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Oct 17, 2019

Beal, Wizards agree to 2-year, $72M extension
Guard Bradley Beal and the Wizards have agreed to a two-year, $72 million max contract extension, his agent said.

ESPN NBA
Oct 17, 2019

Davis relieved to share load in Staples debut
Anthony Davis did plenty in his Staples Center preseason debut Wednesday night but shared the offensive load with LeBron James and his Lakers teammates. "It feels good knowing that you don't have to do much, everybody has a role," he said.

ESPN NBA
Oct 17, 2019

Green: Teams due more blame for picks' issues
Warriors forward Draymond Green, in giving a passionate defense of Marquese Chriss on Wednesday, said "it's not always the kid's fault" when top draft picks falter in the league.

ESPN NBA
Oct 17, 2019

Hawks' Carter aims to be available for every game
After dropping 17 points in a preseason win over the Knicks on Wednesday night, Hawks veteran Vince Carter, 42, told ESPN that his goal for the season is to "make sure I am available for every game."

ESPN NBA
Oct 16, 2019

Calipari sees harm in potential expansion of draft
Kentucky coach John Calipari argued that more rounds in the NBA draft wouldn't be for the league but rather to stock its developmental arm, the G League.

ESPN NBA
Oct 16, 2019

Inside LeBron and Silver's make-or-break moments in China
The aftermath of Daryl Morey's tweet included torn-down banners, scrapped events and major fallout for the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Oct 16, 2019

Nets players attempt to move on post-China trip
Nets players said Wednesday they're focused on the season ahead, not what transpired in China while they were there to play the Lakers amid the fallout from Daryl Morey's tweet.

ESPN NBA
Oct 16, 2019

From holding to head-butting: Here are the most and least common penalties in sports
Have a sneaking suspicion you see some penalties way more than others? You might be right.

ESPN NBA
Oct 16, 2019

Davis cleared by Lakers, will play vs. Warriors
Lakers big man Anthony Davis has been cleared after suffering a thumb injury and will play Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Oct 16, 2019

Davis cleared, starts in Lakers' win vs. Warriors
Lakers big man Anthony Davis was cleared after suffering a thumb injury and started in Wednesday's preseason victory over the Warriors.

ESPN NBA
Oct 16, 2019

Bogdanovic weighing Kings' max contract offer
Bogdan Bogdanovic says the Kings have offered him a max contract, but he's not ready to accept it yet.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2019

Celts' Edwards wows with 8 3's in one quarter
Carsen Edwards' third quarter Tuesday night included eight 3-pointers, four 30-footers and 26 points. "I've never seen anything like that," coach Brad Stevens said after Boston's 118-95 win in Cleveland.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2019

Celts' Edwards wows with 8 3s in one quarter
Carsen Edwards' third quarter Tuesday night included eight 3-pointers, four 30-footers and 26 points. "I've never seen anything like that," coach Brad Stevens said after Boston's 118-95 win in Cleveland.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2019

LeBron: Won't talk NBA-China dispute again
LeBron James said Tuesday that while he hopes tension between China and the NBA will subside, these would be his last comments about the turmoil.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2019

How the Clippers will unleash their new superstar duo
With so many options, how will the Clippers decide on the best way to make it work with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George?

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2019

Inside LeBron James' and Adam Silver's make-or-break moments in China
The aftermath of Rockets GM Daryl Morey's tweet included torn-down banners, scrapped events and major fallout for the NBA, its stars and its commissioner.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong burn LeBron jerseys
Protestors gathered on courts amid Hong Kong's high-rise buildings to vent their anger and set fire to LeBron James jerseys after the Lakers star's comments about free speech.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2019

Sources: Rockets' Green likely done for season
Rockets swingman Gerald Green likely needs season-ending surgery for a Lisfranc injury.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2019

Solo Steph: Get ready for a crazy Curry stat line
We've seen max Harden. We've seen max Westbrook. What could max Curry look like this season without KD and Klay?

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2019

Solo Steph: Get ready for a wild Curry stat line
We've seen max Harden. We've seen max Westbrook. What could max Curry look like this season without KD and Klay?

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2019

What could maximum Stephen Curry look like?
We've seen max Harden. We've seen max Westbrook. What could max Curry look like this season without KD and Klay?

