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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic drives as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation says Jokic has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his native Serbia. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

AP source: Nuggets' Jokic tests positive for coronavirus

Jun. 23, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

All-Star forward Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his native Serbia, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Jokic is expected to return to Denver long before the team leaves for the Disney complex for the restart of the NBA season...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn. Lloyd Pierce sees improvement in the five players he calls the core of the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks. The coach knows he needs to deliver proof of that improvement next season. There was no proof in the standings of improvement in this shortened season despite the emergence of guard Trae Young as an All-Star in only his second season. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

Pierce believes it is time for young Hawks to become winners

Jun. 9, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lloyd Pierce sees improvement in each of the five players he calls the core of the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks. There is pressure for the coach to deliver proof of that growth. Pierce says it's time for a young team led by Trae Young to become a winner. Young averaged 29.6 points and 9.3...