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» Sunday, June 24, 2018

Chicago teams helping fight youth violence

CHICAGO (AP) Mashaun Alston's office has a corkboard with pictures of some of the kids he has helped over the years. A basketball player in his uniform. A row of smiling teenagers.

» Saturday, June 23, 2018

AP source: Thunder’s Anthony to opt in, take $28 million

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony plans to opt in and take the $28 million he is due next season.

» Friday, June 22, 2018

AP Source: Thunder F Anthony to opt in, take $28 million

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony plans to opt in and take the $28 million he is due next season.

Ayton arrives as symbol that Suns are on the rise

PHOENIX (AP) Since the heady days of Steve Nash came to an end, there have been few signs of joy from a dwindling fan base that watched the Phoenix Suns tumble to the bottom of the NBA standings and miss the playoffs for the eighth year in a row.

Dirk to Doncic: Mavs tap brakes on inevitable comparisons

DALLAS (AP) Luka Doncic didn't get compared to Larry Bird when he was introduced a day after the Dallas Mavericks traded up to get the third overall pick in the NBA draft.

Knox won over Knicks and now expects to win over their fans

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Kevin Knox took a call from someone who knew exactly what he experienced on draft night.

Denver Nuggets shift focus to free agency after draft

DENVER (AP) Now that the Denver Nuggets have a player they coveted in the NBA draft, their focus shifts to the start of free agency next week.

Take 2: Sexton to wear Irving’s jersey number with Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) Collin Sexton endeared himself to the Cavaliers with his competitive streak, speed and attitude long before they picked him in the NBA draft.

Kupchak: Kemba Walker focal point of franchise going forward

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) General manager Mitch Kupchak wants point guard Kemba Walker to end his NBA career right where it started - with the Charlotte Hornets.

Star Search: 76ers in the market for franchise players

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown had an A-list comparison for 1-B first-round pick Zhaire Smith: Disgruntled San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard.

Cavs having ’good dialogue’ with LeBron’s management team

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) With one deadline looming on his future in Cleveland, LeBron James has been in contact with the Cavaliers through his representatives.

The 1994 own goal that led to murder of Colombian WCup star

Exactly 24 years after Colombian defender Andres Escobar stuck out his leg trying to block a shot and scored an ''own goal'' at the 1994 World Cup, "PodcastOne Sports Now" co-host Jim Litke is joined by former U.S. national team captain Marcelo Balboa and filmmaker Michael Zimbalist to reconstruct the tragic chain of events that led to Escobar's murder.

Spurs acknowledge relationship with Leonard is fractured

SAN ANTONIO (AP) General manager R.C. Buford acknowledges star forward Kawhi Leonard is unhappy with the Spurs.

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

NEW YORK (AP) The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar.

Wizards select Oregon swingman Troy Brown with 15th pick

WASHINGTON (AP) After winging it with their perimeter depth late in a trying season, the Washington Wizards decided they needed more. A mature 18-year-old from Las Vegas with a winning game and a modern style convinced them he was the right call.

Raptors make no picks in NBA draft

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors did not make a pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, having traded a first- and second-round selection to Brooklyn along with forward DeMarre Carroll in July 2017.

Pistons draft Miami’s Brown, trade for Creighton’s Thomas

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) With their first-round pick gone after the trade for Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons tried to make the best of a tough situation on draft night.

A mom’s fairytale draft spoiled by employer - the 76ers

NEW YORK (AP) Tyneeha Rivers walked into Barclays Center for the NBA draft with her son, Mikal Bridges.

Behind the scenes of Kevin Huerter’s draft moment

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) The hardest part of NBA draft night for Kevin Huerter was keeping a straight face.

Thunder take Hall with 53rd pick, Hervey with 57th

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Thunder hope they have run into some more good luck in the second round.

Utah Jazz select Grayson Allen with 21st pick

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A reputation as a dirty player followed Grayson Allen throughout his career at Duke. Allen is hoping he can carve out a new identity with the Utah Jazz.

Nets go abroad, grab Musa and Kurucs in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets have been creative in their attempt to start from scratch after selling away the future of the franchise five years ago hunting for a championship that never came.

Nets go aboard, grab Musa and Kurucs in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets have been creative in their attempt to start from scratch after selling away the future of the franchise five years ago hunting for a championship that never came.

Timberwolves take Georgia Tech G Josh Okogie with 20th pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves could have used their draft picks in deals to help clear space under the salary cap for potential free agent additions next month.

Thunder take Hall with 53rd pick, Hervey with 57th

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder took Virginia's Devon Hall with the 53rd overall selection in the NBA Draft on Thursday night and Texas-Arlington forward Kevin Hervey four picks later.

Blazers take guard Anfernee Simons with 24th pick

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers acquired two guards during Thursday's NBA draft, landing IMG Academy's Anfernee Simons and Duke's Gary Trent Jr.

Rockets get USC’s Melton, Purdue’s Edwards on draft night

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets believe they got a steal by adding Southern California's De'Anthony Melton with the 46th pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night - and they aren't worried about his off-court headlines.

Warriors take Cincinnati’s Jacob Evans with 28th pick

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jacob Evans drew the attention of the Golden State Warriors as much for his defense as his versatility.

Spurs acknowledge relationship with Leonard is fractured

SAN ANTONIO (AP) General manager R.C. Buford acknowledges star forward Kawhi Leonard is unhappy with the Spurs.

Pelicans use only draft pick to take Penn State guard Carr

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans addressed have a couple of major, uncertain free-agent concerns and they used their only pick in Thursday night's NBA draft to address one of them.

Nuggets take Michael Porter Jr. with 14th pick

DENVER (AP) Michael Porter Jr. played only three college games but said he is ready for the grind of an NBA season.

Mavs go Euro with rebuild again, trading up for Luka Doncic

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki.

Suns get their coveted center Ayton to anchor young squad

PHOENIX (AP) For most of their half-century in existence, the Phoenix Suns have coveted a big-time center.

Rockets get USC’s Melton, Purdue’s Edwards on draft night

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets believe they got a steal by adding Southern California's De'Anthony Melton with the 46th pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night - and they aren't worried about his off-court headlines.

Cavs select Bama’s Sexton to help convince LeBron to stay

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) The Cavaliers selected a point guard and pitch man.

Lakers land German big man Moritz Wagner with 1st-round pick

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Moritz Wagner grew up in Berlin dreaming of an NBA career, and he went all the way to Michigan to chase it.

