Lakers won’t replace Howard, ‘hopeful’ he’ll play

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. LOS ANGELES — Lakers coach Frank Vogel says the team will not seek a replacement player for Dwight Howard for the Orlando restart. And, according to Vogel,
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Lillard has doubts on players following all rules

Covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.com As teams prepare to depart for Orlando in the next week, entering into the campus “bubble” environment, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard expressed serious doubt all the protocols and rules will be strictly followed by players. “My confidence ain’t great,” Lillard said with a laugh on Wednesday.
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Sixers’ Simmons ‘effectively 100%’ for restart

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said Ben Simmons’ back is “effectively 100 percent” as they prepare to head to Florida for the NBA restart at Disney World. “He’s good to go. He’s put in a tremendous amount of work for me to be able to confidently say that,” Brown said on a conference call with
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Adam Silver suggests NBA restart may need tape delay for potty-mouthed players

The 2020 NBA restart: Rated TV-MA? While NBA commissioner Adam Silver is largely focused on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could impact the league’s return to play, he also recognizes the importance of finalizing the smaller details surrounding game broadcasts. With no screaming fans in attendance, viewers would be able to hear just about everything players and
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Rating the latest NBA moves: Playoff and play-in implications

Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system How different will NBA rosters look when the season resumes at the end of this month? Tuesday marked the end of the NBA’s transaction window ahead of teams heading to Orlando for eight seeding games, followed by
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Zion named one of 3 NBA 2K21 cover athletes

Growing up playing NBA 2K games, Zion Williamson dreamed of one day being on the cover. After just one season in the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans rookie has turned that dream into a reality. Williamson was named one of the three cover athletes for NBA 2K21 on Wednesday morning. “It’s one of those emotions
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WATCH NOW: Sky Sports Heatcheck – June 22

Three-time NBA champion BJ Armstrong joins Ovie Soko, Mo Mooncey and Jaydee Dyer for the latest episode of Heatcheck Sky Sports’ NBA debate show. https://youtube.com/watch?v=bJs51q8Xe4g%3Ffeature%3Doembed Armstrong was part of the all-conquering Chicago Bulls team in the early 1990s, so he will have plenty to add to the debate on all-time starting fives – including his
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Don’t forget LeBron’s astounding on-court legacy in Miami

Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) is a professor and an NBA analyst for ESPN. By the time LeBron James made The Decision, he was already the best basketball player in the world. He was 25 years old and had just won his second consecutive MVP award. Ten years later, James is still at the top of the
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Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie tests positive for COVID-19, may sit out restart

Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie announced Monday he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is uncertain to join the team in Florida for next month’s restart of the NBA season. Dinwiddie disclosed his diagnosis in an interview with The Athletic and added that he has experienced symptoms related to COVID-19. Per NBA medical protocols that have been established during
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High school vs. now: see Steph Curry, Karl-Anthony Towns and others

Everyone likely has that awkward photo from high school, even top athletes. “High school vs. now” was trending on Twitter on Monday, and some teams dusted off the digital scrapbooks to show old photos of their stars. Source: Read Full Article

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