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Wed Nov 1818:20AP source: 76ers send Horford, future 1st-rounder to OKCJoel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Terrance FergusonSF76ersFree Agent
Danny GreenSF76ersFree Agent
Al HorfordPFThunderFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are moving on from Al Horford and will trade him and a protected future first-round pick to Oklahoma City in a major draft-night trade. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday the Sixers will receive Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson from the Thunder. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet announced. The Sixers also sent a 2025 first-round protected from 1-6 overall. The Sixers also sent the 34th pick in Wednesday’s draft to the Thunder and the rights to European point guard Vasilije Micic. The 76ers traded Horford more than a year after he was considered a ballyhooed free-agent signing away for their rival Boston Celtics. Horford was a flop in the first season of a four-year contract worth $97 million and lost his starting spot late in the season. The Thunder are the on hook for Horford’s $27.5 million this season. He averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.0 ... [More]
Wed Nov 1811:00Mavs' Porzingis to miss start of season after knee surgeryLuka DoncicSGMavericksFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFMavericksFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis will miss the start of the season as the Dallas Mavericks star continues recovery from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson told Dallas radion station 105.3 The Fan on Monday the club was being cautious with Luka Doncic's European sidekick, who missed more than a season because of another knee injury earlier in his career. The NBA is in the midst of a short offseason after the pandemic-delayed 2019-20 season ended on the final day of September in the playoff bubble in Florida. Training camps are set to open Dec. 1, with the 72-game season scheduled to start Dec. 22. Porzingis injured his right knee in the opener of a first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers in the bubble in August. The 7-foot-3 Latvian had surgery in early October. Dallas ended a three-year run of missing the playoffs behind the 21-year-old sensation Doncic and Porzingis, who played the next two games after th... [More]
Tue Nov 1711:49Drummond picks up $28 million option, will stay with CavsAndre DrummondCCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Center Andre Drummond has told the Cavaliers he will exercise his $28.7 million contract option and stay with them this season. Drummond was acquired by Cleveland in a surprising trade from Detroit in February. He had been expected for months to pick up the option. A two-time All-Star with Detroit, the 27-year-old Drummond has consistently said he enjoys playing with the young Cavs. But now that he's under contract for 2021, he could be packaged by the team in a trade because he has an expiring deal. Drummond averaged 17.5 points and 11.1 rebounds in eight games with the Cavs, who were one of the eight teams excluded form the Orlando bubble. For his career, Drummond, the No. 9 overall pick in 2012, has averaged 14.5 points and 13.8 rebounds. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The
Tue Nov 1708:29AP Source: Bucks getting Holiday to play with AntetokounmpoGiannis AntetokounmpoPFBucksFree Agent
Eric BledsoePGPelicansFree Agent
Bogdan BogdanovicSGHawksFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFLakersFree Agent
Donte DiVincenzoPG/SGBucksFree Agent
George HillPGThunderFree Agent
Jrue HolidaySGBucksFree Agent
Ersan IlyasovaPFKingsFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFPelicansFree Agent
Justin JamesSFBucksFree Agent
Khris MiddletonSFBucksFree Agent
Chris PaulPGSunsFree Agent
D.J. WilsonPF/CBucksFree Agent
Point guard Jrue Holiday is being traded from New Orleans to Milwaukee, which is aiming to give two-time reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo the improved roster that he seeks with the decision on his supermax contract extension looming, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. The Pelicans are getting Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and a package of future first-round draft picks from the Bucks, the person told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no deal had been finalized. ESPN, The Athletic and The New York Times first reported details of the Holiday trade. ESPN also said the Bucks were executing a second trade with Sacramento, with Bogdan Bogdanovic and Justin James going to Milwaukee for Donte DiVincenzo, D.J. Wilson and Ersan Ilyasova. The trade of Holiday was the second blockbuster involving a point guard since the league allowed transactions to begin again Monday. Chris Paul was traded to the Phoenix Suns by the Oklahoma City Thund... [More]
Tue Nov 1708:09AP Source: Bucks getting Holiday to play with AntetokounmpoGiannis AntetokounmpoPFBucksFree Agent
