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Sun Feb 1713:12Currys: All-Star weekend 'everything we hoped it would be'Kemba WalkerPGHornetsIavaronis
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sonya Curry hasn't stopped smiling all weekend.She has had quality time with her grandchildren with the entire family in town for All-Star Weekend festivities. She even hit a half-court shot at a community center her family helped refurbish.On Saturday night, she emerged from Suite 21 at the Spectrum Center beaming after spending the evening with family and watching sons Stephen and Seth and husband Dell participate in the NBA All-Star 3-point contest."It's been everything that I hoped it would be," she said of her sons' return to their hometown for All-Star weekend. "Seeing Dell out there on the court being able to share that moment with the boys was awesome. And having the family all here to watch — that's hard to beat."With remnants of half-eaten appetizers and drinks still sitting on the counter, some of the young ones were starting to fuss having grown restless after being up well past their bedtimes.Still, Sonya didn't want the night to end.Neither did ... [More]
Sun Feb 1713:12The Latest: Michael Jordan's mother has message for NBA momsKemba WalkerPGHornetsIavaronis
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local)1:05 p.m.When Michael Jordan talks, people tend to listen. Apparently the same goes for his mother, Deloris Jordan.The mother of the six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner delivered an inspirational speech during All-Star Weekend to a group of about 100 mothers of current NBA players at a breakfast at a steakhouse in Charlotte, North Carolina.Deloris told the group Saturday that it's time for them to bond together and do more to help others in the community with their resources.Stephen Curry's mother, Sonya, who helped organize the event along with Chris Paul's mom, Robin, says Deloris summed up meeting when she told everyone, "We are blessed to be a blessing" to others.Deloris pushed NBA moms to get together as a group —because there is power in numbers— and make an impact in their communities.It's a message Sonya says is well overdue and the group needed to hear because "there has been a lot of separation ... [More]
Sun Feb 1712:52BC-BKN--All-Star, ADVISORYGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
Luka DoncicFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsSchellackers
Dirk NowitzkiPFMavericksSchellackers
Dwyane WadeSGBullsDoppelganger
Kemba WalkerPGHornetsIavaronis
To help you with planning for the NBA All Star weekend, here are some of our plans. This advisory will be updated until Sunday's game. Please contact Oscar Dixon (odixon@ap.org) with any questions. All times ET.SUNDAYBKN--All-Star GameCHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Stephen Curry returns home to Charlotte, Kemba Walker is playing on his homecourt with LeBron James, Kevin Durant and others tip it up in the All-Star game. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.Also:_ BKN--All-Star Weekend-The Latest. Updates throughout Sunday on All-Star Weekend from Charlotte, North CarolinaBKN--All-Star-Curry Family WeekendCHARLOTTE, N.C. _ CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Sonya Curry says this All-Star Weekend has been everything she hoped it would be. She has spent quality time with her grandchildren and watched sons Stephen and Seth and husband Dell participate in the All-Star 3-point contest. The Currys will wrap up the All-Star Weekend on Sunday night when Stephen competes in his ... [More]
Sun Feb 1711:52The Latest: Curry, Mourning, Rice, Bogues feted as legendsKemba WalkerPGHornetsIavaronis
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local)11:45 a.m.Dell Curry, Muggsy Bogues, Alonzo Mourning and Glen Rice were honorees at the 20th annual NBA Legends Brunch.The brunch is a tradition on the morning of the All-Star game. About 2,000 people attended Sunday, including about 200 former NBA players.Curry was presented a "hometown hero" award. Bogues was feted for his work as a community ambassador. Mourning received the Global Ambassador Award, and Rice was selected as the Charlotte Hornets Legend of the Year.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was among the speakers, along with Dikembe Mutombo and actor and comedian JB Smoove.___11:30 a.m.All-Star Sunday has arrived.The 68th edition of the NBA's annual midseason showcase exhibition game gets played in Charlotte, with LeBron James set to start for the 15th consecutive year, Kemba Walker ready to excite his home crowd and legends Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade ready to bid the game farewell as their careers wind down.After that, the true All-Star "break" begins. There are no games on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, which gives every player and coach a couple of needed days off before the real playoff push begins.Play resumes Thursday night with six games, as the sprint to the end of the regular season begins.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Feb 1623:02Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star SaturdayMiles BridgesFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGBullsDoppelganger
