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How the NBA restart rules work for substitute players now

What’s next for NBA teams now that the transaction window has closed? Multiple teams made roster moves over the past week, including those included and excluded from the season restart in Orlando, Florida. Players can still opt out of participating, and teams can continue to add players to their rosters, though the rules for those […]

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Nuggets expect to have All-Star Nikola Jokic for NBA restart

The Denver Nuggets expect to have All-Star center Nikola Jokic at their disposal for the NBA’s restart, head coach Michael Malone said. Jokic remains in his native Serbia having reportedly tested positive for coronavirus as the NBA plans to resume after the 2019-20 season was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league […]

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NBA tells coaches age alone won’t prevent trip

Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM The NBA office has assured the league’s coaches’ association that “age alone” will not be enough to prevent a coach from going to the Walt Disney World Resort for the restart of the season. Individuals at […]

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Lillard has doubts on players following all rules

Covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.com As teams prepare to depart for Orlando in the next week, entering into the campus “bubble” environment, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard expressed serious doubt all the protocols and rules will be strictly followed by players. “My confidence ain’t great,” Lillard said with a laugh on Wednesday. […]

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Sources: Bubble to cost NBA more than $150M

ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Operating the three-month completion of the NBA season at the Walt Disney World Resort will cost the NBA more than $150 million, sources told ESPN. The league is housing 22 teams plus support staff at three resorts, has arranged for […]

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Sixers’ Simmons ‘effectively 100%’ for restart

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said Ben Simmons’ back is “effectively 100 percent” as they prepare to head to Florida for the NBA restart at Disney World. “He’s good to go. He’s put in a tremendous amount of work for me to be able to confidently say that,” Brown said on a conference call with […]