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5:27 PM ET The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers are the strongest favorites to make the playoffs, while the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns have the longest odds to reach the postseason. Caesars Sportsbook on Tuesday released Yes/No odds on each team’s playoff chances. The Bucks at -5,000 are the biggest favorites to make next
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4:14 PM ET The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Tuesday that the team has agreed to a deal with point guard Trey Burke. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Trey’s experience as a ball handler matched with his scoring ability makes him a good fit for our roster,” GM Elton Brand said in a statement.
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9:05 PM ET Associated Press METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson‘s athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing NFL prospect at a handful of positions, starting with the defensive line or tight end. But Williamson is making a case for
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9:56 PM ET The NBA has announced a five-year extension of its deal with Tencent, the league’s digital partner in China. Tencent is the NBA’s largest digital partner outside the United States and has been connected with the league since 2009. The current deal, which now runs through the 2024-25 season, includes live NBA games,
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2:44 PM ET More than a billion dollars in contracts were agreed to in the first 24 hours of the NBA’s new league year, but free agency isn’t a feeding frenzy for all players. “Every year it gets harder,” free-agent point guard Jeremy Lin said of his uncertain NBA future. “In English there’s a saying
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4:00 PM ET Only a few minutes into his introductory news conference, Russell Westbrook said something Friday that would’ve caused a collective spit take around the NBA just a few weeks ago. “I only care about one team,” Westbrook said, “and that’s the Houston Rockets.” After spending his first 11 seasons with the Oklahoma City
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12:48 PM ET New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday that he won’t be able to accept the invitation to join the depleted USA Basketball roster for the FIBA World Cup in September. Redick, who spent the past two seasons in Philadelphia, said Thursday he was eager to be a
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9:59 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Steve Ballmer was at his coastal home about two hours outside Seattle when he got the phone call he had been waiting for. Dennis Robertson, Kawhi Leonard‘s trusted uncle and adviser, called the LA Clippers owner around 11 p.m. to inform him that Leonard was joining the Clippers. Ballmer
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6:01 PM ET A blockbuster offseason that saw multiple superstars on the move has left the NBA without a consensus title favorite and put some oddsmakers in a conundrum of trying to figure out how the season will unfold. Caesars Sportsbook posted season-win totals for each team Thursday afternoon. Seven teams opened with win totals
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2:23 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — Speaking publicly for the first time since trading stars Russell Westbrook and Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti expressed appreciation for both players, but he also disagreed with George’s claim that the decision to deal him was “mutual.” “I think the world of PG. I think
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1:15 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Wizards forward C.J. Miles will undergo surgery for a stress fracture in his left foot. The team said the operation is set for Thursday in New York and that he is expected to be reevaluated in six weeks. Washington acquired Miles, 32, from the Memphis Grizzlies this summer
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12:38 PM ET Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has agreed to a deal in which she pleads guilty to facilitation to first-degree murder and receives a 30-year prison sentence. Sherra Wright entered the plea Thursday during a hearing in Shelby County Criminal Court in Tennessee. Lorenzen
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5:50 PM ET The mother of a Grand Rapids G League player who collapsed on the court and died from sudden cardiac arrest last year reached a settlement in her federal lawsuit against the NBA and the Detroit Pistons Wednesday. Zeke Upshaw, a guard/forward for the Pistons’ Grand Rapids Drive, died March 26, 2018, two
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