Stories tagged: nba
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 …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Restaurant, casino owner to buy Rockets for $2.2 billion
Restaurant and casino owner Tilman Fertitta has agreed to buy the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander. A person with knowledge of the details says the sale is for an NBA-record …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Lakers fined $500K by NBA for tampering involving Paul George
New Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka’s contact with Paul George’s agent violated the NBA’s anti-tampering rule and has resulted in Los Angeles being fined $500,000. The league says that a …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
AP Source: Cavaliers complete trade with Celtics, get extra pick
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers have finalized their blockbuster deal with Boston involving All-Star guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas by getting another draft pick …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:44 p.m.
Isaiah Thomas says “I am not damaged” in ESPN interview
All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas believes he will fully recover from a right hip injury that has threatened to void his recent trade to Cleveland.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
Snagged: AP sources say Cavs reviewing Irving-Thomas trade
CLEVELAND – Just when it appeared the Cavaliers’ chaotic summer had calmed, there’s a flare-up. That blockbuster deal between Cleveland and Boston is stuck.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs
Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Nigel Williams-Goss keeps options open as Utah Jazz training camp nears
Nigel Williams-Goss can’t predict the future, but he does know he will have options.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Boston bound: Cavs trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, more
The Cavaliers pulled off a blockbuster trade, dealing All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and a 2018 …
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
NBA investigating Lakers amid Paul George tampering allegation
The NBA is investigating whether the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with All-Star forward Paul George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5:39 a.m.
LeBron James calls for love, unity before taking swipe at President Donald Trump
LeBron James gave kids in his foundation a first-hand lesson in standing up for their beliefs. He delivered an emotional speech at an event celebrating the successes of students. If …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre returning to Japanese pro team
Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre is returning to Japan for a second season with the Hitachi Sunrockers.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Former Gonzaga big Kyle Wiltjer signs with Toronto Raptors
Kyle Wiltjer has agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million non-guaranteed contract with the Raptors, Dime Magazine reported. The 6-foot-10 forward will compete for one of 15 roster spots.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Charles Oakley to play Sunday in Big3 game
Charles Oakley is checking himself in for the Big3’s regular-season finale. Oakley plans to play for the first time this season on Sunday in Los Angeles, the league says Friday.
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Warriors-Rockets, Cavaliers-Celtics on NBA’s early opening night
The Golden State Warriors will open their title defense by hosting Houston in Chris Paul’s Rockets debut on Oct. 17, the NBA’s earliest opening night in 37 years.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Clippers’ Willie Reed arrested on domestic violence charge
New Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed was jailed Sunday in Miami on a battery charge.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
A summer tournament at tiny Coppin State is a path back to the NBA for Austin Daye, others
Sixty-four teams of various affiliations compete for a prize of $2 million in The Basketball Tournament. Overseas Elite, a two-time champion, will play in the final at Coppin State on …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
AP source: Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavaliers
Free agent Derrick Rose agreed Monday to sign with Cleveland, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Rose, a former NBA MVP who has battled knee injuries, …
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Basketball Hall of Famer John Kundla dies at 101
John Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday. He was 101.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Udonis Haslem returning to Heat for 15th season
Udonis Haslem has signed a $2.3 million deal for a 15th season with the Miami Heat. The Miami native was already the longest-tenured player in team history. He’s also the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
AP source: Cavaliers talking contract with Derrick Rose
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers are in contract talks with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose. The team is discussing a one-year deal with Rose, according …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Memphis Grizzlies sign guard Mario Chalmers
The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Mario Chalmers, nearly 1 1/2 years after he ruptured his right Achilles tendon playing for the team. The 31-year-old Chalmers was injured in March …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Blake Griffin says decision to remain with Clippers a ‘no-brainer’
Blake Griffin says it was a no-brainer for him to sign a max five-year deal to stay with the LA Clippers. He says his summer wasn’t filled with meetings with …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
With Otto Porter deal done, Wizards keep young core together
With Otto Porter signing a $106 million, four-year contract the Wizards can keep their young core together. Porter temporarily surpasses guards John Wall and Bradley Beal as Washington’s highest-paid player.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Aron Baynes, Marcus Morris join Celtics together
The Celtics signed free agent center Aron Baynes, bringing him to Boston along with fellow former Piston Marcus Morris. On his once and future teammate, Morris said: “That’s the type …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Jamal Crawford picks Timberwolves over Cavs, Warriors
After meeting in the NBA Finals for three straight seasons, the Warriors and Cavaliers were in another duel this summer Both wanted veteran guard Jamal Crawford. To the surprise of …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Manu Ginobili indicates he will return to Spurs for 16th season
Manu Ginobili appears to be putting off retirement for at least another season. The forward, who turns 40 next week, tweeted that he is re-signing with San Antonio. Ginobili averaged …