Latest NBA Eastern Conference News

Bucks' Middleton likely to miss beginning of the season

Sep. 26, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton probably won’t be available for the beginning of the season after undergoing surgery on his left wrist this summer. “Hopefully soon after that.” the three-time All-Star said Sunday at the Bucks’ Media Day event. ...

Suns say Crowder won't be with team at training camp

Sep. 25, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns starting forward Jae Crowder won't be with the team for training camp, which opens on Tuesday. The Suns released a statement on Sunday saying the team and Crowder “mutually agreed that he will not be with the team for training camp.” ...

Magic's Fultz has broken left big toe ahead of camp opening

Sep. 25, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Markelle Fultz has a broken left big toe and the Orlando Magic aren't sure when he will be able to get back on the court. The Magic revealed the injury Sunday. Fultz is wearing a walking boot, and the team said “his return to play will depend on how he...

AP source: Cavs, Wade agree to 3-year contract extension

Sep. 24, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Dean Wade has agreed to terms on a three-year, $18.5 million contract extension with Cleveland, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday. Wade, who will compete in training camp for a spot in Cleveland's...

Hawks look to improve communication between coach, Young

Sep. 24, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are heading into training camp looking for a bit of a reboot. First up: improving the communication between coach Nate McMillan and star guard Trae Young. McMillan already got the ball rolling after the Hawks were eliminated in the...

Celtics: Udoka suspended for 'multiple' policy violations

Sep. 23, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The reigning Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics suspended coach Ime Udoka after a months-long investigation by an outside law firm that found multiple violations of team policies but did not point to a larger cultural problem of sexual misconduct, owner Wyc Grousbeck said...

Celtics’ Williams out 8-12 weeks after latest knee surgery

Sep. 23, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics center Robert Williams III is expected to miss at least two months after undergoing surgery Friday on the left knee that caused him to miss time during Boston's NBA Finals run last season. The team said the arthroscopic procedure to remove loose bodies and...

Take fouls, score changes will be different in NBA this year

Sep. 23, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

Changing the way the so-called “transition take fouls” are officiated this season won’t keep them out of the NBA game. In fact, the league thinks that sort of play now may make the game better. The long-awaited rule change — one of the points of education for...

Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season

Sep. 22, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have suspended Ime Udoka for a full year, banning the coach who led them to the NBA Finals last spring for the entire 2022-23 season over what two people with knowledge of the matter said was an improper relationship with a member of the organization. ...

Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka has been suspended for the 2022-23 season for violating team policies

Sep. 22, 2022 21:27 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka has been suspended for the 2022-23 season for violating team policies.