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston's Jayson Tatum got his gamewinner from midcourt. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo went over Shaquille O'Neal to help win his trophy. And Brooklyn's Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden State's Stephen Curry a storybook ending in his hometown.Say this for All-Star Saturday Night: It had flair.Tatum won the skills competition, Diallo put on a show for the league's annual slam dunk title, and in easily the most anticipated part of the night Harris held off the Warriors' shooting star for the win in the 3-point contest.Harris made 12 straight shots in the final round and went a staggering 15 for 18 on moneyballs — the shots worth the most — to win the 3-point title. He finished with 26 of a possible 34 points in the final round, beating Curry by two. Sacramento's Buddy Hield was third with 19 final-round points."Obviously, it's incredible," Harris said. "Steph is the greatest shooter of all time. But, again, shooting off of t... [More]
Sat Feb 1622:42The Latest: OKC's Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contestGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
Miles BridgesFree Agent
John CollinsFree Agent
Mike ConleyPGGrizzliesFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
Anthony DavisPFPelicansTeam Lorin
Hamidou DialloFree Agent
Luka DoncicFree Agent
De'Aaron FoxFree Agent
Joe HarrisSGNetsFree Agent
Buddy HieldSGPelicansFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersDef Fresh Flow
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersDef Fresh Flow
Nikola JokicCNuggetsTeam Lorin
Kyle KuzmaFree Agent
Khris MiddletonSGBucksTeam Erik
Dirk NowitzkiPFMavericksSchellackers
Dennis Smith Jr.Free Agent
Jayson TatumFree Agent
Vince CarterSGGrizzliesFree Agent
Nikola VucevicCMagicTeam Erik
Dwyane WadeSGBullsDoppelganger
Kemba WalkerPGHornetsIavaronis
Trae YoungFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):10:30 p.m.Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo is the NBA's slam dunk champion.Going over Shaquille O'Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York's Dennis Smith Jr.Diallo topped Smith 88-85 in the finale. Charlotte's Miles Bridges and Atlanta's John Collins went out in the first round.Smith leapfrogged Miami's Dwyane Wade and took a lob from Stephen Curry to give himself a chance with his last dunk, getting a perfect score from the judges — and a round of boos from the crowd, many of whom weren't that impressed.That left Diallo as the night's final participant.Diallo pulled off a dunk that will be talked about for years in the first round — dunking over O'Neal, hanging on the rim by his elbow, then tearing open his jersey to reveal a "Superman" shirt underneath. And then he plucked the ball from Quavo as he went airborne for the d... [More]
Sat Feb 1621:52The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point titleGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
John CollinsFree Agent
Mike ConleyPGGrizzliesFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
Anthony DavisPFPelicansTeam Lorin
Luka DoncicFree Agent
De'Aaron FoxFree Agent
Joe HarrisSGNetsFree Agent
Buddy HieldSGPelicansFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersDef Fresh Flow
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersDef Fresh Flow
Nikola JokicCNuggetsTeam Lorin
Kyle KuzmaFree Agent
Khris MiddletonSGBucksTeam Erik
Dirk NowitzkiPFMavericksSchellackers
Jayson TatumFree Agent
Vince CarterSGGrizzliesFree Agent
Nikola VucevicCMagicTeam Erik
Kemba WalkerPGHornetsIavaronis
Trae YoungFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):9:35 p.m.Brooklyn's Joe Harris held off Golden State's Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday night.Harris made 12 consecutive shots at one point in the final round on his way to a score of 26 points. Curry was second with 24 in the finals, and Sacramento's Buddy Hield was third with 19 points.The Warriors' star made his first nine shots of the final round, then missed three of five shots from the top of the key.Stephen Curry won the first round with 27 points out of a possible of 34. Hield was second with 26 points, and Harris finished with 25 to grab the last spot in the finals.There were 10 players in the event, and seven went out in the first round.Defending champion Devin Booker made his final seven shots but was eliminated in a tie for fourth with Danny Green with 23 points. The other competitors who did not advance: Dirk Nowitzki and Damian Lillard (17), Seth Curry (16), Kemba Wa... [More]
Sat Feb 1621:41The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point titleGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
John CollinsFree Agent
Mike ConleyPGGrizzliesFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
Anthony DavisPFPelicansTeam Lorin
Luka DoncicFree Agent
De'Aaron FoxFree Agent
Joe HarrisSGNetsFree Agent
Buddy HieldSGPelicansFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersDef Fresh Flow
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersDef Fresh Flow
Nikola JokicCNuggetsTeam Lorin
Kyle KuzmaFree Agent
Khris MiddletonSGBucksTeam Erik
Dirk NowitzkiPFMavericksSchellackers
Jayson TatumFree Agent
Vince CarterSGGrizzliesFree Agent
Nikola VucevicCMagicTeam Erik
Kemba WalkerPGHornetsIavaronis
