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Sep 25, 2018

Cousins feeling 'a lot better,' but no target date
New Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins still has no target date set for his return as he continues to recover from a left Achilles injury suffered Jan. 26.

ESPN NBA
Sep 25, 2018

Sources: Butler uninterested in rejoining Wolves
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau met with All-Star forward Jimmy Butler on Monday and tried to convince him to eventually rejoin the team in the preseason, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Sep 25, 2018

Sources: Thibs pitches Butler on rejoining Wolves
Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau met with All-Star forward Jimmy Butler on Monday and tried to convince him to eventually rejoin the team in the preseason, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

Pelicans' Davis deflects agent-change speculation
Anthony Davis' move from the Wasserman agency that negotiated his current contract to join Klutch Sports stoked paranoia in New Orleans, the city Chris Paul left in his prime shortly after he changed agents.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

Lonzo says added strength has helped jumper
Lakers second-year guard Lonzo Ball, who "just got cleared" to participate in full workouts after undergoing surgery on a torn left meniscus, hopes to show off an improved jump shot and the ability to finish better in the paint.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

George says OKC 'has the chemistry' to contend
Paul George told ESPN at Monday's media day that the Thunder are "absolutely" built to contend, and now that he is committed to Oklahoma City long-term, "I can go back to just playing ball and enjoying the game."

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

Spurs ride on without any of Big 3 or Kawhi
The Spurs entered camp without stalwarts Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker or Manu Ginobili.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

Porzingis: 'No protocol for 7-3 guy' after ACL tear
New York Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis says he's taken a conservative approach in his rehabilitation from ACL surgery, in part because no player Porzingis' height has dealt with the same injury.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

LeBron: Lakers 'long way' from Warriors' level
LeBron James says the Lakers have a long way to go to reach the Warriors' level, but if they put in the work, results will come.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

Thibs expects Butler to show if not traded soon
Tom Thibodeau said the Wolves will do their best to accommodate Jimmy Butler's trade request, but expects the star forward to show up for camp if a deal doesn't come together soon.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

Anthony can't rule out bench role with Rockets
The Rockets have yet to make a decision on whether Carmelo Anthony will start this season, but the 10-time All-Star did not shoot down the possibility of coming off the bench for the first time in his career.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

Drummond: Pistons gave me 'green light' on 3s
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond said he's been given the "green light" by new coach Dwane Casey to shoot 3-pointers this season.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

Kemba Walker wants to re-sign with Hornets
Kemba Walker said unequivocally Monday that his goal is to continue playing for Michael Jordan's Hornets beyond this season.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

Media Day 2018 is a wrap!
Media day has come and gone. Look back across the league with news, buzz and reactions before training camp starts.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

Wizards may start camp without Howard (back)
Dwight Howard may miss the beginning of Wizards training camp with an ailing back.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

'Fun guy' Kawhi focused on Raptors, not future
On Monday Toronto introduced Kawhi Leonard, who said he "came in with an open mind" and is focused on this year. He was traded to the Raptors on July 18 by the San Antonio Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Sep 24, 2018

It's media day! Let's jump around the league
Media day is finally here! We've got you covered across the league with the latest news, buzz and reactions.

ESPN NBA
Sep 23, 2018

Sources: Wolves' Towns agrees to $190M deal
All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a 5-year, $190 million super-max extension with the Timberwolves, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Sep 23, 2018

Davis inks with LeBron agent, to meet with Pels
Five-time All-Star Anthony Davis has signed with Klutch Sports, which represents LeBron James. Davis has two years and $52 million left on his contract with the Pelicans.

ESPN NBA
Sep 23, 2018

Anthony Davis signs with LeBron James' agent
Five-time All-Star Anthony Davis has signed with Klutch Sports, which represents LeBron James. Davis has two years and $52 million left on his contract with the Pelicans.

ESPN NBA
Sep 23, 2018

Sources: Wolves owner wants Butler dealt quickly
Against the displeasure of Timberwolves president of basketball operations/coach Tom Thibodeau, owner Glen Taylor has mandated that a deal needs to be negotiated to trade disgruntled All-Star Jimmy Butler in the next several days, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Sep 22, 2018

Sources: KAT, Wolves agree to super-max deal
All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a 5-year, $190 million super-max extension with the Timberwolves, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Sep 22, 2018

