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

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

2022 NBA Draft Combine: From Pablo Escobar to team interviews, and trade talk in between

CHICAGO — Do you want to have a staring contest? The question from a Western Conference team official came unexpectedly during an interview last week during the NBA Draft Combine. It caught Kansas guard Christian Braun by surprise. Braun had come prepared for the string of meetings he would take part in over the course … Read more

NBA Mock Draft: Post lottery picks for every team

The 2022 NBA Draft Lottery has come and gone, and we now know the order of picks Nos. 1-14 in June’s upcoming draft. On Tuesday night in Chicago, the Orlando Magic earned the right to select the No. 1 overall pick. The Magic weren’t the only team to come away winners, though as the Oklahoma … Read more

Orlando Magic win 2022 NBA draft lottery, followed by Oklahoma City Thunder; Sacramento Kings jump into top 4

8:36 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN For the fourth time in franchise history, the Orlando Magic have won the NBA draft lottery and will pick No. 1 in the June draft. Orlando had a 14% chance to get the top pick, along with the Houston Rockets and the Detroit Pistons. It’s the Magic’s first chance to … Read more

Woman granted emergency protective order against Rajon Rondo, alleges Cleveland Cavaliers point guard threatened her with gun

The NBA on Monday said it’s in the process of gathering more information after veteran point guard Rajon Rondo allegedly threatened a woman with a gun at her house last week. The woman filed for an emergency protective order against Rondo on Friday in Louisville, Kentucky, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN’s Baxter … Read more

Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes edges Cleveland Cavaliers’ Evan Mobley for NBA Rookie of the Year

1:45 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN TORONTO — Raptors forward Scottie Barnes edged Cleveland Cavaliers forward Evan Mobley to win the 2021-22 NBA Rookie of the Year Award, with the 15-point difference between them marking the smallest gap over the 20 seasons the NBA has conducted the voting under its current format. Barnes, who returned to … Read more

NBA playoffs – Experts’ picks for every first-round series

What lies ahead in the NBA postseason? The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves are advancing as seven seeds, while the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans captured eight seeds on the final night of the NBA play-in tournament. Every first round series is set: Miami Heat vs. Hawks, Boston Celtics vs. Nets, Milwaukee Bucks vs. … Read more

NBA seeding, play-in implications of the regular season’s final weekend

3:30 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Editor’s note: This story has been updated following the 76ers’ 133-120 win over the Pacers on Saturday. The NBA regular season’s final weekend is here, and all we know is 48 hours of chaos lies ahead. Thanks to a jumbled seeding picture in both conferences, only a handful of seeds … Read more

Stephen Curry hits 16 3s to win All-Star Game MVP; LeBron James nails game winner

11:19 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN CLEVELAND — The two kids from Akron stole the show at Sunday night’s All-Star Game. Stephen Curry put on a shooting clinic all evening, hitting 16 3-pointers and scoring 50 points, while LeBron James hit an absurd, one-legged turnaround jumper to clinch the victory for Team LeBron over Team Durant … Read more