Stories tagged: nba
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
AP Source: Jamal Crawford agrees to 2-year deal with Wolves
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Jamal Crawford has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The cap-strapped Wolves only …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
76ers’ Joel Embiid fined for LaVar Ball obscenity
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was fined $10,000 by the NBA for directing an obscenity at LaVar Ball on social media. Embiid directed the obscenity at Ball, the father of …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Knicks sign free-agent guard Tim Hardaway Jr.
The New York Knicks have signed free-agent guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million contract. The 6-foot-5 Hardaway returned to the Knicks after two seasons with the Atlanta …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
James Harden signs extension, giving him richest NBA deal ever
The Houston Rockets have signed star guard James Harden to a four-year, $160 million contract extension, giving him the richest contract in NBA history at $228 million over six years. …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
LaVar Ball on Lonzo’s debut: ‘His worst game ever’
LaVar Ball didn’t mince words after son Lonzo Ball’s summer league debut for the Los Angeles Lakers. The elder Ball called it his son’s ‘worst game ever’ after Lonzo scored …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 5:05 p.m.
Kevin Durant’s salary decision cuts to heart of win-vs.-pay matter
It would appear that Kevin Durant’s favorite July pastime is shocking the country. At least for the past year it has been. Uber-talented as he is, KD doesn’t need a …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
For some summer players, two teams now means two chances at NBA
Trey McKinney Jones is still grinding. He’ll be 27 next month, so he’s not a wishful kid anymore. The beard is real. So are the bills, and so is the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Former Gonzaga star Kelly Olynyk agrees to sign with Miami Heat
Former Gonzaga star Kelly Olynyk has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat. Agent Greg Lawrence confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, after ESPN first reported it would be …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
Chris Bosh, Miami Heat formally part ways
Chris Bosh’s time with the Miami Heat is officially over.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
Sacramento Kings land veteran free agents Zach Randolph, George Hill
The Sacramento Kings added veteran help to their young roster on Tuesday by agreeing to free-agent contracts with forward Zach Randolph and point guard George Hill.
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Trail Blazers sign first-rounder and former Zag Zach Collins
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed first-round draft pick and former Gonzaga player Zach Collins.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
NBA deals happening this summer, but amid perhaps more caution
Pat Riley saw this coming. Surveying the landscape going into free agency, the Miami Heat president had a clear sense that smarter spending was going to be the rule in …
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Toronto Raptors re-sign Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka
Kyle Lowry is staying home, saying he wants to finish what he started in Toronto.
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura racks up another double-double for Japan
Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura turned in his second consecutive double-double at the FIBA U19 World Cup, leading Japan to a 76-73 victory in Cairo.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
AP Source: Blake Griffin returning to the Los Angeles Clippers
Hours before other teams could officially start trying to woo him away from the Los Angeles Clippers, Griffin agreed to terms on a five-year deal worth approximately $175 million to …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Sources: Domantas Sabonis headed to Indiana as Thunder deal for All-Star Paul George
For the second time in three days, a former Gonzaga Bulldog is changing addresses in an NBA blockbuster trade.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 5:56 p.m.
Ricky Rubio traded from Minnesota Timberwolves to Utah Jazz for 1st-round pick
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Timberwolves reached an agreement with Utah on Friday to send point guard Ricky Rubio to the Jazz to clear salary cap space for a big run …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 6:20 p.m.
Free agency in the NBA looms, adding to frenzied offseason
Drama is never in short supply during NBA free agency. This year will be no exception.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Diversity study gives NBA high grades again for race, gender hiring
A diversity report shows the NBA “significantly ahead” again in professional sports in racial and gender hiring practices.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
AP source: Kevin Durant declines to opt into contract
Kevin Durant declined to opt in for the second year of his contract with Golden State and will become an unrestricted free agent, an expected move for the NBA Finals …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6 p.m.
Ex-Gonzaga player Kyle Wiltjer part of blockbuster trade involving Chris Paul
Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Knicks, Phil Jackson part ways after dismal 3-year run
Phil Jackson is out as New York Knicks president after he oversaw one of the worst eras in team history and feuded with star Carmelo Anthony. Days after Jackson reiterated …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
How one-and-done players took over the NBA draft
The NBA implemented the one-and-done rule more than a decade ago, forcing high-schoolers in the Class of 2006 to wait a year before becoming eligible for the NBA draft, but …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
GU’s Przemek Karnowski to play for Charlotte Hornets in summer league
Former Gonzaga Bulldogs center Przemek Karnowski will play for the Charlotte Hornets in an NBA summer league.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Jazz select Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss late in second round of NBA Draft
Nigel Williams-Goss was selected by Utah in the second round with the 55th pick overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Trail Blazers trade for Gonzaga’s Zach Collins at No. 10 in NBA Draft
The Portland Trail Blazers wanted Zach Collins and dealt a pair of first-round picks to Sacramento to acquire the former Gonzaga Bulldog during Thursday’s NBA Draft.
Wed., June 21, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Draft is next up during NBA’s dizzying days of deals
Markelle Fultz is ready for the NBA draft and is expected to be the No. 1 pick. If the last few days are indication, what follows might be a wild …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Cavaliers part ways with GM David Griffin
David Griffin’s run with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over after one championship and three straight trips to the NBA Finals.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
AP sources: Paul George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018
The Indiana Pacers’ timeline for making a decision on star forward Paul George just kicked into overdrive. George’s camp has informed the Pacers that the four-time All-Star intends to leave …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Commentary: LeBron James setting up another Decision?
The lesson learned from 2010 and 2014 is that anything is possible with LeBron James. Which is why, on the eve of 2017 free agency, the summer of 2018 already …