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Aspiring female Yao: 6-10 Han Xu making mark in WNBA, China

Jul. 22, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Han Xu understandably grew up idolizing Yao Ming, mesmerized by the giant shadow the 7-foot-6 Hall of Famer cast each time he stepped onto an NBA court. Standing 6-10, Han would like to emulate Yao's impact — including his influence on the sport in China. The New...

NBA Summer Surprises: 5 players who have stood out in Vegas

Jul. 14, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As NBA summer league winds down in Las Vegas and teams begin making plans to finish up and leave this coming weekend, some players might have done better than most in showing their potential. This list doesn't include the biggest names. Paolo Banchero was stellar...

5-time All-Star John Wall signs with LA Clippers

Jul. 08, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five-time All-Star John Wall signed a free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Wall posted photos on his social media accounts of him signing his contract and receiving congratulations from owner Steve Ballmer in Las Vegas, where the Clippers have a...

Banchero, Magic top Smith, Rockets in NBA Summer League

Jul. 08, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half, Caleb Houstan had 20 and the Orlando Magic breezed to a 91-77 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night to open play in the Las Vegas Summer League. Banchero hit his first three...

Analysis: Banchero's summer debut was a smashing success

Jul. 08, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here’s what happened in the first few seconds of this year’s NBA Summer League: Amid the squeaking of sneakers, and the noise generated by the people filling just about every lower-bowl seat in the arena, one voice could still be clearly heard. That voice...

All eyes on Banchero, as NBA Summer League is set to open

Jul. 06, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In Las Vegas, there’s always a big show happening. Welcome to the stage, Paolo Banchero. He’s about to have his opening night. NBA Summer League starts Thursday in Las Vegas, with Banchero — the now-former Duke star forward who was the No. 1...

AP sources: Wall to be bought out, intends to join Clippers

Jun. 27, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

John Wall and the Houston Rockets have agreed that his contract will be bought out, a move that will free him to sign with any team of his choosing, two people with knowledge of the situation said Monday night. Wall’s preference will be to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers,...

Houston takes Auburn's Jabari Smith with third overall pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After falling to the third overall pick by the Houston Rockets after most projected him to go No. 1 in the NBA draft, Jabari Smith Jr. wasn't worried about the two teams that didn't pick him. He was looking ahead to how he'll help the one that did. “Ultimately I...

Magic-Rockets, Pistons-Blazers to open Vegas summer league

Jun. 20, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Summer League will start with a little Midnight Madness feel, at least in some of the country. And if the Orlando Magic keep the No. 1 draft pick, then that player won't wait long for his summer debut. The league released the 75-game summer...

AP source: Mavericks acquire Christian Wood for 4 players

Jun. 15, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement said the Houston Rockets are trading center Christian Wood, their leading scorer and rebounder this season, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for four players and a draft pick. Boban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, Sterling Brown and Marquese...