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Bronny James finishes with 2 points, Lakers lose to Celtics 88-74 at Summer League

Jul. 16, 2024 00:37 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bronny James struggled from the field again Monday, finishing 1 for 5 in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 88-74 loss to the Boston Celtics at NBA Summer League. James played 25 minutes, finishing with two points, three rebounds and one assist. He was 0 for 3 from 3-point...

Clippers say they wanted Kawhi Leonard on US basketball team for Paris Olympics

Jul. 15, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers had no problem with Kawhi Leonard playing for the U.S. in the Paris Olympics this summer and wanted him to remain on the team, general manager Lawrence Frank said Monday. USA Basketball removed Leonard — whose NBA season was disrupted at...

Nuggets rookie DaRon Holmes II undergoes surgery to repair right Achilles tendon

Jul. 15, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver rookie DaRon Holmes II underwent surgery to repair his right Achilles tendon after suffering the injury in the Nuggets' NBA Summer League opener. The Nuggets announced Monday that Holmes' surgery was performed by Dr. Kenneth Hunt at UCHealth Steadman Hawkins...

How reggaeton stars are driving a basketball boom in Puerto Rico

Jul. 14, 2024 01:53 AM EDT

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Vianca Braña never used to attend basketball games in her hometown of Carolina, Puerto Rico — or anywhere else in the United States territory. But in recent years, the 23-year-old has left the arena with a hoarse voice, often wearing a T-shirt that reads...

Reports: Denver Nuggets 1st-round pick DaRon Holmes II tears Achilles in NBA Summer League opener

Jul. 13, 2024 02:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Denver first-round pick DaRon Holmes II is expected to miss the season after tearing his right Achilles on Friday night in the Nuggets' NBA Summer League opener, The Athletic and multiple other media outlets reported. Traded to Denver after being selected No. 22...

Bronny James scores 8 points in his Vegas debut, as Lakers fall to Rockets in Summer League play

Jul. 12, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bronny James has gotten the message from his father and his coach: His transition to the Los Angeles Lakers is going to take some time and a lot of work. And Friday only further proved what they've been saying. James, the No. 55 overall pick in last...

NBA releases pools for this season's NBA Cup in-season tournament

Jul. 12, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Myles Turner thinks part of the reason the Indiana Pacers became a team capable of making a deep playoff run this past season was because of the in-season tournament. And he can't wait for Round 2. Group play pools for the second edition of...

76ers agree to 2-year, $16 million deal with forward KJ Martin, AP source says

Jul. 12, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are keeping at least one player acquired in the James Harden deal, coming to an agreement on a two-year, $16-million contract with forward K.J. Martin. a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday. Martin was...

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...

Jalen Brunson agrees to a four-year, $156.5 million extension with Knicks, AP source says

Jul. 12, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jalen Brunson quickly agreed to extend his stay with a New York Knicks team that has been on the rise since his arrival. Brunson signed a four-year contract extension with the Knicks on Friday that a person with knowledge of the details said was worth about $156.5...