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Fri Jan 813:53Back to the bubble: G League season will be played at DisneyMichael BeasleyPFNetsFree Agent
Jeremy LinPGWarriorsFree Agent
Lance StephensonSFPacersFree Agent
The G League will crown its 2021 champion in a bubble, just as the NBA did last season. Plans were announced Friday for the G League season, which will be condensed and played at the Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Teams have been given a preliminary plan calling for games to begin around Feb. 8, but no schedule details have been set. There will be 18 teams in the league, including the G League Ignite — the new team formed this season to serve primarily as a one-year development program for elite NBA draft prospects. Eventually, eight teams will advance to a single-elimination playoff. Former NBA players who have signed with the G League in recent weeks include 2008 No. 2 overall draft pick Michael Beasley, Lance Stephenson, Jeremy Lin and Nik Stauskas. All did so with plans of playing in the Disney bubble. “We worked closely with our teams, the Basketball Players Union, and public health experts to develop a structure that allows our teams to gather at a sin... [More]
Fri Jan 810:33AP source: 76ers quarantine in New York after positive testSeth CurrySG76ersFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are quarantining in New York because of a positive COVID-19 test for guard Seth Curry. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers stayed overnight after the team learned of Curry’s positive result during Thursday’s loss against the Nets. The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the team has not made Curry’s condition public. The person said as of Friday morning Curry was the only positive test on the Sixers. Curry sat out Thursday’s game because of a sore left ankle and appeared to wear a mask as he sat on the bench for part of the first half. Curry hit six 3-pointers and scored 28 points in Wednesday’s win over Washington. The Sixers are scheduled to play Denver in Philadelphia on Saturday. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jan 803:53Ball brothers Lonzo, LaMelo set to square off in NBA matchupLaMelo BallPGHornetsFree Agent
Cody MartinSGHornetsFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball grew up playing 3-on-3 games against his older brother Lonzo on a concrete court in the backyard of their parents’ home in Chino Hills, California. “Nobody took it easy on me — fighting, scrapping, falling on concrete,” LaMelo said. “Parents would get scared when their kids went back there. It was something you had to witness for real.” That is where the Ball brothers learned to compete — and first dreamed of playing in the NBA. On Friday night, they’ll make history becoming the first siblings selected in the top three of the NBA draft to compete against each other when Lonzo’s Pelicans host the rookie LaMelo’s Hornets in New Orleans. Sure, there have been been plenty of brothers that have played against each other through the years. Currently there are nine sets of siblings in the NBA, including Steph and Seth Curry; Giannis, Thanasis and Kostas Antetokounmpo; Jrue, Aaron and Justin Holiday; Tre and Tyus Jones; Brook and Robin... [More]
Fri Jan 802:53James on this week's unrest: "We live in two Americas"LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates were already upset after a Wisconsin prosecutor on Tuesday decided not to charge a police officer who shot a Black man last year. Then came Wednesday when a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol to delay Congress from certifying the results of November’s election. What James watched on television along with his family continued to reinforce his view of the wide divide in the country. “We live in two Americas and a prime example of that was yesterday. If you don’t understand or see that then you need to take a step back. Not just one step but four or five or even 10 steps backward,” James said Thursday night after the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the San Antonio Spurs 118-109. “How do you want your kids or grandkids to live in this beautiful country? Yesterday was not it. I couldn’t help but to wonder if those were my kind storming the Capitol what would have been the outcome.... [More]
Thu Jan 723:33Irving out for Nets, joins Durant in missing game vs 76ersSeth CurrySG76ersFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGNetsFree Agent
Kevin DurantPFNetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving didn't play Thursday because of personal reasons, leaving the Brooklyn Nets without both of their superstars in their 122-109 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Kevin Durant was already out because of the NBA's health and safety protocols. Coach Steve Nash said Durant would be able to return Sunday if he continues to test negative for the coronavirus until then. Irving was added to the injury report Thursday afternoon. Nash said before and after the game that he hadn't spoken to Irving so didn't know the reason for his absence, saying it was a personal matter. The Nets said Irving wouldn't travel with the team for their trip to Memphis, where they play Friday. Durant is fourth in the league with 28.2 points per game, while Irving is sixth at 27.1. Seth Curry sat out for the 76ers because of left ankle soreness. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Jan 721:33Knicks re-sign Taj Gibson, reuniting veteran with ThibodeauTaj GibsonCKnicksFree Agent
