Stories tagged: nba
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Gary Abernathy: Politics drains sports of its appeal
When athletes contaminate sporting events with politics, they extinguish the only thing that makes sports matter.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
No surprise: Golden State is the team to beat out West again
The big question at this time last season was about Golden State and how it would work when taking a high-octane team and adding a dynamic scorer like Kevin Durant …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
In watered down Eastern Conference, best thing going is Celtics-Cavaliers
As star after star migrated from the Eastern Conference to the West this summer, the lesser of the NBA’s divisions got so watered down that some spice was badly needed.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
From couch to Clippers: Ex-Washington State hooper Ike Iroegbu inks with LA, stars in preseason game
The former WSU guard was an NBA hopeful when Friday began and a member of the Clippers franchise with one preseason game under his belt by the time it ended.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
NBA suspends Portland’s CJ McCollum for a game
The NBA has given a one-game suspension to Portland’s CJ McCollum for leaving the bench during an altercation. McCollum did it in a preseason game on Wednesday night, and will …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Cavs complete trade with Hawks, Richard Jefferson waived by Atlanta
The Cleveland Cavaliers completed their trade with Atlanta, sending veteran Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder along with two draft picks to the Hawks in order to get their roster …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Pacers pick up option year on former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis’ contract
Indiana announced Friday it has picked up the third-year contract option on Sabonis, who was dealt from Oklahoma City this summer along with Victor Oladipo in exchange for Paul George.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Andrew Wiggins signs contract extension with Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Andrew Wiggins to a contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But owner Glen Taylor said in August that he offered Wiggins a …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog David Stockton signs with Sacramento Kings
Former Gonzaga Bulldogs guard David Stockton signed Tuesday with the Sacramento Kings.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Tilman Fertitta introduced as new owner of Houston Rockets
Tilman Fertitta has been a fan of the Rockets since before they moved to Houston. After a failed attempt to buy the team the last time it was available he …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
AP source: 76ers, Joel Embiid agree on max contract extension
Philadelphia bet its future on Joes Embiid, signing one of the more talented, yet injury-prone, players in the game to a league maximum contract extension.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Hornets’ Michael Jordan donates $7 million to build medical clinics
Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch medical clinics that he hopes will help at-risk communities in Charlotte.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Former Zag Kyle Wiltjer waived by Toronto Raptors
Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Kyle Wiltjer was waived Saturday by the Toronto Raptors.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Kelly Olynyk makes a big splash in end-of-camp Heat scrimmage
Kelly Olynyk is starting to find his groove with the Miami Heat. Miami’s training camp ended with a scrimmage where all facets of Olynyk’s game were on display, and the …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Cavs owner gets ‘vile’ voicemails after LeBron James’ ‘bum’ tweet
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says he received “disgusting” racist voicemails after LeBron James called President Donald Trump a “bum” in a tweet. Gilbert received the calls days after James took …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Spurs star Kawhi Leonard to miss preseason with thigh injury
San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason because of a thigh injury. The Spurs say Leonard is rehabbing from quadriceps tendinopathy, a condition that can cause …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
Thunder star Russell Westbrook signs extension
Russell Westbrook has signed a contract extension to remain in Oklahoma City, the team announced Friday. ESPN first reported the agreement and said it would be for five years and …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
LeBron James rolls left ankle, misses practice
Lebron James turned his left ankle during practice Wednesday night, his first workout with Wade, who signed with the Cavaliers to chase another championship with his close friend.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Adam Silver expects NBA players to stand during national anthem
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he expects players to stand for the national anthem, which is a league rule.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:24 p.m.
NBA approves draft lottery, player resting rules
NBA owners passed rules Thursday designed to prevent healthy players from sitting out games, and teams from losing games on purpose to improve their draft position.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 3 p.m.
It’s done: Dwyane Wade makes it official, signs with Cleveland
Dwyane Wade has made it official, signing his deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and reuniting with LeBron James. Wade tells The Associated Press that he “wanted the challenge of being …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
AP source: Dwyane Wade to sign with Cavaliers, reunite with LeBron James
A person familiar with the situation says Dwyane Wade has decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wade cannot clear waivers until 5 p.m. Wednesday and the person tells The …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
AP Source: Dwyane Wade, Bulls agree on buyout
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to terms on a buyout agreement, meaning the three-time NBA champion is about to …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Golden State Warriors will decide soon whether to visit Trump White House
Coach Steve Kerr expects the Golden State Warriors to meet as a group in the coming days to decide whether to visit President Donald Trump’s White House as NBA champions.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
NBA refs can rule reckless closeouts as flagrants or techs
NBA referees will be able to call flagrant or technical fouls on defenders who dangerously close on jump shooters without allowing them space to land this season. Zaza Pachulia injured …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
An NBA first: Every coach who started last season is back
Dozens of NBA players found new homes this offseason. A few front offices dealt with hirings and firings. There’s a new arena in Detroit and an ownership change looms in …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
Group proposing rapid remodeling construction timeline for Seattle’s KeyArena
SEATTLE – A proposal to remodel KeyArena now has an ambitious timeline that could have it ready to house a professional franchise within three years. The timeline was laid out …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s 2 jersey numbers in December
One retired jersey number just isn’t enough for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers announced that they will retire Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 in a …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Group seeking Seattle NBA team says it would build 2 arenas
An investment group that wants to build a sports arena for professional basketball and possibly hockey has offered to also rebuild KeyArena, the former home of Seattle’s departed NBA franchise. …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Cavs’ Isaiah Thomas to miss start of season, maybe much longer
Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas offered little information about a hip injury that will delay his debut with Cleveland. Thomas, acquired last week in a blockbuster trade with Boston, will not …