Eric BledsoePGPelicansFree Agent
Bogdan BogdanovicSGHawksFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFLakersFree Agent
Donte DiVincenzoPG/SGBucksFree Agent
George HillPGThunderFree Agent
Jrue HolidaySGBucksFree Agent
Ersan IlyasovaPFKingsFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFPelicansFree Agent
Justin JamesSFBucksFree Agent
Khris MiddletonSFBucksFree Agent
Chris PaulPGSunsFree Agent
D.J. WilsonPF/CBucksFree Agent
Point guard Jrue Holiday is being traded from New Orleans to Milwaukee, which is aiming to give two-time reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo the improved roster that he seeks with the decision on his supermax contract extension looming, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. The Pelicans are getting Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and a package of future first-round draft picks from the Bucks, the person told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no deal had been finalized. ESPN, The Athletic and The New York Times first reported details of the Holiday trade. ESPN also said the Bucks were executing a second trade with Sacramento, with Bogdan Bogdanovic and Justin James going to Milwaukee for Donte DiVincenzo, D.J. Wilson and Ersan Ilyasova. The trade of Holiday was the second blockbuster involving a point guard since the league allowed transactions to begin again Monday. Chris Paul was traded to the Phoenix Suns by the Oklahoma City Thund... [More]
Tue Nov 1705:39Warriors GM Myers faces draft challenges like no other yearStephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFNetsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Andrew WigginsSFWarriorsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bob Myers hears the chatter about everything riding on Golden State's draft pick at No. 2 overall. About all the pressure on his shoulders to find just the right player to join Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, star forward Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins. Someone who will make an instant impact and immediately help the Warriors return to contention and respectability following a last-place finish. All the social media speculation, oh yes, the Warriors' general manager is aware of the intrigue. Might they possibly trade away their pick for flexibility to build another super team, or will they choose to use it? “I read all that stuff, too. I was like, ‘I feel the weight,’” Myers joked on a recent Zoom call. "I feel like every year, everything you do is make-or-break, trade, draft, I don’t know. But you can’t really think like that. You’ve got to operate not out of fear. So, hopefully we get it right, and if you don’t, you deal wit... [More]
Mon Nov 1621:19All-Star guard Chris Paul sent to Suns in blockbuster tradeDevin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Danny GreenSF76ersFree Agent
Ty JeromePGThunderFree Agent
Jalen LecquePGPacersFree Agent
Abdel NaderSFSunsFree Agent
Kelly OubreSFWarriorsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGSunsFree Agent
Ricky RubioPGTimberwolvesFree Agent
Dennis SchroderPGLakersFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGRocketsFree Agent
Chris Paul holds a $44 million option for the 2021-22 season, a massive payday that may have kept some teams from trying to trade for the All-Star point guard. The Phoenix Suns weren’t deterred. They have a pair of All-Stars in their backcourt now, with hopes the duo of Paul and Devin Booker — one of the league’s most dynamic young scorers — will be enough to get the franchise back to the postseason for the first time since 2010. The trade sending Paul to the Suns from Oklahoma City was completed Monday night, a blockbuster to start what could be a wild few days of NBA transactions before training camps begin next month. The particulars: The Suns get Paul and forward Abdel Nader, while the Thunder get Kelly Oubre Jr., Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a protected 2022 first-round pick. “We are excited to welcome Chris Paul and Abdel Nader to Phoenix,” Suns general manager James Jones said. “Chris’ leadership and competitive approach to the game will have an imme... [More]
Mon Nov 1619:29Oladipo joins ownership group with New Zealand BreakersVictor OladipoSGPacersFree Agent
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — While Victor Oladipo’s future with the Indiana Pacers remains murky, he's found a franchise-altering deal elsewhere. Oladipo told The Associated Press that he and business manager Jay Henderson have joined an ownership group that includes former Florida basketball player Matt Walsh to purchase the New Zealand Breakers of the Australian National Basketball League. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it will make the 28-year-old Oladipo one of world’s youngest basketball team owners — and the owner of the New Zealand's home arena. “I was always interested in being part of team ownership, having input with a team and helping a team be successful on the business side of things," Oladipo said. “To work with a team from this perspective, I'm sure I'll have newfound respect for the guys who have been in that position.” The announcement comes at a time some have questioned Oladipo’s commitment to the Pacers. He initially opted out of playing ... [More]
