NBA All-Star uniform leak

5:30 AM ET Paul LukasESPN.com Close Sports journalism’s foremost uniform reporter ESPN.com columnist since 2004 Also blogs at uni-watch.com What’s black and white and red-white-blue all over? The 2019 NBA All-Star Game uniforms, apparently. Although the uniforms for the game, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 17, have not yet been unveiled, Twitter user Josman Suri has posted a photo showing what he says is a rack of All-Star jerseys at a Nike retail shop. @BleacherReport @BR_NBA @darrenrovell @UniWatch nba all star 2019 jerseys at Nike KL…

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Cavaliers’ Handling of Patrick McCaw Broke No Rules, N.B.A. Finds

The Cleveland Cavaliers did not commit any rules violations with their recent signing and subsequent release of the restricted free agent Patrick McCaw, the N.B.A. announced Monday. The league opened an investigation last week at the behest of the Golden State Warriors, who had held McCaw’s rights, and said it found no evidence of wrongdoing after interviews with officials from both teams and McCaw’s representation. Penalties in such cases, at their most extreme, can include fines as high as $6 million or the loss of draft picks. “Based on the…

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NBA predictions – Awards, Finals matchups and Warriors vs the field

Who is the favorite for MVP and the major NBA awards? Who is winning the Finals: the Golden State Warriors or the field? We polled the ESPN Forecast panel of experts for their votes halfway through the season. Who is most likely to win MVP? MVP is quickly becoming a two-player race between Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden. Our panel gives Antetokounmpo the slight edge for now, but Harden has a chance to build his case if he keeps the Houston Rockets afloat with starting center Clint Capela out four…

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N.B.A. Mid-Season Power Rankings: The Warriors Are Not No. 1. For Now.

17. Brooklyn Nets (21-23) The drop-off from the East’s top five to teams trying to secure the last three playoff stops is as steep as pessimists feared. Not that the Nets intend to apologize after the barren half-decade they endured in the wake of their disastrous 2014 trade with Boston. While the Knicks tank their way to a shot at Zion Williamson, New Yorkers may get postseason games after all, thanks to success stories like Spencer Dinwiddie, D’Angelo Russell, Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen. 18. New Orleans Pelicans (20-23) It…

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NBA Power Rankings Week 14

The Toronto Raptors are back atop the East after a double-overtime win over the Washington Wizards. In the midst of a top-three shakeup, Kawhi Leonard & Co. have regained the No. 1 spot in our weekly Power Rankings. Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, Tim MacMahon and Andre’ Snellings, The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears and FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring) is ranking all 30 teams from top to bottom, taking stock of which teams are playing the best basketball now and which are looking most like title contenders. Previous:…

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Which player had the best sneakers of Week 13 in the NBA?

10:33 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN A week after his Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook debuted his latest Jordan signature sneaker, Paul George had a debut of his own in store. Dressed in astronaut-suit-inspired metallic materials and fittingly team-friendly colors, his new Nike PG3 sneaker was unveiled in a detailed NASA theme, drafting off of George’s longtime favorite inspirational mantra and his hometown connection to the government space agency. Just as PG was coming into his own as a prep player, the NASA Armstrong Research Center opened in Palmdale, California,…

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Kevin Durant not among Western Conference starters in fan voting for NBA All-Star Game

Back-to-back NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant has been knocked out of the Western Conference starting five in the most recent fan voting for the All-Star Game, the league announced on Thursday. Oklahoma City’s Paul George has supplanted Durant in the West’s starting five. George joins Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic in the conference’s frontcourt and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry in the backcourt. The Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) is fourth in fan voting for Western Conference…

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Patrick McCaw’s signing Cleveland Cavaliers reviewed NBA

The NBA is looking into the circumstances surrounding Patrick McCaw‘s short stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to multiple reports. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the league has opened a review at the request of the Golden State Warriors, the team with which McCaw spent the previous two seasons. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no details of the probe have been revealed publicly. The New York Times first reported that the NBA was reviewing the matter. It’s unclear…

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N.B.A. Said to Review Patrick McCaw’s Deal With Cavaliers

The N.B.A. will formally review the Cleveland Cavaliers’ recent signing and near-immediate release of the restricted free agent Patrick McCaw for possible salary cap circumvention, according to a person with knowledge of the league’s stance. The investigation was requested by the Golden State Warriors, who had held McCaw’s rights, according to the person, who was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly. In such cases, officials from the Cavaliers and the Warriors, as well as McCaw’s representatives, are typically interviewed before the league office rules whether Cleveland will face punishment.…

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NBA — James Harden’s patient approach for Houston Rockets helps Clint Capela to career high

HOUSTON — James Harden splashed 3-pointer No. 3 in the second quarter, then turned to Torrey Craig and told him what the rest of the Denver Nuggets would soon find out Monday in a 125-113 loss to the Houston Rockets. “You can’t guard me,” he said. The reigning MVP has Houston out of the basement and into the thick of the Western Conference race. Another conference power isn’t far behind. Bobby Marks breaks down the moves each team can and should make. 1 Related It wasn’t for lack of trying.…

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