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LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards headline 2020-21 All-Rookie Teams

NBA All-Rookie First Team also features Sacramento’s Tyrese Haliburton, Detroit’s Saddiq Bey and Houston’s Jae’Sean Tate.

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Wilson reveals NBA official game ball in advance of 2021-22 NBA season

NBA’s Trae Young and Jamal Murray join Wilson’s Advisory Staff; Wilson NBA official game ball to be introduced on-court at Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2021.

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NBA, WNBA, G League and teams celebrate Juneteenth

The NBA family continues its commitment to equality, respect, inclusion and the advancement of social justice with the celebration of Juneteenth.

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Hornets' LaMelo Ball wins 2020-21 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year

The No. 3 overall pick edges Anthony Edwards and Tyrese Haliburton to take home top honors among first-year players.

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Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry lead 2020-21 All-NBA First Team

Antetokounmpo received a vote on all 100 ballots, while Kia MVP Jokic (99) and Curry (98) weren't far behind.

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NBA announces 2020-21 All-Defensive First and Second teams

Kia Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and 76ers guard Ben Simmons dominate the voting as unanimous selections.

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Finalists announced for the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award

Carmelo Anthony, Harrison Barnes, Tobias Harris, Jrue Holiday and Juan Toscano-Anderson selected finalists. Award Winner to be announced prior to Game 4 of Eastern Conference Finals on TNT.

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MGM Resorts to host USA Basketball training camps, games July 6-18 in Las Vegas

Fans will have the opportunity to watch seven USAB Men’s and Women’s National Team exhibition games.

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Jazz’s Rudy Gobert wins 2020-21 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

French center becomes fourth player to earn honor three or more times.

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MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 returns to Las Vegas in August

The 16th annual MGM Resorts NBA Summer League will take place Aug. 8-17.

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Nikola Jokic wins 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

The Serbian center is the first to earn the honor as a member of the Nuggets and the lowest-drafted player to be named MVP.

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NBA Academy launches virtual program for top international female prospects

NBA Academy Women’s Virtual Program will provide more than 40 of the top international prospects with basketball instruction, life skills development and player pathway guidance from current and former WNBA players.

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New York's Tom Thibodeau wins 2020-21 NBA Coach of the Year award

Thibodeau's defense-first mentality helped New York develop an identity and a winning season for the first time in years.

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Orlando Magic, coach Steve Clifford agree to part ways

Clifford led the Magic to the playoffs in his first two seasons before missing the postseason this year.

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Trail Blazers, Terry Stotts mutually agree to part ways

Stotts leaves Portland with 402 victories and eight playoff appearances in nine seasons.

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Damian Lillard wins 2020-21 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award

Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard has been voted by his NBA peers as the league's best teammate.

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Egypt's Zamalek wins inaugural Basketball Africa League

Zamalek defeated US Monastir to win the first-ever Basketball Africa League championship.

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John Collins selected as recipient of inaugural Sekou Smith Award

Prior to Game 3, Collins was recognized for his professionalism and integrity in his interactions with the media.

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Fan who spit on Trae Young banned indefinitely by Knicks

The fan, who is not a season-ticket holder, is banned from Madison Square Garden indefinitely.

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Sixers apologize to Russell Westbrook, ban fan indefinitely

The fan who threw popcorn at Westbrook will have his season tickets revoked.

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Lakers extend STAPLES Center partnership through 2041 season

The new deal includes plans to make 'significant capital improvements and upgrades throughout STAPLES Center.'

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NBA releases statement on fan conduct at games

The NBA says an enhanced fan code of conduct will be vigorously enforced.

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Julius Randle named 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Improved Player

New York's Julius Randle dominated the voting after averaging 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists.

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National Basketball Social Justice Coalition statement on policing reform legislation

The National Basketball Social Justice Coalition leads the NBA family’s collaborative efforts to address racial and social inequality.

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Ties broken for order of selection in 2021 NBA draft

The tie-breaking scenarios involved 14 teams and impacts the 2021 NBA Draft lottery.

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Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson wins 2020-21 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award

Utah's hot-shooting guard averaged over three made 3-pointers per game, providing immediate offense off the bench.

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NBA forms new Africa entity, partners with strategic investors

New entity is a partnership between the NBA and FIBA in the NBA’s first collaboration to operate a league outside of North America.

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NBA debuts new global brand campaign 'That's Game' ahead of 2021 NBA Playoffs

The new campaign demonstrates how the NBA has advanced the game, grown its community and impacted culture throughout the league’s storied history.

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Finalists announced for 2020-21 NBA awards

The NBA on Friday announced the finalists for six awards that honor top performers for the 2020-21 regular season.

