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Celtics' Smart: Injury could've ended season

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:59
Celtics guard Marcus Smart is ready to return from a lacerated hand that doctors say he was lucky to have not injured more extensively.

Sources: Kawhi has final say, opts to stay out

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:20
Spurs star Kawhi Leonard has been medically cleared to return from a right quad tendinopathy injury, but he has elected against returning to the active roster after consulting with a specialist to get a second opinion, sources told ESPN.

Pistons PG Jackson cleared for light running

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:51
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson has been cleared to begin light running and shooting but a timeframe for his return to practice and game action is still unclear nearly two months after spraining his right ankle.

Warriors plan 2018 preseason game in Seattle

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:02
The Golden State Warriors are planning on facing the Sacramento Kings in a 2018 preseason game in Seattle, the first NBA game in the city since the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City for the 2007-08 season.

Kawhi likely out for rest of season, Pop says

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:46
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he would be surprised if Kawhi Leonard returns this season.

LeBron on reseeding: 'Let's not get too crazy'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:20
LeBron James, who has been to the NBA Finals the past seven straight years, says he's against the idea of reseeding regardless of conference for the postseason.

Mavs' Cuban fined $600K for tanking talk

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:43
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined $600,000 by the league for saying that it would be best if his team lost this season.

Cuban: 'Horrible mistake' to keep ex-employee

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:40
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told ESPN that he regrets keeping former employee Earl K. Sneed on staff after two separate domestic violence incidents. "I made the decision ... in hindsight, I would probably do it differently," he said.

Flu symptoms hospitalize Saints/Pels owner

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:03
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is resting after being hospitalized recently with flu symptoms.

Mavs investigate inappropriate conduct claims

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:56
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban addressed the allegations of inappropriate conduct by a former officer of the organization during a meeting with business-side employees this week, sources said.

Warriors ready to get back to work after restless All-Star break

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:14
Golden State's quartet of All-Stars got an extra day away from practice after a weekend in Los Angeles that was anything but a vacation.

Hornacek: Knicks have moved on from Noah

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:03
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek isn't sure if Joakim Noah will return before the end of the season, noting that the decision would come from team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry.

Davis: Pelicans a Finals team if Cousins healthy

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:27
Pelicans star Anthony Davis says his team would have contended for a title had DeMarcus Cousins not torn his Achilles.

With Lonzo set to return, Lakers look for growth in second half

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:18
After nearly a six-week absence, Lonzo Ball returns to a Lakers team that was shaken up at the trade deadline and faces an uncertain future this summer.

Sources: Hornets unlikely to retain GM Cho

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:41
The Charlotte Hornets are unlikely to bring back general manager Rich Cho on a new contract next season, league sources told ESPN.

Mavs' Cuban: 'Losing our best option' in '17-18

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:54
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban may not like tanking, but he understands it's the best option for Dallas (18-40) to keep losing to finish this season.

Tiago Splitter announces retirement from NBA

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:47
Tiago Splitter -- who has battled a hip injury for two years -- says he has officially retired from the NBA. Splitter won a title with the Spurs in 2014.

2018 NBA All-Star Game ratings down slightly

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:07
Television ratings for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on TNT were down slightly from last year, Turner Sports announced on Monday.