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1:35 PM ET The Philadelphia 76ers have hired former NBA center Roy Hibbert as player development specialist, the team announced Wednesday. Hibbert, 32, played in the league for nine seasons and was a two-time All-Star with the Indiana Pacers. The 7-foot-2 Hibbert finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting in 2013-14, when the
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6:49 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Wizards forward Troy Brown Jr. has injured his left calf and is expected to miss about a month, the latest in a series of injuries the team is dealing with as the NBA season approaches. The Wizards said Tuesday that Brown strained his calf a day earlier during
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7:11 PM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — Strong starts to the preseason by American 18-year-olds LaMelo Ball and R.J. Hampton have ramped up the interest in the Australian National Basketball League among NBA scouts. Local media said more than two dozen scouts watched preseason games in Hobart, Tasmania, this weekend, where Ball and Hampton impressed
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2:07 PM ET ESPN News Services Nets point guard Kyrie Irving caught an inadvertent elbow during a pick-up game at Brooklyn’s practice facility Tuesday and was sent to the hospital to be evaluated, but general manager Sean Marks said the team was just being cautious. “I wouldn’t even want to speculate at all but I
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10:06 AM ET ESPN.com staff It takes a special breed to know what season it is right now. Fall? Nope. Football season? Nope. Baseball postseason? Nope. C’mon! If you’re reading this, you are the right breed. The kind of person who knows it is … fantasy basketball season! NBA training camps and preseason games will
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8:46 PM ET The Memphis Grizzlies and Andre Iguodala have mutually agreed to let him stay away from the team, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Memphis has no plans to negotiate a contract buyout and continues to expect that it will find a trade for Iguodala prior to the Feb. 6 deadline, sources said.
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8:10 AM ET The 2019 version of NBArank debuted on Monday with players Nos. 100 to 51, including hyped rookies (the Memphis Grizzlies‘ Ja Morant), established veterans (the Denver Nuggets‘ Paul Millsap) and intriguing players on new squads (the New Orleans Pelicans‘ Lonzo Ball). Who didn’t make the cut but should have? Which players are
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Karl-Anthony Towns is undeniably great, but there are still two big questions about his future with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns is unquestionably very good. He’s a 23-year-old seven-footer who can score from anywhere on the floor and do anything he’s asked to do on that end. That includes 3-point shooting, where three seasons’ worth
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12:58 AM ET Kelly CohenESPN Dazzling football catches — the ones that shock the crowd and get our Twitter fingers going — are why we keep watching the game again and again. Odell Beckham Jr. was falling backwards with a defender all over him on Sunday Night Football in 2014 when the wide receiver made
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Sep 19, 2019 Associated Press USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men’s rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week. It’s now nine years and counting in the top spot for the U.S., which has held the No. 1 ranking since
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Candace Parker and her enormous talent shaped a generation of women’s basketball. As she reaches the end of her career, she’s watching it bloom around her. Candace Parker, 33 years old, has made peace with the gap between her accomplishments and the public appreciation of them. She sounded less angered than resigned, discussing a recent
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3:45 PM ET The NBA Board of Governors on Friday passed a stricter package of measures aimed to enforce compliance with tampering and salary cap circumvention. Speaking in New York, commissioner Adam Silver said the provisions passed unanimously as the league seeks a “culture of compliance.” “Suspending executives … taking away draft picks … voiding
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A new era has finally dawned for the Charlotte Hornets. Facing another half-decade of sustained mediocrity, Michael Jordan and Mitch Kupchak elected against re-signing the beloved Kemba Walker, giving the Hornets a much-needed reset but ridding the roster of the only player who ever really propelled them to success. The rebuild, for the long-term better
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6:15 PM ET Vince Carter, the league’s oldest player, will return for a record 22nd season, the Hawks officially announced on Friday. The Hawks are bringing the 42-year-old, eight-time All-Star back for a second season. Last season, he averaged 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 76 games and 17 minutes per game for the rebuilding
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11:26 AM ET Forward Thabo Sefolosha has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets for the veteran’s minimum, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday. Sefolosha, a 13-year veteran, has been among several free agents who attended the Rockets’ voluntary minicamp in Las Vegas this week. Sefolosha, 35, has earned a reputation as
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