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Oct 24, 2021

Warriors rib snubbed Klay, gift him No. 77 jersey
The Golden State Warriors enjoyed a few laughs at Klay Thompson's expense, hanging a No. 77 jersey in his locker in honor of him being left of the NBA's 75th anniversary team.

ESPN NBA
Oct 23, 2021

V. Bryant: Sheriff promised to secure crash site
Vanessa Bryant said the Los Angeles County sheriff assured her that he would secure the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant so that no one would take photographs, court documents say.

ESPN NBA
Oct 23, 2021

Russ 'OK with adversity' amid Lakers' slow start
Count new Lakers guard Russell Westbrook among those unfazed with the Lakers' slow start, as the veteran star knows there's still some time needed until "we all get comfortable with each other."

ESPN NBA
Oct 23, 2021

Howard, AD downplay scuffle: 'We squashed it'
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard said he and Anthony Davis "squashed it" after the two had a heated exchange in the first half of Friday night's 115-105 loss to the Suns.

ESPN NBA
Oct 23, 2021

No point guards, some problems: What to expect from Nets, Sixers after two games
Beyond the absences of their star point guards, both Brooklyn and Philadelphia have pressing issues to address after two games this season.

ESPN NBA
Oct 23, 2021

KD logs triple-double as Nets rally past Sixers
The Nets scored 16 of the final 17 points in Friday's come-from-behind win over the Sixers.

ESPN NBA
Oct 23, 2021

76ers stick up for Simmons: 'He's still our brother'
Tobias Harris called Ben Simmons' meeting with the 76ers on Friday morning "a good start" while emphasizing the need to "be there for him as a team" and respect his privacy and space.

ESPN NBA
Oct 23, 2021

Beal (hip) sits out home opener; Wiz win in OT
The Washington Wizards are being cautious with Bradley Beal, who sat out Friday night's home opener against the Pacers because of right hip problems.

ESPN NBA
Oct 22, 2021

Prolific dunker Green retires, joins Rockets' staff
Gerald Green, who won the 2007 NBA dunk contest, will join the Rockets' coaching staff as a player development coach.

ESPN NBA
Oct 22, 2021

Wizards sit Beal (hip) for home opener vs. Pacers
The Washington Wizards are being cautious with Bradley Beal, who sat out Friday night's home opener against the Pacers because of right hip problems.

ESPN NBA
Oct 22, 2021

NBA's 75 greatest players: Snubs, all-time starting five and more
Now that the NBA has unveiled the full 76-player anniversary team, our experts debate who should and shouldn't have made it.

ESPN NBA
Oct 22, 2021

Sources: Simmons says he's not mentally ready
Ben Simmons has told the 76ers that he is not mentally ready to play to his expectations now, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Oct 22, 2021

Fantasy basketball daily notes for Friday: Tyler Herro, Eric Bledsoe and more
Jim McCormick recaps Thursday night's NBA action from a fantasy perspective before looking ahead to Friday's key matchups.

ESPN NBA
Oct 22, 2021

NBA75: Snubs, surprises and who's next for the all-time greatest list
Now that the NBA has unveiled the full 76-player anniversary team, our experts debate who should and shouldn't have made it.

ESPN NBA
Oct 22, 2021

Chasing history: The career milestones in play for LeBron James
James -- if he can stay healthy -- will continue to move his way up in the NBA record books, including passing Karl Malone for No. 2 all time in scoring.

ESPN NBA
Oct 22, 2021

Warriors in awe as Curry buries Clippers with 45
Stephen Curry started Thursday night's game 10-for-10 from the field and finished with 45 points, including a pair of long 3-pointers in the final two minutes that buried the Clippers in a 115-113 win.

ESPN NBA
Oct 22, 2021

Social media explodes after Stephen Curry's 45-point outburst against the Clippers
Curry tore apart the Clippers for 45 points, and social media had much to say about his sensational night.

