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KD falls to Jones Jr. in NBA 2K Players tourney
Derrick Jones Jr., the No. 16 seed, opened the NBA 2K Players Tournament with a bang Friday, upsetting top-seeded Kevin Durant 78-62.[read more]

All the trash talk overheard during the NBA 2K Players Tournament
Friday's broadcast featured some fun banter among the competitors and other NBA players chiming in on Twitter.[read more]

Kyrie signs Nets' jersey salvaged from fire for fan
Kyrie Irving has autographed a Brooklyn Nets jersey for 18-year-old fan Fahad Saleem, who was able to salvage the jersey after his house caught fire last month. Saleem lost his Spencer Dinwiddie jersey in the fire, but received a new one from Dinwiddie.[read more]

Jazz undergo layoffs amid coronavirus stoppage
Layoffs are underway within the Utah Jazz as part of larger corporate cutbacks amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Larry H. Miller Group, which owns the team, confirmed the layoffs Friday.[read more]

Embiid leads charge for medical staff testing
Joel Embiid is joining with 76ers managing partner Josh Harris and co-managing partner David Blitzer on a $1.3 million contribution to fund COVID-19 antibody testing for 1,000 health care workers in the region.[read more]

Giannis not playing basketball; no 'access to hoop'
The reigning MVP said he doesn't have a court at his house like many other NBA players do, so he can't play basketball while he's stuck at home.[read more]

Sources: Bulls start search to hire top executive
The Bulls are now searching for a top executive who will have full authority on basketball decisions, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. John Paxson, the current executive VP of basketball operations, is expected to continue in an advisory role.[read more]

Which active players are headed to the Hall? Our choice for every NBA team
Ahead of Saturday's Class of 2020 announcement (noon ET, ESPN), our experts examine every team's most likely Hall of Famer -- from locks to long shots and everyone in between.[read more]

Players who made the most successful jumps from high school to the NBA
In the history of the NBA draft, 45 players have been taken directly out of high school.[read more]

NBA players are better than you at video games, too
With the season stuck on pause, the virtual court, gridiron or battlefield has provided competition and connection during times of isolation for NBA players.[read more]