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Celtics vs. Warriors: Boston can still be NBA champions, but it's going to have to show us something

NBA offseason winners and losers: Celtics add to championship formula; Hawks, Blazers prioritize defense

We’re on our third day of the NBA free agency period and a lot has gone down. A lot of big contracts have been handed out, and a lot of smaller ones that could pay big dividends. Significant trades have also been made. We’ll slowly be factoring in draft results as we flesh out the …

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Agent: Zion secures extension, may make $231M

Agent: Zion secures extension, may make $231M

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 …

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Nets’ Sean Marks looking for king’s ransom in return for Kevin Durant

Nets’ Sean Marks looking for king’s ransom in return for Kevin Durant

The Spurs received three first-round picks for Dejounte Murray and the Jazz topped that by essentially bringing back five for Rudy Gobert — setting the bar for Kevin Durant. The Nets are holding out for an Elon Musk-level fortune in return for their star, who has demanded a trade, and they could get it.  No, …

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Derek Harper promises Knicks fans will love Jalen Brunson: ‘Guy is just special’

Derek Harper promises Knicks fans will love Jalen Brunson: ‘Guy is just special’

Derek Harper chuckled at the narrative that was spun this week, that Jalen Brunson was being overpaid to join the Knicks.  Just wait and see, the Mavericks’ television analyst said. Watch how he impacts winning.  “People are going to be shocked at what Jalen Brunson brings to the floor every night,” Harper, arguably the Knicks’ …

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Andy Larsen: The Rudy Gobert trade improves the future outlook of the Jazz overnight

Andy Larsen: The Rudy Gobert trade improves the future outlook of the Jazz overnight

Rudy Gobert has been the Jazz’s best player for the last six seasons. In fact, according to Basketball-Reference’s Win Shares metric, it would have been eight consecutive seasons, save for an injury that cost him a month in 2015-16. That’s a staggeringly long time in today’s NBA. The players who can have those statistics — …

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Kevin Durant trade rumors: Should Celtics enter sweepstakes?

Kevin Durant trade rumors: Should Celtics enter sweepstakes?

BOSTON — In the opening hours of free agency the Celtics, NBA Finalists for the first time in more than a decade last season, watched the competition get better. They watched the 76ers add P.J. Tucker and Danuel House while moving towards a more team friendly deal with James Harden. They eyeballed the Bucks adding …

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NBA free agency winners/losers: Zion Williamson scores, Rudy Gobert to Wolves a win-win, Warriors take a hit

NBA free agency winners/losers: Zion Williamson scores, Rudy Gobert to Wolves a win-win, Warriors take a hit

The 2022 NBA free agency period opened Thursday night, and things have gotten wild on the trade front. Rudy Gobert now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Durant asked out of Brooklyn. Once he goes, Kyrie Irving will likely follow him. The Celtics landed Malcolm Brogdon from the Pacers. That’s just the start.  Let’s get …

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Why Kevin Durant has sights set on Phoenix; latest on Damian Lillard, Kings and Warriors

Why Kevin Durant has sights set on Phoenix; latest on Damian Lillard, Kings and Warriors

A few thoughts here as Day 2 of NBA free agency unfolds… Kevin Durant sweepstakes, Day II All eyes are on Phoenix when it comes to Durant, the Nets star who is believed to be targeting the Suns as his preferred next destination. Yet while I wrote at length on Thursday about how a deal …

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