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» Saturday, August 19, 2017

NBA Note - Boston Celtics Pierce, Paul

4:08 AM

G/F Paul Pierce's No. 34 will be retired by the Boston Celtics during the season next year, cementing his 15-year legacy with the franchise. The Celtics announced Friday they will honor Pierce after a midseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, Feb. 11. A 10-time All-Star, Pierce spent the first 15 years of his career with the Celtics, helping the club to the NBA title in 2008. Pierce averaged 21.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.44 steals and 36.6 minutes in his 1,102 career games with the Celtics.

» Friday, August 18, 2017

Celtics to retire Pierce’s No. 34

4:30 PM

The Boston Celtics plan to retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 during the season next year, cementing his 15-year legacy with the franchise.

NBA Note - Golden State Warriors Durant, Kevin

4:18 AM

F Kevin Durant said he would not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship if the Golden State Warriors are invited to White House. Durant was honored in his hometown of Seat Pleasant, Md. and the 2017 Finals MVP told ESPN he will not attend any possible ceremony with Trump. "Nah, I won't do that," Durant told ESPN. "I don't respect who's in office right now." Durant and the Warriors are scheduled to visit the Washington Wizards Feb. 28. The Warriors have not been invited officially by the Trump administration.

» Thursday, August 17, 2017

Durant won’t go to White House to visit Trump

9:52 PM

If the Golden State Warriors are invited to the White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship.

Durant won’t go to White House to visit Trump

5:22 PM

If the Golden State Warriors are invited to White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship.

Former Laker, Notre Dame star Hawkins dies

2:10 PM

Former NBA player Tommy Hawkins, who was also a college star at Notre Dame, has died. He was 80.

» Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Nuggets add Weiss, Booth to staff

3:19 PM

The Denver Nuggets hired veteran NBA coach and player Bob Weiss to join head coach Michael Malone's staff as an assistant coach.

LeBron speaks out, calls Trump ’so-called president’

10:52 AM

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James referred to President Donald Trump as the "so-called president of the United States" while calling for unity in the wake of the Charlottesville, Va., tragedy over the weekend.

» Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NBA Note - Toronto Raptors Wiltjer, Kyle

10:04 PM

F Kyle Wiltjer signed with the Toronto Raptors, the team announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but TSN reported the contract was for one year. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Wiltjer appeared in 14 games with the Houston Rockets last season, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in a total of 44 minutes.

Raptors sign F Wiltjer

4:31 PM

The Toronto Raptors signed forward Kyle Wiltjer, the team announced Tuesday.

» Monday, August 14, 2017

NBA Note - Los Angeles Lakers Weber, Briante

9:43 PM

G Briante Weber signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, the team announced. Although terms of the contract were not announced, multiple media outlets reported last week that it would be a one-year deal. Weber, 24, appeared in 20 games last season with the Charlotte Hornets and Golden State Warriors, averaging a combined 3.1 points and 1.1 assists.

NBA schedule includes old faces returning to former homes

7:09 PM

The NBA offseason featured plenty of movement. However, two notable stars who changed addresses will have to wait until the new year to face their former teams at the place they used to call home.

NBA schedule includes old faces returning to former homes

6:57 PM

The NBA offseason featured plenty of movement. However, two notable stars who changed addresses will have to wait until the new year to face their former teams at the place they used to call home.

Lakers sign G Weber

4:15 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers signed guard Briante Weber on Monday, the team announced.

» Sunday, August 13, 2017

NBA Note - Golden State Warriors Durant, Kevin

3:25 AM

F Kevin Durant of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors issued an apology for comments he claims were "taken out of context" regarding the development of basketball in India. In a Q&A with Durant that appeared in The Athletic earlier this week, he was quoted as saying that the country is "20 years behind in terms of knowledge and experience." In a statement on Twitter, Durant said: "Sorry that my comments about India were taken out of context, I'm grateful for the time I've got to spend there and I'm really pissed about how my comments came off, that's my fault, should've worded that better."

» Saturday, August 12, 2017

Durant apologizes for comments about India

6:23 PM

Forward Kevin Durant of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors issued an apology for comments he claims were "taken out of context" regarding the development of basketball in India.

» Friday, August 11, 2017

NBA notebook: Knicks, Rockets revive trade talks

7:18 PM

Carmelo Anthony could still join the Houston Rockets after all.

Irving reportedly highly interested in joining Clippers

5:00 PM

LeBron James might be considering whether to bring his talents to Los Angeles next season, and there's a chance Kyrie Irving could be going with him.

Lakers sign F Beachem

3:48 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers signed forward V.J. Beachem on Friday.

Houston bound? Knicks, Rockets revive Anthony trade talks

12:10 PM

Carmelo Anthony could still join the Houston Rockets after all.

