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12:08 PM ET Free-agent guard Kyle Korver has agreed to a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, his agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports told ESPN. Korver had a tough decision between the Philadelphia 76ers and Bucks, but his relationship and history with coach Mike Budenholzer played a major factor in the decision. The most
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9:08 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Washington Wizards have made Tommy Sheppard their permanent general manger, league sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday. Sheppard has held the job on an interim basis for the past three and a half months, after his longtime predecessor, Ernie Grunfeld, was fired in early April. Sheppard has been with
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7:54 PM ET James Harden says he tries to come up with something innovative every offseason, something more creative than his latest move. Two years ago, Harden perfected the step-back. Last summer, the Houston Rockets guard then perfected the side step-back. In a Q&A session Friday with young fans at a promotional event attended by
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3:52 PM ET The Sacramento Kings have hired former Duke and WNBA star Lindsey Harding as an assistant coach. “Lindsey is a rising star and I’m so excited to have her join our incredibly experienced team of coaches,” Kings coach Luke Walton said. “Her basketball IQ and proven success on the court will be a
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6:28 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Nike has filed a countersuit against LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard in response to his lawsuit against the company last month, the latest step in a battle over the “Klaw” logo that was developed and used during Leonard’s time as part of Jordan Brand. “In this action, Kawhi Leonard seeks
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2:53 PM ET James Harden has joined the Dynamo’s ownership group. Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images Houston Rockets superstar James Harden has purchased a minority stake in the investment group that controls MLS’ Houston Dynamo, the NWSL’s Houston Dash and BBVA Stadium, the Dynamo announced on Thursday. “I’m very excited about the opportunity to join
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11:57 AM ET Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry had a procedure to repair a tendon injury in his left thumb, a league source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday. Lowry hopes to be ready for USA Basketball training camp and the FIBA World Cup later in the summer. During the playoffs, Lowry acknowledged that
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9:09 AM ET Who are the upcoming NBA free agents to watch? Nearly half the league hit free agency in 2019, and through mid-July almost every major player has signed. Plenty of stars changed teams, including Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler and Kemba Walker. The 2020 class won’t have the same star
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6:24 PM ET Free agent forward Cheick Diallo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell ESPN. Diallo, 22, comes to the Suns with hopes that coach Monty Williams can speed along his development as an active, 6-foot-9 player. The Suns hold a team option on the second year of
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5:31 PM ET Oklahoma City’s discussions to move nine-time All-Star guard Chris Paul to a new destination are parked and an increasing expectation exists that he will start the season with the Thunder, league sources tell ESPN. Oklahoma City has been working with Paul and his representatives on finding a trade, but nothing is materializing
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8:48 PM ET Nick DePaulaESPN As Zion Williamson continues to delay his expected landmark shoe-deal decision, the rest of the 2019 NBA rookie class has been stalled. A majority of the 2019 first-round picks entered summer league without having inked a shoe deal, allowing for a variety of lesser-known players to unexpectedly make their mark
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9:28 PM ET It’s official: Russell Westbrook is now a member of the Houston Rockets. The long-reported deal that has the Rockets acquiring Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Chris Paul, two future first-round picks (2024 and 2026) and the rights to two first-round pick swaps (2021 and 2025) was announced by
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6:22 PM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A lawyer convicted of swindling NBA star Charles Barkley and using the name of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to bolster an investment scam was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre also ordered Donald Watkins to pay about $14
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11:03 AM ET Free agent forward Reggie Bullock has signed a two-year, $8.2 million deal with the New York Knicks, his agent David Bauman told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday. The second year of the deal is a team option, according to Wojnarowski. Bullock and the Knicks reworked the deal after his medical issues forced
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11:12 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Brandon Clarke had 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies to a 95-92 victory over the third-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves in the championship game of the NBA Summer League on Monday. Clarke, who was named overall MVP for the summer league, also had three
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6:51 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers said Monday that his team did not acquire new guard D’Angelo Russell just to flip him in a different deal. Speaking for the first time since acquiring Russell in a sign-and-trade that sent Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets, Myers said the
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8:44 AM ET Amar Sylla, ranked No. 23 in the ESPN 2020 mock draft, has signed a three-year contract with NBA out clauses with Belgian league champions BC Oostende, his agent Arturo Ortega told ESPN. “I think this is the best step for me at this stage of my career,” Sylla told ESPN. “I’ve been
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