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Jul 03, 2020

What people in the NBA are saying about the Orlando restart
Players, coaches and execs weigh in on difficult Orlando decisions, safety concerns and using the league's platform for social justice.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

What questions surround a possible second NBA bubble?
Eight teams will not be going to the NBA bubble in Florida. However, the league is interested in developing another location to begin activities for those teams in September.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

Another bubble: The questions and concerns surrounding a second NBA hub
Eight teams will not be going to the NBA bubble in Florida. However, the league is interested in developing another location to begin activities for those teams in September.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Sources: Clippers shut facilities after positive test
As a precaution, the LA Clippers shut down the team's practice facility on Thursday after a positive coronavirus test within the traveling party headed to Orlando, Florida, for the league restart, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Jazz's Mitchell says rapport with Gobert improved
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell can now smile and admit, "It's been a long few months for me."

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Davis: Lakers' title chances higher after long rest
"I think our chances are higher just because we're all rested and we're all ready to go," Anthony Davis said. "If anything, our chances got higher and it's going to be about just who wants it more."

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Ayton: Suns welcome doubters in playoff chase
Deandre Ayton says the Suns are letting the doubters fuel the team's playoff chase later this month.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Sources: NBA in talks on non-playoff 'bubble'
Details are being discussed for a second bubble for the eight NBA teams not invited to Florida, and some teams continue to push for an alternative plan that would enable them to hold mini-camps within their local markets, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

LeBron James, Zion Williamson, New York Yankees among those back in action
A week before the official opening of NBA training camps ahead of the July 30 restart, some teams are already back in action.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Simmons feeling better than when season started
Ben Simmons says his back injury has healed, he feels better than he did at the start of the NBA season and he's ready to fully participate in practice and play in games when the season resumes later this month.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Bulked-up Griz rookie Morant ready after hiatus
Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant, the Rookie of the Year front-runner, feels like he's ready to take off after making physical improvements during the NBA's hiatus.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

DeRozan: Bubble rules 'frustrating, overwhelming'
San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan says some of the NBA's health and safety rules for the bubble are "frustrating and overwhelming."

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Sources: Kings' Kokoskov to coach Fenerbahce
Kings assistant coach Igor Kokoskov has agreed in principle to become the next head coach of Fenerbahce, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Zion worked to stay in shape during quarantine
Zion Williamson had to struggle to find ways to get in shape during the pandemic, but he says he feels good.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Nine more NBA players test positive; total at 25
The nine players to test positive between June 24-29 brings the overall total to 25 players out of 351 that have found to have the virus since testing began June 23.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Kobe to be on two covers of NBA 2K21 edition
NBA 2K announced Thursday that Kobe Bryant will be the cover athlete for NBA 2K21's Mamba Forever Edition.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Worst individual betting seasons for every NBA team
Bettors hoping to cash in on the Cavs following a Finals loss were dealt a bad hand in the 2017-18 season. Here are the worst betting seasons for all 30 NBA teams.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

The strange new challenges facing NBA coaches in the age of COVID-19
NBA coaches are preparing their players for Orlando. For title contenders, though, there's an even greater urgency to get back to where they left off.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Pistons turning training facility into voting center
The Pistons announced Wednesday that Michigan residents will be able to use the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center as a "satellite center" to register and vote on site.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Lakers won't replace Howard, 'hopeful' he'll play
Coach Frank Vogel said Wednesday the Lakers will not seek a replacement player for Dwight Howard, who is currently quarantining with his family in Georgia, and they're "hopeful and optimistic that he'll be able to join us in Orlando."

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Lillard has doubts on players following all rules
Blazers guard Damian Lillard says he has serious doubts about players strictly following all the protocols and rules for Orlando's "bubble."

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Nuggets' Malone says Jokic expected for restart
After testing positive for the coronavirus, Nikola Jokic is feeling "great" and is expected to return to the United States in time to join the team flight to Orlando, according to coach Michael Malone.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Sources: Rockets' Sefolosha opts out of restart
Houston Rockets forward Thabo Sefolosha, who plays a key role defensively for the team, has opted out of the NBA's restart to the season, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Wizards' Beal hasn't decided to join restart yet
Though he has been "working my tail off every single day as if I am playing," Wizards guard Bradley Beal is still contemplating whether or not to play in the NBA restart in Orlando.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Sixers' Simmons 'effectively 100%' for restart
Ben Simmons, who suffered a back injury on Feb. 22 and whose status has been the subject of much speculation, is "good to go" for the restart of the season in Orlando, coach Brett Brown said.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

NBA tells coaches age alone won't prevent trip
The NBA has told the coaches' association that age alone will not preclude anyone from going to Orlando, Florida, for the resumption of the season.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Nets GM: We're sending team despite holdouts
Nets general manager Sean Marks said the organization is committed to sending a group to Orlando for the NBA restart in late July, despite several players saying they will not make the trip.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

JR Smith signs with Lakers for NBA restart
JR Smith, who worked out for the Lakers in February and hasn't played in an NBA game since November 2018, has signed with the team for the league's restart.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Giannis: Pandemic makes title win even harder
MIlkwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says the irregularity of the NBA sesaon will mean "this is gonna be the toughest championship you could ever win."

