Hollinger’s Top 75 NBA Draft prospects: Jabari Smith No. 1, plus tiers and breakdowns of 2022 class

Are you watching the NBA Finals? Are you watching them and thinking about what they might mean for this year’s draft? We’re in a little bit of a weird place, right? The consensus top three players are fours and fives, but all the value is in big wings. Unlike a year ago, there isn’t an … Read more

NBA’s top free-agent shooting guards in 2022: James Harden, Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine and more

Hollinger’s Free-Agent rankings and projections:Top 25 free agents by BORD$ projectionsTop point guards by BORD$ projections At least in theory, it’s a stellar NBA shooting-guard market when free agency begins. Three max-caliber All-Stars headline the offerings at this position, although that excitement might fade quickly with the reality that all three players seem overwhelmingly likely … Read more

The Top 25 NBA free agents by BORD$ projections in 2022

Ready for free agency yet? While the Warriors and Celtics do battle in the NBA Finals, the league’s other 28 teams are already full-speed ahead into the offseason. Although teams are forbidden from agreeing to deals until June 30, and no executive would dare to have a handshake agreement before that time (certainly I would … Read more

Utah Jazz receive permission to interview assistants from Knicks, Bucks, Celtics in head-coaching search

9:03 PM ET Tim MacMahon Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 The Utah Jazz have received permission to interview several assistant coaches in … Read more

May’s best NBA photos: 20 images you might have missed

After a grueling month of playoff basketball, the NBA Finals are set. After missing the playoffs in 2020 and ’21, the Warriors are returning to a familiar stage. This is their sixth NBA Finals appearance in eight years. When Game 1 begins Thursday, Golden State will battle the Boston Celtics, a franchise that knows a … Read more

The Suns’ Landry Shamet hath brought a plague upon every house he’s entered

The Suns’ Landry Shamet handles the ball during the second half of Game Five of the Western Conference Second Round NBA Playoffs at Footprint Center on May 10, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.Image: Getty Images Athletes and fans are a very superstitious lot, and if rituals and patterns are to be taken seriously, Suns’ guard Landry … Read more

The 2022 NBA playoffs have featured a ton of blowouts. Why? We have some ideas

Heading into tonight’s Western Conference Finals Game 5 between the Warriors and Mavericks, there have been 35 second- and third-round games in the 2022 NBA playoffs. Those 35 games have featured a grand total of 29 minutes played in “clutch” situations (when the score is within five points with five minutes or fewer remaining in … Read more