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Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors says his surgically repaired thumb has not recovered sufficiently enough to allow him to participate with USA Basketball in camp for the FIBA World Cup, and he is withdrawing from consideration for the team.
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Kyle Lowry withdraws from USA Basketball World Cup team.
The 2019-20 NBA schedule was unveiled Monday and Kawhi Leonard will make his return to Toronto on Dec. 11 as the LA Clippers visit the defending champion Raptors.
The 2019-20 NBA schedule was unveiled Monday, featuring a record 48 games starting at prime time for Europe (afternoon start times in North America, prime time for European time zones), and the first-ever slate of Saturday prime-time games for Europe.
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After losing superstar Kawhi Leonard in free agency last month, it's highly unlikely that the Raptors will repeat as NBA champions in 2020.
Brian Windhorst, Kevin Arnovitz and Royce Young open the show by breaking down the "Rich Paul Rule" and what it really means. Then, the guys discuss Team USA's roster, Gregg Popovich's coaching plans and how the Celtics players in camp are using this as a chance to build team chemistry (8:52). Plus, they talk about Kyle Lowry's important role on the team (25:10) and Carmelo Anthony's fallout with the Thunder (34:11).
Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry said he told Kawhi Leonard, "I'm happy for you," when the reigning Finals MVP reached out to say he was leaving Toronto to join the Clippers.
The Clippers and Lakers will play at Staples Center on Dec. 25, sources told ESPN. Other Christmas Day games include Bucks at 76ers and Celtics at Raptors, sources said.
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Christmas Day games set for 2019-2020 NBA season include Clippers-Lakers, Pelicans at Nuggets, Celtics at Raptors, Bucks at 76ers (Malika Andrews) and Rockets at Warriors (Tim MacMahon).
While Toronto's Maple Leafs and Raptors gear up for next season, Scotiabank Arena is getting a multimillion-dollar face-lift.
Superstars have reshaped the landscape of the NBA this offseason, and head coaches must continue to adapt.
Free-agent point guard Jeremy Lin says being on the open market is tough and that he feels like "in some ways the NBA's kind of given up on me."
The Toronto Raptors have signed Cameron Payne, a guard who played last season with Chicago and Cleveland.
Guard Kyle Lowry hopes to be ready for USA Basketball training camp and the FIBA World Cup later in the summer after undergoing surgery on his left thumb, a source told ESPN.
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The Lakers have agreed to hire former Raptors assistant coach Phil Handy as a front-of-the-bench assistant under new coach Frank Vogel, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated.
As Danny Green -- perhaps Kawhi Leonard's closest teammate, having paired with him to win championships in both San Antonio and Toronto -- waited on Leonard's decision last week, he was pretty sure of one thing: Leonard would not be joining the Lakers.
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Russillo on the background of Kawhi ending up in LA with the Clippers, the Paul George trade and Westbrook's future, plus story time from Vegas.
Points Per Game114.48th
Rebounds Per Game45.217th
Assists Per Game25.413th