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Kyrie Irving talks Boston Celtics

BOSTON -- Kyrie Irving looks different. He has just jogged off the Auerbach Center court after an informal pickup session with his Boston Celtics teammates and his distinctly more chiseled upper body is beaded with sweat.He's sporting a...

Jimmy Butler won’t be at Minnesota Timberwolves media day

Jimmy Butler will not be at the Minnesota Timberwolves' media day Monday and won't be participating at the start of training camp Tuesday, sources confirmed to ESPN.Wolves owner Glen Taylor made it clear at the NBA's board of...

Tyler Ulis signs with Golden State Warriors on Exhibit 10 contract

The Golden State Warriors have signed free-agent guard Tyler Ulis to an Exhibit 10 contract, a source told ESPN.Ulis, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound guard, picked the Warriors over the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings.Exhibit 10 contracts are one-year deals...

Adam Silver, NBA commissioner, explains not suspending Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner

NEW YORK -- Some have wondered why the NBA didn't suspend Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after an investigation found that male members of the organization harassed female Mavericks employees.Under new CEO Cynthia Marshall's leadership, the Mavericks hired...

Magic Johnson tells Luke Walton ‘don’t worry’ if Los Angeles Lakers get off to...

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Saying he understands that the revamped Los Angeles Lakers will need time to mesh, Magic Johnson said he told head coach Luke Walton not to worry if the team gets off to a bumpy...

What we’re learning from Year 8 of the NBArank top 100 countdown

Our annual NBArank forecast of the 100 best players this season is in the books as LeBron James takes the throne for the eighth straight season. Let's examine a few other trends we're seeing as we wrap up...

Gem mint Larry Bird-Magic Johnson rookie card gets winning bid of $125,200

A gem mint version of a 1980 Larry Bird-Magic Johnson Topps rookie card had a winning bid of $125,200 on eBay on Wednesday night.If the sale is consummated, it would be one of the highest prices paid for...

Stephen Jackson, Andrew Wiggins feud over Jimmy Butler

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler formally requested a trade Wednesday -- and that set off a series of events that eventually involved former NBA player Stephen Jackson, Minnesota small forward Andrew Wiggins and Andrew's brother Nick...

NBArank 2018-19 — 21-30 best players this season

For the eighth season in a row, ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA.Who will be the best player this season? To get the final prediction, we asked our expert panel to vote on pairs of...

NBArank 5-on-5 debate – Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell and Kristaps Porzingis

As our annual NBArank list enters the top 30, our panel of experts answers the biggest questions about the list.Who is a future top-10 player in the league? Which Boston Celtics wing will have the best season?1. What's...

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Malzahn contract not signed, ‘definitely not’ fully guaranteed

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports Late last year when Arkansas was looking for its next head coach, Gus Malzahn was a name many...

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