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Thu Oct 1709:11Wizards, Beal agree on 2-year, $72 million extensionBradley BealSGWizardsFree Agent
John WallPGWizardsFree Agent
Bradley Beal has agreed on a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of free agency for at least the next three summers.The agreement was confirmed Thursday by Beal's agent, Mark Bartelstein. ESPN first reported the details of the extension.Beal still had two years left on his existing contract. The extension kicks in for the 2021-22 season, has a player option for the following year and means that Beal won't be part of what has been shaping up to be an NBA free-agent extravaganza in the summer of 2021.The Wizards were willing to give Beal a three-year extension that would have been worth about $111 million over three years. Beal went the two-year route and that protects his future options — he could opt out of the deal in the summer of 2022, coinciding with his 10th year in the league.The 10-year milestone is significant: By having that many years of service, Beal would be eligible ... [More]
Thu Oct 1708:51Wizards, Beal agree on 2-year, $72 million extensionBradley BealSGWizardsFree Agent
Bradley Beal has agreed on a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of free agency for at least the next three summers.The agreement was confirmed Thursday by Beal's agent, Mark Bartelstein. ESPN first reported the details of the extension.Beal still had two years left on his existing contract. The extension kicks in for the 2021-22 season, has a player option for the following year and means that Beal won't be part of what has been shaping up to be an NBA free-agent extravaganza in the summer of 2021.The Wizards were willing to give Beal a three-year extension that would have been worth about $111 million over three years. Beal went the two-year route and that protects his future options — he could opt out of the deal in the summer of 2022, coinciding with his 10th year in the league.The 10-year milestone is significant: By having that many years of service, Beal would be eligible to sign a new deal worth in excess of $250 million over the next five seasons.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Oct 1610:11Go for 2: In today's NBA, a powerful pair beats 3 of a kindChris BoshPFHeatFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
In today's high-stakes NBA, a powerful pair beats three of a kind.Teams who longed to build a Big Three are now striving for a dynamic duo, hoping two premier players are good enough to win a championship when the belief used to be that it required a trio.And with some of the combinations assembled this summer, it sure seems less is more.That's certainly the thinking in Los Angeles, where LeBron James and Anthony Davis will try to power the Lakers back to the playoffs, and Kawhi Leonard and Paul George attempt to carry the Clippers further than they've ever gone before.Houston is putting James Harden and Russell Westbrook together in a backcourt of recent MVPs, and Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant made the Nets the talk of not only New York but also the entire NBA on the opening day of free agency when they decided to partner up in Brooklyn."Everybody was looking for a Big Three," George said. "It didn't work for a lot of teams, so now this is a new dynamic for the new generation of this ... [More]
Wed Oct 1603:21Column: Clumsy words tarnish the LeBron brandTyson ChandlerCSunsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
LeBron James had time, and plenty of it, to figure out how best to answer the questions he knew were coming. Long days in hotel rooms in China and a long flight home gave him every chance to carefully craft a response to a controversy he had no part in making but one that directly affects his bank account.Instead James chose to wing it. He blamed the messenger instead of addressing the message.And the LeBron brand may never be the same.He's still one of the greatest basketball players ever, that hasn't changed. But in the space of just a few sentences Monday night James may have abdicated his spot as someone who should be listened carefully to when it comes to social issues.No one was asking James to come out in support of protesters in Hong Kong. That was always a bridge too far for a player who makes millions in the lucrative Chinese market.But a player who has always prided himself on speaking out on issues ranging from Trayvon Martin to Colin Kaepernick should have made sure in thi... [More]
Wed Oct 1603:20Go for 2: In today's NBA, a powerful pair beats 3 of a kindChris BoshPFHeatFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
In today's high-stakes NBA, a powerful pair beats three of a kind.Teams who longed to build a Big Three are now striving for a dynamic duo, hoping two premier players are good enough to win a championship when the belief used to be that it required a trio.And with some of the combinations assembled this summer, it sure seems less is more.That's certainly the thinking in Los Angeles, where LeBron James and Anthony Davis will try to power the Lakers back to the playoffs, and Kawhi Leonard and Paul George attempt to carry the Clippers further than they've ever gone before.Houston is putting James Harden and Russell Westbrook together in a backcourt of recent MVPs, and Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant made the Nets the talk of not only New York but also the entire NBA on the opening day of free agency when they decided to partner up in Brooklyn."Everybody was looking for a Big Three," George said. "It didn't work for a lot of teams, so now this is a new dynamic for the new generation of this ... [More]
Tue Oct 1519:20Lakers' Anthony Davis grateful thumb injury isn't seriousAnthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Kyle KuzmaSF/PFLakersFree Agent
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Davis hopes to return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for their next preseason game after confirming his thumb injury isn't serious.Davis went through a full practice with the Lakers on Tuesday.The Lakers' superstar newcomer jammed his thumb while playing in an exhibition game in China last week. An MRI determined the injury was only a sprain, which is what Davis suspected all along.He sat out of Monday's game at Staples Center against the Golden State Warriors, but he hopes to play in the rematch on Wednesday night.Coach Frank Vogel says the team hasn't decided whether Davis will play Wednesday.Kyle Kuzma also has been cleared for noncontact practice activity in his return from a foot injury.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Oct 1514:40LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protestersLeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