Mon Nov 1617:19AP source: Chris Paul acquired by Phoenix from Oklahoma CityDevin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Danny GreenSF76ersFree Agent
Ty JeromePGThunderFree Agent
Jalen LecquePGPacersFree Agent
Kelly OubreSFWarriorsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGSunsFree Agent
Ricky RubioPGTimberwolvesFree Agent
Dennis SchroderPGLakersFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGRocketsFree Agent
All-Star guard Chris Paul is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he'll play alongside one of the league's most dynamic young scorers in fellow All-Star Devin Booker, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday. The Thunder are acquiring Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Jalen Lecque, Ty Jerome and a first-round pick that will be conveyed sometime between 2022 and 2025, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been finalized by the league. Rubio reacted to the trade news with a tweet: “... what a business," he wrote. It is a huge leap for the Suns, who went 8-0 inside the NBA's restart bubble at Walt Disney World in a frantic, but futile, quest to make the playoffs. Paul is owed about $41 million for this season and has a $44 million player option for next season, which was too much of an impediment for other teams that considered acquiring him last summer. The Suns, however, deemed it wor... [More]
Mon Nov 1615:59Tyronn Lue finalizes his Clippers staff for upcoming seasonLarry Drew IIPG76ersFree Agent
Dahntay JonesFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Los Angeles Clippers coach Tyronn Lue has finalized his staff for the upcoming NBA season. Dan Craig was hired as associate head coach, along with assistants Kenny Atkinson, Chauncey Billups, Larry Drew and Roy Rogers. Assistants Jeremy Castleberry and Brendan O’Connor are holdovers from the staff of Doc Rivers, who left and took the head coaching job in Philadelphia. Cam Hodges, Shaun Fein, Dahntay Jones and Beau Levesque were hired in coaching and player development roles. Craig spent 17 seasons with the Miami Heat, including four years as an assistant coach. Atkinson spent the last four years as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, leading the team to a postseason berth in 2018-19. Billups joins the team he once played for after working as an NBA analyst for ESPN, and a Clippers game analyst for Prime Ticket. Drew spent six years with Cleveland, including one as head coach in 2018-19. Rogers was an assistant last season with the Chicago Bulls. Hodges worked last season with the Philadelphia 76ers. Fein spent the last four years with Brooklyn. Jones played 13 years in the NBA, winning a title with Cleveland in 2016. Levesque spent two years with the Brooklyn Nets. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Nov 1614:29AP source: Chris Paul acquired by Phoenix from Oklahoma CityDevin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Ty JeromePGThunderFree Agent
Jalen LecquePGPacersFree Agent
Kelly OubreSFWarriorsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGSunsFree Agent
Ricky RubioPGTimberwolvesFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGRocketsFree Agent
All-Star guard Chris Paul is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he'll play alongside one of the league's most dynamic young scorers in fellow All-Star Devin Booker, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday. The Thunder are acquiring Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Jalen Lecque, Ty Jerome and a first-round pick that will be conveyed sometime between 2022 and 2025, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been finalized by the league. Rubio reacted to the trade news with a tweet: “... what a business," he wrote. It is a huge leap for the Suns, who went 8-0 inside the NBA's restart bubble at Walt Disney World in a frantic, but futile, quest to make the playoffs. Paul is owed about $41 million for this season and has a $44 million player option for next season, which was too much of an impediment for other teams that considered acquiring him last summer. The Suns, however, deemed it wor... [More]
Mon Nov 1614:09Mavs' Porzingis to miss start of season after knee surgeryLuka DoncicSGMavericksFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFMavericksFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis will miss the start of the season as the Dallas Mavericks star continues recovery from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said in a radio interview Monday the club was being cautious with Luka Doncic's European sidekick, who missed more than a season because of another knee injury earlier in his career. The NBA is in the midst of a short offseason after the pandemic-delayed 2019-20 season ended on the final day of September in the playoff bubble in Florida. Training camps are set to open Dec. 1, with the 72-game season scheduled to start Dec. 22. Porzingis injured his right knee in the opener of a first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers in the bubble in August. The 7-foot-3 Latvian had surgery in early October. Dallas ended a three-year run of missing the playoffs behind the 21-year-old sensation Doncic and Porzingis, who played the next two games after the injury before mi... [More]