Omari SpellmanCKnicksFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks re-signed Taj Gibson on Thursday, reuniting the veteran forward with coach Tom Thibodeau. Gibson played for the Knicks last season, averaging 6.1 points in 62 games. He was waived in November. Gibson had his best success playing for Thibodeau in Chicago, then rejoined him in Minnesota and played two seasons for the Timberwolves. The 6-foot-10 forward has averaged 9.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 799 games. To make room on the roster, the Knicks earlier Thursday waived forward Omari Spellman, who was acquired from Minnesota in November and never appeared in a game for New York. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Jan 718:33Irving out for Nets, joins Durant in missing game vs 76ersSeth CurrySG76ersFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGNetsFree Agent
Kevin DurantPFNetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving won't play Thursday because of personal reasons, leaving the Brooklyn Nets without both of their superstars for their game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Kevin Durant was already out because of the NBA's health and safety protocols. Coach Steve Nash said Durant would be able to return Sunday if he continues to test negative for the coronavirus until then. Irving was added to the injury report Thursday afternoon. Nash said he hadn't spoken to Irving so didn't know the reason for his absence, saying it was a personal matter. Durant is fourth in the league with 28.2 points per game, while Irving is sixth at 27.1. Seth Curry is sitting out for the 76ers because of left ankle soreness. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jan 619:16Pistons say rookie G Killian Hayes has torn hip labrumKillian HayesPGPistonsFree Agent
DETROIT (AP) — Pistons rookie guard Killian Hayes has a torn labrum in his right hip and will continue to be evaluated by the team's medical staff. The team announced Hayes' condition Wednesday but did not give a timeline for his expected recovery. He had an MRI on Tuesday. Detroit drafted Hayes with the No. 7 pick in 2020. He has averaged 4.6 points and 21.1 minutes in seven games. He was injured during the third quarter of a 125-115 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. “It's tough, especially for a young kid to play his sixth game or seventh game and be injured, coming into the league, just figuring it out,” coach Dwane Casey said before the Pistons' game Wednesday at Milwaukee. “He has to use that as a positive. Study film. Sit down with the coaches. Watch practice. Sit during timeouts with the coaches and really be a student of the game, of the NBA game. “Use this as a positive time to learn, to observe and really get as much as he can mentally while he's rehabbing and trying to come back.” ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jan 616:26Pistons say rookie G Killian Hayes has torn hip labrumKillian HayesPGPistonsFree Agent
DETROIT (AP) — Pistons rookie guard Killian Hayes has a torn labrum in his right hip and will continue to be evaluated by the team's medical staff. The team announced Hayes' condition Wednesday but did not give a timeline for his expected recovery. He had an MRI on Tuesday. Detroit drafted Hayes with the No. 7 pick last year. He has averaged 4.6 points and 21.1 minutes in seven games. The Pistons play at Milwaukee on Wednesday night. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jan 613:16Cavs' Garland has shoulder sprain, Exum could miss 2 monthsDarius GarlandPGCavaliersFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Isaac OkoroSFCavaliersFree Agent
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers starting guard Darius Garland might miss another week with a shoulder sprain, while guard Danté Exum could miss two months with a calf strain. Cleveland provided the injury updates Wednesday before playing the Magic for the second time in three days. Garland began experiencing discomfort in his shoulder last week during a game in Atlanta. He was kept out of Monday’s loss and underwent an MRI. The second-year guard is averaging 17.2 points and 6.3 assists in six starts. He averaged 12.3 points in his abbreviated rookie season. Exum injured his calf in the first quarter Monday. The Cavaliers said he'll begin treatments and rehab and is expected to miss approximately six to eight weeks of basketball activity. Exum has made three starts for the Cavs, who have been dealing with numerous injuries since the start of the season. Cleveland is without star forward Kevin Love, who aggravated a calf injury in the team's second game and is expected to be out at least a couple more weeks. The Cavs are expected to have rookie Isaac Okoro back after he missed five games with a foot injury. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jan 522:46Clippers' Paul George sits out with ankle injury vs SpursPaul GeorgeSGClippersFree Agent
