Month: September 2022

3:30 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant wants to move past an offseason that was consumed by his trade request and his future with the organization. “Can we move on past that at some point?” Durant said after Friday’s practice. “I know it’s an interesting story. I know that it
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9:33 PM ET The Houston Rockets are acquiring center Derrick Favors and a 2025 second-round draft pick in an eight-player trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder, sources told ESPN on Thursday night. The Thunder will acquire two draft exceptions and save $1 million in salary in a deal that sends Favors, guards Ty Jerome and
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5:10 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls expressed optimism on Thursday following guard Lonzo Ball‘s latest surgery to address the lingering discomfort in his left knee, but his timeline to return to the court remains uncertain. Bulls coach Billy Donovan met with director of athletic performance Chip Schaefer, who was in Los
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1:59 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is confident that “anything’s possible,” for new teammate Ben Simmons now that the talented swingman has “peace around him” in his basketball life. Irving, like coach Steve Nash, is confident that Simmons will be able to fit in quickly to the framework of the
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3:38 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN METAIRIE, La. – The New Orleans Pelicans opened training camp on Tuesday with two practices, a morning session followed by one in the evening. By design, the morning session was lighter. The evening session had a scrimmage portion that was going to be the first intense 5-on-5 work for Zion
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2:11 PM ET Jeremy WillisESPN.com The LA Clippers finished ninth in the Western Conference last season and ended their season by losing twice in the NBA play-in tournament, but their owner is staying on top. For the eighth consecutive year, Steve Ballmer is ranked as the richest owner in professional sports, according to Forbes. Ballmer,
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6:27 PM ET Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton said he hasn’t spoken with head coach Monty Williams since he was benched during a stunning Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in May. Ayton had a tense summer with the Suns, signing a four-year, $133 million offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers before Phoenix matched
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SINGAPORE, September 28, 2022 (Newswire.com) – Fellaz, a next-generation entertainment platform, announced its official partnership with Rakuten that will make Fellaz an Official Partner of The NBA Japan Games 2022 Presented by Rakuten & Nissan and the Presenting Partner of the Game 2 Halftime Show. NBA Japan Games 2022 will feature the 2022 NBA champion
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) With so many veterans returning from injury, All-Star rosters should be loaded. But these five players could slip through as first-time All-Stars Thanks to a combination of injuries and age-related decline, the 2022 NBA All-Star Game was missing some familiar faces and featured seven first-time
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9:30 PM ET EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Darvin Ham gathered his players in the film room before his first official practice as a coach in the hopes of establishing an identity for his team — and for himself. “I wasn’t going to dare show any Milwaukee Bucks clips,” Ham said Tuesday after the Los Angeles
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2:21 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN CHICAGO — After spending the summer rehabbing in Los Angeles and seeking different opinions from knee specialists, Bulls guard Lonzo Ball said he still can’t run or jump without feeling pain in his left knee, which is why he is scheduled to undergo another arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday. “There was
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7:13 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving says he turned down a four-year extension prior to the 2021-22 season because of his decision not to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “I gave up four years, 100-and-something million deciding to be unvaccinated and that was the decision,” Irving said during Nets media day
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Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards apologized after making anti-gay comments in a social media video this offseason. This offseason, Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards posted a since-deleted video on social media that got him in some trouble, as he used homophobic language upon seeing a group of people standing on a sidewalk. Edwards issued an
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