Sources: Butler won't be at Wolves' media day
Jimmy Butler won't be at Timberwolves media day Monday and will not take part in the start of training camp, sources confirmed to ESPN, as the team continues to mull the forward's future in Minnesota.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Silver: Cuban's lack of involvement avoided ban
Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday he decided against suspending Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, in part, because an investigation into harassment and violence toward female employees concluded the owner wasn't directly implicated in the conduct.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Source: Warriors sign Ulis to Exhibit 10 contract
Free-agent guard Tyler Ulis, who averaged 7.8 points and 4.4 assists with the Suns last season, has signed with the Warriors on a one-year contract paying the minimum salary, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Sources: Wolves owner, Thibs at odds on Butler
Wolves owner Glen Taylor made it clear at the NBA's board of governors meeting that All-Star Jimmy Butler is available in a trade, one attendee has told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Pain-free Kyrie says Celts poised to be special
Fresh off an offseason concentrated on rehab for his knee, Kyrie Irving claims to have a confidence in his lower body that simply did not exist during his abbreviated 2017-18 first season for the Celtics. "No limitations," he said.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Carlisle praises Mavericks CEO: Whole new vibe
Under new CEO Cynthia Marshall's leadership, the Mavericks hired and promoted several women to executive positions, increasing the percentage filling those roles in the organization from zero to 47 percent.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Embiid on Ayton: 'About to get his ass kicked'
Joel Embiid says No. 1 draft pick Deandre Ayton will have his work cut out for him in his first NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Embiid on Ayton: 'About to get his ass kicked'
Joel Embiid says No. 1 draft pick Deandre Ayton will have his work cut out for him in his first NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

NBA passes rule changes for this season
The NBA's board of governors has passed rule changes for the upcoming season that include resetting the shot clock to 14 seconds after an offensive rebound.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Silver to teams: Hire women, improve workplace
NBA commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Lowe: Every realistic trade scenario for Jimmy Butler
What deals -- and which teams -- would make the most sense if Minnesota decides to grant Jimmy Butler's wish to be traded?

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Lowe: The best possible trades for Jimmy Butler
What deals -- and which teams -- would make the most sense if Minnesota decides to grant Jimmy Butler's wish to be traded?

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Nowitzki 'likely' to come off bench for Mavs
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Friday that Dirk Nowitzki will likely come off the bench this season, after the team acquired DeAndre Jordan over the offseason.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Sources: Wolves rebuffing Butler trade calls
In the aftermath of Jimmy Butler's trade request this week, Minnesota executives are telling teams that Butler's an elite player and the franchise intends to keep him, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

The best and worst of LeBron James' signature sneakers
As the LeBron 16 drops, we look back at King James' signature line, ranking all 15 previous models.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Nike's new Air Jordan 33 has bells and whistles but no laces
New FastFit technology allows Nike to ditch the laces on the Air Jordan 33.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

Nike's new Air Jordan 33 has bells and whistles, but no laces
New FastFit technology allows Nike to ditch the laces on the Air Jordan 33.

ESPN NBA
Sep 21, 2018

LeBron wins NBArank again, but a youth movement is coming
Our annual NBArank forecast of the 100 best players is in the books. What stood out from our list after Year 8 of the countdown?

ESPN NBA
Sep 20, 2018

Walton told 'don't worry' if Lakers have bad start
With several new players, Magic Johnson said he understands the Lakers might struggle initially, "but eventually we are going to get it, and we are going to be a really good team."

ESPN NBA
Sep 20, 2018

Magic: Ball set for 'breakout' after tweaking shot
Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said the adjustments that point guard Lonzo Ball has made to his shooting form have him "ready to have a breakout season."

ESPN NBA
Sep 20, 2018

NBArank top 10: Predicting the absolute best players this season
Giannis or KD? Steph or LeBron? Here's our forecast for the 10 best players in the NBA this season.

ESPN NBA
Sep 20, 2018

Father of NBA vet Jefferson killed in drive-by
The 65-year-old father of NBA veteran Richard Jefferson was killed in a drive-by shooting in Compton, California. Authorities do not know the motive at this time.

ESPN NBA
Sep 20, 2018

NBA Power Rankings: Camp questions for all 30 teams
With media days in full swing across the league, and with plenty of new faces in new places, who are the best and worst teams heading into camp?

ESPN NBA
Sep 20, 2018

New GM Brand knows 76ers' goal is title
New Sixers general manager Elton Brand says the next 12 months are critical as the team chases a championship.

ESPN NBA
Sep 20, 2018

Predicting the best players this season, from 20-11
Our annual forecast of the best ballers in the NBA reaches the top 20.

ESPN NBA
Sep 20, 2018

Keep that same energy: S-Jax feuds with Wiggins family after Butler request
Jimmy Butler wants to be traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the situation isn't sitting well with Stephen Jackson or Andrew Wiggins -- for different reasons.

