CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 23: Dion Waiters #3 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 23, 2014 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE
Report: Cavaliers drafted Waiters in case LeBron returned in free agency
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 11: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Chase Center on November 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
Draymond: Barkley 'not someone whose opinion matters to me'
HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 10: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 10, 2020 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE
Rockets' D'Antoni: Westbrook 'in pretty good shape'
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Portland Trail Blazers Guard Damian Lillard (0) tries to dribble past Los Angeles Clippers Guard Patrick Beverley (21) and Los Angeles Clippers Center Ivica Zubac (40) during a NBA game between the Portland Trailblazers and the Los Angeles Clippers on November 7, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Clippers' Beverley: Dame is my toughest matchup
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers poses for a portrait during the 2003 NBA Rookie Shoot on September 10, 2003 in New York City, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Copyright 2003 NBAE
LeBron rookie card auctioned off for $1.8M
BOSTON - DECEMBER 26: Boston Celtics player Bill Russell and coach Red Auerbach during a game against the Philadelphia Warriors at Boston Garden on Dec. 26, 1956.
Top 25 rookie seasons in NBA history: No. 6 Bill Russell
EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, left, Anthony Davis and LeBron James, right, pose for a photo during the team"u2019s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019.
Vogel: LeBron is MVP, Davis should be Defensive Player of the Year
ORLANDO, FL - JULY 15: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers shoots the ball during practice as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on July 15, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE
Report: NBA shortens exhibition openers to 10-minute quarters
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 8: Brooklyn Nets owner Joseph Tsai attends a game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Denver Nuggets on December 8, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE
Nets, Liberty owner Tsai denies involvement in Mets bid
PORTLAND, OR - FEBRUARY 1: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers looks on during a game against the Utah Jazz on February 01, 2020 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE
Lillard turns hotel room into mini recording studio
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 08: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Golden State Warriors during an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on February 08, 2020 in San Francisco, California.
Lakers' Howard: 'Pointless' to wear mask in bubble
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 24: (L-R) Congressman John Lewis and Former NBA player Dominique Wilkins attend Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks game where Former NBA Player and Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo gets his #55 Atlanta Hawks Jersey retired during half time at Philips Arena on November 24, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sports world mourns death of Congressman, civil rights hero Lewis
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Mark Cuban visits "Heather B Live" with host Heather B. Gardner at SiriusXM Studios on February 25, 2020 in New York City.
Cuban: Snyder must 'accept' mistakes following sexual harassment report
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 24: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks handles the ball during the game against the Washington Wizards on February 24, 2020 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE
Bucks HC: Giannis deserves back-to-back MVPs
WASHINGTON - UNDATED: Washington Bullets' Wes Unseld #41 jumps and blocks a shot by a Utah Jazz player during a game at Capital Centre circa the 1970's in Washington, D.C.. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
Top 25 rookie seasons in NBA history: No. 7 Wes Unseld
ORLANDO, FL - JULY 2: A general overall view the Orlando Magic practice courts being set up as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on July 2, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE
Magic lay off 31 full-time employees
ORLANDO, FL - JULY 14: Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers smiles during practice as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on July 14, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE
'Skinny Melo' at early-career playing weight, expects to play small forward
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 6: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers holds the follow through while Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks plays defense on March 6, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE
Report: NBA season restart won't count toward MVP, other awards
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 02: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball while being guarded by Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers in the fourth quarter at the Bradley Center on March 2, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
NBA Podcast: Bubble injuries, Oladipo's dilemma, Giannis' super-max decision
ORLANDO, FL - JULY 9: Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers arrives at the hotel as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on July 9, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE
Lakers' Howard says he was reported for not wearing mask