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Tue Nov 516:11Blazers forward Zach Collins has shoulder surgeryZach CollinsPFTrailblazersFree Agent
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins has undergone a shoulder surgery that will sideline him for at least four months.The team said Collins had successful surgery Tuesday to repair his left labrum.A 7-footer in his third season with Portland, Collins dislocated his shoulder in a game against Dallas on Oct. 27. He was averaging 9 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in the first three games of the season.The No. 10 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft out of Gonzaga, Collins has averaged 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 156 games with Portland.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Nov 515:11Win by win, Suns crawling out of Western Conference basementAron BaynesCSunsFree Agent
Devin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Tobias HarrisSF76ersFree Agent
Tyler JohnsonSGSunsFree Agent
Frank KaminskyPFSunsFree Agent
Kelly OubreSFSunsFree Agent
Ricky RubioPGSunsFree Agent
Dario SaricPFSunsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — First-year Phoenix coach Monty Williams is the epitome of stoic, with a coaching and news conference demeanor that ranges from subdued to serious to slightly bemused. He preaches consistency from day to day and month to month, painstakingly discussing how he plans to build this program the right way.So in the aftermath of Monday's thrilling 114-109 win over the previously undefeated Philadelphia 76ers, the 48-year-old was trying to stay grounded, launching into another answer about how his team had to stay steady and improve each day.Then something weird happened: The facade cracked.Even Williams had to acknowledge this winning run of basketball was pretty darn cool."This is a huge win," Williams said. "This is great for the fans, it's great for our city."Two weeks into the season, Phoenix (5-2) is one of the NBA's surprise stories, beating some of the league's top teams like the 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers after finishing last season with a 19-63 record.The Suns ha... [More]
Tue Nov 513:41Hawks' Collins suspended 25 games without pay for PEDsWilson ChandlerSFNetsFree Agent
John CollinsPFHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins was suspended for 25 games without pay on Tuesday for a violation of the NBA's anti-drug program after testing positive for a growth hormone.The NBA announced that Collins, 22, tested positive for Peptide-2. He is Atlanta's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer.Collins apologized in a statement, saying he was "incredibly frustrated and disappointed in myself for putting all of us in this position," but that he planned to appeal the suspension."I have always been incredibly careful about what I put in my body, but I took a supplement which, unbeknownst to me, had been contaminated with an illegal component," he said. "I plan to fight my suspension in arbitration so I can get back on the court as soon as possible and continue to contribute to our 2019-20 campaign."Collins is the third player to be handed 25-game suspensions for drug violations this season.The NBA announced Oct. 24 that Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton was suspend... [More]
Tue Nov 512:21Hawks' Collins suspended 25 games without pay for PEDsWilson ChandlerSFNetsFree Agent
John CollinsPFHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins was suspended for 25 games without pay on Tuesday for a violation of the NBA's anti-drug program after testing positive for a growth hormone.The NBA announced that Collins, 22, tested positive for Peptide-2. He is Atlanta's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer.Collins is the third player to be handed 25-game suspensions for drug violations this season.The NBA announced Oct. 24 that Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton was suspended after testing positive for a diuretic.On Aug. 29, the league suspended Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler for testing positive for Ipamorelin, a drug that increases the release of growth hormone.The suspensions of Ayton and Chandler also are without pay.Collins' suspension begins with Tuesday night's game against San Antonio.Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said the team was "disappointed to learn that John put himself in an unfortunate situation and violated the league's anti-drug policy.""We ho... [More]
Tue Nov 511:51Hawks' Collins suspended 25 games without pay by NBAWilson ChandlerSFNetsFree Agent
John CollinsPFHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins was suspended for 25 games without pay on Tuesday for a violation of the NBA's Anti-Drug Program after testing positive for a growth hormone.The NBA announced Collins, 22, tested positive for Peptide-2. He is Atlanta's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer.Collins is the third player to be handed 25-game suspensions for drug violations this season.The NBA announced Thursday night that Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton was suspended after testing positive for a diuretic.On August 29, the league suspended Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler for testing positive for Ipamorelin, a drug that increases the release of growth hormone.The suspensions of Ayton and Chandler also are without pay.Collins' suspension begins with Tuesday night's game against San Antonio.The 6-foot-9 forward is averaging 17 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Nov 511:31Hawks' Collins suspended 25 games without pay by NBAJohn CollinsPFHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins has been suspended for 25 games without pay for a violation of the NBA's Anti-Drug Program after testing positive for a growth hormone.The NBA announced the 22-year-old Collins, Atlanta's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer, tested positive for Peptide-2.Collins' suspension begins with Tuesday night's game against San Antonio.The 6-foot-9 forward is averaging 17 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Nov 502:31Now with Wizards, ex-Celtics star Isaiah Thomas starts againIsh SmithPGWizardsFree Agent