Sun Nov 1514:29Cavs guard Kevin Porter Jr. arrested on weapons chargesKevin PorterSGCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers said they have spoken to guard Kevin Porter Jr. following his arrest early Sunday on weapons possession. Porter, a 2019 first-round draft pick, faces charges of improperly handling firearms in a vehicle, according to Mahoning County sheriff records. He was released on $4,000 bond. In a statement, the Cavaliers said: "We are aware of the situation involving Kevin Porter Jr. and are in the process of gathering information. We have spoken with Kevin and will continue to address this privately with him as the related process evolves.” Porter's attorney, Alex Spiro, said in an email to the Associated Press that his client "was issued a summons for a petty offense and released. We are gathering information and will have further comment at a later point.” The 20-year-old Porter emerged as a bright spot last season for the Cavs, whose year included a coaching change after the All-Star break before being halted by the coronavirus pandemic. He averaged 10 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 50 games. Cleveland selected him with the No. 30 overall pick. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Nov 1513:29Cavs guard Kevin Porter Jr. arrested on weapons chargesKevin PorterSGCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers said they have spoken to guard Kevin Porter Jr. following his arrest early Sunday on weapons possession. Porter, a 2019 first-round draft pick, faces charges of improperly handling firearms in a vehicle, according to Mahoning County sheriff records. He was released on $4,000 bond. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his arrest. In a statement, the Cavaliers said: "We are aware of the situation involving Kevin Porter Jr. and are in the process of gathering information. We have spoken with Kevin and will continue to address this privately with him as the related process evolves.” The 20-year-old Porter emerged as a bright spot last season for the Cavs, whose year included a coaching change after the All-Star break before being halted by the coronavirus pandemic. He averaged 10 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 50 games. Cleveland selected him with the No. 30 overall pick. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Nov 1119:47No fans at champion Lakers' home games until further noticeKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG/SFLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFLakersFree Agent
Dwight HowardC76ersFree Agent
LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
Markieff MorrisPFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers won't have fans at Staples Center during the upcoming regular season until further notice. The NBA champions made the long-expected decision official Tuesday for the new season, which will begin Dec. 22. The Lakers also apparently don't plan to hang their 17th title banner until fans are in the stands to celebrate the moment with them. “We appreciate your continued support and look forward to coming together, when it is safe to do so, to celebrate the raising of our banner and the quest for another NBA championship,” the team said in a statement. The Lakers say they're following the guidance of state and local health officials in planning to move forward without fans in the stands at their downtown arena. They intend to continue working on a plan to welcome fans whenever governments and the league allow it, but large gatherings are still banned in California under coronavirus restrictions. The Lakers won the NBA Finals on Oct. 11 in centr... [More]
Wed Nov 1117:07Thunder promote assistant Daigneault to head coachDarius BazleyPFThunderFree Agent
Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderSGThunderFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGSunsFree Agent
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Much of the credit for Mark Daigneault's quick ascent to NBA head coach goes to the man he is replacing. The Oklahoma City Thunder promoted Daigneault to head coach on Wednesday, handing the team to the 35-year-old former coach of its G League team. He replaces Billy Donovan, who now is coaching the Chicago Bulls. “The thing Billy did for me here with the Thunder is opened the door to the Thunder to our Blue staff and gave us unprecedented access to the Thunder team, and certainly, those experiences put me in this position to be able to take this position on," Daigneault said. Daigneault coached the Thunder’s G League team for five years. He had a .572 winning percentage, won three division titles and made four playoff appearances. He spent last season as a Thunder assistant. “He had, I felt, like the rare traits of someone that had high potential,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said. “He’s a curious learner, a diligent worker, a creative thinke... [More]
