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The 2019 version of NBArank debuted 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 the most underrated and
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Vince Carter, the NBA’s oldest player, will return for a record 22nd season, the Atlanta Hawks announced Friday. The Hawks are bringing the 42-year-old back for a second season. Last season, he averaged 17.5 minutes, 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 76 games for the rebuilding Hawks. If Carter, an eight-time All-Star, sticks with the
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3:45 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN NEW YORK — The NBA’s board of governors on Friday unanimously approved a series of measures to more strictly enforce compliance with tampering and salary-cap circumvention. In addition to being subject to fines up to $10 million, teams can also lose draft picks, executives can be suspended, and contracts can
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Forward Thabo Sefolosha has agreed to sign a fully guaranteed 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 a
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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 a list of
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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 a list of
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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 uncertainty was expressed
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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 world championship.
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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 world championship.
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Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to miss six to eight 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 routine
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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 unanimously approved Wednesday by the
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Which players defined the past 10 NBA seasons? We posed 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 pick at No.
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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.” This would mark
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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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Sep 17, 2019 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 backward with a defender all over him on Sunday Night Football in 2014 when the wide receiver made
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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 more than $100,000 in prize money, in October, the four companies announced Tuesday. The multievent circuit will feature both online and offline events and will run from October to February,
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BEIJING — From the minute Team USA lost to France in the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup earlier this week, USA Basketball had to begin preparing itself for 10 months from now and the Olympics in Tokyo. Fair or not, that is shaping up to be a referendum on the state of the national
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As the Toronto Raptors hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy in June, they put a punctuation mark at the end of a wild NBA decade. The 2010s will go down as one of the league’s most successful periods, and the decade will be remembered for a couple signature trends: the rise of 3-point shooting and analytics.
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