2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
55-27, 2nd in Southwest

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Basketball never stops, and summer hoops is coming soon. MVP finalist James Harden got some light work in last night at Air West, a premier and exclusive open run in Los Angeles.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Loyola's Milton Doyle, who is viewed as a mid-major sleeper by teams who've scouted this season, is scheduled to workout for the Houston Rockets on Monday and the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, a league source tells ESPN. Doyle, a 6-4 guard guard with sizeable wingspan, has intrigued teams with his scoring prowess and ability to distribute the ball. Originally committed to Kansas, Doyle transferred home to Loyola (Ill.), where he averaged 15.3 points and 4.4 assists per game and was named first-team All Missouri Valley Conference as a senior. Doyle, who had a solid showing at Portsmouth, is expected to work out for several teams after his Pistons workout.

Thomas B. Shea/USA TODAY Sports
6dOhm Youngmisuk

2017 NBA awards finalists announced

The NBA announced three nominees for each major award, including MVP, Rookie of the Year and more.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The 3 finalists for the MVP are James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard. Westbrook finished with 42 triple-doubles, breaking Oscar Robertson's previous single-season record of 41 in 1961-62. Harden became the first player to score 2,000 points and assist on 2,000 points in a season in NBA history. Leonard was the only player in the NBA to rank in the top 10 in PPG (9th), steals per game (T-7th) and deflections per game (T-8th).

Stephen A. has no comment for Max by taking Harden off All-NBA first team (2:19)

ESPN Stats and Information  

James Harden was the only consensus selection for the All-NBA first team, but Kawhi Leonard got the best of his peers this season, emerging with seven regular-season wins against Harden, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James.

ESPN Stats and Information  

James Harden and John Wall were named to All-NBA teams on Thursday. They join Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook as players eligible for a super max contract extension this summer under the new CBA.

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
7dBrian Windhorst

Harden, Wall qualify for max deals under CBA

James Harden and John Wall, by making the All-NBA team, are eligible to bypass free agency in 2019 and add four years and approximately $160 million to their contracts.

ESPN Staff  

The NBA unveiled its All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams this afternoon.

ESPN Staff  

Houston, we have a problem -- Mayor Sylvester Turner is wearing a Spurs jersey. Before the Spurs vs. Rockets series, Turner and San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor agreed to a friendly wager that the series loser would have to wear the opposing team's jersey for a day. As Mayor Turner said in his tweet, there's always next year. (@SylvesterTurner/Twitter)

Malone Jr. accuses Harden of setting up attack (1:51)
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
9dTim MacMahon

Lawsuit: Harden organized attack on Malone Jr.

An amended lawsuit filed Monday claims that James Harden was the mastermind of a beating of Moses Malone Jr. after the Rockets All-Star was allegedly offended by a critical Facebook post.

Harden lacked urgency in Rockets' loss (1:18)
Rockets considering resting Harden more next year (1:21)
AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith
13dTim MacMahon

D'Antoni: Harden may rest more in 2017-18

James Harden, who had a surprisingly poor performance in the Rockets' season-ending loss Thursday to the Spurs, may be rested more next season, according to Mike D'Antoni.

No excuses for Harden's performance (2:35)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike D'Antoni on the Rockets being routed in Game 6: "The only side benefit is I don't have to watch that tape."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Daryl Morey: "We took a big step forward in our championship hopes. Improved by 14 wins. We really love this group, and we feel like with another year together, this group is only going to get better."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Nene: "Of course I'd like to be back. This place was great for me. They brought the younger Nene back. ... I got young, I got healthy and I got happy. Of course I want to be back." He says he will be fully recovered from his torn left adductor in 6-8 weeks.

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.32nd
Rebounds Per Game44.48th
Assists Per Game25.23rd
Points Allowed109.626th

Team History