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AP source: Hawks agree to deal with veteran Vince Carter

Veteran Vince Carter is the latest addition to the new-look Atlanta Hawks. The 41-year-old Carter has agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Hawks, said a person familiar …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

USA Basketball: DeMar DeRozan eager to work with Gregg Popovich

USA Basketball’s first minicamp of this Olympic cycle started Thursday in Las Vegas, with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry – longtime teammates in Toronto – wearing the same uniform again. …


Cleveland Cavaliers sign Kevin Love to 4-year, $120M extension

All-Star forward Kevin Love has signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Love will now be the centerpiece for the team following LeBron James’s departure in …


Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologizes to departed DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri has apologized for a ‘miscommunication’ with four-time All-Star and franchise icon DeMar DeRozan, who was traded this week to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors to play NBA exhibition game in Seattle against Sacramento Kings

First reported in February by The Sacramento Bee and confirmed Thursday by the NBA’s release of its preseason schedule, the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors will play a preseason …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Matt Calkins: More money would be good, but WNBA-NBA wage gap is about economics, not gender

Dissenting voices are necessary for change, and players such as former Washington Husky Kelsey Plum are providing them on the WNBA-NBA wage gap. But when it comes to compensation, we …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Ice Cube’s Big3 becomes place to keep NBA dreams alive

The novelty is in the approach: halfcourt basketball played on a competitive level by those who recently showcased their 94-foot skills in the NBA. The reality is what the Big3 …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

AP Source: Thunder trade Carmelo Anthony to Hawks, waiver likely

Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. The veteran NBA forward and a 2022 protected first-round pick were sent to Atlanta in exchange for guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

DeMarcus Cousins relishing fresh start in Golden State

Four-time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins thinks he’ll finally find peace and the playoffs after eight seasons in the NBA now that he’s signed with Golden State as a free agent. …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. undergoes back surgery

Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. has undergone back surgery in Dallas with no timetable for his return to the court. The team said the procedure of the lumbar spine …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

AP source: Celtics re-sign Marcus Smart to 4-year, $52 million deal

The Boston Celtics have re-signed guard Marcus Smart. The 6-foot-4 defensive stalwart is returning to the team that picked him sixth overall in the 2014 draft after finding the market …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Steve Popper: Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan blockbuster deal makes teams happy, but not the players

There is a line of thinking in any sport, that a trade that makes both sides happy is the best one – even if no general manager really wants the …


AP sources: Kawhi Leonard going to Raptors, DeMar DeRozan going to Spurs

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send the 2014 NBA Finals MVP …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers rout Los Angeles Lakers to claim NBA Summer League title

Zach Collins only scored three points, but his Portland Trail Blazers defeated Johnathan Williams and the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr receives contract extension

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has received a contract extension following the franchise’s repeat championship and third title in four years during his tenure. Kerr and general manager Bob …


Lakers give LeBron a good show, make NBA Summer League semis

With LeBron James in attendance , the defending NBA Summer League champions Los Angeles Lakers cruised back into the semifinals, beating the Detroit Pistons 101-78 on Sunday.


Former Gonzaga big man Zach Collins puts in work, keeps game in perspective with Portland

Zach Collins isn’t used to sitting much, so to look at a final stat sheet with the letters DNP next to his name was becoming disturbing. There wasn’t a coach …


Jabari Parker agrees to $40 million, 2-year deal with Bulls

Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a $40 million, two-year contract, bringing the talented and oft-injured forward to his hometown team. His agent has confirmed the deal …


Former Gonzaga big man Johnathan Williams keeping the faith that making an NBA roster is in his future

There’s something to be said about having faith. Johnathan Williams abides by it.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

NBA Summer League roundup: Teams without title chances get shot to end on positive note

Trips to Las Vegas feel better when they end on a win. The consolation round of the NBA Summer League gave teams a chance to experience that Friday.


Nets acquire Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur from Nuggets

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired forwards Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur along with a first-round pick from the Denver Nuggets. The Nets also received a second-round pick in 2020 and …


Lakers guard Lonzo Ball to undergo surgery on his left knee

Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his left knee. The team says it will provide an update on Ball’s condition after the procedure. Ball …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

Nets clear point guard logjam, trade Jeremy Lin to Hawks

Jeremy Lin’s injury-plagued stint in Brooklyn is over. The Nets have cleared a logjam at point guard by trading Lin to Atlanta. Lin now joins another deep competition for playing …


Jeff Ledbetter takes scenic route from Idaho Vandals to San Antonio Spurs’ Summer League team

The Brea, California, native has played overseas in Brazil, Switzerland and Mexico. He’s had a couple of stints in the NBA G League and he’s working on his second year …


NBA Summer League roundup: Johnathan Williams helps Lakers top Bogdan Bliznyuk, Clippers

Johnathan Williams, who went undrafted out of Gonzaga, added a block and a steal as the Lakers remained unbeaten in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Gary Peterson: Breaking the NBA? On the contrary, Warriors are doing it a favor

You know the gripe: The Warriors win too many games and too many championships. They have too many parades and sign too many really, really good players. The caterwauling has …


Thunder re-sign G Raymond Felton

The Oklahoma City Thunder have re-signed guard Raymond Felton. Felton appeared in all 82 games last season with the Thunder. He averaged 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds as …


NBA Summer League roundup: Brayon Blake helps Cavaliers advance in NBA Summer League

Brayon Blake, who was a two-year standout at Idaho, finished 2 for 4 from the floor, including making a 3-pointer.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews works to stay in NBA after summer league with the Los Angeles Clippers

After not being selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, Jordan Mathews joined the New Orleans Pelicans last summer, and then signed with the Atlanta Hawks in September before getting released …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

NBA Summer League roundup: Former Idaho player Jeff Ledbetter shines with Spurs

Jeff Ledbetter added to his already impressive Summer League campaign, scoring 10 points and dishing out four assists, but his San Antonio Spurs fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 95-89 …