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1. 2021 NBA Draft questions: Is Cade Cunningham a lock at No. 1? Will Bradley Beal or Damian Lillard be traded?Вт, 27 июл[−]
Everything you need to know ahead of Thursday's 2021 NBA Draft, plus the latest on veteran stars on the move.

2. 2021 NBA Draft: How to watch, start time, latest mocks, big boards, orderВт, 27 июл[−]
NBA Mock Drafts, Big Boards, Team-by-Team analysis and more from our Draft insider Sam Vecenie and our entire NBA staff.

3. Live updating NBA Mock Draft: Sources say Cade Cunningham likely to Pistons at No. 1, plus more trade newsВт, 27 июл[−]
NBA Draft insider Sam Vecenie's live updating mock draft, reflecting the latest insights and intel he's hearing leading into Thursday.

4. Why aren’t Team USA’s world-class NBA scorers getting buckets in the Olympics?Вт, 27 июл[−]
Whatever the reason, Team USA needs to figure out how to unlock its offense or dreams of another Olympic gold medal will be hard to reach.

5. Top 100 NBA Draft prospects for 2021: Final rankings, tiers and Big BoardВт, 27 июл[−]
Everything you need to know about the Top 100 prospects in the 2021 draft, from Cade Cunningham to Ethan Thompson and everyone in between.

6. ‘Your mom is a hero in Greece’: Giannis, a Honda Fit, and the ride of a lifetimeВт, 27 июл[−]
Before he was an NBA champion, Giannis Antetokounmpo was as innocent as they come.

7. Aldridge: It’s time, finally, for the Wizards and Bradley Beal to move on from each otherВт, 27 июл[−]
The Wizards' All-Star guard is thinking about his future, but he and the team need to make plans before Thursday's draft.

8. John Hollinger’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft: Cade Cunningham goes No. 1, trade talk dominates restВт, 27 июл[−]
Cade Cunningham goes No. 1 in John Hollinger's final mock draft. After chaos after that with a multitude of possible trades in play.

9. 2021 NBA Draft: Ranking the best defensive skills, led by Davion Mitchell and Evan MobleyВт, 27 июл[−]
In need of defense? These are the best of the best at different categories on that end that will immediately bolster your favorite NBA team.

10. Grizzlies, Pelicans trade an odd match of patience and urgency: HollingerВт, 27 июл[−]
John Hollinger breaks down the pre-draft trade between New Orleans and Memphis.

11. Pelicans trade Eric Bledsoe, Steven Adams to Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas: Instant grades and reactionВт, 27 июл[−]
With the move, New Orleans clears significant cap space for free agency in August.

12. 2021 NBA Draft Consensus Big Board: The top 85 players ranked, from Cade Cunningham to John PettyПн, 26 июл[−]
The best players in Thursday's 2021 NBA Draft, based on the aggregate of 14 different draft boards.

13. Jrue Holiday, Devin Booker and Khris Middleton looking for Olympics answers alongside Team USA: ‘This is my first day’Пн, 26 июл[−]
Jrue Holiday led Team USA in scoring and assists, but they still lost to France. Are he, Middleton and Booker sufficient reinforcements?

14. How ESPN should fill Maria Taylor’s old jobs, plus thoughts on the Olympics and Michael Phelps in the boothПн, 26 июл[−]
Maria Taylor leaves behind plenty of roles to fill at ESPN. Here's a look at who should fill them, plus initial thoughts on the Olympics.

15. Katz: As Wizards await Bradley Beal’s decision, there is still reason to believe he won’t ask for a tradeПн, 26 июл[−]
There are scenarios in which this ends without a trade request from Beal. A closer look at the reasons for optimism.

16. 2021 NBA Draft: Ranking the best offensive skills, led by Jalen Suggs and Jalen GreenПн, 26 июл[−]
Is your team in need of a shooter? What about an elite passer or ballhander? Sam Vecenie breaks down the best in every category.

