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10:35 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis said he signed the lengthiest contract he possibly could to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers — inking a five-year, $190 million pact Thursday — in part as an insurance policy should he suffer a career-threatening injury. “That could have been a two-year, three-year deal,” Davis told
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12:44 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons said Friday that the Sixers didn’t do a good enough job of holding themselves accountable last season, and it played a significant role in the team’s disappointing 2019-20 campaign. “One hundred percent,” Simmons said when asked whether former Sixer Josh Richardson‘s comments about the team’s
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5:26 PM ET First-year Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas has not been in regular contact with James Harden, saying he is giving the disgruntled face of the franchise “space” as the season nears. Harden has informed the Rockets that he wants to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets, according to sources, preferring a fresh
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8:40 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis might have filled his bank account by signing a five-year, $190 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, but one of his teammates now wants him to fill his awards shelf, too. “I’m expecting AD to go for the MVP,” Lakers forward Jared Dudley said
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7:40 AM ET All-NBA forward Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year, $190 million maximum contract to stay with the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, Klutch Sports CEO and Founder Rich Paul told ESPN. The deal includes an early termination option prior to the fifth year of the deal in 2024-2025, Paul said. Davis, a free
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8:02 PM ET The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a first-round draft pick, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Westbrook, as well as fellow Rockets star James Harden, had expressed concern about the direction of the Houston franchise in the wake of the departures of
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8:09 PM ET Paul George said the LA Clippers failed to make any adjustments during their stunning NBA playoff meltdown last season when they blew a 3-1 second-round series lead to the Denver Nuggets. Appearing Wednesday on the “All The Smoke” podcast with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, a candid George talked about the Clippers’
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1:06 PM ET Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent Rich Paul told ESPN and multiple outlets Wednesday. James was named the 2020 NBA Finals MVP after leading the Lakers past the Miami Heat in six games. He became the
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11:21 PM ET LeBron James is confident that the Los Angeles Lakers‘ offseason moves will put them in position to defend their NBA championship. “We can [repeat]. I mean, it’s that simple,” James said on an episode of “Road Trippin’,” hosted by Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye and Allie Clifton, that aired Tuesday on Spectrum SportsNet.
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6:33 PM ET LOS ANGELES — LeBron James could be one and done playing the 1 for the Los Angeles Lakers. The newly acquired Dennis Schroder says he intends to start at point guard for the defending champions. “I did this off the bench stuff already in two years with OKC,” Schroder, the reigning Sixth
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6:18 PM ET Olgun Uluc Andrew Bogut has announced his retirement from professional basketball. Widely regarded as one the greatest and most successful players in Australian basketball history, Bogut made the announcement on his Rogues Bogues podcast on Tuesday morning, choosing to put an end to a professional career that spanned 15 years. It was
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3:53 PM ET The Boston Celtics have traded Gordon Hayward and second-round draft picks in 2023 and 2024 to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for a conditional 2022 second-round draft pick. The sign-and-trade agreement creates a $27.9 million trade exception for the Celtics, the largest in NBA history. Hayward, 30, declined his $34.2 million player
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12:38 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Ahead of training camps opening up across the NBA next week, the league has compiled a comprehensive health and safety protocol for the 2020-21 NBA season and sent it to its teams. The document, which was obtained by ESPN, is 134 pages long, and is similar to the one the
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7:33 PM ET Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will finally enter the Basketball Hall of Fame in May 2021. The NBA said Saturday that the delayed Hall of Fame weekend — it was to have taken place in Springfield, Massachusetts, in August before being pushed back because of
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