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Sat Jun 915:16Several things to watch as a busy NBA offseason beginsDeMarcus CousinsCWarriorsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Goran DragicPGHeatFree Agent
Wayne EllingtonSGHeatFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
James JohnsonPFHeatFree Agent
Tyler JohnsonPGHeatFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGRocketsFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
Rajon RondoPGLakersFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGHeatFree Agent
Hassan WhitesideCHeatFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA offseason has arrived, which means nothing will happen for the next four months other than a draft, three summer leagues, free agency, the creation of a new schedule, coaching hires, trades, roster reworkings and possibly movement toward letting high school graduates jump directly into the league again.It all adds up to very little downtime.There is no shortage of questions about what will happen this summer — leading off, of course, with yet another decision to be made by LeBron James about his future and where he'll play next season as he resumes his quest for more championships.Here are some non-James topics heading into the offseason:KAWHI LEONARDThe mystery of the 2017-18 NBA season is the mystery of the offseason as well. Leonard played in only nine games for the Spurs this season while dealing with a leg injury, the specifics of which are a closely guarded secret even by San Antonio's notoriously tight-lipped standards. He could get a supermax deal, ... [More]
Sat Jun 902:46On Basketball: Get used to a Golden State world, NBAKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
Chris PaulPGRocketsFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA might have to get used to this.Stephen Curry is under contract for basically the rest of his prime. Kevin Durant says he isn't going anywhere. Steve Kerr has more than proven himself as one of the game's best coaches. Free agents will line up for the chance to move west even if that means taking some pay cuts. There's even a new arena coming in a year or so for the Golden State Warriors to call home.It's their league now, without question.For the third time in four years, the Warriors are champions of the NBA world. They've gone back-to-back, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 on Friday night to finish off a sweep of these NBA Finals in the fourth consecutive meeting between those clubs.The Cavs may very well be coming apart.The Warriors look very much built to last, and no matter where LeBron James goes this summer it'll probably be Golden State as the prohibitive favorites to win it all again next year."You don't want to cheat the moment," Curry said, t... [More]
Fri Jun 813:36Commission calls for full review of Bucks player's arrestSterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is calling for an extensive review of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown.The commission wrote to Chief Alfonso Morales asking for a "full audit" and all body camera video of the arrest. Commissioners want the findings to be turned over to them and the Common Council.The letter to Morales, read at a commission meeting Thursday night, follows calls by several City Council members for an investigation into the Brown's arrest and the subsequent release of police video.A police officer confronted Brown about 2 a.m. Jan. 26 after he had parked across two handicap parking spaces outside a Walgreens drug store on the city's south side. The officer called for backup as the conversation with Brown became tense, and a half dozen squad cars responded.Police video of the arrest shows officers swarming Brown and taking him down when he didn't immediately take his hands out of his pockets as ordered.Within seconds, one officer yelled "Taser! Taser! Taser!" and Brown was on the ground groaning in pain, the video shows.Three officers involved in the arrest were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days. Eight others will undergo remedial training in professional communications.Police Chief Alfonso Morales personally apologized to Brown recently when he went to the Bucks' practice facility to show him the video.
