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Sources: Blazers make Melo's deal guaranteed
After signing a non-guaranteed contract with the Blazers last month, Carmelo Anthony will have his contract amended by the Blazers so that it becomes fully guaranteed for the rest of the season, sources told ESPN.[read more]

Sources: Rockets to file protest over Harden dunk
The Rockets will file a protest of Tuesday's loss to the Spurs due to a James Harden dunk that should've counted, sources told ESPN.[read more]

Sock hop: LeBron defends elation amid criticism
LeBron James, who had already exited a blowout win and had given his shoes to kids in the stands, defended his celebration of teammate Kyle Kuzma in which James hopped off the bench onto the corner of the court.[read more]

Woman drops sex assault suit vs. Kings' Walton
A woman who alleged that Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted her in 2014 has filed court documents to drop her civil lawsuit.[read more]

Anthony Davis is making his case for Defensive Player of the Year
The 19-3 Lakers are among the NBA's best teams thanks to the defensive play of Davis.[read more]

MVP straw poll: Is a Giannis repeat in the works?
The reigning MVP has the lead over LeBron James, James Harden and Luka Doncic, according to our survey.[read more]

NBA coaches confused, frustrated over challenge rules
NBA head coaches are not happy about the new coach's challenge rule. Can it survive?[read more]

LeBron on uncalled travel: 'Had a malfunction'
LeBron James joined in on mocking his extended travel Wednesday night, saying it was "one of the worst ones I've ever done in my life."[read more]

Giannis resists urge to fight Pistons in blowout win
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to their 13th consecutive victory, 127-103 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.[read more]

On Luka Doncic, deep 3s and that pinned tweet: Best of Trae Young's exclusive interview
The Hawks' electrifying guard sat down with ESPN to discuss the Doncic comparisons, his love for the deep 3-pointer and Atlanta's rough 5-16 start to the season.[read more]