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» Saturday, September 30, 2017

NBA notebook: Spurs’ Leonard to miss entire preseason

San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason due a right thigh injury, the team announced Saturday.


NBA notebook: Spurs’ Leonard to miss enttire preseason

San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason due a right thigh injury, the team announced Saturday.


Pacers F Robinson to miss two months with ankle injury

Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III is expected to miss two months after suffering a left high ankle sprain in a Friday training camp practice session, the team announced Saturday.


Spurs F Leonard to miss preseason with thigh injury

San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason due a right thigh injury, the team announced Saturday.


Cavs owner Gilbert: ’Disgusting, racist’ voicemails targeted LeBron

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said he received racist voicemails after LeBron James took to social media last weekend to call President Donald Trump a "bum" in response to Trump uninviting the Golden State Warriors to the White House.


» Friday, September 29, 2017

Wade introduced as newest member of Cavs

Dwyane Wade was introduced to the Cleveland media on Friday and let it be known how excited he was to be back with close friend LeBron James.


NBA notebook: Thunder’s Westbrook signs 5-year extension

Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook once again signaled his loyalty to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday when he signed a five-year, $205 million deal.


Thunder’s Westbrook signs 5-year, $205M deal

Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook once again signaled his loyalty to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday when he signed a five-year, $205 million deal.


Hawks G Schroder arrested on misdemeanor battery charge

Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge in an Atlanta suburb on Friday after an early morning incident.


» Thursday, September 28, 2017

NBA commissioner: Rules require standing for anthem

Citing a league regulation, NBA commissioner Adam Silver anticipates no protests or demonstrations during the national anthem before games in his league.


NBA notebook: New lottery rule hopes to discourage tanking

The NBA Board of Governors approved draft lottery reform Thursday, hoping to reduce the chances of teams tanking to land one of the top three picks.


NBA approves draft lottery reform to dissuade tanking

The NBA Board of Governors approved draft lottery reform on Thursday, reducing the chances of teams tanking to land one of the top three picks.


Nuggets pick up options on Mudiay, four others

The Denver Nuggets exercised contract options on five players, the team announced Thursday.


Nuggets pick up options on Mudiay, four othesr

The Denver Nuggets exercised contract options on five players, the team announced Thursday.


Cavaliers F James day-to-day with ankle injury

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James missed practice Thursday after injuring his left ankle the previous night.


Thunder F Anthony says deals to Rockets, Cavaliers fell through

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony said Thursday that potential trades involving the New York Knicks with both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets fell through at the last minute.


» Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Grizzlies sign F Green to two-year deal

The Memphis Grizzlies signed forward JaMychal Green to a multi-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.


Cavaliers sign G Wade to one-year contract

The Cleveland Cavaliers made it official on Wednesday by announcing the signing of 12-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade to a one-year contract.


Kings extend GM Divac’s contract, pick up option on Joerger

The Sacramento Kings extended the contract of general manager Vlade Divac and secured the fourth-year option on head coach Dave Joerger, the team announced Wednesday.


» Tuesday, September 26, 2017

NBA notebook: Wade on verge of rejoining LeBron

Only a few minor details remain before the expected reunion of free agent Dwyane Wade and LeBron James becomes official.


Kings sign journeyman G Williams

The Sacramento Kings signed guard Marcus Williams to a contract, the team announced Tuesday.


Report: Wade close to signing with Cavaliers

Only a few minor details remain before the expected reunion of free agent Dwyane Wade and LeBron James becomes official.


Kings’ Randolph: ’I felt that I was wrongfully arrested’

Sacramento Kings power forward Zach Randolph told reporters that he was "wrongfully arrested" last month at a Los Angeles housing project on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell.


Popovich: ’Our country is an embarrassment’

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich took the opportunity of the Spurs' media to blast President Donald Trump for rescinding the Golden State Warriors' invitation to the White House and for comments about NFL players kneeling or sitting during the national anthem.


» Monday, September 25, 2017

Report: Suns’ Warren lands 4-year, $50M extension

Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract extension, ESPN reported Monday.


NBA notebook: James salutes NFL response

LeBron James met with the media on Monday and answered questions on a wide range of topics, including President Donald Trump without mentioning his name.


Pacers sign F Uthoff

The Indiana Pacers signed forward Jarrod Uthoff, the team announced Monday.


Thunder officially acquire Anthony from Knicks

The Oklahoma City Thunder officially acquired All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks on Monday.


