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

NBA playoffs daily results: Celtics sweep Nets; Sixers struggle at home; Mavs stifle Jazz

Game 4: Celtics 116, Nets 112 | Celtics sweep series 4-0 Who was the guy? Marcus Smart. He had a great game in Game 4, along with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, as the Boston Celtics broke out the brooms. Tatum was really good, but he crowded out. Brown was really good, but he had … Read more

Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet out for Game 5 with strained hip flexor; unsure of return in series vs. Philadelphia 76ers

11:53 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — The Toronto Raptors will be without All-Star point guard Fred VanVleet for Game 5 of their first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers — and likely longer — with a left hip flexor strain. “You can stop holding your breath,” VanVleet said with a wry smile after plopping himself … Read more

Joel Embiid says he will ‘keep playing’ through thumb sprain after Toronto Raptors force Game 5

7:42 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN TORONTO — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid believes he will be able to play through his right thumb sprain until the playoffs are done, saying that if there is a ligament tear he expects to hold off any sort of surgical procedure until the offseason. “I want to play, so … Read more