Latest NBA Western Conference News

Curry, Warriors stun James, Lakers 121-114 in opener

Oct. 20, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Opening night in Hollywood went well for three quarters for Los Angeles Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. But it was a flop for their new supporting cast, including L.A. native and...

Injured Nuggets star Jamal Murray: 'I can't rush time'

Oct. 19, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray is conflicted. The Nuggets' star guard can't wait to get back to playing basketball like he did before that awful night in San Francisco last April when his left knee buckled as he drove past Andrew Wiggins, ending his season and ultimately...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

Bucks sign guard Grayson Allen to multiyear extension

Oct. 18, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen has signed a multiyear contract extension less than 2 ½ months after the team acquired him from the Memphis Grizzlies. Allen joined the Bucks in an Aug. 7 trade that set guard Sam Merrill and two future second-round...

1 dead, 2 injured in separate falls during Phish concert

Oct. 18, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One man apparently fell to his death at a Phish concert in San Francisco Sunday night, about an hour before another man was injured in a separate fall. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that police were investigating to determine what...

Lakers claim Avery Bradley, who opted out before title win

Oct. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers claimed veteran guard Avery Bradley Jr. off waivers on Monday. Bradley played for the Lakers in 2019-20, but opted out prior to the NBA restart in the bubble in Orlando, Florida, because of health concerns related to the...

Grizzlies sign Jaren Jackson Jr to extension before deadline

Oct. 18, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Jaren Jackson Jr. to extension ahead of the NBA deadline. The Grizzlies did not disclose the terms of the deal Monday with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1018 draft. ESPN reported the extension is four years for...

Grizzlies exercise rookie options for Morant, Clarke, Bane

Oct. 16, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies exercised the rookie contract options for 2022-23 for point guard Ja Morant, forward Brandon Clarke and guard Desmond Bane on Saturday. The No. 2 pick overall in 2019, Morant was the NBA Rookie of the Year and has started all...

Bucks sign general manager Jon Horst to contract extension

Oct. 15, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bucks general manager Jon Horst has signed a multi-year contract extension after helping Milwaukee win its first NBA title in a half-century. The move comes less than two months after the Bucks signed coach Mike Budenholzer to an extension. Milwaukee...

Pelicans' Williamson out at first week of regular season

Oct. 14, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is now expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season because his recovery from surgery to repair a right foot fracture is taking longer than anticipated. “Nothing has gone wrong and there is no...