
From draft projections to expert analysis, here's everything you need to know before the 2021 NBA draft. Watch on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 27, 2021

NBA's play-in tournament will return in April 2022
As expected, the NBA's board of governors gave approval on Tuesday to the plan that would bring back the play-in tournament in April 2022, with the same format used in 2021.

ESPN NBA
Jul 27, 2021

Pres. Obama joins NBA Africa as strategic partner
Former President Barack Obama will have a minority equity stake in NBA Africa and will help the league's social responsibility efforts on that continent as a strategic partner.

ESPN NBA
Jul 27, 2021

Green: Pelicans' situation reminiscent of Suns
New head coach Willie Green says the Pelicans' situation is very reminiscent of his time in Phoenix, where he served as the Suns' top assistant. "People that love to come to work," he said. "... We're really close to taking the next step."

ESPN NBA
Jul 27, 2021

Sources: Bucks' Forbes opts to enter free agency
Guard Bryn Forbes, who was fourth among NBA players in 3-point shooting percentage (45.2%) this season, will become an unrestricted free agent after declining his player option with the Bucks, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 27, 2021

Sources: Mavs to add Kokoskov to Kidd's staff
The Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of hiring Igor Kokoskov to join Jason Kidd's coaching staff, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 27, 2021

Nike signs potential No. 1 NBA pick Cunningham
Cade Cunningham, the Big 12 Player of the Year and projected No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft, has signed a multiyear deal with Nike. Industry sources say it's the highest value shoe deal of this NBA draft class.

ESPN NBA
Jul 27, 2021

Perfect time to represent Nigeria for Utah Jazz's Miye Oni
Oni has been a target of the Nigeria basketball federation as they seek to rebuild the program around NBA talent.

ESPN NBA
Jul 26, 2021

Sources: Grizzlies to send Valanciunas to Pelicans
The Memphis Grizzlies are finalizing a trade that would send Jonas Valanciunas to the New Orleans Pelicans, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Jul 26, 2021

Luka drops 48 in Olympic debut, flirts with record
Luka Doncic made a spectacular Olympic debut with 48 points, tied for the second-highest total in men's basketball history in the Games, to lead Slovenia to a 118-100 victory.

ESPN NBA
Jul 26, 2021

Fournier's big game helps France stun Team USA
The United States men's basketball team faltered down the stretch Sunday in an 83-76 loss to France at the Olympics, its first loss at a Games since 2004.

ESPN NBA
Jul 26, 2021

Luka nears record with 48 points in Olympic debut
Luka Doncic made a spectacular Olympic debut with 48 points, tied for the second-highest total in men's basketball history, to lead Slovenia to a 118-100 victory.

ESPN NBA
Jul 25, 2021

France stuns Team USA, rallies for 83-76 victory
The United States faltered down the stretch Sunday in losing to France at the Olympics.

ESPN NBA
Jul 25, 2021

Here's our robot overlord hitting free throws at the Olympics
Hail the basketball robot overlords. Draining shots like Steph Curry, a robot highlighted the halftime entertainment.

ESPN NBA
Jul 25, 2021

Follow live: Team USA opens quest for gold medal vs. France
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ESPN NBA
Jul 24, 2021

Power Rankings: It's never too early to forecast next season
Sure, the Bucks just won the title. But how is next season shaping up? Here's a way-too-early look at where the champs and all 30 teams stand ahead of 2021-22.

ESPN NBA
Jul 24, 2021

Draymond: 'Respect' to Finals players in Tokyo
With Devin Booker, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday in Tokyo just days after the NBA Finals, they have won the extreme respect of their American teammates at the Olympics.

ESPN NBA
Jul 23, 2021

Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to center Allen
Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen received a qualifying offer from the team on Friday, making him a restricted free agent.

ESPN NBA
Jul 23, 2021

Olympics 2021: Team USA sings happy birthday to Kevin Durant
HBD to KD? Kevin Durant had himself a day as he mingled with fellow Olympians and members of Team USA trolled him with a public rendition of "Happy Birthday."

ESPN NBA
Jul 23, 2021

Booker, Middleton, Holiday set for France game
Gregg Popovich said he's not sure how he will use the three players when Team USA open Olympic play against France on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Jul 22, 2021

Lakers extend qualifying offer to Horton-Tucker
The Los Angeles Lakers made their first move in what promises to be a busy offseason by extending a qualifying offer to second-year guard Talen Horton-Tucker, the team announced Thursday.

ESPN NBA
Jul 22, 2021

Pelicans officially name Green as next head coach
Willie Green, after helping lead the Suns to the NBA Finals as an assistant coach, was officially named head coach of the Pelicans on Thursday.

