NBA NEWS ARCHIVE
» Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Warriors F Barnes pleads guilty to disorderly conduct, avoids jail time

Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes pleaded guilty Tuesday to disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at a New York nightclub but avoided jail time.


Wall hopes Wizards can pry George away from Pacers

John Wall believes Paul George is the missing piece to the Washington Wizards' championship puzzle.


Westbrook earns NBA MVP award over Harden, James

After a historic season filled with triple-doubles, Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook was selected the NBA's Most Valuable Player on Monday night at the league's first-ever awards show in New York.


» Monday, June 26, 2017

Westbrook earns NBA MVP award over Harden, James

After a historic season filled with triple-doubles, Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook was selected the NBA's Most Valuable Award on Monday night at the league's first-ever awards show in New York.


NBA awards: Gordon named top sixth man; Brogdon wins ROY

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon won NBA Rookie of the Year, and Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon won the Sixth Man of the Year Award on Monday night at the first-ever NBA awards show in New York.


Warriors’ Green heads NBA All-Defensive First Team

Draymond Green of the reigning champion Golden State Warriors was among the selections for the NBA All-Defensive first team, the league announced Monday.


Gordon named top sixth man; Brogdon wins ROY

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon won NBA Rookie of the Year and Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon won the Sixth Man of the Year Award Monday night at the first-ever NBA awards show in New York.


Brogdon, Saric highlight NBA All-Rookie First Team

Guard Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks and forward Dario Saric of the Philadelphia 76ers were unanimous selections for the NBA All-Rookie First Team, the league announced Monday.


Timberwolves waive C Hill

Center Jordan Hill was waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday as the team tries to save money ahead of free agency.


NBA notebook: Brogdon, Saric highlight All-Rookie first team

Guard Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks and forward Dario Saric of the Philadelphia 76ers were unanimous selections for the NBA All-Rookie first team, the league announced.


Calipari cautious backer of one-and-done change

Kentucky coach John Calipari is fine if the rule changes to allow high school players to go directly to the NBA, agreeing with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski about the one-and-done issue in basketball.


Warriors’ Green heads NBA All-Defensive First Team

Draymond Green of the reigning champion Golden State Warriors was among the selections for the NBA All-Defensive First Team, the league announced Monday.


Brogdon, Saric highlight NBA All-Rookie First Team

Guard Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks and forward Dario Saric of the Philadelphia 76ers were unanimous selections for the NBA All-Rookie First Team, the league announced Monday.


Cavs continue trade talk involving George, Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers are continuing to pursue a trade for Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George.


NBA Note - Dallas Mavericks Nowitzki, Dirk

F Dirk Nowitzki's $25 million contract option for next season will not be renewed, but ESPN reported Sunday that the Dallas Mavericks plan to re-sign him to a restructured deal in July. The 39-year-old signed a two-year, $50 million contract before last season, but his production fell off in 2016-17 as he battled injuries and the Mavericks finished 33-49, which was their worst record since Nowitzki came into the NBA as a rookie 19 years ago and also the worst in Mark Cuban's 17 years as owner. Nowitzki averaged 14.2 points this season, his lowest since his rookie campaign (8.2). His career mark is 21.7. The 2017-18 season will be Nowitzki's 20th with the Mavericks, which would equal Kobe Bryant's NBA longevity record with one team. Bryant spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers before retiring.


» Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mavericks plan to have Nowitzki for 20th season

Dirk Nowitzki's $25 million contract option for next season will not be renewed, but ESPN reported Sunday that the Dallas Mavericks plan to re-sign him to a restructured deal in July.


» Friday, June 23, 2017

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Marcus Camby

Former NBA center Marcus Camby is the subject of a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed on Friday.


Clippers’ Paul re-elected NBPA president

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul was re-elected as president of the National Basketball Players Association.


Kings waive G Afflalo

The Sacramento Kings waived guard Arron Afflalo on Friday, one day before his $12.5 million salary for next season would have become guaranteed.


