12:34 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN PHOENIX — Suns coach Monty Williams said there was probably only one person who could have stopped Devin Booker on Saturday night. “The only person that could’ve stopped him tonight was me by taking him out the game,” Williams said. Thankfully for the Suns, Williams never took Booker out in
Kristaps Porzingis spoke with FanSided about his career renaissance and how taking better care of his body has unlocked his potential. When Kristaps Porzingis sits down he has to spread across two folding chairs. A Washington Wizards trainer comes by and drops a pair of ice bags at his feet and, as we begin to
11:47 PM ET ESPN News Services OKLAHOMA CITY — Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant was ejected just before halftime of Saturday night’s 115-109 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder after apparently making remarks to courtside Memphis fans that were derogatory about the officiating. Morant was ejected with 43 seconds left in the half when he
Health and some subtle tweaks have helped Anthony Davis refine his game, making him once again one of the best two-way players in the league. When the Los Angeles Lakers stormed through The Bubble in 2020 (you’ll recall they went a dominant 16-5 in those playoffs), they did it on the backs of arguably the
It’s been nearly two years since James Harden last wore a Rockets uniform. But could the franchise legend eventually find his way back? James Harden’s career has taken plenty of twists since leaving the Houston Rockets. He spurred a trade to get himself to the Brooklyn Nets early in the 2020-21 season but played just
The NBA Rookie of the Year race has gotten crowded as several young players have found a niche and started putting up signature moments. The last time we looked at the Rookie of the Year race was in the middle of the preseason and since then we’ve already seen several top candidates rising and falling.
4:55 PM ET After nearly 10 months of rehabilitation on a torn left ACL, Milwaukee Bucks forward Joe Ingles will make his return against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, told ESPN on Saturday. Ingles successfully completed a final 5-on-5 workout Saturday, and that was considered the last
The Los Angeles Lakers are exploring all sorts of trade options and a new, multi-player blockbuster rumor has emerged as a possibility. Since early in the offseason we had heard the idea of the Los Angeles Lakers trading Russell Westbrook and their 2027 and 2029 first-round picks to the Indiana Pacers for Myles Turner and
Dec 13, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts to a play by the Utah Jazz in the second half at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports The Ringer top 100 NBA player list gets a lot right about the current state of the league, but
Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green cursed at a fan earlier this week, and the fan defended Green by offering to match his fine. Warriors star Draymond Green was fined $25K for cursing at a fan on Wednesday, but the fan disagreed with the fine and offered to match it and donate to Green’s favorite
A Milwaukee Bucks fan was removed from the game after Draymond Green complained to officials. Paying for entrance to an NBA game does not mean fans are allowed to do whatever they want. Some fans are learning this lesson the hard way, as was the case on Tuesday night in Milwaukee during the Bucks-Warriors game.
8:00 AM ET THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS still had flickering postseason hopes as they prepared for their regular-season finale in Dallas last April. Not that it had been a priority. San Antonio had made a series of moves over the previous months that signaled a shift into a rebuilding period. The Spurs didn’t attempt to
Udonis Haslem rarely gets a chance to start these days. But the Heat needed him Thursday night against a group of young players who weren’t even born when he joined the NBA. There are veteran leaders and then there is Udonis Haslem. He is currently in his 20th NBA season, all with the Miami Heat.
The Los Angeles Lakers have turned their season around, but a trade target could push them right over the edge into Finals contention. The Los Angeles Lakers started the season 0-5 and then went 2-10 in their first 12 games. Since then, they’ve gone 9-5 in the subsequent 14 games. At 11-15 overall, they’ve certainly
12:33 AM ET TORONTO — Kyrie Irving knocked down the first buzzer-beating game winner of his NBA career in a thrilling 119-116 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Irving shook off Raptors guard Fred VanVleet as the final seconds ticked off the clock, stepped behind the 3-point line and nailed the clutch shot
A dedicated group of fans and advocates have kept the dream of the Seattle SuperSonics alive, preparing for the day when NBA expansion brings their beloved team back. The SuperSonics aren’t dead. Brian Robinson has had that same staggering thought washing over him since 2008. That was the year the Sonics relocated to Oklahoma. He
7:28 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN The Miami Heat listed all 16 of their players on the injury report ahead of the Saturday game against the San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City. The odd maneuver came just hours after the Heat were fined $25,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s injury reporting rules. According to
In a mailbag edition of The Whiteboard, we’re answering questions on the latest NBA trade rumors, conference favorites and more. It’s time for a Friday mailbag, answering your questions with all the insight and brevity I can muster. We’ll be back next week with more so if you have questions, comments or trivia you want