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1:17 PM ET The San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday promoted longtime general manager R.C. Buford to CEO of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, moving assistant general manager Brian Wright to the GM position. Buford, a two-time NBA Executive of the Year, had served as general manager since 2002 and was given the title of president of
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1:11 PM ET Nick DePaulaESPN After months of deliberating a handful of offers, New Orleans Pelicans rookie and No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Zion Williamson has signed a multiyear shoe deal with Jordan Brand. “I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the Jordan Brand family,” Williamson said. “Since I was a kid,
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5:28 PM ET Tim Duncan has returned to the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant on coach Gregg Popovich’s staff, the team announced Monday. “It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor,” Popovich said in a statement. Duncan, 43, played his entire
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3:18 PM ET ESPN News Services EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo on a waiver claim. The Lakers announced the move Monday to acquire the 21-year-old brother of 24-year-old Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Kostas Antetokounmpo played in two games last season for Dallas. The
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2:43 PM ET James Harden has decided to withdraw from playing with the U.S. National Team at this summer’s FIBA World Cup in China. Harden is the second top player to pull out of a previous commitment to Team USA in the last week, joining Anthony Davis. Harden told the Houston Chronicle on Friday that
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12:08 PM ET Free-agent guard Kyle Korver has agreed to a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, his agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports told ESPN. Korver had a tough decision between the Philadelphia 76ers and Bucks, but his relationship and history with coach Mike Budenholzer played a major factor in the decision. The most
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9:08 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Washington Wizards have made Tommy Sheppard their permanent general manger, league sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday. Sheppard has held the job on an interim basis for the past three and a half months, after his longtime predecessor, Ernie Grunfeld, was fired in early April. Sheppard has been with
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7:54 PM ET James Harden says he tries to come up with something innovative every offseason, something more creative than his latest move. Two years ago, Harden perfected the step-back. Last summer, the Houston Rockets guard then perfected the side step-back. In a Q&A session Friday with young fans at a promotional event attended by
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3:52 PM ET The Sacramento Kings have hired former Duke and WNBA star Lindsey Harding as an assistant coach. “Lindsey is a rising star and I’m so excited to have her join our incredibly experienced team of coaches,” Kings coach Luke Walton said. “Her basketball IQ and proven success on the court will be a
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3:12 PM ET Free-agent guard Justin Holiday has agreed to a one-year, $4.8 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, a league source tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Holiday, a defensive-minded wing, split time between the Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies last season, averaging 10.5 points and 3.9 rebounds over 82 games. In Indiana, Holiday will team
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6:28 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Nike has filed a countersuit against LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard in response to his lawsuit against the company last month, the latest step in a battle over the “Klaw” logo that was developed and used during Leonard’s time as part of Jordan Brand. “In this action, Kawhi Leonard seeks
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2:53 PM ET James Harden has joined the Dynamo’s ownership group. Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images Houston Rockets superstar James Harden has purchased a minority stake in the investment group that controls MLS’ Houston Dynamo, the NWSL’s Houston Dash and BBVA Stadium, the Dynamo announced on Thursday. “I’m very excited about the opportunity to join
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11:57 AM ET Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry had a procedure to repair a tendon injury in his left thumb, a league source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday. Lowry hopes to be ready for USA Basketball training camp and the FIBA World Cup later in the summer. During the playoffs, Lowry acknowledged that
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9:09 AM ET Who are the upcoming NBA free agents to watch? Nearly half the league hit free agency in 2019, and through mid-July almost every major player has signed. Plenty of stars changed teams, including Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler and Kemba Walker. The 2020 class won’t have the same star
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6:24 PM ET Free agent forward Cheick Diallo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell ESPN. Diallo, 22, comes to the Suns with hopes that coach Monty Williams can speed along his development as an active, 6-foot-9 player. The Suns hold a team option on the second year of
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