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2019

LeBron: Morey 'misinformed' before China tweet
LeBron James said he believes Daryl Morey "wasn't educated" before sending out a tweet in support of antigovernment protesters in Hong Kong that damaged relations between China and the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2019

LeBron: Morey 'misinformed' on China situation
LeBron James said he believes Daryl Morey was "misinformed" when the Rockets general manager tweeted in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2019

Sources: Silver, players had tense talk in China
During a meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, several players from the Nets and Lakers voiced frustration about being in the middle of the dispute between the league and China, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Oct 13, 2019

Kerr: Curry at his peak physically and mentally
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he isn't looking for anything different this season from guard Stephen Curry than what the two-time MVP has done in the past.

ESPN NBA
Oct 13, 2019

Sources: Rockets' Green likely out long time
Rockets reserve Gerald Green has a broken foot and will miss extended time, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Oct 13, 2019

Popovich: Prefer Silver's leadership to Trump's
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Sunday responded to criticism from President Donald Trump, praising NBA commissioner Adam Silver's handling of the ongoing China issue as compared to the president's relationship to a number of foreign leaders.

ESPN NBA
Oct 13, 2019

Celtics convert center Fall to two-way contract
Tacko Fall had his Celtics contract converted to a two-way deal on Sunday. The move will allow the 7-foot-6 rookie to spend time in the G League and the NBA this season.

ESPN NBA
Oct 12, 2019

Cavaliers visit recovering owner Gilbert in Detroit
After playing in Detroit the night before, the Cleveland Cavaliers and their coaching staff visited owner Dan Gilbert on Saturday before flying to Boston. Gilbert is recovering at his Franklin, Michigan, home after a stroke in May.

ESPN NBA
Oct 12, 2019

2nd Lakers-Nets China game ends sans incident
After a long week in China where the NBA's burgeoning business was tested nearly to its breaking point, the Nets and Lakers are heading home after their preseason games ended without incident.

ESPN NBA
Oct 12, 2019

Lakers' Davis suffers thumb sprain in China game
Lakers star Anthony Davis suffered a sprained right thumb in the first quarter and will sit out the remainder of Saturday's preseason game against the Nets in Shenzhen, China.

ESPN NBA
Oct 12, 2019

Lakers' Davis suffers thumb sprain; MRI clean
Lakers star Anthony Davis suffered a sprained right thumb in the first quarter and will sit out the remainder of Saturday's preseason game against the Nets in Shenzhen, China.

ESPN NBA
Oct 12, 2019

Zion 'a force' in Pelicans' preseason home opener
Zion Williamson finished with a game-high 26 points in just over 23 minutes while shooting 9-of-12 from the field and draining his only 3-point attempt, and took on Rudy Gobert, in the Pelicans' win over the Jazz on Friday night.

ESPN NBA
Oct 11, 2019

Source: Bledsoe (rib) out to start Bucks' season
A rib fracture will force Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe to miss the start of the season, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Oct 11, 2019

Source: Bledsoe (rib) to miss start of Bucks year
A rib fracture will force Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe to miss the start of the season, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Oct 11, 2019

Kyrie out of second China game with injury
Kyrie Irving will not play in Saturday's preseason game between the Nets and Lakers after aggravating his facial injury.

ESPN NBA
Oct 11, 2019

NBA: No media availability for rest of China trip
The NBA will not be holding media availability for the rest of the Lakers and Nets' trip to China, citing the "complicated and unprecedented situation" that players are in.

ESPN NBA
Oct 11, 2019

Curry puts on show with 40 points in 25 minutes
Stephen Curry delivered a performance Thursday night that offered a glimpse of how dominant he might be as the Warriors go through a transition season.

ESPN NBA
Oct 11, 2019

Kawhi quickly makes splash in preseason debut
Making his Clippers preseason debut, Kawhi Leonard hit a 14-footer, stole a pass and then buried a step-back 3-pointer in the span of 21 seconds during the first two minutes Thursday night.

ESPN NBA
Oct 11, 2019

Draft prospect RJ Hampton sees the NBA up close: 'It was just a dream come true'
Lottery prospect RJ Hampton is getting his first taste of NBA competition with the New Zealand Breakers, with stats taking a back seat to a unique learning experience.

ESPN NBA
Oct 11, 2019

Lowe: 2019-20 NBA League Pass Rankings
Here is our look at the best teams to watch this season and what makes them special.

