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Analysis: NBA teams going all-in, and that's what it takes

Jul. 02, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

The 2023 NBA playoffs are more than nine months away, and one thing is already clear. There will be chaos. The Minnesota Timberwolves grabbed a megaphone and announced that to the world when they traded multiple players and several first-round picks — one of them in...

5 players, $1.1 billion: NBA free agency starts with a bang

Jul. 01, 2022 00:28 AM 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 agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history, Bradley...

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. ...

AP sources: Irving decides to exercise $37M option with Nets

Jun. 27, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving has decided to exercise his $36.9 million option for the coming season and will remain under contract with the Brooklyn Nets, two people with knowledge of his decision said Monday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press...

Victor who? Wembanyama favorite to be No. 1 pick in 2023

Jun. 23, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Let the Victor Wembanyama watch begin. This year, Duke's Paolo Banchero was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. A choice some consider at least a mild surprise. Next year, it’ll almost certainly be Wembanyama. That will be no surprise. ...

'We ain't done': NBA champion Warriors already looking ahead

Jun. 17, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

The goal was enormous: Return to the NBA’s mountaintop. And now with that monumental task complete, the NBA champion Golden State Warriors already have a new target: staying up there for a while. The victory cigars hadn’t been extinguished after the title-clinching...

Warriors beat Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Jun. 17, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, topping the Boston Celtics 103-90 on Thursday night for their fourth title in the last eight seasons. Stephen Curry scored 34 points and was named the NBA Finals MVP as the Warriors claimed the franchise’s...

Analysis: However it ends, these NBA Finals may be a classic

Jun. 14, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

The series won’t end until Thursday, or maybe Sunday. A champion will be crowned, an NBA Finals MVP trophy will be hoisted, one side will spray a few gallons of champagne and the other side will head out into a summer of lament. The winner: Still to be determined. ...

On Twitter, Warriors' Green likes playing some offense

Jun. 05, 2022 02:39 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green believes that he’s the NBA’s best at playing defense. Except on Twitter. There, he plays offense. This explains why, on Friday night between Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, the Golden State forward opened up his Twitter page...

Celtics were resilient in Game 1; Warriors now must respond

Jun. 03, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In Game 1, Boston showed its resilience. In Game 2, Golden State gets a chance to answer. Over the last two months, no teams in the NBA have shown more of a bounce-back ability than the Celtics and the Warriors. The latest example came Thursday...