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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo leads NBA’s All-Defensive team

Giannis Antetokounmpo was the Defensive Player of the Year, so it should be no surprise that he was also the leading vote-getter for the league’s All-Defensive team.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke fourth in NBA rookie of year voting

Brandon Clarke finished fourth in the voting for rookie of the year. Memphis teammate Ja Morant received 99 of 100 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

Commentary: The new Jordan Rules include sports betting

When the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for sports betting across the country just two years ago, there were predictions of sportsbooks on every street corner and millions of …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 1, 2020

Gonzaga coach Mark Few optimistic college season can happen with assist from bubbles, pods

The term bubble in college basketball parlance could have new meaning for the upcoming season.

Kristaps Porzingis out for rest of first round with right knee injury

Kristaps Porzingis will miss the rest of the Dallas Mavericks’ first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a torn ligament in his right knee.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

NBA playoffs resume Saturday as sides detail new commitments

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – NBA players want change that makes their communities safer. They want people to vote – they hope in their home arenas.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

A 2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injustice

An unprecedented NBA walkout over racial injustice postponed a second day of the playoffs Thursday, although players pledged to finish the postseason even as they wrestled with their emotions about …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest

All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed, with players around the league choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

Commentary: Why play sports in a pandemic? Damian Lillard is showing us

Damian Lillard is the essential superstar for this sterile moment. Bucket by steely bucket, his tenacious, high-scoring excellence demonstrates the purest why of sports during this awkward and pandemic-impaired time.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 14, 2020

Into the unknown: NBA teams face concerns outside of bubble

Luke Walton was trying to find the right words to motivate his players to finish the season strong.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

In the NBA bubble, the race for No. 8 out West is quite wild

The best race in the bubble is the race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference and the right to face LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward Austin Daye says he has coronavirus, feels fine

Former Gonzaga forward Austin Daye has tested positive for the coronavirus but says he’s feeling fine.

UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020

NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Celtics in restart opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Giannis Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in the game and helped the Milwaukee Bucks …

Here’s 10 things to know about the NBA season restart

Welcome back, NBA. The games start Thursday night at Walt Disney World, and here’s 10 things to know as the season enters its restart phase.

UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

For the NBA, it’s time to play, kneel and demand change

With the return of NBA basketball, players and coaches are determined to ensure they use this opportunity and their platform to make polarizing statements at a time when the demand …

UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

Game on: NBA finally set to see games that count again

The world has changed since the NBA stopped on March 11. For 22 franchises, however, there is a goal that remains in place.

UPDATED: Tue., July 28, 2020

CJ Elleby becomes first Washington State player since Klay Thompson to nab Combine invite

There’s no certainty the NBA will hold its annual predraft combine this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but if the annual event does occur, Washington State star CJ …

UPDATED: Tue., July 28, 2020

NBA notes: Lakers’ Anthony Davis’ status unclear after poked in the eye

Anthony Davis’ status is uncertain with the restart of the NBA season looming.

UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Masked man: Spurs’ Gregg Popovich wears face covering for game

Gregg Popovich was working in a mask on Thursday, when the San Antonio Spurs made their scrimmage debut at the NBA restart at Walt Disney World.

UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2020

Former Washington State center Aron Baynes recovering from COVID-19

Aron Baynes, the former Washington State big man and eighth-year NBA player, revealed Wednesday why he’s stayed home in Arizona while his Phoenix Suns prepare to restart play in the …

UPDATED: Sat., July 25, 2020

Rui Hachimura hit the rookie wall. After the NBA restart, Wizards expect him to become a leader.

When the NBA ground to its sudden halt in early March, the timing wasn’t all that bad for Rui Hachimura.

UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

A whole new look, for a whole new NBA game experience

There’s no bench. The courtside broadcasters will not be courtside. And the stat crew will be doing their work inside what loosely can be described as an oversized hockey penalty …

UPDATED: Fri., July 17, 2020

NBA says races for the season’s individual trophies are over

The NBA’s MVP race is over. So is the battle for every other individual regular-season trophy.

UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Inside the bubble, NBA players have plenty of options

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Every team in the NBA bubble has played golf. Most have had at least a few players go fishing. Some have taken boats out. Bowling …

UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Court filing alleges $400K paid to Zion Williamson family in ‘18

The legal fight over NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s endorsement potential now includes an allegation his family received $400,000 from a marketing agency before playing at Duke.

UPDATED: Sun., July 5, 2020

Commentary: Fans may not like what they see on return to stands

Don’t be too eager to sit in the stands if your favorite team is lucky enough to open play over the next few months.

UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

NBA emphasizes mental health as teams await Disney ‘bubble’

The resumption of the NBA season during the coronavirus pandemic is making mental health a priority.

UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Coronavirus behind him, Utah’s Rudy Gobert looking forward

Utah center Rudy Gobert is standing tall, even after having coronavirus and dealing with an enormous amount of scorn after being diagnosed.

UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Bucks, Lakers look to shed rust or rest for playoffs?

The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action.