ESPN NBA News ESPN NBA NewsLowe: Why Kawhi Leonard's power move was a watershed moment July 23, 2019Player empowerment is reaching new peaks. How will the league and the players respond?Fundamental move: Duncan joins Spurs' staff July 22, 2019"It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan's assistant, that he returns the favor," Gregg Popovich said in a statement.Lakers claim Giannis' younger brother, Kostas July 22, 2019The Lakers have claimed Kostas Antetokounmpo, the younger brother of Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, off waivers from the Mavericks.Team USA at the FIBA World Cup: Latest rosters, schedules and news July 22, 2019Which NBA stars are suiting up for USA Basketball at the FIBA World Cup? Keep it here for the latest news and updates.Wizards to offer Beal 3-year, $111M extension July 22, 2019The Wizards are preparing to offer guard Bradley Beal a three-year, $111M max extension on Friday, new GM Tommy Sheppard said. Beal's agent said he will need time to consider.Beal, Harris latest to withdraw from Team USA July 22, 2019Wizards star Bradley Beal became the latest player to withdraw from Team USA's competition in the World Cup this summer, because he's awaiting the birth of his second son.Sashi Brown, JT III join retooled Wiz front office July 22, 2019The Wizards have announced that former Cleveland Browns executive Sashi Brown and former Georgetown hoops coach John Thompson III have joined the team's front office.Owner Ted Leonsis on the new Wizards: 'Why can't this be quick?' July 22, 2019The Wizards owner discusses the direction of the franchise under a reshaped and reimagined front office.Harden: New move will look like a travel; it's not July 20, 2019James Harden says as part of his offseason efforts toward innovation, he will be working on another move this summer beyond his step-back jumper from two years ago and his side step-back jumper he introduced last season.Big questions for the NBA's new title contender tiers July 18, 2019This is the first year since 2015-16 without an established odds-on favorite.