Trae YoungFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):9:35 p.m.Brooklyn's Joe Harris held off Golden State's Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday night.Harris made 12 consecutive shots at one point in the final round on his way to a score of 26 points. Curry was second with 24 in the finals, and Sacramento's Buddy Hield was third with 19 points.The Warriors' star made his first nine shots of the final round, then missed three of five shots from the top of the key.Stephen Curry won the first round with 27 points out of a possible of 34. Hield was second with 26 points, and Harris finished with 25 to grab the last spot in the finals.There were 10 players in the event, and seven went out in the first round.Defending champion Devin Booker made his final seven shots but was eliminated in a tie for fourth with Danny Green with 23 points. The other competitors who did not advance: Dirk Nowitzki and Damian Lillard (17), Seth Curry (16), Kemba Wa... [More]
Sat Feb 1621:12Adam Silver's annual NBA address keys on competitive balanceAnthony DavisPFPelicansTeam Lorin
Dirk NowitzkiPFMavericksSchellackers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league's longest current playoff drought.Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he's seeing on those fronts.But he acknowledged during his annual address at All-Star Weekend that there are still ways for the league to have more top-to-bottom competitiveness."You can point to teams like Milwaukee, teams like Oklahoma City, what's happening in Denver now and Sacramento as signs that the system is working better than it has historically," Silver said Saturday. "I'd say we still have work to do, though. ... We can still come up with a better system to create more competition."While Golden State is still widely believed to be the favorite for what would be its fourth title in five years, the Bucks have been a success story all season in the East. Denver was leading the Western ... [More]
Sat Feb 1620:52The Latest: Boston's Jayson Tatum wins skills competitionGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
John CollinsFree Agent
Mike ConleyPGGrizzliesFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansTeam Lorin
Luka DoncicFree Agent
De'Aaron FoxFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersDef Fresh Flow
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersDef Fresh Flow
Nikola JokicCNuggetsTeam Lorin
Kyle KuzmaFree Agent
Jayson TatumFree Agent
Vince CarterSGGrizzliesFree Agent
Nikola VucevicCMagicTeam Erik
Trae YoungFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):8:40 p.m.Boston's Jayson Tatum hit a 3-pointer from just beyond midcourt to beat Atlanta's Trae Young in the final round of the skills competition at All-Star Saturday night.Tatum defeated Memphis' Mike Conley in the first round, then topped Denver's Nikola Jokic in the semifinals.Tatum was slightly behind Young going into the 3-pointer, the final shot of the event, and decided he needed to try the long shot to get one in before Young could shoot for the title.Tatum says the trophy will go to his mother's home. He says he was "just out here trying to have fun. I threw one up and it went in."Jokic defeated Orlando's Nikola Vucevic, Young beat Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox and Dallas' Luka Doncic topped the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma in other first-round matchups. Young beat Doncic in the semifinals.___7:30 p.m.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he's pleased with the level of competitive balance that currently e... [More]
Sat Feb 1619:41The Latest: Silver pleased with competitive balance in NBAGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
John CollinsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansTeam Lorin
Luka DoncicFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersDef Fresh Flow
Vince CarterSGGrizzliesFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):7:30 p.m.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he's pleased with the level of competitive balance that currently exists within the league, though cautioned there are still many ways to improve on that front.Silver's annual All-Star weekend address was Saturday night. It comes with Milwaukee holding the NBA's best record, a surprise of sorts in Denver contending for the top record in the Western Conference and Sacramento in position to end the league's longest current playoff drought at 13 years.Silver says there are still teams who choose, for whatever reason, to not be as competitive as others. But he says the league is striving to continue creating a fair and balanced playing field for all 30 teams.___12:50 p.m.The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.The Basketball Africa League, a collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12... [More]
Sat Feb 1612:51The Latest: NBA, FIBA bringing pro league to AfricaGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
John CollinsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansTeam Lorin
Luka DoncicFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersDef Fresh Flow
Vince CarterSGGrizzliesFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):12:50 p.m.The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.The Basketball Africa League, a collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January.It's yet to be determined which existing club teams will be part of the league. Qualification tournaments will be held later this year to determine those clubs, with teams from Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia expected to be among those taking part. No nation will have more than two teams in the league.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league is "an important next step in our continued development of the game of basketball in Africa."___12:35 p.m.Boston's Kyrie Irving and New Orleans' Anthony Davis say they both plan to play in Sunday's All-Star game.Both have been dealing with injuries lately. Irving has been ... [More]
