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Kansas forward De Sousa gets year of eligibility back

May. 24, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa finally got some good news from the NCAA on Friday. His education and career had been in limbo after the organization ruled in February that De Sousa was ineligible this past season and next season. But after the school appealed what it considered overly harsh sanctions , De Sousa...

Monty Williams hoping to give Suns some needed stability

May. 22, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM James...

Michigan's Brazdeikis staying in draft

May. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Iggy Brazdeikis is staying in the NBA draft. The basketball program announced his decision Tuesday. The school announced last month that Brazdeikis, Charles Matthews and Jordan Poole were declaring for the draft. All three could have changed their minds and come back, but...

Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett leaving for NBA

May. 21, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett has decided to keep his name in the NBA draft and won't return for his junior year. Brissett made the announcement Tuesday night on Twitter . He said he decided to leave school after getting feedback from NBA teams and speaking with family and friends....

Griffin touts new Pelicans hires as Davis decision looms

May. 21, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin asserted Tuesday that luring new general manager Trajan Langdon away from a playoff team in Brooklyn is an example of positive momentum in New Orleans that should make Anthony Davis reconsider his trade request. Griffin said he hopes to...

Doncic, Young unanimous NBA All-Rookie 1st-teamers

May. 21, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With Dallas' Luka Doncic and Atlanta's Trae Young leading the way, the top five NBA draft picks from 2018 have been selected as the top five NBA rookies this season. Doncic and Young were unanimous first-team selections for the NBA All-Rookie team, which was announced Tuesday. Phoenix's...

Pelicans hire Trajan Langdon as general manager

May. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pelicans have hired Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon to serve as New Orleans' GM under new executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin. Langdon, whose hiring was announced by the Pelicans on Sunday, is a former Duke and NBA player who also...

NBA bans Pacers' Evans for violating league anti-drug policy

May. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA has banned Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans at least two years for violating the league's anti-drug policy. The league announced that Evans had been dismissed and disqualified on Friday. He can apply for reinstatement in 2021. Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard declined...

After a scandal and a year in Australia, Bowen targets NBA

May. 17, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA. Consider the combine this week one important stop. "People know the situation. People know what happened, obviously," he said. "They don't really harp on that. They want...

Mid-major to millions: Ja Morant's life is changing quickly

May. 16, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Here's how much everything has changed for Ja Morant in the last 12 months: He's gone from being considered the No. 3 option at Murray State to the possible No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. Put another way, he's a player from a mid-major and will soon be a multimillionaire. Even Morant doesn't...