» Thursday, August 10, 2017

Paul makes Rockets’ debut against Warriors in opener

8:41 PM

The highly anticipated debuts of Chris Paul with the Houston Rockets and Gordon Hayward with the Boston Celtics will highlight the opening night of the NBA season, the league announced Thursday.

Paul makes Rockets debut against Warriors in opener

8:02 PM

The highly anticipated debuts of Chris Paul with the Houston Rockets and Gordon Hayward with the Boston Celtics will highlight the opening night of the NBA season, the league announced Thursday.

NBA notebook: Paul to make Rockets debut against Warriors

7:13 PM

The highly anticipated debuts of Chris Paul with the Houston Rockets and Gordon Hayward with the Boston Celtics will highlight the opening night of the NBA season, the league announced Thursday.

NBA preparing to approve "rest rule"

6:37 PM

Fans get upset when a healthy superstar sits out a game for a day of rest, and the NBA apparently plans to do something about it this season.

NBA preparing to approve "rest rule"

4:20 PM

Fans get upset when a healthy superstar sits out a game for a day of rest, and the NBA apparently plans to do something about it this season.

Thunder F Patterson undergoes knee surgery

1:37 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Patrick Patterson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday, the team announced.

Randolph arrested on charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell

10:57 AM

Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was arrested on a felony charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday night.

76ers, Celtics to play in NBA London Game

10:12 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics will pack their bags and head across the pond to play a regular-season game at the O2 Arena in London on Jan. 11, the NBA announced on Thursday.

NBA Note - Atlanta Hawks Babbitt, Luke

3:41 AM

F Luke Babbitt signed a contract, the Atlanta Hawks announced Wednesday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported he signed a one-year deal. Babbitt played in 68 games, including 55 starts, for the Miami Heat last season. He averaged 4.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 15.7 minutes, while making 41.4 percent of his 3-point attempts.

» Wednesday, August 9, 2017

NBA notebook: Nets to play Thunder, Heat in Mexico City

6:18 PM

Fans in Mexico will receive a first-hand look at reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook next season when the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Brooklyn Nets in the nation's capital.

Hawks sign F Babbitt

5:58 PM

The Atlanta Hawks signed forward Luke Babbitt, the team announced Wednesday.

G Lawson, C Motiejunas to play in China

5:44 PM

Guard Ty Lawson and center Donatas Motiejunas have decided to leave the NBA and play in China this coming season, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

Nets to play Thunder, Heat in Mexico City

3:02 PM

Fans in Mexico will receive a first-hand look at reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook next season when the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Brooklyn Nets in the nation's capital.

Verizon Center renamed Capital One Arena

1:46 PM

The longtime home of the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Washington Capitals is changing names -- immediately.

NBA Note - New York Knicks Beasley, Michael

6:07 AM

F Michael Beasley is headed for a sixth NBA team, as he agreed to sign with the New York Knicks on Tuesday. The club announced the signing but not the contract terms. Multiple media outlets reported that Beasley received a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, $2.12 million. Beasley's role with the Knicks is uncertain because of the possibility of a trade that could see Carmelo Anthony leave the team.

» Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Knicks sign well-traveled Beasley

9:39 PM

Forward Michael Beasley is headed for a sixth NBA team, as he agreed to sign with the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

NBA Note - Memphis Grizzlies McLemore, Ben

9:25 PM

G Ben McLemore will be sidelined close to three months after breaking a bone in his right foot, the Grizzlies announced Tuesday. The Grizzlies said McLemore suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal during a pickup game in Los Angeles when he landed on the foot of another player. McLemore underwent surgery to repair the bone. The 24-year-old is entering his initial season with the Grizzlies after playing his first four seasons with the Kings. He signed a two-year, $10.7 million deal with Memphis.

Grizzlies G McLemore out 3-4 month with broken foot

3:27 PM

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ben McLemore will be sidelined close to three months after breaking a bone in his right foot, the team announced Tuesday.

Ex-Cavs GM Griffin believes Irving will be traded

11:59 AM

Count former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin among those who believe Cleveland All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will wind up being traded.

Timberwolves owner wants to meet with Wiggins before extension

11:19 AM

Andrew Wiggins will get his money, but there are a few string attached.

» Monday, August 7, 2017

Knicks reportedly hire Robinson for front office role

11:40 PM

The New York Knicks have reportedly hired former Oregon State basketball coach Craig Robinson, the brother of former first lady Michelle Obama, to a front office position.

NBA Note - Los Angeles Clippers Reed, Willie

2:18 AM

C Willie Reed, recently signed by the Los Angeles Clippers, was arrested early Sunday morning in Miami on a domestic violence charge of misdemeanor battery. Reed's wife, Jasmine Reed, told police the former Miami Heat player pulled her hair while she was holding their youngest child. She said she later bashed him in the head with a glass candle to escape Saturday afternoon at their downtown Miami luxury apartment, according to the Miami Herald. Reed told police he never put his hands on his wife but did touch her hair as she got on the elevator. Reed admitted he grabbed her purse and her shirt, according to the arrest report. The police report noted Jasmine Reed "had red marks on her left wrist, right bicep, the right side of her chest and her back. She also had some swelling on her left foot." Reed finalized a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Clippers last week to be their backup center.

