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Thu Sep 2023:35Magic already excited by LeBron's offseason impact on LakersLonzo BallPGLakersFree Agent
Michael BeasleyPFLakersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
JaVale McGeeCLakersFree Agent
Rajon RondoPGLakersFree Agent
Lance StephensonSGLakersFree Agent
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Magic Johnson can already see LeBron James' impact on the young Los Angeles Lakers before they've even had a regular practice together.After just a few weeks of unusually competitive offseason scrimmages, the Lakers' basketball boss can't wait to see how James' leadership will translate into real success.Magic and general manager Rob Pelinka on Thursday pronounced themselves thrilled with the offseason progress made by their revamped roster and James, their prize free-agent acquisition. The Lakers have been working out together informally at the club's training complex ahead of the start of training camp Tuesday, and Johnson likes what he sees so far."Just to see all of them together playing a pickup game, oh my goodness," Johnson said. "It's something to watch. I've watched LeBron from afar. I've been at many of his games. But to watch him in the gym is a whole different thing. How much he makes everybody better, but also how he raises everybody's level of ... [More]
Thu Sep 2019:15Atlanta Hawks dig in for another long slogVince CarterSFHawksFree Agent
Thomas RobinsonFree Agent
Cole AldrichCTimberwolvesFree Agent
Kent BazemoreSGHawksFree Agent
Alex LenCHawksFree Agent
Jeremy LinPGHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — There is almost certainly pain coming for the Hawks, or at least their fans, yet first-time NBA head coach Lloyd Pierce and second-year general manager Travis Schlenk refuse to notarize that word while in charge of Atlanta's only woebegone pro team.Training camp begins Tuesday for the team that last season lost more games than any other in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks were 24-58, and their offseason moves are not likely to move them closer to playoff contention.They're going to be painfully young outside of their two potential marquee players. Vince Carter, though, is 41 years old ahead of his 20th NBA season. And Jeremy Lin, 30, signed over the summer too, joining his seventh NBA team. Oh, and they signed 30-year-old center Cole Aldrich last week.Still, the brass is excited for training camp to open next Tuesday.The NBA, after all, is as much about massive rebuilds these days as it is assembling super teams. The Hawks qualify for the former, and Pierce knows that... [More]
Thu Sep 2015:45Knicks won't rush Porzingis or future building plansJoakim NoahCKnicksFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Carmelo AnthonyPFHawksFree Agent
Jimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis is back with his teammates, though the New York Knicks don't know when he'll be back on the court.Joakim Noah won't be back, though the terms of his departure still are being negotiated.So while there are questions, the Knicks also feel they have certainty with the way they are building their team.They insist their future first-round draft picks will be used to select players for their own team, not to be dangled in trades that could land them an established player."We're committed to following a plan and not just shifting and pivoting because we see something that we think is attractive and might fast track something," Knicks president Steve Mills said Thursday. "I've seen that happen and go wrong too many times and that's not what we're going to do."It's happened in New York, where the Knicks traded young players and future assets in 2011 to acquire Carmelo Anthony, rather than sign him the following summer as a free agent with the cap space they ... [More]
Thu Sep 2014:05On Basketball: Butler made his move _ now it's Wolves' turnJimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGRocketsFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGHeatFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler knows that NBA players can force their way into trades.Forcing their way into a trade that suits the player, that's an entirely different story.Butler has told the Minnesota Timberwolves that he has no intentions of re-signing with the club next summer, his way of saying "trade me now" or "lose me for nothing later." The Athletic first reported Butler's decision.It's a power move that players can make.Thing is, it comes with risk — because what happens next is not up to Butler.This was the lesson learned from the Kawhi Leonard situation, from the Kyrie Irving situation, from the Paul George situation. Leonard supposedly was hoping for a trade from San Antonio to the Los Angeles Clippers. Irving wanted to be sent by Cleveland to either San Antonio and Miami. George was widely assumed to leave Indiana for the Los Angeles Lakers.Leonard is in Toronto , at least for one season.Irving got sent to Boston , and is a free agent next summer.George landed in Oklahom... [More]
Tue Sep 1819:04Raptors GM: Quiet Leonard is happy and healthyDeMar DeRozanSGSpursFree Agent
Kyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Danny GreenSGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Jakob PoeltlCSpursFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has yet to address the media in Toronto since his trade to the Raptors, but team president Masai Ujiri said Tuesday that his star acquisition is happy and healthy."He is determined and seems in the right frame of mind," Ujiri said. "You will be hearing from him shortly. I think there is a fire inside of him and we are all excited about that."Leonard was the centerpiece of one of the NBA's biggest off-season trades. The Raptors acquired the two-time Defensive Player of the Year from the San Antonio Spurs along with Danny Green in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a draft pick. Ujiri swung the deal while in Kenya working with his nonprofit, Giants of Africa.While Leonard has remained mum on the move, Ujiri said he's not concerned about the 27-year-old's commitment to the franchise, saying Leonard worked out with Raptors coaches in Los Angeles, and has visited Toronto a couple of times."Basketball person. Just loves the game," he said. "Wants to p... [More]
Tue Sep 1818:3476ers coach Brown has faith Fultz, Simmons can hit 3sJoel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Markelle FultzPG76ersFree Agent
Blake GriffinPFPistonsFree Agent
Ben SimmonsPF76ersFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz are expected this season to join Philadelphia's Big Three.No, not as franchise cornerstones — the No. 1 draft picks were already part of that trio with All-Star center Joel Embiid.But as long-distance shooters, Simmons and Fultz went 0 for the season on 3s; Simmons, the NBA rookie of the year, missed all 11 attempts and Fultz went 0 for 1 from 3-point range.Sixers coach Brett Brown said both players have put in the work needed on their jumpers, though neither player will ever become defined by his work beyond the arc. Brown said Fultz took about 150,000 shots this summer under the tutelage of trainer Drew Hanlen. Simmons has worked with his brother, Liam, a former college basketball assistant coach, at 3s and shooting from the elbow.Simmons attempted just one 3 in the postseason and he'll have to establish some sort of long-range jumper to become a serious all-around threat in the NBA."His jump shot's not going to define him," Brow... [More]
Tue Sep 1817:4476ers coach Brown has faith Fultz, Simmons can hit 3sJoel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Markelle FultzPG76ersFree Agent
Blake GriffinPFPistonsFree Agent
Ben SimmonsPF76ersFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz are expected this season to join Philadelphia's Big Three.No, not as franchise cornerstones — the No. 1 draft picks were already part of that trio with All-Star center Joel Embiid.But as long-distance shooters, Simmons and Fultz went 0 for the season on 3s; Simmons, the NBA rookie of the year, missed all 11 attempts and Fultz went 0 for 1 from 3-point range.Sixers coach Brett Brown said both players have put in the work needed on their jumpers, though neither player will ever become defined by his work beyond the arc. Brown said Fultz took about 150,000 shots this summer under the tutelage of trainer Drew Hanlen. Simmons has worked with his brother, Liam, a former college basketball assistant coach, at 3s and shooting from the elbow.Simmons attempted just one 3 in the postseason and he'll have to establish some sort of long-range jumper to become a serious all-around threat in the NBA."His jump shot's not going to define him," Brow... [More]
Tue Sep 1817:04Heat say Dion Waiters won't be ready for training campGoran DragicPGHeatFree Agent
Wayne EllingtonSGHeatFree Agent
Tyler JohnsonPGHeatFree Agent
Rodney McGruderSFHeatFree Agent
Josh RichardsonSGHeatFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGHeatFree Agent
Dion WaitersSGHeatFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters will begin this season as he finished last season — unable to play.Waiters has not recovered sufficiently enough from left ankle surgery to be ready for the start of training camp next week, the team announced Tuesday. Heat President Pat Riley said it's unlikely that Waiters will be ready for the start of the regular season as well.The announcement wasn't a total surprise because Waiters was told when he had the procedure in mid-January that he could be sidelined for up to 10 months."Dion will not be returning to the court until the Heat medical team and training staff deem him healed, rehabbed and physically conditioned for all basketball activities," Riley said.Heat point guard Goran Dragic was taken aback by the news."This is kind of out of the blue for me," Dragic said. "At the end of the day, he knows what is best for him. I'm hoping he's going to be ready when we need him."Waiters is due to make about $11.5 million this season, the s... [More]
Tue Sep 1816:44Timberwolves' Justin Patton again has surgery on broken footJimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
Gorgui DiengPFTimberwolvesFree Agent
