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Blazers' Lillard: Play-in tourney 'would be perfect'
Portland guard Damian Lillard said NBA players "want to play for something," a play-in tournament for teams outside the playoff picture is the best option and if the NBA decides to go straight to the playoffs, "we would all be disappointed."[read more]

Massachusetts pro teams can reopen facilities
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says Boston pro teams' reopening of their practice facilities next week must be done in accordance with the health and safety rules that each of the leagues is developing.[read more]

Wizards' Beal: Trade rumors 'a sign of respect'
Even in the middle of a pandemic, when nobody is playing, Bradley Beal's name still emerged in trade rumors. The New York Daily News last week reported that the Nets have had "internal discussions" about pursuing the 26-year-old Wizards guard.[read more]

Majority of NBA GMs want to restart with playoffs
In a survey of all 30 NBA general managers, which was viewed by ESPN, 16 said they would prefer the league come back with just the typical 16 playoff teams, with the teams and seeds based on the standings when the season was suspended March 12.[read more]

Jackson speaks at rally; cop faces murder charge
Stephen Jackson, a 14-year NBA veteran who became friends with George Floyd while growing up in Texas, spoke at a rally in memory of Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in police custody after pleading that he could not breathe.[read more]

Sources: NBA board expected to OK restart plan
The NBA is planning a Thursday vote of the league's board of governors -- with owners expected to approve commissioner Adam Silver's recommendation on a format to restart the season in Orlando, Florida, sources tell ESPN.[read more]

LeBron, Kap join outrage over Minnesota man's death
LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick have weighed in on the death of George Floyd.[read more]

From the archives: Inside Carmelo's comeback with the Blazers
How does a future Hall of Famer go from free agent to Player of the Week? Carmelo Anthony's roller coaster first few weeks with Portland.[read more]

President Chris Paul -- the point guard at a time of crisis
The 10-time All-Star is the president of the players' association, putting him in a key leadership role as the NBA mulls options to return.[read more]

When will the NBA return? Latest updates and big questions
Get the latest intel on the NBA's plans to finish the 2019-20 season.[read more]