New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson confirmed Wednesday that he has received calls in recent days from teams interested in trading for Kristaps Porzingis. “We’re getting calls. As much as we value Kristaps and what he’s done for us, when a guy doesn’t show up for an exit meeting everybody starts speculating on the
1:40 PM ET Dave McMenamin Close ESPN Staff Writer Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate Brian Windhorst Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books
The various transactions that occur during the NBA offseason are just as intriguing to the players as they are to the fans. Rumors have been swirling at a dizzying pace over the past few days, and some big trades have also been reported, which prompted veteran center Dwight Howard to hop on social media late
The Cleveland Cavaliers remain seriously interested in trading for Chicago‘s Jimmy Butler or Indiana‘s Paul George, but have encountered significant obstacles on both fronts, according to league sources. Sources said on Tuesday that the Cavaliers have been notified that Butler hopes to stay with the Bulls and would be reluctant to commit his long-term future
The Orlando Magic became the eighth NBA team to announce a jersey patch deal, revealing that Disney will have its logo on team jerseys beginning next season. “With Orlando as our hometown, Magic has always been a key strand of our DNA,” Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins said in a statement. “This expanded agreement with
Chauncey Billups and the Cleveland Cavaliers have mutual interest in a front-office role for the retired NBA player, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Billups has had a relationship with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert for more than a decade since Billups endorsed Rock Financial, Gilbert’s Detroit-based mortgage company, when the former guard was a member of
The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have officially completed a blockbuster trade that sends the No. 1 overall pick in this week’s NBA draft from Boston to Philadelphia. The Sixers, who are expected to select Washington guard Markelle Fultz first overall, traded the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-round pick to the Celtics.
The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to acquire another first-round pick in this Thursday’s NBA draft, league sources told ESPN. Paul George has told the Indiana Pacers that he will leave the organization as a free agent after next season, according to The Vertical, which also reported that he would prefer to sign with the
After Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George informed the franchise in no uncertain terms he plans to leave the team as an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018 when he can opt out of his current contract, the Pacers began shopping George’s services this weekend, including a phone call to the defending Eastern Conference
Markelle Fultz arrived on the campus of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, on Friday morning to find Red Auerbach’s prized silver Mercedes with its “BCELTIC” vanity plates parked out front. Fultz, bleary-eyed after a cross-country flight following a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers the day before, was greeted by Ric MacPherson, to
CAMDEN, N.J. — The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have agreed in principle to swap the Nos. 1 and 3 picks in Thursday’s NBA draft, and Philadelphia is expected to use the No. 1 pick on former Washington guard Markelle Fultz, sources told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, confirming news that was first reported by
The NBA landscape went into shock on Friday when news surfaced that the Philadelphia 76ers were in talks with the Boston Celtics about acquiring the No. 1 overall pick. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Marc Stein, the Sixers are working on a trade that would send a package of picks, including their No. 3
If fans remember Oklahoma City’s improbable comeback in Orlando last Wednesday, it will be as the capstone of Russell Westbrook’s wild, screaming, relentless MVP case. Nick Elam, a 34-year-old middle school principal from Dayton, Ohio, watched it with annoyance — and then excitement — for very different reasons. The Thunder, trailing the entire fourth quarter,
With the NBA draft less than a week away, Lonzo Ball worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time on Friday to give them an up-close look at his training regimen and work ethic. Questions were raised about Ball’s conditioning after his first workout for the Lakers, and the former UCLA star
Jon Horst will be named the new general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks later Friday, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the Bucks and Horst, currently the team’s director of basketball operations, are in the process of finalizing a new contract for the longtime Milwaukee executive to take charge of the front office.
While LeBron James disagrees with the assertion that he started the so-called superteam era in the NBA, he took satisfaction from Draymond Green taking time out of the Golden State Warriors‘ championship parade Thursday to mention his name. James appeared as a guest on the “Road Trippin'” podcast hosted by Cavs players Richard Jefferson and