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Oct 15, 2021 After architecting the franchise’s first NBA championship in 50 years, Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst has received a long-term contract extension. Horst had one year left on his contract, and his new multiyear deal — finalized Friday morning with his agent, Brian Elfus, and team officials — was announced by the
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5:15 PM ET ESPN News Services The Sacramento Kings are exercising the third-year option on guard Tyrese Haliburton, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday. Haliburton averaged 13.0 points, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 58 games last season and was named to the NBA All-Rookie first team. He suffered a season-ending knee injury
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Oct 14, 2021 Tim BontempsESPN The Charlotte Hornets signed guard LiAngelo Ball to a nonguaranteed contract Thursday and waived him Friday, paving the way for him to eventually sign with their G League team, a source confirmed to ESPN. Friday’s move was made as a precursor to Ball — who averaged 9.6 points, 2.0 rebounds
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Oct 14, 2021 The Houston Rockets signed guard Armoni Brooks to a multiyear contract Thursday. Terms were not announced, but sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Brooks signed a four-year deal that includes a guaranteed first year, plus trigger dates on guarantees for successive years. Brooks, 23, has been one of Houston’s top perimeter shooters
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10:02 AM ET Given the league’s high vaccination rate, the NBA’s primary form of COVID-19 detection this season will center on designated team officials — largely members of the medical staff — using small, at-home, molecular-based testing devices that can return results in 20 minutes. The NBA will still rely on lab-based testing in many
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12:50 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — At Miami’s first NBA preseason game of the year, something caught Heat coach Erik Spoelstra’s attention as he stood in his customary spot between his team’s bench and the scorer’s table. Fans, he noticed, were just a couple of feet away again. “Front-row seats that were filled,” Spoelstra
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1:10 AM ET Kyrie Irving said Wednesday night he still hopes to return and play for the Brooklyn Nets but that “this is about my life and what I am choosing to do,” as he explained his decision to not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Irving, speaking on Instagram Live, said he is neither pro-vaccine nor
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11:36 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN As part of the league’s 75th anniversary celebration, the NBA has unveiled a season-long calendar, showing a detailed uniform schedule for all 30 teams, on its Locker Vision website. In total, 123 different uniforms will be worn leaguewide during the 2021-22 regular season, with teams each receiving four jersey editions:
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3:45 AM ET LOS ANGELES — The Lakers‘ brand-new Big Three made its preseason debut in a 111-99 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. And while the result of Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Anthony Davis‘ first court time together was another defeat to drop L.A.’s record to 0-5 in its exhibition schedule,
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7:35 PM ET Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks will miss the start of the season to ensure he fully recovers from a broken left hand. The Grizzlies announced Tuesday that the decision for Brooks to receive additional treatment was made after reviewing imaging in checking Brooks as part of the team’s
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11:12 AM ET ESPN News Services Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the Brooklyn Nets until he is eligible to become a full participant under local COVID-19 vaccination requirements, general manager Sean Marks said Tuesday. “Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose. Currently the choice restricts
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5:06 PM ET Kyrie Irving returned to practice Sunday, but the Brooklyn Nets sound like a team coming to grips with the realization that its starting point guard will not play in home games for the foreseeable future. While the situation around Irving’s availability for home games due to New York City’s COVID-19 protocols could
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11:29 AM ET Discussions have gained momentum on All-Star Ben Simmons returning to the Philadelphia 76ers, likely as soon as this week, sources told ESPN on Monday. Philadelphia management and coach Doc Rivers progressed in talks over the weekend with Simmons’ agent, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, on a resolution for Simmons to report to
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