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ESPN's NBA Layoffs Could Be Making Room For Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical

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The Worldwide Leader is reportedly making a big media acquisition.

Deadspin reported in February that Adrian Wojnarowski and his Yahoo! Sports NBA site, The Vertical, were close to joining ESPN.

It's been pretty quiet on that front since, but a move could be coming soon.

ESPN's had massive layoffs in its talent department over the last couple of days and some major NBA reporters are part of it. Marc Stein, Ethan Strauss and others got the axe from the Worldwide Leader.

According to James Andrew Miller, the author of the ESPN book, this is helping to make room for Wojnarowski, the premier NBA reporter, and his Vertical team.

Here's what Deadspin reported about the potential move in February:

NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only Yahoo basketball journalist that will move to ESPN.

It's unclear when this move will happen, but it happening before the start of NBA's offseason would make a lot of sense.