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For fantasy sports players, Harden is the NBA MVP

Jun. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokuonmpo may have helped his team win 60 games and earn the No. 1 seed in the NBA during the regular season. That's just in the real world, though. In fantasy sports, James Harden was the biggest winner, registering the most points over the 2018-19 season to claim NBA Most...

Pelicans primed to draft Zion _ and another top 5 prospect

Jun. 17, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft since Davis in 2012, and...

Correction: NBA Draft-International Model story

Jun. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a story June 14 about international players and the NBA draft, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Dallas Mavericks took Sarunas Marciulionis in the 1987 draft. It was Golden State that made the pick. A corrected version of the story is below: Mavs illustrate draft's...

Duke's Williamson, Barrett top list of forwards in NBA draft

Jun. 17, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

The NBA draft is like the college basketball season; it's all about Zion Williamson. The Duke freshman was the biggest star the college game has seen in years with his breathtaking dunks and incomparable athleticism. Now he's him the unquestioned choice to go No. 1 in Thursday's NBA draft. Williamson headlines a...

Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

Jun. 17, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in team gear are jamming downtown Toronto for a parade for the NBA champions. Crowds packed the route and the square outside City Hall where the march is to end in the afternoon. Fans, many skipping school and work, filled the streets and subways as early as...

Culver, Reddish top list of shooting guards in NBA draft

Jun. 16, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

Jarrett Culver made himself a top-flight NBA prospect by pushing Texas Tech to within a win of its first national championship. Culver is regarded by many as the top shooting guard in Thursday's draft, part of a rapid rise from solid freshman contributor to Associated Press All-American. He could be picked in the...

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...

AP sources: Pelicans to trade Anthony Davis to Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and 3 1st-round picks

Jun. 15, 2019 7:16 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — AP sources: Pelicans to trade Anthony Davis to Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and 3 1st-round picks.

Raptors' president encounter with deputy being investigated

Jun. 15, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors will decide whether to charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri with misdemeanor battery after he was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face while trying to join his team on the court to celebrate their first NBA championship. Alameda County...