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Oklahoma City Thunder's rebuild will take some time

Jul. 16, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Yosef Maaroof wanted one more Russell Westbrook memory in Oklahoma City. When he learned Thursday night the Thunder were planning to send Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and draft picks, the 20-year-old Tulsa resident planned to make the two-hour drive to Oklahoma City...

Clarke's double-double leads Grizzlies to title

Jul. 15, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins has yet to lead an official NBA game, but he's bringing some hardware home to Beale Street. Brandon Clarke had 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead the eighth-seeded Grizzlies to a 95-92 victory over the third-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves in the...

Cavs waive shooting guard JR Smith after eventful tenure

Jul. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith's never-a-dull-moment run with the Cavaliers is over. Cleveland released the colorful shooting guard Monday before his $15.6 million contract for next season became guaranteed. The Cavs had been trying to trade Smith for months, but the team was unable to find the right deal...

Warriors GM Bob Myers moves on from Durant with appreciation

Jul. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Myers has accepted Kevin Durant's departure for the Brooklyn Nets with an appreciation for all the superstar forward accomplished with the franchise, even if the Golden State general manager would have loved to keep KD around a little longer. "I have a peace about it," Myers said...

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

AD3: Anthony Davis joins Lakers with championship plans

Jul. 13, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Davis' year of uncertainty finally felt finished when he stood in the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex and proudly held up his new gold jersey while LeBron James looked on approvingly. After months of upheaval around his departure from New Orleans, the superstar...

Timberwolves sign former Warriors center Jordan Bell

Jul. 12, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed forward/center Jordan Bell, who left Golden State during the Warriors' offseason transformation. Bell spent two seasons with the Warriors and was their starter at center in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. But he was one of a number of Warriors who won't...

76ers unveil Horford & Co. as upgrades in championship chase

Jul. 12, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Al Horford took a seat at one of the three tables needed to fit six players, an owner and a general manager and admired the Philadelphia skyline in the distance. "This view gets me excited," Horford said . "This view back there of the city." It's the city he will call his basketball...

NBA ref Jason Phillips to oversee league's replay center

Jul. 12, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime NBA referee Jason Phillips was announced Friday as the new operations principal for the league's replay center. Phillips was an on-court referee for 19 seasons and worked more than 1,100 games, including 94 playoff games and two in this past season's NBA Finals. His final game was...

AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

Jul. 11, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point guards. The Thunder...