Michael Winger to leave Oklahoma City Thunder, become Los Angeles Clippers GM

8:37 AM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN Oklahoma City Thunder executive Michael Winger has reached an agreement in principle to become the general manager of the LA Clippers, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday.The Clippers offered Winger the job late last...

SportsNation — Teams share so many bad eclipse jokes on Twitter

Monday's solar eclipse was a once-in-a-decade opportunity for people to experience nature in all its glory. It also turned into a yuk-fest for sports franchises on Twitter.Appropriately, it was the Phoenix Suns with one of the biggest burns...

NBA rookies believe Dennis Smith Jr. of Dallas Mavericks will win Rookie of the...

The 2017 NBA rookie class is bullish on Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr.In a survey of 39 rookies conducted by NBA.com, Smith was voted most likely to win Rookie of the Year.Smith, the No. 9 draft pick,...

SportsNation — Solar eclipse captivates sports world

Monday brought a little more excitement than the start of the work week typically would, with the first solar eclipse since 1979 taking place across the United States.The phenomenon began around 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time on the West...

O.J. Mayo seeks return to the NBA, eyes Milwaukee Bucks

With less than a year remaining on his two-year ban from the NBA, O.J. Mayo says he hopes to make it back to the league and ideally as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks."I want to go back...

LeBron James calls for healing in wake of Charlottesville protests, takes swipe at Donald...

SANDUSKY, Ohio -- LeBron James called for healing in the wake of this past weekend's violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and took a swipe at President Donald Trump during James' annual family reunion charitable event Tuesday night."I know...

Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers being investigated for possible tampering regarding Paul George

7:35 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiRamona ShelburneCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior writer for ESPN.comSpent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily NewsThe possibility of impermissible contact between Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and four-time All-Star Paul George is...

Kevin Pelton’s weekly mailbag, including Marvin Bagley III’s draft status

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Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks to miss Eurobasket with knee injury

ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's basketball federation accused the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA of hatching a plan to prevent All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo from playing in the European championship.The NBA denied the allegation.The saga started Saturday about an...

NBA players agree that Russell Westbrook is 2016-17 MVP

NBA players agree that Russell Westbrook is the Most Valuable Player for the 2016-17 season.The National Basketball Players Association released the results of the players' votes for 14 individual awards and Teammate of the Year for 30 teams...

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Kobe Bryant says he’s an open book and is glad Boston...

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