Justin PattonCTimberwolvesFree Agent
Karl-Anthony TownsCTimberwolvesFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Justin Patton has had surgery for a broken foot for the second straight year and is out indefinitely.The team said Tuesday that Patton's operation on his right foot in New York went as planned.Patton sustained the same injury, a fractured fifth metatarsal, on his left loot last year after he was drafted 16th overall out of Creighton. He was acquired by the Timberwolves in the draft-night trade with Chicago for Jimmy Butler.As a result of his surgery, Patton appeared in only one game as a rookie last season. He averaged 12.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 38 games for Minnesota's G-League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves. Behind Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng, playing time for Patton was already going to be hard to come by.___More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Sep 1812:04AP source: Pelicans bringing back veteran guard Jarrett JackJarrett JackPGKnicksFree Agent
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to terms on a one-year, veteran-minimum contract with guard Jarrett Jack.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the roster move and contract terms have not been announced.Jack, who turns 35 next month, has played 13 years in the NBA, including two stints with New Orleans. He also has played for Portland, Indiana, Toronto, Golden State, Cleveland, Brooklyn and New York.He has averaged nearly 11 points per game throughout his career and averaged a career-best 15.6 points in the 2011-12 season with New Orleans.Jack's contract is not guaranteed, meaning he'll have to compete for a roster spot in training camp, which begins next week.___For more AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Sep 1616:10Timberwolves C Justin Patton out with injured right footJimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
Kris DunnPGBullsFree Agent
Zach LaVineSGBullsFree Agent
Lauri MarkkanenPFBullsFree Agent
Justin PattonCTimberwolvesFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Justin Patton is sidelined indefinitely after injuring his right foot during a workout.The Timberwolves said Sunday that Patton will undergo surgery.The 6-foot-11 center played in one game for Minnesota last season, scoring two points and recording one steal in about four minutes on April 1 against Utah.Patton appeared in 38 games for the Iowa Wolves, averaging 12.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks for Minnesota's G League affiliate.Patton was selected 16th overall in the 2017 NBA draft. The Timberwolves acquired Patton's draft rights, along with Jimmy Butler, in June 2017 from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the draft rights to Lauri Markkanen.___For more AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Sep 1515:40Ginobili content with retirement after 16 seasons with SpursDeMar DeRozanSGSpursFree Agent
Tim DuncanCSpursFree Agent
Manu GinobiliSGSpursFree Agent
Danny GreenSGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Tony ParkerPGHornetsFree Agent
Jakob PoeltlCSpursFree Agent
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili walked into the San Antonio Spurs practice facility and saw the intense efforts of his young teammates in preseason workouts.Ginobili had put himself through those same workouts for 16 seasons. But this August morning, the 41-year-old realized he couldn't. For a player who has literally thrown himself into his basketball career, the realization his body and spirit were no longer willing cemented the decision to walk away from the NBA."I couldn't see my body going through that kind of grind again," Ginobili said Saturday during a press conference at the Spurs practice facility. "I felt that I had a good season, that I left everything that I had in the previous season both physically and mentally."Ginobili was thoughtful, self-effacing and funny in his first interview since announcing his retirement Aug. 27 on social media. He steps away after helping San Antonio win four of its five NBA titles, the last coming in 2014.His retirement, along with Tony Pa... [More]
Fri Sep 1415:49Prosecutor to review club incident involving Rockets' HardenJames HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Prosecutors are reviewing allegations that Houston Rockets star James Harden took a woman's cellphone outside a Scottsdale nightclub last month.Police told The Arizona Republic that a city prosecutor is looking at their investigation.The 42-year-old woman reported that she was recording a fight Aug. 11 when Harden grabbed her by the wrist.She says he then grabbed her cellphone and threw it onto the roof.According to the police report, Harden and someone in his entourage gave her $500 to pay for a replacement.The woman was treated at a hospital for a wrist injury.Harden, who played at Arizona State University, was voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player in June.A representative for the Houston Rockets did not immediately respond Friday to a request for comment.
