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3:29 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Portland Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey has reached a contract extension that lengthens his deal through the 2023-24 season, the team announced Friday. Olshey has constructed a perennial Western Conference playoff team in his seven seasons, including consecutive years as a third seed and the franchise’s first
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Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman has been accused of slapping a man at a bar in Delray Beach, Florida, according to a police report obtained by multiple outlets. No charges have been filed, but the man, Jeff Soulouque, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that the incident was unprovoked. “It was out of nowhere,”
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9:33 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The three finalists for the NBA MVP award — Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Paul George — led the balloting for the All-NBA teams, announced by the league Thursday afternoon. Milwaukee’s Antetokounmpo and Oklahoma City’s George were named to the two forward spots on the first team; Stephen Curry of
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Kevin Durant is unlikely to play at the start of the NBA Finals as he continues his recovery from a strained right calf, the Golden State Warriors announced Thursday. In a release, the Warriors said Durant still has not been cleared for on-court activities but added there is still hope he plays at some point
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The NBA has made the late decision to cancel the NBA Global Camp, a showcase for draft-eligible prospects from outside the United States that was scheduled for May 30 to June 2 in Monaco. “We have cancelled the NBA Global Camp 2019 due to logistical issues and other contributing factors that jeopardized our ability to
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5:39 AM ET ESPN News Services Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team. The Boston Celtics‘ Marcus Smart and the Milwaukee Bucks‘ Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that
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Drake clearly has been enjoying Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s struggles during the Eastern Conference finals, but the superstar rapper’s antics are rubbing some people the wrong way. A senior executive for Octagon, the agency that represents Antetokounmpo, tweeted Wednesday that he has “never seen anything as disrespectful” as Drake’s repeated trolling of Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.
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DENVER — The prospects of a return home to Washington and the Wizards were undeniably appealing to Tim Connelly. But not nearly as alluring as finishing what he started with the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets’ president of basketball operations elected to stay in town, even with the Wizards calling. The Nuggets, who boast a young
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The first five picks of the 2018 draft proved predictive regarding the 2019 All-Rookie first team, announced by the NBA on Tuesday. Top overall pick Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns was joined by the Sacramento Kings‘ Marvin Bagley III (No. 2), Dallas Mavericks‘ Luka Doncic (No. 3), Memphis Grizzlies‘ Jaren Jackson Jr. (No. 4)
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PORTLAND, Ore. — As the Golden State Warriors celebrated their fifth straight Western Conference championship after eliminating the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night, forward Draymond Green pointed out that as the conversation surrounding Kevin Durant‘s pending free agency continues, Durant’s addition to the Warriors three summers ago made the group “unbeatable.” Durant hasn’t played
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Portland Trail Blazers fans gave a standing ovation to high school coach and former University of Oregon football star Keanon Lowe on Monday night for his help in stopping a potential shooting at a local high school last week. Lowe, a star wide receiver at Oregon from 2011 to 2014, tackled a student armed with
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9:51 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Houston Rockets and coach Mike D’Antoni have had preliminary discussions on the framework of a contract extension that would keep the two-time NBA Coach of the Year from entering the final year of his deal. “I’ve let [general manager] Daryl [Morey] and [team owner] Tilman [Fertitta] know that I’m
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NEW ORLEANS — The Pelicans have hired Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon to serve as GM under new executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported by the Athletic. Langdon, 43, is a former Duke and NBA player who also played professionally in Europe. He
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PORTLAND, Ore. — On the road in the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors are (expletive) giants. Of everything this team has accomplished over the past five seasons, a number that personifies its dominance is the streak the Warriors extended Saturday night when they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 to take a 3-0 series lead
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The Houston Rockets are not renewing the contract of associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik, one of the architects of the team’s defensive turnaround this past season. “Jeff’s contract was up. It will not be renewed,” Rockets general manager Daryl Morey told the Houston Chronicle. “We’re looking for any way to improve. That goes for players,
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