Boston Celtics’ Brad Stevens to Jayson Tatum after NBA Finals

11:38 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN After Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum had a rough NBA Finals, Brad Stevens had a simple message for his team’s franchise player. “I just told him to go on vacation,” Stevens, Boston’s president of basketball operations, said with a smile during a videoconference call with reporters after Boston’s season ended … Read more

Trade rumors, latest, whispers, Miles Bridges max deal, Charlotte Hornets, John Collins contract, Atlanta Hawks, Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers, Malcolm Brogdon to New York Knicks, Washington Wizards, Dennis Schroder to Detroit Pistons

The Charlotte Hornets are getting cold feet when it comes to potentially matching a max deal for a star, a $ 179m star’s exit is “pretty much expected” and the Detroit Pistons have eyed up one player already as they look to splash the cash. Catch up on all of the latest whispers in the … Read more

Jayson Tatum’s first NBA Finals was rough. The Boston Celtics ‘gave him a hug’

BOSTON – The days and weeks ahead for the Boston Celtics will be filled with deep reflection and introspection. Losing an NBA Finals is almost always a crushing experience. For Jayson Tatum, the face of the Celtics’ rising giant in the East, after the closing game and series he had, it’s devastating. “Just gave him … Read more

Steph Curry, Finals MVP, Golden State Warriors, records, legacy, history, dynasty, Steve Kerr

When it comes to Steph Curry, we are programmed to expect the unexpected. To be used to the ridiculous being made to look routine, the abnormal suddenly becoming normal. But even the greatest shooter of all time sometimes surprises himself. Like he did after hitting a running, one-legged 3-pointer in October last year against the … Read more

NBA Finals 2022 – Best sights and sounds from Warriors-Celtics Game 6

The NBA Finals could end Thursday if the Golden State Warriors can get another win at the TD Garden in Boston against the Celtics. 1 Related Golden State has struggled to close out series on the road this postseason. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Warriors are 0-3 this season when they have a … Read more

Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets trade, Christian Wood, NBA Draft 2022, Boban Marjanovic

The Dallas Mavericks have added another key piece to their roster with the first major trade of the NBA off-season – well, the off-season for the 30 teams not currently in the NBA Finals. The Mavericks picked up big man Christian Wood from the Rockets, sending a host of bit-part players and a first-round draft … Read more

Trade rumors, draft, contracts, JaMychal Green trade to Thunder, LeBron James future, Deandre Ayton extension

Oklahoma City has an exciting core to build around, including Australian point guard Josh Giddey but they appear to have added a veteran presence to that young group. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder are trading their 30th pick in this month’s NBA draft for Denver Nuggets forward JaMychal Green and a protected 2027 … Read more

Boston is not hosting a watch party for NBA Finals Game 5

Boston is not hosting a watch party Monday for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, city officials said. The city previously hosted outdoor watch parties near Faneuil Hall, for Games 1 and 2, and at Copley Square for Game 4. Weather prevented the city from hosting an … Read more

NBA Finals 2022 – Stephen Curry puts Golden State Warriors on his back to even series

The Golden State Warriors built a dynasty playing a beautiful brand of basketball predicated on movement, passing and creativity. Down 2-1 and desperate for a win on hostile ground in Boston’s TD Garden, the Warriors displayed precious little of that choreography, but managed to eke out a rugged 107-97 win to knot the NBA Finals … Read more

In 2022 NBA Finals, there are ‘no friends on the court’… but a rivalry?

BOSTON – Well, now we’re swearing at each other, and complaining about it. There is trash talk and tangle-ups and coaches declaring, “I’d get a double tech” if they were playing. The 2022 NBA Finals are only three games old. “That’s what makes it fun, makes it special,” Golden State Warriors vet Kevon Looney said … Read more