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Sacramento Kings' Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard (39) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

What an offseason! Hawks bulk up big time in free agency

Nov. 25, 2020 8:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Just like that, the Atlanta Hawks transformed themselves into a playoff contender. A team that averaged less than 25 wins the last three seasons added to its impressive young core with a whirlwind of free-agent signings, capped by the news late Tuesday that Sacramento would not match a...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Toronto Raptors' Marc Gasol (33) looks to pass as Boston Celtics' Robert Williams III (44) defends in the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Spanish center Marc Gasol on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Los Angeles Lakers sign veteran Spanish center Marc Gasol

Nov. 24, 2020 3:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Spanish center Marc Gasol. The NBA champions confirmed the latest step in their roster reconfiguration Tuesday by announcing the addition of the 35-year-old Gasol, who spent the last 1 1/2 seasons with the Toronto Raptors and won a championship...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet looks to pass the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. VanVleet agreed Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract remains unsigned. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

AP source: VanVleet staying with Raptors; Hayward to Hornets

Nov. 21, 2020 10:00 PM EST

Fred VanVleet bet on himself. It paid off. Gordon Hayward, meanwhile, is heading to a new home. VanVleet agreed Saturday to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, Washington forward Jaden McDaniels shoots during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. McDaniels was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Lakers have quiet draft night ahead of big roster decisions

Nov. 19, 2020 1:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Lakers made a pick, the NBA champions still essentially sat out draft night until it was over. And then they started making moves in a quick, busy offseason. The Lakers selected Jaden McDaniels with the 28th overall pick, but the University of Washington product...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) celebrates with his teammates after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Bubble Kings: Lakers run past Heat for 17th NBA championship

Oct. 12, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy. This season, for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, had it all. And it ended in the only fashion that they deemed would be acceptable, with them back atop the basketball world. For the first time since Kobe Bryant's fifth and final...

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) looks to pass against Los Angeles Lakers' Danny Green (14) and Alex Caruso (4) during the first half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Butler loses last game in the bubble after memorable run

Oct. 11, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

Jimmy Butler finally has to take his business elsewhere. There will be no more coffee customers with the bubble closing down, though he kept it open far longer than expected with some of the most inspired NBA Finals play seen in years. Butler carried the Miami Heat all the way to Game 6 against the favored Los...

Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo passes against the Miami Heat during the first half in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rondo, a champ in Boston, on brink of getting a Lakers ring

Oct. 9, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — They were rivals once, Rajon Rondo and LeBron James. Rondo was in Boston. James was in Cleveland and Miami. Their paths would cross most every year in the playoffs, an annual placing of a thorn in one another’s side. James may have had different words to describe Rondo...

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Butler's big night helps Heat cut Lakers' Finals lead to 2-1

Oct. 5, 2020 3:27 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Biggest moment of his career. Best game of his life. Jimmy Butler is clearly not ready to go home quite yet. With a triple-double, he joined NBA Finals lore — and the short-handed Miami Heat might have made this title matchup a series after all. Butler finished with 40...

Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) and Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) compete for control of a rebound during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Halfway home: Lakers top Heat 124-114 for 2-0 Finals lead

Oct. 3, 2020 2:58 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis got most of his points with a feathery shooting touch. LeBron James flexed his muscle to bulldoze his way to damage. And whenever the lead looked even the tiniest bit threatened, the Los Angeles Lakers had an answer. The NBA Finals are halfway to a coronation....