Wed Nov 1111:37Thunder promote assistant Daigneault to head coachDarius BazleyPFThunderFree Agent
Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderSGThunderFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGSunsFree Agent
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder promoted assistant Mark Daigneault to head coach on Wednesday, handing the team over to the 35-year-old former coach of its G League team. Daigneault replaces Billy Donovan, who now is coaching the Chicago Bulls. Daigneault coached the Thunder’s G League team for five years. He had a .572 winning percentage, won three division titles and made four playoff appearances. “We are thrilled to have Mark assume the role of head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement. “He has been a selfless and effective leader within our organization since his arrival." Presti sees Daigneault’s youth as a strength. “The amount of head coaching experience and diverse experiences through his tenure with the Blue is rare for someone his age,” Presti said. “He has also shown the ability to empower both the players and staff he works with, and we are confident that he will help us continue to mod... [More]
Mon Nov 914:32Bucks player agrees to $750K settlement over arrestSterling BrownSGRocketsFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown and the Milwaukee city attorney have agreed to a revised $750,000 settlement of a lawsuit Brown filed after getting taken to the ground, shocked with a Taser and arrested during an encounter with police in 2018. City Attorney Tearman Spencer is recommending the payment plus an admission that Brown's constitutional rights were violated during the arrest that began with a parking violation outside a Walgreen's store. Brown's attorney signed the agreement on his behalf Friday. Spencer's recommendation came in a letter he sent to Milwaukee Common Council members. The settlement is subject to approval by the city; it wasn't immediately clear when the council would take it up. The Bucks said in a statement Monday that “we are pleased that Sterling’s lawsuit has been mutually resolved and that there’s been an important commitment by the City of Milwaukee and its Police Department to make changes to the MPD’s standard operating pr... [More]
Mon Nov 913:42Bucks player signs $750K settlement agreement over arrestSterling BrownSGRocketsFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown and the Milwaukee city attorney have agreed to a revised $750,000 settlement of a lawsuit Brown filed after getting taken to the ground, shocked with a Taser and arrested during an encounter with police in 2018. City Attorney Tearman Spencer is recommending the payment plus an admission that Brown's constitutional rights were violated during the arrest that began with a parking violation outside a Walgreen's store. Brown signed the agreement Friday. Spencer's recommendation came in a letter he sent to Milwaukee Common Council members. The settlement is subject to approval by the city; it wasn't immediately clear when the council would take it up. The Bucks said in a statement Monday that “we are pleased that Sterling’s lawsuit has been mutually resolved and that there’s been an important commitment by the City of Milwaukee and its Police Department to make changes to the MPD’s standard operating procedures.” Brown reject... [More]
Mon Nov 912:42Revised settlement recommended over Bucks player's arrestSterling BrownSGRocketsFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee city attorney is recommending a revised offer to settle a lawsuit brought by Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown, who was taken to the ground, shocked with a Taser and arrested during an encounter with police in 2018. City Attorney Tearman Spencer is recommending a $750,000 payment and an admission that Brown's constitutional rights were violated during the arrest that began with a parking violation outside a Walgreen's store. Brown rejected the Milwaukee City Council's original offer of $400,000 made in 2019. Brown's attorney, Mark Thomsen, said at the time that any settlement without an admission of a civil rights violation would go nowhere. Thomsen said the admission was necessary for the city to heal. Brown contends in his lawsuit that police used excessive force and targeted him because he is Black when they confronted him for parking illegally in a handicapped-accessible spot in January 2018. He was talking with officers while waiting for his ci... [More]
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