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Jul 15, 2020

Memo: NBA adds antibody test to return protocol
Because people who have recovered from COVID-19 can have dead virus cells in their system be detected by tests, the league has included the antibody test as part of its protocol for players and staff returning from the virus, says a memo obtained by ESPN.

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Jul 15, 2020

The high-stakes free-agency questions inside the NBA bubble
Our NBA insiders break down the free-agent decision-making process, plus the top 10 players to watch.

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Jul 15, 2020

The sneakers P.J. Tucker will continue to search for in the NBA bubble
The NBA's reigning sneakerhead champ brought 80 pairs with him to Walt Disney World Resort, but he's still hunting eBay for the kicks that have eluded him all these years.

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Jul 15, 2020

The eight players who can swing the NBA restart
Kirk Goldsberry highlights the biggest make-or-break players in Orlando.

ESPN NBA
Jul 14, 2020

Harden, not on Rockets' flight, arrives in Orlando
James Harden joined the Rockets in the NBA's bubble on Tuesday, five days after the team flew to Orlando, Florida.

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Jul 14, 2020

Hield joins Kings practice; Barnes tests positive
Buddy Hield practiced with the Kings for the first time in Orlando, Florida, and Harrison Barnes became the fourth player on the team to test positive for COVID-19.

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Jul 14, 2020

Nuggets star Jokic clears quarantine in Orlando
Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic is back with his team in Orlando, Florida, after clearing quarantine.

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Jul 14, 2020

Heat's Butler wants no name on back of jersey
Jimmy Butler hopes to keep the nameplate on the back of his jersey blank to show that he is "no different than anybody else of color."

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Jul 14, 2020

Kings' Barnes tests positive, is in quarantine
Harrison Barnes tweeted Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Jul 14, 2020

Sources: New Net Beasley leaves Orlando bubble
Michael Beasley, who was recently signed by the Nets, has left the Orlando bubble, sources told ESPN.

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Jul 14, 2020

Sources: Oladipo's remaining salary in dispute
Multiple sources have told ESPN that the Pacers' Victor Oladipo is an unresolved situation regarding $3 million in salary.

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Jul 14, 2020

Shaq lends a hand to stranded Florida driver
Shaquille O'Neal came to the aid of a stranded Florida motorist after her tire blew out, police say.

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Jul 14, 2020

Rep says he was conned by Zion friend impostor
A man who paid $400K to someone who alleged to be a member of Zion Williamson's inner circle said he was conned.

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Jul 14, 2020

Eight NBA X factors integral to this year's title race
Kirk Goldsberry highlights the biggest make-or-break players in Orlando.

ESPN NBA
Jul 14, 2020

The latest intel and analysis on the NBA restart
Get the latest updates on the NBA's restart in Orlando here.

ESPN NBA
Jul 13, 2020

Lakers' Vogel expects Rondo back for playoff run
Frank Vogel said he expects Rajon Rondo, who fractured his right thumb last week, back sometime between the first and second rounds of the playoffs.

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Jul 13, 2020

NBA players to wear own wardrobe to games
NBA players will have the freedom to wear clothing from their own wardrobe while walking from the team bus to the locker rooms.

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Jul 13, 2020

Kings' Holmes re-quarantined after leaving bubble
Kings center Richaun Holmes is in quarantine once again after leaving the NBA's bubble to pick up a food delivery.

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Jul 13, 2020

Kawhi 'strong' but Doc says Clips will be smart
Kawhi Leonard joined the Clippers on Monday for his first team practice since the NBA season was halted in March and said he feels good after the hiatus.

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Jul 13, 2020

Rockets' Caboclo inadvertently breaks quarantine
Rockets forward Bruno Caboclo will be quarantined eight more days after inadvertently breaking protocol, the NBA announced on Monday.