ESPN NBA
Oct 11, 2019

NBA Power Rankings and breakout candidates for all 30 teams
Which are the best teams now, with training camps in full swing? We're taking stock of all 30 teams and also identifying which players could be on the rise in 2019-20.

ESPN NBA
Oct 11, 2019

Kerr on Trump's criticism: 'I was the shiny object'
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Thursday that "it was really surprising" to be called out by name by President Donald Trump in the wake of the NBA's ongoing situation in China, but Kerr also pushed back against Trump's comments.

ESPN NBA
Oct 10, 2019

Bulls' LaVine: No reason I shouldn't be All-Star
Two-time slam dunk champion Zach LaVine says that if the Bulls get on a winning track this year, he expects to be playing on Sunday night of All-Star weekend, not just showing off his skills on that Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Oct 10, 2019

Draymond: Players won't stop talking big issues
Warriors forward Draymond Green says he thinks the NBA has handled the ongoing situation in China "well."

ESPN NBA
Oct 10, 2019

NBA sorry reporter's China question stopped
The NBA issued a statement saying it has apologized to a reporter who was stopped from asking James Harden and Russell Westbrook about the controversy in China.

ESPN NBA
Oct 10, 2019

Hawks' Young using negativity as fuel for '19-20
Hawks point guard Trae Young wants to be an All-Star this season, and he told Yahoo Sports he will use negative comments about him and his team as motivation to do so.

ESPN NBA
Oct 10, 2019

Kyrie plays 1 minute after aggravating injury
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving left the game against the Lakers after one minute because he aggravated a facial injury he suffered before training camp.

ESPN NBA
Oct 10, 2019

NBA game in China played with some restrictions
Chinese officials limited media access but allowed the Lakers-Nets game to be played after a controversy over Daryl Morey's tweet supporting anti-government protesters.

ESPN NBA
Oct 10, 2019

Zion lives at rim, drops 29 on 12-of-13 shooting
Zion Williamson scored a game-high 29 points in 27 minutes during Wednesday's preseason win over the Bulls.

ESPN NBA
Oct 10, 2019

Zion scores game-high 29 points in win vs. Bulls
Zion Williamson scored a game-high 29 points in 27 minutes during Wednesday's preseason win over the Bulls.

ESPN NBA
Oct 09, 2019

Trump targets Kerr, Popovich for China responses
President Donald Trump said the NBA has to "work out their own situation" with China while criticizing coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich, saying they "were pandering to China."

ESPN NBA
Oct 09, 2019

Lowe: The 2019-20 NBA League Pass Rankings, Pt. 1
Here's your guide for what to watch and not watch in the NBA this season.

ESPN NBA
Oct 09, 2019

Fans protest China at U.S. games vs. Guangzhou
Effects of the NBA's strained relationship with China are being felt in NBA arenas in a pair of games in the United States featuring Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

ESPN NBA
Oct 09, 2019

China protesters vocal at Wizards, 76ers games
Effects of the NBA's strained relationship with China are being felt in NBA arenas in a pair of games in the United States featuring Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

ESPN NBA
Oct 09, 2019

Sixers: Fans tossed for disruption, not HK signs
Two fans say they were removed from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia by arena security after holding signs and chanting in support of Hong Kong during an NBA preseason game.

ESPN NBA
Oct 09, 2019

Lakers' NBA Cares event in Shanghai canceled
The NBA Cares event in Shanghai involving the Lakers was canceled on Wednesday just hours before it was scheduled to begin.

ESPN NBA
Oct 09, 2019

Thunder start 3 point guards in Paul's debut
Chris Paul was joined by point guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dennis Schroder in the Thunder's starting lineup Tuesday night as Oklahoma City emphasized ball movement in a preseason win over Dallas.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

Sixers' Simmons hits first NBA 3 in preseason
Ben Simmons hit the first 3-pointer of his NBA career in a preseason game on Tuesday night.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

Bucks' Brown asks judge to nix settlement offer
Attorneys for Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown have asked a federal judge to reject a $400,000 settlement offer of judgment from the city of Milwaukee.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

Rivers encourages Clippers to register to vote
Clippers coach Doc Rivers encouraged his players to register to vote Tuesday, when the team held an employee outing that included food trucks and an opportunity for players and staff to register for upcoming elections.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

