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South Sudan nearly beat the US in an Olympic tuneup. Here's how it happened

Jul. 20, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

Takeaways from the U.S. Olympic team's 101-100 win over South Sudan in an exhibition game Saturday in London: At 39, 40 in a row LeBron James' layup with 8 seconds left was the game-winner, and the win marked the 40th consecutive time that the Americans have won an...

Hawks sign wing Vit Krejci to 4-year deal after showing promise on 2-way contract

Jul. 12, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks general manager Landry Fields took another step in reshaping the team's roster by signing wing Vit Krejci to a $10.2 million, four-year contract. The deal with Krejci, who started in 14 of his 22 games with Atlanta on a two-way contract last season, was...

Hawks GM Landry Fields braces for more tough decisions after trading Dejounte Murray to Pelicans

Jul. 10, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — No matter how difficult it was to conclude that trading Dejounte Murray was necessary, Atlanta Hawks general manager Landry Fields knows he faces more challenges this offseason. The NBA draft brought Atlanta two players, including No. 1 overall pick Zaccharie...

Hawks complete deal to send Dejounte Murray to Pelicans for package including 2 first-round picks

Jul. 06, 2024 21:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks completed a trade Saturday that sends high-scoring guard Dejounte Murray to the New Orleans Pelicans for a package of two first-round draft picks and three veterans. The trade announced by the Hawks sends guard Dyson Daniels, forward-center Larry...

Buddy Hield is traded to the Warriors from the 76ers, AP source says, as busy offseason continues

Jul. 04, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Buddy Hield played in 632 regular-season games and established himself as one of the top 3-point shooters in the NBA before he finally played a postseason game. He can thank the Philadelphia 76ers for ending his dubious distinction of most NBA games without a playoff...

Pistons and coach J.B. Bickerstaff agree on 4-year contract with team option for 5th, AP source says

Jun. 30, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have agreed to a four-year contract with coach J.B. Bickerstaff with a team option for a fifth season, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke the AP on condition of anonymity because the...

Hawks finalizing talks to trade high-scoring guard Dejounte Murray to Pelicans, AP sources say

Jun. 28, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are finalizing talks to trade high-scoring Dejounte Murray to the New Orleans Pelicans for a package expected to include two first-round draft picks, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. The people spoke to The Associated Press on...

Kenny Atkinson signs 5-year contract to coach Cavaliers, who made change after playoff appearance

Jun. 28, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kenny Atkinson's first stint as an NBA head coach ended with a sudden, strange separation in Brooklyn. He's hoping for a longer-lasting relationship in Cleveland. The Cavaliers finalized a five-year contract on Friday with Atkinson, who spent the...

Trio of former G League Ignite teammates heading to NBA's Central Division

Jun. 27, 2024 19:30 PM EDT

Former G League Ignite teammates Ron Holland, Matas Buzelis and Tyler Smith will begin their NBA careers as Central Division rivals while the program that developed them disappears. The Detroit Pistons selected Holland with the fifth overall pick in the NBA draft on Wednesday night....

T-wolves jump in for Dillingham and draft exonerated Shannon, after Blazers go big with Clingan

Jun. 27, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

The Minnesota Timberwolves were committed to keeping their core together, coming off a trip to the Western Conference finals and in no position to enhance the roster through free agency or trades. They got that done in the NBA draft Wednesday night, jumping in to get Kentucky guard...