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Luring defenders into fouls won't be easy in NBA this year

Sep. 21, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

There was a play early last season that generated much attention around the NBA. Atlanta’s Trae Young used his speed to dribble past Brooklyn’s Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot. And as Luwawu-Cabarrot tried to catch up, Young slammed on the brakes. Collision. Whistle. ...

Nets don't expect issues meeting New York vaccine mandates

Sep. 21, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks said Tuesday he doesn't anticipate any Nets being unable to play because of vaccination rules when the NBA season begins next month. Marks said the entire roster wouldn't currently be eligible to play in New York, but...

Griffin re-signs with Nets after reviving career in Brooklyn

Aug. 09, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed veteran big man Blake Griffin, who revived his career as part of the supporting cast for Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. Brooklyn announced the signing on Monday without disclosing contract terms. ...

Rubio's trade to Cavs official as he drops 38 in loss to US

Aug. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ricky Rubio's Olympics ended on the same day his time with the Cavaliers began. The veteran point guard was acquired in a trade with Minnesota that was finalized on Tuesday, filling one of the Cavs' biggest needs. Cleveland sent...

AP source: Allen, Cavs agree to $100 million, 5-year deal

Aug. 02, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jarrett Allen is staying as the Cavaliers' main man in the middle. One of the NBA's most promising young centers, Allen agreed to a $100 million, five-year contract to remain with Cleveland on Monday as free agency opened, a person familiar with the...

Durant sets record, example for US Olympic men's hoops team

Jul. 31, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Kevin Durant had been just ordinary so far in these Olympics. That's probably not good enough for gold. Not on this U.S. men's basketball team, an unproven and for now still unspectacular group. ...

Houston Rockets take Green with No. 2 pick in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston general manager Rafael Stone wouldn't even hazard a guess of how good of an NBA player Jalen Green will be. He is, however, certain that he'll give everything he has to reach his full potential. “Clearly we think he can be...

Nets pick Thomas, acquire rights to Sharpe late in 1st round

Jul. 30, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets took LSU's Cameron Thomas on Thursday night with the No. 27 pick in the NBA draft, adding the SEC's leading scorer to their high-powered roster. “You can never have too much scoring,” Thomas said. The Nets then...

Cunningham headlines list of top prospects in NBA draft

Jul. 28, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

Cade Cunningham spent years honing his game for a shot at becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft. The Oklahoma State one-and-done star could accomplish that goal Thursday night as the headliner of a class that includes scorers, playmakers and potentially elite...

After fall, Lillard, Adebayo try to help US get up again

Jul. 27, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Damian Lillard was nearly flat on his back, trying to save a possession the U.S. couldn't afford to lose. He not only couldn't recover the ball after slipping but made matters even worse when he extended his leg and inadvertently tripped up...