17. Are coaches ‘full of s—‘ when it comes to measuring future NBA Draft prospects?Пн, 26 июл[−]
We researched the last 11 seasons of NBA Draft Combine height measurements, compared that to the prospects' college figures, and ...

18. While American stars stumble, Luka Doncic makes his case for best of Olympics and medal contentionПн, 26 июл[−]
Luka Doncic dribbled between his legs, took that giant step behind the line and launched unguardable 3s. He looked like the star he is.

19. A USA men’s basketball loss at the Olympics? It’s no surprise anymoreВс, 25 июл[−]
Gregg Popovich is right about one thing: No one should be shocked by Sunday's Team USA loss to France at the Olympics.

20. Bradley Beal mulling future with Wizards, Lakers pursue third playmaker, plus more NBA Draft and trade talkВс, 25 июл[−]
The latest talk on the NBA Draft, trades and free agency from NBA Insider Shams Charania.

21. Kawhi Leonard’s ACL injury: My conversation with a doctor to learn about the severity and return timetableВс, 25 июл[−]
A conversation with Trong Nguyen, MD, sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon, to help understand Leonard's injury further.

22. Pelicans coach Willie Green’s leadership traits forged by strong figures from his upbringingВс, 25 июл[−]
"He'll be the most humble, prepared coach you've ever seen in your life," Suns guard Chris Paul said of new Pelicans coach Willie Green.

23. Sources: Juancho Hernangomez angered after Wolves block him from OlympicsСб, 24 июл[−]
Spanish officials are pointing the finger at the Timberwolves, who said their doctors never cleared Hernangomez to resume playing.

24. Team USA’s rematch with France to open Olympics a chance to restore ‘fear’ inside American opponentsСб, 24 июл[−]
After stumbling in the 2019 World Cup and the first two exhibition games before Tokyo, Team USA wants to prove it's the world's best team.

25. Artificial intelligence may give Orlando Magic ‘significant competitive advantage’ in this year’s NBA DraftСб, 24 июл[−]
The team's analytics department has special technology at its disposal to make sense of college players' strengths and weaknesses

26. What the NBA Finals ratings tell us about the state of the league and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s valueПт, 23 июл[−]
The NBA Finals television ratings came out this week, and they remain cannon fodder for the nation’s endless and unwinnable culture wars quagmire. Narratives about the viewership exist along the ideological spectrum, and all may contain some kernel of truth, but the cold reality is that the NBA...

27. If Kevin Love was supposed to help Team USA beat France, can JaVale McGee have same impact?Пт, 23 июл[−]
JaVale McGee won't be the shooting threat that Kevin Love is, but Team USA is hoping he can still be a needed defensive presence.

28. One on one with Giannis Antetokounmpo on the Bucks’ NBA championship: ‘It’s crazy. It’s f—ing crazy.’Пт, 23 июл[−]
As the Bucks celebrated their NBA title, the Finals MVP talked about going from being miserable in the bubble to finally finding joy.

29. NBA Draft confidential: Coaches, execs debate Scottie Barnes vs. Jonathan Kuminga, top wings and sleepersПт, 23 июл[−]
The 2021 NBA Draft is loaded with wing talent. Which player should your team keep an eye on ahead of July 29?

30. John Hollinger’s 2021 NBA free-agency center rankings by BORD$: Starters? Yes. Stars? Not so muchПт, 23 июл[−]
Things fall off quickly after the top handful of players in this year's center market.

31. Kyle Lowry mock free-agency negotiation: Multiple teams? Multiple offers? Let’s make a dealПт, 23 июл[−]
How might the Kyle Lowry negotiations go? A script featuring The Athletic writers in four acts.

32. Sources: Bradley Beal at top of Warriors’ wishlist should he want out of WashingtonПт, 23 июл[−]
The Warriors' top players have made it clear they want a player to help them win now, sources say — and their No. 1 choice is Bradley Beal.

33. Neil Olshey and the state of the Trail Blazers: On the alignment between change and improvement needed to meet Damian Lillard’s desiresЧт, 22 июл[−]
With limited free agent resources and no draft picks, the Blazers are facing a challenging landscape to meet star Damian Lillard's desires.

