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Pistons trade Bradley to 76ers for Zhaire Smith

Nov. 23, 2020 7:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have traded center Tony Bradley to Philadelphia for guard Zhaire Smith. The Pistons announced the deal with the 76ers on Monday. Detroit acquired Bradley in a recent trade with Utah. Bradley appeared in a career-high 58 games last season, averaging 4.9 points and 4.6...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox drives during the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Sacramento, Calif. Fox agreed to a five-year, $163 million contract with the Kings on Friday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Free agency opens: Fox and Kings agree on $163 million deal

Nov. 21, 2020 12:27 AM EST

On the first night of free agency, De'Aaron Fox was the first huge winner. Huge, as in $163 million — or even more. Fox and the Sacramento Kings agreed on a max deal Friday night, agent Chris Gaston said. It's a five-year pact that will pay Fox $163 million, and that figure could rise to nearly $200...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis shoots past Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler during the second half in Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Davis is the biggest name on the free agency board; he turned down his option for this season with the Lakers but isn’t expected to go anyplace else. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

NBA's offseason sprint continues with free agency starting

Nov. 19, 2020 11:07 PM EST

NBA free agency is usually a weeklong frenzy. Deals get struck, then teams and players must wait a few days before they can sign those contracts. And from there, a few more months often pass before the player goes to work with his new club. Not this year. What promises to be a chaotic free-agent window opens in...

76ers shake up roster, deal Horford, Richardson at draft

Nov. 19, 2020 1:40 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first draft night for the Philadelphia 76ers under new president Daryl Morey led to a major shakeup for an organization chasing its first NBA title since 1983. Morey undid last summer’s major moves when he traded Al Horford to Oklahoma City and Josh Richardson to the Dallas...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, Arizona guard Josh Green (0) dunks against Omaha in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game in Tucson, Ariz. The Dallas Mavericks drafted Arizona guard Josh Green with the 18th pick in the first round Wednesday night, Nov. 18, 2020 adding a backcourt mate for Luka Doncic  (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Mavs take Arizona guard, juggle backcourt in deal with 76ers

Nov. 19, 2020 1:13 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks juggled the mix of sidekicks for star point guard Luka Doncic on draft night — with their first-round pick and through a trade. The Mavericks took Arizona's Josh Green at No. 18 overall Wednesday night, adding a backcourt mate for Doncic as they continue to build...

FILE - Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio, left, drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls guard Coby White during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, in this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo. A person with knowledge of the situation says All-Star guard Chris Paul is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he'll play alongside one of the league's most dynamic young scorers in fellow All-Star Devin Booker. The Thunder are acquiring Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Jalen Lecque, Ty Jerome and a first-round pick that will be conveyed sometime between 2022 and 2025, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been finalized by the league. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

AP Sources: Ariza to Pistons, Horford to OKC, Rubio to Minn.

Nov. 18, 2020 9:46 PM EST

The Houston Rockets agreed to trade Trevor Ariza and the 16th pick in Wednesday night's NBA draft to the Detroit Pistons for a future first-round pick, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. Detroit already had the...

AP source: 76ers send Horford, future 1st-rounder to OKC

Nov. 18, 2020 6:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are moving on from Al Horford and will trade him and a protected future first-round pick to Oklahoma City in a major draft-night trade. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday the Sixers will receive Danny Green and...

Cheeks returns to hometown as assistant to Bulls' Donovan

Nov. 14, 2020 12:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Hall of Famer Maurice Cheeks is returning to his hometown to serve as an assistant under new coach Billy Donovan, the Chicago Bulls announced Saturday. Cheeks, who grew up on Chicago's South Side, was on Donovan’s staff in Oklahoma City the past five seasons. The Bulls hired Donovan...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020 file photo, Villanova head coach Jay Wright calls out to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against St. John's in New York.   The Villanova Wildcats are again the favorite to win the Big East and are No. 3 in The Associated Press' preseason 2020-21 college basketball poll.  Wright’s Wildcats received 11 first-place votes in the AP poll.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

No. 3 Villanova back again as team to beat in Big East

Nov. 13, 2020 12:00 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright apologized for running late for an interview because of a hiccup with one of his thrice-weekly COVID-19 tests. The Villanova coach’s mouth wasn’t nearly as mouth-watering as the roster he assembles each season to keep the Wildcats atop the Big East. “I...

FILE - This is a July 26, 2019, file photo showing Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey during an NBA basketball news conference in Houston. The Philadelphia 76ers officially named Daryl Morey president of basketball operations and extended the contract of general manager Elton Brand on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Morey stepped down as GM of the Houston Rockets earlier this month after blockbuster moves that failed to lead the franchise to the NBA Finals.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

New 76ers president Morey: Embiid, Simmons can work together

Nov. 2, 2020 5:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The question has followed the 76ers for three years, and for each game Joel Embiid fails to keep his conditioning issues under control and Ben Simmons keeps his 3-point shot tucked into his designer shorts, the franchise is no closer to an answer: Can Philly win a championship with both...