NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23:  Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot celebrates on stage after being drafted 24th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: 76ers trade Jerami Grant to Thunder for Ersan Ilyasova and draft pick

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Jerami Grant to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Ersan Ilyasova and a conditional draft pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Per Wojnarowski, the Thunder had been trying to find an athletic forward to complement their roster and pursued Grant for several months. He averaged 9.7 points, 4.7 rebounds […]

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 22:  Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs speaks to the media prior to game three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs between the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum on April 22, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Pop Talks Kaepernick, Race, Politics on Day of Debate

Gregg Popovich got his 2016 press conference season off to a roaring start at Spurs media day on Monday. He verbally jousted with reporters who asked unclear or repeated questions, stated that he will be fining Tim Duncan $2,500 daily until he shows up, and declared Duncan “Coach of Whatever He Feels Like.” Then, the […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10:  Patty Mills #5 of Australia handles the ball against DeAndre Jordan #6 of United States during the Men's Preliminary Round Group A between Australia and the United States on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Film Session: How Patty Mills Dropped 30 on Team USA

On Wednesday night Team USA faced their toughest Olympic opponent yet in a scrappy Australian team. Some may be surprised by how well the Aussies competed, but the Boomers weren’t. Andrew Bogut said in an interview with ESPN that the objective was to play hard and win. “If we go out there and we’re intimidated […]

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Tim Duncan Day: Our favorite Duncan coverage

Project Spurs has been online for nearly 12 years now, covering a little over half of Tim Duncan’s career. In that time, we’ve obviously covered #21 quite a bit. Here is a collection of some of our favorites among the Duncan archives over the years. [View the story “A Look Back at Tim Duncan career […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15:  The San Antonio Spurs celebrate with the Larry O'Brien trophy after defeating the Miami Heat to win the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Project Spurs staff reflects on Duncan’s career, favorite moments

On Monday, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor declared tomorrow, July 21, as “Tim Duncan Day.” We’ll share some of our favorite coverage on Duncan tomorrow, but to kick things off before that, we asked some of our staff to reflect on Duncan’s career and to share some of their favorite stories or moments. Tim Duncan has […]

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 18:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors during game two of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 18, 2016 in Oakland, California. TheWarriors defeated the Thunder 118-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Andre Iguodala: OKC Thunder ‘were best team in the playoffs’

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala believes the Oklahoma City Thunder were the best team to participate in the 2016 NBA playoffs, which included Iguodala’s record-setting Warriors and the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. “Now that we got (Kevin Durant), I can say it: They were the best team last year in the league in the playoffs,” […]

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 11:  Chase Budinger #10 of the Indiana Pacers looks on during the game against the Boston Celtics  at TD Garden on November 11, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Celtics interested in adding shooter like free agent Chase Budinger

The Boston Celtics might find themselves involved in trade rumors for players such as Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook, but the reality is much simpler. The Celtics just want some shooting. It’s the minimum requirement to cap off the offseason, at least according to Sporting News’ Sean Deveney: SMall bit of

LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 28: Phil Jackson the  President of the New York Knicks watches the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Rupp Arena on February 28, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Phil Jackson calls out Knicks players on Twitter

Phil Jackson remade the New York Knicks this offseason and now he’s calling them out. Jackson, the sometimes hard-to-understand tweeter, put his thumbs to work recently and publicly challenged his players: Here’s what: We have brought change to the Knicks team. The real dimension of change is how much the players what to unite in […]

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Kobe Bryant gets slimed after winning Legend Award

Kobe Bryant was honored at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2016 on Thursday night, taking home a Legend Award. Bryant played in the NBA for 20 years, spending the entirety of that time period with the Lakers. The award he received on Thursday was “in recognition of his record-breaking achievements, unrivaled talent and outstanding sportsmanship on and […]

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LeBron James at ESPYs party: ‘Dance or get the f- out!’

LeBron James was pretty turned up while at an ESPYs afterparty early Thursday morning, and he made sure to let everyone know. James, as usual, became the center of attention at the Uninterrupted afterparty at Le Jardin, where Kendrick Lamar performed at one point. LeBron, though, stole the show when he, at one point, gave […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 2: Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks warms up prior to the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on May 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Jeff Teague is living in his parents’ basement

There’s no shame in living with your parents. Just ask Jeff Teague. The Indiana Pacers point guard decided to move in with his parents after being traded from Atlanta earlier this month. “I bought a home here some years back, and when I re-signed back with Atlanta [in 2013] I just decided I was going […]

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Ron Howard with Steph Curry, Peyton Manning at ESPYs

Producer/director Ron Howard narrated an excellent piece on Craig Sager which was shown during the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night. The real party seemed to be backstage, though. The man who formerly played “Opie” on The Andy Griffith Show had a beer and hung out with soon-to-be Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. Manning was one […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Honorees Abby Wambach (L) and Kobe Bryant (R) accept the Icon Award from recording artist Justin Timberlake onstage during the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant trolls Lakers at ESPYs for awful record

The Los Angeles Lakers finished their 2015-16 campaign with an abysmal 17-65 record, the worst in franchise history. It’s one thing for the 76ers to sport a 10-72 mark, which is awful, but it’s not as big of a shock for them to lose that many games as it is for the Lakers. Even Kobe […]

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