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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...

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...

AP sources: Pelicans and Jahlil Okafor agree on contract

Aug. 8, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say free-agent center Jahlil Okafor has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced. They say the contract...

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...

Memphis Grizzlies add Shelvin Mack to their backcourt

Aug. 7, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Shelvin Mack. Terms of the deals weren't disclosed. The 6-foot-3 Mack played 69 games for the Orlando Magic last season and averaged 6.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and a career-high 3.9 assists in 19.8 minutes. He shot 43 percent from the field and...

Stanford transfer Travis ready to lead young Kentucky squad

Aug. 6, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's most experienced men's basketball player faces the same learning curve when it comes to mastering coach John Calipari's system as his younger teammates. However, Reid Travis has the added responsibility of leading the Wildcat underclassmen, many of whom could join him in...

The Latest: Fiery Ray Lewis enters Hall of Fame

Aug. 4, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

The latest on Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions Saturday in Canton, Ohio, and Terrell Owens' separate celebration in Chattanooga, Tennessee (all times local): 10:30 p.m. With a passionate 33-minute speech in which he strolled around the stage, ad libbed, praised and joked, spoke of sacrifice, love, glory and...

Grizzlies send former 1st-round pick Jarell Martin to Magic

Jul. 23, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have sent forward Jarell Martin and cash considerations to the Orlando Magic in exchange for center Dakari Johnson and the draft rights to Tyler Harvey. Martin, 24, played three seasons with the Grizzlies and averaged 6.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 18.3 minutes in...

Silver says draft eligibility age likely to be changed

Jul. 10, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is certain that changes are coming to the league. Some are easy. Others, not so much. Speaking after the NBA's Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night, Silver said he thinks the league is ready to scrap the rule requiring players to be out of high school...

Doncic signs rookie deal with Mavs for $5.5M in first year

Jul. 9, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic has signed his rookie contract with the Dallas Mavericks that will pay the third overall pick $5.5 million next season. The Mavericks announced Monday night that the 19-year-old EuroLeague MVP had signed the deal. Dallas moved up two spots in the NBA draft last month to get the...