James salutes NFL response to Trump comments

LeBron James met with the media on Monday and answered questions on a wide range of topics, including President Donald Trump without mentioning his name.


Cavs appear to be frontrunner to land Wade

The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be the frontrunner to land free agent Dwyane Wade after he reached a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls.


Hawks acquire, release G/F Liggins

The Atlanta Hawks acquired guard/forward DeAndre Liggins and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for draft considerations, the team announced Monday.


Cavaliers expect Thomas (hip) to play by January

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Monday that newly acquired point guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to return from his hip injury in January.


Thunder officially acquire Anthony from Knicks

The Oklahoma City Thunder officially acquired All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks on Monday.


Cavs appear to be frontrunner to land Wade

The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be the frontrunner to land free agent Dwyane Wade after he reached a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls.


» Sunday, September 24, 2017

Durant endorses NFL protests

NBA superstar Kevin Durant watched the NFL demonstrations play out across the nation on Sunday and was pleased with what he witnessed.


Reports: Wade gets buyout from Bulls, could join Cavs

Veteran shooting guard Dwyane Wade reached a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls after one season, according to multiple reports Sunday.


Bucks add Anthony, Green to training camp roster

The Milwaukee Bucks added a pair of veterans Sunday, signing free agent center Joel Anthony and swingman Gerald Green to training camp contracts.


NBA Note - Oklahoma City Thunder Anthony, Carmelo

The New York Knicks agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to multiple reports Saturday. The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick via the Chicago Bulls to the Knicks, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The 33-year-old Anthony will waive his no-trade clause and his $8.1 trade kicker to accommodate the deal, according to ESPN. A trade call is scheduled for Monday to finalize the deal with the league office, sources told The Vertical. Anthony averaged 22.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting along with 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 74 games with the Knicks last season, his seventh in New York and 14th in the NBA.


» Saturday, September 23, 2017

Trump: Warriors not welcome at White House

President Donald Trump says the Golden State Warriors are not welcome to the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship.


Trump: Warriors not welcome at White House

President Donald Trump says the Golden State Warriors are not welcome to the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship.


Knicks trade Anthony to Thunder

The New York Knicks agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to multiple reports Saturday.


Trump: Warriors not welcome at White House

President Donald Trump says the Golden State Warriors are not welcome to the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship.


» Friday, September 22, 2017

Blazers F Vonleh suffers shoulder injury

Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh will miss all of preseason camp and is likely to miss the first two weeks of the regular season after suffering a right shoulder strain, multiple media outlets reported Friday.


Suns acquire G Daniels from Grizzlies

The Phoenix Suns acquired guard Troy Daniels and a second-round pick in the 2018 draft from the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday in exchange for a second-round pick in the same draft.


NBA notebook: Warriors to discuss White House visit

The Golden State Warriors plan to meet as a team this fall to decide whether to make a visit to the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship.


Wizards’ Morris to miss 6-8 weeks after sports hernia surgery

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris underwent sports hernia surgery and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, the team announced Friday.


76ers sign G Pullen

The Philadelphia 76ers agreed to terms with guard Jacob Pullen on Friday.


Hornets promote Silas to associate head coach

The Charlotte Hornets promoted Stephen Silas to associate head coach and hired Eddie Jordan as an assistant coach, the team announced Friday.


Warriors will meet to decide on White House visit

The Golden State Warriors plan to meet as a team this fall to decide whether to make a visit to the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship.


NBA Note - Memphis Grizzlies Rabb, Ivan

F Ivan Rabb signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, the team announced on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Grizzlies, who acquired the 6-foot-10 Rabb in a 2017 draft-day trade with the Orlando Magic. Rabb initially was selected with the 35th overall pick (second round) by the Magic after averaging 14.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 31 games last season as a sophomore at the University of California.


» Thursday, September 21, 2017

Grizzlies sign C Rabb

The Memphis Grizzlies signed second-round draft pick Ivan Rabb to a contract, the team announced on Thursday.


NBA Note - Denver Nuggets Plumlee, Mason

C Mason Plumlee, a restricted free agent, was officially re-signed by the Nuggets to a three-year contract Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed by the team, but the deal is worth $41 million, ESPN reported Monday. Acquired in a trade with the Trail Blazers on Feb. 13, the 6-11, 255-pound Plumlee appeared in 27 games (10 starts) for Denver last season, averaging 9.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 blocks in 23.4 minutes per contest. Over four NBA seasons, the 27-year-old Plumlee appeared in 315 career games (213 starts) for Brooklyn, Portland and Denver, averaging 9.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 23.0 minutes.


