1:53 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Now that Fred VanVleet is officially back with the Toronto Raptors, he is excited about the fact that the team finds itself in a familiar position: being doubted and overlooked. “I’m excited about what we’ve got,” VanVleet said Tuesday morning during a virtual news conference commemorating his new four-year, $85
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JaVale McGee, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors. (Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports) UFC 255: Deiveson Figueiredo says he brings excitement back to flyweight by Thomas Albano Twitter reacts to Cowboys ending losing streak and staying in playoff contention by Steven Kubitza The Los Angeles Lakers are trading JaVale McGee
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5:51 PM ET DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets, a source told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. A two-time All-NBA center and four-time All-Star, Cousins has only played in 78 regular season games over the last three seasons due to a myriad of leg injuries. Cousins most recently tore his ACL
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12:52 PM ET Markieff Morris has tweeted that he is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers. “Run it back! #Lakeshow,” he tweeted Monday. Run it back! #Lakeshow — Keef Morris (@Keefmorris) November 23, 2020 Morris, 31, gave the Lakers a solid stretch 4 to space the floor and complement superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
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8:01 PM ET The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a two-year deal with center Marc Gasol, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. L.A. is trading center JaVale McGee and a future second-round pick to the Cavaliers to help make room for Gasol, a source told Wojnarowski. Cleveland is sending Jordan Bell and Alfonzo
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Marc Gasol isn’t going to be a superstar for the Lakers, but he could be crucial to their hopes of winning another NBA title. The presence of LeBron James and Anthony Davis means the Lakers don’t have to worry about adding star power for the foreseeable future. Instead, their front office can focus their attention
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5:01 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Jayson Tatum has agreed to a five-year extension worth up to $195 million with the Boston Celtics, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The full designated rookie max of $163 million could go up to nearly $200 million with All-NBA escalators, sources said. Tatum’s agent Jeff Wechsler and the Celtics
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The 2020 NBA Draft is in the books and it’s time to hand out grades for all 30 teams. The 2020 NBA Draft, unlike so many drafts in recent memory, went off without a hitch — a relative triumphant for a socially-distant, virtually-held, entirely-telecasted event. Even in a weaker draft class, there weren’t many glaring
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12:22 PM ET All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell has agreed to a five-year, $195 million designated rookie max extension, his agents Ty Sullivan and Austin Brown of CAA Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Mitchell, 24, who Utah acquired with the 13th overall pick after trading up in the 2017 draft, quickly established himself as a cornerstone
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11:39 PM ET Free agent Serge Ibaka plans to sign a two-year, $19 million deal with the LA Clippers, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Ibaka’s career renaissance as a small-ball center for the Toronto Raptors continued into last season. The 31-year-old averaged a career-high 15.4 points per game and 8.2 rebounds, the second most
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