Grizzlies draft Jaren Jackson with fourth overall pick

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Jaren Jackson Jr. is so excited about heading to the Memphis Grizzlies as the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft that he doesn't care where he plays.

Mavs go Euro with rebuild again, trading up for Luka Doncic

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki.

Pistons draft Miami’s Brown, trade for Creighton’s Thomas

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) With their first-round pick gone after the trade for Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons tried to make the best of a tough situation on draft night.

Clippers come out of first round with new-look backcourt

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers have a new backcourt duo.

Spurs draft Miami guard Lonnie Walker, USC big man Metu

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Lonnie Walker IV has simple goals for his rookie season in the NBA.

Orlando drafts 7-footer Bamba out of Texas with sixth pick

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The NBA draft featured several big men on Thursday night, and the biggest was Mohamed Bamba.

Bulls go big, take Carter at No. 7, Hutchison at No. 22

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls gave Lauri Markkanen a frontcourt running mate by drafting Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. Then they added help on the wing.

76ers net Texas Tech standout Smith in draft trade

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers listed Zhaire Smith as their 1-B choice on their draft board.

Hornets land Miles Bridges, Devonte Graham in NBA draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Miles Bridges' versatility convinced Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak to take a chance on him in the first round.

Celtics pick Texas A&M’s Robert Williams in NBA draft

BOSTON (AP) Power forward Robert Williams was projected to be a lottery pick - and that was last year, after his freshman year at Texas A&M.

Pelicans use only draft pick to take Penn State guard Carr

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans moved to strengthen their backcourt by selecting Penn State point guard Tony Carr in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday night.

Indiana Pacers take UCLA point guard Aaron Holiday at No. 23

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers saw Aaron Holiday as a perfect fit even before Thursday night's NBA Draft.

Kings select Duke’s Marvin Bagley III with 2nd overall pick

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Marvin Bagley III was adamant that he was the best player going into the draft and was quick to share that opinion when asked. The former Duke star wasn't backing down after being taken by the Sacramento Kings with the second overall selection, either.

Brooklyn Nets select Dzanan Musa with 29th pick.

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets continued their rebuilding process in the NBA draft Thursday night, going selecting Dzanan Musa with the 29th overall pick.

Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks draft room was split between Luka Doncic and Trae Young.

Thunder take Hall with 53rd pick, Hervey with 57th

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder have selected Virginia guard Devon Hall with the 53rd pick in the NBA Draft and took Texas-Arlington forward Kevin Hervey with the 57th overall selection.

Heat make no picks in NBA draft for second time in 3 years

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Heat did not make a pick in Thursday's NBA draft, primarily because of the terms of the trade that sent Goran Dragic to them in 2015.

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

NEW YORK (AP) The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar.

Timberwolves take Georgia Tech G Josh Okogie with 20th pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night, targeting a tough-minded player with defensive versatility as a primary asset.

Pistons draft Miami’s Brown, trade for Creighton’s Thomas

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons selected Bruce Brown of Miami in the second round of the NBA Draft and traded for the rights to second-round pick Khyri Thomas of Creighton.

» Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mavs go Euro with rebuild again, trading up for Luka Doncic

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki.

Thunder take Virginia’s Devin Hall with 53rd pick

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder have selected Virginia guard Devon Hall with the 53rd overall pick in the NBA Draft.

Orlando drafts 7-footer Bamba out of Texas with sixth pick

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The NBA draft featured several big men on Thursday night, and the biggest was Mohamed Bamba.

Michael Porter Jr. drops in NBA draft, picked up by Nuggets

NEW YORK (AP) The first time Michael Porter Jr. actually talked to anyone from the Denver Nuggets was Thursday at the NBA draft. He didn't think there was any need, and neither did the Nuggets.

Knicks select Kentucky’s Kevin Knox with No. 9 pick

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) When New York Knicks president Steve Mills and the basketball operations department studied their roster and the players available to them in the NBA draft, they came to the same conclusions.

Grizzlies draft Jaren Jackson with fourth overall pick

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Jaren Jackson Jr. is so excited about heading to the Memphis Grizzlies as the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft that he doesn't care where he plays.

Kings select Duke’s Marvin Bagley III with 2nd overall pick

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Marvin Bagley III was adamant that he was the best player going into the draft and was quick to share that opinion when asked. The former Duke star wasn't backing down after being taken by the Sacramento Kings with the second overall selection, either.

Hornets land ’versatile’ Bridges after trade with Clippers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Miles Bridges' versatility is ultimately what sold Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak on drafting him in the first round.

Celtics pick Texas A&M’s Robert Williams in NBA draft

BOSTON (AP) Power forward Robert Williams was projected to be a lottery pick - and that was last year, after his freshman year at Texas A&M.

Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks added a new floor leader to their rebuilding effort by acquiring point guard Trae Young from the Dallas Mavericks in Thursday night's exchange of NBA draft picks with the Dallas Mavericks.

Blazers take guard Anfernee Simons with 24th pick

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers have selected IMG Academy guard Anfernee Simons with the 24th pick of the NBA draft.

76ers net Texas Tech standout Smith in draft trade

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers listed Zhaire Smith as their 1-B choice on their draft board.

Indiana Pacers take UCLA point guard Aaron Holiday at No. 23

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers saw Aaron Holiday as a perfect fit even before Thursday night's NBA Draft.

Wizards select Oregon swingman Troy Brown with 15th pick

WASHINGTON (AP) After winging it with their perimeter depth late in a trying season, the Washington Wizards decided they needed more. A mature 18-year-old from Las Vegas with a winning game and a modern style convinced them he was the right call.

Brooklyn Nets select Dzanan Musa with 29th pick.

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets continued their rebuilding process in the NBA draft Thursday night, going selecting Dzanan Musa with the 29th overall pick.

Bucks take sharpshooting ’Nova guard Donte DiVincenzo

MILWAUKEE (AP) Donte DiVincenzo's draft stock started rising after a breakout performance in the NCAA Tournament championship game.

The Latest: ACC leads the way with 6 first-round draft picks

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local):

Clippers come out of first round with new-look backcourt

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers have a new backcourt duo in Kentucky point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Boston College guard Jerome Robinson.

Clippers come out of first round with new-look backcourt

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers have a new backcourt duo in Kentucky point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Boston College guard Jerome Robinson.

Spurs take Miami shooting guard Lonnie Walker IV

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs chose Lonnie Walker IV of Miami with the 18th overall selection in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, going with an athletic, versatile guard amid uncertainty surrounding the future of Kawhi Leonard.

Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks added a new floor leader to their rebuilding effort by acquiring point guard Trae Young from the Dallas Mavericks in Thursday night's exchange of NBA draft picks with the Dallas Mavericks.

Hornets land ’versatile’ Bridges after trade with Clippers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Miles Bridges' versatility is ultimately what sold Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak on drafting him in the first round.

Lakers land German big man Moritz Wagner with 1st-round pick

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers chose German center Moritz Wagner with the 25th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.

Warriors take Jacob Evans with 28th pick of the first round

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Golden State Warriors, looking for depth, took Cincinnati's Jacob Evans with the 28th overall selection in Thursday night's NBA draft.

Blazers take guard Anfernee Simons with 24th pick

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers have selected IMG Academy guard Anfernee Simons with the 24th pick of the NBA draft.

Celtics pick Texas A&M’s Robert Williams in NBA draft

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics have selected Texas A&M power forward Robert Williams with the No. 27 pick in the NBA draft.

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

NEW YORK (AP) The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar.

Timberwolves take Georgia Tech G Josh Okogie with 20th pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday night, targeting a tough-minded player with defensive versatility as a primary asset.

76ers net Texas Tech standout Smith in draft trade

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers ended Mikal Bridges' happy homecoming in a hurry, sending the Villanova standout to the Phoenix Suns for Zhaire Smith in a swap of first-round draft picks.

Utah Jazz select Grayson Allen with 21st pick

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz selected Duke guard Grayson Allen with the 21st overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

Cavs select Bama’s Sexton to help convince LeBron to stay

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) �� The Cavaliers selected a point guard and pitch man.

Indiana Pacers take UCLA point guard Aaron Holiday at No. 23

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers selected UCLA point guard Aaron Holiday with the 23rd overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night.

Mavs go Euro with rebuild again, trading up for Luka Doncic

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki.

Bulls go big, take Carter at No. 7, Hutchison at No. 22

CHICAGO (AP) �� The Chicago Bulls went big in the draft, taking Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. with the No. 7 pick Thursday night and giving themselves another versatile frontcourt player to go with Lauri Markkanen.

Bucks take sharpshooting ’Nova guard Donte DiVincenzo

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Bucks selected guard Donte DiVincenzo of Villanova with the 17th overall pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night, filling a critical need for a perimeter shooter.

Knicks select Kentucky’s Kevin Knox with No. 9 pick

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) When New York Knicks president Steve Mills and the basketball operations department studied their roster and the players available to them in the NBA draft, they came to the same conclusions.

Nuggets take Michael Porter Jr. with 14th pick

DENVER (AP) The Denver Nuggets have selected small forward Michael Porter Jr. out of Missouri with the 14th pick of the NBA draft.

Wizards select Oregon swingman Troy Brown with 15th pick

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards selected Oregon swingman Troy Brown Jr. with the No. 15 pick in the NBA draft.

76ers net Texas Tech standout Smith in draft trade

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers ended Mikal Bridges' happy homecoming in a hurry, sending the Villanova standout to the Phoenix Suns for Zhaire Smith in a swap of first-round draft picks.

Timberwolves take Georgia Tech G Josh Okogie with 20th pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have selected Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft.

Suns get their coveted center Ayton to anchor young squad

PHOENIX (AP) For most of their half-century in existence, the Phoenix Suns have coveted a big-time center.

76ers send Bridges to Phoenix for Smith in 1st-round swap

NEW YORK (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Mikal Bridges to the Phoenix Suns for Zhaire Smith in a swap of first-round draft pick.

Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks added a new floor leader to their rebuilding effort by acquiring point guard Trae Young from the Dallas Mavericks in Thursday night's exchange of NBA draft picks with the Dallas Mavericks.

Spurs take Miami shooting guard Lonnie Walker IV

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs have taken shooting guard Lonnie Walker IV out of Miami with the 18th overall selection in the NBA Draft.

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

NEW YORK (AP) The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar.

Cavs select Bama’s Sexton to help convince LeBron to stay

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) The Cavaliers selected a point guard and pitch man.

Hornets get Miles Bridges after trade with Clippers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets wound up with small forward Miles Bridges from Michigan State in the first round of the NBA draft after a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Latest: Porter’s wait ends, Nuggets take him at No. 14

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local):

Mavs go Euro with rebuild again, trading up for Luka Doncic

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki.

Clippers select Miles Bridges with 12th pick, trade him

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers drafted forward Miles Bridges of Michigan State with the 12th overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.

Orlando drafts 7-footer Bamba out of Texas with sixth pick

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic have selected Mohamed Bamba, the 7-footer from Texas, with the sixth overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft.

Cavs select Bama’s Sexton to help convince LeBron to stay

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) The Cavaliers selected a point guard and pitch man.

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

NEW YORK (AP) Deandre Ayton became the first No. 1 Sun and Luka Doncic was traded only a day after arriving in the U.S.

76ers stay local in draft; pick Villanova’s Bridges

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers have selected forward Mikal Bridges with the 10th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, with the Villanova national champion making the short move down the road for the emerging franchise.

Grizzlies draft Jaren Jackson with fourth overall pick

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have selected forward Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft.

Knicks select Kentucky’s Kevin Knox with No. 9 pick

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) The New York Knicks selected Kevin Knox with the ninth pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.

Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have added a new floor leader to their rebuilding effort by acquiring point guard Trae Young from the Dallas Mavericks in an exchange of NBA draft picks with the Dallas Mavericks.

Mavs go Euro with rebuild again, trading up for Luka Doncic

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild again, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki.

Bulls go big in draft, take Carter Jr. with No. 7 pick

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls drafted Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. with the No. 7 overall pick on Thursday night, giving them another versatile big man to go with Lauri Markkanen.

Kings select Duke’s Marvin Bagley III with 2nd overall pick

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have selected Duke forward Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick in the NBA draft.

Hawks pick Slovenia’s Doncic at No. 3, pending trade

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have made guard Luka Doncic of Slovenia the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA draft.

AP source: Mavs swap picks to get Luka Doncic

DALLAS (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the deal says Dallas and Atlanta have agreed to a trade that will send third overall pick Luka Doncic to the Mavericks, who selected Trae Young at No. 5 for the Hawks.

Suns get their coveted center Ayton to anchor young squad

PHOENIX (AP) For most of their half-century of existence, the Phoenix Suns have coveted a big-time center.

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Deandre Ayton first in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) The Phoenix Suns made Deandre Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history Thursday night, and his former high school teammate Marvin Bagley III followed.

