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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving reacts after he was injured during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nets' Kyrie Irving to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Feb. 20, 2020 9:49 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyrie Irving tried to keep playing through pain, a cortisone shot no longer providing enough relief. Eventually, he and the Brooklyn Nets decided it's best to get his right shoulder taken care of now and get healthy for next season — when Irving and Kevin Durant can finally play...

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

For NBA players, a little rest now before a hectic finish

Feb. 17, 2020 10:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — And now, they rest. Until Thursday, anyway. That’s when the NBA comes back for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere between 25 and 29 games left to play before the 16-team field for the playoffs is filled and set. The...

LeBron James among 44 US Olympic basketball team finalists

Feb. 11, 2020 2:30 AM EST

LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping the U.S....

New Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball player D'Angelo Russell, center, holds his new jersey between President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas, left, and head coach Ryan Saunders during his introduction to the media, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Minneapolis, following a trade that sent Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins to the Golden State Warriors. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Warriors GM Myers makes tough call to trade away roster

Feb. 7, 2020 8:17 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In Brooklyn a couple of days back, Bob Myers realized something he has rarely seen as Golden State's general manager or even dating to his days as a busy sports agent: Nobody wanted to be traded from the NBA's worst team. “That's unprecedented,” Myers said Friday after...

Golden State Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell (0) drives next to Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Nets crush Warriors 129-88 in Russell's return to Brooklyn

Feb. 5, 2020 11:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks are respected veterans on a gutted Golden State team, guys who helped them look like the Warriors of old recently. And when word came that they were likely getting traded, the rest of the roster couldn't summon much spirit to play without them. The Nets...

FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, New York Knicks' general manager Scott Perry, right, and president Steve Mills listen during an NBA basketball news conference in Tarrytown, N.Y. The Knicks fired Mills on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Perry will take over control of the basketball operations, according to the person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Knicks fire Steve Mills, begin search for new president

Feb. 4, 2020 5:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks made a big move before the trade deadline — by getting rid of the guy who would have been making their deals. They fired President Steve Mills on Tuesday, shaking up the front office at a most unusual time. General manager Scott Perry will take over control of the...

Golden State Warriors' D'Angelo Russell (0) passes as Cleveland Cavaliers' Darius Garland (10) watches in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Eyes on Russell, Iguodala, more as NBA trade deadline nears

Feb. 4, 2020 2:34 AM EST

It is the time of year when every injury report causes eyebrows to raise. D'Angelo Russell, not in Golden State’s lineup at Washington on Monday? Hmmm. Tristan Thompson, scratched by the Cleveland Cavaliers for their game against New York the same night? Interesting. That’s because it’s the...

Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Chicago Bulls' Luke Kornet and Chandler Hutchison (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Irving scores season-high 54, Nets beat Bulls 133-118

Jan. 31, 2020 11:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving is attempting to process the death of Kobe Bryant by reflecting on the lessons his friend taught him. He put them to good use Friday and scored a season-high 54 points, making all 10 shots in the first half and 19 of 23 for the game, to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 133-118...

New York Knicks head coach Mike Miller, center, argues with NBA official Justin Van Duyne as New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris Sr. reacts to a call in the closing minutes of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Charlotte won 97-92. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

A year after Porzingis deal, things remain bleak for Knicks

Jan. 31, 2020 4:29 PM EST

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Marcus Morris talked tough in the preseason, when the New York Knicks made their annual boasts that things were going to be different. He spoke softly Friday, apologizing for his misplaced machismo on another night the Knicks embarrassed themselves on the court and in the locker...

Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) goes to the basket as Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) and guard Marcus Smart (36) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami. Adebayo was called for an offensive foul on the play. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Paul, Lowry among the All-Star reserves, with 6 first-timers

Jan. 30, 2020 9:37 PM EST

The All-Star Game is going to have plenty of new faces. The NBA released the list of the players Thursday voted by the league’s head coaches as reserves for the Feb. 16 game in Chicago, including six who will be All-Stars for the first time. Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors is headed back to...