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Utah Jazz to trade Bojan Bogdanovic to Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk, Saben Lee, sources say

Bogdanovic becomes the third high-profile player traded away this offseason by the Jazz, who also parted with All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell in separate blockbusters signaling the franchise’s rebuild. The 6-foot-7 Bogdanovic, who averaged 18.1 points per game last season, now joins a young Pistons team that features Cade Cunningham, the No. 1 overall […]

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Fantasy 30: Joel Embiid is playing at an MVP level

Here’s a look around the league at the most fantasy relevant news and notes for all 30 teams: Atlanta Hawks De’Andre Hunter was mentioned in last week’s column, and he’s still available in 85.5% of ESPN leagues. Since returning from his nearly two-month absence due to a wrist injury, he’s been outstanding. Hunter has averaged […]

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NBA trade tracker: Grades, details for every deal for the 2021-22 season

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost guard Ricky Rubio for the season Tuesday when he suffered an ACL tear in his left knee in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Rubio’s injury follows last month’s news that the Cavs will be without starting guard Collin Sexton for the season because of a torn meniscus. With their […]

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2022 NBA trade deadline: Latest buzz, news and reports

The 2022 NBA trade deadline (Feb. 10, 3 p.m. ET) has already started buzzing with some moves, including a voided trade, to put players with new teams for the 2021-22 regular season. The Atlanta Hawks are trading Cam Reddish to the New York Knicks for Kevin Knox II in a swap of former first-round draft […]

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NBA free agents: Team-by-team lists for 2022 and 2023

Still, superstars like Bradley Beal, James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook could become free agents if they don’t sign extensions between now and June. Here’s our team-by-team look at all the players who can and will hit free agency over the next two seasons. Key: Restricted = restricted free agent; player = player option; […]

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Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson: ‘Kills me’ to miss second straight year

Speaking for the first time since suffering a season-ending right Achilles tear during a workout on Nov. 18, Thompson was in good spirits as he discussed the long process he faces. “I’m living good,” Thompson told NBC Bay Area during the Warriors’ game against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. “To be back in the […]

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NBA playoffs: After crushing the Nuggets in Game 1, Kawhi Leonard is the reason to believe in the Clippers

Of course, this doesn’t mean the Clippers can’t win a title — the talent is undoubtedly there — but there tends to be more empirical evidence of dominance before a team is anointed as an elite championship contender. If Game 4 of the first-round series against the Dallas Mavericks marked the beginning of the Clippers’ […]

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After missing two key free throws, Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard takes some jabs on social media from short-handed Clippers

After watching Damian Lillard shockingly miss two free throws with a chance to put the Portland Trail Blazers up one with 18.6 seconds left, Patrick Beverley celebrated on the LA Clippers’ bench by imitating Lillard’s trademark Dame Time celebration by pointing to his wrist before later waving goodbye at Lillard and the Blazers. When told […]

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NBA Continuity Rankings: Which teams hold the edge in the bubble?

Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, whose team checks in near the top of our list, has high hopes. “Continuity [will] help with trying to create a home-court advantage,” Malone said earlier this month of playing at a neutral-site in Orlando, Florida. “We have guys that have been together for a while, know how to […]

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NBA restart: Rosters, schedules and standings projections for every team

With scrimmages tipping off Wednesday, here’s our breakdown of every team in Orlando, Florida, including: current seed and most likely playoff seeds (via simulations using ESPN’s Basketball Power Index), remaining strength of schedule (ranked from hardest to easiest), seeding-game schedules (with win projections using BPI), full rosters and projected rotations. We’ve also included the number […]

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