The Clippers and Lakers will play at Staples Center on Dec. 25, sources told ESPN. Other Christmas Day games include Bucks at 76ers and Celtics at Raptors, sources said.
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The Nuggets have agreed to a multiyear deal with forward Vlatko Cancar, who was the 49th pick by Denver in the 2017 draft.
Denver Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas joins the Woj Pod to discuss the Western Conference arms race, the discovery and development of All-NBA center Nikola Jokic, the evolution of scouting perceptions toward European prospects, the KGB's role in allowing him to be the first USSR-born player to be allowed to leave for college basketball, playing against the Dream Team in the 1992 Olympics with Sabonis and much more.
The Nuggets signed point guard Jamal Murray to the five-year, $170 million extension that the sides agreed to last month.
The Thunder are trading forward Jerami Grant to the Nuggets for a first-round draft pick.
Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., who suffered a knee injury during a team scrimmage, will miss the Las Vegas Summer League but is expected to be back for training camp, a source told The Undefeated.
Zach talks to Jay Williams about Kevin Durant's decision, the Sixers makeover, the Knicks failure, and more. Then ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins to talk about Utah, Portland, Denver, and the West.
Denver Nuggets star guard Jamal Murray has agreed to a five-year, $170 million contract extension, agent Mike George told The Athletic.
The Nuggets will bring back Paul Millsap on a $30 million option, sources told ESPN. Denver can hold on to its $9.2M midlevel exception and still stay out of the luxury tax next season.
The former All-NBA guard is hoping a full summer of being a "gym rat" will allow him to return to the form he displayed before hip surgery sidetracked his career.
Oregon center Bol Bol, whom ESPN projected to be a lottery pick early in the college basketball season, slid to the Heat with the 44th pick and was then traded to the Nuggets on Thursday night.
Jokic already has two silver medals as a member of the Serbia national team, with his most recent one coming after a loss to the U.S. in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Tim Connelly said he was flattered to be interviewed by his hometown Wizards, but he chose to remain with the Nuggets because he feels the team is still trending up.
After a successful season, an uncertain ownership situation and roster issues cloud the future for Portland.
Tim Connelly, the Nuggets' president of basketball operations, has turned down an offer to run the Wizards' front office, league sources told ESPN.
The Nuggets will allow president Tim Connelly, who was among the top candidates for Executive of the Year, to meet with the Wizards for their president of basketball operations job, sources told ESPN.
Juan Hernangomez, who averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds for the Nuggets this season, had surgery for a core muscle injury.