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2020 NBA Draft will be conducted virtually from ESPN headquarters

When the NBA holds its 2020 draft next month, there will be no parade of top picks,  dressed in their best (and occasionally most outrageous) suits, shaking hands with commissioner Adam Silver when their names are called. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Nov. 18 event will originate from the ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut, […]

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Ranking the best NBA free agents, from 1 to 25

Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system Which 2020 free agents will provide the most value over the next three seasons? This year’s free agency — which doesn’t yet have an official start date — has a lower wattage than last year’s, but there […]

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Raptors’ Bjorkgren named Pacers head coach

Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a multiyear deal to hire Toronto Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as their head coach, sources told ESPN. The Pacers officially named Bjorkgren as their new head coach Tuesday but did not disclose terms of his deal. Bjorkgren, a disciple of […]

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Sources: Pacers to hire Bjorkgren as head coach

Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a multiyear deal to hire Toronto Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as their head coach, sources tell ESPN. Bjorkgren, a disciple of reigning NBA Coach of the Year Nick Nurse, sold the Pacers on his history of innovation, adaptability and winning […]

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What’s next for the James Harden era in Houston?

Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system What’s next for the Houston Rockets after Daryl Morey’s decision to step down as general manager, as reported Thursday by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski? Already, Houston was trending in the wrong direction. Despite giving up multiple first-round picks […]