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7:00 AM ET NBA Insiders It was 10 years ago today that the most anticipated free-agency period in NBA history began, culminating on July 8, 2010, with The Decision and LeBron James announcing that he was taking his talents to South Beach. We asked our NBA insiders to reflect on the show, the fallout and
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1:35 PM ET Free-agent guard JR Smith has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for the rest of the season, the team announced Wednesday. Smith and the Lakers have been discussing a deal since starting guard Avery Bradley opted out of the season restart on June 23. Smith, 34, hasn’t played an NBA
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12:42 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN Three New Orleans Pelicans players have tested positive for the coronavirus, executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin told reporters Tuesday. Griffin, citing HIPAA, did not say which players tested positive but did say those players are in isolation. He added the three tests took place when players returned
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9:57 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN The Phoenix Suns made an addition to their roster on Tuesday ahead of traveling to Orlando for the resumption of the NBA season next week. Phoenix, which had an open roster spot, added guard Cameron Payne to its roster. Payne, who was the 14th pick in the 2015 NBA draft,
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4:48 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Joe Borgia, who spent 32 years in the NBA as a referee and executive, announced his retirement Tuesday. Among the highlights of Borgia’s tenure with the league is the NBA Replay Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, which opened for the 2014-15 season and has become a fixture
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9:20 PM ET The Portland Trail Blazers plan to sign guard Jaylen Adams as a substitute player to replace Trevor Ariza, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Adams was the G-League’s MVP runner-up this season with the Wisconsin Herd. He averaged 21.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 33 games for Wisconsin. Ariza is opting
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1:04 AM ET Marc J. Spears Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, president of the National Basketball Players Association, told ESPN’s The Undefeated on Saturday that the players’ union and the league are collaborating to allow players to wear jerseys with personalized social justice, social cause or charity messages on the backs instead of their
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12:18 AM ET LOS ANGELES — The LA Clippers signed center Joakim Noah for the remainder of the season, the team announced Sunday. The 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year’s deal with the Clippers also includes next season (non-guaranteed) according to a source. 1 Related The Clippers signed the two-time All-Star to a 10-day contract
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Jun 25, 2020 Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein informed the team that he will opt out of the restart of the NBA season, opening up a roster spot the Mavs intend to fill by signing point guard Trey Burke, sources said. Cauley-Stein, who expects to become a father in July, averaged 5.2 points and 4.6
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11:11 AM ET ESPN News Services The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said 16 players tested positive for the coronavirus in the first wave of mandatory tests done in preparation for the restart of the season. Those 16 players were part of a pool of 302 tested on Tuesday — a 5.3% rate
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4:14 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons signed center Justin Patton on Friday, hoping the 2017 first-round pick can stay healthy and help the franchise’s turnaround. Patton had surgery for a broken foot in 2018 for the second straight year. Justin Patton has played for sparingly for the Timberwolves, Philadelphia and Oklahoma
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6:51 AM ET Tim Bontemps Andrew Lopez While other NBA players started working out in their home markets this week to prepare for training camp, Zion Williamson never left. The New Orleans Pelicans‘ rookie phenom has been a regular at the team’s facility throughout the hiatus, one of several players the league granted exceptions to
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