Month: January 2019

For every young player struggling to actualize an imposing pre-draft expectation, there are occasional spurts of brilliance, just enough to keep the believers going without really creating a consistent impact. Nearly two seasons into the Jonathan Isaac experience, that’s the best way to describe his journey. When the Orlando Magic drafted Isaac sixth overall in
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2:28 PM ET In a meeting with New York Knicks management Thursday, All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis expressed concern on the state of the franchise and his future with the organization, league sources told ESPN. Porzingis, sidelined for nearly a year with an ACL injury, can become a restricted free agent this summer. Increasing tensions on
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10:11 PM ET NEW ORLEANS — The presence, or lack thereof, of Anthony Davis was unmistakable on Wednesday as the Pelicans played the Denver Nuggets, the first home game for team since Davis’ trade request became public on Monday. Davis was absent through almost the entirety of the team’s pregame hype video prior to tipoff,
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11:27 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Rapper J. Cole will headline the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game. The seven-time Grammy Award nominee will return to his home state to perform a medley of hits at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 17. He released his latest single, “Middle
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3:47 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Tuesday marked the 140th game of Brandon Ingram’s NBA career. But it was the first game he’s played since Anthony Davis set the basketball world on fire by requesting a trade on Monday that linked the Los Angeles Lakers forward in just about every plausible trade scenario to land
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6:09 PM ET New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been fined $50,000 by the NBA after his agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday that his client “wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship.” Here’s what each team can
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The Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving questions a call during action against at Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. The Magic won, 105-103. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images) NBA Trade Deadline 2019: Rumors and deal tracker by Ian Levy Kyrie Irving is slated to star in
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1:28 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The New Orleans Pelicans plan to listen to offers on All-NBA center Anthony Davis but won’t make a deal before next Thursday’s NBA trade deadline unless they’re offered an overwhelming package for the franchise’s star, league sources told ESPN. Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka are
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12:30 PM ET NBA InsidersESPN.com Anthony Davis has requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans that could shake up the NBA. So, what’s next? Our experts answer the big questions for New Orleans and potential suitors heading into the 2019 NBA trade deadline on Feb. 7. 1. What should the Pelicans do now? Bobby
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