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59mRoyce Young

Best option for Durant? Stay with Thunder

Despite the efforts of the five teams courting Kevin Durant, the most financially lucrative and legacy-cementing choice is to stay in Oklahoma City.

Elhassan: Atlanta could be good fit for Durant (0:56)
2hIan 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.

Is a banana boat super team realistic to imagine? (1:53)
Wade open to outside offers (0:53)
Happy birthday, Craig Sager! (0:46)
Stephen Jackson wants to return to the NBA (1:20)
Spears: Warriors are going 'all-in' for Durant (2:07)
USA Basketball stars excited for Rio (1:16)
Tougher shot, Steph's 37-footer or Kyrie's 3 to win Game 7? (1:25)

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.

How are cap figures affecting Durant's suitors? (2:26)
The NBA's best 3-and-D free agents (1:25)
Who should start for Team USA? (1:19)
DeAndre Jordan inspired by Von Miller (0:30)
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5dChad Ford

Top 5 prospects for stellar 2017 NBA draft

Who are the best NBA prospects in the 2017 draft class? Chad Ford gives his top five and previews the big storylines to watch for next year.

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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.


Should the Knicks make a play for Cousins?

Ryen Russillo says DeMarcus Cousins' lazy performances shouldn't get teams eager to grab him.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek knows the Knicks need to fill voids at shooting guard and center in free agency but suggests center may be a priority early on. "We don't necessarily need a (shooting guard) who can create a bunch of plays because we should have enough guys who can do that. So when you look at it that way, maybe the (center) may be a little bit more important of a position right now," he said after the Knicks' Summer League practice. On the center front, the Knicks and center Joakim Noah have mutual interest in one another and some in the Knicks' organization have interest in Timofey Mozgov, per sources. The club will have $30 million to spend in free agency so it will be difficult to obtain elite players at both center and shooting guard.

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

Tim Duncan opts in, will help pitch KD, decent chance he'll play next yr. Hope he does. Still extremely valuable rim protector/rebounder.

Carli Lloyd > LeBron?

Carli Lloyd had a great year, but was her championship performance better than LeBron James', Von Miller's or Sidney Crosby's? Vote for the ESPYS

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks D League coach Mike Miller will coach the Summer League team. Knicks assistant Josh Longstaff & D League assistant Coby Karl will assist Miller.

Wade open to outside offers

Chris Broussard breaks down the chances of Dwyane Wade leaving Miami.


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

UCLA announces freshman guard Kobe Paras has withdrawn from school due to academic conditions of his admission not being met.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans tendered Tim Frazier a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent. His QO is worth $1,180,431. Frazier, originally a 10-day pickup, averaged 13.1 points, 7.5 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 16 games for New Orleans and was signed for the remainder of the season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson huddling with the Knicks' coaching staff at Summer League.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson, Steve Mills and Clarence Gaines are among a group of Knicks execs here at Summer League.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kurt Rambis is also here at Summer League and will be on Jeff Hornacek's staff. Brian Keefe, Jim Cleamons and Rasheed Hazzard are the coaches from last year's staff who are not here.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a look at Jeff Hornacek running the Knicks' first Summer League practice.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Oddsmakers not so sold on Boston's chances to attract Kevin Durant (via @BovadaLV):

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Oddsmakers evidently like the idea of Dwight Howard in Boston (via @BovadaLV):

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Longstaff and Dave Bliss are here at Summer League. They are expected to remain on Jeff Hornacek's staff.