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Sat Sep 115:18Lakers waive F Luol Deng midway through $72 million dealLuol DengSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
Timofey MozgovCMagicFree Agent
D'Angelo RussellSGNetsFree Agent
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers waived forward Luol Deng on Saturday, just over two years after signing him to a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract.The Lakers didn't disclose the details of a probable buyout with Deng, but they announced the move on the first day in which the final season of Deng's mammoth deal could be stretched over a three-season span of the Lakers' cap limit."We made this move to further our future salary cap and roster flexibility as we continue to build this Lakers team according to our current overall vision," Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said in a statement.The 33-year-old Deng's deal is a remnant of the administration of former Lakers basketball boss Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak. The duo handed a pair of generous free-agent deals in 2016 to Deng and center Timofey Mozgov, who got a four-year, $64 million contract.Buss and Kupchak were dismissed seven months later, and Magic Johnson's administration went to work ri... [More]
Sat Sep 114:28Lakers waive F Luol Deng midway through $72 million dealLuol DengSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
Timofey MozgovCMagicFree Agent
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have waived forward Luol Deng two years after signing him to a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract.The Lakers announced the move Saturday, the first day in which the final season of Deng's mammoth deal could be stretched over a three-season span of the Lakers' salary cap limit.The 33-year-old Deng appeared in 56 games during his first year with the Lakers, but he played just one game last season with Magic Johnson in charge of the Lakers' front office.Deng's deal is a remnant of the administration of former Lakers basketball boss Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak, who signed Deng in 2016 along with fellow high-priced veteran Timofey Mozgov.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Aug 3120:17Suns get Anderson, send Knight, Chriss to RocketsRyan AndersonPFSunsFree Agent
Eric BledsoePGBucksFree Agent
Devin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Marquese ChrissPFRocketsFree Agent
Josh JacksonSFSunsFree Agent
Brandon KnightPGRocketsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGRocketsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have completed a four-player trade that sends guard Brandon Knight and forward Marquese Chriss to the Houston Rockets for forward Ryan Anderson and guard De'Anthony Melton.Knight had been considered in line to start at point guard for the Suns after missing last season while recovering from knee surgery but now will see time as a backup to Chris Paul for what is expected to be an NBA contender in Houston.The 6-foot-10 Anderson, who two years ago signed a four-year, $80 million free agent deal with Houston, figures to start at power forward alongside this year's No. 1 overall draft pick, center Deandre Ayton.Chriss was the eighth overall pick out of Washington two years ago who has not progressed the way the Suns had hoped. Still, he's just 21.Melton, 19, is a second-round draft pick out of USC who showed dynamic, if raw, talent in the Las Vegas Summer League.To make the trade work financially, Anderson agreed to reduce the guaranteed portion of his con... [More]
Fri Aug 3103:27AP Source: Deal close on 4-player trade with Suns, RocketsRyan AndersonPFSunsFree Agent
Marquese ChrissPFRocketsFree Agent
Brandon KnightPGRocketsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGRocketsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Phoenix and Houston are close to finalizing a trade that would send forward Ryan Anderson to the Suns and point guard Brandon Knight to the Rockets.Phoenix also would send former first-round pick forward Marquese Chriss to Houston and the Suns would get guard De'Anthony Melton from the Rockets.The person asked for anonymity Thursday night because the deal had not been completed.If the trade goes through as expected, Anderson could be the starting power forward for Phoenix. He averaged 9.3 points last season and has two years left on a four-year, $80 million contract he signed with the Rockets in 2016.Knight, who appeared to be in line to start at point guard for the Suns after missing last season with a knee injury, figures to see time as a backup to Chris Paul in Houston.The trade would leave Phoenix searching for a starter at the point guard position with no one on the roster ready to assume that responsibility.The 6-foot-10 Chriss, the eighth overall pick out of Washington in 2016, had not shown the improvement the Suns had hoped to see. His averaged dropped from 9.2 points as a rookie to 7.7 points last season. But he is just 21 years old.Melton was a second-round pick out of USC this year who had some good moments in Summer League play.The deal was first reported by ESPN.
