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Patty Mills has signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets while a rising Aussie has landed his first NBA deal.
Patty Mills may be leading the Boomers into the semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics but away from the court he is also making big moves.
Most of the stars who had been anticipated to be 2021 free agents have long been off the market.
The free agency period is only a few hours old and yet almost 40 players have already agreed to terms.
Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr, two of the key players in the famous Chicago Bulls team, the focus of the Netflix docuseries The Last Dance, have revealed their deep regret that former teammate Luc Longley was omitted from it altogether.
NBA offseason is in full swing and already some of the league’s biggest names are opting into going into free agency.
Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti has always been the type to do things his own way and did exactly that on draft night - yet it was still unexpected.
It was a wild night at Barclays Center. It started with the blockbuster Russell Westbrook trade between the Lakers and Wizards, a sign of the chaos to come.
Aussie Josh Giddey was selected with the sixth overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in a shock to begin the 2021 NBA Draft.
It seems a Ben Simmons trade is inevitable and now simply a case of when it will happen.
With Jonathan Kumina and James Bouknight still on the board, few expected to hear Josh Giddey’s name called out by Adam Silver as No. 6 pick.
Gone, but not forgotten.
With the Tokyo Olympics in full swing the NBA Draft has been pushed off the front page, but Fox Sports Australia has you covered.
Teen playmaker Cade Cunningham is seen as a likely top pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, but the team with the first choice is keeping quiet about plans for the selection.
The Los Angeles Lakers have secured Washington Wizards superstar Russell Westbrook in a monster trade finalised during the 2021 NBA Draft.
Cade Cunningham is the likely top pick in Friday’s NBA Draft but the Pistons are keeping quiet about their plans.
Josh Giddey would have found out his NBA future from Tokyo if it was up to him.
The Memphis Grizzlies have reportedly moved up seven spots in the upcoming Draft and it could have immediate implications for a rising Aussie star.
The upcoming NBA Draft will see trade talks ramp up this week and could see big developments on the future of Ben Simmons.
The LA Lakers’ NBA championship defence this season was undermined by a huge feud between two key players that lasted the whole season, according to reports.
Away from the confetti and champagne spray, one man’s dreams lay in tatters on Wednesday.
Patty Mills will deal with his multi-million dollar NBA future after the Tokyo Olympics as the Australian Boomers’ hunt for a first-ever medal takes priority.
The NBA Finals are over and now attention turns to next season and the rapidly approaching free agency period.
LeBron James. Kevin Durant. James Harden. Many NBA players have left their original team to join forces with other stars to pursue a title.
The Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA championship in 50 years but fans are furious the players’ crowning moment was ruined.
The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Wednesday EST to claim their first NBA championship in 50 years and second in franchise history.
Giannis Antetokounmpo grew up in poverty on the streets of Sepolia in Athens, Greece. From a young child, he and his brothers struggled as his family fought to make ends meet.
NBA Finals 2021: Milwaukee Bucks crowned NBA champions, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Game 6, defeat Phoenix Suns, LeBron James, reaction
The Milwaukee Bucks have broken through for their first NBA championship in 50 years, and there’s only one man that is dominating chatter on social media – Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Giannis Antetokounmpo did it all in an astounding all-around performance as the Milwaukee Bucks captured their first NBA title since 1971. Then he took a deserved moment to let it all sink in.
There was drama before the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks took to the court in Game 6.
‘Greatest play in Finals history’: Bucks’ 50-year drought nears end after stunning final-second climax
The Milwaukee Bucks will have a chance to claim their first NBA championship since 1971 on their home court after turning the Finals series on its head against the Phoenix Suns.
Star guard Damian Lillard is expected to address a report after Team USA’s practice Friday that stated he’s days away from asking the Blazers for a trade.
The fact that the Sixers have opened trade conversations on Ben Simmons may not appear all that groundbreaking on the surface.
Australian guard Josh Giddey has received an invitation to the 2021 NBA Draft Green Room, just a day after impressing the league’s decision markers.
