Tag Archives: National Basketball

Grizzlies’ Morant wins NBA ROY honors; Zion 3rd

Grizzlies’ Morant wins NBA ROY honors; Zion 3rd

Sep 3, 2020Tim BontempsESPN LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant was a runaway winner of the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award Wednesday, collecting 99 out of a possible 100 first-place votes to cruise to an easy victory.Morant, who was the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft out of…

Why the Lakers’ No. 1 seed might not hold its usual advantages

Why the Lakers’ No. 1 seed might not hold its usual advantages

7:15 AM ETBrian WindhorstESPN Senior Writer CloseESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two booksThe good news for the Los Angeles Lakers is they are the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, the first time they’ve earned pole position in a decade and an honorable accomplishment after…

Bucks’ Antetokounmpo named second-team All-Bubble

Bucks’ Antetokounmpo named second-team All-Bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Portland’s Damian Lillard has been unanimously selected as the top player of the NBA’s seeding games at Walt Disney World, after averaging a league-best 37.6 points in the eight games. Phoenix’s Monty Williams, who led the Suns to a perfect 8-0 record in the bubble, was chosen as the top…

Lowe: My NBA awards ballot and the toughest decisions

Lowe: My NBA awards ballot and the toughest decisions

Jul 24, 2020Zach LoweESPN Senior Writer Remember the regular season? It was a thing, I swear. Here is the first part of my official NBA awards ballot for that season.Most Valuable Player1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks2. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers3. James Harden, Houston Rockets4. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers5. Kawhi Leonard, LA ClippersA few…

Zion reenters NBA bubble, will begin quarantine

Zion reenters NBA bubble, will begin quarantine

8:05 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson returned to the NBA campus on Friday night, the team said in a statement. Williamson, who initially left the bubble in Orlando, Florida, on July 16 to tend to a family medical emergency, will rejoin the team on Tuesday after a four-day quarantine…

‘I was ready to give up’: The NBA hiatus gave Andre Roberson’s comeback another chance

Jul 24, 2020Royce YoungESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.comFOR ANDRE ROBERSON, it’s been two and a half years. It’s been 30 months of rehab and recovery. It’s been 180 games since he went down with a devastating left knee injury, and 180 games since he last played.He knows.”I get it. I…

Sources: Bubble to cost NBA more than $150M

Operating the three-month completion of the NBA season at the Walt Disney World Resort will cost the NBA more than $150 million, sources told ESPN. The league is housing 22 teams plus support staff at three resorts, has arranged for seven practice courts and is playing games at three arenas during the quarantine. It is…

Source: Duke, Lawson talk women’s hoops job

Source: Duke, Lawson talk women’s hoops job

Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to take over as coach of its women’s basketball program, a source told ESPN on Friday. The 39-year-old Lawson has become the leading candidate to replace Joanne P. McCallie, who announced last week she wouldn’t return for a 14th season…

NBA: Zero positives out of 346 tested in bubble

NBA: Zero positives out of 346 tested in bubble

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Monday that coronavirus tests of 346 players at the league’s bubble campus in Orlando, Florida, since July 13 have yielded zero positive results.When the league announced its initial batch of tests in the bubble on July 13, it said that two of 322 players tested came…