Jul 6, 2020 It was just over three weeks ago when Luka Doncic‘s trainer was misquoted when discussing the Dallas Mavericks star’s physique. “Not in top shape yet” was the translation, missing a key qualifier. So when Doncic addressed reporters last week for the first time in nearly three months, he was immediately asked about
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Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images Joel Embiid said the Philadelphia 76ers’ offense should go through him. Despite the fact that Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons had only played two full seasons together leading into the 2019-20 campaign, the last few years have been riddled with questions and doubts about whether the two stars of the
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6:54 PM ET Brooklyn Nets forward Taurean Prince has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been ruled out of the NBA’s restart in Orlando, Florida, sources told ESPN. Prince is the fourth Nets player — including DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie and Wilson Chandler — who won’t participate in the league’s restart because of the
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6:46 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN When the NBA last descended upon Orlando, Florida, the sneaker world saw some of the most iconic themes and launches in All-Star Weekend history. Brands began planning some 16 months in advance for the 2012 event, with Nike’s detailed “Galaxy” collection celebrating the region’s nearby NASA space center at Cape
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7:09 PM ET The Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings shut down their practice facilities Sunday, sources told ESPN, after receiving the results of a recent round of testing for the coronavirus. It was not immediately clear if there was more than one positive test on the Bucks, but Milwaukee plans to keep its facility closed
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8:21 PM ET LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As NBA teams prepare to leave for Orlando in the coming days, organizations have received directives on the process for transporting players unable to travel on the team charters, according to a league memo acquired by ESPN. If a player misses a scheduled COVID test in the
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5:51 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik will not accompany the team to Orlando for the restart of the NBA season, Bzdelik’s agent, Warren LeGarie, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday afternoon. According to team sources, the decision, which takes into account CDC guidelines, was made after Bzdelik, 67, consulted
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6:38 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Lakers assistant coach Lionel Hollins will not join the team when it flies to Orlando, Florida next week for the restart to the NBA season, a league source confirmed to ESPN on Friday. Hollins was deemed a higher-risk individual due to underlying medical conditions, the source told ESPN. He
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