Kings select Duke’s Marvin Bagley III with 2nd overall pick

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have selected Duke forward Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick in the draft.

The Latest: Hawks draft Doncic, possibly set to be traded

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local):

The Latest: Suns draft Deandre Ayton with No. 1 overall pick

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local):

Phoenix Suns select Arizona center Deandre Ayton with No. 1 pick in NBA draft.

NEW YORK (AP) Phoenix Suns select Arizona center Deandre Ayton with No. 1 pick in NBA draft.

The Latest: Draft prospects introduced with parents

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local):

The Latest: Coach Avery Johnson returns to Barclays Center

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local):

The Latest: Players don blue and burgundy outfits

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local):

The Latest: Philly fans continue to make a play for LeBron

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local):

With Ayton, Bagley, NBA draft could be big night for big men

NEW YORK (AP) It could be a big night for big men in the NBA draft.

Good to be a King? Eyes on Sacramento at No. 2 in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. believe they are the best players in this NBA draft, though the best they can hope for is probably the No. 2 pick.

» Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Already a pro, Doncic set to join college stars in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he's unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted.

Rising Tide: Collin Sexton to begin pro career in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) Collin Sexton isn't asking for much.

Casey says Pistons have plenty of talent in place

DETROIT (AP) Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season.

Casey says Pistons have plenty of talent in place

DETROIT (AP) Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season.

Rising Tide: Collin Sexton to begin pro career in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) Collin Sexton isn't asking for much.

Already a pro, Doncic set to join college stars in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he's unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted.

Rising Tide: Collin Sexton to begin pro career in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) Collin Sexton isn't asking for much.

AP source: Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets for Mozgov

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

NBA in London: Wizards vs Knicks in January

LONDON (AP) The NBA will return to London next year with a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks.

AP source: Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets for Mozgov

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

NBA in London: Wizards vs Knicks in January

LONDON (AP) The NBA will return to London next year with a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks.

The all-time NBA draft - the best pick from every slot

There's a definitive answer every year to the question of who is No. 1 in the NBA draft.

» Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black.

Jordan will still have input on Hornets draft day decisions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Jordan hired proven general manager Mitch Kupchak this offseason to help turn around a franchise mired in mediocrity since he became the Charlotte Hornets' majority owner eight years ago.

Guessing game: Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of LeBron’s plans

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's NBA draft.

Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black.

Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black.

The Latest: Mayor hopes lawsuit improves police conduct

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local):

The Latest: Lawsuit says police targeted black NBA player

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local):

Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black.

Hawks could turn deep supply of picks into draft-day trade

ATLANTA (AP) As the only general manager holding three first-round picks in Thursday night's NBA draft, including No. 3 overall, Atlanta's Travis Schlenk has been a popular target for trade talk.

The Latest: Attorney: Brown’s constitutional rights violated

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local):

Arizona’s Deandre Ayton top choice among bigs in NBA draft

There's been little question that Arizona's Deandre Ayton is the best of a potential-filled group of bigs at the top of Thursday's NBA draft.

After electric year, Trae Young awaits the draft’s call

Trae Young went into college basketball feeling like he had something to prove to his doubters.

Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation.

The Latest: Suit: Police tried to reframe NBA star’s arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local):

Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the police for using a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the police for using a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation.

In Ice Cube’s BIG3, the champion defends, but doesn’t reload

NEW YORK (AP) Winner stays.

» Monday, June 18, 2018

Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

ISTANBUL (AP) A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with ''membership in a terror group,'' the country's official news agency reported Monday.

Bagley, Porter headline list of top forwards in NBA draft

Marvin Bagley III dominated at Duke, while fellow freshman Michael Porter Jr. barely saw action at Missouri due to injury. Yet they'll likely be the first forwards to hear their names called during Thursday's draft.

The interview remains critical in the NBA draft process

CHICAGO (AP) The elevator stopped at the 16th floor of the swanky hotel, and after a few nervous steps down the hallway a soon-to-be professional athlete was ready to face perhaps the most unpredictable part of the NBA draft process.

» Sunday, June 17, 2018

Arson suspected at bar where Zach Randolph’s brother killed

MARION, Ind. (AP) Investigators have determined a fire likely was intentionally set at an Indiana bar, one day after the brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot there.

International talent Doncic tops list of wings in NBA draft

An international prospect with tantalizing potential and several college freshmen headline the list of wings in the NBA draft.

Risk vs. reward: Porter Jr.’s NBA draft spot anyone’s guess

Someone is going to gamble on Michael Porter Jr.

» Saturday, June 16, 2018

Brother of NBA’s Zach Randolph killed outside of Indiana bar

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Authorities say Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph's brother was shot and killed early Saturday outside of a bar in the Indiana city where the two grew up.

Brother of NBA’s Zach Randolph killed outside of Indiana bar

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Authorities say Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph's brother was shot and killed early Saturday outside of a bar in the Indiana city where the two grew up.

Brother of NBA’s Zach Randolph killed outside of Indiana bar

MARION, Ind. (AP) Authorities say a brother of Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was shot and killed outside of an Indiana bar.

DiVincenzo’s path: NCAA title-game star to NBA draft hopeful

Donte DiVincenzo's plan was to come out and test the NBA draft waters this spring, with the expectation that he would be returning to Villanova for another season.

» Friday, June 15, 2018

Grizzlies name Stackhouse Van Exel among 8 assistants

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have named Jerry Stackhouse, Nick Van Exel and six others as assistant coaches.

Oscar Robertson to receive NBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

NEW YORK (AP) Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson will be honored with the NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards on June 25.

Oklahoma City Thunder won’t renew contract of announcer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder will not renew the contract of the only television play-by-play announcer the team has had since it relocated in 2008.

Oklahoma City Thunder won’t renew contract of announcer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder will not renew the contract of the only television play-by-play announcer the team has had since it relocated in 2008.

AP source: Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs

Kawhi Leonard's time with the San Antonio Spurs may soon be over.

AP source: Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs

Kawhi Leonard's time with the San Antonio Spurs may soon be over.

Young, Sexton headline list of point guards in NBA draft

There's little question about where to start when looking at the top point guard prospects in the NBA draft: Trae Young and Collin Sexton.

Oscar Robertson to receive NBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

NEW YORK (AP) Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson will be honored with the NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards on June 25.

The next Antetokounmpo: Kostas awaits his draft-night call

His numbers are ordinary. His name is not.

