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Missouri loses star Porter to season-ending knee injury

Oct. 21, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri star Jontay Porter tore ligaments in his knee during a closed scrimmage with Southern Illinois on Sunday and will miss the upcoming season. The school said the sophomore forward tore his ACL and MCL but declined further comment. The 6-foot-11 Porter averaged 9.9 points and 6.8...

NBA vet Willie Reed goes No. 1 overall in G League draft

Oct. 20, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Reed was the No. 1 pick Saturday in the G League draft, his rights going to the Salt Lake City Stars. The 28-year-old Reed has spent parts of three seasons in the NBA, appearing in 152 games with the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons. His career NBA...

G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

Oct. 18, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The G League will begin offering "select contracts" worth $125,000 next year to elite prospects who are not yet eligible for the NBA, a move that could slightly lessen the handful of one-and-done players at the college level. There is no determination yet on how players will be identified as...

Pelicans add Frazier, waive Williams

Oct. 17, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have claimed guard Tim Frazier off waivers. The move brings Frazier back to a club with which he averaged 8.3 points and 5.6 assists in 81 games before he was traded to Washington shortly before the 2017 NBA draft. Frazier, who was not drafted out of Penn...

Bucks acquire Meeks from Wizards, teams swap 2nd-rounders

Oct. 15, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired suspended guard Jodie Meeks, a future second-round draft pick and cash from the Wizards, sending a future second-round pick back to Washington. The NBA suspended Meeks in April for 25 games for a violation of the league's drug program. He has 19 games left...

The next wave: 5 foreign players who could be in the NBA

Oct. 12, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

Luka Doncic was the top international name in the 2018 NBA draft. Next year, there will likely be many more international names trying to reach the NBA. Here's a look at five of the possibilities: SEKOU DOUMBOUYA He's 6-foot-9, 230 pounds and doesn't even turn 18 until Dec. 23 — but he will almost...

Kentucky's PJ Washington confident, poised to lead Wildcats

Oct. 11, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — PJ Washington flashed a wide, sly grin when asked about plans to make his second season at Kentucky better than the first. It spoke volumes about his confidence before he said a word. But the 6-foot-8 forward does plan to be more vocal. He returns to school as the top scorer and...

Wizards add Dwight Howard, coach wants team to stop talking

Oct. 10, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of the changes Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks wants to see John Wall, Bradley Beal and other players implement this season with an eye to finally making a deep playoff run, the most important might have nothing do with better shot selection or a more concerted effort on...

Hurricanes forward Dewan Huell changes name to Hernandez

Oct. 9, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes forward Dewan Huell says he has legally changed his last name to Hernandez in honor of his mother, Christina Hernandez. The 6-foot-10 Hernandez averaged 11.4 points and 6.6 rebounds as a sophomore last season and started all 32 games. He declared for the NBA draft...

Barkley gets Philadelphia media award, gives take on 76ers

Oct. 5, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Barkley is being honored in Philadelphia with a media award. Barkley received the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award at Temple University on Friday. The basketball Hall of Famer and commentator on TNT's "Inside the NBA" told the room full of journalists to "be mad, be...