Luke KennardSFClippersFree Agent
Marcus MorrisPFClippersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George sat out for the Los Angeles Clippers against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said George tweaked his ankle in Sunday's win over Phoenix and how he warmed up would determine whether he played against the Spurs. “He's going to be the one gauging it,” Lue said before the game. George is averaging 25.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. Los Angeles guard Luke Kennard started in George's place. Also out for the Clippers was Marcus Morris Sr., who has yet to play this season because of a sore right knee. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jan 520:06Hawks' Rondo to miss at least 3 more games with knee injuryBrandon GoodwinPGHawksFree Agent
Rajon RondoPGHawksFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Rajon Rondo will miss at least three more games because of right knee soreness. Rondo sat the last three games for the Hawks, though he was medically cleared for Monday night's loss to the New York Knicks. He did not get on the court, leaving Brandon Goodwin to again serve as the backup point guard to Trae Young. The Hawks said the 34-year-old Rondo will begin a period of rest and rehabilitation in an attempt tp strengthen his knee. He will be evaluated before the team leaves for a three-game West Coast road trip that begins Jan. 13 at Phoenix. Rondo has played only two of Atlanta's first seven games. After winning his second NBA title last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Rondo joined the rebuilding Hawks after agreeing to a two-year, $15 million contract. He is the team's oldest player. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports thn Ron
Mon Jan 421:35Spurs' Derrick White out indefinitely after breaking toeDerrick WhiteSGSpursFree Agent
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs point guard Derrick White is out indefinitely after breaking his left second toe. White had offseason surgery on the same toe, but the Spurs said Monday the fracture is a new injury. White missed training camp, the preseason and the first four games of the regular season after undergoing surgery on the toe last August. He made his season debut Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers. The four-year veteran suffered the non-displaced fracture after falling in the second quarter of that game. White, who was on a minutes restriction, had nine points in 23 minutes in the Lakers’ 109-103 victory. White missed San Antonio’s loss to Utah on Sunday, the team’s fourth straight defeat after opening the season with two wins. The 29th pick in the 2017 draft out of Colorado, White has been one of the Spurs’ primary scorers and distributors the past two seasons. He averaged a career-high 11.3 points last season along with 3.5 assists. In seven games after the restart, White averaged 18.9 points, 5.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 29.8 minutes. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Jan 217:15Harden scratched late from Rockets' game with ankle sprainJames HardenSGNetsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston star James Harden was scratched from the Rockets' game Saturday game against the Sacramento Kings less than an hour before tipoff because of a sprained right ankle. Harden was not listed on the injury report and coach Stephen Silas did not mention his injury in his pregame availability. The team announced that he wouldn't play about 38 minutes before the game was scheduled to begin. He has started each of Houston's games this season and is averaging a league-leading 37 points with 11 assists a game. The Rockets had to postpone their opener Dec. 23 after coronavirus cases, contract tracing and Harden’s violation of the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols left them without the league-mandated eight players available. Harden's violation of health and safety protocols came after video of the disgruntled star surfaced on social media where he was without a mask at a crowded party in a private event space two days before that game. The incident came after months of rumors and reports that the eight-time All-Star wants to be traded, but Harden has refused to discuss those reports. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jan 119:14Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson was fined $25,000 by NBAJordan ClarksonPGJazzFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for making contact with a game official Thursday night in the Jazz's 106-95 home loss to the Phoenix Suns. The incident occurred early in the second quarter. Clarkson is averaging 16.5 points and 22.6 minutes this season.
