Stories tagged: nba
Sun., July 16, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
NBA Summer League: Lakers overcome Ball’s injury to beat Mavs
LAS VEGAS – Lonzo Ball’s bid for a third straight triple-double was short-circuited by a calf injury. The lead he helped the Los Angeles Lakers build while he was in …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Location, tax rates can have big impact on value of huge NBA contracts
With the mind-boggling money being doled out in NBA contracts, players don’t seem to be overly concerned about state taxes – or the lack of them.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
AP Source: Jazz add 3 in free agency
A person with direct knowledge of the deals says the Utah Jazz have reached agreements to sign free agents Thabo Sefolosha, Jonas Jerebko and Ekpe Udoh. Sefolosha heads to Utah …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Wizards match Nets’ offer sheet to keep Otto Porter
The Wizards have matched the Brooklyn Nets’ $106 million, four-year offer sheet to keep forward Otto Porter. The 24-year-old forward becomes Washington’s highest-paid player, ahead of guards Bradley Beal and …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Paul Millsap’s Nuggets signing brings him back to his roots
The Denver Nuggets announced the signing of four-time All-Star Paul Millsap. A highly coveted free agent, the former Atlanta forward agreed to a three-year deal worth $90 million.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
AP source: Knicks, Rockets talking, no Carmelo Anthony deal imminent
A person with knowledge of the situation says the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets are still talking about a possible a trade for Carmelo Anthony. The person told The …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Lonzo Ball scores 36, carries Lakers in NBA Summer League tourney
Lonzo Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals in the …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Jayson Tatum, Celtics 3-0, Summer League set for tournament stage
Jayson Tatum might not need long to win his first championship with the Boston Celtics. The Celtics improved to 3-0 in the NBA Summer League with an 88-83 victory over …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Tim Hardaway Jr. ready for 2nd chance with Knicks
Tim Hardaway Jr. thought that with Phil Jackson gone, maybe there was a chance someday he could come back to New York. Even he was surprised it was this soon.
Sat., July 8, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Sixers No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz injures left ankle
No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz needed to be helped off the court with an injury to his left ankle in the Philadelphia 76ers’ summer league game Saturday night against …
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 …