Sat Feb 1612:41The Latest: Irving, Davis say they'll play in All-Star gameGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
John CollinsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansTeam Lorin
Luka DoncicFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersDef Fresh Flow
Vince CarterSGGrizzliesFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):12:35 p.m.Boston's Kyrie Irving and New Orleans' Anthony Davis say they both plan to play in Sunday's All-Star game.Both have been dealing with injuries lately. Irving has been dealing with a strained right knee for about a week, and Davis left New Orleans' last game before the All-Star break with a bruised muscle in his left shoulder.Irving is a starter on Team LeBron, and Davis is one of the reserves on that team.Irving was definitive, saying he is fine and ready to go. Davis' tempered his prediction on playing, saying he expects to play but suggesting that it depends on how he feels Sunday.___12:10 p.m.LeBron James says he has kept a close eye on what freshman sensation Zion Williamson is doing at Duke and believes "it's great for the game."Williamson, a 6-foot-7, 285-pounder, has become a national sensation with his size and leaping ability.James said Saturday at practice for the All-Star game that the bi... [More]
Sat Feb 1611:41The Latest: Currys place family wager on 3-point competitionGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
John CollinsFree Agent
Luka DoncicFree Agent
Vince CarterSGGrizzliesFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):11:35 a.m.The Curry brothers have levied a wager for their head-to-head competition in Saturday night's NBA 3-point contest: Whoever loses must buy tickets for the entire Curry family anytime they play against each other for the remainder of their NBA careers.Stephen said Saturday before practice for the All-Star game that "the stakes are pretty high considering how many people show up for our games."It's unclear if the group will include a new sister-in-law. There are reports that Seth has proposed to Callie Rivers, the daughter of NBA coach Doc Rivers. When asked about it Saturday, Seth declined to talk about their relationship.Stephen, who won the 3-point competition in 2015, says he is motivated to win it again because he's "knows for a fact" that everybody else in the Curry family —including his parents— are pulling for Seth.Stephen says with a laugh, "so I hope to pull the upset."Both players are ho... [More]
Sat Feb 1611:01The Latest: Giannis says he'll play in world championshipGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
John CollinsFree Agent
Luka DoncicFree Agent
Vince CarterSGGrizzliesFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):10:50 p.m.Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo says he'll play in the FIBA world championships this summer.Greece has already qualified for the 32-team tournament, which starts in China on Aug. 31.Antetokounmpo said Saturday before practice for the All-Star game that the only way he wouldn't play is if he had any injury concerns.Many NBA stars are expected to participate, even though the finals in mid-September will be held a week or so before the start of training camps for the 2019-20 season.___10:10 a.m.John Collins has a favorite dunker. Not surprisingly, it's his Atlanta teammate Vince Carter.Collins will represent the Hawks in the dunk contest, one of the events during All-Star Saturday Night. The 3-point contest and skills competition are also on the evening docket.Collins had perhaps the best dunk of the Rising Stars game Friday night, going with a pass off the backboard to himself for a slam over Dallas' Luka Doncic. He says he's got three or four dunks ready to go for Saturday night.He won't reveal what to expect: "No hints," he said Saturday morning.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Feb 1523:01The Latest: US tops World in Rising Stars game, 161-144Giannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
Seth CurryPGMavericksTeam Erik
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
Luka DoncicFree Agent
Goran DragicPGHeatThe Sith Lords
De'Aaron FoxFree Agent
Nikola JokicCNuggetsTeam Lorin
Kyle KuzmaFree Agent
Lauri MarkkanenFree Agent
Donovan MitchellFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
Ben SimmonsPF76ersFree Agent
Jayson TatumFree Agent
Kemba WalkerPGHornetsIavaronis
Trae YoungFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):10:55 p.m.Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics added 30 and the U.S. beat the World team 161-144 in the Rising Stars game for first- and second-year players at All-Star Weekend.Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks finished with 25 points and 10 assists, and De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings had 15 assists for the U.S. Utah's Donovan Mitchell added 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.Philadelphia's Ben Simmons led the World team with 28 points. Chicago's Lauri Markkanen had 21 points for the World squad, and Dallas' Luka Doncic had 13 points and nine assists.Both teams shot 55 percent.It was the fifth time the U.S. vs. the World format was used for what was once known as the rookie game. The World now leads the all-time series 3-2, after its two-game winning streak was snapped.___9:05 p.m.Famous Los scored 22 points to win MVP honors, and the Home team ... [More]
