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The N.B.A. Slam Dunk Champion Cashes In

Derrick Jones Jr. took The New York Times behind the scenes of his free agency to reveal all of the nerves, contemplation and, ultimately, joy. Source link

N.B.A. Free Agency Frenzy: 5 Takeaways

Shooting — perhaps the easiest basketball skill to work on alone — has never been more valuable.Silly as it sounds to say out loud, teams are looking for shooters (and keen to reward the best).Illustration No. 1: Joe Harris,...

N.B.A. Players Meet With Pope Francis

A delegation of five N.B.A. players and officials from the players association met privately with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday to discuss their social justice efforts.The visit came after the Vatican extended an invitation to the players...

2020 N.B.A. Free Agency Updates: Trades and Signings

The league is looking into whether the reported transaction violated its anti-tampering rules, according to the person, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. The N.B.A. will seek to determine if the Bucks and Kings, as ESPN...

Toronto Raptors Will Play Home Games in Florida Because of Pandemic

The Toronto Raptors are heading south for the winter — at least for the start of it.The Raptors announced Friday that they would begin the 2020-21 season based in Tampa, Fla., amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact in...

Knicks Get ‘Must-See TV’ Player in Obi Toppin

Obi Toppin’s fairy-tale path from a skinny high school tweener without a single offer from a four-year college to an N.B.A. lottery pick began with a promise. He made it four years ago to Rodrick Harrison, the basketball coach...

Nancy Darsch, Champion Coach of Women’s Basketball, Dies at 68

Nancy Darsch, who helped turn Ohio State into a women’s basketball powerhouse and then joined the professional ranks, becoming the first coach of the New York Liberty and leading the team to the W.N.B.A.’s inaugural championship game, died on...

Anthony Edwards Drafted No. 1 by the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night started an N.B.A. draft unlike any other by selecting Georgia guard Anthony Edwards with the first overall pick.James Wiseman, a center from the University of Memphis, went second to the Golden State Warriors,...

Where Russell Westbrook Is Wanted

Houston has problems — plural.The Election Day edition of the newsletter was headlined by the challenges the Rockets face to keep James Harden happy after their coach, Mike D’Antoni, and longtime general manager, Daryl Morey, abruptly walked away from...

1,000 Interviews to Pick No. 1: Inside the Timberwolves’ N.B.A. Draft Prep

Gersson Rosas and his staff had spent five months working remotely by the time the N.B.A. draft lottery was staged on Aug. 20 to determine the order of the top picks. As the president of basketball operations for the...

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The United States Open that is set to begin in New York on Monday will be far from full strength, extraordinarily far, but will...

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