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Doc expects Lou Williams on court with Clippers
Doc Rivers thinks that Lou Williams will rejoin the Clippers when play starts after the player said he was 50-50.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Sources: Bubble to cost NBA more than $150M
The NBA's bubble environment at the Walt Disney World Resort will cost the league more than $150 million to operate, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Source: No names of deceased on NBA jerseys
NBA players have decided against using the names of those who have died as the result of social injustice on the backs of their jerseys, a source told The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Nets' GM: We're sending team despite holdouts
Nets GM Sean Marks said the organization is committed to sending a group to Orlando for the NBA restart in late July, despite several players saying they will not make the trip.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Pacers' Oladipo mulling return for NBA restart
Victor Oladipo remains undecided as to whether or not he will join his Indiana Pacers for the NBA's restart in Orlando.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

Zion named one of 3 NBA 2K21 cover athletes
After just one season in the NBA, Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson has turned a dream into reality and is one of three athletes on the cover of NBA 2K21.

ESPN NBA
Jul 01, 2020

NBA debate: The legacy of LeBron's Decision
Our experts break down the fallout from LeBron's Decision, the 2010-11 MVP vote and his legacy in Miami.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

Suns add former lottery pick Payne to roster
The Phoenix Suns, with an open roster spot to fill before they head to Orlando, Florida, to prepare for the resumption of the NBA season, added guard Cameron Payne on Tuesday. A lottery pick in 2015, Payne has yet to play in the league this season.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

Lakers GM: Orlando bubble will be 'mental test'
GM Rob Pelinka says the Lakers have put a lot of thought into the mental aspect of the team's upcoming journey to Orlando.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

Magic's Clifford views restart as separate season
Magic coach Steve Clifford views the NBA's upcoming restart as more of a standalone experience rather than a continuation of the 2019-2020 regular season.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

Some NBA staffs struggle with going to Florida
NBA general managers are grappling with whether some staff members should go to Orlando for the league's reboot with the coronavirus still a big concern as cases surge in Florida.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

Silver: On track but virus spread may stop NBA
Commissioner Adam Silver says the league is on track to play, but spread of the coronavirus to the league community could stop everything.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

VP of referees retires after 32 years in league
Joe Borgia, who spent 32 years in the NBA as a referee and executive overseeing officials, announced his retirement Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

Pritchard: Pacers player still undecided on return
One member of the Indiana Pacers hasn't fully committed to joining the squad, according to Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

Blazers' Lillard gets first of 3 covers for NBA 2K21
Blazers star Damian Lillard will be one of three cover athletes for current-generation console editions of the upcoming NBA 2K21 release.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

Sources: Nuggets close facility because of virus
The Nuggets closed their practice facility after positive tests for the coronavirus, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

Three Pelicans players test positive for virus
Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin told reporters Tuesday that three players had tested positive for the coronavirus.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

NBA's 10 best betting seasons of the past 30 years
The Spurs' 67% mark against the spread in 2011-12 is the NBA's best over the past 30 seasons. Here are the top 10 seasons ATS since 1990.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

NBA's 10 best betting seasons of the last 30 years
The Spurs' 67% mark against the spread in 2011-12 is the NBA's best over the past 30 seasons. Here are the top 10 seasons ATS since 1990.

ESPN NBA
Jun 30, 2020

Don't forget LeBron's astounding on-court legacy in Miami
On the 10th anniversary of The Decision, Kirk Goldsberry breaks down how LeBron James mastered efficiency as the leader of Miami's Big 3.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

Nets' Jordan opts out of restart after positive test
Nets center DeAndre Jordan has tested positive for COVID-19 and opted out of next month's NBA season restart, he said Monday. Teammate Spencer Dinwiddie also tested positive but has yet to formally rule himself out of Orlando, he told The Athletic.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

Sources: Blazers plan to replace Ariza with Adams
The Trail Blazers plan to sign guard Jaylen Adams as a substitute player to replace Trevor Ariza, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

Sources: NBA plans 'Black Lives Matter' on courts
The NBA is planning to paint Black Lives Matter on the court inside both sidelines in all three arenas it will use at the Walt Disney World Resort when it resumes the 2019-20 season late next month in Orlando, Florida, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

Hawks OK'd to turn arena into huge voting station
The Fulton County Registration and Elections Board approved a plan by the Hawks to turn State Farm Arena into a massive polling station for Georgia's primary runoff election on Aug. 11, as well as early voting for the Nov. 3 general election.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

