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The Latest: Rudy Gobert of Utah wins Defensive Player

Jun. 24, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Awards show in Santa Monica, California (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards. The 26-year-old center from France beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo of...

The draft is over, and now on the clock: Free agency

Jun. 21, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

Now on the clock: Chaos. The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear. A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans' Zion Williamson, Memphis' Ja Morant and New York's R.J. Barrett were chosen first, second and third in moves that were widely expected for weeks — is now...

Kings add scoring with Wyoming's Justin James

Jun. 21, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Without a first-round pick for the first time since 2003, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac loaded up in the second round of the NBA Draft and went for potential and depth in their backcourt over need. The Kings added a pair of scorers in Wyoming's Justin James and...

New blood: Cavaliers add 3 first-round picks in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have given rookie coach John Beilein some first-year projects. Looking to accelerate their roster rebuild following a dismal 19-win season, which was followed by Beilein's surprising hire, the Cavs added three first-round draft picks on Thursday night in the NBA draft....

Lakers get Horton-Tucker in 2nd round after trading top pick

Jun. 21, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A few hours after the Los Angeles Lakers made a draft pick for another team, they made a solid addition to their own roster. Although the Lakers gave up the fourth overall pick in the yet-to-be-announced trade for Anthony Davis earlier this month, they acquired the 46th overall pick from...

Zion's time: Williamson the center of attention at NBA draft

Jun. 19, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted. Suddenly, a tall, thin newcomer pushed his way to the front of the shoulder-to-shoulder swarm surrounding Williamson and shot down that idea. "What...

AP source: Grizzlies trade Conley to Jazz for 3 players

Jun. 19, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

The Memphis Grizzlies traded away the final piece of the franchise's best years on Wednesday, sending veteran point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for a trio of players, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The Grizzlies swapped Conley for forward Jae Crowder, guard/forward Kyle Korver...

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...