Vaxxed LeBron: Road to title starts with health

One of the reasons Lakers star LeBron James said he got the COVID-19 vaccine was because staying healthy is "the No. 1 thing" on the team's road to winning an NBA championship this season. ... Continue Reading

Kerr: Klay 'looked great' at Warriors' first practice

Golden State's Klay Thompson, starting to look more like his old self amid his rehabilitation from a torn right Achilles injury, participated in his first team practice Tuesday since the injury, and "looked great," according to Warriors coach Steve Kerr. ... Continue Reading

Memo: Protocols for unvaxxed akin to rest of NBA

As training camps opened in earnest Tuesday, the NBA informed its teams it is finalizing an agreement with the players on a set of health and safety protocols for the upcoming regular season, according to information in a memo obtained by ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Pacers' LeVert has stress fracture (back)

Caris LeVert, who averaged 20.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 35 games for the Pacers last season, has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back but could return around the start of the season, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Agent: Porter agrees to max deal with Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets and forward Michael Porter Jr. have agreed on a five-year designated max extension that could be worth up to $207 million, Porter's agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. ... Continue Reading

Giannis 'not even close to satisfied' following title

Giannis Antetokounmpo says he feels the same weight on his shoulders despite winning a title and wants to use that mentality to keep improving. ... Continue Reading

Beal says he doesn't feel pressure to get vaccine

Wizards star Bradley Beal says while he "definitely thinks" about getting vaccinated, he doesn't feel any pressure to do so. ... Continue Reading

Kidd says Luka needs to 'rely on his teammates'

One of Mavericks coach Jason Kidd's first messages to superstar point guard Luka Doncic? Trust your teammates more. ... Continue Reading

Fantasy basketball mock draft: 10-team, head-to-head points

How far did the Lakers' stars fall in our first mock draft of the season? Which players cracked the first round? Take a look. ... Continue Reading

NBA Power Rankings: Nets, Lakers and other preseason favorites

We're breaking down all 30 teams as training camps begin this week. ... Continue Reading

NBArank 2021: These stars just missed a spot in the league's upper tier

Risers, fallers and the return of Klay Thompson mark the highlights as our annual NBA player rankings continue. ... Continue Reading

More NBArank: Five former No. 1 picks check in at 100-51

Our countdown of the league's best players is back. Here's a look the big names from Nos. 100-51. ... Continue Reading

How many Jazz games does Jordan Clarkson attend? 'A lot'

The NBA's reigning Sixth Man of the Year was a good sport despite being unrecognized by Salt Lake City reporter. ... Continue Reading

NBArank: Why LeBron fell from the No. 1 spot for 2021-22

Does LeBron's reign continue? Does Giannis add another accolade to his list? See where the final five superstars land in NBArank 2021. ... Continue Reading

5-on-5: LeBron's ranking, overrated stars and the biggest surprises

Was King James' ranking unfair? Our experts break down this year's countdown. ... Continue Reading