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Porter agrees to 5-year deal with Nuggets, worth up to $207M

Sep. 27, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Sharpshooting forward Michael Porter Jr. has agreed to a five-year maximum extension with the Denver Nuggets that could be worth up to $207 million. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Monday. ESPN first reported the...

Amid latest shakeup, T-wolves seek stability with new owners

Sep. 27, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The joke Karl-Anthony Towns made last week was the ultimate jinx, casually noting what had been a rare absence of turnover and tumult for the Timberwolves to that point. “I was like, ‘Man, it’s been a real quiet offseason for Minnesota. It's...

Jazz hungry to show they can contend for title

Sep. 27, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After posting the best regular-season record a year ago, the Utah Jazz are hungry to show they can take another step and contend for an NBA title. It won’t be a simple task for Utah. The Jazz have evolved from an underdog into a team no opponent...

Bucks' Antetokounmpo feeling fine but monitoring his knee

Sep. 27, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo says he feels fine as he prepares for the Milwaukee Bucks’ title defense but will be careful with the left knee that he hyperextended during the championship run. Antetokounmpo missed the final two games of the Eastern Conference...

Wiggins says he will stick to beliefs regarding vaccine

Sep. 27, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins is sticking to his beliefs when it comes to staying unvaccinated for COVID-19, even though that decision could soon cost him playing in home games. Wiggins faces the possibility of not being allowed into...

Woodson wants to lead Hoosiers basketball back to pinnacle

Sep. 27, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis made up his mind about Mike Woodson after one, 10-minute meeting. He wanted to play for Indiana's new coach. Race Thompson and two other players who thought about leaving the program needed a little more...

Lillard has faith Blazers will be better this season

Sep. 27, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

If this summer taught Damian Lillard anything, it’s that he's dedicated. The Trail Blazers guard married his longtime girlfriend and the mother of this three kids, played in the Olympics despite withdrawing his name from consideration from the national team a few years...

While Kawhi, Klay wait, Zion wants to be back opening night

Sep. 27, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson know it will be a while before they can get back onto the court. Zion Williamson wants to do it on opening night. The New Orleans forward had offseason surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot but said he has...

Lowry begins anew in Miami, ready for 1st practice with Heat

Sep. 27, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry posed for pictures with new Miami Heat teammates Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler. He chatted up some new teammates for the first time. And he struggled a bit trying to remember the names of various people he was meeting, a task that proved challenging since most were...

Udoka misses Celtics media day, to be ready for camp

Sep. 27, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Ime Udoka will have to wait one more day to get together with his new team. The Boston Celtics head coach tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19 this month and was in his last day of isolation when the team convened for media day on...