Nikola Jokic set to sign supermax contract extension when offered; what’s next for Nuggets?

When Tim Connelly took his front-office talents from Denver to Minnesota this week on a five-year, 40 million deal that would eventually give him equity in the Timberwolves organization, a natural question emerged in the Mile High City: Given the relationship between Nikola. Jokic and Connelly, who drafted him 41st overall back out of Serbia … Read more

Warriors-Mavericks postgame notes: Nintendo Klay, trophy-hunting Steph, Luka’s long view

SAN FRANCISCO – The scene was familiar and foreign all at once. We’ve seen the Golden State Warriors celebrating an NBA Finals appearance plenty of times in this era – five times in seven years at Oracle Arena before this one on Thursday night, to be exact. When you see the Ayesha Curry / Mary … Read more

Boston Celtics defeat Miami Heat to lead series 3-2

The Boston-Miami series has set humanity back 20 years.Image: Getty Images A lot of sports fandom and analysis is about feel vs. facts, which can go pretty haywire at times. It definitely “feels” like these NBA playoffs have been uniquely blowout-heavy, but it kind of turns out they haven’t been. There just hasn’t been any … Read more

NBA playoffs 2022 – For the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, the most important ability has been availability

MIAMI – In late January, the San Antonio Spurs traded backup guard Bryn Forbes to the Denver Nuggets. Five months later, that unassuming move has made a major impact on the 2022 Eastern Conference finals. It was the opening of an opportunity for the Boston Celtics that has been fully realized, as they have pushed … Read more

Jaylen Brown leads Celtics’ second-half turnaround as Boston beats Miami Heat to reach brink of advancing to NBA Finals

1:04 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI – The Boston Celtics found themselves trailing the Miami Heat by five, on the road, at halftime of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night. And yet, the Celtics felt just fine. They couldn’t have played much worse in the first half, committing 10 turnovers and … Read more

Hollinger: Nuggets have shown they won’t pay for execs… but will they pay for this roster?

Uncompensated. That’s the keyword that has been lost in the departure of former Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was under contract with the Nuggets, and now he isn’t, and it didn’t cost Minnesota jack. Denver walked away uncompensated. Normally a move like this would cost a team a first-round pick … Read more

Here’s everything coming to and leaving Netflix in June 2022

Juancho Hernangomez and Adam Sandler in HustleImage: Netflix We’re somehow almost in the hot, sticky month of June and with a new month comes Netflix and its juicy new content to consume. Although the NBA season is coming to a close, the Sandman has got you basketball lovers covered with his new film Hustle. Starring … Read more

Dallas Mavericks on verge of elimination

Luka DončićPhoto: Getty Images When I wrote the Dallas Mavericks were a mess Earlier this season, it was right after they traded one terrible contract in Kristaps Porziņģis for two terrible contracts in Spencer Dwindiddle and Davis Bertans. My argument was not that the Mavs had made the wrong move in ditching the Latvian bum. … Read more