Thu Aug 3018:37Center David West retires after a 15-year NBA careerKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
JaVale McGeeCLakersFree Agent
Zaza PachuliaCPistonsFree Agent
David WestFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David West, a key big man and snazzy passer who had a knack for providing a timely lift off the bench during the Golden State Warriors' past two championship seasons, retired Thursday.West's Twitter announcement — one day after his 38th birthday — wasn't a surprise as he made it clear he would take some time after the team's latest title run to contemplate calling it a career."I am humbled and thankful for the support of my family, friends, coaches, teammates, organizations, and fans throughout this experience," said West, the 18th overall draft pick by the Hornets in 2003 out of Xavier.He left the Spurs following the 2015-16 season for a chance to chase a championship with the Warriors, and wound up winning his first career title and then a second one this past June."David was a consummate professional throughout his entire career and was a huge presence in our locker room the last two years," Golden State coach Steve Kerr said in a statement. "The respect... [More]
Thu Aug 3011:17Hawks sign veteran forward Thomas RobinsonThomas RobinsonPFHawksFree Agent
Alex LenCHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Thomas Robinson, who last appeared in the NBA in the 2016-17 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.The 27-year-old Robinson spent last season in Russia.Robinson played in college at Kansas and was the No. 5 overall pick by Sacramento in the 2012 draft. He has played in 313 career games in five seasons with the Kings, Houston, Portland, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and the Lakers. He averaged 5.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 48 games, including one start, with the Lakers in 2016-17.In a similar move this month, the Hawks signed center Alex Len, the 7-foot-1 Ukrainian who was the fifth overall pick in the 2013 draft by Phoenix, but he made little impact in five years with the Suns.
Tue Aug 2817:45Grizzlies waive guard Kobi Simmons after 1 seasonKobi SimmonsPG/SGCavaliersFree Agent
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Kobi Simmons, who started 12 games last season.The Grizzlies announced the move Tuesday.The 6-foot-4, 170-pound Simmons played 32 games for Memphis last season, and he averaged 6.1 points and 20.1 minutes as a rookie. He also started 26 games for the Grizzlies' G League affiliate, the Hustle.Simmons, who played one season at the University of Arizona, had signed a two-way contract with the Grizzlies after not being selected in the 2017 draft.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Aug 2800:25Manu Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41DeMar DeRozanSGSpursFree Agent
Kent BazemoreSGHawksFree Agent
Tim DuncanFree Agent
Pau GasolCSpursFree Agent
Rudy GaySFSpursFree Agent
Manu GinobiliSGSpursFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Dirk NowitzkiCMavericksFree Agent
Tony ParkerPGHornetsFree Agent
Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs.Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club.The smooth left-handed guard from Argentina came to San Antonio in 2002, forming what quickly became a powerful "Big 3" alongside Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. Now, they've all moved on: Duncan retired two years ago, Parker left San Antonio earlier this summer as a free agent to sign with the Charlotte Hornets, and Ginobili has worn Spurs colors for the last time as well."Today, with a wide range of feelings, I'm announcing my retirement from basketball," Ginobili wrote on Twitter in making the announcement. "IMMENSE GRATITUDE to everyone (family, friends, teammates, coaches, staff, fans) involved in my life in the last 23 years. It's been a fabulous journey. Way beyond my wildest dreams."The image Gi... [More]
Mon Aug 2716:55Manu Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41DeMar DeRozanSGSpursFree Agent
Kent BazemoreSGHawksFree Agent
Tim DuncanFree Agent
Pau GasolCSpursFree Agent
Rudy GaySFSpursFree Agent
Manu GinobiliSGSpursFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Dirk NowitzkiCMavericksFree Agent
Tony ParkerPGHornetsFree Agent
Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs.Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club.The smooth left-handed guard from Argentina came to San Antonio in 2002, forming what quickly became a powerful "Big 3" alongside Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. Now, they've all moved on: Duncan retired two years ago, Parker left San Antonio earlier this summer as a free agent to sign with the Charlotte Hornets, and Ginobili has worn Spurs colors for the last time as well."Today, with a wide range of feelings, I'm announcing my retirement from basketball," Ginobili wrote on Twitter in making the announcement. "IMMENSE GRATITUDE to everyone (family, friends, teammates, coaches, staff, fans) involved in my life in the last 23 years. It's been a fabulous journey. Way beyond my wildest dreams."The image Gi... [More]
Mon Aug 2716:05Manu Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41DeMar DeRozanSGSpursFree Agent
Kent BazemoreSGHawksFree Agent
Tim DuncanFree Agent
Pau GasolCSpursFree Agent
Manu GinobiliSGSpursFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Dirk NowitzkiCMavericksFree Agent
