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NBA mock draft: Frenchman Alexandre Sarr to go No. 1, more big men to follow

Jun. 19, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

French 7-footer Alexandre Sarr has widely been projected to follow the footsteps of fellow countryman Victor Wembanyama as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. But Sarr isn't the only big man expected to have his name called. Though the June 26 draft isn't loaded with...

Pascal Siakam, Pacers agree on $189M, four-year contract that can be signed in July, AP source says

Jun. 19, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

Pascal Siakam intends to sign a four-year, $189.5 million contract to remain with the Indiana Pacers when the NBA's offseason moratorium is lifted in early July, a person with knowledge of the talks between the sides told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke to the AP...

Detroit Pistons fire coach Monty Williams after one season that ended with NBA's worst record

Jun. 19, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

The Detroit Pistons fired coach Monty Williams on Wednesday after just one season that ended with an NBA-worst 14-68 record. “Decisions like these are difficult to make, and I want to thank Monty for his hard work and dedication,” Pistons owner Tom Gores said in a statement....

Detroit Pistons fire coach Monty Williams after one season, AP source says

Jun. 19, 2024 10:34 AM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons fire coach Monty Williams after one season, AP source says.

For Dominicans, Celtics star Al Horford is a national treasure after NBA championship victory

Jun. 18, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Al Horford is being celebrated in the Dominican Republic after the Boston Celtics center became the first player from the country to win an NBA title on Monday. Horford — whose full name is Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso — has been congratulated by...

Celtics have short to-do list as they look to become 1st repeat NBA champion since 2018

Jun. 18, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It took more than a decade, savvy front office and draft moves, and some free agency luck for the Celtics to ultimately build the roster that brought an end to their 16-year championship drought. But with NBA Finals MVP Jaylen Brown already locked up long-term and...

Kyrie Irving sounds ready to keep chasing titles in Dallas after NBA Finals loss to Boston

Jun. 18, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving is a year away from having the option to leave the Dallas Mavericks, and at that point would be closing in on his longest stint anywhere since asking out of Cleveland, where he was drafted, in 2017. Yet the mercurial guard sounded as if Dallas could be...

Analysis: It takes time to win, and that's a lesson Luka Doncic is learning

Jun. 18, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

Michael Jordan needed seven seasons to win his first title. LeBron James needed nine seasons and two futile trips to the NBA Finals before he became a champion. Shaquille O’Neal got swept in his first finals. And the newly crowned champion Boston Celtics lost the finals in 2022 and lost in the...

It's already next season in the NBA, where the offseason is almost nonexistent

Jun. 18, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

In the NBA, it’s already next season. The offseason, technically, might have lasted for only about an hour. The Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals on Monday night, and when the clock rolled over to Tuesday morning, teams — in many cases — could start talking to their own free...

Celtics win 18th NBA championship with 106-88 Game 5 victory over Dallas Mavericks

Jun. 18, 2024 08:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum put his hands behind his head, with TD Garden fans standing on their feet cheering around him, and took it all in. Walking to the bench, he wrapped both arms around Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla. The journey was complete. The...