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Suns' Monty Williams receives NBCA Coach of the Year honors

Phoenix finished the regular season with the 2nd best record in the NBA.

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2021 NBA Play-In Tournament schedule

The Play-In Tournament will begin on Wednesday, May 19 and finish Saturday, May 22 (PHT).

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Marv Albert announces he will retire after 2021 playoffs

The Hall of Fame broadcaster has called 13 NBA Finals and broadcast the NBA for 55 years.

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Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh and Chris Webber headline 2021 Hall of Fame class

Ben Wallace joins 9 inductees headed to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Wolves reach agreement to sell team to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore

The deal, which includes the sale of the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, still needs league approval.

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NBA creates annual Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Award

The new annual honor that will recognize a current NBA player for pursuing social justice efforts.

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Pelicans' David Griffin fined $50K

Griffin has been fined for public criticism of officiating and comments detrimental to the NBA.

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NBA fines Kyrie Irving, Nets each $35,000

The fines result from Irving's repeated refusal to participate in team postgame media availability.

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Celtics guard Marcus Smart suspended one game

Smart has been suspended for directing threatening language toward a game official.

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Grand Rapids Drive to serve as Nuggets' affiliate starting in 2021-22

The partnership will mirror that of ones other teams in the NBA enjoy with other G League affiliates.

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Warriors first pro team to launch own NFT collection

A portion of all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Warriors Community Foundation.

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ESPN to debut Marvel-inspired NBA telecast

The Avengers will observe both Warriors-Pelicans to become Marvel’s newest champion.

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5-star prospect Michael Foster Jr. signs with NBA G League Ignite

Foster is ranked by ESPN as the No. 7 prospect in the Class of 2021.

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NBA and NBPA release joint statement

NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following joint statement on Wednesday (PHT).

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Cast removed, LaMelo Ball cleared to resume basketball activities

The standout rookie sustained a right wrist fracture in a hard fall during a March 20 road loss to the LA Clippers.

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Dallas selects Charli Collier with first overall pick In WNBA Draft 2021

Collier is one of three players selected in first round by Wings, including first Finnish WNBA prospect Awak Kuier

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Warriors' Wiseman undergoes successful knee surgery

The Warriors expect last year's No. 2 overall pick to ready for the 2021-22 season and will provide an update on his progress in September.

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces 2020 enshrinement ceremony presenters

The late Kobe Bryant will be presented by Hall of Famer Michael Jordan at the upcoming ceremony in May.

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WNBA’s 25th regular season tips off May 15 (PHT)

All 12 teams begin quest for WNBA crown during Opening Weekend

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Nets-Timberwolves game postponed

The game has been postponed in light of the tragic events in the Minneapolis area yesterday.

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Kings guard De'Aaron Fox fined $20K

Fox was fined for comments made following Sacramento's loss to Utah on April 10.

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Khem Birch signs with Toronto Raptors after clearing waivers

The Montreal native agreed to a buyout with the Orlando Magic to find a team that would give him more playing time.

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WNBA teams unveil new Nike uniforms

WNBA, Nike introduce the uniform editions and apparel collection

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DeAndre' Bembry, Fred VanVleet and Talen Horton-Tucker suspended

Five players were fined or suspended as a result of their altercation in Tuesday's game between the Lakers and Raptors.

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Warriors President & COO Rick Welts to step away at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season

Welts has spent 46 seasons overall in the NBA, including 10 with Golden State.

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Clippers sign DeMarcus Cousins to 10-day contract

The four-time All-Star has agreed to a deal with the Clippers.

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PlayStation5 named official console of NBA 2K League

Multiyear partnership will see NBA 2K League teams and players compete on PS5 during games and events.

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NBA fines Kevin Durant $50,000 for offensive and derogatory language

Durant used inappropriate language on social media.

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WNBA Draft 2021 presented by State Farm® to be held on April 16 (PHT)

Virtual draft to highlight elements of the league’s upcoming 25th season and the players’ vaccine awareness and education, and provide opportunities for fan engagement

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Spurs’ Patty Mills receives February NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente

NBA and Kaiser Permanente to Donate $10,000 to Indigenous Basketball Australia

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NBA Draft 2021 presented by State Farm to take place on July 29

The Draft Lottery will be held on June 22; The Draft Combine will be June 21-27.

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NBA fines Julius Randle $15,000 for language, public criticism of officials

The on-court incident occurred following the Knicks' loss on March 21.

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Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA Players of the Week

Both superstars were at their best over the past week of games.

