The year Jimmy Buckets was born

As a sophomore at Marquette, Jimmy Butler was told he needed to rebound and play defense to get on the floor. But as a junior, he began to morph into something else: Jimmy Buckets. ... Continue Reading

Heat's Butler: NBA title would mean 'everything'

As he sits just three wins from his first NBA championship, Jimmy Butler is honest about what winning a title for the Miami Heat would be to him in his 12th professional season. ... Continue Reading

Doctor: Whitehead likely in camp after surgery

Dariq Whitehead should be ready for full participation at training camp after undergoing a second surgery on his right foot. ... Continue Reading

Griffin 'humbled' by chance with talented Bucks

Adrian Griffin understands the responsibility that comes with taking over a title contender like the Milwaukee Bucks as a first-time head coach. ... Continue Reading

Vogel's goal for Suns: 'Take the league by storm'

New Suns coach Frank Vogel says the team has the foundation in place to win a title and that they "need a lot of luck and ... some breaks along the way." ... Continue Reading

Heat's Herro out for Game 3 as rehab continues

Heat guard Tyler Herro has been ruled out of Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday. ... Continue Reading

Malone urges discipline, playing fast ahead of G3

Michael Malone showed his team 17 different clips during film session on Tuesday that showed the Nuggets' lack of discipline on defense in their Game 2 loss. ... Continue Reading

NBA Finals roundtable: Biggest questions ahead of Game 3

What about Tyler Herro? Should Denver have called a timeout on the last play? ... Continue Reading

How Jimmy Butler and the Heat figured things out ahead of Game 2

From weathering gut-wrenching losses to playing without injured starters -- it's not new to Miami. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Ingram, Jackson commit to Team USA

Brandon Ingram and Jaren Jackson Jr. committed to playing for Team USA in the FIBA Basketball World Cup championships this summer, sources said. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Suns hiring Fizdale as assistant coach

The Suns lured David Fizdale away from the Jazz's front office as he will join Frank Vogel's coaching staff in Phoenix, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Heat 'encouraged' with Herro but status still TBD

Heat guard Tyler Herro participated in practice and is set to do a full-contact workout, but his status for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday remains unclear. ... Continue Reading

Clippers tab Redden as new GM, promote Hughes

The Clippers solidified their front office in the wake of Michael Winger's recent departure, promoting Trent Redden to GM and Mark Hughes to Senior VP/Assistant GM. ... Continue Reading

NBA: No issue if Wemby debuts in Sacramento

The Spurs will almost certainly make Victor Wembanyama the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. And if that means his summer league debut comes in Sacramento instead of Las Vegas in early July, the league is fine with that. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Celtics add Cassell to Mazzulla's staff

The Celtics are hiring Sam Cassell as an assistant coach, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. ... Continue Reading