NBA notebook: Griffin, Paul opt out of contracts

Power forward Blake Griffin opted out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday and point guard Chris Paul will do the same sometime next week, according to multiple published reports.


Griffin, Paul opt out of contracts with Clippers

Power forward Blake Griffin opted out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday and point guard Chris Paul will do the same sometime next week, according to multiple published reports.


Pistons G Caldwell-Pope suspended two games for DUI arrest

Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been suspended two games without pay after his recent guilty plea in a drunk-driving incident, the NBA announced Friday.


Rebuild-a-Bulls: No Butler signals Chicago reset

Finding an identity under coach Fred Hoiberg meant trading the face of the franchise for the Chicago Bulls.


Draft: 76ers tab Fultz No. 1, Ball goes to Lakers at No. 2

NEW YORK -- For the last four years, the mantra of the Philadelphia 76ers has been "trust the process."


Lopez officially traded from Nets to Lakers for Russell, Mozgov

Brook Lopez played in three arenas, for nine coaches and with numerous teammates.


» Thursday, June 22, 2017

Draft: 76ers tab Fultz No. 1, Ball goes to Lakers at No. 2

NEW YORK -- For the last four years, the mantra of the Philadelphia 76ers has been "trust the process."


Timberwolves acquire All-Star Butler from Bulls

Jimmy Butler is being reunited with Tom Thibodeau.


Draft: 76ers tab Fultz No. 1, Ball goes to Lakers at No. 2

NEW YORK -- For the last four years, the mantra of the Philadelphia 76ers has been "trust the process."


Timberwolves acquire All-Star Butler from Bulls

Jimmy Butler is reportedly being reunited with Tom Thibodeau.


Draft: 76ers tab Fultz No. 1, Ball goes to Lakers at No. 2

NEW YORK -- For the last four years, the mantra of the Philadelphia 76ers has been "trust the process."


Timberwolves acquire All-Star Butler from Bulls

All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler is being reunited with his former coach in Tom Thibodeau.


76ers tab Fultz with No. 1 pick of NBA draft

NEW YORK -- Markelle Fultz was once cut from the varsity team in high school and now he is the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft.


» Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lakers G Young to become free agent

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young declined his player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, the team announced Wednesday.


Bulls’ Wade picks up $23.8M option for next season

Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade is picking up his $23.8 million player option for next season.


» Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hawks trade Howard to Hornets

The Atlanta Hawks traded center Dwight Howard and the 31st pick in Thursday's draft to the Charlotte Hornets for forward Miles Plumlee, swingman Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick, according to multiple reports.


76ers appear poised to take Fultz at No. 1

PHILADELPHIA -- For the second consecutive year, the Philadelphia 76ers will have the first overall pick in the NBA draft.


NBA notebook: Lakers acquire Lopez from Nets

The Los Angeles Lakers hold the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but they did not wait until Thursday night to begin reshaping their roster.


Lakers deal Russell to Nets, acquire Lopez

The Los Angeles Lakers hold the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but they are not waiting until Thursday night to begin reshaping their roster.


Pacers reportedly talking with Lakers on George deal

The Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers have begun discussing the possibilities of a Paul George trade, according to multiple reports.


Lakers deal Russell to Nets, acquire Lopez

The Los Angeles Lakers hold the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but they are not waiting until Thursday night to begin reshaping their roster.


Pacers reportedly talking with Lakers on George deal

The Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers have begun discussing the possibilities of a Paul George trade, according to multiple reports.


Pistons C Baynes opts out of contract

Aron Baynes is set to become a free agent as the Detroit Pistons center will decline his $6.5 million player option, according to The Vertical.


Bull market: Wade mulls option as Butler rumors gain steam

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade is reportedly leaning toward exercising his $24 million player option to remain with the franchise next season.


Knicks are considering trade of Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis may not be long for New York as Knicks president Phil Jackson is considering trading the 7-foot-3 Latvian and has been fielding trade calls ahead of Thursday's NBA Draft, according to multiple reports.


