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Kevin Durant says the Golden State Warriors are not constructed as a super team

OAKLAND, Calif. -- On Wednesday during exit interviews, Kevin Durant dismissed the notion that the Golden State Warriors are constructed as a superteam. In making his point, he directed attention to the organization's drafting prowess and recruiting targets...

Daily Fantasy Basketball – Smart to look to the Celtics on St. Patrick’s Day

Which players should you build around and which players should you fade in DFS as we tip off Friday night's eight-game slate of NBA action? Our experts have the answers.Today's panel includes ESPN Fantasy's Kyle Soppe, Jim McCormick...

2017 NBA Draft – Rob Pelinka’s good fortune is the Lakers’ now

NEW YORK -- Years ago, during his first visit to New York City as an agent representing players in the NBA draft, Rob Pelinka decided to go for an early morning run through Central Park. He began before...

Orlando Magic agree to deal Serge Ibaka to Toronto Raptors for Terrence Ross, 1st-round...

The Orlando Magic have agreed to trade power forward Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors for small forward Terrence Ross and a 2017 first-round pick, a source confirmed to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears.The Vertical first reported the...

Cleveland Cavaliers focus on improving physicality for Game 2

SAN FRANCISCO -- The morning after a 113-91 rout in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers held a team film session to sort through the rubble and determine where to go from here against the...

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans get trade season started with win – New Orleans...

NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis ripped the defensive rebound down amid a crowd of bright orange jerseys, thus ripping victory away from the Phoenix Suns, and strutted toward the baseline with the swagger befitting a superstar at the...

NBA Power Rankings – Marc Stein’s Week 23 rankings

The Committee (of One) is by no means ready to recant on its season-long belief that the Cleveland Cavaliers are destined for a third successive trip to the NBA Finals.But we had to act.We had to demote the...

Matt Barnes of Sacramento Kings — DeMarcus Cousins must ‘try to be himself’

Veteran Matt Barnes speaks from experience when he says All-Star teammate DeMarcus Cousins must "try to be himself without jeopardizing himself or the team" for the Sacramento Kings to make the playoffs.Barnes, in an interview with ESPN-Tencent's Yuan...

After talking Derrick Rose-for-Ricky Rubio, New York Knicks stand pat – New York Knicks...

CLEVELAND -- For much of Thursday afternoon, the Knicks and Timberwolves were locked in a staring contest in their talks on a potential Derrick Rose deal.Phil Jackson and the Knicks were looking for a second asset in a...

Playoff Push — Snapshot of the top postseason races

Only three weeks left in the regular season! What's at stake down the stretch? Here's a look at some NBA postseason races, with the latest BPI projections:More: Standings | Matchups | Playoff odds | Tank Rank Note: Records,...

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Thibaut Courtois insists that Chelsea have the quality to win without...

Chelsea responded to a testing last 24 hours with an emphatic win over champions Leicester. Chelsea responded to a testing last 24 hours with an...

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