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Jul 13, 2020

76ers thrilled with Simmons at power forward
As he prepares for the season restart, 76ers coach Brett Brown spoke glowingly Monday of Ben Simmons and his efficiency and effectiveness at power forward in Philadelphia's practices.

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Jul 13, 2020

Giannis won't complain about bubble conditions
Giannis Antetokounmpo, citing worse struggles in his past, won't complain about the living conditions in the Orlando bubble.

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Jul 13, 2020

Rockets' Westbrook positive for coronavirus
Rockets star Russell Westbrook says he tested positive for the coronavirus and is in quarantine.

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Jul 13, 2020

NBA reverses course on pregame outfit policy
The NBA is going back on a policy that would have required players to be in uniform when arriving to games, now giving them the freedom to wear what they want while walking from the team bus to the venue.

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Jul 13, 2020

Sources: Rockets' Caboclo breaks quarantine
Rockets forward Bruno Caboclo will be quarantined eight more days after inadvertently breaking protocol, sources told ESPN.

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Jul 13, 2020

NBA's five best franchises to bet on over the past 30 years
Along with five championships, the Spurs also have the NBA's best record against the spread over the past 30 seasons. Here are five best cumulative ATS records since 1990.

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Jul 13, 2020

Potential surprise players for all 22 teams in the NBA restart
Which NBA players are ready to take advantage of the spotlight in the bubble for each franchise?

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Jul 13, 2020

What NBA players and coaches are saying about the Florida campus
Players and coaches shared their initial impressions of the NBA's campus environment along with details of what they brought with them to help pass the time.

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Jul 13, 2020

Lakers' Rondo breaks right thumb during practice
Lakers guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken right thumb during Sunday night's practice in Orlando, Florida, the team announced. Rondo will have surgery this week and the team expects him to resume full basketball activities in six to eight weeks.

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Jul 12, 2020

Lakers' Davis chooses to keep name on jersey
Saying he tries to represent his family every time he steps onto the floor for an NBA game, Anthony Davis said Sunday he'll keep his last name on his jersey rather than replacing it with a message for social justice.

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Jul 12, 2020

Sources: NBA players to arrive in unis, not outfits
A new protocol calls for NBA players to "be in uniform and warm-ups when they arrive" to games in the bubble, limiting some players' chances to show off their patented pregame outfits.

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Jul 12, 2020

Korver to wear 'Black Lives Matter' on jersey
For Kyle Korver, choosing "Black Lives Matter" as a social justice message to use on the back of his Milwaukee Bucks jersey was easy because he has been outspoken on white privilege.

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Jul 12, 2020

Nurkic, Collins returns give Blazers' hopes boost
The Portland Trail Blazers are trying to make a push for the West's 8-seed and got a big boost at their first practice on Saturday with the returns of Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins.

ESPN NBA
Jul 11, 2020

Malone expects Jokic to join Nuggets 'very soon'
Nikola Jokic, who did not fly with the Nuggets when they departed for Orlando due to travel issues, is expected to join the team soon.

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Jul 11, 2020

Kawhi in quarantine protocol after Orlando arrival
All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard has arrived in Orlando and is going through the two-day quarantine protocol before joining the Clippers for team activities.

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Jul 11, 2020

Spurs' Pop, 71, says bubble is safest place to be
Gregg Popovich, the current oldest coach in the NBA, says he doesn't think there is a safer place for him to be than the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida.

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Jul 11, 2020

LeBron to forgo social justice message on jersey
Lakers star LeBron James says he will not have a social justice message on the back of his jersey when the league resumes July 30. Said James: "Just something that didn't seriously resonate with my mission, with my goal."

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Jul 11, 2020

Duke hires Celtics' Lawson as women's coach
Former WNBA star Kara Lawson is replacing Joanne P. McCallie as the women's basketball coach at Duke, it was announced Saturday.

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Jul 11, 2020

Duke hires Lawson as women's hoops coach
Former WNBA star Kara Lawson is replacing Joanne P. McCallie as the women's basketball coach at Duke, it was announced Saturday.

