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Giddey has triple-double, leads Thunder to 2nd straight win

Jul. 06, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Josh Giddey had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, No. 2 selection Chet Holmgren added 11 points and 12 rebounds and Oklahoma City beat Memphis 87-71 on Wednesday night for the Thunder's second straight victory in the Salt Lake City Summer League. Giddey,...

Mercury hold public rally in support of Brittney Griner

Jul. 06, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — They shared laughs, smiles, memories. There also were tears, fears, unease. Through the range of emotions, one common thread bonded them together: Brittney Griner. Wearing “BG” shirts and holding signs, several hundred fans gathered for a public...

Clippers re-sign free agents Batum and Coffey

Jul. 06, 2022 22:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicolas Batum is returning to the Los Angeles Clippers, who re-signed the free agent forward on Wednesday. Joining him is free-agent forward Amir Coffey, who hit career highs last season when he was a regular in the rotation. Batum averaged 8.3...

Bulls sign two-time All-Star center Andre Drummond

Jul. 06, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls signed veteran center Andre Drummond on Wednesday, adding a two-time All-Star and four-time rebounding champion. The team also re-signed backup forward Derrick Jones Jr. The 28-year-old Drummond has averaged 13.8 points and 13.3...

Zion Williamson, Pelicans aim to end "negative" narratives

Jul. 06, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A few months after Zion Williamson was left entirely out of Pelicans promotional material regarding ticket renewals, the injury-riddled star forward was back to being celebrated Wednesday as a supremely influential figure in New Orleans’ future. “The last...

Rudy Gobert arrives in Minnesota, after 9 seasons with Utah

Jul. 06, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

Rudy Gobert reads Twitter comments, so he’s aware that Minnesota fans didn’t like him very much during his first nine NBA seasons. And he also heard Timberwolves coach Chris Finch complain regularly about the way he sets screens. Those perspectives are probably going to change. ...

All eyes on Banchero, as NBA Summer League is set to open

Jul. 06, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In Las Vegas, there’s always a big show happening. Welcome to the stage, Paolo Banchero. He’s about to have his opening night. NBA Summer League starts Thursday in Las Vegas, with Banchero — the now-former Duke star forward who was the No. 1...

AP source: Heat, Caleb Martin agree on 3-year, $20.4M deal

Jul. 06, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

Caleb Martin is coming off the best season of his career, and the Miami Heat are giving him three more years as a reward. Martin agreed to a three-year contract on Wednesday, one that will start with the forward making $6.5 million this coming season and be worth $20.4 million over...

Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi on cover of NBA 2K23 WNBA edition

Jul. 06, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have been linked for more than two decades, playing together at UConn and then helping the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team win five gold medals. Now the basketball greats will appear on the cover of the NBA 2K23 WNBA edition video game that will be...

Holmgren shines in Salt Lake City Summer League debut

Jul. 05, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chet Holmgren shined in his summer league debut, scoring 13 of his 23 points in the first quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder build an early 20-point lead en route to a 98-77 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. The No. 2 pick in the draft also...