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AP source: Cavs getting Markkanen from Bulls in 3-way trade

Aug. 27, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lauri Markkanen was in search of a new team. The Cavaliers needed to add another outside shooter. They found each other. The Cavaliers have agreed to acquire Markkanen, a restricted free agent forward from Chicago, in a three-way...

Hammon hopes it becomes normal for women to get NBA jobs

Aug. 11, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Becky Hammon can't wait for the time when it's normal for women to interview for head coaching positions in the NBA and their gender isn't the story. “It’s huge and important. It’s something that can’t be (checking) the box,” the Spurs...

Brooklyn Nets sign veteran Australian guard Patty Mills

Aug. 10, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have signed veteran Australian guard Patty Mills. The NBA team did not disclose terms of the deal for the free agent, who has appeared in 739 career games across 12 NBA seasons with the San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers. He...

Blazers acquire rights to Texas forward Greg Brown

Jul. 30, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers acquired the rights to Greg Brown, the No. 43 pick in the NBA draft, in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announced that the Blazers sent a future second-round pick...

Lillard wants Blazers to step up pursuit of championship

Jul. 16, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

Damian Lillard said Friday he has not requested a trade but wants the Portland Trail Blazers to be more urgent in their pursuit of a championship. The All-Star guard added that he expects to be with the Blazers next season, but made clear that he feels it needs to be with...

Blazers introduce Billups, 'stand by' hire amid criticism

Jun. 29, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers went into damage-control mode while introducing Chauncey Billups as their new coach Tuesday, amid questions about how they selected him over more experienced candidates and how sexual assault allegations were lodged against him nearly a...

Billups gets first chance as head coach with Trail Blazers

Jun. 28, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Chauncey Billups as their new coach. Billups, a five-time NBA All-Star over a 17-year playing career, has never been a head coach. He has served as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers for the past...