» Thursday, June 14, 2018

New Raptors coach Nurse made lasting impression on Ujiri

TORONTO (AP) Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri hasn't forgotten the first time he met Nick Nurse.

New Raptors coach Nurse made lasting impression on Ujiri

TORONTO (AP) Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri hasn't forgotten the first time he met Nick Nurse.

For Haslem, being undrafted was just a beginning

MIAMI (AP) There's going to be dozens of players left out in the cold at next week's NBA draft, players who will not hear their names called by the time the night is over.

For Haslem, being undrafted was just a beginning

MIAMI (AP) There's going to be dozens of players left out in the cold at next week's NBA draft, players who will not hear their names called by the time the night is over.

» Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NBA Calendar

June 21 - NBA draft, New York (Brooklyn).

» Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty and got a treat when several players got off their buses to mingle with the crowd.

Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty and got a treat when several players got off their buses to mingle with the crowd.

Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty and got a treat when several players got off their buses to mingle with the crowd.

Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty.

The Latest: Warriors mingle with fans, pose for photos

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the parade for the Golden State Warriors (all times local):

Celtics’ Irving coy on possible reunion with LeBron

BOSTON (AP) Kyrie Irving is playing coy about the possibility of reuniting with his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James next season in Boston.

The Latest: Warriors star Curry gets close to roaring crowd

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the parade for the Golden State Warriors (all times local):

The Latest: Warriors throw T-shirts to fans as parade begins

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the parade for the Golden State Warriors (all times local):

Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For the second straight year, throngs of fans celebrated the Golden State Warriors with a parade for a team some are calling a basketball dynasty.

The Latest: Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the parade for the Golden State Warriors (all times local):

AP source: Toronto assistant Nick Nurse to coach Raptors

Nick Nurse spent almost three decades paying his coaching dues, toiling with teams in Britain, Italy and Belgium, college basketball and the G League.

AP source: Assistant Nick Nurse to become coach of Raptors

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Nick Nurse has agreed to become the next coach of the Toronto Raptors.

Oakland ready to again celebrate NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For the second straight year, throngs of Oakland fans will get to celebrate the Golden State Warriors with a parade for a team some are calling a basketball dynasty.

The Latest: Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the parade for the Golden State Warriors (all times local):

Oakland ready to again celebrate NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For the second straight year, throngs of Oakland fans will get to celebrate the Golden State Warriors with a parade for a team some are calling a basketball dynasty.

» Monday, June 11, 2018

Warriors GM Bob Myers will give Durant new deal he wants

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects swift negotiations to re-sign two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr.

Warriors GM Bob Myers will give Durant new deal he wants

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects swift negotiations to re-sign two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr.

Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with 5-year deal

DETROIT (AP) Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs.

Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with 5-year deal

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Pistons have hired Dwane Casey as their new coach.

AP sources: Pistons, Dwane Casey agree to 5-year deal

DETROIT (AP) Dwane Casey did not stay out of the NBA for long.

AP sources: Pistons, Dwane Casey agree to 5-year deal

DETROIT (AP) Dwane Casey has agreed to a five-year deal to become head coach of the Detroit Pistons, two people familiar with the situation have told The Associated Press.

AP sources: Dwane Casey agrees to 5-year deal to become coach of the Detroit Pistons

DETROIT (AP) AP sources: Dwane Casey agrees to 5-year deal to become coach of the Detroit Pistons.

» Sunday, June 10, 2018

Pavlos Giannakopoulos, sports club owner, dies at 89

ATHENS, Greece (AP) Pavlos Giannakopoulos, a Greek businessman and owner of basketball club Panathinaikos, who guided the team to domestic and European success, has died. He was 89.

» Saturday, June 9, 2018

Texas’ Mohamed Bamba makes his case with Suns

PHOENIX (AP) Mohamed Bamba could be the next Rudy Gobert, and that's why he's expected to go very high in the NBA draft.

Texas’ Mohamed Mamba makes his case with Suns

PHOENIX (AP) Mohamed Bamba could be the next Rudy Gobert, and that's why he's expected to go very high in the NBA draft.

Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Durant went back-to-back, twice.

Home or away? LeBron’s summer of suspense has started

CLEVELAND (AP) Maybe it was poetic LeBron James had a supporting cast on his injured right hand.

Several things to watch as a busy NBA offseason begins

CLEVELAND (AP) The NBA offseason has arrived, which means nothing will happen for the next four months other than a draft, three summer leagues, free agency, the creation of a new schedule, coaching hires, trades, roster reworkings and possibly movement toward letting high school graduates jump directly into the league again.

LeBron says after NBA Finals that he played with broken hand

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James walked into his final interview of the NBA Finals with one last surprise: A dark brace on his right hand, covering an injury he's hidden for a week.

With 2 titles, Finals MVP Kevin Durant gets the last word

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Durant had a simple message for his critics: ''Thanks.''

On Basketball: Get used to a Golden State world, NBA

CLEVELAND (AP) The NBA might have to get used to this.

James had badly hurt hand after ’self-inflicted’ injury

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James says he ''pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand'' after injuring himself in frustration after Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Durant went back-to-back, twice.

» Friday, June 8, 2018

Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Durant went back-to-back, twice.

Warriors barre a Cavaliers y gana su segundo título en fila

CLEVELAND (AP) Stephen Curry anotó 37 puntos y Kevin Durant añadió 20 y un triple-doble para que los Warriors de Golden State estamparan su firma como una dinastía luego de ganar el viernes su segundo título consecutivo de la NBA y tercero en cuatro en años, con una victoria de 108-85 sobre los Cavaliers de Cleveland, para completer una barrida y quizá expulsar a LeBron James de su casa otra vez para perseguir campeonatos.

LeBron gets swept, and now all eyes on his future

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James checked out of Game 4 of the NBA Finals at 11:20 p.m. on Friday, his phenomenal season officially over.

The Latest: Warriors win 2nd straight title, sweep Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Game 4 (all times local):

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 for third NBA title in four years

CLEVELAND (AP) Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 for third NBA title in four years.

The Latest: Warriors rolling, have big lead over Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Game 4 (all times local):

The Latest: Cavaliers rally, take lead in Game 4 of finals

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Game 4 (all times local):

Maybe a Dennis Rodman sighting at Trump-Kim Singapore talks?

LOS ANGELES (AP) Former NBA star Dennis Rodman says he will travel to Singapore ''for the historical summit'' between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, even though Trump says he wasn't invited.