HONG KONG (AP) — When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James' face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered.They also trampled on jerseys bearing his name and gathered in a semicircle to watch one burn.James' standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit because of comments the NBA star made about free speech. Fans gathered on courts amid Hong Kong's high-rise buildings Tuesday to vent their anger.The player for the Los Angeles Lakers touched a nerve among protesters for suggesting that free speech can have negative consequences. They have been protesting for months in defense of the same freedom that James said can carry "a lot of negative."The protesters chanted support for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, something of a hero among demonstrators in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for having tweeted on Oct. 4 in support of their struggle, infuriating authorities in China.What the crowd of approximately 200 p... [More]
Tue Oct 1513:50LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protestersLeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
HONG KONG (AP) — When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James' face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered.They also trampled on jerseys bearing his name and gathered in a semicircle to watch one burn.James' standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit because of comments the NBA star made about free speech. Fans gathered on courts amid Hong Kong's high-rise buildings Tuesday to vent their anger.The player for the Los Angeles Lakers touched a nerve among protesters for suggesting that free speech can have negative consequences. They have been protesting for months in defense of the same freedom that James said can carry "a lot of negative."The protesters chanted support for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, something of a hero among demonstrators in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for having tweeted on Oct. 4 in support of their struggle, infuriating authorities in China.What the crowd of approximately 200 p... [More]
Tue Oct 1513:20LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protestersLeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
HONG KONG (AP) — When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James' face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered.They also trampled on jerseys bearing his name and gathered in a semicircle to watch one burn.James' standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit because of comments the NBA star made about free speech. Fans gathered on courts amid Hong Kong's high-rise buildings Tuesday to vent their anger.The player for the Los Angeles Lakers touched a nerve among protesters for suggesting that free speech can have negative consequences. They have been protesting for months in defense of the same freedom that James said can carry "a lot of negative."The protesters chanted support for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, something of a hero among demonstrators in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for having tweeted in support of their struggle, infuriating authorities in China.What the crowd of approximately 200 people chan... [More]
Tue Oct 1511:00LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protestersLeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
HONG KONG (AP) — When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James' face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered.They also trampled on jerseys bearing his name and gathered in a semicircle to watch one burn.James' standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit because of comments the NBA star made about free speech. Fans gathered on courts amid Hong Kong's high-rise buildings Tuesday to vent their anger.The player for the Los Angeles Lakers touched a nerve among protesters for suggesting that free speech can have negative consequences. They have been protesting for months in defense of the same freedom that James said can carry "a lot of negative."The protesters chanted support for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, something of a hero among demonstrators in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for having tweeted in support of their struggle, infuriating authorities in China.What the crowd of approximately 200 people chan... [More]
Tue Oct 1510:40LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweetLeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.In his first public comments since the Los Angeles Lakers returned home from a strange weeklong tour of China immediately after Morey's incendiary tweet , James' lengthy answer to a question about whether Morey should be punished for his tweet didn't appear to specifically address the merits of Morey's support of Hong Kong sovereignty.The Lakers superstar instead characterized the international incident caused by Morey's tweet as a cautionary tale about the power of social media."Yes, we do have freedom of speech," James said. "But at times, there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you're not thinking about others, when you only think about yourself. I don't want to get into a word or sentence feud wi... [More]
Tue Oct 1510:00LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protestersLeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
HONG KONG (AP) — When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James' face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered.His standing took a hit from basketball fans who gathered on courts amid Hong Kong's high-rise buildings Tuesday to vent their anger at the NBA's biggest star.They chanted support for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, a bit of a hero in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for tweeting support of their struggle against China. What the crowd of approximately 200 people chanted about James wasn't printable.The Los Angeles Lakers superstar trigged their anger with comments suggesting that free speech can have negative consequences. That touched a nerve among protesters in Hong Kong who have been engaged in an effort to defend their freedoms for months.
