Latest Kyrie Irving News

Analysis: Lillard shows NBA players have power to stay, too

Jul. 11, 2022 02:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — To understand why Damian Lillard is still with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2022, examine why he enrolled at Weber State in 2008. Weber State showed serious interest in Lillard before any other school. That resonated with Lillard, and when higher-profile schools...

Analysis: NBA teams going all-in, and that's what it takes

Jul. 02, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

The 2023 NBA playoffs are more than nine months away, and one thing is already clear. There will be chaos. The Minnesota Timberwolves grabbed a megaphone and announced that to the world when they traded multiple players and several first-round picks — one of them in...

AP source: Kevin Durant asks for trade from Brooklyn Nets

Jun. 30, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

Kevin Durant may be taking his quest for more titles elsewhere. Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision that undoubtedly will have teams scrambling to put together offers for the perennial All-Star. ...

COVID-19 at Wimbledon: 3 top-20 men out after positive tests

Jun. 30, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic famously decided not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — which prevented him from playing at the Australian Open in January following a legal saga that ended with his deportation from that country, and, as things currently...

NBA free agency opens Thursday, starting deal-making season

Jun. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Let the talking begin. The trading, too, and eventually the signing. Free agency officially opens Thursday in the NBA, with teams able to begin negotiating at 6 p.m. Eastern with players who are not under contract — although, in reality, free agency and the slew of offseason...

AP sources: Wall to be bought out, intends to join Clippers

Jun. 27, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

John Wall and the Houston Rockets have agreed that his contract will be bought out, a move that will free him to sign with any team of his choosing, two people with knowledge of the situation said Monday night. Wall’s preference will be to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers,...

AP sources: Irving decides to exercise $37M option with Nets

Jun. 27, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving has decided to exercise his $36.9 million option for the coming season and will remain under contract with the Brooklyn Nets, two people with knowledge of his decision said Monday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press...

Victor who? Wembanyama favorite to be No. 1 pick in 2023

Jun. 23, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Let the Victor Wembanyama watch begin. This year, Duke's Paolo Banchero was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. A choice some consider at least a mild surprise. Next year, it’ll almost certainly be Wembanyama. That will be no surprise. ...

Warriors cap title run, NBA flips the page to 2022-23 season

Jun. 17, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

A parade awaits in San Francisco to celebrate the champion Golden State Warriors. The NBA draft is a few days away, with presumed top-three picks Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero set to take their first steps toward realizing their enormous potential. Free agency starts in less than...

Wicked Rude: LIV XIV ready for a traditional Boston welcome

Jun. 15, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Every loudmouth from Yarmouth and Masshole from Athol has descended on The Country Club this week, when 14 golfers in the U.S. Open field will face the American public for the first time since defecting to an upstart, Saudi Arabian-backed tour. The injection...