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The Oklahoma City Thunder‘s discussions to move nine-time All-Star guard Chris Paul to a new destination are parked, and an increasing expectation exists that he will start the season with the team, league sources tell ESPN. Oklahoma City has been working with Paul and his representatives on finding a trade, but nothing is materializing so
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It’s official: Russell Westbrook is now a member of the Houston Rockets. The long-reported deal that has the Rockets acquiring Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Chris Paul, two future first-round picks (2024 and 2026) and the rights to two first-round swaps (2021 and 2025) was announced by both teams Tuesday evening.
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The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to hire former Toronto Raptors assistant Phil Handy as an assistant coach, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated. Handy will be a front-of-the-bench assistant under new Lakers head coach Frank Vogel. Handy has been an assistant coach with the Raptors (2018-19) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (2013-18) after working in
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Wearing sneakers adorned with the message “Team Waters!” and “Waters Way!” Boston Celtics rookie Tremont Waters scored 16 points and had three assists in a summer league playoff game just days after the death of his father. Ed Waters, 49, was found dead in a West Haven, Connecticut, hotel on Thursday, according to police. The
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Russell Westbrook thanked Oklahoma City fans Friday night in a heartfelt Instagram post, saying he is “eternally grateful” for the 11 years he spent in a Thunder uniform. The Thunder agreed Thursday night to a blockbuster trade to send Westbrook to Houston, reuniting him with former Oklahoma City teammate James Harden. The Rockets will send
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After free-agent forward Marcus Morris reneged on a verbal agreement to sign with the San Antonio Spurs, the franchise finally withdrew its offer and instead reached a two-year deal with forward Trey Lyles, league sources told ESPN. Morris had waffled on a two-year, $20 million commitment to the Spurs, who gave him more than two
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The Boston Celtics on Wednesday waived big man Guerschon Yabusele, a fan favorite who had averaged only 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds over two seasons. Yabusele was one of the Celtics’ three first-round draft picks in 2016, at No. 16. They had taken forward Jaylen Brown with the No. 3 pick. Yabusele, considered one of
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7:44 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN LAS VEGAS — When Kevin Durant announced on Instagram that he was going to join the Brooklyn Nets at the stroke of free agency, the team’s brain trust — ensconced in the team’s gleaming practice facility overlooking New York Harbor — celebrated one of the league’s elite players choosing to
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LAS VEGAS — Utah Jazz executive Dennis Lindsey sat at a table in a casino ballroom Monday morning with Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic positioned at his side and pondered the jackpot he hit this offseason. “It’s a big day,” he said as the team officially introduced Conley, acquired via trade from the Memphis Grizzlies,
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The Dallas Mavericks are acquiring Memphis Grizzlies restricted free-agent point guard Delon Wright in a sign-and-trade agreement on a new three-year, $29 million contract, agent Greg Lawrence and team sources told ESPN. The Grizzlies will receive two future second-round picks in the deal and preserve financial flexibility to pursue other options at point guard. Memphis
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The San Antonio Spurs are finalizing a trade to send forward Davis Bertans to the Washington Wizards, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday. Bertans will be absorbed into an exception, allowing the Spurs to complete the earlier signing of free agent DeMarre Carroll. San Antonio also reworked Carroll’s deal to make it a
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Terry Armstrong is joining the South East Melbourne Phoenix of the Australian National Basketball League, he told ESPN. Armstrong, the No. 40 prospect in the ESPN 2020 mock draft, will join projected No. 6 prospect RJ Hampton and No. 24 prospect LaMelo Ball as American teenagers who elected to spend their one-and-done season between high
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As part of a Memphis Grizzlies–Phoenix Suns trade that includes four players, guard Kyle Korver is on his way to the Suns — who plan to waive Korver and allow him to become a free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Korver — whose expiring contract can be waived for the cost of $3.4 million —
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Restricted free-agent forward/center Daniel Theis has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal to stay with the Boston Celtics, CAA agents Michael Tellem and Aaron Mintz tell ESPN. Theis will compete for minutes in the frontcourt, including at backup center. Boston lost five-time All-Star Al Horford in free agency, but signed free agent center Enes
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The Golden State Warriors issued a statement Monday thanking Kevin Durant and announcing that no player will ever wear No. 35 for the team again. The statement, from Warriors co-chairman and CEO Joe Lacob, said Durant “carried himself with class and dignity both on and off the court.” After winning two NBA championships in three
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Jimmy Butler is expected to meet with the Miami Heat in South Florida on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Houston Rockets, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday. Butler’s meeting with the Rockets likely will take place early next week in Los Angeles, sources said. play 1:00 Bobby Marks breaks down how the
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