Isaiah ThomasPGWizardsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Discussing his first NBA start in more than 1½ years, Isaiah Thomas tried to play it cool at first — his face straight, his voice barely above a whisper, his words betraying no emotion or real significance whatsoever."Whether I start or come off the bench, I know who I am. I know I'm one of the best basketball players in the world," he said. "So, I mean, that doesn't affect me. I approach the game the same way."And that's when he paused. A smile spread."But, I mean," Thomas continued, "I am happy to be starting."The 5-foot-9 point guard was on the floor at the outset of the Washington Wizards' 115-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night, and he finished with nine points, six assists and two rebounds in just under 25 minutes.None of those individual numbers really mattered all that much.What was important was what being a member of his team's first five symbolized: Thomas had worked his way back from a series of injuries, most noteworthy a serious hip ... [More]
Mon Nov 420:21Cavs guard Porter suspended 1 game for bumping officialKevin PorterSGCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers rookie guard Kevin Porter Jr. has been suspended by the NBA for one game without pay for bumping an official.At the end of the third quarter of Cleveland's 131-111 loss to Dallas on Sunday night, Porter brushed into referee Bill Spooner's shoulder as he ran back down the floor after missing a shot. The contact knocked Spooner off balance, and he immediately looked at Porter, who didn't turn around.The league announced the discipline for Porter on Monday.The Cavs drafted the 19-year-old Porter with the No. 30 overall pick in this year's draft. Considered one of the most talented players available, he was passed over by some teams after being suspended for conduct issues at Southern California. He played 21 games for the Trojans.Porter is averaging 5.3 points in six games for the Cavs, who host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_NBA
Mon Nov 403:10New pieces, but Nets not looking different than last seasonMike ConleyPGJazzFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFLakersFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Joe HarrisSFNetsFree Agent
Buddy HieldSGKingsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGNetsFree Agent
DeAndre JordanCNetsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFNetsFree Agent
Caris LeVertSGNetsFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFMavericksFree Agent
D'Angelo RussellSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kemba WalkerPGCelticsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets' transformation from the shadows to the spotlight happened in just one night.Building a team that can live up to their new expectations is going to take much longer.Even with Kyrie Irving's terrific start, the Nets remain just what they were early last season: good enough to be in just about every game, but not yet good enough to win many of them.The Nets are just 2-4 and later this week begin a five-game road trip that includes difficult stops at Portland, Utah and Denver."We have three new starters and we're still working through getting on the same page. You say well, that's your job, to get it done. And we're working towards that. We're not there yet," Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said.Though the Nets landed commitments from Irving, Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan on the opening night of free agency, they also lost a lot from a team that went 42-40 and reached the playoffs. All-Star D'Angelo Russell is gone along with what Atkinson counts as sev... [More]
Sat Nov 219:39Green, Russell add to Golden State's long list of injuriesKy BowmanPGWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Jacob EvansPGWarriorsFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevon LooneyCWarriorsFree Agent
Eric PaschallPFWarriorsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State's Draymond Green will miss the next few games with a torn ligament in his left index finger, another blow to the already depleted Warriors.The Warriors will also be without DeAngelo Russell for Saturday night's game against Charlotte because of an ankle injury.Although neither injury appears serious, it's the latest setback for a team already reeling from injuries to Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Curry broke his left hand in a fall on Wednesday in Phoenix and had surgery that is expected to keep him out at least three months while Thompson is recovering from ACL surgery and may miss the entire season.Golden State also is without center Kevon Looney (neuropathy) and guard Jacob Evans (left adductor strain.Green had been dealing with a bad back before injuring his finger."He's going to miss the next few games for sure," coach Steve Kerr said, adding that Green will be reevaluated Monday. "It's not something that should keep him out for a long time."Russell rolled his ankle during Friday night's loss to San Antonio and woke up sore, Kerr said.Eric Paschall will start against the Hornets in place of Green while two-way player Ky Bowman will be at point guard. Golden State doesn't have another healthy point guard on its roster, leaving Bowman, a rookie, to run Kerr's offense.__More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA  and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Nov 122:29Curry undergoes hand surgery, to miss at least 3 monthsAron BaynesCSunsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFNetsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevon LooneyCWarriorsFree Agent