Tue Oct 1508:50LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweetLeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.In his first public comments since the Los Angeles Lakers returned home from a strange weeklong tour of China immediately after Morey's incendiary tweet , James' lengthy answer to a question about whether Morey should be punished for his tweet didn't appear to specifically address the merits of Morey's support of Hong Kong sovereignty.The Lakers superstar instead characterized the international incident caused by Morey's tweet as a cautionary tale about the power of social media."Yes, we do have freedom of speech," James said. "But at times, there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you're not thinking about others, when you only think about yourself. I don't want to get into a word or sentence feud wi... [More]
Tue Oct 1502:20Franchise players? NBA sophomore class full of rising starsMarvin BagleyPFKingsFree Agent
Luka DoncicPGMavericksFree Agent
De'Aaron FoxPGKingsFree Agent
Buddy HieldSGKingsFree Agent
Jaren JacksonPFGrizzliesFree Agent
Collin SextonPGCavaliersFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
Deandre Ayton strolled around the practice court, talking and laughing with coaches and teammates following a two-hour workout with the Phoenix Suns.It is clear he is comfortable operating in lofty surroundings, even on a morning in the mountains of Flagstaff, despite a sign on the wall that warned of the dangers of physical exertion at 7,000 feet of altitude."What's that, 7,000? Nah, I need more like 15. That was pretty light," Ayton quipped. "I don't have that little chest burn feeling when you're at such a high altitude. It was fun."So is winning. And the expectations are high for the former No. 1 draft pick, who is part of a promising 2018 NBA draft class that teams are looking at becoming the faces of rebuilding franchises.Dallas guard Luka Doncic was the rookie of the year after averaging 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and six assists per game. Atlanta's Trae Young finished second in the voting, averaging 19.1 points and 8.1 assists. Ayton was third."This summer, I've never worked so ... [More]
Tue Oct 1501:50Miami's Tyler Herro among rookies making preseason noiseDwayne BaconSFHornetsFree Agent
Marvin BagleyPFKingsFree Agent
Bogdan BogdanovicSGKingsFree Agent
Jimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
Brandon ClarkeFree Agent
John CollinsPFHawksFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Luka DoncicPGMavericksFree Agent
De'Aaron FoxPGKingsFree Agent
Danilo GallinariSFClippersFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderPGClippersFree Agent
Rudy GobertCJazzFree Agent
Devonte' GrahamPGHornetsFree Agent
Jerami GrantSFThunderFree Agent
Danny GreenSGRaptorsFree Agent
Tim HardawaySGKnicksFree Agent
Gary HarrisSGNuggetsFree Agent
Tyler HerroFree Agent
Buddy HieldSGKingsFree Agent
Dwight HowardCWizardsFree Agent
Kevin HuerterSGHawksFree Agent
Joe InglesSFJazzFree Agent
Justin JacksonSFKingsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
Derrick JonesSFHeatFree Agent
Frank KaminskyPFHornetsFree Agent
Maxi KleberPFMavericksFree Agent
Kyle KuzmaSF/PFLakersFree Agent
Meyers LeonardPFTrailblazersFree Agent
Donovan MitchellSGJazzFree Agent
Jamal MurrayPGNuggetsFree Agent
Kendrick NunnFree Agent
Elie OkoboPGSunsFree Agent
Mason PlumleeCNuggetsFree Agent
Michael PorterPFNuggetsFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
Terry RozierSGCelticsFree Agent
Vince CarterSFHawksFree Agent
Coby WhiteFree Agent
Zion WilliamsonFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Add Miami's Tyler Herro to the list of rookies who look ready for the regular season.Herro scored Miami's first 14 points on Monday night, going 5 for 5 in that stretch, and finished with 23 points in a 120-87 Heat victory over the Atlanta Hawks.Through three games in this preseason, Herro — the No. 13 pick in this year's draft — is shooting 18 for 33 from the field for 49 points."The kid can play," Heat assistant coach Malik Allen said in a televised halftime interview. "He has a confidence but he's a student of the game, he's smart, he's an extremely quick learner and you're seeing that."Among those taken in June's draft, some have wasted no time in announcing their presence to the NBA world.New Orleans' Zion Williamson, the No. 1 pick, is averaging 23.3 points and shooting 71% in the Pelicans' four preseason games — all wins. Ja Morant, the No. 2 pick for Memphis, is among the league's assist leaders in exhibition season with 23 in his first three games.No. 3 pi... [More]
Tue Oct 1501:20Anthony Davis' MRI reveals only thumb sprain, Lakers sayAnthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers say Anthony Davis is day-to-day with a sprained right thumb.An MRI exam on Davis' injury revealed only a sprain, increasing the chances of the Lakers' new star being ready for the regular season.Davis was injured during a preseason game in China on Saturday. The Lakers were cautiously confident the injury wasn't serious, and the MRI confirmed it.Davis didn't play in the Lakers' preseason game against Golden State at Staples Center on Monday night, but he took shots without protection on his thumb two hours before the game.The Lakers acquired Davis from New Orleans in the offseason to team with LeBron James in their bid to end their six-year playoff drought.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Oct 1500:00Miami's Tyler Herro among rookies making preseason noiseDwayne BaconSFHornetsFree Agent
