Favoritessettings

Andrew Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images
3hJeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi

The 7 most overrated NBA free agents

3hJeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi

The 7 most overrated NBA free agents

Which signings are most likely to be a mistake? We have seven names that teams (and fans) should think twice about before committing to a massive deal.

play
Lakers not getting a meeting with Durant (1:05)
play
Butler on Rose trade: 'It had to be one of us' (1:38)
Andrew Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images
3hJeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi

The 7 most overrated NBA free agents

Which signings are most likely to be a mistake? We have seven names that teams (and fans) should think twice about before committing to a massive deal.

play1:03
7hIan Begley

Camping with Kristaps Porzingis

After taking New York and the NBA by storm as a rookie, Kristaps Porzingis is back home in Latvia, giving back to the community that helped transform him from a scrawny prospect to national hero.

play
Should the Knicks make a play for DeMarcus Cousins? (1:24)
play
Wade open to outside offers (0:53)
play
Happy birthday, Craig Sager! (0:46)
play
Stephen Jackson wants to return to the NBA (1:20)
play
Drummond a virtual guarantee to return to Pistons (0:50)
play
Spears: Warriors are going 'all-in' for Durant (2:07)
play
USA Basketball stars excited for Rio (1:16)
play
Elhassan: Durant should stay with Thunder (1:17)
play
Tougher shot, Steph's 37-footer or Kyrie's 3 to win Game 7? (1:25)
play1:27
21hAAP

Swans star proud of cousin Thon Maker

Sydney Swans defender Aliir Aliir has expressed his pride for his cousin Thon Maker and his rise into the NBA after being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks.

play
How are cap figures affecting Durant's suitors? (2:26)
play
The NBA's best 3-and-D free agents (1:25)
play
Who should start for Team USA? (1:19)
play
DeAndre Jordan inspired by Von Miller (0:30)
ESPN, Getty Images
1d

Chad Ford's Top 100 NBA draft prospects

The names at the top have been set in stone for a while now, but where does everyone else slot in? Our resident guru ranks the top 100 prospects for the 2016 NBA draft.

Now

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler, on if he's certain he'll be with the Bulls next season: "I don't think anything is for certain. I really don't. I love the city of Chicago, Chicago basketball, I think everybody knows that. They drafted me I've been here my entire career. Nothing is for certain."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler was a guest on The Jump today. He discussed his reaction to the Derrick Rose trade, saying in part: "I can't say that I was surprised but I knew that it had to be one of us to tell you the truth."

'I let people think what they want to think'

Jimmy Butler acknowledges as the best player he needs to lead the Bulls and reacts to an article on the team's website criticizing him.

play1:33

Butler on Rose trade: 'Had to be one of us'

Jimmy Butler says he was notified before the Derrick Rose trade and that they had a good relationship despite Butler being pointed at as the reason for the trade.

play1:38

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Donatas Motiejunas, a restricted free agent, told ESPN he's willing to return to the Rockets. Houston is the first team he plans to meet with on July 1.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Dario Saric told reporters in Europe he's headed to the Sixers; one source says his reps and Philly are working to make it happen this month

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Tim Duncan's cap number next season will be $6.4 million (up from $5.6 million) thanks to a $750,000 bonus from San Antonio scoring 62+ wins

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

LeBron can become the NBA's 1st $40M a year player in 19-20 season. Note: MJ's inflation adjusted 96-97 & 97-98 deals were more than that.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Rocket John Lucas is joining the coaching staff in charge of player development according to a source. Lucas was around the team last season helping guard Ty Lawson.