Stories tagged: nba
Mon., July 1, 2019, 5:44 p.m.
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.
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.
Sun., June 30, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
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.
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 …
Wed., June 26, 2019, 2:15 p.m.
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 …
Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
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 …
Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
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.
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 …
Sat., June 22, 2019, 8 a.m.
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 …
Fri., June 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Josh Perkins, GU’s all-time assist leader, wasn’t selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
Fri., June 21, 2019, 5:43 p.m.
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 …
Fri., June 21, 2019, 1:43 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 4:34 p.m.
Darius Garland showed the Cavaliers his range from 2,000 miles before they selected him in the NBA draft. The Cavs selected Garland with the No. 5 overall pick Thursday night …
Fri., June 21, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
A person with knowledge of the situation says Hassan Whiteside has told the Miami Heat that he is exercising his $27.1 million player option for next season. The person spoke …
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 6:35 p.m.
Now on the clock: Chaos. The NBA offseason is just getting started. A draft that had good bits of intrigue is now done. Up next is free agency, which will …
Fri., June 21, 2019, 10:38 a.m.
The title won and the draft over, the Toronto Raptors turn to the next order of business: keeping Kawhi Leonard. He is expected to opt out of the final year …
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
When the careers for players like De’Andre Hunter and Jarrett Culver are long over, when they look back at the scrapbook of their basketball lives, they will more than likely …
Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:08 p.m.
Philadelphia moved up four spots from No. 24 to 20 to select Thybulle in a trade with Boston that cost the 76ers the No. 33 pick in the second round.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:05 p.m.
John Blanchette: Despite their collegiate accomplishments, the toughest challenges still await this bunch of Bulldogs
Both players, Hachimura in particular, will have to endure the modern blather that suggests that any first-rounder who falls short of All-Pro status is somehow a bust.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
Rui Hachimura, wearing special attire for the occasion, made history Thursday night in New York and Japan and contributed to another major milestone for Gonzaga.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 10:22 p.m.
The New Orleans Pelicans selected Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick, going with the Duke force who is considered one of the most exciting prospects in years.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:17 p.m.
NBA draft updates: History made as Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke give Gonzaga two first-round picks; Zach Norvell Jr. goes undrafted
The Gonzaga men’s basketball program has had two players selected in the first round of the NBA draft for the first time.
Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
President Donald Trump says he’ll consider inviting the NBA champion Toronto Raptors to the White House “if they’d like to do it.”
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 7:55 p.m.
Japanese tennis players Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori are also Nissin brand ambassadors.
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
The NBA couldn’t have asked for a better draft lead-in than the Anthony Davis blockbuster trade. While the first wave of headlines rightfully belonged to the Los Angeles Lakers, the …
Wed., June 19, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers is still emotionally spent after watching superstars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson go down with serious injuries in the last two games of the NBA …
Wed., June 19, 2019, 2:19 p.m.
Zion Williamson tried to portray himself as an ordinary player just hoping to be drafted. Actually, he’s perhaps the most-hyped one since LeBron James. Soon he can start showing if …
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 6:20 p.m.
Even though the lottery didn’t work as they hoped, the Atlanta Hawks are preparing for another intriguing draft. With three first-round picks and six choices overall, the Hawks are poised …
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 12:19 p.m.
A person with knowledge of the decision says the Memphis Grizzlies have traded veteran point guard Mike Conley, who has played the most games in franchise history, to the Utah …