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NCAA's agent certification process draws concern, criticism

Aug. 7, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

There are concerns about the NCAA's new requirements allowing men's basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility. The measures — which notably now include requiring agents to have a bachelor's degree — have drawn criticism from an...

Westbrook all smiles in introduction with Rockets

Jul. 26, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook knows he's in for a huge change in his move from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets. And he's ready to do whatever it takes to make the move work as he prepares to play with James Harden for the first time since 2012. "To be able to win something you have to...

Thunder GM Sam Presti shies away from term "rebuilding"

Jul. 25, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The words rebuilding and tanking don't sit well with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. He prefers the terms repositioning and replenishing. No matter what he calls it, he has quite a task in front of him after trading Oklahoma City's two best players __ All-Stars Paul George and...

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George want to make history for Clippers

Jul. 24, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George laughed and cheered along with the crowd when the multibillionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers waved his arms, stomped his feet and screamed his new players' praises in a cracking voice. "Pretty cool! Pretty cool!" Steve Ballmer shouted with glee....

Oklahoma City Thunder's rebuild will take some time

Jul. 16, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Yosef Maaroof wanted one more Russell Westbrook memory in Oklahoma City. When he learned Thursday night the Thunder were planning to send Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and draft picks, the 20-year-old Tulsa resident planned to make the two-hour drive to Oklahoma City...

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

Analysis: Westbrook, Harden will need to change their games

Jul. 12, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit. It won't be that easy. They've both changed since those days. But here they are, together again after the Oklahoma City Thunder decided...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 12, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TROPICAL STORM LASHES SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Barry's wind and rain start to lash Louisiana as New Orleans and coastal communities brace for a drenching from what's expected to be the first hurricane of the...

AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

Jul. 11, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point guards. The Thunder...

Analysis: It's a new day in the NBA, and a welcomed change

Jul. 6, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is no favorite. This is what the NBA wanted. And needed. The biggest piece of valid criticism about the league in recent years has been it's predictable. Golden State got to the last five NBA Finals. LeBron James had made it there eight years in a row, four with Miami and then four...