Marc Stein

Marc Stein

NBA correspondent ... NOW via Once: @nytimes @espn @dallasnews @ladailynews @sbsun @washingtonpost @ocregister Always: Proudest Dad EVER

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Ernie Johnson just disclosed on Inside that reserves will be chosen first by the two All-Star captains Sunday before LeBron and Giannis choose from the other eight starters ... presumably to counter the whole "who got picked last" talk. More NBA from me:

🚨: New pod episode! @ChrisBHaynes  and I discuss: 🏀 The mild, mild West 🏀 The Cinderella Kings and their Coach of the Year favorite Mike Brown 🏀 More awards 🏀 Dame Lillard latest 🏀 Unplanned but fun look at some of Chris' college career LISTEN:

The Mavericks are among the teams expressing interest in Terrence Ross should the Orlando swingman secure a buyout from the Magic, league sources say. Much more on the buyout market and trade deadline fallout on our latest pod with @ChrisBHaynes  here:

New pod is out this AM starring the one and only Jamal Crawford! @JCrossover  joins @ChrisBHaynes  and me to talk dunk contest judging and why he’s so convinced the Suns are now NBA title favorites and share tons of great stories and insight. Join us here:

In the latest #thisleague  UNCUT podcast, @Dame_Lillard ⁩ tells @ChrisBHaynes ⁩ and me in the clip below about the advice he received from the one and only @KevinGarnett5KG ⁩ after a difficult first-round playoff exit. FULL EPISODE:

The Warriors say Stephen Curry (left leg injury) is making “good progress” and his status will be updated in one week. More NBA from me:

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Luka Doncic is playing through obvious discomfort -- appears to be a left leg issue -- but still creating offense as a distributor after a brief stint back in the locker room to get some extra stretching. Then he decided to toss in a left-wing 3 before I could finish the tweet

Had 5 topics scribbled on a card for tonight’s pod recording with @ChrisBHaynes . Had it rolling so well on Joel Embiid/MVP race/James Harden/Many Bonus Topics that we didn’t get to most of the list. Pod drops early AM. Subscribe so it comes right to you:


The Wolves are close to acquiring Jimmy Butler from Chicago, according to league sources

Kemba Walker will be a top target in free agency for the Lakers after they reached an agreement in principle to trade for Anthony Davis, according to league sources

Important development for sport throughout the country: The CDC just announced it is recommending NO gatherings of 50+ people in the United States for the next EIGHT weeks

ESPN sources say Cavs forward Kevin Love has opted out of the final year of his contract and will be a free agent July 1

The Timberwolves will try to sign Derrick Rose if he clears waivers after his looming release by Utah, according to league sources

It's June 30! Deals coming later today on Day 1 of free agency: *Kyrie Irving & Nets (4/$141M) *Kemba Walker to Celtics (4/$141M) *Klay Thompson & Warriors (5/$190M) *Kristaps Porzingis & Mavs (5/$158M) *Nikola Vucevic & Magic (4/$100M) *Harrison Barnes & Kings (4/$88M)

J.R. Smith and the Cavs have come to terms on a four-year $57 million deal, league sources say

The Nets have hired Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as their new head coach, @NYTSports  has learned

The Warriors, league sources say, will be directed to play host to the Nets on Thursday night at Chase Center in a game CLOSED to fans

NBA teams were notified this week that they must certify and submit the precise height and age for every player within the first week of training camp, league sources tell @NYTSports