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AP source: Kevin Durant asks for trade from Brooklyn Nets

Jun. 30, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

Kevin Durant may be taking his quest for more titles elsewhere. Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision that undoubtedly will have teams scrambling to put together offers for the perennial All-Star. ...

Jokic, Beal cash in quickly as NBA free agency begins

Jun. 30, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

The NBA generated more basketball-related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good. Nikola Jokic and Bradley Beal both quickly agreed to deals that will...

AP source: Jokic, Nuggets agree on record $264M extension

Jun. 30, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic has gone from draft pick No. 41, to two-time MVP, and now the holder of the largest contract in NBA history. Jokic and the Denver Nuggets agreed Thursday to a $264 supermax extension, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who...

Grizzlies' Jackson Jr. out up to 6 months with hurt foot

Jun. 30, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. will be sidelined up to six months after having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. The Grizzlies announced Thursday that Jackson had the procedure Wednesday and is expected to make a full...

Nets acquire Royce O'Neale from Jazz for 23 first-round pick

Jun. 30, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets acquired forward Royce O’Neale from the Utah Jazz on Thursday for a conditional 2023 first-round draft pick. The Nets announced the deal, noting the Jazz will receive the least favorable of the Brooklyn/Houston first-round pick swap and...

Beal agrees to 5-year, $251M contact with Washington

Jun. 30, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards have agreed on a five-year contract that could pay him as much as $251 million — one of the largest contracts in NBA history. Beal’s announcement was made by his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports. The decision came almost...

One year into NIL era, fresh questions about its future

Jun. 30, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

The first year of the athlete compensation era in college sports evolved into almost everything the NCAA didn't want when it gave the green light last summer. What was envisioned as a way for college athletes to make some pocket money based on their celebrity has turned into bidding...

Hornets forward Miles Bridges arrested on eve of free agency

Jun. 30, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles after a warrant was issued, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD spokeswoman Lizeth Lomeli confirmed Bridges was arrested, but did not release details on the charges. TMZ reported that...

Boylen set to lead USA Basketball into World Cup qualifiers

Jun. 30, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — USA Basketball practice was winding down for the day. Players scattered about the Miami Heat practice court to go shoot some free throws and jumpers, with assistant coaches and other team staffers chatting with them and grabbing rebounds. This was when Jim Boylen...

Former NBA PG Rod Strickland hired as LIU basketball coach

Jun. 30, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA point guard Rod Strickland is the new men’s basketball coach at Long Island University. Strickland was hired Thursday to replace Derek Kellogg, who led the Sharks to a 16-14 record last season. He had been serving as the program director for the NBA G...