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Spurs draft picks strong in 106-96 win over Hornets

Jul. 8, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

The San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League. Second-round picks Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka Samanic added 16 to lead the Spurs to a 106-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Ben Moore scored 17 points and had eight...

Wizards acquire Bertans from Spurs in 3-team deal with Nets

Jul. 7, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forward Davis Bertans has been traded to the Washington Wizards by San Antonio as part of a three-team deal that allowed the Spurs to acquire DeMarre Carroll from the Brooklyn Nets. The 6-foot-10, 225-pound Bertans ranked sixth in the NBA last season in 3-point shooting percentage, making...

Williamson already likes spacing of NBA game

Jul. 3, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

Zion Williamson knows he has a lot to learn starting when he makes his NBA Summer League debut. That said, he's already picked up a few things. The No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft by the New Orleans Pelicans is in Las Vegas, where his first game on Friday is officially sold out and, predictably, a hot...

UConn hoops gets probation for NCAA violations under Ollie

Jul. 2, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and former coach Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure. The NCAA Committee on Infractions on Tuesday outlined numerous violations, most occurring between...

Beilein loses his Cavs' summer league debut

Jul. 2, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

John Beilein's real NBA coaching debut comes in October. He probably knows a little bit more about what to expect now. Cleveland's new coach got his first bit of practice for the real thing on Monday in the NBA's first game of the summer — only to have San Antonio spoil his debut. Lonnie Walker IV scored...

Spurs take teens Samanic, Johnson to open NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have a long and successful history of drafting European players and stashing them overseas until both parties are ready. Croatian power forward Luka Samanic does not plan on waiting and neither does San Antonio. The Spurs selected Samanic with the 19th overall pick...

Grizzlies make long-term commitment to young, new head coach

Jun. 12, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Jenkins feels confident that Memphis' new front office will give him enough time to turn around the Grizzlies. Jenkins is the Grizzlies' fourth head coach since Memphis reached the 2013 Western Conference. The 34-year-old coach said Wednesday at a news conference that he...

Grizzlies hire Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins as head coach

Jun. 11, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

The Memphis Grizzlies finally filled their coaching vacancy by hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins. The Grizzlies will introduce Jenkins at news conference on Wednesday. "Taylor has an excellent coaching pedigree, and we are confident he will lay the groundwork of developing the young players on our...

Tony Parker says he's retiring from NBA after 18 seasons

Jun. 10, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker's impressive career is over. Parker announced Monday he's retiring from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA. The 37-year-old guard said on Twitter it was an emotional decision. "It's with a lot of emotion that I retire from basketball, it was an...

With Leonard leading way, Raptors on cusp of 1st NBA title

Jun. 8, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There was a moment, not long before the postseason started, when Toronto coach Nick Nurse learned all that he really needed to know about Kawhi Leonard and what makes the man of few words tick. The conversation was about the 82-game regular season. Leonard shrugged and described...