Donovan Mitchell: His potential trade destinations

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Jazz likely were at the end of the road with this core with little to no flexibility to reshape the roster. The recent maximum extensions for Gobert and Mitchell, which kicked in last season, immediately accelerated their timeline. They established the core around the two All-Stars in the 2019 … Read more

Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans agree to five-year designated maximum rookie extension that could be worth up to $231 million, agent says

4:53 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson has agreed on a five-year, $193 million designated maximum rookie extension that could earn him as much as $231 million, CAA Sports’ co-head of Basketball Austin Brown told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. If Williamson makes the All-NBA team, wins MVP or Defensive Player of the … Read more

2022 NBA free agency Day 2: Grades, great values, head-scratchers and more

Day 2 of 2022 NBA free agency was another day of big money and big moves. We also saw three significant trades all happen within a couple of hours of one another, and none of them were Kevin Durant. His trade request still looms over the NBA, but it has not halted business in the … 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

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

NBA Finals predictions: Anonymous scout, coach and executive pick Celtics-Warriors winner

The NBA Finals matchup between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors should be superb. These teams are balanced. The Celtics finished the regular season first leaguewide in defensive efficiency. The Warriors finished second. And yet each team possesses explosive offensive firepower, with Jayson Tatum leading the way for Boston and Stephen Curry pacing Golden … Read more

New Orleans Pelicans’ CJ McCollum joining ESPN as an NBA analyst

New Orleans guard and National Basketball Players Association president CJ McCollum has added another title to his busy schedule — NBA analyst for ESPN. The network announced Monday that they have signed the Pelicans star to a multiplatform deal. He will make his ESPN debut on Thursday during “NBA Finals: Celebrating 75,” which will be … Read more