Fri Feb 1521:21The Latest: Famous Los scores 22, named celebrity game MVPGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
Seth CurryPGMavericksTeam Erik
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
Luka DoncicFree Agent
Goran DragicPGHeatThe Sith Lords
Nikola JokicCNuggetsTeam Lorin
Kristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
Kemba WalkerPGHornetsIavaronis
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):9:05 p.m.Famous Los scored 22 points to win MVP honors, and the Home team held on to beat the Away team 82-80 in the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night.Jay Williams scored 18 points for Home. Quavo scored 27 for Away and Hall of Famer Ray Allen scored 24 — though the NBA's all-time leader in 3-pointers made went 0 for 8 from beyond the arc.___8:35 p.m.NBA executive Monty McCutchen has a less-than-surprising confession.Travels get missed.McCutchen, the former referee who moved to the league office last season and now helps oversee the officiating program, said Friday that about two traveling violations get called per game on average. He says the league believes that the real number of travels that should be called is closer to five per game.The NBA is no different than any other basketball league — if every letter-of-the-law travel was called, games could last for days. But McCutchen says the league i... [More]
Fri Feb 1520:42The Latest: In shocking development, NBA says travels happenGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksBuchanalia
Seth CurryPGMavericksTeam Erik
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
Luka DoncicFree Agent
Goran DragicPGHeatThe Sith Lords
Nikola JokicCNuggetsTeam Lorin
Kristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
Kemba WalkerPGHornetsIavaronis
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):8:35 p.m.NBA executive Monty McCutchen has a less-than-surprising confession.Travels get missed.McCutchen, the former referee who moved to the league office last season and now helps oversee the officiating program, said Friday that about two traveling violations get called per game on average. He says the league believes that the real number of travels that should be called is closer to five per game.The NBA is no different than any other basketball league — if every letter-of-the-law travel was called, games could last for days. But McCutchen says the league is continuing to work with its referees on making that (and every) call consistently, and remains in constant contact with teams about concerns and interpretations.But don't expect a change to a four-ref system anytime soon. The NBA has tinkered with it at the G League level, and McCutchen says "when we looked into it, accuracy did not go up."___6:45 ... [More]
Fri Feb 1520:41Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019Kobe BryantSFLakersThe Sith Lords
Kevin GarnettCTimberwolvesFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Westphal says it's an honor these days to have anyone remember that he played basketball.The Hall of Fame obviously remembers.Westphal is one of 13 people who were announced Friday as finalists for enshrinement later this year by the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's one of four first-time finalists, joining seven-time All-Star Jack Sikma, five-time All-Star Marques Johnson and four-time defensive player of the year Ben Wallace."It's hard to put it into words," said the 68-year-old Westphal, who played 12 seasons — his best of those years with Phoenix — before spending parts of 17 more seasons as a head coach or assistant coach. "You never want to take anything like this for granted. It's just a real humbling, thrilling time to consider that something like this might happen."There are nine previous finalists back on the list this year — notably five-time All-Stars Chris Webber and Sidney Moncrief, eight-time first-team defensive player Bobby Jones, two-t... [More]
Fri Feb 1520:01Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis falloutOmer AsikCPelicansThe Sith Lords
Anthony DavisPFPelicansTeam Lorin
Eric GordonSGRocketsFree Agent
Solomon HillSFPelicansDoppelganger
Jrue HolidayPGPelicansThe Sith Lords
Nikola MiroticSF/PF/CBullsSchellackers
Chris PaulPGClippersSchellackers
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have decided to fire ninth-year general manager Dell Demps and start the process of finding someone to deal with the fallout of All-Star Anthony Davis' recent trade demand.Demps' dismissal comes after Davis said in late January that he would not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded to a contending team."As difficult as these decisions are, my responsibility is to provide the leadership and resources necessary to deliver a winning team to our fans and community," Pelicans owner Gayle Benson said Friday in a written statement. "I take that responsibility seriously and would like to assure our fans that I am prepared to provide any, and all, resources required to compete for championships."Davis has another season remaining on his contract after this one and this season's trade deadline has passed, meaning no trade will happen until summer under the new front office regime.Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draf... [More]
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