ESPN NBA
Oct 22, 2021

Harden, LeBron, Carmelo among greats celebrating place on NBA's Top 75 list
The NBA's anniversary celebration has been highlighted by a revamped list of the game's legends.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Follow live: Warriors take on Clippers in home opener
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ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Lakers' Vogel: Westbrook's shaky debut 'on me'
Russell Westbrook's eight-point debut with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night wasn't as bad as it seemed, according to coach Frank Vogel, who said it will be an "easy fix" to get him more involved.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Fantasy 30: LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards are the real deal
All the latest fantasy basketball news, buzz and trade rumors from around the NBA, including the early dominance from a pair of 2020 lottery picks.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Sources: Simmons skips workout over tight back
Ben Simmons' status for the Sixers' game Friday against the Nets remains unclear after he did not take part in a scheduled individual workout and briefly received treatment for back tightness, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Sources: Simmons, 76ers brass to meet Friday
Ben Simmons' status for the Sixers' game Friday against the Nets remains unclear after he did not take part in a scheduled individual workout and briefly received treatment for back tightness, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Sources: 76ers' Simmons skips planned workout
Ben Simmons' status for Friday's game against the Nets remains unclear after he did not take part in a scheduled individual workout at the 76ers' practice facility, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Eagles' Kelce digs on Simmons: 'Just play better'
Speaking on the relationship between Philadelphia fans and the city's professional athletes, Eagles center Jason Kelce turned the conversation toward the 76ers' Ben Simmons, saying his issues boil down to a lack of accountability.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Celtics off Chinese media after Kanter statements
Chinese media have pulled Boston Celtics games after center Enes Kanter tweeted a video of himself expressing support for Tibet and condemning the Chinese government.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Four roadblocks these NBA title contenders will have to overcome
From Brooklyn to Philly, Denver to Los Angeles, four teams in the NBA's top tier are mired in organizational stagnancy.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Ex-Mavs exec: Discord like 'high school drama'
Haralabos Voulgaris, the Mavericks' former director of quantitative research and development who became a polarizing figure within the organization as his influence increased, compared the franchise's dysfunction during his tenure to "high school drama."

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Knicks top C's in wild, albeit sloppy, 2-OT opener
New York blew a 4-point lead in the final seconds of regulation, but survived Jaylen Brown and Boston.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

LaVine after Bulls' big debut: 'This ain't last year'
Chicago All-Star guard Zach LaVine got the new-look Bulls off to a flying start this season by dropping 34 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead them past the Detroit Pistons, 94-88, in their opener on Wednesday night.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

Sixers regroup with team dinner, rout Pelicans
After laughing and getting their minds off basketball for a few hours, the 76ers showed good chemistry while blowing out the Pelicans on Wednesday night.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

NBA opening week: Making sense of the NBA's rough rookie debuts
Our experts react to the uneven debuts of Jalen Green, Evan Mobley and the top of the rookie class.

ESPN NBA
Oct 21, 2021

The picks are in! Our NBA experts select MVP, ROY and more
Giannis Antetokounmpo or Kevin Durant for MVP? How could the ROY race between Jalen Green and Cade Cunningham shake out? Our experts make their picks for the 2021-22 NBA awards.

ESPN NBA
Oct 20, 2021

Boylen to coach USA Basketball in WC qualifiers
Jim Boylen, who most recently coached the Chicago Bulls from 2018-20, will coach Team USA next month in the first window of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Oct 20, 2021

Brown, with inhaler at ready, in Celtics' lineup
Jaylen Brown, who had been questionable for Wednesday's season opener after testing positive for COVID-19, will be in the starting lineup and is optimistic that the Celtics can contend for the Eastern Conference title after an offseason of change.

ESPN NBA
Oct 20, 2021

Rivers: Simmons drama muting fun for 76ers
The fun that comes with opening day has been muted with the ongoing Ben Simmons drama, 76ers coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Oct 20, 2021

Russell Westbrook, the rebuilt Warriors and other opening night takeaways
John Cregan downplays overreacting to anything that happened during the first night of the NBA, but writes that there's much to like about the new-look Warriors and already concern with Westbrook's fit in Los Angeles.

