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Agent: Pelicans, Nance Jr agree to 2-year, $21.6M extension

Oct. 01, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans and forward Larry Nance Jr. have agreed to a two-year extension worth $21.6 million, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Saturday. “Larry has fallen in love with New Orleans and the entire Pelicans organization — front office, coaching,...

Grizzlies sign center Steven Adams to multiyear extension

Oct. 01, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies gave center Steven Adams a multiyear contract extension Saturday after the center's strong first season with the team. Adams averaged career highs of 10.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists to go with his 6.9 points per game in 76 games after being...

Rockets and Thunder complete multiplayer trade

Oct. 01, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets traded Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss and David Nwaba to Oklahoma City for Derrick Favors, Maurice Harkless, Ty Jerome, Théo Maledon and a second-round draft pick in 2026. Favors, who was the third overall pick in the 2010 draft, has...

Wiseman stars as Warriors, Wizards open preseason in Tokyo

Oct. 01, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — James Wiseman, who missed all of last season while rehabilitating after a knee injury, scored 20 points Friday as the defending champion Golden State Warriors defeated the Washington Wizards 96-87 to open the NBA preseason. Wiseman played 24 minutes, connecting on...

NBA returning briefly to Seattle; questions of future loom

Sep. 30, 2022 22:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An NBA preseason game may not seem like a benchmark moment, even in a basketball-hungry city like Seattle, but Jamal Crawford believes there's value even in an exhibition. “It reignites a whole new generation of kids who need to see this,” said Crawford, a...

Harden knows he's no longer the man in Philadelphia

Sep. 30, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — James Harden and Joel Embiid are beefing over who has been the most unbeatable Sixer during 1-on-1 competition at training camp. The smack talk escalated this week after a recent practice, each one badgering the other over who really is the alpha dog in Philly. ...

Thunder rookie Holmgren learns ways of NBA while on the mend

Sep. 29, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren is experiencing the rehab process for the first time. The No. 2 pick in the 2022 NBA draft suffered a right foot injury during a pro-am game in August while defending as LeBron James drove to the basket on a fast break. He had...

Warriors-Wizards games in Japan to woo NBA fans, sponsors

Sep. 29, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Before Stephen Curry makes a single 3-pointer, before Rui Hachimura gets his first ovation from Japanese fans who came to cheer one of their own, the NBA Japan Games are already a huge win in one regard. The money. Big money is riding on — and getting...

Thunder acquire forward Maurice Harkless in trade with Hawks

Sep. 27, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired veteran forward Maurice Harkless in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. The Thunder also received a 2029 second-round pick and another draft consideration from the Hawks in exchange for Vít Krejci. ...

NBA camps open; some go abroad, Spurs plan a trip to Uvalde

Sep. 27, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs know they cannot erase the pain that the residents of Uvalde, Texas have felt since May 24. They can, however, continue reminding the city of 16,000 people that they’re not forgotten. The Spurs are planning what they’re...