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2021 Schedule
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2dOhm Youngmisuk

Sources: Mavs-Lakers to highlight Christmas slate

A matchup between Luka Doncic's Mavericks and the reigning champion Lakers will highlight the tentative Christmas Day slate, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Best of Andrew Bogut (1:35)
The most interesting NBA players on new teams (1:20)

The Hoop Collective: What Will Giannis Do?

Brian Windhorst welcomes Malika Andrews and Tim MacMahon to discuss the possibilities of what comes next for Giannis Antetokounmpo. And before that, the crew talks about the growing implications of player options in contracts.


First Take 2nd Hour: Which NBA team improved themselves the most, is there an NBA duo better than LeBron & AD, plus, reaction to Nick Saban contracting covid-19 again, and a Ravens-Steelers preview

Max & Kendrick Perkins debate which NBA team made the best trades this offseason, plus, is there a better NBA duo than LeBron and Anthony Davis? Ryan Clark joins to react to Nick Saban being out for the Iron Bowl after contracting covid-19, and the guys debate if losing to the Ravens would be a big deal to the Steelers. Also, does Calvin Johnson belong in the NFL Hall of Fame?


Bam Gets the Max

Bam Adebayo signed a max extension with the Miami Heat. Jay Reynolds walks through the impact of this move on the Heat's running in the sweepstakes for Giannis Antetokounmpo. We hear from ESPN Radio's Sarah Spain and First Take's Stephen A Smith.


What other NBA team do the Lakers have to worry about?

The guys tell you 'What You Need to Know.' What other NBA team do the Lakers have to worry about?... Off on Monday... it's Tuesday Morning QB in Sedano and LZ... Zach Harper calls in to check out the free agents in movies... and picks against the spread...

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10dEric Woodyard

No fans at Bucks home games to start season

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Bucks announced that fans won't be permitted into home games, at least to start the 2020-21 season.

Pope meets with NBA players to discuss social justice (1:20)

The Hoop Collective: Free Agency Winners And Losers

As the NBA world waits to know more about the future of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Tim Bontemps discuss the flurry of roster moves made over the past few days and how they may alter the landscape of the 2020-21 season.

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11dTim MacMahon

Sources: Sterling Brown, Rockets agree to deal

Sterling Brown, who recently settled a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee, has agreed to a deal with the Rockets, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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Portis, Augustin reach multiyear deals with Bucks

Bobby Portis, who averaged 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Knicks last season, has reached a two-year deal with the Bucks, his agent said. Milwaukee also reached a three-year deal with guard D.J. Augustin, sources told ESPN.

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Sources: NBA probing failed Bogdanovic deal

The NBA is looking into whether a failed sign-and-trade agreement that would have sent Bogdan Bogdanovic from the Kings to the Bucks occurred before the start of the league's free-agency period, sources told ESPN.


The Hoop Collective: Latest NBA Deals

As we inch closer to the official start of NBA free agency, Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton discuss landing spots for Gordon Hayward, the Bucks' attempts to appeal to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the latest in James Harden's showdown with the Rockets.

Tampering charges could be involved in trading Bogdanovic (1:20)
Jordan Nwora's NBA draft profile (0:47)
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Sources: Bogdanovic's FA plan derails Bucks deal

Sacramento forward Bogdan Bogdanovic plans to enter restricted free agency on Friday at 6 p.m. ET, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, scuttling the sign-and-trade deal the Bucks and Kings had agreed to in principle early Tuesday.


The Hoop Collective: Bucks Get Jrue Holiday

Zach Lowe joins Brian Windhorst to discuss what the Jrue Holiday trade means for Giannis Antetokounmpo's future with the Bucks. Plus, the guys take a look at some of the deals already made around the league.

Team Stats

Points Per Game118.71st
Rebounds Per Game51.71st
Assists Per Game25.96th
Points Allowed108.68th

Team History