Month: November 2020

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 12: Fred VanVleet #23 of the Toronto Raptors in action against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on February 12, 2020 in New York City.Brooklyn Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors 101-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is
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JaVale McGee, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors. (Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports) UFC 255: Deiveson Figueiredo says he brings excitement back to flyweight by Thomas Albano Twitter reacts to Cowboys ending losing streak and staying in playoff contention by Steven Kubitza The Los Angeles Lakers are trading JaVale McGee
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3:53 PM ET The Boston Celtics have traded Gordon Hayward and second-round draft picks in 2023 and 2024 to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for a conditional 2022 second-round draft pick. The sign-and-trade agreement creates a $27.9 million trade exception for the Celtics, the largest in NBA history. Hayward, 30, declined his $34.2 million player
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2:32 PM ET A historically compressed offseason saw free agency begin less than 48 hours after the league concluded its draft. Oh yeah, the NBA trade moratorium was lifted roughly 32 hours before the draft, creating a flurry of player movement seen possibly only in the busiest of hardcore fantasy formats. An already wild league
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7:33 PM ET Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will finally enter the Basketball Hall of Fame in May 2021. The NBA said Saturday that the delayed Hall of Fame weekend — it was to have taken place in Springfield, Massachusetts, in August before being pushed back because of
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12:38 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Ahead of training camps opening up across the NBA next week, the league has compiled a comprehensive health and safety protocol for the 2020-21 NBA season and sent it to its teams. The document, which was obtained by ESPN, is 134 pages long, and is similar to the one the
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ALERT. ALERT. ALERT. The NBA’s 2020-21 season is scheduled to begin in less than a month. If it feels like we just crowned the 2020 NBA Champions, that’s because we did. The Los Angeles Lakers secured their 17th championship on October 11, just over a month ago. Still, the new season kicks off on in
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The Phoenix Suns are having a strong offseason, and the signing of Dario Saric is another solid complementary move. The centerpiece move of the Phoenix Suns’ offseason is the trade for Chris Paul, but they haven’t rested on that notable laurel. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Suns have now signed restricted free agent forward
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The Philadelphia 76ers have landed Dwight Howard in free agency. The Philadelphia 76ers have needed a capable backup for the minutes when Joel Embiid is off the floor for years now. They wanted it with Boban Marjanovic. They thought they had it when they signed Al Horford. Now, they’ll turn to an aging, former MVP
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Dwight Howard shocked the world by joining the Philadelphia 76ers, and it’s all thanks to the communication skills of Doc Rivers. Every year there are strange NBA free agency stories, like the time various LA Clippers players and personnel locking DeAndre Jordan in his own house to successfully persuade him to re-sign with the team
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4:45 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN As the NBA continues to move toward starting its 2020-21 season on Dec. 22, a slate of 49 preseason games will be played from Dec. 11 through Dec. 19 to allow teams to prepare for the upcoming campaign. Each NBA team will play at least two preseason games — one
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10:50 AM ET Veteran point guard J.J. Barea has agreed to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks on a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum of $2.6 million, sources told ESPN. With Barea’s return, the Mavericks anticipate entering training camp with 16 players on guaranteed contracts, one over the regular-season roster limit. Dallas plans to have
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