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Cavaliers hang on to No. 3 pick, select versatile big Mobley

Jul. 30, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Evan Mobley has set a lofty goal for his rookie season — All-Star. “I'm trying to get everything,” he said. No wonder the Cavaliers love him. Desperate to add a player capable of rocketing them back into...

AP sources: Lakers acquiring All-Star Westbrook from Wizards

Jul. 29, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are acquiring All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards for three players and the rights to first-round pick Isaiah Jackson. According to two people with knowledge of the deal, the Lakers are trading...

New coach Green sees Pelicans primed to ascend as Suns have

Jul. 27, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Pelicans coach Willie Green sees New Orleans as a team on the cusp of contending — a conclusion he explains by referencing his past two years with the Phoenix Suns. “This situation actually reminds me a lot of Phoenix,” Green said during...

Pelicans hire Suns assistant Willie Green as new head coach

Jul. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Phoenix Suns assistant Willie Green as their new head coach. Green, a former NBA player who turns 40 on July 28, is a first-time head coach after serving as an NBA assistant coach the past five years — first with...

Bucks' forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo in health protocol

Jul. 17, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In the most important games of this NBA season, COVID-19 continues to make its impact felt. The Milwaukee Bucks will be without reserve forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who was placed in the NBA's health and safety protocol before Game 5 of the finals on...

Colangelo seeks Suns win, reinforcements for US Olympic team

Jul. 14, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jerry Colangelo is headed to Game 5 in Phoenix, hoping to see his old team win its first NBA title. Getting the series over would sure help his current team, too. Colangelo was the Suns' first general manager when the organization...

AP source: Pelicans, Green negotiating, but no deal yet

Jul. 14, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans are negotiating with Suns assistant Willie Green about taking over as head coach, but no deal is in place and discussions could extend beyond the NBA Finals, a person familiar with the situation said. “He has not agreed to a...

Analysis: Suns now know that NBA titles don't come easily

Jul. 12, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

It’s not easy. It’s never been easy. It’s not supposed to be easy. This is the latest lesson for the Phoenix Suns. Retire the “Suns in four” chants, Phoenix. Those sweep dreams are gone, after a Game 3 in Milwaukee in which Devin Booker...

Analysis: The parity era in the NBA may have just arrived

Jul. 07, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Adam Silver said about 6,200 words in his annual state-of-the-league news conference before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Here’s one that stood out: Parity. The NBA commissioner was a more-than-keen observer on Tuesday night, watching...

The NBA Finals: 10 things to know about Bucks vs. Suns

Jul. 06, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

Make way for something new in the NBA Finals. Milwaukee hasn’t been to the NBA Finals since 1974 and Phoenix hasn’t been to the NBA Finals since 1993, two stats that have been repeated so often over the last few days that the Bucks and Suns probably wouldn’t mind if...