Fri Jan 113:44NBA issues $85,000 in fines for Hornets-Mavericks dustupJames JohnsonPFMavericksFree Agent
Caleb MartinSFHornetsFree Agent
Cody MartinSGHornetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined three players a total of $85,000 on Friday for their roles in a dustup during a game between Charlotte and Dallas. The Mavericks' James Johnson was fined $40,000. For the Hornets, Cody Martin lost $25,000 and Caleb Martin $20,000. The commotion happened with about 2:40 left in Wednesday's game, a 118-99 victory by Charlotte. The NBA said Johnson deliberately pushed Cody Martin out of bounds, “aggressively confronting him and initiating the incident." Cody Martin's fine was for pushing Johnson in retaliation and making contact with a game official. Caleb Martin was fined for entering the action and making contact with a referee. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Dec 31 202022:54Raptors hold Knicks to 3 for 36 from 3, win without SiakamReggie BullockSFKnicksFree Agent
Kyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Alex LenCWizardsFree Agent
Norman PowellSGRaptorsFree Agent
Julius RandlePFKnicksFree Agent
Mitchell RobinsonCKnicksFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Fred VanVleetSGRaptorsFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Knicks might have been able to take advantage of the absence of Toronto forward Pascal Siakam on Thursday night if they could have made some outside shots. Fred VanVleet scored 25 points and the Raptors, playing without their star forward, earned their first victory this season by beating the Knicks 100-83. New York's bid for a three-game win streak was ruined by 3-for-36 shooting from 3-point range. “If we would have made some of our 3s, we probably would have had a good chance to win,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. Siakam, who left the court promptly in frustration Tuesday night after fouling out of a game at Philadelphia, was on the Toronto bench but not in uniform. Norman Powell started at small forward and finished with 17 points after making three of Toronto's first four baskets. “Obviously it was a disciplinary thing for an internal matter. Let's keep it at that for tonight,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. Kyle Lowry had 20 points and... [More]
Thu Dec 31 202022:14Raptors hold Knicks to 3 for 36 from 3, win without SiakamReggie BullockSFKnicksFree Agent
Kyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Alex LenCWizardsFree Agent
Norman PowellSGRaptorsFree Agent
Julius RandlePFKnicksFree Agent
Mitchell RobinsonCKnicksFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Fred VanVleetSGRaptorsFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors, playing without star forward Pascal Siakam, earned their first victory this season by beating the New York Knicks 100-83 on Thursday night. New York's bid for a three-game win streak was ruined by 3-for-36 shooting from 3-point range. Siakam, who left the court promptly in frustration Tuesday night after fouling out of a game at Philadelphia, was on the Toronto bench but not in uniform. Norman Powell started at small forward and finished with 17 points after making three of Toronto's first four baskets. Kyle Lowry had 20 points for the Raptors (1-3). Julius Randle had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks (2-3). Reggie Bullock and RJ Barrett combined to go 0 for 17 from behind the arc. The Knicks fell behind by as many as 11 points early in the game and were were shooting only 29% (11 for 38) midway through the second quarter. But Randle scored eight straight points and put New York ahead for the first time... [More]
Thu Dec 31 202017:14Hawks' Kris Dunn to rest 2 weeks after ankle surgeryKris DunnPGHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Kris Dunn will rest his right ankle for two weeks after having arthroscopic surgery to remove loose cartilage. Dunn, who has not played this season, will be placed in a walking boot and his status will be updated following the two weeks. The Hawks said Thursday he had surgery Tuesday at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York. Dunn developed the ankle soreness while compensating for torn cartilage in his right knee. He signed a a $10 million, two-year contract with the Hawks in the offseason. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Dec 31 202016:444 Bulls in NBA safety protocol; will miss Wizards gameRyan ArcidiaconoPGBullsFree Agent
Chandler HutchisonSFBullsFree Agent
Lauri MarkkanenPFBullsFree Agent
Tomas SatoranskyPGBullsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Chicago Bulls players are in the NBA’s health and safety protocol and are not available for Thursday’s game with the Washington Wizards. Forwards Lauri Markkanen, the team’s second leading scorer and top rebounder and Chandler Hutchison and guards Ryan Arcidiacono and Tomas Satoransky have been ruled out. “You’ve got to stay flexible,” Chicago coach Billy Donovan said. “A lot of different things can happen. You’ve got to be able to handle them. Obviously, a lot for us to digest and deal with going into this game.” The Bulls play at Milwaukee on Friday night, and Donovan expects his team to be short-handed again. “My guess is yes, it’s going to go on here for a period of time,” Donovan said. “How long, I’m really unsure of that. I think daily testing helps bring some clarity where guys are at. I don’t know how long it will be, but I think it will be some time.” Markkanen was already questionable for the game with a left calf injury. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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