ESPN NBA
Jul 22, 2021

Giannis, Bucks celebrate 'our city' at title parade
Thousands of fans lined downtown Milwaukee streets on Thursday to catch a glimpse of their beloved Bucks in a parade to celebrate the city's first NBA championship in half a century.

ESPN NBA
Jul 22, 2021

Russell to auction his prized NBA memorabilia
Bill Russell, the most decorated man in NBA history, will be giving the public a chance to own some of the prized memorabilia from his Hall of Fame career.

ESPN NBA
Jul 22, 2021

Hawks' Okongwu out 6 months after surgery
Hawks center Onyeka Okongwu underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Wednesday, and he will miss approximately six months.

ESPN NBA
Jul 22, 2021

Sources: Hawks' Okongwu has shoulder surgery
Hawks center Onyeka Okongwu underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Wednesday, and he will miss approximately six months, sources said.

ESPN NBA
Jul 21, 2021

Sizable gains in NBA Finals ratings from last year
Television ratings for the NBA Finals and playoffs posted sizable increases over last year, but according to Nielsen, the average was the fourth-lowest since 1997.

ESPN NBA
Jul 21, 2021

NBA Power Rankings: It's never too early to forecast next season
Sure, the Bucks just won the title. But how is next season shaping up? Here's a way-too-early look at where the champs and all 30 teams stand ahead of 2021-22.

ESPN NBA
Jul 21, 2021

Sports world reacts to Milwaukee winning first NBA title since 1971
Milwaukee celebrates becoming the third NBA Finals team to win four straight after trailing 0-2

ESPN NBA
Jul 21, 2021

Shootings during Milwaukee celebration wound 3
As crowds celebrated the Bucks' first NBA championship in 50 years Tuesday night, two shootings in downtown Milwaukee left three people wounded, police said.

ESPN NBA
Jul 21, 2021

CP3 not considering retirement after Finals loss
After losing in the NBA Finals, veteran Chris Paul said he's ready to "get back to work. I ain't retiring, if that's what you're asking. That's out."

ESPN NBA
Jul 21, 2021

NBA world has changed since the Bucks' first title
Much has changed in the NBA over Milwaukee's 49-season championship drought

ESPN NBA
Jul 21, 2021

NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition: Where the Bucks, Suns and every team stand right now
Sure, the Bucks just won the title. But how is next season shaping up? Here's a way-too-early look at where the champs and all 30 teams stand ahead of 2021-22.

ESPN NBA
Jul 21, 2021

Bulls' LaVine cleared to join Team USA in Tokyo
Zach LaVine has cleared health and safety protocols and will join the rest of Team USA in Tokyo on Thursday afternoon.

ESPN NBA
Jul 21, 2021

Giannis scores 50, Bucks win 1st title since 1971
The Bucks clinched their first title in 50 years on Tuesday, beating the Suns 105-98 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

ESPN NBA
Jul 21, 2021

Nets open as '21-22 favorites; Lakers, Bucks next
The Brooklyn Nets have opened as the favorites to win the 2021-22 NBA championship, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.

ESPN NBA
Jul 20, 2021

CP3 nemesis Foster refs Game 6 of NBA Finals
As Chris Paul and the Suns prepared for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, they did so knowing they'd see a very familiar face when the game began.

ESPN NBA
Jul 20, 2021

CP3 nemesis Foster to ref Game 6 of NBA Finals
As Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns prepare for Game 6 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night, they do so knowing they'll see a very familiar face when the game begins.

ESPN NBA
Jul 20, 2021

Sources: Pistons host Cunningham, eye others
The Pistons, owners of the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft, hosted Cade Cunningham for a light work out and are slated to bring in Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs for private workouts as well, sources told ESPN's Jonathan Givony and Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 20, 2021

Sources: NBA extends green room invites to 20
Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green and Evan Mobley are among the 20 players invited to sit in the NBA draft green room, sources told ESPN's Jonathan Givony.

ESPN NBA
Jul 20, 2021

Sources: A-Rod, Lore OK'ed as Wolves partners
The NBA board of governors approved Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez as limited partners with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx in a vote on Tuesday, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 20, 2021

Top European prospect signs with Overtime Elite
Overtime Elite told ESPN it's signing Tudor Somacescu, one of Europe's most promising prospects. Somacescu becomes the 12th player to sign with the new league.

ESPN NBA
Jul 20, 2021

Gold medalist Scottie Pippen offers memorabilia, a culinary spread and other amenities during Airbnb promotion
The 1992 Dream Team member has teamed up with Airbnb to offer fans a unique way to experience the summer games.

ESPN NBA
Jul 19, 2021

Williams sees 'confidence' in Suns coming off loss
On the eve of the Suns' first playoff game in which they've faced elimination this season, Phoenix coach Monty Williams on Monday said his team has "confidence as we go into this Game 6."

