Latest National Basketball Association News

NBA denies Warriors' Wiggins vaccination exemption request

Sep. 24, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The NBA has denied Andrew Wiggins' request for a vaccination exemption, leaving the Golden State Warriors swingman ineligible to play home games until he meets San Francisco's vaccination requirement. The ruling was announced Friday, hours after...

Berrettini, Ruud give Team Europe early lead at Laver Cup

Sep. 24, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The pandemic-delayed fourth edition of the Laver Cup — and first without Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic participating — began Friday with Matteo Berrettini and Casper Ruud giving Team Europe a 2-0 lead over Team World. Italy's...

Utah Jazz to require proof of vaccination or negative test

Sep. 24, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz’s home arena announced Friday that it will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for all fans over the age of 12. Vivint Smart Home Arena, located in Salt Lake City, will require fans to present proof of...

Bulls' Williams could miss start of season with ankle injury

Sep. 24, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams has a severe left ankle sprain that could cause him to miss the start of the season. The news announced Friday is a blow for a team hoping to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference after some major offseason...

Manu Ginobili back with Spurs, hired as a special adviser

Sep. 24, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili is back with the San Antonio Spurs, with the club announcing his hiring Friday as a special adviser to basketball operations. Ginobili spent the entirety of his 16-year NBA career with the Spurs, helping them win four championships. The...

Shoes, fashion and grit mark P.J. Tucker's journey to Heat

Sep. 24, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — To realize how challenging it was for P.J. Tucker to begin getting settled at a new home in Miami, consider all the places in this country where he stores his collection of sneakers. Many thousands of pairs, some worn, most not, all cherished. He has so...

AP Interview: Heat's Herro in 'very good' place mentally

Sep. 23, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — There were times when Tyler Herro felt overwhelmed last season. The Miami Heat guard would see his name linked to trades all over Twitter along with questions about his personal life and how he wasn’t taking basketball seriously. He also was preparing to...

What will the 76ers do with Simmons? Philly guard wants out

Sep. 23, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The rift between the Philadelphia 76ers and their star guard was shattered beyond repair. There was no turning back, the deal was done — Allen Iverson was traded to the Detroit Pistons. Team president Pat Croce had tried mending the relationship...

NBA fines Warriors owner Lacob $50,000 for Simmons comments

Sep. 22, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob $50,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule with comments he made about Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons. Lacob said the Warriors had no interest in the disgruntled Sixers guard. ...

Timberwolves fire basketball ops boss Rosas after 2 seasons

Sep. 22, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves fired president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas on Wednesday, less than a week before training camp in yet another change in leadership for this long-languishing franchise. Owner Glen Taylor announced that the...