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Feb 22, 2018

Clippers' Avery Bradley out against Warriors
Clippers guard Avery Bradley is out tonight against the Golden State Warriors with a sports hernia.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2018

NBA reporters fantasy Q&A: Will Irving, IT, Wiggins finish strongly?
ESPN NBA reporters on whether Irving and Thomas will be rested, potential upside in Wiggins and Mudiay, plus a look at whether you should move on from Kawhi.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2018

How Las Vegas is preparing for NBA tanking
An NBA-record seven teams are at least 20 games below .500 at the All-Star break, which means that tanking is on the horizon. How are Las Vegas bookmakers (and bettors) preparing? It's all about access to the information.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2018

Lowe: NBA having real discussions about a postseason play-in tournament
Two specific proposals for a play-in tournament for the NBA playoffs are circulating at the league's highest levels. Here's what it means.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2018

Top building blocks and fades for Thursday's NBA DFS action
Which players should you build your daily fantasy basketball lineups around on Thursday? Which ones should you avoid? Our experts have the answers.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2018

Pelton mail: Which non-Hall of Famer had the best peak?
Kevin Pelton answers questions on injuries to star players, pull-up transition 3s, Tyus Jones and more.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2018

Sources: GSW to hang with D.C. kids, not prez
With their one trip to Washington, D.C., this season, the reigning champion Warriors will spend time with area kids, according to sources, having been uninvited from the customary trip to the White House.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

Dirk on Mavericks allegations: 'Truly disgusting'
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki said the allegations in a Sports Illustrated report that the franchise has a hostile workplace for women came as "heartbreaking" and "truly disgusting" news.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

What version of the Knicks will Kristaps come back to lead?
Kristaps Porzingis' ACL tear was the knockout blow to a lost season in New York. Now, a franchise in flux could look drastically different once the All-Star big man is ready to return.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

Millsap back at practice, but return uncertain
Paul Millsap is back practicing with the Nuggets, but there's still no timetable for the forward's return to the lineup from left wrist surgery.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

New-look Cavaliers provide reason for optimism, but questions remain
An infusion of young talent gave Cleveland a kick-start before the All-Star break, but Tyronn Lue will still have to find a way to work Kevin Love back into the lineup when he's healthy.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

Celtics' Smart: Injury could've ended season
Celtics guard Marcus Smart is ready to return from a lacerated hand that doctors say he was lucky to have not injured more.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

Sources: Kawhi has final say, opts to stay out
Spurs star Kawhi Leonard has been medically cleared to return from a right quad tendinopathy injury, but he has elected against returning to the active roster after consulting with a specialist to get a second opinion, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

Pistons PG Jackson cleared for light running
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson has been cleared to begin light running and shooting but a timeframe for his return to practice and game action is still unclear nearly two months after spraining his right ankle.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

Warriors plan 2018 preseason game in Seattle
The Golden State Warriors are planning on facing the Sacramento Kings in a 2018 preseason game in Seattle, the first NBA game in the city since the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City for the 2007-08 season.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

LeBron on reseeding: 'Let's not get too crazy'
LeBron James, who has been to the NBA Finals the past seven straight years, says he's against the idea of reseeding regardless of conference for the postseason.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

Kawhi likely out for rest of season, Pop says
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he would be surprised if Kawhi Leonard returns this season.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

Mavs' Cuban fined $600K for tanking talk
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined $600,000 by the league for saying that it would be best if his team lost this season.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

Cuban: 'Horrible mistake' to keep ex-employee
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told ESPN that he regrets keeping former employee Earl K. Sneed on staff after two separate domestic violence incidents. "I made the decision ... in hindsight, I would probably do it differently," he said.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

Flu symptoms hospitalize Saints/Pels owner
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is resting after being hospitalized recently with flu symptoms.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2018

Saints/Pelicans owner Benson resting after flu
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is resting after a bout with the flu.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Report: Ex-Mavs CEO accused of misconduct
The Mavericks notified the NBA about misconduct allegations against former team president Terdema Ussery and said they have hired outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation into the claims.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Mavs investigate inappropriate conduct claims
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban addressed the allegations of inappropriate conduct by a former officer of the organization during a meeting with business-side employees this week, sources said.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Warriors ready to get back to work after restless All-Star break
Golden State's quartet of All-Stars got an extra day away from practice after a weekend in Los Angeles that was anything but a vacation.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Hornacek: Knicks have moved on from Noah
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek isn't sure if Joakim Noah will return before the end of the season, noting that the decision would come from team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Davis: Pelicans a Finals team if Cousins healthy
Pelicans star Anthony Davis says his team would have contended for a title had DeMarcus Cousins not torn his Achilles.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