Dinwiddie unsure on restart after positive test
Nets star Spencer Dinwiddie has been diagnosed with coronavirus and is not sure he will be able to participate when the season resumes, he told The Athletic on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

High school vs. now: see Steph Curry, Karl-Anthony Towns and others
Showing off changes between high school and now took off on Twitter on Monday. That gave teams such as the Warriors, Timberwolves and others the chance to dust off their digital scrapbooks.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

Here's what really happened the week of LeBron's Decision
It was 10 years ago that LeBron James announced that he was taking his talents to South Beach. The days around that moment forever changed the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

Raptors' VanVleet: NBA restart 'terrible timing'
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet said it was difficult to decide whether to take part in the NBA restart its season amid the coronavirus pandemic and protests for social justice.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

Fultz: Can still champion causes while playing
Magic guard Markelle Fultz thinks that players can still champion social justice causes while playing games.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

Morant apologizes for anti-police jersey post
The Grizzlies' Ja Morant apologized for reposting an image of his jersey with an anti-police slogan on the back, clarifying that it "didn't clearly and accurately convey what I wanted to share."

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

Sources: Lakers finalizing deal with JR Smith
The Lakers are finalizing a deal with guard JR Smith, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

NBA spreads on boards for first time in months
NBA spreads were back on the board at sportsbooks for the first time in months.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

Three days in July around The Decision: Inside the maneuvers that transformed the NBA
It was 10 years ago that LeBron James announced that he was taking his talents to South Beach. The days around that moment forever changed the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

How the Raptors are turning Fort Myers into a test for the NBA's bubble
The NBA's only Canadian team has already begun the isolation process in Florida as the defending champs get ready for next month's season restart.

ESPN NBA
Jun 29, 2020

All the highlights used in Lil Wayne's tribute to Kobe Bryant
Lil Wayne honored the late Kobe Bryant by remixing a 2009 single over memorable Black Mamba clips.

ESPN NBA
Jun 28, 2020

Company with ties to Thunder files for bankruptcy
Chesapeake Energy Corporation, which holds the naming rights to the Oklahoma City Thunder's arena, announced Sunday it had filed for bankruptcy.

ESPN NBA
Jun 28, 2020

Jazz's Gobert says sense of smell 'still not 100%'
Jazz center Rudy Gobert recently told French newspaper L'Equipe that his sense of taste has returned, but his sense of smell is "still not 100%" three months after testing positive for the coronavirus.

ESPN NBA
Jun 28, 2020

Nets' Chandler opting out to remain with family
Wilson Chandler has informed the Nets that he will not participate when the season resumes so he can remain with his family.

ESPN NBA
Jun 28, 2020

Noah signs to stay with Clips through season
The LA Clippers signed center Joakim Noah for the remainder of the season.

ESPN NBA
Jun 28, 2020

Bryant: What 'The Last Dance' reveals about Michael Jordan's legacy
After the ESPN premiere and the ABC encore and now as it heads to Netflix, "The Last Dance" still reverberates. The film shows us why, even in total victory, this larger-than-life superstar often looks so terribly small.

ESPN NBA
Jun 28, 2020

NBA may let players wear statements on jerseys
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are discussing plans to allow players the opportunity to wear a statement on social justice on the back of their jerseys when the season restarts in Orlando, Florida.

ESPN NBA
Jun 28, 2020

Source: Noah to stay with Clips through season
The LA Clippers signed center Joakim Noah for the remainder of the season, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 27, 2020

ESPN show confirms The Decision was fan's idea
An upcoming episode of Backstory confirms that the idea behind ESPN's The Decision show didn't come from LeBron James but from a fan identified only as "Drew" in a 2009 Bill Simmons mailbag collumn.

ESPN NBA
Jun 27, 2020

NBA debate: Best playoff races and new NBA title favorites
Our analysts break down the biggest games, the races to watch and what they expect in the NBA postseason.

ESPN NBA
Jun 27, 2020

NBA debate: Best games, playoff races and NBA title favorites
Our analysts break down the biggest games, the races to watch and what they expect in the NBA postseason.

ESPN NBA
Jun 27, 2020

From the archives: MJ comparisons and MVP expectations -- when Vince Carter was NEXT
Twenty years ago, ESPN The Magazine named 23-year-old Vince Carter as the next great NBA superstar, and it revealed how Carter felt about "The Comparison" and the extraordinary hopes for his career.

ESPN NBA
Jun 27, 2020

2020 NBA schedule: The 12 most important games as the season resumes
The schedule for the NBA's restart is set. Here are the must-watch games as teams push for the postseason.

ESPN NBA
Jun 26, 2020

Jazz-Pels, Lakers-Clippers to tip off NBA restart
The NBA will resume on July 30 with a doubleheader featuring the Jazz vs. Pelicans and Lakers vs. Clippers.

