Latest Kemba Walker News

Celtics, Zion remain sizzling to start preseason

Oct. 13, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

Preseason numbers often mean almost nothing. Rotations are unusual, starters rarely play much, and few if any teams are putting a premium on winning games. As such, it's tough to glean much from exhibition stats. But what the Boston Celtics and New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson — the No. 1 pick in this...

Morant dazzles in preseason debut for Memphis

Oct. 6, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

Ja Morant didn't keep Memphis fans waiting long for his first basket. Morant, the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, scored off a baseline drive on the game's first possession and finished with 10 points and seven assists as Memphis topped Maccabi Haifa 123-88 on Sunday in the Grizzlies' preseason opener. Morant...

Gold standards: Many NBA players considering 2020 Olympics

Sep. 30, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

USA Basketball had a tough summer. The outlook for 2020 is already much brighter. Plenty of NBA standouts — elite names like Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green and Paul George among them — are clearly intrigued by the notion of...

Celtics vow to move past last year's disappointing season

Sep. 30, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Change is everywhere for the Boston Celtics this season. And it's noticeable in many ways, big and small. Point guard Kyrie Irving is gone and has been replaced by another All-Star in Kemba Walker. The spot in the middle of Boston's offense that once belonged to Al Horford will now be...

The Latest: Pop back for 24th season after few ups and downs

Sep. 30, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

The Latest from NBA media days on Monday (all times EST): 4:40 p.m. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he has no complaints as he heads into training camp following the most tumultuous and painful times of his life. In April 2018, his 67-year-old wife, Erin, died after a long battle with a respiratory...

Hornets turn to youth movement after Walker departure

Sep. 30, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets center Cody Zeller got proactive when NBA free agency arrived, posting a picture of himself on social media selling lemonade for 25 cents a glass with all proceeds going to "Keep Kemba in Charlotte." That didn't work out. Hornets owner Michael Jordan had no intention of...

Popovich defends team, US beats Poland for 7th at World Cup

Sep. 14, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Their final game at the World Cup had been over for several minutes, and every member of the U.S. team and coaching staff were still lingering together on the court. They were ready to go home. They just weren't ready to go their separate ways. For USA Basketball, summer ended Saturday with...

A shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters

Sep. 11, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — No gold. No medal. No more winning streak. The U.S. reign atop international basketball has ended — this time, thwarted by France at the World Cup. For the first time since 2006, the U.S. sent NBA players to a major international tournament and won't win gold. Evan Fournier...

Americans top Antetokounmpo, Greece at World Cup 69-53

Sep. 7, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The MVP was good. The USA was better. And the Antetokounmpo getting talked about most by the Americans when this much-anticipated World Cup matchup was over wasn't Giannis — but rather Thanasis, the younger brother, who sent U.S. forward Harrison Barnes sprawling with an...

Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup

Sep. 5, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — The U.S. finally got to enjoy an easy night at the World Cup. There might not be many more of those. Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. rolled past Japan 98-45 Thursday in the Group E finale. And now, the stakes get higher with the Americans set to face Greece...