Kelly OubreSFSunsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry will miss at least three months for the ailing Warriors because of a broken left hand that required surgery, the toughest blow yet early in an already difficult season for struggling Golden State following five straight trips to the NBA Finals.Now, both Splash Brothers are on the sidelines, leaving Golden State thin in the backcourt while facing a 1-3 record and just trying to stay in games. Klay Thompson is recovering from surgery July 2 for a torn ACL in his left knee that he injured June 13 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals that won Toronto its first championship.Before Friday night's game against San Antonio, Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged his team's incredible injury misfortune, dating back to the Finals last spring when star forward Kevin Durant was lost to a ruptured Achilles tendon shortly before Thompson went down.However, Kerr also stressed he didn't want his players dwelling on the negative with so much season still ahead."It's just ins... [More]
Fri Nov 120:29Lakers' Kuzma set for season debut with James, Davis at MavsAnthony DavisPFLakersFree Agent
LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
Kyle KuzmaPFLakersFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — The Lakers are set to get their first look at Kyle Kuzma with the All-Star pairing of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.Los Angeles coach Frank Vogel says Kuzma will play against Dallas on Friday night. The third-year forward isn't expected to play more than 20 minutes. It's the Lakers' first game outside LA this season. Kuzma missed the preseason after injuring his right ankle with USA Basketball this past summer.Kuzma averaged 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last season. He was the 27th overall pick in the 2017 draft. The club recently picked up the fourth-year option on Kuzma's rookie contract, which runs through next season.The addition of Davis over the summer put the Lakers in position to have a star trio with Kuzma and James, who is in his second season with LA.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_NBA
Fri Nov 117:09Curry undergoes hand surgery, to miss at least 3 monthsAron BaynesCSunsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevon LooneyCWarriorsFree Agent
Kelly OubreSFSunsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry will miss at least three months for the ailing Warriors because of a broken left hand that required surgery, the toughest blow yet in an already difficult season for struggling Golden State following five straight trips to the NBA Finals.Now, both Splash Brothers are on the sidelines, leaving Golden State thin in the backcourt while facing a 1-3 record and just trying to stay in games. Klay Thompson is recovering from surgery on July 2 for a torn ACL in his left knee. Thompson was injured June 13 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals that clinched Toronto its first championship.Curry underwent surgery Friday on the hand and second metacarpal of his index finger, and the team said he will miss at least three months but is expected to make a full recovery.The Warriors said the surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Shin at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. An update on his progress is planned after three months, which would be early February. ... [More]
Fri Nov 115:49Curry undergoes hand surgery, to miss at least 3 monthsAron BaynesCSunsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kelly OubreSFSunsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry underwent surgery on his broken left hand and the Golden State Warriors say he will miss at least three months but is expected to make a full recovery.The Warriors announced Curry had undergone surgery Friday morning performed by Dr. Steven Shin at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. An update on his progress is planned after three months.Specialists examined a CT scan Curry had Thursday, a day after the two-time MVP broke his non-shooting hand in the third quarter of a 121-110 home loss to the Phoenix Suns.Curry was injured while driving to his left while defended by Kelly Oubre Jr. and with big man Aron Baynes standing in the paint. Curry leapt with the ball then came down head first, landing awkwardly on his hands as he tried to brace himself. Baynes then landed on Curry's left hand. The 31-year-old Curry grimaced in pain, grabbing at his fingers then walking to the locker room.He joins the injured Klay Thompson on the sidelines. Thompson is recovering from a July 2 surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Nov 114:49Cavs GM signs extension, gets more job security for rebuildDarius GarlandPGCavaliersFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGNetsFree Agent
LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Larry NancePFCavaliersFree Agent
Cedi OsmanSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kevin PorterSGCavaliersFree Agent
Collin SextonSGCavaliersFree Agent
Dylan WindlerSFCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Koby Altman has some extra job security as he rebuilds the Cavaliers.Cleveland signed its general manager to a long-term contract extension Friday, making him the first GM since Dan Gilbert bought the team in 2005 to receive a second deal.The Cavs did not release terms.The 37-year-old Altman signed a three-year contract in 2017, not long after he took over on an interim basis when the club parted with previous GM David Griffin, who guided the Cavs to an NBA title in 2016."Koby has been a culture-driver and an innovator who has built a fresh, new foundation and environment for our front office and team that inspires everyone involved," Gilbert said. "He is a passionate leader who is executing a very dynamic, strategic plan for the future of the team and our vision for growth and success."Gilbert has had four other GMs beside Altman since he bought the Cavs from Gordon Gund 14 years ago. Altman, who started with the club as a pro personnel manager in 2012, says he is "... [More]