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Raptors coach Nick Nurse fined $50K

The Raptors coach threw his face mask and directed profanity toward game officials after the Raptors' loss on March 19.

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Paul George fined $35,000 for criticism of officiating

George made his comments to the media following a Clippers loss on March 17.

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Mavs issue statement on behalf of former center Shawn Bradley

The former NBA center and No. 2 overall pick in 1993 suffered his injury on Jan. 20, 2021 while riding his bike.

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WNBA to commemorate 25th season with “Count It” campaign

The WNBA launches special edition logo to showcase historic 25th season.

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USA Basketball announces 57 finalists for U.S. Olympic Men's Team

Fifteen players were added to a group headlined by LeBron James and Kevin Durant to bring the total to 57.

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LeBron James, Lakers lead NBA merchandise sales through 1st half of 2020-21

Results of the lists are based off sales on NBAStore.com for the first half of this season.

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Meyers Leonard fined $50K and suspended from team activities for 1 week

Leonard will also be required to participate in cultural diversity training.

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Jazz officially sign veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova

The 12-year NBA veteran last played with the Milwaukee Bucks last season.

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Wayne Embry, George Raveling and Bill Russell named winners of 2020 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award

Hall of Fame recognizes leaders in basketball for humanitarian efforts.

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Hall of Fame announces 14 finalists for Class of 2021 election

Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce and coach Bill Russell are among the nine first-time finalists.

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Nets officially sign former All-Star Blake Griffin

Griffin signs with the Nets after agreeing to a buyout with the Pistons.

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Raptors announce all-female game broadcast team

In month-long celebration of women in sport, the Raptors will have an all-female broadcast team for March 24 game vs. Denver.

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NBA unveils logos for NBA All-Star 2022

The Cleveland Cavaliers will host the league's marquee midseason event for the third time next February.

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Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons (health & safety protocols) out for 2021 All-Star Game

The 76ers' star duo will miss the game because they had contact with an individual who tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Sixers' Joel Embiid to donate $100K to combat homelessness

The donation will be from the four-time All-Star's winnings from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.

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Utah's Conley to replace Phoenix's Booker in 2021 NBA All-Star Game and MTN DEW 3-Point Contest

Jazz guard Mike Conley has been named an injury replacement by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. This is Conley's first NBA All-Star selection in 14 seasons.

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By the numbers: NBA All-Star 2021

Check out some key stats and figures to know about everything at NBA All-Star 2021.

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Detroit Pistons reach buyout agreement with Blake Griffin

Griffin, who averaged 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds with the Pistons this season, is now an unrestricted free agent.

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Utah's Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert fined for conduct, criticism of officials

Mitchell and Gobert were critical of the officiating in Utah's recent loss to Philadelphia, with Mitchell ejected and knocking over a cooler while leaving.

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Team LeBron vs. Team Durant: NBA All-Star Draft rosters and results

Team captains LeBron James and Kevin Durant filled out their rosters at the NBA All-Star Draft.

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Zion, Morant lead 2021 Rising Stars Roster

RJ Barrett (Canada) and Rui Hachimura (Japan) headline World Team roster.

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Booker, Curry highlight 2021 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest field

Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine and Donovan Mitchell complete the star-studded 6-man field.

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Doncic, Paul headline 2021 Taco Bell Skills Challenge field

Domantas Sabonis, Nikola Vucevic, Julius Randle and Robert Covington round out the 6-man field.

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2021 AT&T Slam Dunk field revealed

Anfernee Simons, Cassius Stanley and Obi Toppin set to take flight in this year's competition.

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Quin Snyder, Steve Nash named NBA Coaches of the Month

The two coaches directed their team to conference-best records for February.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Devin Booker named NBA Players of the Week

Check out the performances from both players during Week 10.

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Hennessy becomes the NBA's first global spirits partner

Multiyear partnership expansion makes Hennessy the “Official Spirit of the NBA” worldwide.

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Domantas Sabonis to replace Kevin Durant in All-Star Game

Celtics' Jayson Tatum will be the starter in place of the injured Durant.

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Atlanta Dream's sale unanimously approved by WNBA, NBA BOGs

Larry Gottesdiener, ex-Dream star Renee Montgomery and Suzanne Abair comprise the team's new investor group.

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Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley suspended 12 games

Beasley pleading guilty to a felony charge following an incident in September.

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Devin Booker to replace Anthony Davis in NBA All-Star Game

Suns star will replace the injured Laker and make his second straight All-Star Game.

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NBA unveils game and national television schedules for second half of 2020-21 season

NBA announces second half of regular-season schedule, which begins on March 11 and concludes May 17.

