Sunday, January 24, 2021

NBA

Agents: Free agent Pelle plans to sign with Nets

Free-agent forward Norvel Pelle is planning to sign a deal with the Brooklyn Nets once he clears health and safety protocols, his agents, BJ Bass and Tod Seidel, told ESPN.Pelle, 27, is a limited all-around big man but an...

Ben Simmons' fourth-quarter breakout showcases his full potential

1:41 AM ETTim BontempsESPN As Friday night's game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers wore on, Ben Simmons was nowhere to be seen. Through three quarters, Simmons had eight assists but only four points on just three shots,...

Hornets' Zeller to return after 4-week absence

CHARLOTTE -- Hornets starting center Cody Zeller is expected to return to action Friday night against the Chicago Bulls after missing four weeks with a broken bone in his left hand, he said Thursday.Zeller went through a scrimmage on...

Big dunks aren't the only payoff for Warriors as rookie Wiseman settles in

SAN FRANCISCO -- James Wiseman wore the look of a young man who knew he was headed to the principal's office.The Golden State Warriors' 19-year-old big man was in the midst of the best game of his brief career...

Source: Delonte West working at rehab center

Delonte West is now working at the drug rehabilitation center in Florida that he attended after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped the former homeless NBA player get his life back on track, a source confirmed to ESPN.West was...

Pacers' Turner has fracture in hand; no surgery

12:12 PM ETEric WoodyardESPN Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has an avulsion fracture in his right hand that will not require surgery, the team announced Tuesday, and he is listed as day-to-day.Turner, who leads the NBA with 4.2 blocks...

Pelicans' Ball could make return to lineup vs. Jazz

6:17 PM ETAndrew LopezESPN Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball could make his return to the lineup Tuesday night when New Orleans takes on the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.Ball missed the past three games with soreness in both knees.Pelicans...

Notable Bets: Mahomes' injury throws oddsmakers for a loop

Oddsmakers had been contemplating what the line would be on an AFC Championship Game between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs for days. Yet, on Sunday afternoon, after the matchup was set, the opening line ranged wildly,...

Game postponements, news and updates for the NBA and its COVID-19 protocols

The NBA continues to grapple with COVID-19-related and contact-tracing issues. The league's health and safety protocols have sidelined players; games have been postponed; and teams have been forced to take the court with the minimum eight active players.Amid thinning...

Giannis' plan to fix free throw issue: Shoot more

MILWAUKEE -- Giannis Antetokounmpo has a plan to end his growing struggles from the foul line."It's simple,'' the reigning two-time MVP said Friday night after making just one of his 10 free throws in a 112-109 victory over the...