Month: July 2021

2:31 PM ET Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis is declining his $3.8 million player option and will become a free agent, agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday. The most the Bucks can offer Portis is a $5.9 million exception, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. The 26-year-old Portis was one of the more
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Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports These three players could be the biggest steals of the 2021 NBA Draft. The 2021 NBA Draft is already in the rearview mirror, but after a crazy draft day filled with trades, unexpected picks and quite a few steals, we’d be remiss if we failed to take a quick
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3:51 PM ET Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst says Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t need any type of offseason procedure for the left knee the two-time MVP hyperextended during the team’s NBA title run. “He’s fine,” Horst said Friday. “I can’t explain it, but he’s fine.” Antetokounmpo hurt his knee in Game
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5:57 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Boston Celtics were involved in a pair of moves to reshuffle their roster Friday that saw them ship out center Tristan Thompson and bring back three players: guard Kris Dunn and center Bruno Fernando from the Atlanta Hawks, and guard Josh Richardson from the Dallas Mavericks. The first deal
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8:48 AM ET Oklahoma City further added to its stockpile of future first-round picks as the Utah Jazz agreed to send a future No. 1 and center Derrick Favors to the Thunder for a future second-round pick, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday. Before the move, the Thunder already had 12 first-round picks above
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Pistons draft pick Cade Cunningham. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) Who were the winners and losers of the 2021 NBA Draft? The Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers used trades to their advantage while others reached. The next generation of basketball stars finally got to hear their names called at the 2021 NBA Draft on Thursday night.
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5:34 PM ET The Los Angeles Lakers are nearing a deal with the Washington Wizards to acquire Russell Westbrook for Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a 2021 first-round pick, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Harrell has opted into his $9.7 million player option for next season, paving the way for the potential deal.
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Nets forward Blake Griffin. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) The Brooklyn Nets ran into bad luck in the 2021 NBA Playoffs. Now they need to take this offseason to shore up the supporting cast for their Big 3. Adding Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden was supposed to make the Brooklyn Nets a superpower in
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1:45 PM ET The Detroit Pistons have landed on a decision to select Oklahoma State‘s Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Detroit officials traveled to New York on Wednesday, met with Cunningham a final time and finalized the decision to choose him at No.1
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9:50 PM ET Nick DePaulaESPN Jalen Suggs has landed a multiyear footwear and apparel deal with Adidas ahead of his anticipated selection early in the 2021 NBA draft on Thursday. “I’m so excited to be with the brand,” the former Gonzaga star said. “I grew up inspired by D-Rose and Dame [Lillard] and want to
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Hawks guard Kevin Huerter. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports) The Atlanta Hawks had a magical run through the NBA Playoffs. Now it’s over and they have to make sure they’re capable of doing it again next year. Trae Young and the Hawks were one of the surprise stories of the NBA Playoffs this year. The No.
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