Marvin BagleyPFKingsFree Agent
Bogdan BogdanovicSGKingsFree Agent
Jimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
Brandon ClarkeFree Agent
John CollinsPFHawksFree Agent
Luka DoncicPGMavericksFree Agent
De'Aaron FoxPGKingsFree Agent
Danilo GallinariSFClippersFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderPGClippersFree Agent
Rudy GobertCJazzFree Agent
Devonte' GrahamPGHornetsFree Agent
Tim HardawaySGKnicksFree Agent
Tyler HerroFree Agent
Buddy HieldSGKingsFree Agent
Kevin HuerterSGHawksFree Agent
Joe InglesSFJazzFree Agent
Justin JacksonSFKingsFree Agent
Derrick JonesSFHeatFree Agent
Maxi KleberPFMavericksFree Agent
Meyers LeonardPFTrailblazersFree Agent
Donovan MitchellSGJazzFree Agent
Kendrick NunnFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
Terry RozierSGCelticsFree Agent
Vince CarterSFHawksFree Agent
Coby WhiteFree Agent
Zion WilliamsonFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Add Miami's Tyler Herro to the list of rookies who look ready for the regular season.Herro scored Miami's first 14 points on Monday night, going 5 for 5 in that stretch, and finished with 23 points in a 120-87 Heat victory over the Atlanta Hawks.Through three games in this preseason, Herro — the No. 13 pick in this year's draft — is shooting 18 for 33 from the field for 49 points."The kid can play," Heat assistant coach Malik Allen said in a televised halftime interview. "He has a confidence but he's a student of the game, he's smart, he's an extremely quick learner and you're seeing that."Among those taken in June's draft, some have wasted no time in announcing their presence to the NBA world.New Orleans' Zion Williamson, the No. 1 pick, is averaging 23.3 points and shooting 71% in the Pelicans' four preseason games — all wins. Ja Morant, the No. 2 pick for Memphis, is among the league's assist leaders in exhibition season with 23 in his first three games.No. 3 pi... [More]
Mon Oct 1423:30LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweetLeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.In his first public comments since the Los Angeles Lakers returned home from a strange weeklong tour of China immediately after Morey's incendiary tweet , James' lengthy answer to a question about whether Morey should be punished for his tweet didn't appear to specifically address the merits of Morey's support of Hong Kong sovereignty.The Lakers superstar instead characterized the international incident caused by Morey's tweet as a cautionary tale about the power of social media."Yes, we do have freedom of speech," James said. "But at times, there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you're not thinking about others, when you only think about yourself. I don't want to get into a word or sentence feud wi... [More]
Mon Oct 1422:40Miami's Tyler Herro among rookies making preseason noiseDwayne BaconSFHornetsFree Agent
Jimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
Brandon ClarkeFree Agent
John CollinsPFHawksFree Agent
Devonte' GrahamPGHornetsFree Agent
Tyler HerroFree Agent
Kevin HuerterSGHawksFree Agent
Derrick JonesSFHeatFree Agent
Meyers LeonardPFTrailblazersFree Agent
Kendrick NunnFree Agent
Terry RozierSGCelticsFree Agent
Vince CarterSFHawksFree Agent
Coby WhiteFree Agent
Zion WilliamsonFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Add Miami's Tyler Herro to the list of rookies who look ready for the regular season.Herro scored Miami's first 14 points on Monday night, going 5 for 5 in that stretch, and finished with 23 points in a 120-87 Heat victory over the Atlanta Hawks.Through three games in this preseason, Herro — the No. 13 pick in this year's draft — is shooting 18 for 33 from the field for 49 points."The kid can play," Heat assistant coach Malik Allen said in a televised halftime interview. "He has a confidence but he's a student of the game, he's smart, he's an extremely quick learner and you're seeing that."Among those taken in June's draft, some have wasted no time in announcing their presence to the NBA world.New Orleans' Zion Williamson, the No. 1 pick, is averaging 23.3 points and shooting 71% in the Pelicans' four preseason games — all wins. Ja Morant, the No. 2 pick for Memphis, is among the league's assist leaders in exhibition season with 23 in his first three games.No. 3 pi... [More]
Mon Oct 1422:40LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweetLeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.In his first public comments since the Los Angeles Lakers returned home from a strange weeklong tour of China immediately after Morey's incendiary tweet, James' lengthy answer to a question about whether Morey should be punished for his tweet didn't appear to specifically address the merits of Morey's support of Hong Kong sovereignty.The Lakers superstar instead characterized the international incident caused by Morey's tweet as a cautionary tale about the power of social media."Yes, we do have freedom of speech," James said. "But at times, there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you're not thinking about others, when you only think about yourself. I don't want to get into a word or sentence feud wit... [More]
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