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Philadelphia 76ers “hopeful, optimistic” that Markelle Fultz will return to action soon

4:35 PM ETJeff GoodmanESPN Insider Close Joined ESPN as a college basketball Insider in June 2013 Previously wrote for CBSSports.com and FOXSports.comBOSTON -- Sixers coach Brett Brown said that top overall pick Markelle Fultz had his "best day"...

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis infers that players’ vote suggests he should be...

NBA players voted Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis as an All-Star starter over Philadelphia's Joel Embiid, but Embiid won the overall vote with support from fans and media.Porzingis stated clearly how he felt about the voting when asked about...

Fantasy basketball – Players who will make a mark in multiple scarce fantasy categories

If one plays enough fake basketball over the course of many very real NBA campaigns, one eventually will stop regarding NBA players as singular individuals.For Fantasyland purposes, a player is a portfolio.For our purposes, a player is an...

Captains, starters revealed for 2018 NBA All-Star Game

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry led All-Star voting in their respective conferences and will serve as the captains for the All-Star Game next month.We project how the rosters will fill out.The...

Carmelo Anthony of Oklahoma City Thunder says he’s accepted role and game is ‘fun...

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Carmelo Anthony's season has been about acceptance with the Thunder as he adjusts to a new role as an auxiliary scorer featured on most nights as the third option behind Russell Westbrook and Paul George....

Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn evaluated for concussion after hard fall against Golden...

CHICAGO -- Bulls point guard Kris Dunn chipped and dislocated two front teeth and was evaluated for a concussion after taking a hard fall late in Wednesday night's 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors.Dunn was clear of...

NBA — Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics can’t cap comeback against Pelicans

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics have so routinely rallied from big deficits this season that after they dug themselves out of another double-digit hole during Tuesday's visit from the New Orleans Pelicans, it was almost jarring to see...

Trevor Ariza of Houston Rockets focus of NBA probe into Clippers locker room altercation

2:29 AM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN As the NBA gathers information for its investigation into the events surrounding the bombastic LA Clippers-Houston Rockets game on Monday night, forward Trevor Ariza has been further isolated as the person most responsible for...

Mike D’Antoni of Houston Rockets accuses Blake Griffin of intentional contact

LOS ANGELES -- Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni accused LA Clippers star forward Blake Griffin of intentionally making contact with him moments before the heated confrontation that led to double technical fouls.The confrontation occurred in front of Houston's...

Multiple Cleveland Cavaliers players acknowledge growing discontent, concern about current state of team

CLEVELAND -- Following the Cleveland Cavaliers' 118-108 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, multiple players acknowledged growing discontent and a strong sense of concern that unlike past seasons, the team does not have the capability to...

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Two-way players talk Shohei Ohtani’s future

The Major Leagues are a slightly different story, of course, but Ohtani is nearing a big league contract and has met with teams...

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