2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
20-47, 5th in Southeast
Who was the biggest All-NBA snub? (5:47)
20h
The inspiration for Vince Carter's iconic dunk (0:54)
4d
9d

ESPN Daily: The National Anthem in Sports

We hear it before every major game: “The Star Spangled Banner.” Throughout sports history the national anthem has unified the U.S. in historic moments. It’s also served as a platform to call for change in our country. And right now athletes are staking their claim on the anthem more than ever, to make history themselves. We take a deep dive into this present moment, and how it speaks to the past and future of the anthem’s role in sports. Our guests are Dr. Damion Thomas, sports curator of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Jon Batiste, musician and band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (who performed the national anthem for the NBA’s 2020 restart), plus Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce. As the NFL lines up to start its season, we also explore playing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in the pregame, and whether anthems should continue as part of sports.

19d

Hour 4: To Play or Not to Play?

The guys continue their discussion on if NBA players potentially boycotting games would be good for their social justice message or not and how it could influence the NFL this season. Plus, USC Head Coach Clay Helton joins the guys to talk about their season being cancelled and what that means for his players going forward.

29d

The Hoop Collective: First Round Reactions & NBA Draft Lottery

After watching the Lakers even the series against Portland, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon try to make sense of the West's top seed. The crew also discusses Houston's impressive run (20:09), the Mavericks' chances against the Clippers (28:40) and Thursday night's draft lottery (35:20).

NBA draft order 4-14 revealed at the lottery (1:58)
30d

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

ESPN's draft model projects the RPM of each player's 4th season based on scout's rankings, adjusted college and international stats, and AAU stats. Top 14 for the 2020 draft:

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33dJackie MacMullan

From afar, watching basketball with John Collins

On the outside of the bubble, all John Collins can do is watch his friend Donovan Mitchell go off against the Nuggets and be motivated for next year.

Joe Johnson makes scoring 35 points look easy (1:50)
70d
Bow Wow challenges Trae Young to a shooting contest ... Who you got? (0:24)
78d
The logistics of a non-playoff NBA bubble in Chicago (1:10)
78d
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79dJackie MacMullan

Sources: NBA in talks on non-playoff 'bubble'

Details are being discussed for a second bubble for the eight NBA teams not invited to Florida, and some teams continue to push for an alternative plan that would enable them to hold mini-camps within their local markets, sources told ESPN.

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82dKevin Arnovitz

Hawks OK'd to turn arena into huge voting station

The Fulton County Registration and Elections Board approved a plan by the Hawks to turn State Farm Arena into a massive polling station for Georgia's primary runoff election on Aug. 11 and early voting for the Nov. 3 general election.

Stephen A. reflects on Vince Carter's legacy (1:14)
86d
Players to look out for in the NBA draft (1:36)
85d
80d

Atlanta's Lloyd Pierce and Renee Montgomery

Zach talks to Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce about the intersection of basketball and social justice in Atlanta, and the WNBA's Renee Montgomery about sitting out the 2020 season to focus on reform (46:04).

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92dVaughn McClure

Atlanta coaches talk race with local HS athletes

The Falcons' Dan Quinn, the Hawks' Lloyd Pierce and the Dreams' Nicki Collen hosted a roundtable discussion on race via a Zoom call that was opened up to local high school athletes.

Trae Young and Buddy Hield show out at local gym (0:41)
98d

Team Stats

Points Per Game111.817th
Rebounds Per Game43.322nd
Assists Per Game24.017th
Points Allowed119.730th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-192953.354
2017-182458.293
2016-174339.524
2015-164834.585