Australian basketball greats Andrew Gaze and Shane Heal believe Josh Giddey showed the Boomers exactly what they’re going to miss in Tokyo as the 18-year-old put on a show in front of NBA decision makers on Wednesday.
This off-season will be the Lakers’ chance to rebuild a championship roster.
The 76ers are embracing the inevitable.
Team USA's gold medal hopes have been dealt a substantial blow after dropping their second-straight exhibition game, falling to the Australian Boomers 91-83 in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo did his thing.
The significance of Ash Barty’s victory at Wimbledon certainly wasn’t lost on basketball champion Patty Mills.
LaMelo Ball has been crowned the Best Breakthrough Athlete of the Year at the 2021 ESPYs and his acceptance speech was quite something.
Struggling offensively while defending the hottest-scoring NBA Finals backcourt duo in 50 years, Milwaukee’s Jrue Holiday says he must step up for the Bucks to overcome the Phoenix Suns.
Australian basketball great Andrew Bogut has alleged the Victorian government made a $145 million threat back in 2019 in a new chapter of the Ben Simmons-Boomers saga.
There was one moment in the second quarter when Giannis Antetokounmpo came to life, but this time without the ball in hand.
NBA star and Boomers legend Matthew Dellavedova is reportedly on his way back to Australia after signing with Melbourne United.
NBA superstar James Harden has been frisked by police in France, but his friends were taken into arrested for transporting narcotics according to French reports.
Danny Green has hit out at Philadelphia 76ers fans, branding them “cold” and “rough” while calling for them to show more “respect” to Ben Simmons.
There was a glimpse of hope for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Phoenix, but it wasn’t through anything they did.
The Phoenix Suns have drawn first blood in the NBA Finals after Chris Paul put in another stunning performance to overshadow the return of Giannis Antetokounmpo with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Devin Booker was viewed as a talented, but flawed stat-padder. Deandre Ayton was a limited big man, and a mistake at the top of the draft. The Phoenix Suns had a losing roster with a losing culture.
There is no more watched body part in sports right now than Giannis Antetokounmpo’s left knee, and no bigger question than when — or if — the two-time MVP will play in the NBA Finals.
The NBA Finals are around the corner.
Just a week after withdrawing from the Australian Boomers’ Olympic campaign, Ben Simmons has caught the public’s eye at Wimbledon alongside Maya Jama.
LeBron James is a diva even when he’s not playing.
Rachel Nichols apologised to ESPN colleague Maria Taylor on air Monday after a leaked audio clip revealed Nichols, who is white, complaining about Taylor, who is black, getting Nichols’ NBA Finals hosting gig last year for what she believed were “diversity” reasons.
With the NBA Finals set between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns, the rest of the teams in the league are working out how to build so they too are in that position in the near future.
Rachel Nichols’ secretly recorded phone conversation from last July has been leaked, and it is creating major issues at ESPN.
A third-quarter scoring bonanza helped the Milwaukee Bucks return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974 – and they did it with superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo on the bench for the second straight game.
The Ben Simmons trade buzz is showing no signs of slowing down. But despite the Australian’s struggles as the Philadelphia 76ers were dumped out of the NBA postseason, Philly head coach Doc Rivers refuses to admit the team wants to trade Simmons.
The Ben Simmons sweepstakes has officially started, but the Sixers’ struggling star is not going anywhere just yet.
It was a ragtag cast of characters that pulled Milwaukee to a 123-112 win and 3-2 series lead over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday (AEST).
The Phoenix Suns will go to the NBA finals after Chris Paul exploded to deny his former team a chance of taking the series to a Game 7.
Giannis Antetokounmpo escaped a major injury, but he may still miss the Bucks’ biggest game of the season.
The Milwaukee Bucks hopes of contending for the NBA championship could be in tatters after Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up an injury in a 110-88 Game 4 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
The Portland Trail Blazers refused a reporter’s question about a decades-old sexual assault allegation made against recently named head coach Chauncey Billups.
