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Wizards name Tommy Sheppard GM, part of front office redo

Jul. 22, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard is losing his interim tag as part of an organizational restructuring that includes hires from outside the NBA. Changes announced Monday are part of the new leadership team for Monumental Basketball, a fledgling collective composed of the Wizards,...

Tim Duncan returning to Spurs as an assistant coach

Jul. 22, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich. Duncan, the Spurs' all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots — and the only player to be on all five of San Antonio's NBA championship teams — officially returned to the franchise Monday....

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...

McBride, Cambage lead Aces to 79-74 win over Lynx

Jul. 21, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 22 points, 13 rebounds, Kayla McBride scored 20 points, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx 79-74 on Sunday. Kelsey Plum added 10 points and eight assists for the Aces (12-6), who have won six of their last seven games. Plum and McBride made back-to-back layups...

Johannes leads New York to 83-78 win over Los Angeles

Jul. 20, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — With the starters in foul trouble and struggling to score, Katie Smith turned to the reserves and they delivered. New York's bench scored 43 points, led by rookie Marine Johannes with 17, in the Liberty's 83-78 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday. Johannes hit all six...

AP Source: Pacers sign Justin Holiday to 1-year contract

Jul. 19, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent guard Justin Holiday has agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.8 million with the Indiana Pacers. Holiday joins his younger brother, Aaron, with the Pacers, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...

Kings hire WNBA's Lindsey Harding as assistant coach

Jul. 19, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have hired former WNBA player Lindsey Harding as an assistant and player development coach on Luke Walton's staff. The team also hired Stacey Augmon and Rico Hines on Friday. Harding played nine years in the WNBA before working as a pro personnel scout and...

T-wolves sign undrafted rookie Naz Reid to multiyear deal

Jul. 18, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed rookie center Naz Reid to a multiyear contract, upgrading the two-way deal they initially gave him before a strong performance for the team's entry in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The new contract, completed Thursday, all but ensures that...

Pistons claim F-C Christian Wood off waivers

Jul. 17, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have claimed Christian Wood off waivers. The Pistons announced the move Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 Wood appeared in 21 games last season for Milwaukee and New Orleans, averaging 8.2 points. He's averaged 5.3 points in 51 career NBA games for Philadelphia, Charlotte,...

Celtics' Stevens on board with lookalike candidate Buttigieg

Jul. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If this basketball thing doesn't work out for Brad Stevens, he already has a backup plan in mind. The Boston Celtics coach joked on Wednesday that he's hoping to capitalize on his resemblance to Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. "I can get a job with 'Saturday Night Live,'"...