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Jul 11, 2020

Former home arena of Pistons, Shock torn down
The Palace of Auburn Hills, the former home of the NBA's Pistons and WNBA's Shock, has been torn down as part of a redevelopment plan for the suburban Detroit site.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Roberson practices with Thunder after long layoff
After a grueling comeback from a knee injury that featured multiple surgeries and setbacks, guard Andre Roberson joined the Thunder in Orlando, Florida, on Friday for his first practice in almost a year.

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Jul 10, 2020

Kawhi expected to join Clippers on Friday night
After receiving permission from the LA Clippers to delay his trip to Florida to prepare for the NBA's restart, Kawhi Leonard is expected to join the team on Friday night, coach Doc Rivers said in a Zoom call with reporters.

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Jul 10, 2020

Zion: Used quarantine to go 'back to square one'
Pelicans forward Zion Williamson said Friday he felt like he "was 5 years old again" working out with his stepfather during quarantine. According to coach Alvin Gentry, the rookie "did a lot to improve his game," including making strides in his shooting.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Nuggets' Malone hoping to have Jokic within days
Nuggets coach Michael Malone says he is regularly in touch with Nikola Jokic and that the hope is the center will be with the team in Orlando in the next few days.

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Jul 10, 2020

Source: Duke, Lawson talk women's hoops job
Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson has become the leading candidate to replace Joanne P. McCallie as Duke women's basketball coach, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Lingering heart issues post-virus worry NBA docs
As NBA teams get situated in the Orlando bubble, one question that has persisted since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is not only on what happens if a player tests positive for the virus but what lingering effects might follow.

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Jul 10, 2020

Senator: NBA limiting social injustice messages
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri wants NBA commissioner Adam Silver to not limit players' choices when it comes to social messages on their jerseys and to allow phrases such as "Free Hong Kong," "Back the Blue" or "Support Our Troops."

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

NBA Jam esports? Arcade1Up hopes to make it happen
Thanks to an arcade cabinet with Wi-Fi capabilities, players can compete in NBA Jam like never before -- and maybe at a higher level than ever, too.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Don't forget, next season is going to be tricky for the NBA too
The NBA has a number of issues looming on the horizon for next season, even as the current season restart approaches.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

First teams take court for practice in NBA bubble
Full-scale practices inside the NBA bubble started Thursday as the last of the 22 teams participating in the restart were scheduled to arrive.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Sources: Russ, Harden not with Rockets on flight
James Harden and Russell Westbrook are expected to travel on their own to Orlando after not joining the team on its flight Thursday, sources said. One Rockets member who did make the trip: coach Mike D'Antoni.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Here's how NBA players and teams are arriving to the Disney bubble
Get an inside look at NBA players' arrivals, hotel room setups and practice courts as teams make their way into the Disney bubble.

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Jul 09, 2020

Court filing: Zion's stepfather took $400K benefit
A court motion and sworn affidavit filed by Zion Williamson's former marketing representative's attorney accuses his stepfather of soliciting and accepting a $400,000 payment from another marketing agent before his stepson's freshman season at Duke.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Beasley signs on to join Nets as substitute player
The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Michael Beasley as a substitute player for the restart of the NBA season.

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Jul 09, 2020

Hawks hire 1st female G League general manager
The Hawks G League affiliate hired the first female general manager in Tori Miller.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Source: Beasley closing in on deal with Nets
The Brooklyn Nets are close to a deal with free agent forward Michael Beasley, ESPN has confirmed.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Rating our confidence in the top 10 teams in the NBA restart
How well will the top teams in the NBA restart answer their big questions?

