Latest National Basketball Association News

Josh Hart matures during summer league, wins MVP

Jul. 18, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Josh Hart wasn't around to see the conclusion of the summer league as he was ejected from the championship game after criticizing the officials. The Lakers fell short in the title game, losing to Portland 91-73 on Tuesday night. Hart earned league MVP honors for a stellar two-week...

Durant, US women's hockey win at Sports Humanitarian Awards

Jul. 18, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and the U.S. women's hockey team were honored Tuesday night at the Sports Humanitarian Awards. Durant won the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, the U.S. women won the team award, and the WWE won the League Leadership Award at the fourth...

Lakers' Ball has surgery on left knee, to be ready by camp

Jul. 17, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The team said the procedure on Tuesday was successful and Ball is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp in September. Ball averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2...

Warriors coach Steve Kerr receives contract extension

Jul. 17, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has received a contract extension following the franchise's repeat championship and third title in four years during his tenure. Kerr and general manager Bob Myers, who are close friends and colleagues, said when the season ended that something...

Pelicans sign Bluiett to 2-way contract

Jul. 17, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Trevon Bluiett to a two-way contract after the rookie guard averaged 18.3 points in four NBA Summer League games. The contract, announced by the club on Tuesday, means Bluiett will spend most of the season in the developmental G League, but can be...

Grizzlies acquire Temple; McLemore returns to Sacramento

Jul. 17, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Garrett Temple from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for guard Ben McLemore, center Deyonta Davis, a future second-round pick and cash considerations. Temple, 32, scored a career-high 8.4 points per game and shot 39.2 percent from 3-point...

Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games

Jul. 17, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here's a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilizing a mobile app, decides to gamble that James will get those assists and rebounds in the final 12 minutes. The wager then gets made...

Lakers, Trail Blazers to meet for Summer League title again

Jul. 17, 2018 1:48 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wash. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers will meet in the NBA Summer League championship for a second straight season. Last year Kyle Kuzma dropped a game-high 30 points to lead the Lakers to a 110-98 victory over Portland. This year it'll be...

Ref University: NBA spending summer seeking new officials

Jul. 16, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's a half-hour after their game ended and the night is just beginning for referees Ashley Gilpin, Natalie Sago and SirAllen Conner. They've showered, they've changed clothes, but dinner and the bright lights of Las Vegas will have to wait. A long classroom session is up first. They walk...

Free agency turning into bargain hunting for NBA clubs

Jul. 16, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

Even after roughly $1.5 billion in new contracts were hammered out during the first two weeks of free agency, there is still plenty of shopping for NBA teams to do over the coming weeks. Most of it will be for bargains. The biggest deals of NBA summer — like Chris Paul, Paul George and LeBron James getting...