Derrick White Could Join Team USA; Celtics Extension A Priority
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Speaking on NBA Countdown before Game 4, ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a couple of news items. Both pieces of information concerned Boston Celtics guard Derrick White. Wojnarowski said White is under serious consideration to join Team USA for this summer's Paris Olympics. If Kawhi Leonard of the LA Clippers can't get his knee to a place where he can play, White is considered the top choice to replace him. Leonard was injured leading up to the NBA playoffs, and missed time during the Clippers first-round playoff series. If named to the team, White would join Celtics teammates Jayson T ..read more
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Heat-Wizards To Play In Mexico City On November 2
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The Miami Heat and Washington Wizards will play a regular-season game in Mexico City on November 2. It will represent the NBA's 33rd game in Mexico City since 1992. "Bringing the Heat and the Wizards to Mexico City next season in conjunction with 'Dia de los Muertos' will mark another special milestone in the NBA's long history in Mexico," said NBA Mexico senior vice president and managing director Raul Zarraga. The Magic and Hawks met in Mexico City last November ..read more
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Spurs Have Discussed Trading For No. 1 Pick With Expectation Of Drafting Zaccharie Risacher
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The San Antonio Spurs have held discussions with the Atlanta Hawks about moving up for the No. 1 pick, according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer. The expectation would be that the Spurs would then draft Zaccharie Risacher. There were reports earlier this month that the Spurs are looking to compete next season, with the team open to trading any player besides Victor Wembanyama or Devin Vassell. It was also reported earlier on Friday that the Hawks "really like" Donovan Clingan ..read more
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Joel Embiid 'Getting Ready' To Play In Paris Olympics
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Joel Embiid said he believes he'll be ready to play for USA Basketball in the upcoming Paris Olympics on Friday night. "I'm doing great. Just getting ready for the Olympics. It's going to be big for me because I've been dreaming about it since I was a kid," said Embiid on ABC's NBA Finals pre-game show. Embiid, who missed more than half of the regular season with a knee injury, is one of three centers on Team USA's roster. There are also injury concerns surrounding Kawhi Leonard and Tyrese Haliburton. Training camp for Team USA starts on July 5 ..read more
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Charles Barkley Announces He's Retiring From TV Following 24-25 NBA Season
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Charles Barkley has announced he plans to retire from broadcasting following the 24-25 season. "I've talked to all the networks, but I ain't going nowhere other than TNT," said Barkley on NBATV following Game 4 of the Finals. "But I have made the decision myself, no matter what happens, next year is going to be my last year on television. "I just want to say thank you to my NBA family. You guys have been great to me. My heart is full with joy and gratitude. But I'm going to pass the baton at the end of next year. I hope the NBA stays with TNT. But for me personally, I wanted you guys to hear i ..read more
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Charles Barkley Announces He's Retiring From TV After 24-25 NBA Season
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Charles Barkley has announced he plans to retire from broadcasting following the 24-25 season. "I've talked to all the networks, but I ain't going nowhere other than TNT," said Barkley on NBATV following Game 4 of the Finals. "But I have made the decision myself, no matter what happens, next year is going to be my last year on television. "I just want to say thank you to my NBA family. You guys have been great to me. My heart is full with joy and gratitude. But I'm going to pass the baton at the end of next year. I hope the NBA stays with TNT. But for me personally, I wanted you guys to hear i ..read more
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WNBA's Next Media Rights Deal Could More Than Triple To $200M Per Season
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The WNBA could triple its media rights fees to $200 million per season. The current package is valued at approximately $60 million and expires next season. The NBA owns approximately 60 percent of the WNBA and is negotiating that deal alongside its more than $7 billion per season packages with ESPN, NBC and Amazon. Because the WNBA deal is part of a combined package with the NBA, the league will determine how much the WNBA media rights are worth. The WNBA players will receive a percentage of their media rights revenue and will see their salaries increase. The WNBA currently has a salary cap of ..read more
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Kristaps Porzingis Available For Game 4 'In Specific Instances, If Necessary'
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Kristaps Porzingis will be available for Game 4, but Joe Mazzulla indicated he will "only be used in specific instances, if necessary." Porzingis has a dislocated tendon in his left leg, caused by a tear of the tissue that holds tendons in place. The team has called the injury rare, and Mazzulla labeled it "serious." Porzingis missed the Boston Celtics' Game 3 win with the injury suffered in the third quarter of Game 2. Porzingis missed 10 games leading to the start of The Finals with a strained right calf ..read more
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Nets Remain Uninterested In Trading Mikal Bridges
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The Brooklyn Nets have expressed no interest in trading Mikal Bridges, sources tell Fred Katz of The Athletic. The Nets have received considerable trade interest in Bridges dating back to when he was first acquired in 2023 as part of the Kevin Durant trade. The Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets have been two teams most strongly linked with Bridges, while the Knicks are also a natural fit due to his Villanova connections and their need for a small forward. The Nets view Bridges as a costar to be paired with another star they can acquire at a later date. Bridges cannot become a free agent un ..read more
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J.J. Redick Has Confidants Asking Him If He's Sure Leaving Media For Lakers' Job Makes Sense
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J.J. Redick will interview with the Los Angeles Lakers for their head coaching vacancy this weekend. While the Lakers will interview Redick, there will also be an interview being conducted by the candidate of the employer. "I have no doubt that J.J. is going to have a strong performance because he's been preparing for this for a long time," said Brian Windhorst on Friday morning. "I think the question that's being asked here is how much should J.J. really want this job? And that's one of the reasons why I think there's people in his life, in fact, I know there's people in his life, who have sa ..read more
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