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NBArank: Predicting the best players this season, from 20-11

Our annual forecast of the best ballers in the NBA reaches the top 20.

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NBArank: Predicting Tatum, Mitchell and more top-30 players

Our annual forecast of the best players in the NBA continues at No. 30, with a group of future and current All-Stars.

Top Headlines

Jimmy Butler

Keep that same energy: S-Jax feuds with Wiggins family after Butler request

Jimmy Butler wants to be traded from the Timberwolves, and the situation isn't sitting well with Stephen Jackson or Andrew Wiggins -- for different reasons.

Stephen A. wants to see Butler on Knicks

Jimmy Butler has reportedly asked for a trade out of Minnesota, and Stephen A. Smith thinks the Knicks should try to make a deal for him.


Fantasy Basketball

Why this should be an NBA season for the ages

Elite superstars, great personalities, high-octane offenses are going to make this season one to remember.

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Fantasy basketball sleepers, breakouts, busts for 2018-19

Every season, the manager in your league who avoids flops, nabs at least one breakout player and finds values others are sleeping on during the draft comes out on top. Heed our experts' picks, so you can be that manager this time.

Fantasy hoops mock draft: 10-team H2H points

Who went first in our expert mock draft? Who was the first rookie off the board? How far did the recuperating Russell Westbrook slide?

uaap season 81

Time to shine: La Salle's Baltazar ready for bigger role

Justine Baltazar knows he has big shoes to fill for the La Salle Green Archers in UAAP Season 81.

NU rookie Dave Ildefonso thrust into the limelight early

National University's young guns have been stepping up for the Bulldogs in UAAP Season 81, with rookie Dave Ildefonso at the forefront.

Alvin Pasaol seeking help from teammates

Alvin Pasaol scored 36 points for UE but his teammates weren't able to supplement his output.

Mavericks Investigation


Cuban to pay $10M after probe; 'made a mistake'

The NBA said Mark Cuban didn't pay enough attention to the "disturbing and heartbreaking" culture within the Mavericks' organization, but he won't be punished for allegations from an SI report in February.

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Cuban: 'We did a lot of things wrong'

Mavs owner Mark Cuban sat down with Rachel Nichols to discuss the findings in an investigation into allegations of harassment and violence toward female employees.

Cuban apologizes to woman affected by employees' behavior

Owner Mark Cuban issues an apology to the women who were subjected to physical abuse and sexual harassment by Mavericks employees.


Cuban emotional over findings of investigation

Mark Cuban is emotional discussing the hardest part of reading the report investigating abuse and harassment toward female Mavericks employees.


FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Gilas vs. Qatar

ESPN5's 5 on 5: Gilas and the fourth window

We asked five of our writers about how Gilas did in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.


Maliksi, Almazan were Gilas' loudest fans

Gilas members Allein Maliksi and Raymond Almazan cheered their hearts out for their teammates in an empty Araneta Coliseum.


Viewing party takes in Gilas vs Qatar

Basketball fans flocked to Eastwood to watch the game between Gilas Pilipinas and Qatar.


Belga, Aguilar key for Gilas

Beau Belga, Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson, and JP Erram stepped up for Gilas Pilipinas in their 92-81 victory over Qatar.


Shooting woes hamper Gilas

Gilas Pilipinas struggled from 3-point range against Iran and Qatar.


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