Eastern Conference Finals News
Bradley Beal, John Wall confident of Wizards' status among top in East
The Washington Wizards will have their chance Friday to back Bradley Beal's contention that Washington is at the top of the class in the East -- at least for a night. Beal, speaking in an interview with ESPN's The Jump alongside backcourt teammate and superstar point guard John Wall, said he
LeBron James doesn't owe anybody but wants to pay forward
After winning his third championship with an epic comeback from down 3-1 to the Golden State Warriors in 2016, LeBron James told campers at his summer clinic he was "chasing the ghost" of Michael Jordan. Still stuck at half Jordan's six-title total a year later, James laid out a plan for catching
Richard Jefferson's final notes in Cleveland among his sweetest
ORLANDO, Fla. -- After playing 1,301 regular-season and postseason games combined through his first 16 seasons in the NBA, Richard Jefferson made it to preseason game No. 5 of his 17th season when he might have had the plug pulled on his career for good. About an hour before the Cavs faced the
Isaiah Thomas is still baffled by being dealt to the Cavs
Isaiah Thomas ?says he still has feelings for Boston, most of them positive, except for? Celtics executive Danny Ainge, who dealt Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer. "Boston is going to be all love," Thomas told Sports Illustrated. "I might not ever talk to Danny again. That might not
Cavaliers expect Isaiah Thomas (hip) to play by January
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas has made progress with his hip injury, and officials said Monday the organization expects him to play by January. Thomas, who was acquired from the Boston Celtics in a trade for Kyrie Irving last month, suffered a torn labrum in his
Doug Collins returning to Bulls as senior adviser
Doug Collins, who was the Chicago Bulls ' coach before they started winning titles, is returning to the team as a senior adviser. Collins coached the team from 1986 to 1989, taking the Bulls to the Eastern Conference finals in his final season. It was a shock that he was fired and replaced by Phil
Isaiah Thomas' injury is potentially far more serious than you know
ISAIAH THOMAS YELLED out, and then he disappeared among the bodies. The 5-foot-9 Boston Celtics point guard had just collided in midair with Karl-Anthony Towns, one of four Minnesota Timberwolves defenders who had contested Thomas' layup early in the third quarter of their March 15 matchup. For a
Why the Kyrie Irving trade makes sense for Boston
In the end, Cleveland could not find a better deal for Kyrie Irving than Boston's offer of Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected 2018 first-round pick -- and that 2020 Miami second-rounder added at the last minute. Irving's shocking July 7 trade request put
Isaiah Thomas: I'll return from hip injury, 'be the same player'
All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas told ESPN that he has made significant progress with his injured hip toward a return in the 2017-18 season and has a message for NBA teams doubting his long-term prognosis. "I am not damaged," Thomas told ESPN on Tuesday. "I'll be back, and I'll be the same player."
Brad Stevens says what Isaiah Thomas did in Boston was 'incredible'
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens engaged in a question-and-answer session Friday at the Basketball Hall of Fame, where a young visitor asked him pointedly why he traded away Isaiah Thomas earlier this week. "That's an excellent question," Stevens answered after laughter