Latest NBA Northwest Division News

Timberwolves fire basketball ops boss Rosas after 2 seasons

Sep. 22, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves fired president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas on Wednesday, less than a week before training camp in yet another change in leadership for this long-languishing franchise. Owner Glen Taylor announced that the...

The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry

Sep. 21, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak. The city of 9.5 million people reported three infection cases Wednesday, a day after discovering a...

Oklahoma City Thunder announce COVID requirements for fans

Sep. 21, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fans of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder will be required to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative coronavirus test to attend games in person, the team announced Tuesday. “As we continue to face serious health challenges from...

Timberwolves re-sign Jarred Vanderbilt, Jordan McLaughlin

Sep. 15, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have filled out their roster by re-signing forward Jarred Vanderbilt and guard Jordan McLaughlin, both of whom were restricted free agents. The contracts were agreed to last week and finalized on Wednesday, with Vanderbilt...

Aaron Gordon, Nuggets agree to 4-year, $92 million extension

Sep. 14, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Forward Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a four-year, $92 million contract extension. His agent, Calvin Andrews, confirmed the contract to The Associated Press on Tuesday. The deal contains a player option for Gordon for the ’25-26...

AP source: Cavs getting Markkanen from Bulls in 3-way trade

Aug. 27, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lauri Markkanen was in search of a new team. The Cavaliers needed to add another outside shooter. They found each other. The Cavaliers have agreed to acquire Markkanen, a restricted free agent forward from Chicago, in a three-way...

T-wolves seal deal with Grizzlies for ace defender Beverley

Aug. 25, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves finalized their acquisition of ace defender Patrick Beverley, sending 2019 first-round draft pick Jarrett Culver and backup forward Juancho Hernangómez to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. The trade was agreed to in...

Cam Thomas scores 36 points, Nets beat Spurs 104-100

Aug. 16, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cam Thomas scored 36 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-100 on Sunday in the NBA Summer. Thomas, the former LSU player selected 27th overall in the NBA draft, was 11 of 25 from the field and made all 11 of his foul shots. Thomas...

Nuggets sign journeyman Jeff Green to 2-year, $10M deal

Aug. 12, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets added experience, versatility and another 3-point shooter by signing free agent forward Jeff Green to a two-year, $10 million contract on Thursday. The Nuggets are Green's 11th team in 14 NBA seasons. Green shot a...

Strus has 32 points, hits 3 in sudden death to lift Heat

Aug. 12, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Strus scored 32 points, hitting the winning 3-pointer in sudden-death double overtime to give the Miami Heat a 97-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night in the NBA Summer League. Summer league rules dictate the first basket wins in...