The Latest: Hubie Brown injured before Game 4 of Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Game 4 (all times local):

BJ Armstrong: Everything new is old, everything LeBron is MJ

Note: While many NBA fans have said if LeBron James' supporting cast did more, the Cavs would be more competitive. BJ Armstrong, a former member of Jordan's supporting cast, shares his perspective. Armstrong says everything new is old, everything LeBron is Jordan. His take on James and the Cavaliers:

The Latest: Lue says 1 game at time is only way for Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Game 4 (all times local):

DiVincenzo deals with scrutiny, visibility in new NBA world

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Donte DiVincenzo is adapting just fine to his changing life.

The Latest: Kerr says winning on road, home both sound good

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Game 4 (all times local):

Bagley labels all the Ayton talk at No. 1 ’disrespectful’

PHOENIX (AP) Marvin Bagley III has heard just about enough about how Deandre Ayton is the favorite to become the Phoenix Suns' choice as the No. 1 pick in this month's NBA draft.

Bagley labels all the Ayton talk at No. 1 ’disrespectful’

PHOENIX (AP) Marvin Bagley III has heard just about enough about how Deandre Ayton is the favorite to become the Phoenix Suns' choice as the No. 1 pick in this month's NBA draft.

The Latest: LeBron looks to avoid elite group swept twice

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Game 4 (all times local):

Commission calls for full review of Bucks player’s arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is calling for an extensive review of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown.

Maybe a Dennis Rodman sighting at Trump-Kim Singapore talks?

LOS ANGELES (AP) Former NBA star Dennis Rodman says he will travel to Singapore ''for the historical summit'' between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, even though Trump says he wasn't invited.

Maybe a Dennis Rodman sighting at Trump-Kim Singapore talks?

LOS ANGELES (AP) Former NBA star Dennis Rodman says he'll travel to Singapore ''for the historical summit'' between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Trump not inviting NBA champions to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) Whichever team wins the NBA championship, President Donald Trump says he won't be inviting them to the White House.

LeBron James’ talent masks potential NBA Finals issue

LeBron James gets to the NBA Finals every year, masking the East's mediocrity.

NBA offseason might start earlier than usual this year

CLEVELAND (AP) If the Golden State Warriors win the NBA championship on Friday night, it'll mark the earliest start to the offseason in more than three decades.

Commission calls for audit of Bucks player’s arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is calling for an audit of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown.

Stephen Curry doesn’t need finals MVP, another title will do

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Before the NBA Finals began, Stephen Curry could only chuckle at how long it took for someone to inquire about how badly he wants to add a finals MVP to his decorated resume.

Bucks guard Sterling Brown expected to sue police for arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is expected to file a lawsuit against the city's Police Department for an arrest in January during which officers used a stun gun when they detained him for a parking violation.

» Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bryan Colangelo may not have authored any of the tweets himself, but he seemed to provide private information that went into them.

Facing Finals sweep, LeBron praises "stacked" Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James was relaxed, reflective and even resigned to his fate.

New Jersey Legislature OKs bill to legalize sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are waiting for the starter's gun to begin offering sports betting now that the state Legislature has approved a bill to legalize it.

A rocky season for Warriors, but a perfect ending awaits

CLEVELAND (AP) By Golden State standards, this season was downright bumpy.

Knicks hire Smart, 3 others as Fizdale’s assistant coaches

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks have hired former NBA coach Keith Smart and three others as assistants on David Fizdale's coaching staff.

The Latest: Monmouth Park: Not taking sports bets Thursday

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) The Latest on the New Jersey Legislature's effort to legalize sports betting (all times local):

The Latest: Lawmaker: Racetrack can start taking bets now

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) The Latest on the New Jersey Legislature's effort to legalize sports betting (all times local):

Coach Alvin Gentry, Pelicans agree on 2-year extension

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Alvin Gentry's ability to coach the Pelicans into the second round of the playoffs despite the mid-season loss of All-Star DeMarcus Cousins persuaded the club that Gentry deserved to be under contract beyond next season.

The Latest: New Jersey gives final OK to sports betting law

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) The Latest on the New Jersey Legislature's effort to legalize sports betting (all times local):

The Latest: New Jersey Assembly OKs sports betting law

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) The Latest on the New Jersey Legislature's effort to legalize sports betting (all times local):

Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bryan Colangelo may not have authored any of the tweets himself, but he seemed to provide private information that went into them.

Ex-NBA player Glen Davis charged with West Hollywood assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles County prosecutors say former NBA player Ronald Glen Davis has been charged with attacking a man outside a club in West Hollywood.

Coach Alvin Gentry, Pelicans agree on 2-year extension

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has agreed to a two-year extension running through the 2020-21 season.

Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bryan Colangelo resigned Thursday as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers in the wake of what an investigation found was ''careless and in some instances reckless'' sharing of sensitive team information.

AP sources: Gentry, Pelicans agree on 2-year extension

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Two people familiar with the decision say Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has agreed to a two-year extension running through the 2020-21 season.

Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bryan Colangelo resigned Thursday as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers in the wake of what an investigation found was ''careless and in some instances reckless'' share of sensitive team information.

Bucks’ Budenholzer fills out new staff with ex-Hawks

MILWAUKEE (AP) New Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer is filling his staff with assistants who worked with him while he was with the Atlanta Hawks.

76ers say team president Bryan Colangelo has resigned following investigation of anonymous Twitter accounts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) 76ers say team president Bryan Colangelo has resigned following investigation of anonymous Twitter accounts.

AP sources: Gentry, Pelicans agree on 2-year extension

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Two people familiar with the decision say Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has agreed to a two-year extension running through the 2020-21 season.

On Basketball: Durant shoots down Cavs with long 3 - again

CLEVELAND (AP) This was not exactly the same shot from Kevin Durant.

Dynasty’s doorstep: Durant, Warriors take 3-0 lead in Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Durant stood calmly near midcourt - and a very familiar spot - as teammates Stephen Curry and Draymond Green screamed at him in celebration.

On Basketball: Durant shoots down Cavs with long 3 - again

CLEVELAND (AP) This was not exactly the same shot from Kevin Durant.

On Basketball: Durant shoots down Cavs with long 3 - again

CLEVELAND (AP) This was not exactly the same shot from Kevin Durant.

Cavaliers let chances slip away - again - in NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) They had their chances.

Cavaliers let chances slip away - again - in NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) They had their chances.

