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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) drives to the basket Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Harrell says he decided to move from the Clippers to the crosstown rival Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent partly because the champion Lakers pursued him much more aggressively. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Montrezl Harrell: Lakers wanted me more than Clippers did

Nov. 23, 2020 6:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Montrezl Harrell did not make the trip lightly when he moved down the Staples Center hallway last weekend to join the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA's reigning Sixth Man of the Year realizes the gravity of his decision to leave the Los Angeles Clippers after three seasons — and to...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox drives during the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Sacramento, Calif. Fox agreed to a five-year, $163 million contract with the Kings on Friday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Free agency opens: Fox and Kings agree on $163 million deal

Nov. 21, 2020 12:27 AM EST

On the first night of free agency, De'Aaron Fox was the first huge winner. Huge, as in $163 million — or even more. Fox and the Sacramento Kings agreed on a max deal Friday night, agent Chris Gaston said. It's a five-year pact that will pay Fox $163 million, and that figure could rise to nearly $200...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Detroit Pistons' Luke Kennard (5) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Darius Garland (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. The Los Angeles Clippers acquired  Kennard from Detroit as part of a three-way deal with the Pistons and Brooklyn on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Clippers bolster supporting cast around Leonard, George

Nov. 19, 2020 10:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers acquired guard Luke Kennard from Detroit, and sent guards Landry Shamet to Brooklyn and Rodney McGruder to Detroit as they attempt to improve the supporting cast around Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. In addition to Kennard, the Clippers received center Justin...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, New York Knicks' Elfrid Payton dribbles the ball during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. The Knicks on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, have waived veterans Elfrid Payton, Taj Gibson and Wayne Ellington and declined their team option on Bobby Portis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Knicks waive group of veterans ahead of NBA free agency

Nov. 19, 2020 2:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks waived veterans Elfrid Payton, Taj Gibson and Wayne Ellington and declined their team option on Bobby Portis on Thursday, just a year after signing them in free agency. The Knicks signed all the veterans as part of a seven-player class in the summer of 2019. They enter...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Detroit Pistons' Luke Kennard (5) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Darius Garland (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. The Los Angeles Clippers acquired  Kennard from Detroit as part of a three-way deal with the Pistons and Brooklyn on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Clippers get Kennard from Detroit as part of draft deals

Nov. 19, 2020 12:53 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers were busy dealing well before their 57th pick in the NBA draft on Wednesday night. They acquired guard Luke Kennard from Detroit as part of a three-way deal with the Pistons and Brooklyn. The Nets traded the 19th pick to the Clippers for guard Landry Shamet. The...

FILE - In this April 22, 2017, file photo, Cholet's Killian Hayes, left, drives against an unidentified Chalon-sur-Saone player during the French Cup under-17 final in Paris on April 22, 2017. Hayes was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo, Fil)

Pistons draft Hayes as first of trio of first-round picks

Nov. 19, 2020 12:21 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — If there were any doubt that new general manager Troy Weaver would be willing to shake up the Detroit Pistons, it's obvious now. Detroit agreed to trade guard Luke Kennard to the Los Angeles Clippers in a deal that brought the No. 19 pick in Wednesday night's NBA draft to the Pistons,...

Nets end up with Shamet after 3-team, NBA draft-night deal

Nov. 18, 2020 10:36 PM EST

The Brooklyn Nets traded the 19th pick in the NBA draft to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Landry Shamet in a three-team trade Wednesday night with the Detroit Pistons. Brooklyn selected Saddiq Bey for the Clippers, who sent Shamet to the Nets. Los Angeles flipped Bey, who played at Villanova, to Detroit for...

Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Porzingis will miss the start of the season as the Mavericks star continues recovery from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Director of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said in a radio interview Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, the club was being cautious with Luka Doncic's European sidekick, who missed more than a season because of another knee injury.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Mavs' Porzingis to miss start of season after knee surgery

Nov. 18, 2020 10:54 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis will miss the start of the season as the Dallas Mavericks star continues recovery from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson told Dallas radion station 105.3 The Fan on Monday the club was being cautious with...

Tyronn Lue finalizes his Clippers staff for upcoming season

Nov. 16, 2020 3:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Los Angeles Clippers coach Tyronn Lue has finalized his staff for the upcoming NBA season. Dan Craig was hired as associate head coach, along with assistants Kenny Atkinson, Chauncey Billups, Larry Drew and Roy Rogers. Assistants Jeremy Castleberry and Brendan O’Connor are...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Tyronn Lue has agreed in principle to become the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Final terms were still being worked on, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, because no contract had been signed. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

AP Interview: Lue wants to follow Rivers as voice for change

Oct. 22, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Tyronn Lue is ready to follow in Doc Rivers’ footsteps. That has nothing to do with coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. He wants to be a voice for change. Rivers has been one of Lue’s most trusted mentors for years, and his teaching point in these times has been clear. Rivers isn’t going to...