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Nuggets sign GM Calvin Booth to multiyear extension

Oct. 02, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets agreed to a multiyear contract extension with general manager Calvin Booth on Sunday. Booth, 46, is in his sixth season with the franchise. He started in 2017 as an assistant general manager before being promoted to GM in 2020. ...

Wiseman stars as Warriors, Wizards open preseason in Tokyo

Oct. 01, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — James Wiseman, who missed all of last season while rehabilitating after a knee injury, scored 20 points Friday as the defending champion Golden State Warriors defeated the Washington Wizards 96-87 to open the NBA preseason. Wiseman played 24 minutes, connecting on...

Harden knows he's no longer the man in Philadelphia

Sep. 30, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — James Harden and Joel Embiid are beefing over who has been the most unbeatable Sixer during 1-on-1 competition at training camp. The smack talk escalated this week after a recent practice, each one badgering the other over who really is the alpha dog in Philly. ...

Warriors-Wizards games in Japan to woo NBA fans, sponsors

Sep. 29, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Before Stephen Curry makes a single 3-pointer, before Rui Hachimura gets his first ovation from Japanese fans who came to cheer one of their own, the NBA Japan Games are already a huge win in one regard. The money. Big money is riding on — and getting...

Maxey turns into star guard 76ers need to chase championship

Sep. 28, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Doc Rivers was not expecting guests one day this summer when members of his staff turned up uninvited at his house with a direct demand of the Philadelphia 76ers coach: Tyrese Maxey needed an intervention. It was true. Maxey needed help...

Chirpy, chippy Tucker brings missing toughness to 76ers

Sep. 27, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joel Embiid slung a towel over his shoulder and ditched his sneakers somewhere on the McAlister Field House court as he walked toward an ice tub. He stripped his socks, sunk his size-17 feet into the frosty water and started shooting the breeze with P.J. Tucker. ...

NBA camps open; some go abroad, Spurs plan a trip to Uvalde

Sep. 27, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs know they cannot erase the pain that the residents of Uvalde, Texas have felt since May 24. They can, however, continue reminding the city of 16,000 people that they’re not forgotten. The Spurs are planning what they’re...

NBA unveils No. 6 patch to honor Bill Russell across league

Sep. 26, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — As the longest-tenured player on the Celtics, Marcus Smart has been in Boston long enough to appreciate what Bill Russell meant to the team, the city and the country. “We’ve heard things like ‘pioneer,’ ‘trailblazer,’” Smart said Monday while...

Mazzulla says Celtics need time to heal in wake of Udoka ban

Sep. 26, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — The Celtics were supposed to enter the preseason as one of the favorites to emerge from the Eastern Conference on the heels of their surprise run to the NBA Finals under rookie head coach Ime Udoka. That was before Udoka was suspended for the upcoming season...

For Zion, Kawhi, Murray and more, the wait is finally over

Sep. 26, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

Kawhi Leonard was in the Los Angeles Clippers’ facility on Monday. That wasn’t exactly a surprise development. The news was his attire. He was wearing a basketball uniform. Finally. Welcome back, Kawhi. You too, Denver’s Jamal Murray, Brooklyn’s Ben Simmons,...