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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.


76ers unveil Al Horford & Co. as upgrades in championship chase

The Philadelphia 76ers have a new look as they make a championship push. Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick are out. All-Star Al Horford and Josh Richardson are in. Tobias Harris …


Analysis: Russell Westbrook, James Harden will need to change their games

Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit. It won’t be that easy. They’ve both …


NBA ref Jason Phillips to oversee league’s replay center

Longtime NBA referee Jason Phillips has been announced as the new operations principal for the league’s replay center. Phillips was an on-court referee for 19 seasons and worked more than …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Zach Norvell Jr. leaving everything on the court in hopes of seeing his NBA dreams come true

Norvell and the Lakers played seven games over 11 days, in two summer league events in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, making it quite easy to bond with a …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Rui Hachimura leads Washington Wizards past Atlanta Hawks

Selected ninth overall last month, the former Gonzaga star was 9 of 12 from the field with two 3-pointers, nine rebounds and two blocks.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Report: Oklahoma City trades Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Jerami Grant hopes to help youthful Nuggets take next step

The acquisition of forward Jerami Grant in a deal with Oklahoma City was the only change the Denver Nuggets have made so far in the offseason. It could be just …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Zach Norvell Jr. scores 20 in loss to RJ Barrett, New York Knicks

Norvell has averaged 13.3 points in the three games he’s played, while shooting 36.3% (12-33) from the field and 40.1% (9-22) from deep.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Passed over in NBA draft, Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Washington State’s Robert Franks playing with chips on their shoulders for Charlotte Hornets

Josh Perkins and Robert Franks come from different parts of the country, attended different colleges and essentially have taken different paths in their basketball careers.


Seth Curry returns to Mavs after year away, Maxi Kleber re-signs

The Dallas Mavericks have signed Seth Curry to complete the guard’s return after a year away and re-signed one of their restricted free agents in forward Maxi Kleber. Curry signed …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George officially join Clippers; Klay Thompson signs Warriors extension

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are officially members of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday to get George, and …


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says changes to rules on draft trades possible

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants the hat game fixed. Silver is mindful that it was awkward for draft picks this year who were selected by one team and had already …


NBA Summer League: Tyler Harvey helps Memphis stay unbeaten in Las Vegas

Harvey is averaging 13 points per game in Las Vegas after averaging six points in his two games during the Salt Lake City Summer League.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Adam Silver: NBA ‘can do a better job’ on free agency, rules

The NBA knows that its rules on teams talking to free agents are not being followed, and says it will spend the next few months figuring out a better system. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Bond between Chicago Bulls players Perrion Callandret, Zach LaVine goes beyond the basketball court

When two-time NBA slam dunk champion Zach LaVine called the Chicago Bulls organization and asked for a favor, it wasn’t the first time he’d reached out for his childhood friend …