» Sunday, August 6, 2017

Clippers C Reed arrested on battery charge

3:50 PM

Newly signed Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed was arrested early Sunday morning in Miami on a domestic violence charge of misdemeanor battery.

» Saturday, August 5, 2017

NBA Note - Detroit Pistons Maxiell, Jason

5:18 AM

F Jason Maxiell signed with the Detroit Pistons on Friday, allowing the team's former forward to retire as a member of the organization. "Jason and his representatives reached out to us regarding his desire to sign one last contract with the team in order to retire as a Detroit Piston," general manager Jeff Bower said in a statement. "Jason made an impact on and off the court with the organization, spending eight seasons in Detroit, many with deep playoff runs. We're pleased that Jason has chosen to remain connected to our organization and wish him well in the future." Drafted 26th overall by Detroit in the 2005 NBA Draft out Cincinnati, the 6-foot-7, 260-pound Maxiell spent eight seasons with the Pistons, averaging 6.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 19.1 minutes in 523 games. The Chicago native was a part of four playoff runs from 2005-08, including three Eastern Conference finals appearances. He averaged 4.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 16.6 minutes in 35 career playoff games. Maxiell was known for his defense, finishing his Pistons career with 426 blocks -- ninth all-time in franchise history. His best season was in 2007-08 when he averaged a career-high 7.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 21.6 minutes in 82 games, helping the club earn its sixth consecutive Eastern Conference finals appearance. After his stint with Detroit, Maxiell spent time with the Orlando Magic (2013-14) and Charlotte Hornets (2014-15) before signing overseas. In his 10-year NBA career, he averaged 5.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 18.4 minutes in 618 games.

Curry shoots consecutive 74s, but misses cut at Ellie Mae Classic

12:18 AM

NBA star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors shot a second straight 74 in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic on Friday in Hayward, Calif., but came up well short of making the cut.

» Friday, August 4, 2017

NBA notebook: Clippers’ Rivers stripped of front-office duties

6:30 PM

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer announced Friday that Doc Rivers will no longer be the team's president of basketball operations, allowing him to concentrate on his primary coaching duties.

Clippers coach Rivers stripped of front-office duties

3:34 PM

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer announced Friday that Doc Rivers will no longer be the team's president of basketball operations, allowing him to concentrate on his primary coaching duties.

Oakley accepts plea deal to dismiss MSG charges

11:36 AM

Former New York Knicks standout Charles Oakley accepted a plea deal on Friday to dismiss misdemeanor charges stemming from a February incident at Madison Square Garden.

F Maxiell retires as member of Pistons

11:11 AM

The Detroit Pistons signed Jason Maxiell to a contract Friday, allowing the team's former forward to retire as a member of the organization.

» Thursday, August 3, 2017

NBA approves Pistons move to downtown Detroit

2:09 PM

The NBA Board of Governors formally approved the Pistons' relocation to downtown Detroit on Thursday.

» Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Report: Free agent G Henderson to undergo hip surgery

6:05 PM

Guard Gerald Henderson was one of the top free agents still available until ESPN reported Wednesday that he will undergo hip surgery that may sideline him for the entire 2017-18 season.

Hornets sign F/C Mathiang, G Paige

12:41 PM

The Charlotte Hornets signed forward/center Mangok Mathiang and guard Marcus Paige to two-way contracts on Wednesday.

» Tuesday, August 1, 2017

NBA Note - Golden State Warriors McGee, JaVale

8:17 PM

C JaVale McGee has re-signed with the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. Although terms of the agreement were not released, multiple media outlets reported last week that McGee would sign for a minimum contract. The 29-year-old appeared in 77 games last season, averaging 6.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and just under a block a game. He shined in a first-round Western Conference playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers, shooting 7-for-7 from the floor while scoring 15 points and blocking four shots in 13 minutes.

Magic waive swingman Garino

7:21 PM

The Orlando Magic waived swingman Patricio Garino on Tuesday.

Warriors re-sign C McGee

6:09 PM

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors re-signed free agent center JaVale McGee on Tuesday.

Pacers waive F/C Seraphin after one season

11:48 AM

Kevin Seraphin's run in Indiana is over after just one season.

NBA Note - Milwaukee Bucks Snell, Tony

5:55 AM

G Tony Snell, a restricted free agent, was re-signed by the Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the club for Snell, who set career highs in points (8.5), rebounds (3.1), assists (1.2) and minutes (29.2) per game last season. The 25-year-old also set personal bests in both 3-point percentage (40.6) and field goal percentage (45.5) last season.