Latest National Basketball Association News

Anthony signs 1-year, $2.4 million deal with Houston Rockets

Aug. 13, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a picture...

Wade says if he plays, he'll be with Heat this season

Aug. 11, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — If Dwyane Wade plays this season, it will be in a Miami Heat uniform. It's still a significant "if." Wade, speaking Saturday night during an appearance at the Jr. NBA World Championship, told reporters that he doesn't have a timetable for when he'll make a decision on whether...

LeBron to make Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18

Aug. 10, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James will make his Los Angeles Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18 and play before home fans for the first time two days later. The Lakers will host Houston on Oct. 20 at Staples Center. The NBA released its complete regular season schedule Friday, and the Lakers will play on...

Krzyzewski: No 'plan of execution' for NCAA hoops reforms

Aug. 10, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't believe the NCAA went far enough with its reforms when it comes to how the changes were coordinated. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball, Krzyzewski on...

LeBron James returns to Cleveland with Lakers on Nov. 21

Aug. 10, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will make his one and only visit to Cleveland on Nov. 21 when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Cavaliers in the four-time MVP's home state. The NBA released its complete regular season schedule Friday, two days after announcing the league's national TV schedule . The regular...

Detroit's Leuer has another operation, this time on knee

Aug. 9, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons forward Jon Leuer has had surgery after injuring his right knee during an offseason workout. The Pistons said Thursday that Leuer's operation was Wednesday in New York, and that he was injured earlier in the week. An update on his return is expected before the start of...

Column: NCAA needs real reform, not quick repair job

Aug. 9, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

The latest move by the NCAA to give athletes a few more rights highlights shows at least one thing about the people in charge of the cartel that runs college sports. They can move quickly when their golden goose is threatened. That became clear this week when the NCAA adopted new rules hurriedly put forward in...

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for agents, NBA draft

Aug. 8, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA is taking steps to try to clean up college basketball, carving out a limited role for agents to work with players and changing pivotal parts of its rules-enforcement system as part of numerous reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The Indianapolis-based governing body...

3rd-party hopeful brings cash to race with Utah congressman

Aug. 8, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A candidate for a new, moderate third-party is bringing a trove of cash and a little Mormon humor to a northern Utah congressional race against a longtime Republican incumbent. Businessman Eric Eliason is facing an uphill climb in the three-way race to unseat eight-term U.S. Rep. Bob...

The Latest: Agents land a place in NCAA rule reforms

Aug. 8, 2018 3:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on reforms adopted Wednesday by the NCAA aimed at cleaning up college basketball (all times local): 3 p.m. Agents will have at least a limited place within the NCAA structure when it comes to college basketball. The NCAA's rule changes include allowing players to work with an...