The Latest: Durant leads Warriors to 110-102 win vs Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

» Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Latest: Durant leads Warriors to 110-102 win vs Cas

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

The Latest: Warriors lead Cavs heading into 4th quarter

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

The Latest: Warriors tie Cavs with fast 2nd-half start

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

The Latest: Cavs lead Game 3, Durant keeps Warriors close

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

The Latest: Cavaliers start strong, can’t shake Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

The Latest: LeBron’s pass to himself early Game 3 highlight

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

The Latest: Warriors’ Iguodala cleared to play in Game 3

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

Warriors clear Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of finals

CLEVELAND (AP) Andre Iguodala, welcome back to the NBA Finals.

The Latest: Francona, Indians supporting their neighbors

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

The Latest: Cavs may turn to Hood, Warriors know him well

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

The Latest: Some history awaiting Warriors in Game 3

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

Ayton works out for Suns, says ’I know I’m going No. 1’

PHOENIX (AP) Deandre Ayton spent Wednesday with the Phoenix Suns with the feeling that this was the start of a beautiful relationship.

The Latest: Cavaliers looking for record-setting home win

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

Ayton works out for Suns, says ’I know I’m going No. 1’

PHOENIX (AP) Deandre Ayton went through what he said would be his only pre-draft workout Wednesday and expressed supreme confidence that the Phoenix Suns will use the No. 1 overall pick to select him.

Santana: This is the NBA’s era of prolonged excellence

Carlos Santana says this is the era of prolonged excellence, which is why these NBA Finals featuring LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors is so appealing to him.

Beilein staying at Michigan after interviewing with Pistons

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) John Beilein is staying at Michigan after exploring the possibility of coaching the Detroit Pistons.

The Latest: Warriors’ Iguodala expected to play in Game 3

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local):

Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of finals

CLEVELAND (AP) The Golden State Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night.

On call: Cavs turning to seldom-used Hood against Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) Rodney Hood's most significant moment in these playoffs came while sitting on the bench.

Longstaff added to US Basketball World Cup qualifying staff

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Josh Longstaff, coach of Erie in the NBA G League and a former assistant with Oklahoma City and New York, will be an assistant coach for the U.S. Basketball World Cup qualifying team.

Warriors, Cavs stars say they’re not going to White House

CLEVELAND (AP) Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year.

Cavaliers facing critical Game 3 vs. Warriors in NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) For LeBron James, losing is no longer an option.

On call: Cavs turning to seldom-used Hood against Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) Rodney Hood's most significant moment in these playoffs came while sitting on the bench.

On call: Cavs turning to seldom-used Hood against Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) Rodney Hood's most significant moment in these playoffs came while sitting on the bench.

» Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Warriors, Cavaliers say they’re not going to White House

CLEVELAND (AP) Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year.

Warriors, Cavaliers say they’re not going to White House

CLEVELAND (AP) Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year.

Warriors-Cavaliers showdown powers ABC to ratings victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) There was a hint of viewer fatigue for the latest chapter of the NBA's Cleveland-Golden State rivalry.

Mood swing: LeBron, Cavs home looking to turn around Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James laughed as he came around the backstage partition after arriving fashionably late for his crowded, post-practice news conference.

Mood swing: LeBron, Cavs home looking to turn around Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James laughed as he came around the backstage partition after arriving fashionably late for his crowded, post-practice news conference.

Livingston, McGee giving Warriors big lift in finals vs Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) Shaun Livingston and JaVale McGee have been giving the Golden State Warriors a huge lift in these NBA Finals by making every shot they take look easy.

Warriors-Cavaliers showdown powers ABC to ratings victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) There was a hint of viewer fatigue for the latest chapter of the NBA's Cleveland-Golden State rivalry.

Warriors-Cavaliers sequel powers ABC to ratings victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) There's a hint of viewer fatigue for the latest chapter of the NBA's Cleveland-Golden State rivalry.

Warriors, Cavaliers say they’re not going to White House

CLEVELAND (AP) Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year.

Livingston, McGee giving Warriors big lift in finals vs Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) Shaun Livingston and JaVale McGee have been giving the Golden State Warriors a huge lift in these NBA Finals by making every shot they take look easy.

Gamer: LeBron appearing on cover of NBA 2K video game

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James is being honored as a gamer - on and off the floor.

» Monday, June 4, 2018

Ratings for Game 2 of NBA Finals down slightly

NEW YORK (AP) Ratings for ABC's broadcast of Game 2 of the NBA Finals were down slightly from last year.

Dynasty in making? Warriors chase third title in 4 years

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr's Golden State Warriors have repeatedly said they want to build something special for the long haul, to compete for championships year after year.

Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks player

MILWAUKEE (AP) Newly released police video of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down a black professional basketball player.

Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks player

MILWAUKEE (AP) Newly released police video of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down a black professional basketball player.

Dynasty in making? Warriors chase third title in 4 years

OAKLAND, California (AP) Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr's Golden State Warriors have repeatedly said they want to build something special for the long haul, to compete for championships year after year.

Familiarity breeds contempt, somewhat, at the NBA Finals

LeBron James is friends with Draymond Green, has worked out with Kevin Durant, speaks with great reverence for Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr.

Dynasty in making? Warriors chase third title in 4 years

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr's Golden State Warriors have repeatedly said they want to build something special for the long haul, to compete for championships year after year.

Familiarity breeds contempt, somewhat, at the NBA Finals

LeBron James is friends with Draymond Green, has worked out with Kevin Durant, speaks with great reverence for Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr.

Familiarity breeds contempt, somewhat, at the NBA Finals

LeBron James is friends with Draymond Green, has worked out with Kevin Durant, speaks with great reverence for Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr.

Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks player

MILWAUKEE (AP) Newly released police video of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down a black professional basketball player.

NBA Finals shifts to Cleveland, Cavs down 0-2 vs Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) Monday is a travel day for the teams in the NBA Finals.

Doris Burke, ESPN agree on contract extension

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Basketball has been part of Doris Burke's life for as long as she can remember.

Klay Thompson plays through pain in Game 2 win for Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Draymond Green saw Klay Thompson limping on his tender left ankle a day before Game 2 of the NBA Finals and quickly texted Nick Young to tell him the Golden State Warriors would need big minutes from the backup.

Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks player

MILWAUKEE (AP) Newly released police videos showing the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down an African American professional basketball player.

Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks player

MILWAUKEE (AP) Newly released police videos showing the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down an African American professional basketball player.

Doris Burke, ESPN agree on contract extension

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Doris Burke is staying on ESPN's airwaves for several more years, after the basketball analyst and the network announced Monday they have agreed on a long-term extension.

On Basketball: Golden State cannot relax now, or else

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Learn from your mistakes, Golden State.

