Latest Trae Young News

Analysis: NBA teams going all-in, and that's what it takes

Jul. 02, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

The 2023 NBA playoffs are more than nine months away, and one thing is already clear. There will be chaos. The Minnesota Timberwolves grabbed a megaphone and announced that to the world when they traded multiple players and several first-round picks — one of them in...

AP source: Hawks trading Kevin Huerter to Sacramento

Jul. 01, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

The Atlanta Hawks are trading Kevin Huerter to the Sacramento Kings for Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless and a future conditional draft pick, according to a person with direct knowledge of the agreement. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because...

NBA free agency opens Thursday, starting deal-making season

Jun. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Let the talking begin. The trading, too, and eventually the signing. Free agency officially opens Thursday in the NBA, with teams able to begin negotiating at 6 p.m. Eastern with players who are not under contract — although, in reality, free agency and the slew of offseason...

Hawks pick Duke forward A.J. Griffin at No. 16 in NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Looking to bounce back from a disappointing season, the Atlanta Hawks selected another Duke player in the first round. Now the question: Is A.J. Griffin just the first of several newcomers who will be joining the team for next season. Griffin, a...

Hawks' new GM Fields makes improved defense the top priority

Jun. 20, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are emphasizing defensive improvement as they consider offseason changes. Change already has come in the front office, where Landry Fields has been promoted to general manager. Field on Monday continually stressed defense as the...

Review: Adam Sandler basketball drama, 'Hustle,' has game

Jun. 08, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

By now you’d think you know what you’re getting with an Adam Sandler sports movie. “Happy Gilmore” and “The Waterboy” have conditioned us to expect silly voices and left hooks from irritated game show hosts. But in “Hustle,” Sandler's new basketball movie on Netflix,...

Heredia's go-ahead HR backs Acuña's 2 shots, Braves edge A's

Jun. 07, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Backed by three home runs and strong defense, Kyle Wright looked dominant while pitching eight innings for the first time in his career. Against Oakland's struggling hitters, a complete game may have been possible. Guillermo Heredia gave Atlanta the...

Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference finals preview capsule

May. 16, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Miami-Boston Eastern Conference finals series that starts Tuesday: No. 1 MIAMI HEAT (53-29, 8-3) vs. No. 2 BOSTON CELTICS (51-31, 8-3) Season series: Celtics, 2-1. Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday at Miami, Saturday and May 23 at...

MVP Jonquel Jones embraces role as a new face of the WNBA

May. 06, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had experienced a certain level of anonymity off the basketball court, only occasionally recognized outside the Mohegan Sun arena as one of the best players in the WNBA. That's all changing. Thanks in part to an MVP season and a...

Hawks owner Ressler says team won't stand pat this offseason

May. 05, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks principal owner Tony Ressler says the team won't repeat the mistake of complacency he says set the stage for this season's disappointing first-round exit from the playoffs. Ressler says the Hawks won't stand pat this offseason — even if that means...