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

Meet Christian Braun’s mom, who shined at 2022 NBA Draft

Christian Braun was selected 21st overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday night, but it was his mother, Lisa, who stole the show. Once Braun’s name was called, cameras captured the moment the former Kansas guard embraced his family, namely Lisa, who wore an eye-catching red dress. Minutes later, the … Read more

Twitter lost it over Christian Braun’s mom during 2022 NBA Draft

A few of the parents of top prospects took Twitter by storm on Thursday during the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft, but perhaps none more so than the mother of former Kansas guard, Christian Braun. Braun, who was selected 21st overall by the Nuggets, embraced his family inside the Barclays Center upon learning … 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

Behind the scenes of Tim Connelly’s mega deal to the Timberwolves

Long overlooked, often doubted, the Minnesota Timberwolves made a statement Monday. The Timberwolves signed Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly to a major deal that will make him one of the most well-compensated executives in the league, immediately becoming a defining maneuver of the new-look ownership group. The deal is a five-year, $40 million contract plus … 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

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor to meet with Tim Connelly in continued pursuit of Denver Nuggets president, sources say

Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly is traveling to meet with Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor this weekend in the next step in the team’s pursuit to hire Connelly and make him one of the NBA’s highest-compensated executives, sources told ESPN. Connelly has discussed the job extensively with Timberwolves minority owners Marc Lore … Read more

Timberwolves in talks with Nuggets’ Tim Connelly about president role

The Timberwolves are in serious talks with Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly about the franchise’s vacant President of Basketball Operations role, sources tell The Athletic. The Timberwolves recently requested permission from the Nuggets to speak with Connelly, and the sides have moved beyond exploratory conversations, sources said. There have been no agreements reached yet, and … Read more

Stephen Curry has 30 in first start of playoffs as Golden State Warriors oust Denver Nuggets in 5

12:45 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry dribbled through nearly the entire Denver Nuggets team before putting up the perfect tear-drop layup to put the Warriors up by five with 29.9 seconds left in the game Wednesday night. Then he looked into the crowd and clasped his hands under one side of … Read more

Stephen Curry scores 34 points in 23 minutes as Golden State Warriors dominate Denver Nuggets to take control of series

3:46 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry squared up Monte Morris before crossing him up. After the Golden State Warriors star made it past Morris, Nikola Jokic remained between Curry and the basket. But before Jokic or Morris could stop him, Curry split them on a spin more and finished with a … Read more