Tony ParkerPGHornetsFree Agent
Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs.Ginobili announced his decision to retire on Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club.The smooth left-handed guard from Argentina came to San Antonio in 2002, forming what quickly became a powerful "Big 3" alongside Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. Now, they've all moved on: Duncan retired two years ago, Parker left San Antonio earlier this summer as a free agent to sign with the Charlotte Hornets, and Ginobili has worn Spurs colors for the last time as well."Today, with a wide range of feelings, I'm announcing my retirement from basketball," Ginobili wrote on Twitter in making the announcement. "IMMENSE GRATITUDE to everyone (family, friends, teammates, coaches, staff, fans) involved in my life in the last 23 years. It's been a fabulous journey. Way beyond my wildest dreams."The image... [More]
Sun Aug 2615:44Milwaukee attorney defends police in NBA player's arrestSterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's city attorney said officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks' player Sterling Brown during his arrest over a parking violation in January — a direct contradiction to the police chief and mayor, who condemned the officers' actions.The city attorney's assertion comes in response to a lawsuit Brown filed in June alleging that officers targeting him because he is black and that their use of force was unwarranted. Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Brown and in May announced that 11 of the officers involved in the rookie guard's arrest were disciplined or retrained.But city attorney Grant Langley said in a court filing in federal court Friday night that Brown was at least partially to blame for what happened on Jan. 26 during his encounter with police outside a Walgreens at around 2 a.m."The injuries and damages sustained by the plaintiff, if any, were caused in whole or in part by their own acts or omissions," the court filing re... [More]
Sun Aug 2613:04Milwaukee attorney defends police in NBA player's arrestSterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's city attorney says police officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks' player Sterling Brown during his arrest over a parking violation in January.The city attorney's assertion in response to a lawsuit Brown filed in June is a stark contrast to the police chief's conclusion that his officers acted inappropriately. Eleven of the officers involved in Brown's arrest were disciplined or retrained.The Journal Sentinel reports that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was surprised by the city attorney's response. Barrett says he wasn't briefed on it before it was filed in federal court Friday night.Brown alleges in the lawsuit that officers targeted him because he is black and that their use of force was unwarranted. Police Chief Alfsonso Morales apologized to Brown for the officer's actions.
Fri Aug 2410:15Celtics' Kyrie Irving honored by mother's Sioux tribeKyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — Standing on a bison pelt, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means "Little Mountain" as he was welcomed Thursday into his mother's Standing Rock Sioux tribe.The All-Star guard and his sister, model Asia Irving, visited the tribe's reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border for a daylong celebration recognizing their tribal heritage and support for the tribe's long battle against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.In front of a packed auditorium, they were honored with Lakota names during a ritual that tribal spokeswoman Danielle Finn said "is a very special rite of passage for a Lakota person."Kyrie Irving's Lakota name, Hela, is roughly pronounced (HAY'-law) and means "Little Mountain." Asia Irving's name, Tatanka Winyan, (tuh-TONG'-kuh WEE'-yun) means "Buffalo Woman." Both are associated with their White Mountain family.The Irving... [More]
Thu Aug 2316:25Celtics' Kyrie Irving honored by mother's Sioux tribeKyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — Standing on a bison pelt, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means "Little Mountain" as he was welcomed Thursday into his mother's Standing Rock Sioux tribe.The All-Star guard and his sister, model Asia Irving, visited the tribe's reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border for a daylong celebration recognizing their tribal heritage and support for the tribe's long battle against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.In front of a packed auditorium, they were honored with Lakota names during a ritual that tribal spokeswoman Danielle Finn said "is a very special rite of passage for a Lakota person."Kyrie Irving's Lakota name, Hela, is roughly pronounced (HAY'-law) and means "Little Mountain." Asia Irving's name, Tatanka Winyan, (tuh-TONG'-kuh WEE'-yun) means "Buffalo Woman." Both are associated with their White Mountain family.The Irving... [More]
