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Analysis: Anthony Davis trade a win-win for both sides

Jun. 15, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

The saga is over. When this trade is done, everybody can say they won. The Lakers, the Pelicans, Rich Paul, LeBron James, they all can take a victory lap. The trade that will be official in the coming weeks sending Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo...

AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

Jun. 15, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices, several...

Draft, free agency ... and lots of questions await the NBA

Jun. 14, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to open next week's draft by announcing that Zion Williamson is the No. 1 overall selection headed to New Orleans. And four months after that, Silver will be in Toronto on opening night to help the Raptors hand out championship rings and watch...

AP source: Nets moving Crabbe, picks to Hawks, get cap space

Jun. 6, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade guard Allen Crabbe, the first step into what they hope can be a big summer. The Nets will deal him along with two first-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks in a deal that will clear additional salary cap space, possibly putting themselves in position to...

Celtics boss Ainge back at work after 'mild' heart attack

Jun. 5, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving can opt out of his Celtics contract and become a free agent. Gordon Hayward might never play like he did before his injury. It's possible Brad Stevens won't figure out a way to deploy all of the team's talent. There's one thing, though, that Boston boss Danny Ainge was able to...

Analysis: NBA Finals will decide a champion, and much more

May. 27, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

It all comes down to this. No, really. It ALL comes down to this. The next four, five, six or seven games of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Toronto will not only decide the 2019 championship, but how this series plays out is inevitably going to affect how free agency unfolds starting in a month or so....

Celtics trudge into offseason at end of challenging season

May. 9, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Expectations overflowed prior to the season for a Boston Celtics team expected to ascend to the top of an Eastern Conference without LeBron James. The season will be remembered for how poorly Boston did fulfilling its potential following false starts, some regression by its young players and...

On Basketball: Has Kyrie played his last game for Celtics?

May. 9, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

It begins. When the buzzer sounded in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, the question immediately became this: Has Kyrie Irving played his last game for the Boston Celtics? It's very possible. Welcome to free agency, Kyrie. He's now in the place that other big names like Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard and...

Bucks beat Celtics 116-91 to advance to East final

May. 9, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks found another gear after their first loss of the playoffs. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics just couldn't keep up. Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Bucks routed the Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to...

Durant-Harden duel may go distance; Bucks can finish Celtics

May. 8, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant vs. James Harden. This duel may just go the distance, and the two stars know it. Everyone figured the Western Conference semifinal between Golden State and Houston had a chance to be more like the NBA Finals in terms of talent on each side, and now it's tied at 2-all....