Latest Paul George News

Draft, free agency ... and lots of questions await the NBA

Jun. 14, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to open next week's draft by announcing that Zion Williamson is the No. 1 overall selection headed to New Orleans. And four months after that, Silver will be in Toronto on opening night to help the Raptors hand out championship rings and watch...

Thunder's Paul George has shoulder procedure

Jun. 11, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder All-Star Paul George has had a procedure to repair a small labrum tear in his left shoulder. A Thunder spokesman made the announcement on Tuesday. George had surgery to repair a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder about a month ago. It was announced at that time that he...

Giannis: Bucks 'successful' despite falling short of goal

May. 27, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo said on Monday that he hadn't slept in the two days since the Milwaukee Bucks' season came to an end. But the NBA MVP finalist said his team still had a successful season despite falling short of its goal of winning the second NBA championship in franchise history....

Giannis, George finalists for NBA MVP and defensive award

May. 17, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George have a chance to be both the NBA's MVP and its Defensive Player of the Year. Reigning MVP James Harden is the other finalist for the league's top award. The NBA announced three finalists for six individual award categories Friday, based on voting...

Thunder's Paul George, Russell Westbrook have surgeries

May. 7, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook each underwent surgery on Tuesday. George had surgery for a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder and his status will be evaluated before the start of the 2019-20 season. George also will have surgery on a small labrum tear in...

Buddy system: Bond between Jokic, Murray showing on court

Apr. 30, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic got right to the point on his flourishing chemistry with teammate Jamal Murray . After all, he believes it's something to write home about. "We are playing really good together," the versatile Denver Nuggets big man said . "He's a great basketball player, a great competitive guy...

Thunder plan to keep Donovan despite playoff struggles

Apr. 29, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder plan to keep coach Billy Donovan for a fifth year. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Monday that he doesn't expect to switch coaches, despite Oklahoma City's third consecutive first-round playoff exit. Presti does expect Russell Westbrook to change,...

OKC's Westbrook defiant after another first-round exit

Apr. 25, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After a drama-filled and disappointing season for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook remains as defiant as ever. The All-Star point guard averaged a triple-double for the third straight season and nearly averaged one in the playoffs. But Portland bounced the Thunder in five...

Once again, Lillard Time moves Blazers along in the playoffs

Apr. 24, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If Damian Lillard's series-clinching walkoff 3-pointer against the Thunder looked vaguely familiar, it's because he's done it before. His buzzer-beating 3 sent Houston packing back in 2014. It may have been from a different spot and against a different team, but it was the same...

Lillard has 50 and Blazers oust Thunder in 5 games

Apr. 24, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench. "That was the last word," he afterward. "That was having the last word." Lillard finished with a franchise playoff-record 50 points and Portland...