Fri Nov 113:49Cavs general manager Koby Altman signs multiyear extensionLeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Larry NancePFCavaliersFree Agent
Cedi OsmanSFCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman has signed a multiyear contract extension.Details were not immediately available Friday. The 37-year-old Altman signed a three-year contract in 2017, not long after he took over when the club parted with previous GM David Griffin.Altman is the first GM to receive an extension under owner Dan Gilbert, who bought the Cavs from Gordon Gund in 2005.He will continue to oversee a rebuild that began when LeBron James left as a free agent in 2017 after leading Cleveland to its fourth straight NBA Finals appearance.The Cavs went just 19-63 during an injury-ravaged 2018-19 season. They are off to a 2-2 start this year under first-year coach John Beilein.Altman has been acquiring future draft picks. He's also orchestrated contract extensions for Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr. and Cedi Osman.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Nov 113:19Cavs general manager Koby Altman signs multiyear extensionLeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Larry NancePFCavaliersFree Agent
Cedi OsmanSFCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman has signed a multiyear contract extension.Details were not immediately available Friday. The 37-year-old Altman signed a three-year contract in 2017, not long after he took over when the club parted with previous GM David Griffin.Altman is the first GM to receive an extension under owner Dan Gilbert, who bought the Cavs from Gordon Gund in 2005.He will continue to oversee a rebuild that began when LeBron James left as a free agent in 2017 after leading Cleveland to its fourth straight NBA Finals appearance.The Cavs went just 19-63 during an injury-ravaged 2018-19 season. They are off to a 2-2 start this year under first-year coach John Beilein.Altman has been acquiring future draft picks. He's also orchestrated contract extensions for Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr. and Cedi Osman.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Oct 3119:38Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns each suspended 2 gamesJoel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Ben SimmonsPG76ersFree Agent
Karl-Anthony TownsCTimberwolvesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid and Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns have each been suspended two games without pay for an on-court altercation and continued escalation.Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the suspensions Thursday, a day after the undefeated 76ers' 117-95 home victory over the Timberwolves.The star players were ejected after tangling with 6:42 left in the third quarter and the 76ers ahead 75-55. Embiid shoved Towns, who answered with a punch that missed as both men fell to the floor. Philadelphia's Ben Simmons jumped in and forcefully held Towns down as other players and coaches ran onto the court."I didn't throw any punches, so I shouldn't get suspended," Embiid said Wednesday night.They were ejected after a video review."We deemed the altercation a fight. Therefore, by rule, they're both ejected," said Mark Ayotte, the officials' crew chief. "I just saw them each lock arms. And that escalated to ... [More]
Thu Oct 3118:09Warriors lose Stephen Curry to broken hand, look for answersAron BaynesCSunsFree Agent
Alec BurksSG/SFWarriorsFree Agent
Willie Cauley-SteinCWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Jacob EvansPGWarriorsFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevon LooneyCWarriorsFree Agent
Kelly OubreSFSunsFree Agent
Eric PaschallPFWarriorsFree Agent
D'Angelo RussellSGWarriorsFree Agent
Omari SpellmanPFWarriorsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — D'Angelo Russell has done this before, forced to take on a far bigger role just last season because of injuries in Brooklyn. And now the new Golden State guard must do it again with the absence of both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in a suddenly short-handed backcourt.Curry broke his left hand in a 121-110 loss to Phoenix on Wednesday night and it remained unclear a day later how long he might be sidelined, while Splash Brother Thompson could miss the entire season recovering from July 2 surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee that he hurt in a Game 6 loss in the NBA Finals that gave Toronto its first title. Curry underwent a CT scan Thursday but the team said it would have specialists evaluate the results before providing an update on his status.However long he is out, it hurts for far more than what he brings on the court. Curry's presence in the locker room provides an example for the young Warriors, and he is their longest-tenured player and their oldest at... [More]
Thu Oct 3100:58Warriors star Stephen Curry breaks left hand on hard fallAron BaynesCSunsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFNetsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kelly OubreSFSunsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Warriors star Stephen Curry broke his left hand on a hard fall in the third quarter of Golden State's game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.The two-time MVP drove to his left defended by Kelly Oubre Jr. and with big man Aron Baynes standing solidly in the paint. Curry leapt with the ball then came down head first landing awkwardly on his hands to brace himself from the court, with Baynes crashing onto Curry's left hand. Curry grimaced in pain grabbing his hand then walked to the locker room with 8:31 left in the third quarter.Losing Curry, Golden State's longest-tenured player and oldest at age 31, for an extended period would be a huge blow for a young Warriors team.Golden State is struggling to start the season with Kevin Durant's departure to Brooklyn and Klay Thompson out for perhaps the entire season recovering from July 2 surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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