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Celtics’ Williams out 8-12 weeks after latest knee surgery

Sep. 23, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics center Robert Williams III is expected to miss at least two months after undergoing surgery Friday on the left knee that caused him to miss time during Boston's NBA Finals run last season. The team said the arthroscopic procedure to remove loose bodies and...

Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season

Sep. 22, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have suspended Ime Udoka for a full year, banning the coach who led them to the NBA Finals last spring for the entire 2022-23 season over what two people with knowledge of the matter said was an improper relationship with a member of the organization. ...

Clippers say Kawhi Leonard is cleared for 5-on-5 play

Sep. 22, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

Kawhi Leonard has been cleared for 5-on-5 basketball again, more than a year since his last NBA game. Los Angeles Clippers President Lawrence Frank said Thursday that the team will proceed with some caution with Leonard, the two-time NBA Finals MVP and five-time All-Star who tore the...

Ginobili and his Eurostep reach Basketball Hall of Fame

Sep. 08, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

The first clue that, no, Manu Ginobili did not invent the Eurostep should come from the move’s name. Ginobili isn’t from Europe. He’s from South America. And it’s not called the South Ameristep. Perhaps it should be. The long, lateral move — step one way to get a defender...

Steph Curry aims to inspire with 'I Have a Superpower' book

Sep. 06, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On nearly every basketball court around the world —from NBA arenas to elementary school gyms — you’ll see players of all sizes regularly attempting long 3-point shots. There’s one man largely credited with transforming basketball from a must-see above the rim game to box...

For McCaw, Cole, AmeriCup may provide a road back to NBA

Aug. 31, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick McCaw has three NBA championship rings from the start of his career with Golden State and Toronto. Norris Cole was part of two title-winning teams in Miami. And right now, both have the same plan: Take the USA’s call, while awaiting the NBA’s call. ...

Udonis Haslem says he's coming back for 20th year with Heat

Aug. 21, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Kobe Bryant. Dirk Nowitzki. And now, Udonis Haslem. Miami’s captain is returning to the Heat for a 20th season, he announced Sunday. It’s a one-year deal worth $2.9 million; Miami extended the offer nearly two months ago, then waited for Haslem to decide between...

McCaw, Cole, Meeks among USA Basketball AmeriCup invitees

Aug. 18, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

NBA champions Patrick McCaw, Norris Cole and Jodie Meeks are among the 15 players who have been invited by USA Basketball to training camp for the FIBA AmeriCup tournament. The camp starts Tuesday in Las Vegas. The AmeriCup, the FIBA Americas region championship tournament that was...

LeBron James inks 2-year, $97.1 million deal with Lakers

Aug. 18, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent announced Wednesday. Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul said the league-maximum deal makes James the highest-paid player in NBA...

NBA schedule has less miles, and LeBron chasing more history

Aug. 17, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

By mid-January, LeBron James could be the NBA’s scoring king. The NBA schedule was released Wednesday, all 1,230 games that are set between Oct. 18 and April 9 taking place in four countries with Mexico and France playing host to regular-season contests along with the U.S. and...