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Lakers' Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

Aug. 15, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations. Cousins was diagnosed Thursday with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that could sideline the six-time...

Wizards hire Antwan Jamison as director of pro personnel

Aug. 14, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wizards are continuing their front office overhaul by hiring Antawn Jamison as director of pro personnel. Jamison returns to Washington, where he played for six seasons as part of his 17-year NBA career. He spent the past two seasons as a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers. Jamison will...

Lowry (thumb) withdraws from USA Basketball's World Cup team

Aug. 12, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors has withdrawn from the pool of candidates USA Basketball is considering to take to the FIBA World Cup later this month. Lowry said his surgically repaired thumb isn't ready to allow him to participate in on-court workouts. He had surgery last month to repair a torn...

NBA 2019-20: Some tip-offs earlier, back-to-backs down again

Aug. 12, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

The NBA schedule is a little bit easier on players. Fans might be catching a break — and some more sleep — as well. The league announced its 2019-20 schedule on Monday, featuring another dip in back-to-back games for teams and a major change in the number of nationally televised games starting at...

Kidd, Hollins top Frank Vogel's coaching staff with Lakers

Jul. 31, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Former NBA head coaches Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins have joined new coach Frank Vogel's staff with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers formally announced Vogel's full coaching staff Wednesday. Phil Handy, Miles Simon, former Lakers guard Mike Penberthy and Quinton Crawford also...

Clippers unveil images, plans for lavish new Inglewood arena

Jul. 25, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers unveiled the first renderings Thursday for the lavish arena complex they hope to build in Inglewood. While significant hurdles remain, the Clippers are hoping to break ground by 2021 on an 18,500-seat arena and a surrounding 26-acre, billion-dollar development...

Trail Blazers sign six-time All-Star Pau Gasol

Jul. 25, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have added six-time All-Star Pau Gasol to their roster. President of basketball operations Neil Olshey announced Gasol's signing Thursday. "Pau is a future Hall of Famer that brings invaluable championship experience and an elite skill set and basketball IQ...

USA Basketball updates national team roster for World Cup

Jul. 25, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball's depth is already getting tested, weeks before the FIBA World Cup even starts. The Americans released their updated national team roster Thursday, adding six players and deleting eight who removed themselves from consideration over the past several weeks. It...

Lakers claim Kostas Antetokounmpo off waivers from Dallas

Jul. 22, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo on a waiver claim. The Lakers announced the move Monday to acquire the 21-year-old brother of Milwaukee Bucks star and league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Kostas Antetokounmpo played in two games for Dallas...

New Pelicans forward Ingram says he's 'close' to normal

Jul. 16, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he's "pretty close" to resuming normal workouts as he continues to recover from surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm. Ingram says he has not resumed shooting, but has worked on his shooting form while also conducting ball-handling and...