2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
58-24, 1st in Atlantic
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2dMarc J. Spears

Source: Lakers to hire Raptors assistant Handy

The Lakers have agreed to hire former Raptors assistant coach Phil Handy as a front-of-the-bench assistant under new coach Frank Vogel, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated.

Wigginton fools Thybulle, hits jumper while getting hit (0:29)
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5dDave McMenamin

Green: Kawhi wanted 'his own route,' not Lakers

As Danny Green -- perhaps Kawhi Leonard's closest teammate, having paired with him to win championships in both San Antonio and Toronto -- waited on Leonard's decision last week, he was pretty sure of one thing: Leonard would not be joining the Lakers.

Barrett drops double-double in loss (1:28)
7d

Beck & Nichols

Zach talks to Rachel Nichols and Howard Beck over drinks in Las Vegas about Russell Westbrook trade rumors, under the radar interesting offseason teams, the player empowerment era in the wake of Kawhi pulling Paul George from Oklahoma City, and more.

Eubanks ejected for shot below the belt (0:55)
9d

Is a Westbrook trade inevitable?

Andrew Han, Kevin Pelton, Dave McMenamin, Tim Bontemps and Kirk Goldsberry convene at Las Vegas Summer League to discuss what’s next for Russell Westbrook and OKC (1:05), what Kawhi’s movement means for the league’s future (16:05), the Lakers roster (31:10) and initial Zion thoughts (39:25).

Nurse: You can't blame Kawhi for joining Clippers (0:49)
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10dNick Friedell

Nurse: 'Can't blame' Kawhi for leaving for Clips

Raptors coach Nick Nurse admitted that he was disappointed that Kawhi Leonard decided to leave for the Clippers, but said, "You can't blame a guy for wanting to go home."

Nurse: Kawhi's talent is hard to come by (1:09)
10d

The Lowe Post: Kawhi Trade Impact

Zach welcomes 538's Chris Herring and together they react to the Kawhi Leonard and Paul George deals before discussing how the moves alter the landscape of the league.

10d

Woj Pod: Kawhi Leonard Signing, Paul George Trade

In a crossover edition of The Lowe Post and The Woj Pod, Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe react to the Kawhi Leonard signing and Paul George trade. The two NBA insiders discuss how these deals immediately change the league, when Leonard targeted George as the guy he wanted to pair with, Oklahoma City's cloudy future, who could be in the market for Russell Westbrook if he's made available, how Toronto will move forward and more.

10d

The Lowe Post: Kawhi Signing, Paul George Trade

In a crossover edition of The Lowe Post and The Woj Pod, Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski react to the Kawhi Leonard signing and Paul George trade. The two NBA insiders discuss how these deals immediately change the league, when Leonard targeted George as the guy he wanted to pair with, Oklahoma City's cloudy future, who could be in the market for Russell Westbrook if he's made available, how Toronto will move forward and more.

10d

Kawhi and Paul George teamup in Clipperland

Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks, Royce Young and Kevin Pelton convene for an emergency conversation after the Clippers trade for Paul George and sign Kawhi Leonard in free agency, discussing the shocking moves and implications for the league.

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11dRamona Shelburne

How Kawhi pulled Paul George away from OKC

After failing to recruit Kevin Durant to the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard focused on Paul George and proved to be a "hell of a recruiter."

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11dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Fear of Lakers dynasty drove Clips' deal

As fears mounted that the Lakers had pushed to the cusp of creating an unprecedented Big Three, the Clippers made a blockbuster trade for OKC's Paul George and cleared the path for Kawhi Leonard to sign a four-year, $141 million contract.

AD lost money waiting for Kawhi to decide (1:46)
Kawhi puts Clippers in title talk (1:21)
Kawhi taking his talents to LA (0:26)
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11dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Clippers to land Leonard, George

The Clippers are set to acquire Paul George in a blockbuster trade with the Thunder, clearing the path for Kawhi Leonard to sign a four-year max contract, sources told ESPN.

Team Stats

Points Per Game114.48th
Rebounds Per Game45.217th
Assists Per Game25.413th
Points Allowed108.422nd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-195824.707
2017-185923.720
2016-175131.622
2015-165626.683
2014-154933.598