On the eve of 2021 NBA free agency, Kawhi Leonard will opt out of his player option with the LA Clippers. He is expected to negotiate a new deal with the team. With a $36 million player option remaining on his contract for the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season, Kawhi Leonard is opting out and heading
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Whiteboard: Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade to the Miami Heat sounds like a done deal by Ian Levy Why soccer no longer has any business being at the Olympics by Clemente Lisi Kawhi Leonard has opted out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, making himself an unrestricted free agent. Where
2020 five-star basketball shooting guard Jalen Green on a visit to FSU for the BC gameImg 0526 The Cleveland Cavaliers have the No. 3 pick in tonight’s NBA Draft, so who should the team take with that pick and who are the prospects we should avoid picking? With the third pick in the 2021 NBA
Both the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls made bold acquisitions in free agency but may have moved in opposite directions this offseason. The Miami Heat, clearly, had a plan this offseason. NBA free agency opened at 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday; by 7:00 the Heat had acquired Kyle Lowry and P.J. Tucker, retained Duncan Robinson,
7:52 AM ET New York Knicks All-Star forward Julius Randle has agreed to a four-year, $117 million contract extension — elevating his deal’s total value to five years and $140 million, his agents, Aaron Mintz and Steven Heumann of CAA Sports, told ESPN. The extension includes a player option on the final season in 2025-26.
The LA Clippers will try to keep Nicolas Batum, but the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers are all interested. The LA Clippers‘ top priority in 2021 NBA free agency will be re-signing Kawhi Leonard, who will reportedly opt out of his $36 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent. But
2:10 AM ET SAITAMA, Japan — When Team USA started feeling that historic heat, the creeping grip of an unshakable loss, they went to the men with the rings. Kevin Durant and Jrue Holiday, NBA champions, showed the kind of skill and poise that is absolutely vital in high-level basketball. Durant and Holiday didn’t just
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Rockets own the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft but who should they take with Cade Cunningham off the board? The Detroit Pistons have the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft tonight but the real drama starts with the Houston Rockets at the No. 2 pick.
Damian Lillard and Carmelo Anthony talk during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) Matt Olson walks off Padres in thrilling late-innings comeback for Athletics (Video) by Alicia de Artola As the now Laker, Carmelo Anthony bids his farewell to Portland via Instagram. But Damian Lillard comes with a
5:52 PM ET After medical consultation, seven-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge is seriously considering a return to the NBA this season, sources told ESPN. Aldridge abruptly retired with the Brooklyn Nets in mid-April after heart concerns sidelined him, but now is exploring the possibility of resuming his 15-year NBA career. Aldridge is expected to have
Kent Bazemore, who cited his loyalty to Steph Curry during a dispute with Bradley Beal, turned down better money from the Warriors to join the Lakers. Kent Bazemore went to bat for Steph Curry in his race for the NBA scoring title against Bradley Beal. But his loyalty didn’t extend to free agency. On Monday,
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Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust 3 last-minute trades Red Sox need to make before the deadline by John Buhler The 2021 NBA Draft will bring a huge infusion of talent to the league with a class that has both depth and star power. Find out who ended up where. A
12:48 AM ET NBA Insiders Two days after the start of free agency, the landscape of the NBA already looks very different. The Miami Heat found their new starting point guard in Kyle Lowry via a sign-and-trade with the Toronto Raptors. The Chicago Bulls continued to revamp their roster with the acquisitions of DeMar DeRozan
The Detroit Pistons traded Mason Plumlee and a second-round draft pick to the Hornets in a move clearly designed to free up space for another move. It’s not often a team trades down for nothing, but sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. That’s the Detroit Pistons‘ mantra on Thursday night after
After bolstering their backcourt with the additions of Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso, here’s an updated look at the Chicago Bulls depth chart. Billy Donovan’s first season as head coach didn’t go as well as the Chicago Bulls hoped, with a 31-41 record and no playoff berth. On Day 1 of NBA free agency they
3:17 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Anthony’s manager, Bay Frazier, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is for one season, according to Frazier. Anthony’s agent, Aaron Mintz of CAA Sports, completed the agreement with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka on Tuesday.
Yesterday, news surfaced on social media concerning Kawhi Leonard opting out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers and becoming an unrestricted free agent. Now, he could re-sign with the Clippers if general manager Michael Winger offers a larger contract, but Leonard is looking at offers from other teams. According to oddsmakers at BetOnline,
2:59 PM ET Two-time MVP and three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry has agreed to a four-year, $215 million contract extension with the Golden State Warriors, making him the first player in history to sign two $200 million-plus contracts, his agent, Jeff Austin of Octagon Basketball, told ESPN. Curry will extend his contract off his $45.8
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NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 11: Terrence Clarke #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats dribbles the ball at half court against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the first half of their second round game in the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 11, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) Montrezl Harrell
The New York Knicks are bringing another one of their own free agents back, agreeing to a three-year deal with Derrick Rose. The New York Knicks have been active within the first couple hours of 2021 NBA free agency. Although it doesn’t seem like there will be any big fish to be found with Chris
11:37 AM ET Free-agent forward Rudy Gay has agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz, his agent, Raymond Brothers of Roc Nation Sports, tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The two-year deal includes a player option and reunites Gay with point guard Mike Conley Jr. The two played together for the Memphis Grizzlies for over five
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Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Alex Anthopoulos admits Braves came up short 1 move at the trade deadline by John Buhler MLB rumors: Cubs and Rays talked insane deadline trade for Kris Bryant and Craig Kimbrel by John Buhler The Cleveland Cavaliers could bring back Jarrett Allen on a hefty contract extension once NBA
The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed with the Washington Wizards to acquire Russell Westbrook in a three-player trade, sending Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and the No. 22 pick in Thursday’s 2021 NBA Draft to the Wizards. According to ESPN, the Wizards are also giving up their 2024 and 2028 second-round picks as well.
12:00 AM ET Atlanta Hawks All-Star point guard Trae Young has agreed to a five-year designated rookie maximum extension worth up to , $207 million, his agent Omar Wilkes of Klutch Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal includes a 30 percent escalator clause that would turn the guaranteed $172 million base into $207 million
New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball is heading to Chicago to join the Bulls on a four-year deal worth $85 million via a sign-and-trade. Lonzo Ball is going to sign with the Chicago Bulls. The New Orleans Pelicans guard agreed to a four-year, $85 million contract, according to multiple reports, with a sign-and-trade agreement. Shams
Lonzo Ball, New Orleans Pelicans. (Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports) Bulls land Lonzo Ball on 4-year deal in sign-and-trade with Pelicans by Alicia de Artola Kyle Lowry announces he’s taking his talents to South Beach in sign-and-trade by Mark Powell It took all of one minute for the Chicago Bulls to land Lonzo Ball