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Under-the-radar 2016 free agents

There are some low-key players that will be free agents in 2016 who could be in for big paydays if they perform well this season. Chief among them? Guards Harrison Barnes and Jordan Clarkson, says Kevin Pelton. Full list (Insider)

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Agent Zero: I got banned from the fair

Well, he wasn't actually banned from the Orange County fair: Since Gilbert Arenas won a stuffed animal on each basketball game, he wasn't allowed to play anymore. Instant Awesome


The Most Adorable Social Media Battle

A week after Riley Curry broke out The Whip and The Nae Nae, Leah Still fired back with her own version ... and a dance-off challenge. Watch


Manute Bol's son can ball like a guard

Bol Bol is 6-foot-10 and 15 years old, but he isn't just a rim protector -- as his latest mixtape filled with jumpers, 3's and coast-to-coast buckets shows. Watch

Kobe calls out Carli Lloyd Twitter troll

If you come at USWNT hero Carli Lloyd on Twitter, you better get ready to be owned by one of the NBA's biggest stars/U.S. soccer fans. Bryant sticks up for Lloyd


Bird: MJ would kill me now

Pacers president Larry Bird told "The Dan Patrick Show" that Michael Jordan would beat him if they played 1-on-1 now: "I'm 40 pounds more than I was when I played, I'm broken down. I really don't care like I used to." Bird speaks out

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Larkin responds to Jackson's jab

In Part 5 of The Phil Files, Phil Jackson said of then-Knicks PG Shane Larkin: "Unfortunately, Shane hasn't grown any since the start of the season." Larkin responded on Twitter: "couldn't grow in an offense I wasn't comfortable in. All good. No shade. Glad I'm across the river now. Wish them luck." The Phil Files


One of the most HUMBLE people I've met...who truly backs up his words w action. Thx @damianlillard @dame_lillard for being such a great supporter of @SpecialOlympics ????????????

Jackson tuning out criticism

Phil Jackson told Charley Rosen of the media criticism he faced in his first season running the Knicks: "As I've said before, the media can do and say whatever they please. It's easy for me to ignore them because I'm doing the job that I've been hired to do." The Phil Files

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Swaggy P Shuts Down Drew League Game

Nick Young's right arm is strictly for buckets. Want proof? This sweet move and buzzer-beater that ended a Drew League game.


Grading the Cavs-Blazers trade

Kevin Pelton gives Cleveland high marks for moving Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood. But he also likes that Portland was able to essentially get a "couple of second-round picks for free." Trade grades

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Makes good sense for Dellavedova to play out next season on qualifying offer with Cavs so far into luxury tax and reluctant to spend further

Dellavedova, Cavaliers reach deal

Matthew Dellavedova will return to Cleveland on a 1-year deal worth about $1.2 million, a source told ESPN's Dave McMenamin. The second-year guard averaged 31.7 minutes and 7.5 points per game in the Finals.


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Matthew Dellavedova will return to the Cavs on a one-year deal worth approximately $1.2 million, source w/ knowledge of the deal tells ESPN

Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

The Celtics now have 11 players making less than $3.5 million next season. Competition at camp should be fun with people competing for jobs.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Trades of Shabazz Napier and Zoran Dragic could save Heat around $11 million in salary & tax depending on various factors.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Miami Heat have traded Zoran Dragic & a 2nd round pick to Boston for a heavily-protected 2nd round pick. Move could save Heat $6 million