Gasol, Lee to opt out of deals with Spurs

Pau Gasol will decline a $16.2 million contract option for next season and become a free agent, but he is expected to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs on a long-term deal, according to multiple reports.


» Monday, June 19, 2017

Griffin out as Cavaliers GM

A year ago, David Griffin was celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers' first championship and the city's first title since 1964.


Durant plans to opt out, re-sign with Warriors

NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant will opt out of his contract but re-sign with the Golden State Warriors in a move to save the team money.


Clippers officially add West as consultant

A week after helping the Golden State Warriors to a second NBA title in three seasons, Hall of Famer Jerry West will attempt to do the same for the Los Angeles Clippers.


Griffin out as Cavaliers GM

A year ago, David Griffin was celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers' first championship and the city's first title since 1964.


NBA notebook: Celtics, 76ers finalize deal for top pick

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers made their agreed-upon trade official Monday, a deal that will see the teams swap the Nos. 1 and 3 picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft.


Mavericks F Nowitzki named co-captain for Africa Game

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki will be one of the captains for the NBA's Africa Game on Aug. 5.


Celtics, 76ers finalize deal to swap top picks

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers made their agreed-upon trade official Monday, a deal that will see the teams swap the Nos. 1 and 3 picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft.


Lakers attempt to add another first-round draft pick

The Los Angeles Lakers, who have the No. 2 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, reportedly are working to acquire another high first-rounder as they search for players to improve their outside shooting and perimeter defense.


NBA Note - Indiana Pacers George, Paul

F Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers he won't re-sign with the franchise and plans to become a free agent after next season, according to multiple reports on Sunday.


» Sunday, June 18, 2017

Pacers F George informs team he will test free agency after next season

All-Star forward Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers he won't resign with the franchise and plans to become a free agent after next season, according to multiple reports on Sunday.


76ers deal with Celtics for No. 1 pick, expected to take Fultz

After working out for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, guard Markelle Fultz said he wanted to get some cheesesteaks.


Report: 76ers, Celtics trade top picks

After working out for the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Markelle Fultz said he wanted to get some cheesesteaks.


» Saturday, June 17, 2017

Report: 76ers, Celtics trade top picks

After working out for the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Markelle Fultz said he wanted to get some cheesesteaks.


Potential No. 1 pick Fultz to work out with 76ers

Markelle Fultz, expected to be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, will work out for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, further ramping up speculation of a trade for the top overall selection.


» Friday, June 16, 2017

NBA notebook: Celtics, 76ers reportedly in talks for top pick

The assumption has been that the Boston Celtics would take Washington point guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in next week's NBA draft, but a report on Friday suggests the Philadelphia 76ers are attempting to acquire that pick.


Bucks name Horst as new GM

The Milwaukee Bucks promoted Jon Horst to general manager, the team announced on Friday.


Celtics reportedly in ’serious discussions’ with 76ers about top pick in draft

The assumption has been that the Boston Celtics would take Washington point guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in next week's NBA draft, but a report on Friday suggests the Philadelphia 76ers are attempting to acquire that pick.


NBA suspends Pacers’ Ellis, Pistons’ Bullock for drug violations

Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis and Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock were each suspended five games without pay for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Friday.


Bucks to name Horst as new GM

The Milwaukee Bucks plan to promote Jon Horst to general manager, according to published reports Friday.


Fultz wants to beat Ball in ’everything I do’

One day after projected No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers, possible No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball takes his turn at impressing club brass on Friday.


1.5 million attend Warriors’ victory parade

The Golden State Warriors celebrated their latest NBA title with a parade through downtown Oakland on Thursday that attracted an estimated 1.5 million fans.


» Thursday, June 15, 2017

NBA Note - Philadelphia 76ers Covington, Robert

F Robert Covington's contract for the 2017-18 season was exercised by the 76ers, the team announced Wednesday.


Report: Jerry West leaving Warriors, hired as Clippers consultant

Hall of Famer Jerry West is going back to Los Angeles, but this time to work for the Clippers.


