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UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 6:40 p.m.

Aron Baynes to re-sign with Boston Celtics

Aron Baynes, who started virtually every game last season with Boston, is staying with the Celtics. A person familiar with the negotiations says Baynes has agreed to a two-year deal …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

LeBron James agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving Cleveland for the second time in his career. James’ management group sent a release saying he has agreed to a …


AP source: Kevin Durant will sign 2-year deal with Warriors

A person familiar with the situation says that Kevin Durant will sign a two-year contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors, with the caveat that the deal will have …


AP source: Dallas Mavericks chasing DeAndre Jordan again 3 years later

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Dallas Mavericks are making another run at DeAndre Jordan, three years after the center jilted them in free agency to stay …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Sources: LeBron James declines option with Cleveland Cavaliers, becomes NBA free agent

Two people familiar with the decision says LeBron James has informed the Cavaliers he’s declining his $35.6 million option for next season and is a free agent. James’ representatives informed …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley joins Dallas Mavericks’ NBA Summer League team

Former Eastern Washington basketball star Jacob Wiley will play for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League, the team announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

AP source: Paul George decides to become free agent

Paul George has decided not to exercise his $20.7 million option for next season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. George will …


So many dominoes: LeBron James can dictate NBA free agency

The rumor mill is in overdrive, with nuggets such as these: LeBron James has looked at schools in Los Angeles, he’s not particularly fond of Houston and he’s hugging restaurant …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson remembers Hoopfest and childhood in Spokane

A decade before starring at Fresno State and signing a $60 million contact with the Miami Heat, Johnson attended Spokane’s Hamblen, Adams and Sunrise elementary schools as his mother, Jennifer …


Becky Hammon moves up, gets promoted by San Antonio Spurs

Becky Hammon is moving up San Antonio’s coaching ladder. The Spurs announced Wednesday that they have promoted Hammon, and that she will fill the spot vacated by James Borrego on …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

From Lebron James to Kevin Durant, a look at some of the top NBA free agents

An NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters.


Wolves rookies realize playing time must be earned

The Minnesota Timberwolves used the draft to add a pair of players possessing the skill sets they’re seeking for the wing positions, starting with versatility on defense. Even if Josh …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

Magic Johnson: I’ll step down if I don’t land free agents for Lakers

Magic Johnson is betting his job on his free-agent recruiting skills for the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson says he will step down as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations if …


Houston’s James Harden wins NBA MVP over LeBron James, Anthony Davis

James Harden was voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player after twice being runner-up, beating out four-time winner LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans at the NBA Awards on …


Kyrie Irving stays busy with knee to mend, movie to promote

Kyrie Irving doesn’t have to worry about free agency until next summer. In the meantime, he has plenty to keep him busy now. Irving is recovering from late-season knee surgery …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington star Bogdan Bliznyuk agrees to NBA Summer League contract with LA Clippers

Former Eastern Washington guard Bogdan Bliznyuk has agreed to a NBA Summer League contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams signs NBA Summer League contract with Los Angeles Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams will play with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Summer League, the forward confirmed in a text message.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Suns pick Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton first overall in NBA Draft

The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

The all-time NBA draft – the best pick from every slot

Here’s a look at The Best of The Best – the top all-time NBA picks in each of the top 30 draft spots. The best No. 1 overall pick, the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington hoops star Bogdan Bliznyuk awaits his professional destination

Bogdan Bliznyuk, the Big Sky Conference’s all-time leading scorer, will likely know his first professional destination following today’s NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6 guard is projected to go either undrafted or …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

NBA Draft stock on the rise for Trae Young, Michael Porter – Deandre Ayton still the likely top pick

The Phoenix Suns likely have an idea what they’ll do with the first pick in the draft, but what about the rest of the league?


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Already a pro, Luka Doncic set to join college stars in NBA draft

Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he’s unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He’s already a pro. He’s already a champion.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 12:42 p.m.

AP source: Hornets agree to trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov

A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks. …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams puts in time, miles to audition for NBA teams

Johnathan Williams has been everywhere, man, he’s been everywhere.


Arizona’s Deandre Ayton top choice among bigs in NBA draft

Arizona 7-footer Deandre Ayton headlines the list of big men in the NBA draft. Ayton was a dominating force in his one year of college and could be the No. …


After electric year, Oklahoma’s Trae Young awaits his call in the NBA Draft

Trae Young went into college basketball feeling like he had something to prove to his doubters. A year later, here he goes again.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 2:17 p.m.

Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing Milwaukee and its police department, saying officers’ use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

AP source: Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs

A person familiar with the situation says Kawhi Leonard has told the San Antonio Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Oscar Robertson to receive NBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson will be honored with the NBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards on June 25. Robertson, the career leader with 181 triple-doubles and the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

NBA mock draft 2018: Deandre Ayton to go No. 1 … but then what?

While Arizona center DeAndre Ayton seems to be emerging as a consensus choice for the top pick, after that, things are completely wide open.