Kevin Durant heaps praise on Grizzlies’ ‘unique’ Ja Morant

MEMPHIS — Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant had high praise for Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, noting that the 23-year-old point guard is “doing some stuff that we’ve never seen before.” When asked prior to Monday’s game against the Grizzlies if Morant’s game reminded him of anyone, Durant said it was unique. “Nobody really,” … Read more

Kevin Durant latest sports star to own pickleball franchise

Kevin Durant has joined the list of superstar athletes to own a pickleball team. Durant was announced Thursday as an owner of a Major League Pickleball expansion team, along with manager Rich Kleiman and their joint Thirty Five Ventures. “35V is committed to investing in the future of sports and emerging opportunities, and Major League … Read more

Lowe’s League Pass Rankings – The top 10 must-watch teams this season

Here we go: The top 10 in our 2022-2023 League Pass Rankings! We revealed Nos. 30-11 on Tuesday, and you can read about the rankings formula there. 10. DALLAS MAVERICKS (35) Look at this soul-snatcher: That is the smile of someone who knows he has you. The Mavs’ offense is one-dimensional — Luka Doncic walks … Read more

How will KD and Kyrie respond after a drama-filled offseason? Here are the biggest questions still surrounding the Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets gave the NBA offseason extended life. Every move the organization made — and didn’t — was examined; every whisper, every tweet broken down to the syllable as the league watched the turmoil unfold throughout the summer. Kevin Durant, who on June 30 requested a trade, then requested for general manager Sean Marks … Read more

Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving – Gave up 4-year, $100M-plus extension to be unvaccinated

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving says he turned down a four-year extension prior to the 2020-21 season because of his decision not to get the COVID-19 vaccination. “I gave up four years, 100-and-something million deciding to be unvaccinated and that was the decision,” Irving said during Nets media day on Monday. “[Get … Read more

NBArank roundtable – Surprises, snubs and LeBron James’ future

NBArank is in the books for the 2022-23 season. How’d we do? Our top five was unveiled on Friday, with the Milwaukee Bucks‘ Giannis Antetokounmpo reclaiming the No. 1 spot following a three-year absence. The Denver Nuggets‘ Nikola Jokic, Dallas Mavericks‘ Luka Doncic, Philadelphia 76ers‘ Joel Embiid and Golden State Warriors‘ Stephen Curry rounded out … Read more

NBArank 2022 – Ranking the best players for 2022-23, from 10 to 6

NBArank is back for its 12th season counting down the best players in the league. Where are MVP candidates such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic? What about rookies and young stars ready to take the leap into the upper tier of NBA players? Where is LeBron James, who is entering … Read more

NBA Insiders – Five big questions we can’t wait to see answered in 2022-23

The NBA’s two biggest offseason questions — the futures of Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell — have been answered. But while the Brooklyn Nets seem on track to run it back with their current core intact, the drama at Barclays Center is far from over. Will the Durant-Nets partnership survive the rest of the season … Read more

Stephen Curry says Golden State Warriors internally discussed trade for Kevin Durant, who is ‘misunderstood’

Stephen Curry told Rolling Stone last month that the Golden State Warriors had internal talks about acquiring Kevin Durant and that he would love to play again with his former teammate, who ultimately reconciled with the Brooklyn Nets. “There was a conversation internally amongst us about ‘If he was available, would you?’ Every team has … Read more

NBA offseason survey – What coaches, scouts and execs are watching ahead of 2022-23

7:10 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN For the first time in three years, the NBA offseason is back to normal. After the turmoil and upheaval of the past two-plus years, which forced the league to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA is in the middle of a much-needed quiet stretch ahead of next month’s training camps. … Read more