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6:56 PM ET The NBA delivered a warning to teams on Thursday that franchises are forbidden from pursuing and administering newly released coronavirus vaccines on a team-wide basis ahead of public health guidelines for prioritization, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. In informing teams that medical experts advising the NBA are in agreement with
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11:15 AM ET Houston Rockets star James Harden will be required to isolate until Friday and continue to test negative for the coronavirus before being cleared to return to play, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Harden should be available to play against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. Harden was fined $50,000 by the NBA
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Charlotte Hornets wing Gordon Hayward has suffered an avulsion fracture in his finger. There are just some NBA players who cannot stay healthy, and for whatever reason, Gordon Hayward is one of those routinely snakebitten guys. On Wednesday, the Charlotte Hornets announced their recent free-agency acquisition had sustained an avulsion fracture of his fifth metacarpal
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11:43 PM ET Russell Westbrook needed only three quarters to get his first triple-double as a Washington Wizard, but he will have to wait a bit longer to get his first victory. The All-Star point guard made his Washington debut in typical Westbrook fashion with 21 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds. But it wasn’t
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The Nets are flying high after their Opening Night demolition of the Warriors. Here are three important takeaways for Steve Nash’s team.  It’s hard to imagine the Nets playing any better on Opening Night. Steve Nash’s team emphatically erased any questions as to whether or not Brooklyn is ready to be an Eastern Conference contender.
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ALERT. ALERT. ALERT. The NBA’s 2020-21 season is scheduled to begin in less than a month. If it feels like we just crowned the 2020 NBA Champions, that’s because we did. The Los Angeles Lakers secured their 17th championship on October 11, just over a month ago. Still, the new season kicks off in less
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – AUGUST 21: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics (Photo by Kim Klement – Pool/Getty Images) Raheem Mostert’s suffers another high-ankle sprain, season is jeopardy by Braulio Perez Kemba Walker sounds a long way away from getting back on the floor. Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will once again
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There aren’t many areas in which Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown is elite, but in having no real weaknesses, he reaches an equally rare class of players. In the current age of position-less, star-centric basketball, there may be no player type more coveted than a skilled, physically imposing wing who can create efficient offense for
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10:40 AM ET The Houston Rockets and NBA are reviewing video of James Harden partying maskless at a strip club to determine if he violated the league’s COVID-19 protocols, putting the perennial All-Star’s availability for Houston’s season opener Wednesday night in question, sources told ESPN. The video, which was published by Black Sports Online and
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With their signing of Danilo Gallinari, the Atlanta Hawks have signaled their intent to build around Trae Young and compete right away. With rumored interest in Gordon Hayward via a possible sign-and-trade, the Atlanta Hawks signaled they might mean business this offseason. On Friday night ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported they pivoted to forward Danilo Gallinari,
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9:22 PM ET NEW YORK — Ahead of the Nets’ season opener against the Warriors, Golden State coach Steve Kerr sat down to watch some film of his former player, Kevin Durant. He pulled up Brooklyn’s preseason game against Boston and took in Durant’s first competitive games since tearing his Achilles in June of 2019.
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Mandatory Credit: Nick Wass/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports DK Metcalf is tired of your player comparisons by Scott Rogust Thomas Bryant wanted to fight Blake Griffin, but the Detroit Pistons star just laughed. Thursday’s NBA preseason game between the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards could hardly be considered appointment viewing, but in the third quarter of
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The Washington Wizards resisted the urge to blow things up and brought in Russell Westbrook to flank Bradley Beal. Here are their five biggest questions for 2020-21. 1. Russell Westbrook + Bradley Beal = ?? WASHINGTON’S GLORIOUS RETURN TO THE POSTSEASON! Yes, the Eastern Conference continues to grow stronger but those bottom-rung playoff seeds are
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3:23 PM ET LOS ANGELES — When ABC announcer Mike Breen called the closing seconds of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ NBA Finals-clinching victory in October, he proclaimed, “Banner No. 17 will soon hang in the rafters.” He was right about the hanging part. What Breen didn’t know was that when the Lakers open up the
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