Month: November 2020

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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The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing back Malik Beasley. With as crowded as the Minnesota Timberwolves‘ backcourt got after the 2020 NBA Draft, it was reasonable to wonder whether Malik Beasley would be back with the team as a restricted free agency. On Friday, the Wolves proved they wouldn’t hesitating to bring back yet another young,
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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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The Clippers want to offload Lou Williams before the regular season begins. The Knicks should call them to acquire the talented scorer.  If the Knicks want to grow into a playoff contender next season, they need to take some of the scoring load off R.J. Barrett. Bringing Lou Williams to the Big Apple would help
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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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4:50 PM ET Free-agent big man Frank Kaminsky has agreed to a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, his agent, Kevin Bradbury of BDA Sports, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Phoenix Suns declined Kaminsky’s $5.2 million team option last week. Kaminsky, 27, helps to shore up the Kings’ frontcourt rotation, which took a hit with
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4:57 PM ET Associated Press BOLOGNA, Italy — Marco Belinelli is going back to Italy, announcing Thursday that he has signed a three-year contract to play for Virtus Bologna. The 34-year-old guard spent 13 seasons in the NBA, playing for nine different teams — Golden State, Toronto, New Orleans, Chicago, Charlotte, Sacramento, Atlanta, Philadelphia and,
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5:58 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Fresh off winning his first NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers, Dwight Howard said Wednesday that he’s willing to do whatever he’s asked to do in order to win another with his new team, the Philadelphia 76ers. “Winning the championship was everything, and it made me realize I could
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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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5:56 PM ET Free-agent center Hassan Whiteside has agreed to a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Whiteside, while averaging 30.0 minutes, led the NBA with 2.9 blocks per game and finished third with 13.5 rebounds last season while with the Portland Trail Blazers. His 25.07 PER was eighth best
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