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UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington standout Tyler Harvey has taken a winding path back to the NBA Summer League

Tyler Harvey didn’t envision it this way, his basketball career trudging through Pennsylvania, France, Italy and Tennessee.


Bucks re-sign guard George Hill

The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed free agent guard George Hill. Hill, who was acquired from the Cavaliers in December in a five-player, three-team trade, will return on a three-year deal. …


China’s World Cup team sees Summer League as opportunity

China’s national team came to the NBA Summer League looking for education. They’re learning plenty.


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Brandon Clarke leads Grizzlies past Clippers

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UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Rui Hachimura scores 14 points in Washington Wizards debut

With the game in his hands, Rui Hachimura delivered in his first game wearing a Washington Wizards jersey.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Zion Williamson arrives amid much fanfare, but earthquake postpones late games

Zion Williamson’s first NBA show was a sellout. It just ended earlier than fans wanted.


AP source: Wizards trade Dwight Howard to Grizzlies for CJ Miles

A person familiar with the situation says the Washington Wizards have traded center Dwight Howard to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward CJ Miles. The person spoke on the condition of …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins is one of several area players trying to take advantage of NBA Summer League opportunity

The NBA combine, individual workouts for NBA teams and the NBA draft have come and gone. Hundreds of NBA aspirants have one more opportunity to impress front offices when the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. knocks down winning shot to lead Los Angeles Lakers past Sacramento Kings

Zach Norvell Jr., no stranger to hitting clutch shots when he played for Gonzaga, has carried that trait into the pros.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Zach Norvell Jr.’s late 3 lifts Lakers to big comeback victory

Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. made a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Sacramento Kings 99-97, completing a comeback from 21 points …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Mark Bradley: The NBA is the world champ of offseasons

Nobody does offseasons like the NBA. One day in, this one was astonishing.


AP source: Mavs reach agreement with 7-3 center Boban Marjanovic

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Mavericks and Boban Marjanovic have agreed on a contract that will likely make him their backup center. The addition of …


Veteran shooter Jared Dudley joins Lakers on 1-year deal

Veteran forward Jared Dudley has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 33-year-old Dudley will be joining his seventh franchise for his 13rd NBA season. The …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

AP source: Warriors agree to add 2 players, keep Kevon Looney

A person with knowledge of the details says the Golden State Warriors are adding Willie Cauley-Stein and Glenn Robinson III, along with re-signing center Kevon Looney. The moves continue a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 3:45 p.m.

AP Source: Ben Simmons, 76ers negotiating a 5-year extension

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons have entered into negotiations on a $170 million, five-year extension for the All-Star point guard. The …


Celtics assistant gets probation in college bribery case

A Boston Celtics assistant coach has been sentenced to four years’ probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman’s son …


Jimmy Butler-to-Miami Heat gets done

The Miami Heat completed agreements on what will become a four-team trade Monday to land Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers, with the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers also …


Miami Heat land Jimmy Butler, keep Kelly Olynyk after all

It took longer than expected and became bigger than anticipated, but the sign-and-trade transaction that delivered Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat is now a done deal.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Klay Thompson staying with Warriors for reported $190 million

All-Star guard Klay Thompson says on social media he is staying put with the Golden State Warriors, using a movie clip of Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “The Wolf of …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Damian Lillard gets Supermax, Kevin Durant chooses Brooklyn Nets as NBA free agency period gets underway

Damian Lillard wasn’t a top-five pick. Tobias Harris wasn’t a lottery pick. Khris Middleton wasn’t even a first-rounder. Their bank balances won’t know the difference soon.


Former Gonzaga star Kelly Olynyk headed to Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are acquiring Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. from the Miami Heat, according to multiple reports.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Lakers extend qualifying offer to former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams

The Los Angeles Lakers extended a qualifying offer to former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams, the NBA team announced. The move means Williams becomes a restricted free agent on Sunday. If …


Raptors’ Marc Gasol accepts one-year player option

Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol accepted a one-year player option Wednesday for next season. The value is approximately $25.6 million, marking the final year of a five-year contract Gasol signed …


Analysis: For Kevin Durant, Kwahi Leonard, the move is to stay put

Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard and Golden State’s Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having …


Teary-eyed Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honors

A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors and Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year on Monday night in Santa Monica.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Japan hails Rui Hachimura’s NBA selection as new era for sport

Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft after being taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the rebuilding …


Larry looks back: Bird on Magic, free agency and shooting 3s

Larry Bird’s place in NBA history stretches from the record book to the rule book. He is the only person to be voted MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive …


Ex-Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins signs Exhibit 10 contract with Charlotte Hornets

Josh Perkins, GU’s all-time assist leader, wasn’t selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft.


Zion Williamson welcomed to New Orleans by a grateful franchise

Zion Williamson and his family were met with applause as they walked into the New Orleans Pelicans’ headquarters. The practice gym was filled with team employees and executives eager to …


Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett may meet in Summer League opener

Former Duke teammates Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are slated to make their NBA Summer League debuts against one another. The NBA said Friday that Williamson and the New Orleans …