Category Archives: NBA

The National Basketball Association is a men’s professional basketball league in North America, composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world.

Sources: Ousted NBA teams mull joint workouts

Sources: Ousted NBA teams mull joint workouts

Jun 5, 2020Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider CloseHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017Fearful of significant setbacks in the development of young players over months of inactivity, several teams left out of this season’s regular-season resumption in Orlando, Florida, have proposed ideas for regional mini summer leagues, training camps and organized team activities, sources…

Sources: Kyrie key voice in Friday call with players

Sources: Kyrie key voice in Friday call with players

Jun 12, 2020Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider CloseHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017When the National Basketball Players Association conducted a conference call and vote on restarting the season a week ago, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving was an active participant — although his questions were of a mundane nature.Sources say Irving asked, as…

Possible Durant return affecting Nets’ title odds

Possible Durant return affecting Nets’ title odds

Jun 4, 2020Doug KezirianESPN CloseESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast hostKevin Durant has not logged a minute for the Brooklyn Nets, but he is having the biggest betting impact on the NBA’s restructured season.With the coronavirus pandemic extending the season nearly three months, those in basketball circles are speculating…

When will the NBA return? Latest updates and big questions

When will the NBA return? Latest updates and big questions

What will the rest of the 2019-20 NBA regular season and playoffs look like? We’re tracking the big questions and updates as the league gets ready to return after beginning a suspension due to the coronavirus on March 11.The NBA’s board of governors has approved the league’s plan for a 22-team return in Florida. The…

‘No divide’ among Lakers as restart talk ramps up

‘No divide’ among Lakers as restart talk ramps up

Jun 14, 2020Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.LOS ANGELES — After Friday’s NBA players’ group call revealed just how adamant a faction of the league is against resuming the…

WNBA’s 22-game regular season, playoffs OK’d

WNBA’s 22-game regular season, playoffs OK’d

Jun 15, 2020Mechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.The WNBA officially announced Monday that, in agreement with the players’ union, it plans to have a 22-game regular season starting in late July.…

Lowe: The enormous risks and stakes driving the NBA’s safety discussions

Lowe: The enormous risks and stakes driving the NBA’s safety discussions

Jun 12, 2020Zach LoweESPN Senior Writer In theory, you could pull it off without a hitch: About 1,500 people test negative for the coronavirus — several times — before entering the NBA’s proposed “bubble” at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, they interact with almost no one else, and the league…

Sources: Some NBA players hesitant on restart

Sources: Some NBA players hesitant on restart

Jun 10, 2020Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider CloseHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017As a faction of NBA players hold conference calls to discuss uncertainty about restarting the season in the bubble in Orlando, Florida, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association are agreeing on a plan that would allow players to stay home…

New NBA coalition voicing concerns of players

6:06 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiCloseSenior NBA InsiderHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017Malika AndrewsCloseESPN Staff WriterStaff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000As a growing faction of NBA players remains uncertain about committing to the league’s plan for restarting the season in an Orlando bubble environment, a coalition of players […]

NBA releases detailed schedule for resuming 2019-20 season

NBA releases detailed schedule for resuming 2019-20 season

The NBA gave teams a more definitive timetable for the restart to the pandemic-interrupted season Friday, including required coronavirus testing that is set to begin this month and mandatory individual workouts in early July before training camps. The league is still working on completing the health and safety protocols that will essentially become the rulebook…