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Blazers re-sign Anthony and Hood, sign Jones

Nov. 22, 2020 11:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony. It was one of several anticipated moves that Portland formally announced Sunday. The Blazers also re-signed forward Rodney Hood, who was injured for much of last season, and signed free-agent forward Derrick...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet looks to pass the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. VanVleet agreed Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract remains unsigned. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

AP source: VanVleet staying with Raptors; Hayward to Hornets

Nov. 21, 2020 10:00 PM EST

Fred VanVleet bet on himself. It paid off. Gordon Hayward, meanwhile, is heading to a new home. VanVleet agreed Saturday to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox drives during the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Sacramento, Calif. Fox agreed to a five-year, $163 million contract with the Kings on Friday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Free agency opens: Fox and Kings agree on $163 million deal

Nov. 21, 2020 12:27 AM EST

On the first night of free agency, De'Aaron Fox was the first huge winner. Huge, as in $163 million — or even more. Fox and the Sacramento Kings agreed on a max deal Friday night, agent Chris Gaston said. It's a five-year pact that will pay Fox $163 million, and that figure could rise to nearly $200...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Miami Heat's Goran Dragic (7) drives against Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dragic and Meyers Leonard have both decided to return to the Eastern Conference champions, each telling The Associated Press on Friday evening, Nov. 20, 2020, that they have agreed to accept Miami’s offer of two-year deals -- the second year is a team option on both contracts -- to remain with the Heat. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Goran Dragic, Meyers Leonard quickly agree on Heat returns

Nov. 20, 2020 6:12 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic has repeatedly said that he wants to finish his career in Miami. Meyers Leonard ended last season wanting a second run with the Heat. As such, their time as free agents didn’t last long. Dragic and Leonard have both decided to return to the reigning Eastern Conference...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis shoots past Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler during the second half in Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Davis is the biggest name on the free agency board; he turned down his option for this season with the Lakers but isn’t expected to go anyplace else. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

NBA's offseason sprint continues with free agency starting

Nov. 19, 2020 11:07 PM EST

NBA free agency is usually a weeklong frenzy. Deals get struck, then teams and players must wait a few days before they can sign those contracts. And from there, a few more months often pass before the player goes to work with his new club. Not this year. What promises to be a chaotic free-agent window opens in...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Memphis forward Precious Achiuwa (55) grabs a rebound against South Florida during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tampa, Fla. Achiuwa was selected by the Miami Heat in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Heat take Precious Achiuwa with No. 20 pick in NBA draft

Nov. 18, 2020 11:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Precious Achiuwa was the best player in the American Athletic Conference in his lone collegiate season. The Miami Heat hope that success can now translate to the NBA. The 6-foot-9 Achiuwa was taken by the Heat with the No. 20 pick in Wednesday’s NBA draft, giving the reigning Eastern...

Tyronn Lue finalizes his Clippers staff for upcoming season

Nov. 16, 2020 3:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Los Angeles Clippers coach Tyronn Lue has finalized his staff for the upcoming NBA season. Dan Craig was hired as associate head coach, along with assistants Kenny Atkinson, Chauncey Billups, Larry Drew and Roy Rogers. Assistants Jeremy Castleberry and Brendan O’Connor are...

Udonis Haslem returning to Heat for 18th season

Nov. 13, 2020 12:08 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem announced Friday that he’s returning for an 18th season with the Miami Heat, and left the door open for extending his career after that. Only five NBA players have spent a career of that length with one franchise. Dirk Nowitzki spent 21 years with Dallas, Kobe Bryant 20...

AP source: Heat hiring Caron Butler as assistant coach

Nov. 13, 2020 11:33 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Caron Butler is coming back to the Miami Heat, agreeing to begin his coaching career as an assistant on Erik Spoelstra’s staff. Butler and the Heat are in the process of finalizing his contract, according to the person who spoke to The...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, Michigan head coach Juwan Howard reacts to a call in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Howard's 2021 class is rated No. 1 in the 247Sports composite. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Michigan's Juwan Howard lands top-rated recruiting class

Nov. 11, 2020 5:34 PM EST

Juwan Howard's coaching acumen was never in doubt when he took over as Michigan's coach in 2019. He played 19 NBA seasons, winning two titles with Miami, and spent six seasons as a Heat assistant under Erik Spoelstra. He clearly knows the game. The biggest question in Howard's return to his alma mater was...