Trae Young can hear you.
While Boomers head coach Brian Goorjian and Aussie veteran Patty Mills publicly backed Ben Simmons despite his decision to skip the Olympics, not everyone is a fan of the call.
A record 41-point Paul George scoring explosion guided the LA Clippers to a wild 116-102 game five win over Phoenix Suns - and kept the team’s dream of being the first-ever franchise to overcome 3-0 deficits in three-straight playoffs series.
Ben Simmons might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the 24-year-old, who has made three All-Star appearances already, is absolutely a player of interest around the NBA.
Boomers coach Brian Goorjian has confirmed Ben Simmons will not travel to Tokyo after withdrawing from the Australian Olympic Squad.
Scottie Pippen accused his former NBA coach Phil Jackson of being a racist on Monday in the latest of act of candour from the Basketball Hall of Famer.
So much for Damian Lillard’s initial support of the Trail Blazers hiring Chauncey Billups as head coach.
The Milwaukee Bucks have turned the Eastern Conference finals on its head after making it back-to-back wins over the Atlanta Hawks 113-102 to lead the series 2-1.
In the wake of Philadelphia’s shocking second-round playoff loss to the Hawks, the big debate has been whether to stick or twist with Ben Simmons.
Phoenix Suns are just one win away from the NBA Finals after beating the LA Clippers in a scrappy Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals 84-80.
The majority of Golden State Warriors fans appear to be uninterested in acquiring Ben Simmons as rumours intensified last week over a potential trade.
LeBron James has always been a big Ben Simmons fan, saying last year the “sky’s the limit” for the Aussie superstar.
Giannis Antetokounmpo put the reported controversy around his free-throw technique to one side as the Milwaukee Bucks thrashed the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Ben Simmons rumour mill is continuing to churn away as it looks almost certain he won’t be in the blue and white of the Philadelphia 76ers next season.
Prior to Friday’s 106-92 win over the Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Clippers appeared doomed.
The NBA world was shocked during the playoff series when Ben Simmons melted like butter against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.
Scottie Pippen had some interesting thoughts about the difference between Kevin Durant and LeBron James - and let’s just say it did not go down well with the Nets superstar.
Ben Simmons’ future in Philadelphia is on the line with the Sixers already engaged in talks with his agent.
After a disastrous playoffs exit, the calls are only growing louder and harder to ignore.
Keon Johnson has become the toast of the NBA Combine as the prospect shattered a record that has stood for 20 years.
There were no excuses for Milwaukee.
Ongoing speculation surrounding Ben Simmons’ future took a significant turn on Thursday with a report up to 12 rival NBA teams would be interested in a trade for the Australian.
Kevin Durant over Michael Jordan?
Boomers coach Brian Goorjian has jetted off for Australia’s pre-Olympic camp in Los Angeles with Ben Simmons’ Tokyo commitment still up in the air.
Tempers have exploded after a controversial, painfully slow finish as the Phoenix Suns won, lost, and stole the game with less than a second to play to go 2-0 up against the LA Clippers.
The NBA draft lottery results are in and one team averted disaster while another claimed a 51-year first.
Try as ESPN might, some events are just not made for TV.
Championship windows do not remain open forever and Philadelphia’s is closing fast, with the Sixers urged to trade Ben Simmons or risk plummeting out of contention.
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters basketball team have petitioned NBA commissioner Adam Silver requesting to be considered as a candidate to join the league as an expansion franchise.
He “doesn’t work and doesn’t listen” - that is the stunning Ben Simmons claim made by a source to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith as debate rages on whether the Philadelphia 76ers should cut him loose.
Disappointing, but not surprising.
It’s the day after the horror show and the Philadelphia-Ben Simmons hot takes are coming quicker and louder than the groans inside the Wells Fargo Center every time the Aussie went to the free throw line this post-season.
The real fallout from the Philadelphia 76ers’ finals failure could be weeks from playing out in its entirety.