» Wednesday, June 14, 2017

76ers pick up option on F Covington for 2017-18

The Philadelphia 76ers exercised the contract option on forward Robert Covington for the 2017-18 season, the team announced Wednesday.


» Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Champion Warriors might snub White House - if invited

Politics will have to wait until another day for the Golden State Warriors.


Kerr expected to return as Warriors’ coach

Steve Kerr is expected to return to the Golden State Warriors' sideline after the team won its second NBA championship in three seasons under Kerr's direction on Monday night, Warriors general manager Bob Myers confirmed.


Warriors’ Durant adds an important title: champion

OAKLAND, Calif. -- In the end, he was outscored, outrebounded and out-assisted by LeBron James.


» Monday, June 12, 2017

Former NBA player Telfair arrested on gun charges

Sebastian Telfair, who last appeared in an NBA game in 2014, was arrested early Sunday morning in New York on gun charges.


» Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jordan shoes sell for over 190K

A pair of game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers sold at auction for $190,373 on Sunday, setting a record for game-used shoes.


» Saturday, June 10, 2017

Warriors-Cavs series big hit on TV

The 2017 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers is the most-watched NBA Finals since 1998 through four games, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen.


» Friday, June 9, 2017

James passes Jordan for third in NBA Finals scoring

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into third place on the NBA Finals' career scoring list during Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.


NBA prospect Jeanne diagnosed with career-threatening disorder

Jonathan Jeanne, a 19-year-old prospect from France and possible first-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft later this month, has been diagnosed with a career-threatening genetic disorder.


» Thursday, June 8, 2017

Smith denies tweeting ’Cavs in 7’ after Game 3 loss

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith claimed his Twitter account was hacked after the phrase "Cavs in 7" was sent out over social media shortly after his team was pushed to the brink of elimination in the NBA Finals.


» Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Projected No. 1 pick Fultz will only work out for Celtics, per report

Markelle Fultz, the widely-projected No. 1 overall pick in this year's NBA Draft, will only hold a private workout with the Boston Celtics, who own the No. 1 pick, according to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer.


» Monday, June 5, 2017

Cavaliers mull starting Shumpert in Game 3

The Cleveland Cavaliers, down 2-0 after blowout losses to the Golden State Warriors, may switch up their starting lineup for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.


Warriors coach Kerr returns for Game 2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced about an hour before Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night that he not only was returning to the bench for the game, but also, he hoped, for the rest of the best-of-seven series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.


» Sunday, June 4, 2017

Warriors coach Kerr returns for Game 2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced about an hour before Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night that he not only was returning to the bench for the game, but also, he hoped, for the rest of the best-of-seven series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Former Lakers G Fisher suspected of DUI after car flips in crash

Former Los Angeles Lakers star player and ex-New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving after his car overturned on a California highway.


» Friday, June 2, 2017

NBA notebook: Warriors Kerr might return for Game 2

The health of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has improved, and there is a chance he may return for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, according to ESPN.com.


Warriors’ Kerr considers returning as coach for Game 2

The health of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has improved, and there is a chance he may return for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, according to ESPN.com.


Oakley rejects plea deal in MSG incident

Former New York Knicks standout Charles Oakley rejected a deal that could have led to the dismissal of charges in February's incident at Madison Square Garden and instead requested a trial.


Thunder C Kanter says father was arrested in Turkey

The father of Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter has been detained by the Turkish government.


» Thursday, June 1, 2017

Former Pistons GM McCloskey dies at 91

Jack McCloskey, who assembled two NBA championship teams as general manager of the Detroit Pistons, died Thursday in Savannah, Ga., the team announced.


Thunder assistant coach Cheeks hospitalized

Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks was hospitalized in Philadelphia after suffering an undisclosed medical incident on a plane on Wednesday.


Report: Durant may take less money to keep Warriors intact

Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant is willing to take less than the maximum contract extension this summer if it helps the team keep its core intact, ESPN reported on Thursday, citing league sources.


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