Zion Williamson looked ‘amazing’ and ‘dominated’ team scrimmage, says New Orleans Pelicans coach Willie Green

Zion Williamson looked 'amazing' and 'dominated' team scrimmage, says New Orleans Pelicans coach Willie Green

3:38 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Pelicans opened training camp on Tuesday with two practices, a morning session followed by one in the evening. By design, the morning session was lighter. The evening session had a scrimmage portion that was going to be the first intense 5-on-5 work for Zion … Read more

Suns’ Deandre Ayton says he hasn’t spoken to coach Monty Williams since Game 7 benching

Suns' Deandre Ayton says he hasn't spoken to coach Monty Williams since Game 7 benching

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton said he hasn’t spoken with head coach Monty Williams since he was benched during a stunning Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in May. Ayton had a tense summer with the Suns, signing a four-year, $133 million offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers before Phoenix matched using his restricted … Read more

Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics set to ‘put our best foot forward’ under interim coach Joe Mazzulla

Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics set to 'put our best foot forward' under interim coach Joe Mazzulla

4:19 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN CANTON, Mass. — In the wake of the suspension of Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 NBA season for violations of team rules, interim coach Joe Mazzulla said Monday that his goal is to simply continue building upon what allowed the Celtics to reach the NBA Finals … Read more

The Ime Udoka NBA ‘Cheating’ Scandal Has Exposed the Shallowness of Sports Media

The Ime Udoka NBA 'Cheating' Scandal Has Exposed the Shallowness of Sports Media

The only thing we know for sure is that Celtics coach Ime Udoka has received a one-year suspension from the organization for reasons relating to a sexual relationship he had with another Celtics employee. We now know he got busted when the employee’s husband overhear a private conversation we have Ring camera, and we might … Read more

Warriors’ Stephen Curry says he spoke with Adam Silver about Robert Sarver discipline, calls impending Suns sale ‘exactly what should have happened’

Warriors' Stephen Curry says he spoke with Adam Silver about Robert Sarver discipline, calls impending Suns sale 'exactly what should have happened'

9:18 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, speaking publicly on the Robert Sarver matter for the first time on Sunday, said he had private conversations with commissioner Adam Silver regarding the punishment handed down by the league to the embattled Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner . “(I) got … Read more

Celtics reporter rips ‘disgusting’ Ime Udoka media speculation

Celtics reporter rips 'disgusting' Ime Udoka media speculation

Brad Stevens called out the rampant speculation surrounding coach Ime Udoka’s suspension as “bulls–t” on Friday. He wasn’t alone. “As a female of the Celtics organization, watching these last few days unfold has been heartbreaking,” Celtics team reporter Amanda Pflugrad wrote on Twitter Friday. “Seeing uninvolved people’s names thrown around in the media, including mine, … Read more

NBArank 2022 – Ranking the best players for 2022-23, from 5 to 1

NBArank 2022 - Ranking the best players for 2022-23, from 5 to 1

NBArank is back for its 12th season counting down the best players in the league. Where are MVP candidates such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic? What about rookies and young stars ready to take the leap into the upper tier of NBA players? To get the final NBArank prediction, we … Read more

Boston Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season, effective immediately

Boston Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season, effective immediately

The Boston Celtics have suspended coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season, the team announced Thursday night. The team cited violations of team policies in its announcement. Sources previously told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Udoka had an intimate relationship with a female member of the franchise’s staff. The suspension is effective immediately, and a decision … Read more

Golden State Warriors want to keep ‘all of those guys,’ GM Bob Myers says as trio of contract decisions loom

Golden State Warriors want to keep 'all of those guys,' GM Bob Myers says as trio of contract decisions loom

5:12 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors have several key players entering, or coming up on, contract seasons, but as it stands there’s no clear indication whether those extensions will be agreed upon any time soon. Jordan Poole has until Oct. 17 to come to a rookie extension deal but … Read more

NBArank 2022 – Ranking the best players for 2022-23, from 10 to 6

NBArank 2022 - Ranking the best players for 2022-23, from 10 to 6

NBArank is back for its 12th season counting down the best players in the league. Where are MVP candidates such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic? What about rookies and young stars ready to take the leap into the upper tier of NBA players? Where is LeBron James, who is entering … Read more