Latest D'Angelo Russell News

Warriors GM Bob Myers moves on from Durant with appreciation

Jul. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Myers has accepted Kevin Durant's departure for the Brooklyn Nets with an appreciation for all the superstar forward accomplished with the franchise, even if the Golden State general manager would have loved to keep KD around a little longer. "I have a peace about it," Myers said...

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...

T-wolves finalize acquisition of 6 players, including Layman

Jul. 9, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized the acquisition of six players for roster depth and reserve roles, including a sign-and-trade deal with Portland for forward Jake Layman. The Timberwolves then completed a trade with Golden State as part of the deal that sent D'Angelo Russell...

Durant officially joins Nets, Russell to Warriors

Jul. 7, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The deal bringing Kevin Durant to Brooklyn is official, and he's changing his number along with his address. The Nets completed a sign-and-trade with the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, with Brooklyn landing Durant and a protected first-round pick in next year's draft for D'Angelo...

Lillard gets supermax deal, and NBA spending spree begins

Jul. 1, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

Damian Lillard wasn't a top-five pick. Tobias Harris wasn't a lottery pick. Khris Middleton wasn't even a first-rounder. Their bank balances won't know the difference soon. Free agency opened Sunday with nearly $3 billion in deals getting struck in the opening hours — including Kyrie Irving officially...

AP source: Nets make Russell restricted free agent

Jun. 28, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says the Brooklyn Nets have extended a qualifying offer to D'Angelo Russell, making the point guard a restricted free agent. The decision Friday allows the Nets to match any offer Russell receives from another team. It was confirmed to The Associated...

Analysis: It's Knicks-Nets in Big Apple free agency battle

Jun. 27, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been seven years since the Nets crossed the Hudson River and took up residence in the Knicks' city. A real rivalry might finally arrive Sunday. Rarely relevant at the same time on the basketball court, the Knicks and Nets are front and center in the free agency race, two of the teams...

Teary-eyed Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honors

Jun. 25, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors, Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year, and Jon Horst took Executive of the Year on Monday night in Santa Monica....

The Latest: Rudy Gobert of Utah wins Defensive Player

Jun. 24, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Awards show in Santa Monica, California (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards. The 26-year-old center from France beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo of...

Nets trade 1st-round pick, pointing toward free-agent spree

Jun. 21, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets made another move pointing toward a possible free-agent spending spree, trading first-round draft pick Mfiondu Kabengele of Florida State to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. The Nets received UCLA point guard Jaylen Hands, taken in the second round, 56th...