» Wednesday, September 20, 2017

76ers’ Embiid not yet cleared for 5-on-5 drills

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has yet to be cleared for 5-on-5 drills as he works his way back from an injured left knee, the team announced Wednesday.


Wizards F Morris to undergo surgery

Washington Wizards starting power forward Markieff Morris will miss the start of training camp because he is scheduled to have surgery to repair a sports hernia on Friday, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.


Nuggets officially re-sign C Plumlee

The Denver Nuggets officially re-signed restricted free agent center Mason Plumlee to a three-year contract Wednesday.


» Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bucks sign swingman Rush

The Milwaukee Bucks added a veteran presence to the perimeter by signing swingman Brandon Rush to a training camp contract on Tuesday.


NBA notebook: Durant apologizes for "childish" Tweet

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant apologized and labeled his recent actions on Twitter as "childish" and "idiotic" on Tuesday while on a Tech Crunch panel in San Francisco.


Pelicans, F Cunningham agree to one-year deal

Forward Dante Cunningham agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday.


Warriors’ Durant apologizes for ’idiotic’ OKC comments

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant apologized and labeled his recent actions on Twitter as "childish" and "idiotic" on Tuesday while on a Tech Crunch panel in San Francisco.


Heat pick up fourth-year option on F Winslow

The Miami Heat exercised their fourth-year option on forward Justise Winslow, the team announced Tuesday.


Bulls tab Collins as senior advisor of basketball operations

Doug Collins was named as the Chicago Bulls' senior advisor of basketball operations, the team announced on Tuesday.


Lakers land free agent C Bogut

Free agent center Andrew Bogut agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple media outlets reported Monday.


» Monday, September 18, 2017

Bucks re-sign 40-year-old Terry

Jason Terry is returning for another NBA season.


F McCree signs with Heat

The Miami Heat signed forward Erik McCree, the team announced Monday.


Richardson signs four-year extension with Heat

The Miami Heat officially signed guard Josh Richardson to a multi-year contract extension on Monday.


C Plumlee returns to Nuggets with three-year deal

Restricted free agent center Mason Plumlee agreed to return to the Denver Nuggets with a three-year deal.


» Saturday, September 16, 2017

NBA Note - New York Knicks Jack, Jarrett

G Jarrett Jack signed a one-year deal with the New York Knicks, the team announced Friday. Jack, who turns 34 next month, is aiming to revive his career after two major injuries to his right knee.


» Friday, September 15, 2017

Knicks sign veteran G Jack

The New York Knicks signed veteran guard Jarrett Jack to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.


NBA expected to vote on draft lottery reform

The NBA is expected to vote later this month on draft lottery reform being pushed by commissioner Adam Silver.


» Thursday, September 14, 2017

NBA Note - Chicago Bulls Stone, Diamond

C Diamond Stone signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Bulls. Stone averaged 1.4 points in seven games with the Los Angeles Clippers last season after being acquired in a 2016 draft-night trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.


Veteran F Diaw signs in France

Veteran NBA forward Boris Diaw is returning to his native France after signing a contract to play for Paris-Levallois this season, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.


Bulls sign C Stone

The Chicago Bulls signed free-agent center Diamond Stone to a contract, the team announced Thursday.


NBA Note - Miami Heat Richardson, Josh

G Josh Richardson and the Heat agreed on a four-year, $42 million contract extension, ESPN reported Wednesday.


» Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Heat, G Richardson agree on four-year extension

The Miami Heat reached agreement with guard Josh Richardson on a four-year, $42 million contract extension, ESPN reported Wednesday.


» Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lakers to retire Bryant’s number in December

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Tuesday they plan to retire the jersey numbers of Kobe Bryant on Dec. 18 prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors,


NBA notebook: Lakers to retire Bryant’s numbers

The Los Angeles Lakers plan to retire the jersey numbers of Kobe Bryant on Dec. 18 prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors.


Pistons sign G Buycks to a two-way contract

The Detroit Pistons signed guard Dwight Buycks to a two-way contract, the team announced on Tuesday.


Nets sign C Zeller

The Brooklyn Nets added some toughness to the frontcourt on Tuesday by signing veteran center Tyler Zeller to a multi-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Lakers to retire Bryant’s number in December

The Los Angeles Lakers plan to retire the jersey numbers of Kobe Bryant on Dec. 18 prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors, according to published reports.