ESPN NBA
Sep 20, 2018

Winning bid for Bird-Magic card tops $125K
A 1980 Topps rookie card featuring Larry Bird and Magic Johnson had a winning bid of $125,200 on eBay.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

Curry, Paul, Wall launch Florence fundraiser
NBA stars Steph Curry, Chris Paul and John Wall, all of whom grew up in North Carolina, have teamed to support Hurricane Florence relief efforts with a fundraising website.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

Lowe: The players I'm most intrigued by this season
Here are the guys who could make or break the season for six teams.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

Cuban: "We did a lot of things wrong"
Mavs owner Mark Cuban sat down with Rachel Nichols to discuss the findings in an investigation into allegations of harassment and violence toward female employees.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

Fantasy basketball sleepers, breakouts, busts for 2018-19
Every season, the manager in your league who avoids flops, nabs at least one breakout player and finds value during the draft comes out on top.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

LeBron, producer Coogler link up on 'Space Jam'
Ryan Coogler, who directed "Black Panther," will work with LeBron James to produce the next "Space Jam" movie. Filming is expected to start during the 2019 NBA offseason.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

Source: LeBron, Coogler team up on 'Space Jam'
Ryan Coogler, who directed Black Panther, will work with LeBron James to produce the next Space Jam movie. Filming is expected to start in the 2019 NBA offseason.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

Trail Blazers land Biofreeze as jersey sponsor
The Portland Trail Blazers' first patch sponsor will feature a Biofreeze brand logo on all jerseys starting in the 2018-19 season. The team announced the deal Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

Sources: Blazers land Biofreeze as jersey sponsor
The Portland Trail Blazers' first patch sponsor will feature a Biofreeze brand logo on all jerseys starting with the 2018-19 season, sources tell ESPN's Chris Haynes.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

NBA finishes Mavs probe; Cuban to donate $10M
The NBA said Mark Cuban didn't pay enough attention to the "disturbing and heartbreaking" culture within the Mavericks' organization, but he won't be punished for allegations from an SI report in February.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

Cuban to pay $10M after probe; 'made a mistake'
The NBA said Mark Cuban didn't pay enough attention to the "disturbing and heartbreaking" culture within the Mavericks' organization, but he won't be punished for allegations from an SI report in February.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

Sources: Butler most interested in Clippers
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is most interested in pursuing a future with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

Sources: Butler seeks move to Nets, NYK, Clips
Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler has three preferred destinations for a trade, league sources told ESPN: the Nets, Clippers and Knicks.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

Okafor cut by Pelicans after return last season
The Pelicans waived center Emeka Okafor on Wednesday. He had made a comeback with the team last season after missing the previous four seasons with a herniated disk in his neck.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

NBArank 5-on-5 debate: The next top-10 superstars
Our panel answers the big questions as NBArank enters the top 30.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2018

NBArank: Predicting Tatum, Mitchell and more top-30 players
Our annual forecast of the best players in the NBA continues at No. 30, with a group of future and current All-Stars.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Ball won't do full contact to open Lakers' camp
Lakers coach Luke Walton said the team will "take as much time" as needed to make sure point guard Lonzo Ball is healthy and will keep him from doing full-contact work at the start of training camp.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Raptors prez: Quiet Kawhi 'determined,' has 'fire'
Although he hasn't addressed the media in Toronto since his trade to the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard is happy and healthy, team president Masai Ujiri said Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Raptors prez: Quiet Kawhi committed, has 'fire'
Although he hasn't addressed the media in Toronto since his trade to the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard is happy and healthy, team president Masai Ujiri said Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Sixers promote Brand to GM role, sources say
The Philadelphia 76ers have tapped former NBA player and current vice president of basketball operations Elton Brand to fill their vacant general manager role, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Players reminded mental health help available
Adam Silver and Michele Roberts sent a letter to NBA players Tuesday reminding them that help with their mental wellness is available. The letter also said both the NBA and the players' association support players' efforts to make societal change.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Sixers' Brown: Simmons, Fultz working on 3s
Sixers coach Brett Brown said Tuesday that Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz have put in the work needed on their jumpers.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Heat don't expect Waiters for start of season
Heat president Pat Riley says it's unlikely that Dion Waiters will be ready for the start of the regular season as he continues to recover from ankle surgery.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Timberwolves' Patton again has foot surgery
Minnesota Timberwolves center Justin Patton has had surgery for a broken foot for the second straight year and is out indefinitely.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Jordan donating $2M to Hurricane Florence relief
NBA legend Michael Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina -- one of the areas devastated by Hurricane Florence -- is donating $2 million to assist residents of the Carolinas.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Why this should be an NBA season for the ages and you can live it through fantasy
Elite superstars, great personalities, high-octane offenses are going to make the 2018-19 one to remember. Here is why it could be historic -- and why you'll want to be a part of it by playing fantasy.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Jabari Bird was being treated before incident
The Celtics were helping get guard Jabari Bird mental health treatment leading up to his arrest on domestic violence charges.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Source: Bird was being treated before incident
The Boston Celtics were working with guard Jabari Bird on getting mental health treatment leading up to his arrest on domestic violence charges, a source confirmed to ESPN's Marc J. Spears on Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Pelicans reportedly agree to deal with Jack
Veteran guard Jarrett Jack has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to multiple reports.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