The burnout of the shooting star Carmelo Anthony
It's been a year since Carmelo Anthony has appeared in a game. He might not get his farewell to the league, but the NBA he'd be saying goodbye to isn't the same as the one in which he rose to stardom.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

Pop 'thrilled' with Silver's response amid China rift
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich lauded NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday for his stance supporting freedom of speech amid the ongoing rift with China over a tweet posted last week by Rockets GM Daryl Morey.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

Durant: Knicks 'not as cool' with younger players
Brooklyn's Kevin Durant said younger players "don't remember the Knicks being good" and the franchise shouldn't rely on past glory anymore when it comes to getting big-name free agents.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

Westbrook scores 13 in Rockets preseason debut
Russell Westbrook made his Rockets preseason debut, scoring 13 points in a 134-129 loss to the Raptors in an exhibition played in Tokyo.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

Silver reacts as Chinese TV cancels NBA games
Adam Silver said he is still going to China for preseason NBA games, but Chinese TV said it will not broadcast the games.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

Lowe: NBA's 30 teams rated from top title contenders to bottom feeders
Our annual NBA tiers separate the potential title teams from the wannabes.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

Zion promptly takes flight in preseason debut
Zion Williamson soared to the basket to deliver his first dunk against an NBA team with less than two minutes into the first quarter of the Pelicans' preseason debut. But on Monday night he proved to be more than a walking dunk-machine.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

Zion doesn't disappoint in soaring preseason debut
Zion Williamson soared to the basket to deliver his first dunk against an NBA team with less than two minutes into the first quarter of the Pelicans' preseason debut. But on Monday night he proved to be more than a walking dunk-machine.

ESPN NBA
Oct 08, 2019

Ejected Morris: Knicks won't be pushed around
Marcus Morris was ejected from the Knicks' preseason-opening win Monday night over the Wizards after bopping Wizards forward Justin Anderson on the forehead with the ball.

ESPN NBA
Oct 07, 2019

The de-Mamba'ing of Jayson Tatum has begun
After a stagnant sophomore year in which the Celtics star settled for too many long 2s, Jayson Tatum is looking to evolve into a more modern NBA superstar.

ESPN NBA
Oct 07, 2019

The de-Mamba-ing of Jayson Tatum has begun
After a stagnant sophomore year in which the Celtics star settled for too many long 2s, Jayson Tatum is looking to evolve into a more modern NBA superstar.

ESPN NBA
Oct 07, 2019

Pistons owner: Keeping Drummond a top priority
Pistons owner Tom Gores said keeping Andre Drummond is a top priority as the team hopes to take another step forward after making the playoffs last season.

ESPN NBA
Oct 07, 2019

Fantasy NBA mock draft: 10-team, H2H categories
Who was taken over Harden? Did Simmons go ahead of Westbrook? Did Zion, Ayton and Porzingis provide good value?

ESPN NBA
Oct 07, 2019

Silver backs free speech rights of Rockets' Morey
Adam Silver said the NBA supports Daryl Morey's freedom of speech, but acknowledged that the Rockets GM's tweet has led to some "fairly dramatic consequences."

ESPN NBA
Oct 07, 2019

Source: Teams can scout RJ Hampton practices
Teams are now permitted to scout two practices in Memphis involving projected 2020 top-10 draft pick RJ Hampton, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Oct 07, 2019

Gentry: Shouldn't compare Zion to LeBron
Alvin Gentry said Monday that people shouldn't compare Zion Williamson to LeBron James because the Pelicans aren't doing that.

ESPN NBA
Oct 07, 2019

Raptors guard Lowry gets 1-year, $31M extension
Raptors guard Kyle Lowry has received a 1-year, $31 million extension, keeping him out of free agency next summer.

ESPN NBA
Oct 07, 2019

Source: LaMelo, Hampton practices off limits
The NBA will not allow scouts at Breakers practices to watch LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Oct 06, 2019

Tacko thrills Celtics fans in preseason opener
Tacko Fall logged five points, three rebounds and two blocked shots in eight minutes of action in the Celtics' preseason opener on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Oct 06, 2019

NBA on China-Rockets rift: Open flow of ideas key
The NBA weighed in Sunday night on the growing controversy surrounding a tweet by the Rockets' general manager in which he voiced support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, saying the league wants to help unify people and cultural divides.

