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8:10 AM ET The 2019 version of NBArank debuted on Monday with players Nos. 100 to 51, including hyped rookies (the Memphis Grizzlies‘ Ja Morant), established veterans (the Denver Nuggets‘ Paul Millsap) and intriguing players on new squads (the New Orleans Pelicans‘ Lonzo Ball). Who didn’t make the cut but should have? Which players are
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6:15 PM ET Vince Carter, the league’s oldest player, will return for a record 22nd season, the Hawks officially announced on Friday. The Hawks are bringing the 42-year-old, eight-time All-Star back for a second season. Last season, he averaged 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 76 games and 17 minutes per game for the rebuilding
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3:45 PM ET The NBA Board of Governors on Friday passed a stricter package of measures aimed to enforce compliance with tampering and salary cap circumvention. Speaking in New York, commissioner Adam Silver said the provisions passed unanimously as the league seeks a “culture of compliance.” “Suspending executives … taking away draft picks … voiding
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11:26 AM ET Forward Thabo Sefolosha has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets for the veteran’s minimum, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday. Sefolosha, a 13-year veteran, has been among several free agents who attended the Rockets’ voluntary minicamp in Las Vegas this week. Sefolosha, 35, has earned a reputation as
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5:40 PM ET Doc Rivers has revealed eye-opening, undisclosed details of the Los Angeles Clippers‘ free-agent meeting at his house with Kawhi Leonard and how the team approached it. Rivers, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, says the Clippers, knowing the Oklahoma City Thunder “wanted to break their team up,” provided Leonard with
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4:40 PM ET The NBA power brokers descending on New York this week for the league’s Board of Governors meeting have reacted to the league’s beefed-up anti-tampering proposal with a mix of skepticism about its potential deterrent effect and concerns of privacy. In conversations with numerous league officials, team owners, general managers and agents, some
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7:31 AM ET Associated Press USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men’s rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week. It’s now nine-years-and-counting in the top spot for the U.S., which has held the No. 1 ranking since winning the 2010
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Sep 19, 2019 Associated Press USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men’s rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week. It’s now nine years and counting in the top spot for the U.S., which has held the No. 1 ranking since
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12:58 PM ET Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing thumb surgery Wednesday, meaning he could miss the start of the regular season. The Wizards announced that the operation was to repair a ruptured radial collateral ligament in Thomas’ left thumb. The two-time All-Star suffered the injury Monday during
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12:18 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO. Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the team and Barclays Center on Wednesday, then announced that he had hired former Turner Sports President David Levy to oversee both. Tsai’s purchase of the Nets was
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9:05 AM ET Which players defined the past 10 NBA seasons? We asked this question to a panel of ESPN’s NBA experts: Who was the player of the decade? Voters ranked their top three picks in order — considering the 2009-10 season through 2018-19 — and here are the results. LeBron James was an overwhelming
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4:30 AM ET Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is committed to playing for Team USA in next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. “That is the plan, for sure,” Curry said in an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “You know, obviously knock on wood, you don’t want any injuries or things like that to interfere.”
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9:34 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram and guard Lonzo Ball have been full participants in the team’s voluntary offseason workouts in New Orleans, a source told ESPN on Tuesday. Neither player has been restricted by the injuries that shut them down last season while members of the Los Angeles Lakers,
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12:58 AM ET Kelly CohenESPN Dazzling football catches — the ones that shock the crowd and get our Twitter fingers going — are why we keep watching the game again and again. Odell Beckham Jr. was falling backwards with a defender all over him on Sunday Night Football in 2014 when the wide receiver made
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9:44 AM ET NBA 2K game developer Take-Two Interactive, the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and ESL will launch the NBA 2K20 Global Championship, which will feature over $100,000 in prize money, in October, the four companies announced Tuesday. The multi-event circuit will feature both online and offline events and will run from October
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4:32 PM ET Associated Press Call it the transition game: Michael Jordan and three other NBA owners are getting into the liquor business. The Charlotte Hornets owner has entered the venture with Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, Wes Edens of the Milwaukee Bucks and Wyc Grousbeck and wife Emilia Fazzalari of the Boston
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3:28 PM ET The Orlando Magic exercised the fourth-year team options on guard Markelle Fultz and forward Jonathan Isaac and the third-year team option on center Mo Bamba, the team announced Monday. All three players are now signed through the 2020-21 season. Fultz’s option was for $12.3 million. “Mo (Bamba), Markelle (Fultz) and Jonathan (Isaac)
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3:30 PM ET ESPN News Services The NBA is looking to further crack down on tampering, proposing a new top fine of $10 million for teams conducting the practice, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN. Other maximum-fine levels could be raised significantly as well, provided the league’s board of governors approves the measures
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