ESPN NBA
Oct 20, 2021

Pels, Valanciunas reach 2-year, $30.1M extension
With his new extension, center Jonas Valanciunas, who averaged 17.1 points and 12.1 rebounds last season, is now committed to the Pelicans for $44.1 million over the next three seasons.

ESPN NBA
Oct 20, 2021

'He's a perfect fit': Why this homecoming is different for Kemba and the Knicks
A tumultuous summer landed Kemba Walker with his hometown Knicks, but what version of the star guard is New York getting?

ESPN NBA
Oct 20, 2021

Which former MVP is poised to take home the title again?
Giannis Antetokounmpo or Kevin Durant for MVP? How could the ROY race between Jalen Green and Cade Cunningham shake out? Our experts make their picks for the 2021-22 NBA awards.

ESPN NBA
Oct 20, 2021

LeBron, AD reassure Russ after Lakers lose debut
Russell Westbrook had a rough debut as the Lakers lost their season opener to the Warriors, but LeBron James and Anthony Davis weren't concerned -- and don't want him to be, either.

ESPN NBA
Oct 20, 2021

Warriors get 'huge lift' from reserves to beat L.A.
With Steph Curry's shot not falling the way it usually does, the Warriors' bench stepped up and took down the Lakers in Tuesday night's season opener.

ESPN NBA
Oct 20, 2021

Harden: Lack of extension 'nothing to worry about'
Nets star James Harden did not sign an extension prior to the midnight deadline on Oct. 18 but made it clear his future is in Brooklyn: "I don't plan on leaving this organization and the situation that we have."

ESPN NBA
Oct 20, 2021

Holiday (heel) leaves Bucks' opener; MRI clean
Bucks guard Jrue Holiday departed Tuesday night's win over the Nets due to a bruised heel, but coach Mike Budenholzer struck an optimistic tone about his status going forward.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

Follow live: LeBron, new-look Lakers host Warriors
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ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

Holiday leaves Bucks' opener with bruised heel
Bucks guard Jrue Holiday departed Tuesday night's win over the Nets due to a right heel contusion.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

Bucks raise title banner, open with rout of Nets
Milwaukee Bucks fans packed Fiserv Forum on Tuesday to see the team receive its championship rings and unveil the banner for the franchise's first championship in 50 years.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

No. 1 pick Cunningham out of Pistons' opener
Pistons guard Cade Cunningham has been ruled out of Wednesday's opening game against the Bulls due to a sprained ankle.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

Agent rips Kings after Bagley told he won't start
Agent Jeff Schwartz, who represents Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley, issued a rare public rebuke of the team's treatment of his client on the eve of his final season under contract.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

Follow live: Defending champion Bucks, Nets square off in NBA season opener
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ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

NBA75: Meet the best players in league history
The first 25 players on the league's list of the NBA's 75 greatest have been unveiled.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

Green: Warriors still long way from title contention
Warriors veteran forward Draymond Green offered an honest assessment of his team prior to Tuesday's regular-season opener, saying he thinks Golden State "could be very good" but still has "ways to go" to become championship caliber.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

Ibaka (back) to miss Clippers' opener at Warriors
Though 32-year-old veteran Serge Ibaka recently progressed to full 5-on-5 drills during practice, he will not be available when the Clippers open the season Thursday against the Warriors.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

Embiid: Not here to 'babysit' suspended Simmons
The 76ers suspended Ben Simmons one game for conduct detrimental to the team on Tuesday, the team announced.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

76ers' Simmons suspended after practice spat
The 76ers suspended Ben Simmons for one game for conduct detrimental to the team on Tuesday, the team announced.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

NBA Power Rankings, projections and intel for all 30 teams
Get ready for a new NBA season with rankings, projections, breakout picks and everything you need to know about all 30 teams.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

Nets favored for title, but bettors backing Lakers
While the Brooklyn Nets are consensus favorites at U.S. sportsbooks to win this season's NBA title, the betting public is significantly more invested in the new-look Los Angeles Lakers.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

NBA preview: Everything you need to know for the 2021-22 season
Get ready for a new NBA season with rankings, projections, breakout picks and everything you need to know about all 30 teams.