"Basketball: A Love Story" book excerpt: First Loves
In this exclusive excerpt from "Basketball: A Love Story," the icons who changed the game share the first moment the game changed them.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Ranking the best players in the NBA this season, from 50-31
Our annual countdown forecasting the best players in the NBA continues at No. 50.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

NBArank: Wall, Booker, DeRozan and more top-50 players
Our annual countdown forecasting the best players in the NBA continues at No. 50.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2018

Mills says perception of Knicks on the rise
Knicks team president Steve Mills said Monday night that there has been a change in how NBA players perceive the club, and that it bodes well for attracting free agents to New York next summer.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2018

Clippers hire SI writer Jenkins for front-office job
The LA Clippers are hiring Sports Illustrated senior writer Lee Jenkins to the newly created front-office position of executive director of research and identity.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2018

Smart pays tribute to mom after cancer battle
Celtics guard Marcus Smart posted a touching tribute to his mother, Camellia, on Monday night, one day after she lost her battle with cancer.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2018

KD jokes about joining Rams; McVay: 'Anytime'
Rams coach Sean McVay says he would have no problem fitting Kevin Durant into the Rams' lineup. "I bet he'd be pretty dangerous in the red zone," McVay joked.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2018

Fantasy hoops mock draft: 10-team H2H points
Who went first in our expert mock draft? Who was the first rookie off the board? How far did the recuperating Russell Westbrook slide?

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2018

2018-19 fantasy basketball points rankings
Is the Greek Freak tops in fantasy drafts? Is LeBron still elite in L.A.? Where should you take rookies like Luka Doncic and Deandre Ayton? We break it all down.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2018

Why NBArank is tough on Melo, Kobe and DeRozan
The big surprises in NBArank are what make the list unique.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2018

Ranking the best players in the NBA this season, from 100-51
Our annual countdown forecasting the best players in the NBA starts at No. 100. See which stars made the cut.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2018

NBArank 5-on-5 debate: Future Lakers stars, Melo and Doncic
Who is overrated and underrated? Which young Laker has the most potential? Our panel answers the big questions.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2018

5-on-5: Most overrated and underrated in NBArank
Who is overrated and underrated? Which young Laker has the most potential? Our panel answers the big questions.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2018

Brent Barry rejoins Spurs in front-office job
Brent Barry, who won titles with the Spurs in 2005 and 2007, is returning to the team as vice president of basketball operations.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2018

Sources: Barry rejoins Spurs in front-office job
Brent Barry, who won titles with the Spurs in 2005 and 2007, is returning to the team in a front-office position, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Sep 16, 2018

Wade: Will return to Heat for final NBA season
Dwyane Wade, after spending the summer weighing his decision, says he will return to the Miami Heat for one more season.

ESPN NBA
Sep 16, 2018

Sources: Rockets defensive guru Bzdelik retiring
Rockets associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik, who has overseen the development of the team's defense, is retiring, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Rockets assistant Roy Rogers is expected to assume a bulk of the defensive responsibilities.

ESPN NBA
Sep 16, 2018

Rockets defensive guru Bzdelik calls it a career
Rockets associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik, who has overseen the development of the team's defense, is retiring. Rockets assistant Roy Rogers is expected to assume a bulk of the defensive responsibilities.

ESPN NBA
Sep 16, 2018

Wade: Will return to Heat for 16th NBA season
Dwyane Wade, after spending more than two months weighing his decision, says he will return to the Miami Heat for one more season.

ESPN NBA
Sep 16, 2018

Two U.S. hoops players stabbed in Romania club
Authorities say two U.S. basketball players have been stabbed in a club in eastern Romania and that one is in serious condition.

ESPN NBA
Sep 15, 2018

Sources: Butler to talk Wolves future with Thibs
A meeting between Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau is expected to set the tone for Butler's final season under contract -- and his impending free agency in July, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Sep 15, 2018

Sources: Butler to talk Wolves' future with Thibs
A meeting between Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau is expected to set the tone for Butler's final season under contract -- and his impending free agency in July, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Sep 15, 2018

Ginobili: 'Tough' to reveal retirement decision
In typical lighthearted fashion, Manu Ginobili addressed San Antonio media for the first time Saturday since announcing his retirement and explained the terror he felt in actually typing out his decision to close the book on a storybook career.

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