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5:54 PM ET As part of larger corporate cutbacks amid the coronavirus pandemic, layoffs are underway within the Utah Jazz. Those cutbacks include non-basketball personnel, and some employees are taking salary reductions, sources told ESPN. The Jazz are one of approximately 80 companies within the Larry H. Miller Group, which confirmed the layoffs as “a
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12:04 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN While some might speculate that the NBA season will not resume because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Milwaukee Bucks, who had the league’s best record when play stopped, are going forward as if they will eventually be on the court. “We are operating and functioning and just have a mentality
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11:55 AM ET Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who expressed optimism last week that the NBA season could resume as soon as mid-May, has backed off discussing any potential timetables for the league playing games again. “I have no idea,” Cuban said Wednesday on ESPN’s Get Up. “I mean, the only thing I know is
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5:22 PM ET The NBA, NBA Players Association and 2K have partnered to produce an NBA 2K tournament that will air on ESPN and ESPN2 starting Friday, it was announced. The NBA 2K20 Player Tournament is Friday through April 11, according to a statement, and will begin airing on ESPN with a half-hour preshow at
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9:45 PM ET Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago, has been cleared by the Massachusetts Department of Health, he announced on social media Sunday night. Smart and the Celtics were in Milwaukee on March 11, preparing to play the Bucks the next night — in front of no
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11:20 AM ET Former New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury is trying to arrange a deal that would deliver 10 million N95 masks to New York City, but he has run into issues coordinating a deal between a Chinese company and the coronavirus-struck city. Marbury told the New York Post that he arranged for a
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1:02 AM ET Kevin WangESPN.com Former NBA guard O.J. Mayo is close to joining the Chinese Basketball Association to play for powerhouse Liaoning Flying Leopards, pending medical and other procedural clearances. Mayo, 32, landed in the northern Chinese city of Shenyang — home to the No. 3-ranked Flying Leopards — from Taipei on Friday. He
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12:27 PM ET All Utah Jazz players and staff have been cleared by the Utah Department of Health after completing their respective periods of isolation and quarantine following exposure to the coronavirus, according to a team official. More than two weeks ago, Jazz center Rudy Gobert was one of three NBA players to test positive
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3:18 PM ET Fred “Curly” Neal, the face of the Harlem Globetrotters for 22 years, died Thursday morning in Houston at the age of 77, the team announced on Twitter. Neal, with his slick ballhandling skills, recognizable shaved head and playful banter, in 2008 became just the fifth Globetrotters player to have his jersey retired,
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