Month: November 2020

3:54 PM ET After initially planning for a limited number of fans to be in attendance for home games, the Oklahoma City Thunder are reversing course and will open the season with the arena empty, the team announced Monday. “For months, we have worked in close collaboration with Chesapeake Energy Arena, the City of Oklahoma
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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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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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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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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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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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