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

From the archives: How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games
On the anniversary of Tim Donaghy's resignation from the NBA, ESPN revisits how the disgraced referee conspired to fix NBA games, whom he did it with and the untold millions that flowed from the conspiracy.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

How the NBA picked the barbers for the bubble
NBA players can't leave the bubble to get a haircut, so the league and the union are bringing barbers from all over the country to Orlando, Florida.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Jackson: Used 'wrong words' in DeSean defense
Stephen Jackson said he could have been clearer in his defense of DeSean Jackson but told CNN that his comments had nothing to do with defending anti-Semitism.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Source: Kawhi delays Fla. trip for family matter
Kawhi Leonard was granted permission by the Clippers to travel to Orlando, Florida, on his own, taking several days to tend to a family matter, a source confirmed to ESPN. Yahoo Sports first reported that Leonard didn't make the trip on Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Sources: Short-handed Nets acquire vet Crawford
Veteran guard Jamal Crawford has agreed to a deal with the undermanned Brooklyn Nets, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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Jul 08, 2020

Source: Kawhi delays Orlando trip for family
Kawhi Leonard was granted permission by the Clippers to travel to Orlando on his own, taking several days to tend to a family matter, a source confirmed to ESPN. Yahoo Sports first reported Leonard didn't make the trip on Wednesday.

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Jul 08, 2020

'Equality' most dominant message for NBA jerseys
"Equality" is the most popular social justice message players have chosen to use on the backs of their NBA jerseys so far during the league's upcoming restart, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN on Wednesday. "Black Lives Matter" is second.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Spurs' Mills giving salary to BLM, other causes
Spurs guard Patty Mills has decided to donate the rest of his 2019-20 salary to social justice organizations when the season resumes.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Why LeBron's Heat won only two NBA titles
Here's the question for LeBron's Miami Heat teams: Were they a success or not?

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

UFC 251: From the White House to the Raptors, this was the road to Max Holloway Inc.
A meeting with the Toronto Raptors helped reshape Max Holloway's professional outlook by narrowing his focus to a singular subject: fighting.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

How quickly can players get into 'game shape'?
With mere weeks before the season restarts, players must overcome a lack of court time with one another.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Pelicans' Gentry cleared for Orlando, sources say
Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry, one of the NBA staff members undergoing further scrutiny before heading into the Orlando bubble, has been cleared to travel with the team, sources say.

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Jul 08, 2020

Nuggets' Jokic tests negative but misses flight
Nuggets center Nikola Jokic tested negative for the coronavirus, but testing protocol and travel issues forced him to miss the team flight to Orlando, a source told ESPN.

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Jul 08, 2020

Stephen Jackson: DeSean 'speaking the truth'
Stephen Jackson came to DeSean Jackson's defense on Tuesday night, saying in an Instagram video that the Eagles wide receiver was "speaking the truth" with controversial social media posts that included anti-Semitic messages.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Were LeBron's Heat a disappointment?
Ten years after The Decision, here's the question for James and his Miami Heat teams: Were two titles good enough?

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Unidentified Magic player tests positive for virus
The Orlando Magic said Tuesday that one of their players recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Jul 08, 2020

Inside the rift between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, and what comes next
Becoming the poster boys for the NBA's coronavirus shutdown wasn't the beginning of tensions between Utah's All-Star duo.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Sources: Nets' Prince out after virus diagnosis
Brooklyn Nets forward Taurean Prince has tested positive for the coronavirus and will sit out the NBA's restart in Orlando, Florida, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Source: Jokic tests negative but misses flight
Nuggets center Nikola Jokic tested negative for the coronavirus, but testing protocol and travel issues forced him to miss the team flight to Orlando, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Embiid: Sixers' offense should go through him
Joel Embiid thinks the Sixers' offense should go through him when the season restarts.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Nuggets' Booth replaces Karnisovas as GM
The Nuggets promoted Calvin Booth to general manager. He succeeds Arturas Karnisovas, who left Denver for Chicago in April.