34. How Nuggets touted Wes Unseld Jr. to Wizards: ‘You should hire this guy’Чт, 22 июл[−]
Nuggets coach Michael Malone: "You’re doing Wes a disservice if you think he’s an offensive guy, a defensive guy. He’s a basketball coach.”

35. Who could take Olympic gold from U.S. men’s basketball? Meet Luka Doncic’s Slovenia and the 10 other challengersЧт, 22 июл[−]
Team USA is no sure thing in men's basketball this time around. Here's a look at the 11 other teams trying to take their Olympic crown.

36. Hawks season rewind: Insight, moments, behind-the-scenes stories from Atlanta’s wild 2020-21Чт, 22 июл[−]
Few expected Atlanta's season to end in the conference finals. Here's a look back at some moments that stood out in 2020-21.

37. John Hollinger’s 2021 NBA free-agency power forward rankings by BORD$: What’s left after John Collins?Чт, 22 июл[−]
Veterans such as Paul Millsap and Nicolas Batum are some of the best power forward options available.

38. 2021 NBA Draft: Sam Vecenie breaks down the biggest needs (and potential options) for all 30 teamsЧт, 22 июл[−]
Who should your team target in the upcoming NBA Draft? These are the best options for their biggest needs.

39. ‘His shooting is atrocious’: NBA scouts critique the top 2021 Draft prospectsЧт, 22 июл[−]
Who should go high and who should not in Thursday's draft? An anonymous amalgamation of multiple scouts offers some clues.

40. ‘This doesn’t feel real’: The inside story of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ‘50-piece’ trip to Chick-fil-AЧт, 22 июл[−]
Happy, hungover and hungry, Antetokounmpo laid down an order that will go down in Chick-fil-A lore, including 50-piece chicken nuggets.

41. Thompson: An Ode to Giannis AntetokounmpoСр, 21 июл[−]
A poem by Marcus Thompson II.

42. Kevin Durant calls Bucks a ‘dynasty’ as NBA Finals reinforcements head to Olympics to join Team USAСр, 21 июл[−]
As Team USA prepares for its first game in Tokyo, the impending arrivals of Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Devin Booker provide a boost.

43. Inside raucous Milwaukee celebration as Bucks win first NBA title in 50 yearsСр, 21 июл[−]
Bucks fans have waited five decades for a title. We were on the scene to document their glee on the night Milwaukee secured a championship.

44. Suns’ Finals loss adds to Chris Paul’s playoff disappointments, but his legacy is cementedСр, 21 июл[−]
An NBA title still eludes Chris Paul. But the legendary point guard was incredible for the Suns this postseason.

45. NBA Power Rankings: Bucks are No. 1 post-Finals, but Suns aren’t No. 2. Plus offseason goals, draft outlooks, moreСр, 21 июл[−]
It's the NBA offseason! Zach Harper examines how all 30 teams stack up as the draft and free agency loom.

46. John Hollinger’s 2021 NBA free-agency small forwards rankings by BORD$: It’s Kawhi Leonard … and not much elseСр, 21 июл[−]
Our front-office insider examines the small forward free-agent market, which takes a dip after a certain injured superstar in L.A.

47. 2021 NBA Mock Draft, post-Finals: Scottie Barnes in top five, possible trades, first-round wild cardsСр, 21 июл[−]
Now that the NBA Finals have concluded, The Athletic's NBA draft expert Sam Vecenie breaks down the top options for every team.

48. From burst bubble to champions: Inside the incredible NBA title run by Giannis Antetokounmpo and the BucksСр, 21 июл[−]
How a championship that has been 50 years in the making came together.

49. ‘I’m here sitting at the top of the top’: Giannis’ championship drive was part fable, all powerfulСр, 21 июл[−]
The two-time league MVP's journey, and his city's past and present, came together in one glorious season – and a title after five decades.

50. What’s next for Suns after an NBA title slipped from their hands?Ср, 21 июл[−]
Phoenix's franchise remains without a title but this surprising Suns surge to the NBA Finals isn't without its bonuses.

