A new NBA season is almost here, and it's shaping up to be as wide-open as ever. Here's everything you need to know before Tuesday's tip-off.
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On the day of an "NBA-shaking" move, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the Bradley Beal extension and how it affects the rest of the league. Plus, the crew breaks down Buddy Hield's pointed comments, the potential of Carsen Edwards (18:34), if Zion Williamson's preseason success will translate to the regular season (27:34), if Kyrie Irving is already dictating orders in Brooklyn (39:29), the underrated draft day trade that could alter the league for years to come and much more.
Bradley Beal and the Wizards have agreed to a two-year, $72 million max contract extension, his agent said.
Effects of the NBA's strained relationship with China are being felt in NBA arenas in a pair of games in the United States featuring the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon break down Kyle Lowry's contract extension and what it means for Toronto's approach this season. Plus, the crew discusses Bradley Beal's trade value (18:42), if the Warriors will eventually trade D'Angelo Russell (30:22), how Kristaps Porzingis will perform this season (38:50) and more.
Marcus Morris was ejected from the Knicks' preseason-opening win Monday night over the Wizards after bopping Wizards forward Justin Anderson on the forehead with the ball.
Bookmaker William Hill will open a sports book at Capital One Arena, home to the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards, allowing fans to place bets inside the arena at the sports book or via a mobile app.
Wizards center Ian Mahinmi will miss the start of the season with an Achilles strain. He'll be re-evaluated in six weeks.
In the new role, Rod Thorn will help Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard with free agency, the draft and other basketball operations matters.
Wizards coach Scott Brooks says the team won't bring back point guard John Wall "until he's ready 100%" after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles.
Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard outlined a different definition of success Thursday, saying 2019-20 is "all about player development."
Wizards forward Troy Brown Jr. strained his left calf and is expected to miss about one month.
Two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas had surgery to repair a ruptured radial collateral ligament in his left thumb and will miss 6-8 weeks, the Wizards announced.
Veteran NBA guard Shaun Livingston, who came back from a devastating knee injury early in his career to become one of the league's savviest players, has retired at age 34.