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2dChad 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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Silver joins NBA, WNBA at NYC Pride Parade

Former pro players Jason Collins and Sue Wick, along with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA president Lisa Borders, served as representatives on the leagues' parade float.

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3hIan Begley

Lin will weigh 'every opportunity' in free agency

After playing for five NBA teams in six years, Jeremy Lin says the decision on where he signs will be about finding the team that can help him reach his full potential.

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4hNBA Experts

5-on-5: Ranking top NBA free agents and fits

NBA free agency is almost here. With a huge salary-cap jump expected, who are the top available players this year? Can the Cavs add a piece for a second title run? Our NBA experts go 5-on-5.

Will a team be willing to pay Howard max money? (0:53)
Warriors have looming roster decisions (0:58)
Durant's free agency decision all about timing (2:13)
Rose to Chicago: 'Thank you' for trading me (0:18)
Warning: Don't get in Ben Simmons' way (0:37)
Durant set to meet with Warriors, Spurs, Thunder (1:07)
Serge Ibaka was limited in Oklahoma City (1:42)
'The Dikembe Mutombo song' will make your day (2:25)
Nichols: NBA must address one-and-done (2:17)
Whiteside: It's about 'finding the best situation for myself' (2:07)
How would Durant look on the Warriors? (0:45)
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NBA Insiders

NBA free-agent forecast: Durant, Conley, more

On July 1, NBA free agency will arrive, featuring big names like Kevin Durant, Mike Conley, Al Horford, Dwight Howard and Hassan Whiteside. Our NBA Insiders are going 5-on-5 on what to expect.

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2dMichael C. Wright

Spurs to bring aboard Ryan Arcidiacono

The Spurs, who had just one draft pick this year, have agreed to a two-year deal with Final Four standout Ryan Arcidiacono of Villanova.

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P. Gasol picks Spanish team over Zika concerns

Pau Gasol says he is willing to go to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, noting that his commitment to the Spanish national team is greater than his fears about the Zika virus.

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LeBron is just a kid from Akron

It's often said there's no place like home, and that proved true when the city LeBron James has carried put him on a pedestal and celebrated the King's latest NBA title.

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2dJohn Cregan

Cregan: Fantasy winners, losers from 2016 NBA draft

John Cregan breaks down the biggest winners and losers from a fantasy perspective based on Thursday's NBA draft. He sees Brandon Ingram thriving as a rookie in Los Angeles.

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Boogie's Twitter game is on point (1:06)
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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.


When the praises go up, the buckets go in

Do you have to guard Patrick Dorsey of Millbrook High School from 80 feet out? Probably not. But, maybe?


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose's cap number for next summer will be at least $25 million, so having his Bird Rights can be helpful, but only to a certain degree. If the Knicks wanted to re-sign him, they can still exceed the cap to do so. But the most likely route would be to extend him or renounce his Bird Rights and sign him as a free agent.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Pending free agent Hassan Whiteside explains what factors will go into his big decision, with a max contract looming.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks have Derrick Rose's Bird Rights, so they can exceed the salary cap to re-sign him next summer if they choose. This is significant because it would allow the Knicks to use most of their cap space to sign free agents in the summer of 2017 and then also re-sign Rose. The Knicks can also sign Rose to a three-year extension before 6/30/2017 because he has been under the same contract for more than three years.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Memphis Grizzlies claimed ex-Knicks guard Tony Wroten off of waivers Friday. The Knicks released Wroten on Wednesday after signing him late in the season. New York at one point appeared optimistic that Wroten could help them next season, so the decision to waive him was a bit of a surprise. Wroten now returns to Memphis, which selected him in the first round of the 2012 draft.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Difficult to get any definitive read on Hassan Whiteside's leanings entering free agency other than he's going in seemingly completely open-minded about all possibilities, both staying in Miami or signing elsewhere.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Here we go: Elhassan, Windhorst and moi convene on @ESPNRadio for the next three hours. It's the #NBAInsiders from 4 PM to 7 PM Eastern!

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Best takeaway from Heat center Hassan Whiteside's meeting with the media was that he likes how the tables have turned, from him begging teams for tryouts less than 2 years ago to "now they're calling me" when free agency starts July 1.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN reported during the Finals that Mike Brown and Ty Corbin had emerged as the top two targets for Golden State to fill Luke Walton's spot

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Ty Corbin going to Phoenix has made Mike Brown a strong contender to land on Steve Kerr's Warriors bench next season, coaching sources say.