Fri Jun 809:55LeBron James' talent masks potential NBA Finals issueKyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
LeBron James gets to the NBA Finals every year, masking the East's mediocrity.Lately, he's been the underdog and the finals' outcome has been predictable.That doesn't seem like the best thing for a championship series, though James representing the East is a better finals option for the NBA than a Kyrie Irving-less Celtics squad or the uninspiring Raptors.James provides the star power to drive TV ratings. So the NBA hasn't needed the best teams in the finals; it has had the best player."The real answer is it's better to have both," said Scott Rosner, the academic director of the sports management program at Columbia University. "The NBA, if you step back from it, has been very much on an upward trend, you can argue more than any of the other big four sports leagues. There's a lot of different reasons for that, but clearly it's a star-driven league."For eight years running James has provided the glimmer of hope that the JV against the varsity really can be competitive. He can almost sin... [More]
Thu Jun 714:05Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers presidentJoel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Markelle FultzPG76ersFree Agent
Ben SimmonsPF76ersFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryan Colangelo resigned Thursday as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers in the wake of what an investigation found was "careless and in some instances reckless" sharing of sensitive team information.The independent review by a law firm did not determine that Colangelo operated or was even aware of Twitter accounts that anonymously trashed some of his own players and fellow executives, and defended him against criticism from fans and the sports media.Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP said evidence supported the conclusion that Colangelo's wife, Barbara Bottini, operated the four accounts it investigated, and she admitted to doing so — though also said she deleted contents of her iPhone with a factory reset of the device prior to surrendering it for forensic review, limiting the investigation.As for Colangelo, there was no evidence he knew of the accounts before a May 22 inquiry from the sports website The Ringer for a sto... [More]
Thu Jun 713:15Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers presidentJoel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Markelle FultzPG76ersFree Agent
Ben SimmonsPF76ersFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryan Colangelo resigned Thursday as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers in the wake of what an investigation found was "careless and in some instances reckless" share of sensitive team information.The independent review by a law firm did not determine that Colangelo operated or was even aware of Twitter accounts that anonymously trashed some of his own players and fellow executives, and defended him against criticism from fans and the sports media.Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP said evidence supported the conclusion that Colangelo's wife, Barbara Bottini, operated the four accounts it investigated, and she admitted to doing so — though also said she deleted contents of her iPhone with a factory reset of the device prior to surrendering it for forensic review, limiting the investigation.As for Colangelo, there was no evidence he knew of the accounts before a May 22 inquiry from the sports website The Ringer for a story... [More]
Thu Jun 712:45Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers presidentJoel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Ben SimmonsPF76ersFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryan Colangelo resigned Thursday as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers in the wake of what an investigation found was "careless and in some instances reckless" share of sensitive team information.The independent review by a law firm did not determine that Colangelo operated or was even aware of Twitter accounts that anonymously trashed some of his own players and fellow executives, and defended him against criticism from fans and the sports media.Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP said evidence supported the conclusion that Colangelo's wife, Barbara Bottini, operated the four accounts it investigated, and she admitted to doing so.But the team says it had "become clear Bryan's relationship with our team and his ability to lead the 76ers moving forward has been compromised" and that it had accepted his resignation.It's a stunning fall for Colangelo, a former two-time Executive of the Year who was expected to lead the improving 76ers into an important summer when they are hoping to add an All-Star player to a young core that includes Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball
Thu Jun 712:25Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers presidentJoel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Markelle FultzPG76ersFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers say Bryan Colangelo has resigned as president of basketball operations after an independent firm investigated allegations that he used a variety of Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and defend himself against criticism from fans and the sports media.The team says Thursday that Colangelo offered his resignation "recognizing the detrimental impact this matter on the organization."The 76ers added in the announcement that coach Brett Brown would oversee basketball operations on an interim basis and the search for a new general manager would begin immediately.The move came shortly after the sports website The Ringer reported about five Twitter accounts that took aim at Philadelphia players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, former Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel.Colangelo acknowledged using one of the accounts to monitor the NBA industry and other current events but said he wasn't familiar with the four others.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball
Thu Jun 703:40On Basketball: Durant shoots down Cavs with long 3 _ againKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin LoveCCavaliersFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — This was not exactly the same shot from Kevin Durant.Game 3 of the NBA Finals again, yes.Left wing pull-up, yes.Back in Cleveland, yes.Final minute again, yes.But this one was deeper than his dagger was a year ago — and it cut deeper as well. And on a night where Stephen Curry couldn't shoot and Klay Thompson wasn't much better, Durant put the Golden State Warriors on his slender shoulders and carried them to the brink of becoming back-to-back NBA champions for the first time.Durant's 33-footer was the final act in his 43-point night, and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the finals on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the title series for the second straight season. A year ago, his shot from a bit closer — 26 feet, officially — put the Warriors ahead to stay in what became a five-point win. This time, the longer one put Golden State up by six and sent fans starting to head toward the exits."Different game, different season, dif... [More]
