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Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs coach, says with Kawhi Leonard traded it’s ‘time to...

After saying "attempts were made to see what would be best" with Kawhi Leonard this offseason, Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs are ready to move forward after trading Leonard for DeMar DeRozan on Wednesday."We talked often over...

Dwyane Wade signs lifetime deal with Chinese apparel company Li-Ning

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade has signed a lifetime contract with Chinese apparel company Li-Ning.Wade made the deal official at an event in Beijing on Wednesday with the company's CEO and namesake, Li Ning, who is revered in China for...

Without Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs fast forward into uncertain future

SAN ANTONIO -- Privately, San Antonio Spurs officials readily admit they're not blameless in this fiasco.But the club's pained decision to finally acquiesce to Kawhi Leonard's trade demand on Wednesday plunged the franchise deeper into the depths of a...

San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors finalizing deal involving Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan

6:50 AM ETAdrian WojnarowskiChris HaynesCloseESPN Staff WriterCovers NBA and Warriors for ESPN.com Covered Cavaliers and NBA for Cleveland Plain Dealer from 2014-2016 Covered Trail Blazers for Comcast SportsNet NW from 2011-2014 Fresno State University graduateThe Toronto Raptors are finalizing a deal to...

Portland Trail Blazers top Los Angeles Lakers for summer league title

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73 in a rematch of last year's summer league title game to cap a perfect 7-0 run in Las Vegas.Lakers guard Josh Hart, averaging 24.2 points over six games, was...

Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant wins Humanitarian of Year award

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has won the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, given annually to an athlete whose leadership "has created a positive impact on their community through sports."The award was handed out as part of the...

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has knee surgery

Lonzo Ball underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp, according to the Los Angeles Lakers.The Lakers second-year guard had been looking into different options to treat a...

Cleveland Cavaliers waive veteran Kendrick Perkins

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived veteran center Kendrick Perkins, the team announced Tuesday.Perkins was signed by the team on the final day of the regular season and did not play a single minute in the 2018 postseason.The Cavaliers signed...

Stephen Curry won’t attend Team USA minicamp next week

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will not be in attendance for Team USA's minicamp next week in Las Vegas, league sources tell ESPN.LeBron James, who was in Las Vegas over the weekend to watch the Lakers play...

Kings trading Garrett Temple to Grizzlies for Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis

12:44 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN The Sacramento Kings are trading guard Garrett Temple to the Memphis Grizzlies for guard Ben McLemore, forward Deyonta Davis, cash and a 2021 second-round draft pick, league sources told ESPN.The teams are setting up a...

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3:54 PM ETKevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008A federal judge has denied the...