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

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

NBA Draft Combine 2022: Winners, losers and how to make the event more useful

The 2022 NBA Draft Combine has come and gone, with the event achieving its usual goal of kicking off the draft cycle in earnest. John Hollinger was on the ground in Chicago, and Sam Vecenie worked the phone lines from afar, each tirelessly drinking coffee and gaining intel from the event. Here’s what they learned: … 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

Where Top 14 picks will go

The Magic are on the clock. For the fourth time in franchise history, Orlando has the No. 1 pick, and the team may need all the time between now and June 23 to decide on its selection. There is no clear-cut No. 1. There are three high-level prospects who can all make a case for … 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

2022 NBA draft order – Complete picks for the first and second rounds ahead of the lottery

2:24 AM ET ESPN.com Facebook Twitter facebook messenger pinterest E-mail print After the completion of the NBA play-in tournament, we now know the 14 lottery-bound teams for the 2022 NBA draft. The top three teams on the board and worst three teams in the league this season — the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Detroit … Read more

Knicks lose to Thunder in OT after blowing late lead

The Knicks returned home on Monday night, fresh off a rough road trip but welcomed by the prospect of a soft landing. But the Thunder, who owned the NBA’s fourth-worst record and were also missing their top two scorers, did not oblige. Instead, the Knicks’ woes only got worse, coughing up a late fourth-quarter lead … Read more

What will make James Harden happy?

James HardenPhoto: Getty Images James Harden has just strong-armed his way out of his second team in two years. What’s weird is that he was in two completely different situations. In Houston, Harden would’ve been the lone superstar player on a team that was headed towards a rebuild. He dealt with this by skipping training … Read more