Thu Jun 702:40On Basketball: Durant shoots down Cavs with long 3 _ againKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin LoveCCavaliersFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — This was not exactly the same shot from Kevin Durant.Game 3 of the NBA Finals again, yes.Left wing pull-up, yes.Back in Cleveland, yes.Final minute again, yes.But this one was deeper than his dagger was a year ago — and it cut deeper as well. And on a night where Stephen Curry couldn't shoot and Klay Thompson wasn't much better, Durant put the Golden State Warriors on his slender shoulders and carried them to the brink of becoming back-to-back NBA champions for the first time.Durant's 33-footer was the final act in his 43-point night, and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the finals on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the title series for the second straight season. A year ago, his shot from a bit closer — 26 feet, officially — put the Warriors ahead to stay in what became a five-point win. This time, the longer one put Golden State up by six and sent fans starting to head toward the exits."Different game, different season, dif... [More]
Wed Jun 617:50Ayton works out for Suns, says 'I know I'm going No. 1'Devin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Josh JacksonSFSunsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton spent Wednesday with the Phoenix Suns with the feeling that this was the start of a beautiful relationship.The 7-foot-1, 250-pound center went through what he said would be his only pre-draft workout and expressed supreme confidence that the Suns will use the No. 1 overall pick to select him."I know I'm going No. 1," he told reporters.Not that the Suns have assured him of that, he's just that confident that the team won't pass on his combination of size, strength, athleticism and shooting touch."Nobody told me," he said. "That's just me. I think I deserve that. I've worked hard."It would be a comfortable fit for Ayton, who was born in the Bahamas and moved to the Phoenix area during high school. He said most of his family now lives here. Ayton played his one year of college basketball a couple of hours down Interstate 10 at the University of Arizona."Everybody knows us now," he said. "This is our second home so we just feel welcome, and it would be a bles... [More]
Wed Jun 616:40Ayton works out for Suns, says 'I know I'm going No. 1'Devin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton went through what he said would be his only pre-draft workout Wednesday and expressed supreme confidence that the Phoenix Suns will use the No. 1 overall pick to select him."I know I'm going No. 1," he told reporters.Not that the Suns have told him that, he's just that confident that the team won't pass on his combination of size, strength, athleticism and shooting touch.The 7-foot-1, 250-pound center was born in the Bahamas and moved to the Phoenix area during high school. He said most of his family now lives here. Ayton played his one year of college basketball a couple of hours down I-10 at the University of Arizona. He said it would be "a blessing" to stay in Phoenix for his NBA career.Ayton said teaming with young Suns star Devin Booker would be "Shaq and Kobe 2-point-0."___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball
Mon Jun 419:19Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks playerSterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newly released police video of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down a black professional basketball player.The body camera and squad car videos, obtained by WISN-TV and posted online Sunday, show the moments after Milwaukee police officers swarmed Brown in January when he didn't immediately take his hands out of his pockets as ordered. Brown had been standing and talking with a group of officers as he waited for a citation for illegally parking on a disabled spot outside a Walgreens.Brown wasn't charged with anything and three officers involved in the arrest were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days. Eight others will undergo remedial training in professional communications. Brown has said he plans to sue the department.In one of the videos, Brown is on the ground and handcuffed when a... [More]
Mon Jun 418:59Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks playerSterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newly released police video of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down a black professional basketball player.The body camera and squad car videos, obtained by WISN-TV and posted online Sunday, show the moments after Milwaukee police officers swarmed Brown in January when he didn't immediately take his hands out of his pockets as ordered. Brown had been standing and talking with a group of officers as he waited for a citation for illegally parking on a disabled spot outside a Walgreens.Brown wasn't charged with anything and three officers involved in the arrest were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days. Eight others will undergo remedial training in professional communications. Brown has said he plans to sue the department.In one of the videos, Brown is on the ground and handcuffed when a... [More]
Mon Jun 412:49Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks playerSterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newly released police video of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down a black professional basketball player.The body camera and squad car videos, obtained by WISN-TV and posted online Sunday, show the moments after Milwaukee police officers swarmed Brown in January when he didn't immediately take his hands out of his pockets as ordered. Brown had been standing and talking with a group of officers as he waited for a citation for illegally parking on a handicap spot outside a Walgreens.Brown wasn't charged with anything and three officers involved in the arrest were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days. Eight others will undergo remedial training in professional communications. Brown has said he plans to sue the department.In one of the videos, Brown is on the ground and handcuffed when a... [More]
Mon Jun 409:29Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks playerSterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newly released police videos showing the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down an African American professional basketball player.Brown was arrested for a parking violation in Milwaukee in January.The body camera and squad car videos, obtained by WISN-TV , show Brown asking why the officer was stepping on his ankle. The officer told Brown he wanted to make sure Brown wouldn't kick officers.Later an officer converses with two others who are seated in a squad car as they explained they were trying to protect themselves during the arrest and how police could be perceived as racist for arresting a black Bucks player.
