Month: June 2019

12:03 PM ET The Houston Rockets and Mike D’Antoni have rekindled discussions about a contract extension for the head coach and are close to nearing an agreement, sources told ESPN on Saturday. Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has agreed to eliminate the buyout language that was the primary reason that D’Antoni and his agent, Warren LeGarie,
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Isaiah Thomas, who retired earlier this month after 13 seasons with the Detroit Pistons, bursts through a Toronto Raptors logo at a press conference 24 May 1994 where it announced that he will be vice-president of basketball operations for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) expansion franchise in Toronto. (Photo by CARLO ALLEGRI / AFP) (Photo
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1:59 PM ET Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Dirk Nowitzki eventually plans on working out again. The recently retired star of the Dallas Mavericks wants to stay in somewhat decent shape. The big German hasn’t put a timeline on it — he’s assuming several more rounds of pizza and ice cream will come first. Nowitzki
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With the NBA Draft now only two weeks away — as is always the case — it is prime time for pundits, fans and even front offices to over-index the value of high draft picks. But one misnomer that’s subconsciously reiterated year-after-year is that the majority of value in the draft often comes in the
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9:23 PM ET Nine players received invitations to attend the NBA draft and sit in the green room, a source told ESPN. Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, Darius Garland, De’Andre Hunter, Jarrett Culver, Coby White, Cam Reddish and Jaxson Hayes received the first batch of invites, with an additional 11 invites approximately still yet
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11:37 PM ET Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet exited Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday after taking an elbow from Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston with 9:35 left in the fourth quarter. Livingston was coming down after a layup attempt when his elbow connected with VanVleet’s face, leaving the third year guard
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9:08 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said players feel “vulnerable” on the floor during games, in the wake of an incident between Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Warriors investor Mark Stevens at Oracle Arena during Wednesday night’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals. “I think players are definitely
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2:17 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN OAKLAND, Calif. — After undergoing further evaluation of the non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture he suffered in Game 2, Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney could potentially return during the NBA Finals, league sources told ESPN. More testing will determine Looney’s next steps and whether he does, in fact, make
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Coming into college, Romeo Langford was a five-star recruit and the second-ranked shooting guard in the country. At New Albany High School in his hometown, the Indiana native decided to play all four years there instead of choosing the prep school route. Langford’s natural ability to score the ball and make plays for others garnered
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