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

It's opening night, but our NBA experts are already making their championship picks
Which teams will be the last ones standing in 2022?

ESPN NBA
Oct 19, 2021

Wizards, Gafford agree on 3-year $40M extension
The Wizard and center Daniel Gafford has agreed to a 3-year, $40 million extension, his agent told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

L.A. County wants V. Bryant to take exam
Vanessa Bryant's attorneys said the county is resorting to "scorched-earth discovery tactics" designed to bully her and the family members of other victims into "abandoning their pursuit of accountability."

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

LeBron: Reducing workload won't stave off injury
In what has become a near annual ritual for the 19-year veteran, Lakers star LeBron James flatly rejected the notion that limiting his playing time can shield his body from potential injury.

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

NBA's Silver: Irving's status 'not a league issue'
Adam Silver said Kyrie Irving's ability to play was an issue between the Nets star and New York City, not the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

Hawks, Huerter reach 4-year, $65M extension
The Hawks and guard Kevin Huerter agreed to a four-year, $65 million contract extension Monday.

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

Bucks, Allen agree on 2-year, $20M extension
Grayson Allen agreed to a two-year, $20 million rookie extension with the Bucks on Monday, his agent told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

Suns' Shamet agrees to 4-year, $43M extension
Suns guard Landry Shamet has agreed to a four-year, $43 million rookie contract extension.

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

New mural unites Russell Westbrook's L.A. past and present
There are plenty of murals around Los Angeles celebrating Lakers past and present. This one melds Westbrook's high school uniform with Lakers purple and gold.

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

Rivers still unsure if Simmons will play in opener
The 76ers are in "wait and see and watch" mode regarding whether Ben Simmons will play in Wednesday's season opener against the Pelicans, Doc Rivers said Monday.

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

Brogdon nets additional 2-year, $45M extension
Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon has agreed to an additional two-year, $45 million extension -- guaranteeing him $89.3 million over the next four years -- his agent Austin Brown of CAA Sports told ESPN on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

Sources: Suns' talks with Ayton end without deal
Talks between the Phoenix Suns and Deandre Ayton on an extension to his rookie contract have ended without a deal, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

NBA hires Scott as 6th female full-time referee
The NBA has promoted Danielle Scott, the daughter of college basketball officials, as its sixth female full-time referee.

ESPN NBA
Oct 18, 2021

Agent: Jackson, Griz agree to 4-year, $105M deal
Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. has agreed to a four-year, $105 million rookie contract extension, his agent, Austin Brown of CAA Sports, told ESPN on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Oct 17, 2021

Agents: Suns' Bridges nets 4-yr, $90M extension
Phoenix guard-forward Mikal Bridges on Sunday agreed to a four-year, $90 million rookie contract extension with the Western Conference champion Suns, his agents told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Oct 17, 2021

Simmons practices but playing status unclear
Ben Simmons practiced with the 76ers for the first time this season on Sunday, though no decision was made on his status for the season opener.

ESPN NBA
Oct 16, 2021

Seeing hurricane-torn town 'made it real' for Pels
Garrett Temple and the New Orleans Pelicans, who've said that the upcoming "season is dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Ida," practiced Saturday at Nicholls State University in the torn town of Thibodaux, Louisiana.

ESPN NBA
Oct 16, 2021

Curry scores 41, puts on show in preseason finale
Friday's game marked Stephen Curry's third career 40-point game in the preseason, the most by any player over the last 15 years.

ESPN NBA
Oct 16, 2021

Simmons misses game while 'reconditioning'
Ben Simmons is "reconditioning" and did not travel with the 76ers to Detroit for Friday's preseason finale. He has cleared NBA health and safety protocols and is eligible to rejoin the team.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2021

Source: Kings exercising option on Haliburton
The Sacramento Kings are exercising the third-year option on guard Tyrese Haliburton, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2021

Sixers' Simmons won't play in preseason finale
Ben Simmons is "reconditioning" and did not travel with the 76ers to Detroit for Friday's preseason finale. He has cleared NBA health and safety protocols and is eligible to rejoin the team.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2021

Source: Hornets eye G League for LiAngelo Ball
LiAngelo Ball is set to play for the Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, this season, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2021

Bucks GM rewarded for title run with new deal
After helping build the Bucks into a title winner, general manager Jon Horst has received a long-term contract extension.

