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AP source: Timberwolves, Prince reach 2-year, $16M extension

Jun. 29, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing back reserve forward Taurean Prince, who became a vital part of the second unit in his first season with the club. Prince and the Timberwolves have agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract extension, according to a person...

LA Kings get Kevin Fiala in trade with Minnesota Wild

Jun. 29, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings acquired high-scoring forward Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for their first-round pick in the upcoming draft and prospect Brock Faber. Fiala is a restricted free agent, but the Kings are expected to sign the...

NBA free agency opens Thursday, starting deal-making season

Jun. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Let the talking begin. The trading, too, and eventually the signing. Free agency officially opens Thursday in the NBA, with teams able to begin negotiating at 6 p.m. Eastern with players who are not under contract — although, in reality, free agency and the slew of offseason...

Grichuk, Diaz homer, Rockies rough up Kershaw, Dodgers 7-4

Jun. 29, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Randall Grichuk and Elias Diaz homered and the Colorado Rockies continued their Coors Field mastery of Clayton Kershaw with a 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. The Rockies roughed up Kershaw for six runs and nine hits in four innings, his...

AP source: Knicks dealing Alec Burks, Noel to Pistons

Jun. 28, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks are trading Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks to the Detroit Pistons, a person with knowledge of the details said Tuesday, moves that free up nearly $20 million more for free agency. Having already agreed to send Kemba Walker to the Pistons on draft...

Ivica Zubac, Clippers agree on contract extension

Jun. 28, 2022 22:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers agreed to a contract extension with center Ivica Zubac on Tuesday. The team had declined its $7.5 million option on the 25-year-old from Croatia, setting up the new deal that keeps the 7-footer as the club’s longest-tenured player. ...

AP sources: Commanders, McLaurin agree on 3-year extension

Jun. 28, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

Terry McLaurin and the Washington Commanders hammered out a new contract for the star receiver, ending the team's biggest football-related saga of a tumultuous offseason a month before training camp begins. McLaurin agreed to terms on a three-year contract, according to two people...

AP source: Westbrook exercises $47M option with Lakers

Jun. 28, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook is exercising his option to play for $47.1 million next season, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither Westbrook — a past NBA MVP and...

AP sources: Wall to be bought out, intends to join Clippers

Jun. 27, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

John Wall and the Houston Rockets have agreed that his contract will be bought out, a move that will free him to sign with any team of his choosing, two people with knowledge of the situation said Monday night. Wall’s preference will be to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers,...

Royals send Santana, $4.3M to Mariners for 2 young pitchers

Jun. 27, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals traded first baseman Carlos Santana and nearly $4.3 million to the Seattle Mariners for right-handers Wyatt Mills and William Fleming on Monday, clearing the way for Kansas City to bring up hot prospect Vinnie Pasquantino. Pasquantino was not in...