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August 2, 2021

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NBA Mailbag: Was This A Fluke Season For The Knicks?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Herring With the Finals and the Draft complete, and a massive trade involving Russell Westbrook out of the way, we can turn our attention to the whirlwind that is free agency, and all that comes with it. In anticipation......

Report: Nets’ Shamet Traded to Suns for First-Round Pick

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Report: Nets’ D’Antoni Steps Away from Role as Assistant

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyNzUyMDMyODQ5OTI5NjM1/dantoni.jpg Wilton Jackson Nets assistant coach Mike D’Antoni is stepping away from his full-time coaching role on Steve Nash’s staff and is expected to pursue head coaching jobs in the future, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.  D’Antoni was a finalist for the Portland coaching job this offseason before the Trail Blazers......

NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition: Where the Bucks, Suns and every team stand right now

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The Milwaukee Bucks are the 2021 NBA champions after rallying from a 2-0 series deficit against the Phoenix Suns. Now what? We’re not wasting any time spinning forward to next season, where a host of current contenders and potential superteams will aim to unseat Giannis Antetokounmpo & Co. in 2022.......

Nets open as ’21-22 favorites; Lakers, Bucks next

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11:45 PM ET Doug KezirianESPN Close ESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast host Fresh off seeing an NBA champion crowned Tuesday night, oddsmakers have posted the Brooklyn Nets (+225) and Los Angeles Lakers (+400) as the betting favorites for the 2021-22 season. The champion......

From the archives: What if the Nets had drafted Kobe?

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Nov. 6, 2015. Saturday is the 25th anniversary of the 1996 NBA draft. Picture this: It’s another steamy June day in 2016. The streets of Newark are eerily empty at lunchtime. Most are glued to televisions to watch a live news conference......

‘They followed Phil, not you,’ Kevin Durant claps back at Scottie Pippen

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7:30 PM ET Tory BarronESPN Editor Close Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports. If you’re going to come for Kevin Durant, you better be ready......

KD Fires Back at Scottie Pippen’s Criticism After Nets’ Loss

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe Kevin Durant is a player of whom many superlatives can be applied: a singular basketball talent, one of the best and most accomplished players in NBA history, and perhaps the most skilled big man the game has ever......

Team USA roster set; Harden pulls out with injury

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USA Basketball finalized its star-laden roster for the Tokyo Olympics Wednesday, getting pledges from Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine and Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant, while Brooklyn Nets star James Harden had to withdraw due to a hamstring injury, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo told ESPN. The team will......

Team USA spots filling up: Bam, Harden are in

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USA Basketball’s Olympic men’s roster is getting closer to filled, with now as many as eight spots on the 12-person team claimed. Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo committed to join the 12-man Team USA roster for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, his agent, Alex Saratsis, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on......

Sources: Blazers continue Billups, Hammon talks

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LA Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups and San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon have emerged among the leading candidates and advanced to second interviews in the Portland Trail Blazers‘ search for a head coach, sources told ESPN. Both assistants are set for additional meetings with Portland officials in the coming days,......

NBA playoffs MVPs: Which superstar owned the conference semifinals?

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The NBA’s conference semifinals had a bit of everything. We were treated to two thrilling Game 7s, with the Milwaukee Bucks outlasting the Brooklyn Nets in overtime and the Atlanta Hawks stunning the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers at home to advance. We got another historic comeback from the LA Clippers, who......

Sources: Dinwiddie to decline $12.3M option

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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie plans to decline the $12.3 million player option on his 2021-2022 contract and become an unrestricted free agent before Monday’s deadline, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Dinwiddie missed most of this season because of an ACL injury to his right knee, appearing in just three......

Nash: Injured Nets had ‘one too many obstacles’

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NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets couldn’t stave off the effects of mounting injuries any longer. After defying the odds that hamstring strains and ankle sprains had dealt, after mesmerizing and even historic performances, the Nets just didn’t have quite enough to outlast the Milwaukee Bucks in a 115-111 overtime......

Bucks weather KD’s 48, outlast Nets to make ECF

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11:58 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BROOKLYN, N.Y. — When Kevin Durant’s unbelievable shot fell through the net with one second left in regulation Saturday night, tying an unforgettable Game 7 between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals, it felt like this was destined to be......

Bucks Defeat Nets in Game 7 Overtime Instant Classic

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Sources: Celtics high on Udoka, Ham and Billups

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The Boston Celtics‘ coaching search remains focused in the ranks of assistants, with a wave of second interviews expected to come with Brooklyn’s Ime Udoka, Milwaukee’s Darvin Ham and the LA Clippers’ Chauncey Billups, sources told ESPN. Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens, running the process to hire his......

Nets-Bucks isn’t a classic, but it’s classic 2021

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NBA fans were anticipating a Brooklyn Nets–Milwaukee Bucks matchup to turn into a classic series. What’s happened is it’s turned into a classic 2021 series. This messy, flowless, injury-riddled, unpredictable and dramatic season has its mascot: a seven-game saga after the Bucks struck back to take Game 6 from the......

The Bucks Now Have a Blueprint to the Conference Finals

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgxODEyNzI2NzIzNTE5NjE5/giannis-antetokounmpo-bucks-nets-game-6.jpg Michael Shapiro We saw Brooklyn’s path to victory in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night as Kevin Durant erupted and the Nets canned 16 threes in a 114-108 win. Milwaukee’s blueprint may be less aesthetically pleasing, but it was on full display on Thursday in a series-saving 104-89......

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