ESPN NBA
Oct 15, 2021

Durant 'positive' Kyrie situation 'will work out'
Kevin Durant said he wishes "none of this stuff would happen" but that he isn't upset that Kyrie Irving is not with the Nets.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2021

Hornets sign LiAngelo; guard set for G League
LiAngelo Ball is set to play for the Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, this season, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2021

Rockets sign G Brooks to multiyear contract
The Rockets have signed guard Armoni Brooks to a multi-year contact. Sources told ESPN that Brooks agreed to a four-year deal that includes a guaranteed first year.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2021

Source: LiAngelo Ball set to play in G League
LiAngelo Ball is set to play for the Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, this season, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2021

No 'fixed timeline' on Zion's return to Pelicans
There is no 'fixed timeline' on Zion Williamson's return from offseason foot surgery, New Orleans Pelicans vice president of basketball operations said on Thursday.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2021

Rockets sign G Brooks to multi-year contract
The Rockets have signed guard Armoni Brooks to a multi-year contact. Sources told ESPN that Brooks agreed to a four-year deal that includes a guaranteed first year.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2021

Source: Smart missed flight, won't play vs. Heat
The Celtics have suspended Marcus Smart for Friday's final preseason game against the Heat, with a source telling ESPN that the guard was punished for missing the team flight.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2021

With fans back, NBA prepares for behavior issues
The NBA is expecting full arenas when the season starts next week, and keeping everyone -- fans, players and coaches -- safe remains an utmost priority.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2021

Top takeaways from the NBA preseason
Jim McCormick looks at everything that jumped out during the brief preseason.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2021

NBA turns focus to rapid tests for virus detection
The NBA's primary form of COVID-19 detection this season will center on designated team officials using small, at-home testing devices that can return results in 20 minutes.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2021

Inside the Lakers' quest to turn a star-studded roster into a championship team
With a star-studded veteran roster and All-Stars up and down the bench, Los Angeles' biggest challenge this season might depend on health and team chemistry.

ESPN NBA
Oct 14, 2021

Kyrie: I know the consequences of my decisions
Kyrie Irving said Wednesday night he still hopes to return and play for the Nets but that "this is about my life and what I am choosing to do," as he explained his decision to not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

ESPN NBA
Oct 13, 2021

Nash: Kyrie decision 'difficult' but 'sound' move
Nets coach Steve Nash addressed the team Wednesday and began the process of moving forward without Kyrie Irving.

ESPN NBA
Oct 13, 2021

Doc 'assuming' Simmons to play, 'but who knows'
76ers coach Doc Rivers met with Ben Simmons on Tuesday but remains unsure of the status of the All-Star guard's trade demand, and if he will actually play for Philadelphia.

ESPN NBA
Oct 13, 2021

Top Chinese prospect Zeng joins G League Ignite
Fanbo Zeng, previously the No. 33 prospect in the ESPN class of 2022, has signed with the G League Ignite program and will declare for the 2022 NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Oct 13, 2021

Overtime Elite announces 2021-22 schedule, roster for inaugural season
Overtime Elite, the startup professional league geared toward NBA prospects, has announced details of its upcoming season.

ESPN NBA
Oct 13, 2021

Fashion show: NBA site teases each game's unis
The NBA's Locker Vision database features design detail breakdowns for each uniform, along with the accompanying court designs for each game.

ESPN NBA
Oct 13, 2021

Lowe: Ranking the top 10 most fun NBA teams to watch this season
Star potential? Check. Style points? Check. Unintentional hilarity? Check! Repeat champs? Presenting the top 10 most entertaining teams for the 2021-22 NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Oct 13, 2021

Simmons meets with Morey, Brand, sources say
Ben Simmons passed his physical and held a meeting with the 76ers' front office on Tuesday, but he is ineligible to participate in team-related activities until Friday, at the earliest, due to NBA health and safety protocols, sources said.

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