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5:25 AM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Chris Haynes Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers NBA and Warriors for ESPN.com Covered Cavaliers and NBA for Cleveland Plain Dealer from 2014-2016 Covered Trail Blazers for Comcast SportsNet NW from 2011-2014 Fresno State University graduate The Toronto Raptors are finalizing a deal to acquire San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard
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9:26 PM ET Lonzo Ball underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp, according to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers second-year guard had been looking into different options to treat a torn meniscus in his left knee, including platelet-rich plasma injection treatment and
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3:18 PM ET Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will not be in attendance for Team USA’s minicamp next week in Las Vegas, league sources tell ESPN. LeBron James, who was in Las Vegas over the weekend to watch the Lakers play a summer league game, will miss USA Basketball’s training camp held July
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9:28 PM ET LeBron James did more than watch the Los Angeles Lakers summer league team on Sunday in Las Vegas. Over the weekend he also had his first meeting with Lakers head coach Luke Walton. LeBron James, who was in Las Vegas over the weekend to watch the Lakers play a summer league game,
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6:02 PM ET LeBron James will not participate in USA Basketball’s minicamp in Las Vegas next week, multiple sources familiar with James’ plans told ESPN. James, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was in Vegas over the weekend to observe his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, play a summer league game, but he will not
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1:31 PM ET LaVar Ball made headlines last year when he said that he could have beaten Michael Jordan one-on-one back in his playing days. Now the braggadocious basketball dad is making the same claim about his son’s new teammate: LeBron James. In a recent interview with Fanatics View, Ball said he would have been
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10:53 PM ET Andre SnellingsESPN On a day when former franchise-everything LeBron James was in the house supporting his new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers continued their transition to the future at the Las Vegas Summer League. The Cavs’ summer league team defeated the Toronto Raptors 82-68 to move into the tournament semifinals on Monday night,
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9:44 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Oscar Robertson’s 1971 NBA championship ring is among the basketball Hall of Famer’s items being auctioned. Robertson’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ring and induction trophy, 11 of his NBA All-Star rings and his game-worn jerseys from the Milwaukee Bucks and University of Cincinnati are also
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9:41 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN For the second offseason in a row, an unexpected sneaker brand emerged to dominate the conversation heading into the NBA draft and summer league. Last summer, it was Lonzo Ball’s unique Big Baller Brand venture and his eventual musical-chairs approach to playing in a different sneaker in each game of
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4:17 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Free-agent guard Shabazz Napier has agreed to a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told ESPN. The deal includes a team option on the second year, league sources said. Napier’s pro career blossomed in the past two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, where he averaged a career-best
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12:40 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Free agent forward Jabari Parker has agreed to a two-year, $40 million deal with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told ESPN. The agreement was consummated on Saturday, moments after Bucks GM Jon Horst removed the qualifying offer on the restricted free agent forward and allowed him to become unrestricted. The
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Jul 6, 2018 Which teams have improved the most in NBA free agency, and what’s still to come? Team-by-team analysis of the major and minor deals. Note: Updates on each deal will be posted here throughout the day. 1. Agreed to a reported two-year, $10 million deal with guard Tony Parker The $7.8 million the
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Free agency is in full swing in the NBA. Here’s the latest look at the deals that have gone down, with plenty of updates to come. JaVale McGee: Agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Elfrid Payton: Agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Lance Stephenson: Agreed
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4:46 PM ET Which players and picks are on the move? We have a rundown of the latest trades here. Draft assets | Summer of LeBron | Rumors, buzz | Woj’s latest 2018-19 trades Nuggets send Wilson Chandler to 76ers Philadelphia 76ers get:Wilson Chandler and a future second-round pick Denver Nuggets get:Cash considerations Pre-free agency
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2:01 PM ET Former New York Knicks big man Charles Oakley was arrested in Las Vegas on Sunday for committing — or attempting to commit — a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said in a statement provided to ESPN on Thursday. Oakley was arrested by Nevada Gaming Control Board
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11:35 PM ET Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Wednesday that LeBron James’ departure from the Eastern Conference doesn’t change his expectations for his team, nor does it ease the road to claiming the conference. Speaking to Boston reporters after the summer league Celtics’ offday workout, Ainge dismissed the notion that the
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