51. Giannis Antetokounmpo named Finals MVP: An analytical look at incredible run to Bucks’ titleСр, 21 июл[−]
Giannis' Game 6 dominance was a fitting end to this postseason for Milwaukee.

52. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic 50-point game leads Bucks to first NBA title in 50 yearsСр, 21 июл[−]
Antetokounmpo, the two-time NBA MVP, added a Finals MVP to his r?sum? as the Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA title since 1971.

53. Sports on TV: A rare Saturday NBA Finals game brings a ratings anomalyСр, 21 июл[−]
As NBA Finals ratings continue to sag from pre-pandemic times, a Game 5 played on the worst TV-viewing day didn't help much.

54. Vorkunov: From writing about the Knicks, to writing about the business of basketball. What to expect from me nextВт, 20 июл[−]
This fall, Mike Vorkunov will be starting a new job at The Athletic as our new national basketball business reporter.

55. NBA Finals Game 6: Odds, team rankings, and game projections based on the DARKO model for Suns – BucksВт, 20 июл[−]
The DARKO model makes its projection for Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Bucks and Suns.

56. Q&A: Team USA and Pistons’ Saddiq Bey talks Olympics, his love for the Joker and his stellar yearВт, 20 июл[−]
From the NBA Draft to the All-Rookie Team to a fill-in spot on Team USA's Olympic squad, it's been a whirlwind year for Saddiq Bey.

57. John Hollinger’s 2021 NBA free-agency shooting guard rankings by BORD$: No stars, but several startersВт, 20 июл[−]
John Hollinger breaks out his BORD$ values to examine the NBA two-guards hitting the market soon.

58. In hiring Wes Unseld Jr., Wizards hope an old name can take them to new heightsВт, 20 июл[−]
The team made it clear that the son of the Hall of Fame center earned his way back to D.C., but nostalgia isn't always a bad thing.

59. NBA Finals picks: Expert selections, odds for Game 6 between Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee BucksПн, 19 июл[−]
The Athletic's NBA writers make their picks for Tuesday's NBA Finals Game 6 between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks.

60. John Hollinger’s 2021 NBA free-agency point guard rankings by BORD$: Chris Paul, Kyle Lowry top a deep fieldПн, 19 июл[−]
John Hollinger uses his BORD$ tool to break down the best point guards available in free agency.

61. Can the Suns stave off elimination in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Bucks? These 3 factors are keyПн, 19 июл[−]
The Phoenix Suns face elimination for the first time in the 2021 NBA Playoffs. How can they turn things around and win Games 6 and 7?

62. NBA Finals can’t end soon enough for Team USA. Planning for the Olympics is futile until thenПн, 19 июл[−]
Team USA badly needs Devin Booker, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, but how much energy will they have after the NBA Finals?

63. Jrue Holiday reached another level as Bucks needed him most, leading Milwaukee to a 3-2 NBA Finals leadВс, 18 июл[−]
Holiday had struggled on offense for most of the NBA Finals. But he was fantastic in Game 5, and his late steal and assist sealed the win.

64. How Giannis Antetokounmpo stayed in the moment after missed free throws to dunk the Bucks to the verge of a titleВс, 18 июл[−]
What if Giannis Antetokounmpo had frozen when he missed those two crucial free throws toward the end of Game 5 of the NBA Finals?

65. The Suns let Game 5 — and probably an NBA title — slip away in a nightmare second quarterВс, 18 июл[−]
After Saturday's loss, Tuesday's game will mark the first time Phoenix has faced elimination in these playoffs.

66. ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Review: The movie is too long, but LeBron, Bugs Bunny and company offer a little entertainment for allВс, 18 июл[−]
The reboot of Michael Jordan's 1996 film isn't really a kids movie, nor is it a film about basketball.

67. Khris Middleton’s success not taken for granted in Bucks locker room: ‘He doesn’t get appreciated enough’Сб, 17 июл[−]
With Giannis Antetokounmpo getting tons of attention for the Bucks, Khris Middleton continues to show he's equally vital in the NBA Finals.

