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Sources: Five-star Buzelis picks G League Ignite

Five-star recruit Matas Buzelis — the No. 11 player in ESPN’s Top 100 for the Class of 2023 — has committed to the G League Ignite for the 2023-24 season, sources told ESPN on Friday. Buzelis, a skilled 6-foot-10 forward, will bypass college basketball and sign into the NBA’s professional pathway program once he graduates […]

Jabari, Chet or Paolo: Which rookie will have immediate NBA success?

With the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft, the Orlando Magic selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero. The move came as something of a surprise, given that Banchero never met with the Magic and the consensus around the league was that Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr. would be headed to Orlando. Instead, it was Banchero […]

The Rockets are loaded with picks, projects and heaps of patience

HOUSTON — Christian Wood keeps swishing 3-pointers and smiling, the skilled big man showing off his shooting range and seemingly responding whenever the other team gets within striking distance. It’s June 13, and Game 5 of the NBA Finals tips off in eight hours, but metaphorically, this pickup game takes place as far as possible […]

Party of one: Why Chet Holmgren's unique game is the talk of the NBA draft

There are moments on the court when Chet Holmgren seems less like a basketball player than a figment of a fevered imagination. These moments generally occur after Holmgren either a) blocks a shot and snatches the ball out of the air with a dismissive nonchalance, or b) grabs a defensive rebound. Following these relatively mundane […]

Bucks GM says Allen had procedure on finger

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst says Grayson Allen has undergone a “little procedure” on his left ring finger to deal with an injury that was bothering the 26-year-old guard during the season. “A lot of times, guys do maintenance-type stuff, routine stuff in the offseason to kind of get ready,” Horst said […]

Betting tips for 2022 NBA Finals: Warriors-Celtics Game 6

All odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook. What you need to know for Game 6 of the NBA Finals Steph Struggles: Stephen Curry didn’t make a 3 pointer for the first time in his postseason career in Monday’s Game 5 win. That is unlikely to happen again and we could even see superhuman Steph in […]

Stephen Curry was a problem for the Celtics in Game 2

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry, who said he lost sleep after the Golden State Warriors’ Game 1 collapse, can toss and turn less when he goes to bed Sunday night following the Warriors’ 107-88 win in Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals. Coming off a 34-point outing in Game 1, Curry once again showcased […]

Brown, 2nd-half revival put C's 1 win from Finals

1:04 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI — The Celtics found themselves trailing the Heat by five, on the road, at halftime of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night. And yet, the Celtics felt just fine. They couldn’t have played much worse in the first half, committing 10 turnovers and giving up nine […]

Bulls' Lavine has successful left knee surgery

5:38 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee on Tuesday in Los Angeles. The team announced the surgery was successful and that LaVine is expected to make a full recovery. LaVine, who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, managed discomfort in his knee […]