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Russell Westbrook has procedure on knee; status for opener in doubt

Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. That puts his availability for the season opener on Oct. 16 against the Golden State Warriors in …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Thirteen join Basketball Hall of Fame

Lefty Driesell had the crowd laughing. Dino Radja fought back tears. Blue Devils and Tar Heels brought their rivalry to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Ray Allen made a …


AP source: Udonis Haslem, Heat agree on 1-year deal for 16th season

A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Udonis Haslem and the Miami Heat have agreed on a one-year, $2.4 million contract that will keep him with his hometown team …


Lakers waive F Luol Deng midway through $72 million deal

The Los Angeles Lakers waived forward Luol Deng on Saturday, just over two years after signing him to a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Manu Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41

Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

NBA player arrested during Los Angeles traffic stop

Los Angeles police say NBA free agent Nick Young was arrested in Hollywood during a late-night stop for a routine traffic violation.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving honored by mother’s Sioux tribe

Standing on a bison pelt, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means “Little …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Carmelo Anthony signs 1-year, $2.4 million deal with Houston Rockets

Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday.


Dwyane Wade says if he plays, he’ll be with Heat this season

Dwyane Wade still isn’t sure if he will be back on the floor this season. But if he returns, he’s still saying it will be only for the Miami Heat. …


LeBron James to make Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18

LeBron James will make his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers at Portland on Oct. 18 and play in front of the home fans for the first time two days …


LeBron James returns to Cleveland with Lakers on Nov. 21

LeBron James will make his one and only visit to Cleveland on Nov. 21 when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Cavaliers in the four-time MVP’s home state. The NBA …


LeBron James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, Kevin Durant and the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for draft, recruiting

College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The …


Cavs acquire forward Sam Dekker from Clippers

Dekker, a first-round pick by Houston in 2015, averaged 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds as a reserve in 73 games last season for the Clippers. The 6-foot-9 Dekker figures to …


LeBron James adds Showtime doc ‘Shut Up and Dribble’ to his small-screen portfolio

LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is churning out content for the small screen.


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

KeyArena renovation to cost more than originally expected

Renovating KeyArena to make it ready for a potential NHL franchise will cost $100 million more than previously expected. Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke said costs increased for a …


NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to provide data to bettors

The NBA has struck a deal with MGM Resorts to become the official casino partner of the league and the WNBA. Terms were not disclosed, other than it will last …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

LeBron James opens ‘I Promise’ school in hometown

LeBron James won’t rule out a second homecoming in Cleveland.


Hawks waive Carmelo Anthony, making him a free agent

The Atlanta Hawks have waived Carmelo Anthony, making official the move that was expected when the 10-time All-Star was traded from Oklahoma City this month.


Dwyane Wade still not saying if he will play a 16th season

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade wouldn’t say Monday if he has decided whether to play this season, which would be his 16th in the NBA. His future has been the …


Rockets sign Clint Capela to five-year extension

Clint Capela has signed a five-year, $90 million extension with the Houston Rockets.


All over but the qualifying for USA Basketball

USA Basketball’s minicamp is now over, and now the program waits to see if it will qualify for the world championships. If all goes well, they’ll be gathering for a …


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. …