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11:55 AM ET The Milwaukee Bucks‘ Mike Budenholzer and Oklahoma City Thunder‘s Billy Donovan were voted the National Basketball Coaches Association co-coaches of the year, the organization announced Monday. “I am honored and humbled to be recognized by the Coaches, they are a great group of people that I admire and respect,” Donovan said in
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5:56 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN The way the New Orleans Pelicans handled the minutes of rookie forward Zion Williamson was seemingly the talk of the NBA on Thursday night as the league returned to play in Orlando, Florida. On Friday afternoon, Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin spoke to reporters to try
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5:44 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson was cleared to play by the team and will suit up in Thursday night’s NBA restart opener against the Utah Jazz, the team announced. Coach Alvin Gentry told reporters that Williamson had to go through his pregame warm-ups before the team made a
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2:25 PM ET Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly has spoken with Michael Porter Jr. about the second-year forward theorizing the coronavirus pandemic is “being used for population control.” Connelly did not make a statement, but Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said he learned about Porter’s comments — which were made on a
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10:07 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon is feared to be lost for one to two weeks because of a left ankle injury suffered in a scrimmage Tuesday, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Rockets are expected to have a clearer sense of Gordon’s injury timeline once he’s evaluated again Wednesday, sources
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6:51 AM ET The NBA unveiled its bubble-like campus to the 22 teams who were invited to finish the season in Orlando, Florida, nearly four weeks ago. Since then, players, coaches and other key personnel have settled in and found unique ways to keep themselves busy when they’re not practicing or working out. But what’s
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3:50 PM ET Associated Press The NBA is handing down one-day quarantines to players who forget to go to their designated locations for the daily coronavirus test — with Dallas‘ Kristaps Porzingis the latest to get that penalty. Porzingis missed Dallas’ scrimmage on Sunday because of his forgetfulness. Denver‘s Paul Millsap had to sit out
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10:55 AM ET The NBA has placed Lou Williams on 10-day quarantine after the LA Clippers guard was investigated by the league for what he did while on an excused absence from the Orlando, Florida, campus. The league announced Williams’ quarantine on Sunday, three days after Williams was photographed by the rapper Jack Harlow at
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7:22 PM ET The NBA is investigating what LA Clippers guard Lou Williams did while on an excused absence from the Orlando, Florida, campus, so it can assess the length of his re-quarantining process, multiple sources told ESPN on Saturday. Williams was photographed at an Atlanta gentleman’s club on Thursday night by the rapper Jack
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1:17 PM ET The New York Knicks and Tom Thibodeau are finalizing a five-year deal to make him the franchise’s next head coach, sources tell ESPN. Knicks president Leon Rose and agent Spencer Breecker of CAA Sports were working Saturday to complete contractual terms and a signed agreement is expected in the near future, sources
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8:05 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson returned to the NBA campus on Friday night, the team said in a statement. Williamson, who initially left the bubble in Orlando, Florida, on July 16 to tend to a family medical emergency, now enters the NBA quarantine period before he can rejoin
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6:38 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said Thursday that Ben Simmons has had a “paradigm shift” in his thinking when it came to taking 3-pointers. Simmons didn’t waste any time proving his coach was right. Playing at a new position — power forward — as part of Philadelphia’s new-look starting lineup
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