Thu Aug 2314:35Celtics' Kyrie Irving honored by mother's Sioux tribeKyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving and his older sister were officially welcomed into their mother's Standing Rock Sioux tribe on Thursday.The All-Star guard and his sister, model Asia Irving, visited the tribe's reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border and took part in a ceremony recognizing their tribal heritage and support for the tribe's long battle against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.In front of a packed auditorium, they were honored with Lakota names during a ritual that tribal spokeswoman Danielle Finn said "is a very special rite of passage for a Lakota person." While standing on a bison pelt, the siblings were smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers, and given names associated with their White Mountain family.Kyrie Irving's Lakota name, Hela, is roughly pronounced (HAY'-law) and means "Little Mountain." Asia Irving's name, Tatanka Winyan, (tuh-TONG'-kuh WEE'-yun) means "Buffalo Woman."T... [More]
Thu Aug 2313:25Boston Celtics star Irving honored by mother's Sioux tribeKyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving has officially become a member of the Standing Rock Sioux.Irving and his older sister, Asia Irving, took part Thursday in a traditional Native American ceremony recognizing their tribal heritage and support for the tribe's long battle against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. They were honored with Lakota names during a ritual in a packed auditorium that tribal spokeswoman Danielle Finn said "is a very special rite of passage for a Lakota person."Tribal Chairman Mike Faith said: "We're welcoming home two of our own."The Irvings' late mother, Elizabeth Ann Larson, was a member of the tribe and lived on the reservation until her adoption at a young age.Kyrie Irving, who won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, was born in Australia and he grew up in New Jersey.
Mon Aug 2017:21Rebuilding Hawks add depth by signing Hamilton, PoythressDaniel HamiltonSGHawksFree Agent
Alex PoythressPFHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — The rebuilding Atlanta Hawks have added depth by signing guard-forward Daniel Hamilton and forward Alex Poythress.Poythress was signed to a two-way contract, so the former Kentucky player will split his time with the Hawks' G League Erie team.Hamilton averaged 2.0 points in six games with Oklahoma City last season while on a two-way contract with the Thunder. He spent most of the season with the G League Oklahoma City Blue.Poythress averaged 1 point in 25 games with Indiana last season. He began the season on a two-way contract.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Aug 1812:30Celtics' Kyrie Irving to visit reservation in North DakotaKyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving is set to visit the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, where his late mother was once part of the tribe.The Rapid City Journal reports that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will hold a ceremony for Irving on Thursday in honor of his first visit to the reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border.Irving's late mother, Elizabeth Ann Larson, left the tribe after her adoption as a child.The tribe says Irving supported the Dakota Access pipeline protests that attracted thousands of demonstrators just outside the reservation.Irving recently released a version of his basketball shoes with a Standing Rock seal on the heels.
Thu Aug 1605:35Stephen Curry supports women's game by hosting girls campsKevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Just like Steph, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater.For one afternoon, Stephen Curry ensured that 200 girls in his camp had as real a chance as possible to try to be a little bit like him, down to the fancy dribbling work and competitive shooting drills he does daily alongside Kevin Durant throughout the season.Curry went nuts for Kerner's success.Her summer? Absolutely made."It was the best thing in my life that ever happened," the 12-year-old said, recalling her thrilling moment. "He was jumping around afterward. He seemed really excited. He slammed the ball on the floor. He's the best shooter in the world and I want to be like him, so to see him supporting girls, it's really cool."For the first time, Curry hosted all girls for a free, Warriors-run camp Monday and Tuesday at Walnut Creek's Ultimate Fieldh... [More]
Wed Aug 1511:25Udonis Haslem having talks with Heat, deciding on returnUdonis HaslemPFHeatFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem is creating jobs, while working toward getting his Miami Heat job back for another season.Haslem has had talks with the Heat in recent days as he continues working through the process of deciding whether to return for a 16th season. There is no timetable for a decision, but there are now indications that he is clearly leaning toward a return."It was a great conversation," Haslem said at the opening of his latest Einstein Bros. Bagels, one of several franchises that he and his business partners have collaborated on in the Miami area in recent years. "At the end of the day, it's was a conversation about if they want me back and if I want to be back."He's also planning a meeting with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra in the coming days. Heat officials, including team president Pat Riley, have said they want Haslem back.Haslem's on-court role has been limited over the last three years. He appeared in only 14 games last season, all off the bench, and hasn't gotten more ... [More]
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