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Salary cap-related trades overshadow 2nd day of NHL draft

Jun. 22, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey. Forward...

Larry looks back: Bird on Magic, free agency and shooting 3s

Jun. 22, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

Larry Bird's place in NBA history stretches from the record book to the rule book. A Hall of Fame player later became a successful coach and team executive. Along the way, he watched free agency transform from something rarely discussed to practically a year-round conversation — with his own name one of...

The draft is over, and now on the clock: Free agency

Jun. 21, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

Now on the clock: Chaos. The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear. A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans' Zion Williamson, Memphis' Ja Morant and New York's R.J. Barrett were chosen first, second and third in moves that were widely expected for weeks — is now...

Nets trade 1st-round pick, pointing toward free-agent spree

Jun. 21, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets made another move pointing toward a possible free-agent spending spree, trading first-round draft pick Mfiondu Kabengele of Florida State to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. The Nets received UCLA point guard Jaylen Hands, taken in the second round, 56th...

Celtics draft young scorers as they trudge into free agency

Jun. 21, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics continued to amass more young talent via the NBA draft as they look to fortify a roster facing uncertainly with free agency looming. The Celtics began Thursday night holding the 14th, 20th, 22nd and 51st picks. After taking former Indiana guard Romeo Langford at No. 14,...

T-wolves land Texas Tech's Culver after draft-day trade

Jun. 21, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves, under new president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas, have embarked on a roster revamp to improve their defense and 3-point shooting in an attempt to thrive in the current pace-and-space era in the NBA. With center Karl-Anthony Towns well established as...

Bucks prepare for free agency after dealing sole draft pick

Jun. 21, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NBA draft came and went without the Milwaukee Bucks adding a player to its roster. Milwaukee drafted Kevin Porter Jr. of Southern California with the 30th overall pick Thursday night, but that selection is expected to go to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bucks and Pistons agreed to a...

Rockets, without a draft pick, prepare for free agency

Jun. 21, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets didn't have a pick in Thursday night's draft after past trades sent their first-round pick to Cleveland and their pick in the second round to New York. After a quiet draft night, the Rockets may be much more active as free agency looms on July 1. The Rockets are looking...

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Jun. 18, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman would have been the best...

Fiancee's career played role in Trouba's trade to Rangers

Jun. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

Jacob Trouba's decision against signing a long-term deal with the Winnipeg Jets was well-documented. Less so was his primary reason why. Trouba revealed that his fiancee's aspirations to become a doctor played a role in his desire to play in the United States. On Monday, he was traded to the New York Rangers . On...