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Lakers waive Quinn Cook

Cook appeared in 16 games for the Lakers this season.

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Harden, Lillard headline 2021 NBA All-Star reserves

Four of the 14 reserves are first-time All-Star selections: Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Julius Randle and Zion Williamson.

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Kai Sotto, G League Ignite mutually agree to not rejoin team

Kai Sotto, who is now back in the U.S. after the FIBA qualifiers got cancelled, will no longer rejoin Ignite in the NBA G League.

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Damian Lillard, James Harden named NBA Players of the Week

Check out the performances from both players during Week 9.

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Minnesota Timberwolves relieve Ryan Saunders of head coaching duties

Ryan Saunders was relieved of his duties as Timberwolves head coach effective immediately, the team announced on Monday.

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Pistons' Delon Wright has groin strain, will be reevaluated in 2 weeks

Wright suffered the injury in the Pistons' 109-95 loss to the Grizzlies on Feb. 19.

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76ers' Doc Rivers to coach Team Durant in All-Star Game

Philadelphia's coach guided the Eastern Conference in the 2008 and 2011 NBA All-Star Games as the Boston Celtics’ coach.

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Utah's Quin Snyder earns spot as coach of Team LeBron in 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Snyder will be coaching in his first NBA All-Star Game.

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2021 NBA All-Star Game starters revealed

LeBron James and Kevin Durant tabbed as captains for this season's All-Star Game.

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NBA All-Star 2021 to be held on March 7 in Atlanta, supporting HBCUs and COVID-19 equity efforts

NBA All-Star Game and skills competition to take place on one night for first time, with oncourt action beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

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Nets officially sign defensive stopper Andre Roberson

The seven-year NBA veteran was an All-Defensive second team selection in 2017.

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Upcoming Spurs and Hornets games postponed

San Antonio's next 3 games and Charlotte's next 2 games have been postponed in accordance with the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols

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Nets' Durant, Lakers' James lead first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2021

Kevin Durant and LeBron James lead their respective conferences in the first fan returns of 2021 NBA All-Star Voting.

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Zero players tested positive in latest COVID-19 results

The NBA and NBPA announce results for players tested since Jan. 27.

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Nets sign veteran guard Iman Shumpert

The defensive specialist returns for his second stint in Brooklyn.

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Donovan Mitchell receives offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award

Mitchell receives the award in recognition of his continued efforts to advance social justice and champion education.

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NBA to adjust schedule for first half of 2020-21 season

League announces three game modifications for next week.

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NBA All-Star Voting presented by AT&T tips off Thursday, Jan. 28

NBA All-Star Voting 2021 will run from Jan. 28 to Feb. 16, giving fans the opportunity to vote for the NBA All-Star starters.

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Grizzlies' next 3 games postponed for Health and Safety Protocols

Memphis' next 3 games were against Portland and Sacramento.

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11 players test positive in latest COVID-19 results

The NBA and NBPA announce results for players tested since Jan. 13.

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Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant named NBA Players of the Week

Both players were dominant leaders during Week 4.

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CJ McCollum out at least 4 weeks with fractured left foot

The star Portland guard will miss roughly 17 games before being reevaluated.

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76ers vs. Thunder postponed in accordance with league's Health and Safety Protocols

Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Sixers, the team does not have the league-required eight available players.

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Nets GM Sean Marks releases statement on Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving remains away from the team due to personal reasons.

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Jazz-Wizards game postponed for Health and Safety Protocols

Washington does not have the minimum eight players because of ongoing contact tracing on the team.

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Sixers fined $25,000 for violating league's injury-reporting rules

The violation occurred when the team failed to list Ben Simmons on its initial injury report for the Jan. 9 game vs. Denver.

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New Orleans vs. Dallas, Boston vs. Chicago games postponed

Two games slated this week have been postponed by the NBA.

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Bogdan Bogdanovic suffers knee fracture, treatment plan to be determined

One of the Hawks' marquee offseason additions will be out indefinitely.

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Heat-Celtics game postponed due to Health and Safety Protocols

Due to Miami not having enough players available, the game has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols.

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Hawks guard Rajon Rondo to rest, rehab right knee

The offseason signing will be reassessed after missing the next three games.

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Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson fined $25,000 for making contact with official

Jordan Clarkson has been fined $25,000 for making contact with a game official, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

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NBA rosters feature 107 international players from 41 countries

A record 17 Canadian players and a record-tying 14 African players are rosters this season.

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Hawks exercise options on Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, De'Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish

Atlanta has drafted well in recent years, including the selection of budding star Trae Young in 2018.

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