68. Spurs’ Keldon Johnson drew tears from parents when he broke his Team USA news: ‘It was a special moment’Сб, 17 июл[−]
San Antonio standout Keldon Johnson has gone from playing on the U.S. Select Team to preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

69. As Suns and Bucks try to finish NBA Finals, COVID-19 once again becoming major concernСб, 17 июл[−]
COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and with the Suns and Bucks in the middle of an exciting NBA Finals, there are noticeable health concerns.

70. Wizards bringing in a familiar face and name in Wes Unseld Jr., but more importantly a coach who has put in the timeСб, 17 июл[−]
Unseld has served as a Nuggets assistant since 2015, becoming coach Michael Malone’s right-hand man and running the defense.

71. Damian Lillard demands change on Blazers, but faces similar burden to carry Team USAСб, 17 июл[−]
The idea that Team USA was to be an escape for Damian Lillard from all of his issues with the Portland Trail Blazers did not last long.

72. The NBA Finals are tied 2-2. What could decide them? Bucks’ possession advantages, Phoenix’s frontcourt and moreПт, 16 июл[−]
With the NBA Finals balanced at 2-2, each remaining game takes on mammoth importance. Where can the Suns and Bucks find advantages?

73. Hollinger: Bucks’ shot-disparity domination threatens to overwhelm Suns in NBA FinalsПт, 16 июл[−]
Milwaukee had a staggering plus-28 advantage in shot chances in Game 4.

74. Cato: Mavericks introduce Jason Kidd as coach, but provide few answers about his ‘journey’Пт, 16 июл[−]
Jason Kidd's introductory press conference as Mavericks head coach featured platitudes and optimism, but avoided answers about his past.

75. NBA draft prospect profiles: Analyzing Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs with college hoops expert Seth DavisПт, 16 июл[−]
What are Jalen Suggs' strengths and weaknesses, and how will his skill set translate to the NBA?

76. 2021 NBA Draft Two-Round Mock: Zach Harper sees Rockets torn between Jalens at No. 2Пт, 16 июл[−]
In Zach Harper's NBA Mock Draft 3.0, he breaks down the tough questions at the top and outlines a potential second round.

77. Finals adjustments are half the battle: How will Monty Williams and CP3 counter Milwaukee’s moves?Пт, 16 июл[−]
Picking up Chris Paul fullcourt in Game 4 was a small adjustment that seemed to pay big dividends for a desperate Bucks team.

78. Who takes Bradley Beal’s spot on Team USA? Here’s the key factor in finding his Olympic replacementПт, 16 июл[−]
"There is no next Bradley Beal," head coach Gregg Popovich said of finding someone to fill his shoes. So what will Team USA do?

79. NBA Finals picks: Expert selections, odds for Game 5 between Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix SunsПт, 16 июл[−]
The Athletic's NBA writers make their picks for Saturday's NBA Finals Game 5 between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks.

80. Wes Unseld Jr. in lead to be Wizards head coach: What to know right nowЧт, 15 июл[−]
Should Unseld get the job in D.C., he would have to improve a Wizards defense that’s been flawed in recent seasons.

81. 2021 NBA free agency: John Hollinger’s Top 20 free agents by BORD$ projections (with formula tweaks!)Чт, 15 июл[−]
The free-agent class isn't as earth-shattering as past years, but many starting-caliber players will be available this summer.

82. Bucks’ team effort grinds out ugly, and crucial, Game 4 win: ‘How bad do you really want it?’Чт, 15 июл[−]
Khris Middleton hit big shots. Jrue Holiday had big steals. Giannis had a big block. Their season on the brink, the Bucks did it together.

83. An NBA Finals classic born in three acts: Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks’ resilience have gifted us an all-timerЧт, 15 июл[−]
Giannis completed a trilogy of plays in Game 4 that have helped elevate a Finals series few wanted into a classic we'll never forget.

