Latest International basketball News

Through hoops: Combined Koreas set tone for Asian Games

Aug. 16, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — One win into the Asian Games and the bigger picture is already clear for the combined Koreas basketball team. Three North Korean players, including top-scorer Ro Suk Yong, and nine South Koreans combined for a 108-40 win over host Indonesia on the opening night of the women's...

Unified Korean women's basketball team wins at Asian Games

Aug. 15, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Three North Korean basketball players were part of a unified Korean women's basketball team that defeated Indonesia 108-40 on Wednesday at the Asian Games. South Korean player Park Hyejin said center Ro Suk Yong, guard Jang Mi Gyong and guard Kim Hye Yon joined nine others from...

Russian star Maria Vadeeva enjoying time in WNBA with Sparks

Aug. 11, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Maria Vadeeva dreamed of playing in the WNBA after growing up watching Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson compete in the Russian Basketball League. It fueled her love of the sport. Now the 20-year-old Russian star is living out those childhood hopes with the Los Angeles Sparks, who...

Bowen joins Sydney Kings in bid to revive NBA prospects

Aug. 7, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Brian Bowen is hoping to revive his career by joining the Sydney Kings after missing out on his chance at college amid a federal investigation and then skipping the NBA draft. The Kings announced Wednesday that the 19-year-old Bowen had become the first player to be signed as part of the Next...

Lowry mum on Raptors, speaks only about USA Basketball

Jul. 27, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Lowry knew people wanted to ask him about DeMar DeRozan. That didn't mean he was going to give them answers. It was a USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas, and that's all that Lowry — the Toronto Raptors point guard who watched his longtime backcourt partner get traded to the...

The summer that was: USA players reflect on a hectic July

Jul. 27, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — James Harden completed his work at USA Basketball's national team minicamp, sat in a courtside chair and began to put together his assessment of what happened around the NBA this summer. He did not need long to formulate his thoughts. "Nothing that happens in the NBA surprises me anymore,"...

On Basketball: Kawhi Leonard makes mistake skipping Vegas

Jul. 27, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This is a misstep for Kawhi Leonard. He should be in Las Vegas. The saga about his future is done and settled, at least for the next 12 months. He's with the Toronto Raptors. He got at least half of his wish fulfilled in that he's been traded out of San Antonio, even if it wasn't to his...

16 US, 16 international teams in Jr. NBA World Championship

Jul. 26, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixteen teams from the U.S. and 16 international ones have qualified to play in the inaugural Jr. NBA World Championship next month. The tournament will be for boys and girls, ages 13 and 14, from Aug. 7-12 in Orlando, Florida. The NBA announced the qualifying teams and their rosters...

Kyrie Irving insists he'll be ready for Celtics camp

Jul. 26, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving isn't in a position where he could play with USA Basketball this week at its minicamp. He made the trip to Las Vegas anyway. The way Irving sees it, if USA Basketball calls, you answer. So he was in the gym Thursday for the start of the two-day camp, watching and interacting...

'It means everything': DeRozan eager to work with Popovich

Jul. 26, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Lowry had the ball in the right corner. He was well-defended and not able to shoot or drive, so he fired a crosscourt diagonal pass to DeMar DeRozan. For years, that was a fine idea. This time, it became a turnover. They were on different teams during this particular scrimmage, which...