Month: July 2020

5:56 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN The way the New Orleans Pelicans handled the minutes of rookie forward Zion Williamson was seemingly the talk of the NBA on Thursday night as the league returned to play in Orlando, Florida. On Friday afternoon, Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin spoke to reporters to try
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Ben Simmons, #25, Philadelphia 76ers, Kawhi Leonard, #2, Los Angeles Clippers, (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) The Philadelphia 76ers have said Ben Simmons will be moving to power forward when the season resumes. Will it matter? The positional revolution has been televised. Previously rigid definitions have been democratized and deconstructed so that labeling a player
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5:44 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson was cleared to play by the team and will suit up in Thursday night’s NBA restart opener against the Utah Jazz, the team announced. Coach Alvin Gentry told reporters that Williamson had to go through his pregame warm-ups before the team made a
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WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 26: Head coach Kenny Atkinson of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the first half against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on February 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the
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2:25 PM ET Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly has spoken with Michael Porter Jr. about the second-year forward theorizing the coronavirus pandemic is “being used for population control.” Connelly did not make a statement, but Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said he learned about Porter’s comments — which were made on a
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Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images Michael Porter Jr.’s off-base comments are just the latest in a disturbing trend. In a Snapchat Q&A on Tuesday evening, Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. made some troubling, off-base comments about the coronavirus. As The Athletic’s Clevis Murray transcribed, Porter said the following: “Personally I think the coronavirus is
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Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images J.J. Redick’s pre-game ‘fit was a whole mood for 2020. For those unfamiliar, J.J. Redick is an undeniably likable NBA player, not only for his innate shooting ability that he’s carried with him throughout his basketball career, but also for keeping it real. Between his extremely honest and straightforward podcast,
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Zion Williamson (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Zion Williamson has moved another step closer to returning. After leaving the NBA restart bubble in Orlando to tend to an urgent family matter, Zion Williamson is now moving closer and closer to returning to action. According to ESPN’s recently reinstated Adrian Wojnarowski, the rookie phenom has cleared
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Danny Green, #14, Los Angeles Lakers, (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Which players will end up being bad contracts? Which players will turn into the biggest bargains? We’re on a search to find inefficiency in the NBA market. Every team in the NBA must operate within the constraints of the league’s salary cap. And in
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Glen Taylor, Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Glen Taylor plans to sell the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves franchise. After 25 years, Glen Taylor has decided he’s had enough owning the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to Scott Soshnick of Sportico, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has hired Raine to explore a sale of the NBA franchise.” Soshnick reports the offers
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