Latest Adam Silver News

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

NBA's Silver says changes to rules on draft trades possible

Jul. 10, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants the hat game fixed. Mindful that it was awkward for draft picks this year who were selected by one team and had already been traded to another — but because of league rules, were unable to be introduced by their actual franchise for more than two...

Silver: NBA 'can do a better job' on free agency, rules

Jul. 9, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA knows its rules about when teams can negotiate with free agents are not being followed. So expect changes on that front for 2020. The NBA's board of governors discussed ways Tuesday to fix that process — either by changing rules, adding rules or potentially eliminating some...

It begins: NBA free agency finally starts Sunday

Jun. 29, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

Kawhi Leonard is planning meetings in Los Angeles. Kevin Durant will do the same in New York. Those are the cities where they'll begin free agency. Where they will end it will finally start to get clearer soon. NBA teams will start opening their checkbooks Sunday at 6 p.m. EDT, when the negotiating window for one...

Fever have travel woes getting home from Seattle

Jun. 24, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

The Indiana Fever had quite an adventure getting back home after finishing off a three-game road trip in Seattle this weekend. Suffice to say, Fever veteran Natalie Achonwa didn't expect the trip would involve an 8 ½-hour bus haul. "Control the controllables. ... outside of that, I'm just along for the...

Miami stops Bol's slide in 2nd round, trades him to Denver

Jun. 21, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bol Bol started the night high-fiving children as he walked across the stage as part of the festivities, being introduced with Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett and others expecting to hear their names called early in the NBA draft. The other players were long gone by the time Bol...

Clippers get Kabengele in draft night trade with Nets

Jun. 21, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers got Mfiondu Kabengele in a draft-night trade with the Brooklyn Nets, who took the Florida State forward with the 27th pick on Thursday. The move reunited Kabengele with his college teammate Terance Mann, who went to the Clippers with the 48th pick in...

Grizzlies fill point guard void, select Ja Morant at No. 2

Jun. 21, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Several years ago, the idea of Ja Morant being the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies wasn't on anyone's radar. On Thursday night, the unlikely scenario became a reality. "It was wow," Morant said of the moment his name was called by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. "I...

New blood: Cavaliers add 3 first-round picks in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have given rookie coach John Beilein some first-year projects. Looking to accelerate their roster rebuild following a dismal 19-win season, which was followed by Beilein's surprising hire, the Cavs added three first-round draft picks on Thursday night in the NBA draft....

Pacers select European center with 18th pick in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Pritchard added one surprisingly big piece to the Indiana Pacers roster in the NBA draft. Then he started working ahead, planning for a possible exodus of free agents and potentially being without Victor Oladipo until January. Indiana's president of basketball operations selected...