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Gregg Popovich, finally, gets his turn at leading USA Basketball

Gregg Popovich walked into USA Basketball’s first team meeting in advance of World Cup training camp, and it seemed to some in the room that he was having a little …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:39 p.m.

AP source: Vince Carter returning to Hawks for 22nd NBA season

Vince Carter is returning to the Atlanta Hawks for his 22nd season in the NBA. A person told The Associated Press that the 42-year-old Carter has agreed to terms one …


Jason Kidd, Lionel Hollins top Frank Vogel’s coaching staff with Lakers

Former NBA head coaches Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins have joined new coach Frank Vogel’s staff with the Los Angeles Lakers. Phil Handy, Miles Simon, former Lakers guard Mike Penberthy …


CJ McCollum agrees to 3-year extension with Trail Blazers

The 27-year-old McCollum averaged 21.0 points last season, helping Portland make it to the Western Conference finals.


Rookie sensation Zion Williamson signs with 2K, adding to whirlwind summer

The past few weeks have been a blur to Zion Williamson. He was picked No. 1 in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans.


Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with New Orleans Saints

Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson’s athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing NFL prospect at a handful of positions, …


Russell Westbrook all smiles in introduction with Rockets

Russell Westbrook knows he’s in for a huge change in his move from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets. And he’s ready to do whatever it takes to …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Clippers unveil images, plans for lavish new Inglewood arena

The Los Angeles Clippers have unveiled the first renderings of their proposed 18,500-seat arena and surrounding complex in Inglewood. The Clippers hope to move into the arena in 2024. The …


Trail Blazers sign six-time All-Star Pau Gasol

The Portland Trail Blazers have added six-time All-Star Pau Gasol to their roster. President of basketball operations Neil Olshey announced Gasol’s signing Thursday. The 39-year-old Gasol has averaged 17.0 points, …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 4:01 p.m.

Bucks sign veteran guard Kyle Korver

The Milwaukee Bucks have added veteran guard Kyle Korver. The 38-year-old guard was waived July 7 by Phoenix – which acquired him in a trade with Memphis – making him …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 1:52 p.m.

Thunder GM Sam Presti shies away from term ‘rebuilding’

The words rebuilding and tanking don’t sit well with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. He prefers the terms repositioning and replenishing. Presti has quite a task in front of him …


USA Basketball updates national team roster for World Cup

USA Basketball’s depth is already getting tested, weeks before the FIBA World Cup even starts. The Americans have released their updated national team roster, adding six players and deleting eight …


Nuggets announce five-year extension for Jamal Murray

The Denver Nuggets and point guard Jamal Murray have signed a five-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season. The sides agreed to the $170 million maximum deal last month. Murray …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George want to make history for Clippers

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are embracing the chance to chase history by teaming up with the Los Angeles Clippers. The native Southern California superstars talked about destiny and championships …


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Former Gonzaga analytics coordinator Riccardo Fois settling into new role with Phoenix Suns

A handful of Gonzaga players considered professional options versus returning to school following the 2019 season. So did a member of the Zags’ coaching staff, minus the fanfare and headlines.


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

Tim Duncan returning to Spurs as an assistant coach

Tim Duncan is returning to the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach. The longtime Spurs great and five-time NBA champion retired after the 2015-16 season. The Spurs also promoted …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter join Celtics

Even as the Boston Celtics were introducing new point guard Kemba Walker at their practice facility, there was still a lot of attention on the old one. The Celtics and …


New Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he’s ‘close’ to normal

Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he’s “pretty close” to resuming normal workouts as he continues to recover from surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm. Ingram says …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Suns re-sign forward Kelly Oubre Jr.

Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. re-signed with the Phoenix Suns. Oubre was acquired in a trade with the Washington Wizards for veteran Trevor Ariza last December. He averaged 16.9 points and …


Ben Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

The Philadelphia 76ers and All-Star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract. Simmons will make about $8.1 million this season, the last of his four-year rookie …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s rebuild will take some time

The Oklahoma City Thunder are heading into a major transition. Russell Westbrook was the last remaining player from the team that moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City in 2008. Kevin …


Natasha Howard plays amid abuse allegation, Storm beat Liberty

Natasha Howard scored 14 points a day after abuse allegations were raised against her to help the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 78-69. The team said it is …


Sylvia Fowles makes history, helps Lynx beat Mercury 75-62

Sylvia Fowles set a WNBA record with her 157th career double-double and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the second half to beat the Phoenix Mercury 75-62. Fowles finished with …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Brandon Clarke’s slam in OT sends Memphis Grizzlies to Summer League title game

Brandon Clarke dunked with 10.7 left in overtime as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 88-86 on Sunday in the NBA Summer League semifinals.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Rui Hachimura begins his NBA career as the future of the Washington Wizards and ‘the hope of Japan’

The Rui Hachimura era is underway.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Large Japanese media contingent make trip to cover Washington’s Rui Hachimura at NBA Summer League

More than 1,000 media credentials were distributed for the 15th NBA Summer League, and the league’s communication department confirmed it was the largest contingent of international media ever.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Brandon Clarke, Tyler Harvey lift Memphis past top-seeded Boston

Brandon Clarke tipped in a rebound with 18 seconds left to extend the Grizzlies’ lead to three, before Paris Lee and Bruno Caboclo hit three late free throws to ice …


AD3: Anthony Davis joins Lakers with championship plans, new number

Anthony Davis has finally joined the Los Angeles Lakers after several months of courtship between the superstar and the 16-time NBA champions. Davis believes the Lakers can become an immediate …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Run ends for international teams

The NBA’s decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Brandon Clarke holds himself to the highest standards as NBA career begins with Memphis Grizzlies

Clarke has been playing with the Grizzlies in the NBA Summer League, impressing everyone from Tayshaun Prince, to head coach Taylor Jenkins.