Basketball News


Sources: Lakers hustling to create max salary slot

Jun 19, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

The Lakers were engaging additional teams on Tuesday to take on the contracts of three players on the roster, trying to create a max salary slot, league sources told ESPN.

Horford expected to leave Celtics, sources say

Jun 18, 2019 08:52 PM EDT

Al Horford is looking to hit free agency and sign a three- or four-year deal outside of Boston, league sources have told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Source: Knicks reject Hawks' offer for No. 3 pick

Jun 18, 2019 02:40 PM EDT

The Knicks have declined a recent trade offer that would have sent the No. 3 overall draft pick to the Hawks in exchange for the eighth and 10th picks, a source told ESPN's Jonathan Givony.

Agent: Kings' Barnes to become unrestricted FA

Jun 18, 2019 03:30 PM EDT

Harrison Barnes will forgo the final year of his $94 million contract with the Kings and enter a marketplace that includes 10 teams with over $20 million in salary-cap space this summer.

Deputy in Ujiri clash has concussion, lawyer says

Jun 18, 2019 04:13 PM EDT

An attorney for a deputy involved in an altercation with the president of the Toronto Raptors said his client suffered a concussion and is on medical leave.

Zion, Giannis early favorites for top '19-20 awards

Jun 18, 2019 01:46 PM EDT

Caesars Sportsbook has posted Duke star Zion Williamson (-450) as a significant favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award.

Let Zion Williamson choose where he wants to play next

Jun 18, 2019 08:45 AM EDT

Most NBA players work in cities, for bosses and with co-workers they had zero influence in choosing. Is that necessary?

The latest intel on this loaded free-agent market

Jun 18, 2019 08:44 AM EDT

Here's what league execs are now saying about Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker and the league's other top free agents.

'There's too much damn turmoil': An unsettling vibe surrounds these Rockets

Jun 16, 2019 01:40 PM EDT

Houston's biggest problem might not be Golden State anymore.

Kawhi Leonard takes a selfie with his MVP trophy and Raptors fans in team's championship parade

Jun 18, 2019 09:16 AM EDT


The massive risks and rewards behind this Anthony Davis trade

Jun 15, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

After a monthslong trade demand, Anthony Davis is on his way to Los Angeles, and the Lakers finally got their man. But at what cost?

Ranking colleges that produce the most potentially impactful NBA players

Jun 12, 2019 01:19 PM EDT

Duke could be the first school to have three players drafted in the top 10 since 2007. Which other schools have produced the most potentially impactful draftees in the past 10 years? We rank them.

Isaiah Austin is willing to risk his life for basketball

Jun 16, 2019 01:20 PM EDT

The 7-foot-1 center dreamed of playing in the NBA, but everything changed just days before the draft. Now he's putting everything on the line to do what he loves.

Lowe: Where the Anthony Davis trade leaves the Lakers and Pelicans

Jun 17, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

Finally the Lakers have a deal to acquire Anthony Davis. Are they paying too much?

NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition

Jun 16, 2019 02:47 PM EDT

What's next for Toronto, Golden State and the rest of the NBA? We're ranking every team heading into a pivotal offseason across the league.

How the Anthony Davis trade changes the next NBA title chase

Jun 15, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

The Lakers have acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans. Who won the deal, and what does it mean?

According ESPN's NBA Draft Projections, these 2019 prospects will see the floor often, no matter which team takes them

Jun 15, 2019 08:02 PM EDT


Lowe: Can any team possibly replicate what the Raptors just pulled off in the NBA Finals?

Jun 10, 2019 04:20 PM EDT

When a Raptors reboot failed, they started winning. Zach Lowe traces Toronto's unconventional path to a title.

The Kawhi pitch: Toronto's best case to keep its superstar free agent

Jun 16, 2019 01:24 PM EDT

This is the pitch Toronto can make to Kawhi Leonard with confidence in the offseason.


NCAA Basket Ball

Chasing Ghosts: Can NC State follow UVa out of wilderness?

Jun 12, 2019 02:54 PM EDT

NC State has not found a long-term coaching answer since Jim Valvano's ouster in 1990. What has held the Wolfpack back?

Ranking colleges that produce the most potentially impactful NBA players

Jun 12, 2019 01:19 PM EDT

Duke could be the first school to have three players drafted in the top 10 since 2007. Which other schools have produced the most potentially impactful draftees in the past 10 years? We rank them.

Wichita State's Teddy Allen dismissed after arrest

Jun 18, 2019 03:16 PM EDT

Allen was arrested last Thursday after a woman accused him of causing a disturbance at her home, destroying her iPhone and stealing keys before fleeing on foot.

Bellarmine moving to Div. I, joining Atlantic Sun

Jun 18, 2019 03:11 PM EDT

Bellarmine University, a private Catholic college in Louisville, is moving to NCAA Division I and joining the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Calhoun to receive Best Coach award at ESPYS

Jun 17, 2019 07:22 PM EDT

Jim Calhoun, who helped transform UConn from a regional school into one of the nation's top public universities -- and won three national titles along the way -- will receive the Best Coach award at the ESPYS.

Idaho fires Verlin over possible NCAA violations

Jun 14, 2019 09:09 PM EDT

Idaho has fired men's basketball coach Don Verlin following a consultant's report that found three potential NCAA violations. The school had placed him on administrative leave on May 28.

Longhorns, Aggies to renew rivalry on Dec. 8

Jun 14, 2019 02:17 PM EDT

Texas and Texas A&M have agreed to renew acquaintances on the hardwood by scheduling a nonconference basketball game on Dec. 8 next season.

Calipari can shift to advisory role under new deal

Jun 13, 2019 07:40 PM EDT

Based on the new 10-year, $86 million contract extension he just signed, men's basketball coach John Calipari intends to retire at Kentucky -- one way or another.

Lacrosse star Spencer to play hoops at N'western

Jun 13, 2019 02:42 PM EDT

Loyola Maryland star Patrick Spencer, who won the Tewaaraton Award as the nation's best lacrosse player, is switching schools -- and sports -- for his final year of college.

Five underdog recruits who became 2019 NBA draft prospects

Jun 13, 2019 06:20 PM EDT

Ja Morant isn't the only player to develop into a surprise 2019 NBA draft prospect. Here are five who started out slightly beneath the recruiting radar.

College basketball transfer rankings for 2019-20 and 2020-21

Apr 15, 2019 01:43 PM EDT

It's college basketball's version of free agency. We've ranked the top players who are set to switch schools this offseason.

Ranking every team in the 2019 TBT bracket, 1 to 64

Jun 10, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

The Basketball Tournament, a $2 million, winner-take-all event, is back for a sixth year. We've ranked all 64 teams in this summer's showcase.

Kansas up, Michigan down in Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2019-20

Jun 05, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

NBA draft decisions and some critical prospect commitments have altered our emerging snapshot of the 2019-20 college hoops season.

Ranking college basketball's underappreciated coaches

Jun 05, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

John Beilein led Michigan to two title games. But was he ever fully appreciated? With Beilein in the NBA, here are some current coaches we shouldn't take for granted.

Michigan hire, Penny's progress have college basketball's attention

May 29, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway were hired without college coaching experience. The industry is mixed on prospects for long-term success.

College basketball's winners and losers of the NBA draft deadline

May 29, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

Wednesday was the deadline for player entry in the 2019 NBA draft. Here are the college teams with bigger (or fewer) worries.

Juwan Howard joins list of stars who returned to coach team

Jul 09, 2018 04:07 PM EDT

Juwan Howard is far from the only prominent ex-player to take over as coach of his former team. Here's a list of notables across sports.


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