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8:52 AM ET Doug Kezirian Zion Williamson’s star is too bright for setting odds on his position in Thursday’s NBA draft. “It’s an ‘out price.’ There is no price. It’s like offering in-running (moneyline) in a soccer match in the 80th minute when the score is 6-0,” Caesars Sportsbook head of risk Jeff Davis told
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11:24 PM ET The Los Angeles Lakers are scrambling to reshape the parameters of the Anthony Davis trade with New Orleans and create the ability for $32 million-plus in salary-cap space when the free agent moratorium ends on July 6, league sources told ESPN. The Lakers were engaging additional teams on Tuesday to take on
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1:52 PM ET The New York Knicks have declined a recent trade offer that would have sent the No. 3 overall draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the eighth and 10th picks, a source told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. The Hawks have been aggressively exploring trade scenarios where they would package the Nos.
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10:32 PM ET Doug KezirianESPN Close SportsCenter anchor Behind The Bets podcast host Sportsbooks throughout the country are creatively trying to capitalize on recent buzz surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers and their recent trade for Anthony Davis to pair with fellow superstar LeBron James. Caesars Sportsbook posted a unique proposition on whether a team from
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5:31 PM ET ESPN News Services TORONTO — Some 1.5 million jubilant Raptors fans packed downtown Toronto on Monday for a championship parade that included a shooting and problems with overcrowding. Two people have “serious but not life-threatening” injuries in connection with the shooting and two people have been placed in custody, according to police
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7:55 PM ET ESPN News Services Fred VanVleet said Sunday there is nothing more that the Toronto Raptors can do to convince Kawhi Leonard to re-sign with the team, but he and several teammates expressed their hopes that the NBA Finals MVP decides to return. Leonard, who led the Raptors to a six-game NBA Finals
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5:28 PM ET Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse confirmed Sunday that he plans to coach the Canadian national team, starting with the World Cup this summer. At Toronto’s first media availability since winning the NBA Finals, Nurse told reporters, “I’m getting ready to take another situation soon because I think it’s going to make me
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2:19 PM ET The NBA Finals had a wild impact on next year’s championship odds, leaving the Los Angeles Lakers as the favorites at some sportsbooks and the injury-riddled Golden State Warriors as second-tier contenders. The Lakers, at +400, are the favorites to win the 2019-20 NBA championship at Caesars Sportsbook, followed by the Milwaukee
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6:39 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers remains confident that the organization can retain Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant this summer. “There’s things I can say; there’s all these rules — but I would say that we value those guys at the highest level,” Myers said on Friday. “I
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6:12 PM ET Twenty players have received invitations to attend the 2019 NBA draft and sit in the green room, sources told ESPN. Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, Darius Garland, De’Andre Hunter, Jarrett Culver, Coby White, Cam Reddish and Jaxson Hayes received the first batch of invites on June 7, sources said, with an
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4:25 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN OAKLAND, Calif. — Before the playoffs began, Kyle Lowry declared that the only way he could silence his critics was by winning a championship. So, as he walked through the bowels of Oracle Arena late Thursday night fully decked out in championship paraphernalia following his Toronto Raptors title-clinching 114-110 victory
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9:56 PM ET NBA commissioner Adam Silver, speaking Thursday to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, praised the league’s reformed draft lottery system while saying he hopes that it changes the “destructive” mindset some teams and fans have about tanking. “Where I think it’s the greatest success is, hopefully it’ll stop fans in those markets from rooting for
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12:02 PM ET On Jan. 17, 2017, the Golden State Warriors held a rather elaborate ceremony at what was then just a big pile of dirt in San Francisco. The ownership group, which had invested approximately $1.5 billion to turn this pile of dirt into a game-changing stadium when Chase Center opens later this year,
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