2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
50-32, 1st in Central

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal said the look on the teens' faces reminded him of how he felt when he saw Julius Erving and David Robinson as a child and teen. "I understand the look so I just try to give them the key ingredients to make," O'Neal said. "It's the same thing I did. It ain't no rocket science on how to get here. For me it was, listen to my mom and dad, work hard and believe. That's it…. I followed those three principles and they got me to this point thus far."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal provided some advice to draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Marvin Bagley III and Jaren Jackson Jr. O'Neal and the soon-to-be rookies hosted a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide them apparel from JCPenney. Here's Bridges on receiving advice from O'Neal: "There's a lot fo links in his belt," said Bridges, who said he learned a significant amount from O'Neal: "He's won championships with the Lakers - that's what I dream about.... It's great to hear from someone who has been throughthe process and been through it at the highest level." Bridges is scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week, his final workout before the NBA Draft.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mikal Bridges joined Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney: "It means the world," Bridges said of speaking to the teens. "It shows it's bigger than us. I just tried to show the kids what we've been through, what can help you. They've never been through it, and to have someone who has been through an experience and can tell you about it, it can be helpful." Bridges has worked out for several teams, including the Knicks and Sixers. He's scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal was asked about LeBron James' free agency. He believes that if James' decision hinges on putting himself in the best position to win a title, it will be difficult for James to beat the Golden State Warriors. "Golden State turning themselves into a dynasty is making it hard for other teams to compete so he's either going to say, ‘I want to get four before (the Warriors) get four' and do a quick fix or Cleveland's going to have to do a lot of phone calls and lot of moves to get him the squad he wants," O'Neal said. "But it's going to be difficult. You have three superstars on one team that actually play the right way. Even with LeBron (on a roster), if you don't play the right way it doesn't matter."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal was asked about LeBron James' pending free agency: "Somebody told me a long time ago, they said your book is already set (before the later stages of your career). You can add index pages toward the end, but your book is already set. So LeBron's book is already set," O'Neal said. "He done already passed up legends, he done already made his mark – he has three rings. His mentality now is probably is I want to get four before (Golden State Warriors guard) Steph (Curry) does. That's probably his mentality now. But if I was him I wouldn't be trying to get four, five and six because it ain't going to matter. It's just something else to talk about, something else to add to the pages. He's a legend, talked about as who is the best between he and Michael Jordan so he's set."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal was asked about LeBron James: "My problem toward the end of my career was I was trying to shut everybody up and I was greedy (for more championships)," O'Neal said, relating that to James' coming free agency decision. "After I got to three (titles) everybody was saying I couldn't get another. So I got four. After I got the fourth, they were saying I couldn't get another one. So I was trying to make quick stops to get it. Phoenix, Cleveland, Boston."

Could CP3 successfully recruit LeBron to Rockets? (2:03)
14h

Conversations about the 2018 draft

Kevin Arnovitz, Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton discuss how a prospect's profile can fluctuate leading up to the draft (1:30), how to sift through the rumor mill (10:50), the top players in the 2018 draft (19:05) and draft night questions (36:10).

Liotta will not be bidding on JR's Finals jersey (0:55)
How Bronny factors into LeBron's free agency decision (2:06)
AP
20hDave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst

Sources: Cavs won't renew 2 assistants' deals

The Cavaliers will not renew the contracts of assistant coach Jim Boylan and player development coach Phil Handy, multiple league sources told ESPN.

Stephen A.: LeBron in a 'no-win' situation (1:49)
1d

Mo Bamba joins the Get Up crew

Mo Bamba joins Get Up ahead of the upcoming NBA Draft. Plus, Zach Lowe talks whether the NBA would consider drastic rules changes and where LeBron could possibly be next year.

Barkley hopes LeBron stays with Cavaliers (1:12)
Jalen agrees with Shaq: 'I don't want to see mercenary LeBron' (2:11)
Phil Masturzo/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire
3dIan Begley

Shaq: LeBron's a legend; no need for more rings

Drawing on his own experiences in the final years of his NBA career, Shaquille O'Neal doesn't think LeBron James needs to chase championships anymore, as his legend is already determined.

Howard: LeBron 'has to do what's going to make him happy' (0:56)
How can the Lakers transform into a superteam? (3:12)
Has LeBron lost respect around the NBA? (2:07)
Is this LeBron's toughest decision yet? (3:39)
The King's MVP resume (0:59)
Walton: 'I want what's best for LeBron' (3:08)
Warriors trolling Lebron tradition continues (1:08)

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.95th
Rebounds Per Game42.123rd
Assists Per Game23.412th
Points Allowed109.926th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-185032.610
2016-175131.622
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402