Harrison Barnes says he tested positive for coronavirus

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has yet to join the team for the season restart in Orlando.In a post made via Twitter and...

Tim Duncan stays behind as Spurs restart season in Orlando

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Spurs Hall of Famer Tim Duncan won’t be on the bench to assist coach Gregg Popovich when the team opens the NBA’s restart on Jul. 31...

11 L.A. pro teams forge ‘The Alliance: Los Angeles’ to use sport for social justice

In a collaboration to pursue change in communities of color and develop meaningful programs, the 11 professional sports organizations in greater Los Angeles have joined together to launch The ALLIANCE: Los...

Several Bucks players to put social justice messages on jerseys

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks team members will join other NBA players who plan to put messages for social change on the back of their jerseys once games resume at the end...

Orlando eagerly watches, hopes as NBA readies for its return to the court

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Russell Westbrook says he tested positive for coronavirus

Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook revealed in a social media post Monday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and is in quarantine.Via a post issued on Twitter and Instagram, Westbrook...

Film Study: Mavs’ efficient offense still has room to improve

The 2019-20 Dallas Mavericks have had the most efficient offense in NBA history, having scored 115.8 point per 100 possessions. That would eclipse the previous high, 115, set by last season's...

Disney World Diary: NBA is playing lockdown defense, taking no chances

ORLANDO -- Room 4156 of the Coronado Springs Resort is at the end of a hallway overlooking an empty parking lot and a small lake which appears to have an alligator...

Anthony Davis to wear own name on jersey for restart

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis will wear his own name on the back of his jersey when the Los Angeles Lakers return to action.Davis confirmed his decision Sunday in a...

At the NBA restart, team equipment is a challenge to manage

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rob Pimental spent a good amount of time thinking about everything the Miami Heat would need for what could be a three-month trip to Walt...

Restart goes beyond basketball for Spurs coach Gregg Popovich

When the league tips off again on July 30, the Spurs -- ranked 12th in the Western Conference – face an uphill climb to advance to what would be an NBA-record 23rd...

LeBron won’t wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

“I would have loved to have a say-so on what would have went on the back of my jersey,” James said. “I had a couple of things in mind, but I...

Pistons’ onetime home, the Palace of Auburn Hills, torn down

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — One of Michigan’s most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions.The shell and roof of the...

Celtics Excited to Enhance Off-Court Chemistry Inside NBA Bubble

BOSTON – Being isolated inside the bubble on the NBA Campus in Orlando presents a fair share of limitations, but it also comes...

Stephen Curry honors Breonna Taylor at American Century Championship

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors won't be among the 22 teams participating in the NBA's season restart at ESPN Worldwide Sports Complex at Walt Disney  World Resort in Orlando.But that...

NBA teams at Disney had tough travel-party decisions to make

The 22 teams participating in the NBA restart were all at the Disney campus together for the first time Friday.None of them, however, made it to the Orlando, Florida area with...

Report: Duke talking with Celtics’ Lawson on coaching job

Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program, a person familiar with the situation said Friday.The person spoke...

Nuggets await on Nikola Jokic’s arrival in Orlando

The wait continues for Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic to join his team at the Disney campus for the NBA’s season restart.Nuggets coach Michael Malone said during a Zoom call with reporters...

The Top 22 players inside the NBA ‘bubble’ in Orlando

Question marks will fill the air in the NBA's Orlando "bubble", where teams have arrived as the restart to this NBA season draws near. The official tip comes July 30 at...

Nets sign Michael Beasley, Jamal Crawford for rest of season

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Brooklyn Nets plugged a couple holes in their roster Thursday with a pair of well-traveled veteran scorers.The Nets signed three-time Sixth Man of the Year Jamal...

Practices begin at Disney as teams begin restart routines

Nikola Vucevic had to raise his voice a bit to answer a question. He had just walked off the court after the first Orlando Magic practice of the restart, and some...

Nets sign free agent guard Jamal Crawford

BROOKLYN -- The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Jamal Crawford as a Substitute Player for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Crawford...

Nets sign veteran Michael Beasley for season restart

BROOKLYN (July 9, 2020) – The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Michael Beasley as a Substitute Player for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were...

Pacers move forward without Victor Oladipo

The return of Victor Oladipo from a year’s injury layoff was supposed to be an All-Star acquisition for the Indiana Pacers around the NBA trade deadline, all without giving up a single...

Report: Kawhi Leonard joins LA Clippers in Florida

LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has rejoined the team in Orlando to prepare for the restart of the 2019-20 season, Yahoo's Chris Haynes reported Saturday. Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard indeed...

Reports: Kawhi Leonard’s arrival at Disney will be delayed

A person with knowledge of the situation says that Kawhi Leonard did not accompany the Los Angeles Clippers on their flight to Central Florida on Wednesday night for the restart of...

Report: Jamal Crawford to sign with Brooklyn Nets

Veteran guard Jamal Crawford has agreed to a deal to join the Brooklyn Nets, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Jamal Crawford has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, sources...

Film Study: How Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia’s rim protection

There are two aspects to rim protection. There's contesting the shots that are taken near the basket, and there's preventing those shots from being taken.Both aspects are equally important. The Philadelphia 76ers...

Nick Nurse pleased with Raptors’ pre-bubble camp in Florida

Beyond their status as the league’s defending champions, the Toronto Raptors are the NBA’s canaries in the coal mine, first-in to their own private “pre-bubble bubble” as part of the post-coronavirus-shutdown...

NBA teams prepare for return to practice in Orlando

Teams will be assigned a three-hour window and be able to run practice on a pair of side-by-side courts, with training and weight rooms nearby. Disney staff will clean and disinfect...

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