With Lonzo set to return, Lakers look for growth in second half
After nearly a six-week absence, Lonzo Ball returns to a Lakers team that was shaken up at the trade deadline and faces an uncertain future this summer.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Sources: Hornets eye Kupchak for front office
After declining to offer general manager Rich Cho a new contract, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is planning to target former Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak for a high-ranking role in the organization, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Sources: Hornets unlikely to retain GM Cho
The Charlotte Hornets are unlikely to bring back general manager Rich Cho on a new contract next season, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Power Rankings: First-place Rockets, rolling Raps and all that Jazz
Can Houston keep the No. 1 seed away from Golden State? Is Utah's 11-game run for real? Kevin Arnovitz takes the temperature of all 30 teams as the season approaches the playoff push.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Mavs' Cuban: 'Losing our best option' in '17-18
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban may not like tanking, but he understands it's the best option for Dallas (18-40) to keep losing to finish this season.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Tiago Splitter announces retirement from NBA
Tiago Splitter -- who has battled a hip injury for two years -- says he has officially retired from the NBA. Splitter won a title with the Spurs in 2014.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

2018 NBA All-Star Game ratings down slightly
Television ratings for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on TNT were down slightly from last year, Turner Sports announced on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Fergie: anthem 'didn't strike the intended tone'
Fergie, in a statement released Monday, says her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Sunday's NBA All-Star Game "didn't strike the intended tone."

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

What version of the Knicks will Kristaps Porzingis come back to lead?
Kristaps Porzingis' ACL tear was the knockout blow to a lost season in New York. Now, a franchise in flux could look drastically different once the All-Star big man is ready to return to action.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Confidential: NBA pros dish on the 2018 summer of LeBron, DeMarcus and OKC
We surveyed 48 NBA pros to get their free-agency takes on LeBron, DeMarcus and more.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Destination LeBron: Where could King James land this summer?
LeBron James is set to be a free agent, and his decision on where to play next season could shake up the NBA once again. So where will the King find his throne? We look at the most likely options.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Fergie's national anthem confuses, amuses
Fergie's slow, bluesy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday before the 67th edition of the NBA's annual showcase wasn't particularly well received at Staples Center or on social media.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

LeBron James leads an All-Star Game that needed a comeback
A new format gave the All-Star Game a fresh chapter, and LeBron served as the weekend's top character.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Team LeBron earns high marks after All-Star rally
Kevin Pelton grades the grand finale of All-Star Weekend, which featured never-before-seen lineups, a fourth-quarter comeback, and game-saving defense.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Silver happy with All-Star, says TV draft likely
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he believes next year's All-Star player draft will be televised.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Silver happy with the ASG, says TV draft likely
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he believes that next year's All-Star player draft will be televised.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

LeBron lifts team to All-Star win, captures MVP
James scored 29 points and was selected MVP of the NBA All-Star Game for the third time after leading "Team LeBron" to a win over "Team Stephen" at Staples Center.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

The dire diagnosis of Tiny Archibald is a bitter pill -- and a prescription for the future of NBA stars
Former NBA stars are dying young at an alarming rate. This is the story of how today's stars are trying to change that.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

Skills, thrills and windmills -- what an All-Star Saturday Night it was!
Spencer Dinwiddie showed remarkable skills, Devin Booker showed remarkable range and Donovan Mitchell showed remarkable ability to pay homage to his dunking forefathers. And we have the pictures to prove it.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

Sixers' Redick criticized for racial slur
Sixers guard JJ Redick is being criticized for using a racial slur in a video for Chinese New Year.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

Sixers' Redick is criticized for racial slur
Sixers guard JJ Redick is being criticized for using a racial slur in a video for Chinese New Year.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

Redick apologizes for slur, was 'tongue-tied'
After being criticized for using a racial slur in a video for Chinese New Year, Sixers guard JJ Redick offered an explanation in a tweet Sunday evening, writing that his words "came out the wrong way" after he changed his greeting midsentence.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

NBA Power Rankings: First-place Rockets, rolling Raps and all that Jazz
Can Houston keep the No. 1 seed away from Golden State? Is Utah's 11-game run for real? Kevin Arnovitz takes the temperature of all 30 teams as the season approaches the playoff push.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

How Goran Dragic went from national hero to first-time All-Star
After 714 NBA games, 145 international league contests and 91 FIBA matches, Goran Dragic's whirlwind career has finally reached stability.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

Victor Oladipo and the Pacers are proving everyone wrong
How a summer trade that was heavily criticized has given life to Indiana.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

Follow live: Team Steph takes on Team LeBron
Steph Curry leads his squad against LeBron James & Co. in the 67th NBA All-Star Game.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

How to fix the All-Star Game? Our experts have the answer!
We get it. It's an exhibition game. That's fine. We don't want injuries either. But is it too much to want some reasonably watchable basketball? We asked five of our NBA experts to dish on how to amp up the Sunday-night snoozer.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

How the Greek Freak's hustle shapes his story
Giannis Antetokounmpo has made it as the face of an NBA franchise and an international superstar. But he won't forget where he came from as he journeys through stardom.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Mitchell leads the class in throwback dunk contest
Kevin Pelton slams out grades for every player in the slam dunk contest.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Silver floats possible playoff format change
In musing possible NBA postseason playoff format change, Adam Silver offered a compromise: both the Eastern and Western conferences still send eight teams apiece, but 1-16 seeding would mean the best two teams, regardless of conference, make the final.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Sunburn: Booker's hot shooting leads 3-point grades
Kevin Pelton's grades for every player in the 3-point contest were all over the chart.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Dinwiddie shows the guards have the top skills again
Kevin Pelton dribbles, shoots, and dishes out grades for every player in the Skills Competition.

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