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3:03 PM ET Jimmy Butler will not be at the Minnesota Timberwolves‘ media day Monday and won’t be participating at the start of training camp Tuesday, sources confirmed to ESPN. Wolves owner Glen Taylor made it clear at the NBA’s board of governors meeting that All-Star Jimmy Butler is available in a trade, one attendee
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10:47 PM ET NEW YORK — Some have wondered why the NBA didn’t suspend Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after an investigation found that male members of the organization harassed female Mavericks employees. Under new CEO Cynthia Marshall’s leadership, the Mavericks hired and promoted several women to executive positions, increasing the percentage filling those roles
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9:40 PM ET Marc J. Spears The Golden State Warriors have signed free-agent guard Tyler Ulis to an Exhibit 10 contract, a source told ESPN. Ulis, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound guard, picked the Warriors over the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. Exhibit 10 contracts are one-year deals paying the minimum salary. They also can be used
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3:28 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The NBA’s board of governors has passed rule changes for the season that include resetting the shot clock to 14 seconds after an offensive rebound, simplifying the clear-path foul rule and expanding the definition of the “hostile act” for purposes of triggering replay. The board of governors voted on the
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2:17 PM ET The initial trade market for Jimmy Butler is confused and cool, league sources say, as teams contemplate their appetite for risk and wonder whether the Timberwolves can coalesce around trade talks — or whether Tom Thibodeau’s reported desire to keep Butler at all costs wins the day. The three teams on Butler’s
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1:33 PM ET CAMDEN, N.J. — The Philadelphia 76ers formally introduced Elton Brand on Thursday as their new general manager, the culmination of a months-long process to identify and install a new senior basketball executive. Sitting alongside Brand at the dais, Philadelphia controlling owner Joshua Harris cited his new general manager’s work ethic, intelligence and
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10:14 PM ET ESPN News Services Three NBA stars who grew up in North Carolina — Golden State‘s Stephen Curry, Houston‘s Chris Paul and Washington‘s John Wall — have teamed to support Hurricane Florence reliefs effort with a fundraising website. Paul, a native of Winston-Salem who attended Wake Forest, donated $25,000 to get the donations
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2:59 PM ET Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women’s organizations but will not face any other punishment stemming from what NBA commissioner Adam Silver called “disturbing and heartbreaking” allegations of harassment and violence toward female employees within the organization, the league announced Wednesday. The NBA launched an investigation
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9:40 PM ET Lonzo Ball will not participate in full-contact practice when the Los Angeles Lakers open training camp next week, head coach Luke Walton said. Ball, a second-year point guard, had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in mid-July. The Lakers said after the surgery that Ball would be fully recovered by camp, but
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7:25 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard has yet to address the media in Toronto since his trade to the Raptors, but team president Masai Ujiri said Tuesday that his star acquisition is happy and healthy. “He is determined and seems in the right frame of mind,” Ujiri said. “You will be hearing
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2:46 PM ET Associated Press NBA legend Michael Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina — one of the areas devastated by Hurricane Florence — is donating $2 million to assist residents of the Carolinas. The 55-year-old owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets is contributing $1 million each to the American Red
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12:19 AM ET New York Knicks team president Steve Mills believes the perception of the club among NBA players has changed recently. “In our circles that we travel and the people that we talk to, we know that there is a change in how people perceive us,” Mills said at an event for fans on
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10:36 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Los Angeles Clippers are hiring Sports Illustrated senior writer Lee Jenkins to a newly created front office position of Executive Director of Research and Identity, league sources told ESPN. The Clippers are banking on the belief that Jenkins, one of the industry’s preeminent sports journalists, can translate his talent,
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9:00 AM ET For the eighth season in a row, ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA. Who will be the best player this season? To get the final prediction, we asked our expert panel to vote on pairs of players. NBArank is a prediction for the coming season. Dozens of panelists from
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