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2018 Schedule
65-17, 1st in Southwest

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

As far as ESPN's draft analytics model is concerned, there was plenty of value to be found in the second round last night. In addition to these, the Mavericks picked up two talented players very late in Ray Spalding (Analytics Rank: 24) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (30).

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey, a 1996 alum of Northwestern Univ.'s McCormick School of Engineering, is to be back in Evanston Saturday morning to deliver its convocation address at Ryan Field, his alma mater's football stadium.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Every draft model will yield at least slightly different results from another, but hard not to notice that the team that -- according to Ben Alamar's poll of executives -- best uses draft analytics (Rockets), took the player (De'Anthony Melton) that was ranked 13th by our model (and best available) with the 46th selection. Per the model, Melton has seventh-best chance to become an all-star caliber player in this class...the six players in front of him all were drafted in the top 10.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Analytics will have a greater impact on some teams choices tonight more than others. ESPN's Ben Alamar surveyed executives to find out who in the NBA uses draft analytics the best.

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3d

Brady, Shiffrin, LeBron to vie for ESPY awards

Tom Brady, Jose Altuve, Alex Ovechkin and James Harden will vie for the best male athlete award at the ESPYS, while Mikaela Shiffrin, Sylvia Fowles, Chloe Kim and Julie Ertz are nominated for the women's award.

3d

Is LeBron To Houston Ruled Out?

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon discuss if LeBron James going to Houston is out of the picture, if the Astros can get any better than this, if the Angels are failing Mike Trout and more.

3d

Is CP3 Snitching On LeBron?

Tony Reali and the national panel debate if Chris Paul is leaking information about LeBron preferring LA over Houston, preview the NBA Draft, discuss Julio Jones hanging out with T.O. and much more.

3d

Is Chris Paul A Tattletale?

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Izzy Gutierrez question if Chris Paul is telling people that LeBron wants to play in LA, if Jay-Z can make Puma a legitimate competitor, how teams should feel about Doncic comparing himself to LeBron and much more.

How the Rockets can get LeBron (2:22)
Stephen A. 'could see Houston winning' Finals next season (1:10)
Could CP3 successfully recruit LeBron to Rockets? (2:03)
MJ leads best No. 3 picks (0:43)
Prospect Profile: Vincent Edwards (0:22)
Photo by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images
10dBen Alamar

Which teams are the most analytical when it comes to the NBA draft?

The Rockets lead the way in our rankings of the most analytical NBA teams when it comes to the draft, but it's the Spurs, and general manager R.C. Buford, whose makeup has had a ripple effect throughout the league.

The lofty numbers behind Harden's MVP win (0:51)
Prospect Profile: De'Anthony Melton (0:36)
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14dDave McMenamin

Lue intends to be back with Cavs next season

The Cavaliers coach took a nine-game medical leave of absence during the regular season but said Friday night that he intends to be back on the sideline next season.

Can the Warriors get Ariza at a discount? (2:12)
1:32

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

First baseman Dirk Nowitzki won't be able to run the bases during his annual celebrity baseball game tomorrow, but he plans on getting at least one at-bat. He says there have been some "ups and downs" in his rehab from ankle surgery.

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16dOhm Youngmisuk

Players vote Harden as NBA MVP for 2nd time

James Harden was named winner of the MVP award by the NBPA on Wednesday, following voting by the league's players. Harden was also voted MVP by his peers in 2015.

Should Rockets give CP3 the max? (2:15)

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.42nd
Rebounds Per Game43.5Tied-18th
Assists Per Game21.5Tied-26th
Points Allowed103.9Tied-6th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-186517.793
2016-175527.671
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659