ESPN NBA
Jun 26, 2020

2020 NBA schedule: The 12 most important games of the restarted regular season
The schedule for the NBA's restart is set. Here are the must-watch games as teams push for the postseason.

ESPN NBA
Jun 26, 2020

Silver: NBA moving forward; nothing is 'risk-free'
NBA commissioner Adam Silver, when asked about the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in Florida, said the "ultimate conclusion is that we can't outrun the virus, and that this is what we're gonna be living with for the foreseeable future."

ESPN NBA
Jun 26, 2020

Pistons sign former first-round pick Patton
The Detroit Pistons signed center Justin Patton, a former first-round pick who has struggled with injuries throughout his career.

ESPN NBA
Jun 26, 2020

NBA, players sign off on terms to restart season
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have finalized terms of the deal that will allow the league to restart the season at the Disney World campus near Orlando, Florida, next month.

ESPN NBA
Jun 26, 2020

16 out of 302 NBA players test positive for virus
The 16 NBA players who tested positive for the coronavirus will remain in self-isolation until they satisfy public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and have been cleared by a physician.

ESPN NBA
Jun 26, 2020

Broekhoff signing to finish season with 76ers
Free-agent forward Ryan Broekhoff is signing with the 76ers for the rest of the season, reuniting with his national team coach, Brett Brown.

ESPN NBA
Jun 25, 2020

Jazz coach: Replies to Mitchell why work needed
Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder praised star guard Donovan Mitchell for using his social media platform to push for social justice and cited some of the negative feedback as proof that significantly more progress must be made.

ESPN NBA
Jun 25, 2020

Snyder: Reaction to Mitchell proof work is needed
Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder praised star guard Donovan Mitchell for using his social media platform to push for social justice and cited some of the negative feedback as proof that significantly more progress must be made.

ESPN NBA
Jun 25, 2020

Sources: NBA players briefed on security details
A comprehensive security plan to help enforce the health and safety protocols for the NBA's restart in Orlando has been shared with players, sources say.

ESPN NBA
Jun 25, 2020

Lowe: Why Draymond Green believes 'the entire system is broken' for college athletes
Draymond Green and Sen. Chris Murphy have teamed up to provide a "unique voice" for player empowerment.

ESPN NBA
Jun 25, 2020

Source: Cauley-Stein opts out; Mavs to get Burke
Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein, whose wife is expected to give birth in July, will not return to the team for the restart of the NBA season, sources told ESPN. His roster spot is expected to go to Trey Burke.

ESPN NBA
Jun 25, 2020

An oral history of the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
The inside story of the night Vince Carter changed the NBA Slam Dunk Contest forever.

ESPN NBA
Jun 25, 2020

Carter 'officially done' after 22 years in NBA
Vince Carter says he is officially retiring after 22 seasons in the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Jun 25, 2020

NBA free agents: Team-by-team lists for 2020 and 2021
Who are the upcoming free agents? We have the lists.

ESPN NBA
Jun 25, 2020

Best individual betting seasons for every NBA team
If you were on the 2009-10 Bucks or the 2007-08 Celtics, you probably cashed in. Here are the best betting seasons for all 30 NBA teams over the last 30 years.

ESPN NBA
Jun 24, 2020

Kings' Parker, Len test positive for COVID-19
Forward Jabari Parker and center Alex Len, both members of the Sacramento Kings, said Wednesday that they've tested positive for the coronavirus.

ESPN NBA
Jun 24, 2020

Knicks prez wants to have coach by end of July
Knicks president Leon Rose said on Wednesday the franchise intends to have a permanent coach in place by the end of July.

ESPN NBA
Jun 24, 2020

Kings forward Parker tests positive for virus
Kings forward Jabari Parker said in a statement Wednesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus. "I am progressing in my recovery and feeling well," he said.

ESPN NBA
Jun 24, 2020

OKC signs fan favorite Dort to multiyear contract
The Thunder re-signed 21-year-old Luguentz Dort, who became a full-time starter at shooting guard in January.

ESPN NBA
Jun 24, 2020

Pacers' Brogdon tests positive for coronavirus
Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, who is averaging 16.3 points and 7.1 assists this season, is in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus, he said Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Jun 24, 2020

NBA, NBPA emphasizing social change at restart
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association will "take collective action to combat systemic racism and promote social justice" when the season restarts next month in Orlando, Florida.

ESPN NBA
Jun 24, 2020

Sources: Agent Wilkes to run hoops for Klutch
Klutch Sports, whose All-Star clients include LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons and Draymond Green, has reached an agreement with NBA agent Omar Wilkes to become the agency's head of basketball, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jun 24, 2020

Source: Spurs signing free agent Tyler Zeller
Free-agent center Tyler Zeller is signing with the San Antonio Spurs for the rest of the season, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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