Mon Jun 408:49Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks playerSterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newly released police videos showing the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down an African American professional basketball player.Brown was arrested for a parking violation in Milwaukee in January.The body camera and squad car videos, obtained by WISN-TV , show Brown asking why the officer was stepping on his ankle. The officer told Brown he wanted to make sure Brown wouldn't kick officers.Later an officer converses with two others who are seated in a squad car as they explained they were trying to protect themselves during the arrest and how police could be perceived as racist for arresting a black Bucks player.
Mon Jun 405:19On Basketball: Golden State cannot relax now, or elseKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
JaVale McGeeCLakersFree Agent
David WestPFWarriorsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Learn from your mistakes, Golden State.Learn from how one got away in 2016. Learn from how sleepwalking through the third quarter on Sunday night made Game 2 of this series much more interesting than it ever should have been, at least until Stephen Curry went wild in the fourth quarter. Learn from Boston, both this year and six years ago. Learn from what cost San Antonio a title in 2013, too.Don't give LeBron James hope.Or else.Golden State leads these NBA Finals 2-0, after a 122-103 win put the defending champions two wins away from what would be their third title in the last four seasons. Only four teams have ever wasted a 2-0 lead in the finals — and Golden State is one of them, letting a championship ring slip away against James and the Cavaliers two years ago.The series shifts to Cleveland for Game 3 on Wednesday night. James looked exhausted when Game 2 was over, but he'll be somewhat rested by then. And he will most definitely be fueled by a boisterous... [More]
Mon Jun 402:29On Basketball: Golden State cannot relax now, or elseKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
JaVale McGeeCLakersFree Agent
David WestPFWarriorsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Learn from your mistakes, Golden State.Learn from how one got away in 2016. Learn from how sleepwalking through the third quarter on Sunday night made Game 2 of this series much more interesting than it ever should have been, at least until Stephen Curry went wild in the fourth quarter. Learn from Boston, both this year and six years ago. Learn from what cost San Antonio a title in 2013, too.Don't give LeBron James hope.Or else.Golden State leads these NBA Finals 2-0, after a 122-103 win put the defending champions two wins away from what would be their third title in the last four seasons. Only four teams have ever wasted a 2-0 lead in the finals — and Golden State is one of them, letting a championship ring slip away against James and the Cavaliers two years ago.The series shifts to Cleveland for Game 3 on Wednesday night. James looked exhausted when Game 2 was over, but he'll be somewhat rested by then. And he will most definitely be fueled by a boisterous... [More]
Fri Jun 120:08Big Blunder: Smith's mistake joins others in sports historyGeorge HillPGCavaliersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James' face said it all. J.R. Smith messed up. And the Cleveland Cavaliers paid for his mistake as they lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals 124-114 to the Golden State Warriors in overtime.The score was tied at 107 with 4.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Cleveland was at the line. George Hill's free-throw attempt bounced off the rim, and Smith rebounded. Instead of putting a shot up while near the basket, Smith dribbled out toward midcourt and kept it , despite James' shouts for the ball.Time ran out. Overtime ensued. Golden State won.Welcome to the club of big blunders, Smith.___CHRIS WEBBER - 1993The announcer said it before the game-deciding moment even happened: "Remember, the Wolverines are out of timeouts." Well, Michigan's Chris Webber didn't remember.After dribbling into a corner with 11 seconds left in the championship, surrounded by defenders, Webber called a timeout . Automatic technical foul. North Carolina hit two free throws, then two more to seal ... [More]
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