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9:00 AM ET Jackie MacMullan Close ESPN Senior Writer Award-winning columnist and author Recipient of Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award Joined ESPNBoston.com in 2010 Brian Windhorst Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books The Toronto Raptors won 59 games last
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11:10 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are struggling to reach an agreement on lowering the age limit to 18, differing on the league’s desire to attach two conditions to ending the one-and-done NBA draft era, league sources told ESPN. Commissioner Adam Silver is pressing NBPA executive director Michele Roberts
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LeBron James makes his much-anticipated debut with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. We’ve got you covered right here before, during and after the matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers with previews, predictions, expert analysis and live reaction. Predictions and projections EPA/MIKE NELSON Our experts weigh in 1 2 3 4 5 Royce Young Rondo
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In a recent interview with Houston Rockets power forward Carmelo Anthony, ESPN’s Rachel Nichols asked him about his arrival in Houston, his departure from Oklahoma City and how he will approach the upcoming season playing for the Rockets. An edited transcript of the interview follows: Rachel Nichols: OK, so it took an extra season from
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4:47 PM ET Ian Begley Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the New York Knicks for ESPNNewYork.com Adrian Wojnarowski After waiving Joakim Noah on Saturday, the New York Knicks will use the stretch provision on the remaining year of his contract to clear salary-cap space in an effort to pursue top free agents in the summer
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George, no stranger to uncomfortable situations with NBA management, said on Friday that he’s spoken with Jimmy Butler about what’s happening in Minnesota and is firmly on his side. “Jimmy has a very valid point,” George said. “I’m on Jimmy’s side. It’s not coming from a place where he’s going against
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Jimmy Butler held a players-only meeting with Minnesota Timberwolves players on Thursday, a day after he reported to the team for a first, contentious practice. Butler, who proclaimed Wednesday his sole concern was with winning, said he reiterated to players in the meeting that his issues were with management and not his teammates. The disgruntled
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2:29 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat advanced to the brink of a blockbuster trade for All-Star forward Jimmy Butler over the weekend — only for the deal to fracture before completion, league sources told ESPN. Minnesota had shared Butler’s medical information with Miami late in the week, sources said, a
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OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will not travel to Friday night’s preseason game in Seattle against the Sacramento Kings. “Steph practiced,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Thursday. “There’s just a personal matter, he’s going to stay home.” All-Star forward Draymond Green (sore left knee) did not practice for the third straight
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