84. Devin Booker was incredible in Game 4, and the Suns failed to capitalizeЧт, 15 июл[−]
"If we take care of the ball and cut out five of those turnovers, (Booker) probably ends up with 50 tonight," coach Monty Williams said.

85. NBA draft prospect profiles: Analyzing USC’s Evan Mobley with college hoops expert Seth DavisЧт, 15 июл[−]
What are Evan Mobley's strengths and weaknesses, and how will his skill set translate to the NBA?

86. From ‘Oh, s—t!’ to ‘shock’: How Giannis Antetokounmpo’s iconic block saved the Bucks’ seasonЧт, 15 июл[−]
An instant oral history of the iconic Giannis block that changed these NBA Finals from all of the people involved.

87. From Pistons blogger to likely 2021 NBA Draft pick: Meet Jason PrestonЧт, 15 июл[−]
Jason Preston used to blog about the Pistons. Now, the Ohio University guard is preparing for life as an NBA player.

88. Koreen and Hollinger: On Kyle Lowry, the No. 4 pick and Raptors free-agent targetsЧт, 15 июл[−]
What's the best course of action for the Raptors on Kyle Lowry? Former NBA exec John Hollinger shares his insight.

89. Chris Paul’s five critical turnovers a key reason Suns head back to Phoenix in 2-2 tie with BucksЧт, 15 июл[−]
Paul's turnover problems continued against the Bucks on Wednesday and could ultimately doom the Suns if he can't correct them soon.

90. What it means for Team USA with Bradley Beal out of the Olympics, including possible replacementsЧт, 15 июл[−]
Beal is in COVID-19 protocols and will not be able to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look at what it means for Team USA.

91. Hollinger’s Top 70 players for the 2021 NBA Draft: Cade No. 1, and why Alperen Sengun deserves more hypeСр, 14 июл[−]
The depth of this year's draft sort of craters after the top nine picks.

92. NBA Finals Game 4: Odds, team rankings, and game projections based on the DARKO model for Suns – BucksСр, 14 июл[−]
The DARKO model makes its selection for Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Suns and Bucks.

93. NBA Finals: Odds, matchups, best bets, and a parlay for Game 4 for Suns-Bucks — from a former playerСр, 14 июл[−]
Former professional basketball player Cole Huff makes his best bets and a parlay for Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

94. The return of the midrange: It is back on the biggest stage and could decide these NBA Finals between the Suns and BucksСр, 14 июл[−]
The midrange has made a comeback and something about the game feels more whole because of it.

95. Chris Paul keeps the Bucks’ defense guessing with the simplest of plays: ‘No two pick-and-rolls are the same’Ср, 14 июл[−]
The Suns' point guard is a master of destroying opponents with the pick-and-roll, and it's been the Bucks' biggest challenge in the Finals.

96. Kawhi Leonard ACL injury puts Clippers future in doubt: On his contract and the best- and worst-case scenariosСр, 14 июл[−]
The Kawhi Leonard injury news sets up three queries, one each that looks at the past, present and future.

97. From teacher to turntables: DJ Bamboozle’s story sits well with Suns, LakersСр, 14 июл[−]
Jeremy Adams wanted to be a teacher. He is now DJ Bamboozle, a very successful DJ with a big following within the NBA.

98. The Knicks are reportedly interested in Collin Sexton. What could a trade with Cleveland look like?Ср, 14 июл[−]
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported the Knicks are the most aggressive suitor for Cavs guard Collin Sexton. Is there a deal to be made?

99. ‘Better, bit by bit’: After a dismal Olympic exhibition start, Team USA gets a welcome win over ArgentinaСр, 14 июл[−]
Behind Bradley Beal and Kevin Durant, the Americans on Tuesday beat Argentina to finally get in the win column in Olympic exhibition play.

100. Sports on TV: Italy-England UEFA Euro 2020 final gives ESPN a viewership recordСр, 14 июл[−]
Euro 2020 delivers a big win for ESPN, the NBA Finals are still trending below pre-pandemic levels, and the MLB Home Run Derby was a hit.

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