Adrian Wojnarowski

Adrian Wojnarowski


Editor of http://TheVertical.com: Web hub of NBA news, information and storytelling on Yahoo. Host of @TheVertical Podcast with Woj.

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The Lakers are near a deal to acquire Washington's Russell Westbrook for Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a 2021 first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.

ESPN Sources: The Detroit Pistons have landed on a decision to select Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in tonight’s NBA Draft (ESPN and ABC at 8 PM ET).

Indiana is thrilled at idea that Chris Duarte is available at No. 13, per sources.

Milwaukee Bucks F Bobby Portis is declining his $3.8M player option and will become a free agent, his agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports  tells ESPN.

New Orleans creates salary cap space for August that allows them to either match an offer sheet on Lonzo Ball, or have the cap space to pursue a significant free agent point guard, including Kyle Lowry and others. Pels liked Valanciunas as floor spacer at center over Adams, too.

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Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, a source confirms to ESPN.

Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN. Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings. Now a Jazz teammate has tested positive.

The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to boycott Game 5, source tells ESPN.

Houston has agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to Washington for John Wall and a first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.

So the NBA's inviting 22 teams to Orlando: 13 Western Conference, 9 Eastern Conference. Eight-regular season games per team. Play-in for the 8th seeds. July 31-October 12. Vote tomorrow to ratify. The NBA's back.

Reporting with @RamonaShelburne : Brooklyn is acquiring Houston’s James Harden in a blockbuster deal, sources tell ESPN.

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