Lakers to retire Bryant’s number in December

The Los Angeles Lakers plan to retire the jersey number of Kobe Bryant on Dec. 18 prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors, according to published reports.


Oakley files civil suit against Knicks owner Dolan

Former New York Knicks forward Charles Oakley filed a civil suit related to the February incident with security at Madison Square Garden, ESPN reported on Tuesday.


» Monday, September 11, 2017

Pelicans agree to deal with G Allen

The New Orleans Pelicans and free agent guard Tony Allen agreed on a one-year, $2.3 million deal, multiple media outlets reported Monday.


NBA Note - New Orleans Pelicans Allen, Tony

G Tony Allen and the Pelicans agreed on a one-year, $2.3 million free agent deal, multiple media outlets reported Monday.


» Friday, September 8, 2017

Cavaliers sign Holland to two-way contract

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed guard/forward John Holland to a two-way contract on Friday.


Bulls Payne undergoes foot surgery

Chicago Bulls guard Cameron Payne underwent successful foot surgery and will be sidelined three to four months, the team announced Friday.


NBA Note - Cleveland Cavaliers Thomas, Isaiah

PG Isaiah Thomas was introduced during a Thursday news conference, but the team went to great lengths to avoid shedding much light on the All-Star guard's injured right hip. "To be fair to Isaiah, we're not going to address any specifics on his hip injury," Altman said of Thomas, who joined Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic in being introduced as the newest members of the Cavaliers on the heels of the summer's blockbuster trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. "We're also not going to put a timetable on it," Altman said. "... We're not going to rush it, at all." Thomas said that he is "just getting treatment each and every day" and working in the weight room. The 28-year-old Thomas suffered the injury during this year's playoffs while playing for the Celtics. He finished third in the NBA with an average of 28.9 points in 2016-17.


» Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cavaliers provide few answers on Thomas’ injured hip

The Cleveland Cavaliers put the spotlight on newly acquired Isaiah Thomas during Thursday's news conference, but the team went to great lengths to avoid shedding much light on the All-Star guard's injured right hip.


» Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bucks sign G Young to training camp contract

The Milwaukee Bucks signed shooting guard James Young to a training camp contract on Wednesday.


Hawks sign G Magette, F Cavanaugh

The Atlanta Hawks signed guard Josh Magette to a two-way contract on Wednesday and signed undrafted rookie forward Tyler Cavanaugh.


» Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Magic offers to pay Lakers’ 500K tampering fine

Magic Johnson told the Los Angeles Times that he accepts full responsibility for the Lakers receiving a $500,000 tampering fine from the NBA last week.


Rockets sold for $2.2 billion to Texan Tilman Fertitta

Restaurant mogul Tilman Fertitta reached agreement to purchase the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander for $2.2 billion.


Report: Rockets sold for $2.2 billion

Restaurant mogul Tilman Fertitta reached agreement to purchase the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander for $2.2 billion, an NBA record, with a formal announcement expected this week.


» Saturday, September 2, 2017

NBA Note - Boston Celtics Irving, Kyrie

G Kyrie Irving admitted he has not spoken with LeBron James since being traded to the Boston Celtics but he praised his former superstar teammate with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 25-year-old Irving called playing three seasons with James as "awesome" and told reporters at his introductory press conference in Boston that "I learned so much from that guy." The Celtics formally introduced Irving on Friday at TD Garden after the blockbuster trade sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick and the Miami Heat's 2020 second-round pick in exchange for the four-time All-Star point guard. Irving, who had requested a trade in July, was asked about his decision to leave Cleveland and the status of his relationship with James. "I haven't spoken to (James) and my intent (in asking for a trade), like I said, was for my best intentions," Irving said. "To look back at the amount of ground we covered in the last three-year span ... to really realize how special that was and how much stuff happened in that amount of time, I'd be sitting up here and telling you guys a lie if I didn't tell you I learned so much from that guy."


» Friday, September 1, 2017

Bucks waive veteran F/C Hawes

The Milwaukee Bucks waived forward/center Spencer Hawes on Friday in order to move beneath the luxury-tax threshold.


Irving praises LeBron during Boston introduction

Kyrie Irving admitted he has not spoken with LeBron James since being traded to the Boston Celtics but he praised his former superstar teammate with the Cleveland Cavaliers.


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