Fri Sep 1410:39Milwaukee officer involved in NBA player's arrest firedKevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Sterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks' player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city's police chief said Thursday.Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the firing decision was not tied to anything Erik Andrade did when Brown was arrested, but explained that the social media posts compromised the officer's ability to testify in other cases. Morales spoke about the case at a Marquette University event.Brown sued the police department in June and accused officers of using excessive force and targeting him because he's black. A group of officers swarmed on him at a Walgreens parking lot because he didn't immediately remove his hands from his pockets. Brown was standing with the officers waiting for a citation for parking in a disabled spot early on Jan. 26, but never appeared to threaten police before or during his arrest, according to police body camera videos.Andrade later mocked Brown on Facebook f... [More]
Thu Sep 1318:19Celtics' Heyward: Rehab was 'most difficult thing I've done'Aron BaynesCCelticsFree Agent
Gordon HaywardSFCelticsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics were in sunny Los Angeles, it was another sub-zero winter day back in Boston, and Gordon Hayward was stuck in rehab, shooting baskets from a chair and picking up marbles with his toes to work his surgically repaired ankle back into shape."The hardest part of the whole process has been the mental challenge," Hayward said Thursday, reporting that he is 100 percent healthy and preparing to be on the court for the Oct. 16 opener against the Philadelphia 76ers. "I think you find the fight within yourself."The Celtics' top free-agent acquisition of the 2017 summer, Hayward was injured in the first quarter of the first game of the season when he landed awkwardly on his left leg, breaking his tibia and dislocating his ankle. He may have been able to return before the end of the season, but then he needed more surgery in May.Other players did their best to keep up his spirits: One time, Aron Baynes brought back some Krispy Kreme doughnuts from a road trip and drove t... [More]
Thu Sep 1317:59Milwaukee officer involved in NBA player's arrest firedKevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Sterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks' player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city's police chief said Thursday.Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the firing decision was not tied to anything Erik Andrade did when Brown was arrested, but explained that the social media posts compromised the officer's ability to testify in other cases. Morales spoke about the case at a Marquette University event.Brown sued the police department in June and accused officers of using excessive force and targeting him because he's black. A group of officers swarmed on him at a Walgreens parking lot because he didn't immediately remove his hands from his pockets. Brown was standing with the officers waiting for a citation for parking in a disabled spot early on Jan. 26, but never appeared to threaten police before or during his arrest, according to police body camera videos.Andrade later mocked Brown on Facebook f... [More]
Thu Sep 1317:09Milwaukee officer involved in NBA player's arrest firedSterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks' player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts.Police Chief Erik Morales disclosed the firing during a speech at Marquette University on Thursday, but he did not name the officer.Brown sued the police department in June and accused officers of using excessive force and targeting him because he's black. A group of officers swarmed on him at a Walgreens parking lot because he didn't immediately remove his hands from his pockets. Brown was standing with the officers waiting for a citation for parking in a disabled spot early on Jan. 26.One officer later mocked Brown on Facebook for his arrest . A total of 11 officers involved in the arrest were disciplined or retrained.
Thu Sep 1316:59Celtics' Jabari Bird taking a break after violence chargesJabari BirdSGCelticsFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird said he's taking a break from the team following charges that he choked and kicked his girlfriend and prevented her from leaving his apartment.In a statement Thursday, the 24-year-old Bird apologized to his teammates and fans for creating an "unnecessary distraction" and said he's taking time away to deal with "legal and medical issues.""I do not condone violence against women," he said. "I am hopeful that in due time and process, I will be able to regain everyone's trust."A management agency that represents Bird released the statement just hours after an arraignment hearing in which Bird was held on $50,000 bail. Not-guilty pleas to domestic violence-related charges were entered on his behalf.Police spoke with Bird's girlfriend, a student at a local college, at a city hospital after his arrest , prosecutor Khyati Short said during the hearing.Bird choked the woman unconscious, threw her against the wall and dragged her by the ankles whe... [More]
Thu Sep 1316:29The Latest: Celtic Jabari Bird taking time off amid chargesJabari BirdSGCelticsFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird (all times local):4:20 p.m.Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird says he's taking some time off as he deals with his health and domestic violence charges involving an alleged assault of his girlfriend.Bird says in a statement issued Thursday that he's "taking some time away from the team as I deal with my legal and medical issues."He is apologizing to his family, the Celtics, his teammates, fans and the NBA "for the unnecessary distraction that I have caused."The 24-year-old player says he doesn't condone violence against women and hopes eventually to regain the public's trust.Bird was ordered held on $50,000 bail Thursday. Prosecutors say he choked his girlfriend, kicked her and prevented her from leaving his apartment before he collapsed in distress.___4 p.m.Prosecutors say Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird choked his girlfriend multiple times, kicked her and prevented her from leaving his apartment before he collapsed in distr... [More]
Thu Sep 1316:09Celtics' Jabari Bird charged with attacking his girlfriendJabari BirdSGCelticsFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird choked his girlfriend multiple times, kicked her and prevented her from leaving his apartment before he collapsed in distress, prosecutors said at his arraignment Thursday.Bird, 24, was held on $50,000 bail after not-guilty pleas to domestic violence-related charges were entered on his behalf.Police spoke with Bird's girlfriend, a student at a local college, at a city hospital after his arrest last Friday , prosecutor Khyati Short said during the hearing.Bird choked the woman unconscious, threw her against the wall and dragged her by the ankles when she tried to leave his apartment in the Brighton neighborhood, police said.The ordeal, sparked by what the woman called "trust issues," went on for several hours, she said, until Bird experienced "seizure-like" symptoms and fell. That's when the woman left.Bird spent several days in a hospital. The woman was released from the hospital without serious injury, according to a spokesman for prose... [More]
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