NBA

Shareef O'Neal: Dad now on board with draft call

Shareef O'Neal said Wednesday that after butting heads with his father, basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, over his decision to enter the NBA draft, his dad is now on his side. ... Continue Reading

Wizards' Kispert out 4-6 weeks with ankle injury

Corey Kispert, who averaged 8.2 points last season, is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a sprained left ankle suffered in Sunday's preseason game in Japan, the Wizards announced. ... Continue Reading

NBA GMs favor Bucks to win title, Luka for MVP

The Bucks are slight favorites to win the NBA title while Mavs star Luka Doncic is seen as the MVP favorite according to an annual survey of all 30 general managers. ... Continue Reading

Zion returns for Pels: 'Getting a feel for it again'

After a year-plus absence, Zion Williamson made his return to the court on Tuesday night, scoring 13 points in 15 minutes in the Pelicans' win over the Bulls. ... Continue Reading

Suns likely to fetch record sale price, bankers say

Investment bank officials told ESPN that the sale of the Phoenix Suns will likely surpass the NBA-record $2.35 billion paid for the Brooklyn Nets in 2019. ... Continue Reading

'Grateful' Simmons makes his debut with Nets

After nearly a year and a half away from the game, Ben Simmons played his first minutes with his new team Monday, scoring six points, making five assists and grabbing four rebounds in a preseason loss to the 76ers. ... Continue Reading

Projected No. 1 Wembanyama wows in U.S. debut

Victor Wembanyama delivered a 37-point performance while Scoot Henderson led his G League Ignite team to victory in a showcase of the projected top two picks in the 2023 NBA draft. ... Continue Reading

André Snellings' Ultimate Draft Board

André Snellings crunches the numbers and highlights the best spots to draft key players throughout your fantasy basketball draft. ... Continue Reading

How to find hidden value in salary cap drafts

Jim McCormick gives his tips and strategies on how to win your fantasy basketball salary cap draft in 2022-23. ... Continue Reading

The Return(s): What our NBA insiders saw from Zion, Dame, Kawhi and more as preseason kicks off

As the NBA preseason ramps up, several stars such as Zion Williamson, Kawhi Leonard and Jamal Murray got their first taste of game action in over a year. Here's how they did. ... Continue Reading

Fantasy basketball: How to find hidden value in salary cap drafts

Jim McCormick gives his tips and strategies on how to win your fantasy basketball salary cap draft in 2022-23. ... Continue Reading

Fantasy basketball: Why opportunity exists for players on lottery-bound teams

Jim McCormick identifies which players have an opportunity to accumulate more stats for fantasy in the 2022-23 season ... Continue Reading

Kawhi relishes return to NBA stage: 'I missed it'

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard, seeing his first NBA game action in over 15 months, needed only 15 seconds to launch and drill a 3-pointer in Monday night's preseason showcase in Seattle. ... Continue Reading

Towns was in hospital with infection, sources say

Karl-Anthony Towns was hospitalized last week with a throat infection that caused him trouble breathing and forced him to be on bed rest for days, sources told ESPN. He told reporters Monday that his weight is down to 231 pounds. ... Continue Reading

NBA GMs favor Bucks to win title; Luka for MVP

The Bucks are slight favorites to win the NBA title while Mavs star Luka Doncic is seen as the MVP favorite according to an annual survey of all 30 general managers. ... Continue Reading