ESPN NBA
Jul 19, 2021

Unseld: Wiz stars aligned on improving defense
Wes Unseld Jr. said both Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal know what is going to be required of them and are "committed to being better."

ESPN NBA
Jul 19, 2021

Wolves' Hernangomez on Spain's Olympic roster
Juancho Hernangomez, a forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves, is back on Spain's Olympic roster after being ruled out earlier this month because of a left shoulder injury.

ESPN NBA
Jul 19, 2021

LaVine enters protocol, not on flight to Tokyo
Team USA guard Zach LaVine was put into health and safety protocols on Monday and didn't travel with the rest of the team on its flight to Tokyo for the Olympics.

ESPN NBA
Jul 19, 2021

On the eve of Game 6, Giannis preaching focus
Giannis Antetokounmpo isn't thinking about the Milwaukee Bucks being one win away from an NBA championship; he's staying in the moment and urging discipline on the eve of Game 6.

ESPN NBA
Jul 19, 2021

NBA free agents: Team-by-team lists for 2021 and 2022
Who are the free agents for the next two years? We have the lists.

ESPN NBA
Jul 19, 2021

Betting Bullets: Odds take big swing in Bucks' favor after win at Phoenix
Following three straight wins, the Bucks now have taken over as big favorites to win the NBA title. David Purdum and Doug Kezirian look at that and more in the sports betting landscape.

ESPN NBA
Jul 19, 2021

U.S. men build momentum with win vs. Spain
The U.S. men's basketball team beat Spain 83-76 on Sunday in its final exhibition game before the Tokyo Olympics.

ESPN NBA
Jul 18, 2021

With his parents in the stands, Jrue Holiday stole Game 5 for the Bucks
Holiday made the biggest steal and pass of his career to get the Bucks one win away from a title.

ESPN NBA
Jul 18, 2021

One win away, Jrue Holiday and the Bucks are staying the course
Holiday made the biggest steal and pass of his career to get the Bucks one win away from a title.

ESPN NBA
Jul 18, 2021

Holiday: 'Right place, time' on game-saving play
Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday bounced back from a dismal Game 4, capping a terrific two-way effort with a steal and alley-oop pass that sealed Saturday's 123-119 win in Game 5.

ESPN NBA
Jul 18, 2021

Suns' Williams: 'Whatever it takes' to get to G7
Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams was matter-of-fact after Saturday's 123-119 loss put his team down 3-2 in the NBA Finals: Do "whatever it takes" to force Game 7.

ESPN NBA
Jul 17, 2021

Sources: Nuggets' Barton declines player option
Denver Nuggets wing Will Barton has declined his $14.7 million player option for the 2021-2022 season and will become a free agent, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 17, 2021

Bucks' T. Antetokounmpo unavailable in Game 5
The Milwaukee Bucks will be without reserve Thanasis Antetokounmpo in Game 5 of the NBA Finals vs. the Phoenix Suns Saturday, after he entered the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocol hours before tipoff in Arizona.

ESPN NBA
Jul 17, 2021

Unseld Jr. returns to Wizards as head coach
The Washington Wizards have hired Wes Unseld Jr. as the team's new head coach. The sides agreed to a four-year deal, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 16, 2021

CP3 'not dwelling' on G4 woes, says hand 'good'
Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams dismissed Chris Paul's 10-point, five-turnover performance in Game 4 as "a blip" on the radar, saying his star guard remains "focused" on winning.

ESPN NBA
Jul 16, 2021

Johnson, McGee replace Love, Beal for Olympics
After Cavaliers forward Kevin Love withdrew from Team USA, Nuggets center JaVale McGee and Spurs forward Keldon Johnson accepted the open spots on the 12-man roster for the Olympics.

ESPN NBA
Jul 16, 2021

Giannis, still awed by block, ready to shift focus
"I cannot explain the play," Antetokounmpo said. "But, at the end of the day, that's in the past. When you talk about the past, that's your ego talking."

ESPN NBA
Jul 16, 2021

Pierce, 3 others join Pacers staff under Carlisle
Ronald Nored spent time with the Hornets and Mike Weinar and Jenny Boucek both worked under Carlisle in Dallas.

ESPN NBA
Jul 16, 2021

Lillard denies trade report but wants urgency
Lillard said he expects to be in a Blazers uniform next season but made it clear he wants to see changes that will elevate the roster.

ESPN NBA
Jul 16, 2021

Johnson, McGee replace Love, Beal on Team USA
After Cavaliers forward Kevin Love withdrew from Team USA, Nuggets center JaVale McGee and Spurs forward Keldon Johnson accepted the open spots on the 12-man roster for the Olympics.

ESPN NBA
Jul 16, 2021

Sources: Wizards offering HC post to Unseld Jr.
The Washington Wizards are offering their head-coaching job to Denver Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr., sources tell ESPN.

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