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Grizzlies confirm trade with 76ers netting Roddy, Green

Jun. 24, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies announced Friday the final pieces of their draft night trade sending guard De'Anthony Melton to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights to forward David Roddy and wing Danny Green. The 6-foot-6 Green has started 709 of 819 regular...

Lakers get Michigan State's Max Christie with 2nd-round pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers think Max Christie is the next underrated young talent who will grow into a solid NBA contributor after he puts on the purple and gold. The Lakers selected the Michigan State guard with the 35th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday...

Lakers get in draft, acquire 35th pick in trade with Orlando

Jun. 23, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers will get to participate in the NBA draft after acquiring the 35th overall pick from the Orlando Magic on Thursday for cash and a future second-round selection. The Magic will get either the Lakers' second-round pick or Washington's...

Brown introduced as Kings coach after helping Warriors win

Jun. 21, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

During a break between Golden State's Western Conference finals games against Dallas, then-Warriors top assistant Mike Brown jumped on a plane to San Diego to watch his new star De’Aaron Fox work out and take the Sacramento guard and his family to lunch. Brown got right back on a...

Warriors cap title run, NBA flips the page to 2022-23 season

Jun. 17, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

A parade awaits in San Francisco to celebrate the champion Golden State Warriors. The NBA draft is a few days away, with presumed top-three picks Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero set to take their first steps toward realizing their enormous potential. Free agency starts in less than...

LeBron trading card could fetch record price at auction

Jun. 15, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. (AP) — LeBron James might be on the cusp of setting another record. And someone will have to pay a lot of money to make it happen. A one-of-a-kind James trading card — called the “Triple Logoman” — is up for auction this month, with some...

Darvin Ham embraces challenge as Lakers' rookie head coach

Jun. 06, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Darvin Ham recognizes the enormity of the task he is undertaking with the Los Angeles Lakers, and this first-time head coach is not intimidated. Ham is expected to immediately return a veteran-laden, oddly constructed roster to championship contention. He...

For Jaylen Brown, NBA Finals is bit of a homecoming

Jun. 02, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jaylen Brown is starting the NBA Finals on the road. Except it might seem like a homecoming for him, in a couple of ways. Brown plays for the Boston Celtics, who will visit the Golden State Warriors for Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, which start Thursday...

Warriors, Celtics built Finals teams through draft

Jun. 01, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Steve Kerr looks at the way the Boston Celtics built a championship-caliber team, he sees plenty of similarities to how his Golden State Warriors got to the NBA Finals in 2015. Boston built a core through the draft by taking Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and...

NBA Finals preview: Breaking down Celtics-Warriors matchup

Jun. 01, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Preview capsule for the NBA Finals, which start Thursday: East No. 2 BOSTON CELTICS (51-31, 12-6) vs. West No. 3 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (53-29, 12-4) Season series: Tied, 1-1. Golden State won at Boston 111-107 on Dec. 17. The Celtics rolled on...