Utah Jazz trade Rudy Gobert to Timberwolves

Intrigue had been building all of Friday that the Utah Jazz had a big move coming, that league executives had begun to believe that the team might be trending toward a teardown and rebuild. When the move finally came it was not merely big. It was seismic. The Jazz are trading one of their foundational … Read more

Hollinger: Thumbs up or thumbs down for Day 1 NBA Free Agency deals

Follow our NBA Free Agency live blog. Somehow, after the first day of free agency, the big story is not a free agent at all. Kevin Durant made sure of that when he demanded a trade from Brooklyn just hours before free agency theoretically began at 6 pm ET on Thursday. (In reality, free agency … Read more

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves agree to 4-year, $224 million supermax extension

12:11 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed on a four-year, $224 million supermax extension, his agent, Jessica Holtz of CAA Basketball told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal begins with the 2024-25 season and delivers Towns’ total contract value to six years and $295 million. Towns, 26, the No. 1 overall … Read more

As NBA free agency 2022 begins, here are the top 25 available players

The thing about 2022 free agency is that we’ve already had an awful lot of action considering we haven’t even hit the “free agency” part of the program yet. Player transactions are going back and forth despite that in the form of player trades and contract extensions, even though nobody can agree to a deal … Read more

What to know about NBA free agency 2022: Exceptions, key terms and more

It’s that time of year when the NBA world gets flipped on its head. On Thursday, NBA free agency officially opens up, and we’re going to have a flurry of moves. Some of these will be free-agency signings. Some will be trades. Some will be sign-and-trades. The list of free agents isn’t as eye-popping as … Read more

What Wendell Moore Jr. brings to the Minnesota Timberwolves

Talk about an unparalleled college basketball experience. As a freshman at Duke during the 2019-20 season, Wendell Moore Jr. was a spot starter for a team poised to be a top three seed in the NCAA Tournament … before it was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following season, Moore’s sophomore year, Duke bottomed … Read more

2022 NBA Draft: Analysis, fits for every pick from John Hollinger and Sam Vecenie

The 2022 NBA Draft is now complete. Check out NBA Draft analyst Sam Vecenie and front-office insider John Hollinger judging each pick as it happened. This features instant analysis, projections and live reactions to all 58 picks – plus any key trades that occurred. We began with a late curveball at the top of the … Read more

John Hollinger’s 2022 NBA Mock Draft: Chet Holmgren goes No. 1 before the real intrigue starts at No. 4

The draft isn’t for 36 more hours, but the wheels are already turning and have been for several days. More than a week ahead of Thursday’s big event, two first-round picks changed hands. What is this, the NFL? The waters will only get murkier as we get into draft night, with several more picks expected … Read more

Top 100 NBA Draft prospects for 2022: Final rankings, tiers and Big Board

Welcome to the 2022 NBA Draft Guide, a deep dive into every player and skill set you need to know heading into this year’s draft. This is the third time I’ve done one of these. Every year, the goal is simple: Try to come up with the most comprehensive document for NBA fans, college basketball … Read more

Nets, Kyrie Irving at an impasse; latest on Miles Bridges; NBA Draft notes

With the NBA Draft three days away and free agency around the corner, trade conversations, signings and pursuits for all 30 teams have begun in earnest. Across the league, major free agents — and potential free agents — are being monitored: Chicago’s Zach LaVine, Washington’s Bradley Beal, Philadelphia’s James Harden, Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton, Charlotte’s Miles … Read more