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7:10 PM ET LOS ANGELES — After his first practice with the Dallas Mavericks, All-Star guard Kyrie Irving said he felt “really wanted” by his new team, a stark contrast to feeling “very disrespected” at times during his turbulent 3½-season tenure with the Brooklyn Nets. “I just know I want to be places where I’m
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1:54 PM ET ESPN News Services MIAMI — The San Antonio Spurs have acquired center Dewayne Dedmon and a 2028 second-round pick from the Miami Heat in exchange for cash considerations, it was announced Tuesday. The move will open some financial flexibility and a roster spot for the Heat. Dedmon is averaging 5.7 points in
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9:26 PM ET SALT LAKE CITY — Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd brushed aside questions about newly acquired guard Kyrie Irving‘s past controversies and future contract negotiations, preferring to focus on his belief that pairing Irving with fellow All-Star starter Luka Doncic cracks open a championship window for the franchise. The Mavs pounced on the
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7:52 AM ET Jamal CollierESPN CHICAGO — THE BULLS had a golden opportunity. After starting the season 12-18, the Bulls were riding a season-high three-game winning streak, building momentum with a blowout win at home against the Golden State Warriors, a thrashing of the Detroit Pistons in Paris and a convincing victory over the Atlanta
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1:52 PM ET Stephen Curry is expected to be out through the All-Star break in mid-February because of a left leg injury, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Golden State Warriors said Sunday that Curry has partial tears to the superior tibiofibular ligaments and the interosseous membrane and will miss Monday’s game against the Oklahoma
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3:07 PM ET The Brooklyn Nets are trading Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday. The Mavericks are sending Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, an unprotected 2029 first-round pick and second-round picks in 2027 and 2029 to the Nets in exchange for Irving and Markieff Morris, sources said. Talks between
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10:58 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry left the Warriors’ 119-113 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at the end of the third quarter after suffering an apparent left knee injury. Curry immediately received an X-ray, which came back negative, the team announced. He will get an MRI next.
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8:06 PM ET The LA Clippers have joined the pursuit of Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving, sources told ESPN on Saturday. The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns — among others — have been engaging with the Nets since Irving’s trade demand Friday, sources said. And now the Clippers — who’ve been in
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1:41 PM ET NEW YORK — One day after he requested a trade, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will not play in Saturday’s game against the Washington Wizards because of right calf soreness, the team announced. On Friday, Irving told the Nets that he wants out of Brooklyn ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline after failing
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7:28 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The NBA on Friday suspended the Grizzlies‘ Dillon Brooks for one game and fined the Cavaliers‘ Donovan Mitchell $20,000 for their roles in an altercation that got them both ejected from Thursday night’s game in Cleveland. Midway through the third quarter of Cleveland’s 128-113 victory, Brooks rolled into Mitchell’s leg
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10:44 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — A fight broke out and punches were thrown during the game between the Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Five players were ejected following the brawl, which started in front of the Orlando bench late in the third quarter. Minnesota guard Austin Rivers and Magic center
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1:59 PM ET Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has told the franchise that he wants to be traded ahead of Thursday’s deadline, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Irving had previously requested to be sign-and-traded ahead of the season, sources said, before deciding to opt into the final year of his four-year max contract. There
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10:19 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — As much as LeBron James‘ march toward the NBA’s all-time scoring mark might have captured people’s attention outside of the Los Angeles Lakers, James’ goal for this season was to get back into the playoffs whether he scored five points or 5,000. James’ 26 points in Thursday’s 112-111 win over
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7:29 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant headlined the 2023 NBA All-Star reserves, who were announced Thursday night. Embiid, who just missed being a starter in the Eastern Conference when starters were announced last week, was joined by Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (second All-Star selection),
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10:25 PM ET Associated Press Michael Malone might coach Nikola Jokic in the All-Star Game. He might get the rare chance to coach against him, too. Malone and the staff of the Denver Nuggets have clinched their trip to Salt Lake City for All-Star weekend. Malone will coach Team LeBron — the team that will
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12:44 PM ET Stranded in an ice storm in Dallas, the Detroit Pistons have been unable to fly home to host a Wednesday night game against the Washington Wizards — which has led to its postponement. Thousands of flights have been grounded in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and there’s a possibility that the Pistons, who
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2:15 PM ET NEW YORK — LeBron James will return to the lineup Tuesday night against the New York Knicks, making his first appearance at Madison Square Garden in three years. James sat out of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 121-104 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday because of “significant soreness” in his left foot,
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12:49 PM ET Meyers Leonard, the former first-round NBA draft pick who hasn’t played in the league since 2021 after using an antisemitic slur during a video game livestream, told ESPN there are “no excuses” for what he did, but that he expects to play in the NBA again. “I feel like I’m living in
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12:49 AM ET DALLAS — Luka Doncic made a detour toward the Detroit Pistons‘ bench during a timeout with 7.1 seconds remaining in the Dallas Mavericks‘ 111-105 win Monday night. He approached Pistons assistant coach Jerome Allen to offer a few parting thoughts, punctuating a conversation that had continued throughout the game, a final exchange
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8:08 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner grew tired of the semiannual trade rumors. Each February and each summer in recent years, the 6-foot-11 former Texas star would hear and see his name linked to a new deal. Virtually every time, Turner explained his preference was to stay with the
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10:49 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo saw it coming. The Milwaukee Bucks star was about to start a postgame on-court interview when out of the corner of his eye, he saw his teammates standing in the tunnel. He knew exactly what they were plotting, too. As more teammates emerged, Antetokounmpo slowly started
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5:51 PM ET The fallout from the Los Angeles Lakers‘ overtime loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday continued Sunday with a statement from the National Basketball Referees Association on its official Twitter account. “Like everyone else, referees make mistakes,” the union wrote in its tweet. “We made one at the end of last night’s
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