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Bulked-up Griz rookie Morant ready after hiatus
Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant, the Rookie of the Year front-runner, feels like he's ready to take off after making physical improvements during the NBA's hiatus.[read more]

DeRozan: Bubble rules 'frustrating, overwhelming'
San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan says some of the NBA's health and safety rules for the bubble are "frustrating and overwhelming."[read more]

Nine more NBA players test positive; total at 25
The nine players to test positive between June 24-29 bring the overall total to 25 players out of a pool of 351 who have been tested since June 23.[read more]

Ayton: Suns welcome doubters in playoff chase
Deandre Ayton says the Suns are letting the doubters fuel the team's playoff chase later this month.[read more]

Davis: Lakers' title chances higher after long rest
"I think our chances are higher just because we're all rested and we're all ready to go," Davis said Thursday. "If anything, our chances got higher and it's going to be about just who wants it more."[read more]

Sources: NBA closing in on non-playoff 'bubble'
Details are being discussed for a second bubble for the eight NBA teams not invited to Florida, and some teams continue to push for an alternative plan that would enable them to hold mini-camps within their local markets, sources told ESPN.[read more]

Jazz's Mitchell says rapport with Gobert improved
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell can now smile and admit, "It's been a long few months for me."[read more]

LeBron James, Zion Williamson, New York Yankees among those back in action
A week before the official opening of NBA training camps ahead of the July 30 restart, some teams are already back in action.[read more]

NBA's 10 best betting seasons of the past 30 years
Here are the top 10 seasons ATS since 1990.[read more]

Worst individual betting seasons for every NBA team
Bettors hoping to cash in on the Cavs following a Finals loss were dealt a bad hand in the 2017-18 season. Here are the worst betting seasons for all 30 NBA teams.[read more]