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What to watch in the NBA, as training camps are set to open

Sep. 28, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

The first practices of the season in the NBA are here, with teams set to hit the floor on Tuesday to formally begin getting ready for the 2021-22 campaign. A six-pack of things to watch as things get started: THE CHAMPS Milwaukee...

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...

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...

Suns return to camp after Finals loss, embrace new journey

Sep. 27, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams said he threw a bit of a two-week pity party after losing the NBA Finals in July, retreating to his property in Texas, working in the yard, feeding the deer, fishing in his pond and cutting the grass. Then he had an...

Suns' Booker will miss start of camp due to health protocols

Sep. 26, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will miss the start of training camp after being placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols. The Suns said Sunday that the two-time All-Star won't participate in Monday's media day. The team said it would have no...

Manu Ginobili back with Spurs, hired as a special adviser

Sep. 24, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili is back with the San Antonio Spurs, with the club announcing his hiring Friday as a special adviser to basketball operations. Ginobili spent the entirety of his 16-year NBA career with the Spurs, helping them win four championships. The...

Shoes, fashion and grit mark P.J. Tucker's journey to Heat

Sep. 24, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — To realize how challenging it was for P.J. Tucker to begin getting settled at a new home in Miami, consider all the places in this country where he stores his collection of sneakers. Many thousands of pairs, some worn, most not, all cherished. He has so...

What will the 76ers do with Simmons? Philly guard wants out

Sep. 23, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The rift between the Philadelphia 76ers and their star guard was shattered beyond repair. There was no turning back, the deal was done — Allen Iverson was traded to the Detroit Pistons. Team president Pat Croce had tried mending the relationship...

AP source: Simmons won't report to 76ers' training camp

Sep. 22, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers. Simmons will not report to Philadelphia 76ers' training camp next week and prefers to continue his NBA career with another team, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s...

Pierce, Bosh, and Russell (again) inducted into hoops Hall

Sep. 11, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

Nine teams passed on Paul Pierce in the 1998 NBA draft, and if you think he doesn’t remember each and every one of them, then you don’t know Paul Pierce. The newly inducted basketball Hall of Famer called out by name — in order — the teams with the first nine...