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Jul 07, 2020

Silver worries positive tests may pop 'bubble'
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is worried that too many positive tests in the Orlando 'bubble' environment could shut down the season again.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Tatum: Lot at stake for players in contract years
Celtics star Jayson Tatum is eligible to sign a contract extension this fall, and he says players in his situation or who are entering free agency "are putting a lot on the line" during the NBA season restart.

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Jul 07, 2020

Wizards' Beal (shoulder) won't play in NBA restart
Wizards star Bradley Beal will not participate in the NBA's restart in Orlando because of an injury to his right rotator cuff.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Nets won't have Dinwiddie after positive tests
Spencer Dinwiddie will not go with the Nets to Orlando because of positive coronavirus tests.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

How quickly can NBA players get into 'game shape'?
With less than a month before the NBA is scheduled to resume the 2019-20 season, the biggest hurdle for players to overcome is lack of court time with one another.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Kyrie TV program calls for action in Taylor's death
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

The new kicks you'll see in the NBA bubble
A handful of players are set to debut their new signature models this summer in Orlando, marking a rare alignment of the release calendar and the NBA's game schedule.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Inside the rift between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell -- and what comes next
Becoming the poster boys for the NBA's coronavirus shutdown wasn't the beginning of tensions between Utah's All-Star duo.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Howard to join Lakers, donate $700K from restart
Lakers center Dwight Howard told CNN on Monday night that he will be joining his team in Orlando for the resumption of the NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

JR Smith was 'very depressed' when out of game
JR Smith was 'very depressed' when he was out of the league before the Lakers signed him.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

Heat's Leonard puts bubble into perspective
The Heat's Meyers Leonard thinks that living in the bubble will be strange but nothing compared to what some people go through.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

Happy birthday, Zion: Williamson already racking up accomplishments
He turns 20 years old on July 6, but his stats as a teen were spectacular.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

Celtics' Brown playing to speak about issues
The Celtics' Jaylen Brown says that he didn't want to go to Orlando at first, but he recognizes that it offers a platform to spread his message.

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Jul 06, 2020

76ers' Scott calls NBA's jersey plan a 'bad miss'
The NBA providing players with a list of phrases to put on the backs of their jerseys rather than letting players choose what they wanted to say was a "bad miss," according to the 76ers' Mike Scott.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

Beal, still undecided on playing, to travel with Wiz
Wizards star Bradley Beal will travel to Florida with the team, although he has yet to make a decision on if he will be participating in the resumed NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

Happy birthday Zion: Williamson is already racking up NBA accomplishments
New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson turns 20 years old on July 6, but his stats as a teenager were spectacular.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

NBA's 10 worst betting seasons of the past 30 years
The Magic's 33.3% cover percentage in 2003-04 is the NBA's worst over the past 30 seasons. We explore the bottom 10 seasons ATS since 1990.

ESPN NBA
Jul 05, 2020

New NBA Power Rankings, and key questions for all 22 teams
All 22 teams face big questions ahead of training camp, which begins this week in Orlando, Florida.

ESPN NBA
Jul 05, 2020

Bucks latest to shut practice facility, sources say
After receiving the results of a Friday round of testing for the coronavirus, the Bucks shut down the team's practice facility for workouts until the team departs for Orlando, Florida, this week, sources told ESPN.

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Jul 05, 2020

Bucks, Kings latest to shut facilities, sources say
The Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings shut down their practice facilities Sunday, sources told ESPN, after receiving the results of a recent round of testing for the coronavirus.

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Jul 05, 2020

Nets' Temple: 'Nervous anxiousness' about bubble
Despite being committed to making the trip to Orlando with the Nets on Tuesday, Garrett Temple said he knows it will be uncomfortable for players to be in the bubble and said he feels a "nervous anxiousness" about making the trek.

ESPN NBA
Jul 05, 2020

TBT 2020: Meet the top 10 players vying for $1 million
The Basketball Tournament, a $1 million, winner-take-all event, runs through July 14. Here are the top 10 players competing in the event.

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