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.

Gasol: Return to Lakers or Barcelona would be ‘attractive’

Gasol: Return to Lakers or Barcelona would be ‘attractive’

MADRID (AP) — Pau Gasol wants to return to the NBA next season but hasn’t ruled out finishing his career in Europe. The 39-year-old Gasol said Tuesday he needs to be playing next season to give himself “a chance” of making it to the Olympics one last time. The Spaniard said he is keeping his…

Faction of NBA players hesitant on restarting season in Orlando bubble, sources say

5:58 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider CloseHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017As the NBA and NBPA are finalizing terms on a return-to-play plan Wednesday, there’s a faction of players discussing as a group whether restarting the season in the Orlando bubble is a good idea, sources said.Several dozen players participated in a […]

NBA clarifies playoff tiebreaker rule with shortened season

NBA clarifies playoff tiebreaker rule with shortened season

MIAMI — The NBA has told teams that playoff seeding will be based on winning percentage, and that any tiebreakers necessary after that will follow the usual procedures. It was an issue that needed clarity because the 22 teams that will be going to the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, for the planned resumption of the…

NBA offers clarity on tiebreakers with uneven schedule

NBA offers clarity on tiebreakers with uneven schedule

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has told teams that playoff seeding will be based on winning percentage, and that any tiebreakers necessary after that will follow the usual procedures. It was an issue that needed clarity because the 22 teams that will be going to the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, for the planned resumption…

New NBA roster rules and decisions for all 22 teams

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT Get ESPN+ playCan NBA teams sign players once league resumes? (1:03)Brian Windhorst joins SportsCenter to discuss the possibility of teams with open roster spots to sign free agents before the season resumes. (1:03)What kind of roster changes will be allowed for the 22 NBA teams still active, and what should we expect from […]

NBPA approves return-to-play plan, but safety protocols must still be worked out

NBPA approves return-to-play plan, but safety protocols must still be worked out

For the NBA, it is not officially time to play. It’s getting closer, but the league isn’t there yet. The move to agree on a 22-team format for the resumption of the pandemic-interrupted season is a major step forward, but it was just the first of many major decisions that has to be completed before…

Bucks set to return under 22-team plan, talks still ongoing

Bucks set to return under 22-team plan, talks still ongoing

For the NBA, it is not officially time to play. It’s getting closer, but the league isn’t there yet. The move to agree on a 22-team format for the resumption of the pandemic-interrupted season is a major step forward, but it was just the first of many major decisions that has to be completed before…

NBA discussing how to replace players due to injury, coronavirus, sources say

8:08 PM ETAdrian Wojnarowski and Bobby MarksThe NBA is working on the mechanisms that will be used to replace participants in this season’s resumption in the event of positive coronavirus virus tests or serious injuries in the Orlando bubble environment.Sources told ESPN that the league and teams are already discussing how teams will be able […]

NCAA moves deadline for early NBA draft entrants to withdraw

NCAA moves deadline for early NBA draft entrants to withdraw

The NCAA has set a new schedule for early entrants to the NBA draft to withdraw and return to school. The NCAA announced Thursday that it would give players until 10 days after the NBA scouting combine or Aug. 3, whichever comes earlier. This comes three weeks after the NCAA postponed its deadline, which was…