Curry dazzles from deep, Warriors take 2-0 NBA Finals lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry backpedaled in pure joy. He skipped, hollered and let the ball fly from everywhere with that feeling he gets when there's no way it will miss - unwavering even with a defender's hand in his face.

NBA Finals shifts to Cleveland, Cavs down 0-2 vs Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) Monday is a travel day for the teams in the NBA Finals.

On Basketball: Golden State cannot relax now, or else

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Learn from your mistakes, Golden State.

Klay Thompson plays through pain in Game 2 win for Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Draymond Green saw Klay Thompson limping on his tender left ankle a day before Game 2 of the NBA Finals and quickly texted Nick Young to tell him the Golden State Warriors would need big minutes from the backup.

» Sunday, June 3, 2018

Cavs’ J.R. Smith struggles in Game 2 after Game 1 blunder

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) J.R. Smith turned from villain to Warriors' fan favorite thanks to his memorable blunder.

Cavs’ J.R. Smith struggles in Game 2 after Game 1 blunder

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) J.R. Smith turned from villain to Warriors' fan favorite thanks to his memorable blunder.

The Latest: Curry sets finals record, Warriors win 122-103

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Sunday's Game 2 (all times local):

The Latest: Warriors continue to lead, Cavs hanging around

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Sunday's Game 2 (all times local):

The Latest: Warriors shoot well, Cavs stay close in Game 2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Sunday's Game 2 (all times local):

The Latest: Carlos Santana set for another finals appearance

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Sunday's Game 2 (all times local):

The Latest: Iguodala ruled out for Game 2 of the NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Sunday's Game 2 (all times local):

The Latest: Warriors remain big favorites vs. Cavs in finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the NBA Finals from Sunday's Game 2 (all times local):

Officiating likely more scrutinized in Game 2 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) David Guthrie, welcome to the NBA Finals.

Warriors not expecting LeBron James and Co. to lose edge

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) All the chatter is that underdog Cleveland could be completely deflated from the way it flopped in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Determined and as motivated as ever might be more appropriate and fitting whenever LeBron James is in the mix.

Warriors not expecting LeBron James and Co. to lose edge

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) All the chatter is that underdog Cleveland could be completely deflated from the way it flopped in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Determined and as motivated as ever might be more appropriate and fitting whenever LeBron James is in the mix.

» Saturday, June 2, 2018

Warriors not expecting LeBron James and Co. to lose edge

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) All the chatter is that underdog Cleveland could be completely deflated from the way it flopped in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Determined and as motivated as ever might be more appropriate and fitting whenever LeBron James is in the mix.

Klay Thompson expects to play Finals Game 2 with sore ankle

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State All-Star guard Klay Thompson says he expects to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals after twisting his left ankle in a scary fall during a collision when Cleveland's J.R. Smith slid into him in the first quarter of the series opener Thursday night.

After Game 1 gaffe, J.R. Smith seeking a bounce-back effort

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Two days later, there is still no clarity on what J.R. Smith knew when he grabbed that offensive rebound in the final seconds of regulation of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Cavs’ Love, Thompson avoid suspension for Game 1 altercation

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) J.R. Smith's blunder, a disputed replay overturn and a key missed free throw dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers an emotionally crushing loss in an opener of the NBA Finals that was ripe to be taken away from the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

» Friday, June 1, 2018

Cavs’ Love, Thompson avoid suspension for Game 1 altercation

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) J.R. Smith's blunder, a disputed replay overturn and a key missed free throw dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers an emotionally crushing loss in an opener of the NBA Finals that was ripe to be taken away from the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

Unwritten rules of the game up for debate at NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Time was running out in a game earlier this season that Golden State was going to win by 10 points, and Andre Iguodala decided to take a 3-pointer instead of getting the Warriors charged with a shot-clock violation.

Big Blunder: Smith’s mistake joins others in sports history

NEW YORK (AP) LeBron James' face said it all. J.R. Smith messed up. And the Cleveland Cavaliers paid for his mistake as they lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals 124-114 to the Golden State Warriors in overtime.

Unwritten rules of the game up for debate at NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Time was running out in a game earlier this season that Golden State was going to win by 10 points, and Andre Iguodala decided to take a 3-pointer instead of getting the Warriors charged with a shot-clock violation.

AP Source: Beilein interviewed for Pistons’ opening

DETROIT (AP) Michigan's John Beilein has interviewed for the Detroit Pistons' coaching vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

AP source: No suspension for Cavs’ Love for leaving bench

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) J.R. Smith's blunder, a disputed replay overturn and a key missed free throw dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers an emotionally crushing loss in an opener of the NBA Finals that was ripe to be taken away from the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

Unwritten rules of the game up for debate at NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Time was running out in a game earlier this season that Golden State was going to win by 10 points, and Andre Iguodala decided to take a 3-pointer instead of getting the Warriors charged with a shot-clock violation.

Big Blunder: Smith’s mistake joins others in sports history

NEW YORK (AP) LeBron James' face said it all. J.R. Smith messed up. And the Cleveland Cavaliers paid for his mistake as they lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals 124-114 to the Golden State Warriors in overtime.

Unwritten rules of the game up for debate at NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Time was running out in a game earlier this season that Golden State was going to win by 10 points, and Andre Iguodala decided to take a 3-pointer instead of getting the Warriors charged with a shot-clock violation.

AP source: No suspension for Cavs’ Love for leaving bench

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The NBA will not discipline Cleveland forward Kevin Love for leaving the bench area during an altercation at the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

AP source: No suspension for Cavs’ Love for leaving bench

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The NBA will not discipline Cleveland forward Kevin Love for leaving the bench area during an altercation at the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

A weird night at Oracle, where the Warriors got every break

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The ending was weird.

Replay overturn plays key role in Warriors’ Game 1 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Block or charge?

A weird night at Oracle, where the Warriors got every break

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The ending was weird.

Replay overturn plays key role in Warriors’ Game 1 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Block or charge?

Replay overturn plays key role in Warriors’ Game 1 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Block or charge?

James left in disbelief after brilliant Game 1 performance

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) LeBron James defied belief with another brilliant playoff performance and was in utter disbelief at the officials and a play by teammate J.R. Smith down the stretch that sent the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 124-114 overtime loss to Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

Warriors withstand James’ 51 points to win NBA Finals Game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Golden State Warriors somehow withstood LeBron James' latest brilliance on the NBA Finals stage.

James left in disbelief after brilliant Game 1 performance

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) LeBron James defied belief with another brilliant playoff performance and was in utter disbelief at teammate J.R. Smith and the officials about key plays down the stretch that sent the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 124-114 loss to Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.