ESPN NBA
Oct 06, 2019

Harden apologizes as rift grows: 'We love China'
Rockets star James Harden apologized three days after general manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of Hong Kong protesters, the fallout for which continued to grow at a crucial time for the NBA in China.

ESPN NBA
Oct 06, 2019

Blatt resigns at Olympiakos after MS diagnosis
Former Cavaliers coach David Blatt, who announced he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August, has left his position as coach of Greek club Olympiakos.

ESPN NBA
Oct 06, 2019

How a busted trade request got Anthony Davis to Los Angeles
Four months after a trade deadline didn't give the Pelicans and Lakers what they wanted, some new faces, a lost wallet and a jersey swap mark the start of a new path for two franchises.

ESPN NBA
Oct 06, 2019

China suspends work with Rockets over GM tweet
China's official basketball association says it will suspend cooperation with the Houston Rockets following a tweet by the team's general manager in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

ESPN NBA
Oct 06, 2019

Curry 'christens' Chase Center with 30-foot airball
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry knew exactly how he wanted to christen Chase Center on Saturday night.

ESPN NBA
Oct 05, 2019

LeBron, AD dominant in Lakers' preseason opener
In their first preseason game together with the Lakers, Anthony Davis scored 22 points and LeBron James added 15 as the Lakers breezed to a 123-101 win over the Golden State Warriors.

ESPN NBA
Oct 05, 2019

Would Nickeil Alexander-Walker walk a thousand miles for the Pelicans?
Pelicans rookies Zion Williamson and Nickeil Alexander-Walker headlined a night of (incomplete) singing at the Smoothie King Center.

ESPN NBA
Oct 05, 2019

10,000 turn out for Zion's first open scrimmage
More than 10,000 fans were in attendance at New Orleans' Smoothie King Center to see Zion Williamson in action for the first time at the Pelicans' open scrimmage on Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Oct 05, 2019

Ainge on new-look Celts: 'Are we good enough?'
A year ago, the Boston Celtics entered training camp with championship expectations. This year, it remains to be seen just how good Boston can actually be.

ESPN NBA
Oct 05, 2019

Celtics' Kanter says he was harassed at mosque
Turkish prosecutors have previously sought an international arrest warrant against Enes Kanter, who is an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

ESPN NBA
Oct 05, 2019

Fertitta on Morey tweet: Rockets are politics-free
Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said he felt compelled to respond to Houston general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of the protesters in Hong Kong, stressing that the team does not take political positions.

ESPN NBA
Oct 05, 2019

Blazers not going with 'load management' plan
The Trail Blazers aren't planning to follow the NBA trend of load management this season, with guard CJ McCollum saying the team can't afford to take nights off in pursuit of the postseason.

ESPN NBA
Oct 04, 2019

Lowe: The NBA's six most intriguing players
From former MVP Russell Westbrook to the Knicks' Mitchell Robinson, these are the players we're watching.

ESPN NBA
Oct 04, 2019

Draymond: Lack of familiarity with new Warriors
Warriors forward Draymond Green said there has been "a lot more teaching" at Warriors practices than in the past.

ESPN NBA
Oct 04, 2019

'It's the dirty little secret that everybody knows about'
It's the NBA's silent scourge, a pox on the bodies and minds of players. This two-year investigation reveals the dangers of chronic sleep loss in the NBA -- and why one athletic specialist is finally sounding the alarm.

ESPN NBA
Oct 04, 2019

A sportsbook at Capital One Arena? Here's what it means
Here is everything you need to know about the new partnership between William Hill and Monumental Sports, which will put a sportsbook in Capital One Arena.

ESPN NBA
Oct 04, 2019

Silver mulls league in India, but facilities lacking
While NBA commissioner Adam Silver expressed hope for a potential league in India, he added that a lot of work had to take place nationwide in terms of facilities to reach that goal.

ESPN NBA
Oct 04, 2019

D'Antoni first to use new rule challenging refs
Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni was the first coach to use a new rule instituted by the NBA this offseason allowing coaches to challenge a call.

ESPN NBA
Oct 04, 2019

Lowe: NBA's 30 teams rated from top contenders to bottom tier
Our annual NBA tiers separate the potential title teams from the wannabes.

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