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Deals get real: Butler joins Heat, Raptors wish Kawhi well

Jul. 7, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toronto said farewell to Kawhi Leonard. Miami said hello to Jimmy Butler. The Lakers finally have Anthony Davis. Free agency became real Saturday. The four-team trade that sent Butler to the Heat — with a new $142 million, four-year contract — was one of the first big moves...

The Latest: Kupchak doesn't regret keeping Walker last year

Jul. 6, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a conference call with local reporters that he doesn't regret not trading three-time All-Star Kemba Walker last year when he had a chance — and possibly could have gotten quality players or draft picks in...

Analysis: Point guards are getting valued, and rightly so

Jul. 1, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

Point guards got paid. Much like the quarterback in football, the point guard is still a critical component in basketball, the on-court leader of a club in most cases — and in the opening two days of free agency, teams paid accordingly for that spot. Free agency wasn't even 24 hours old and more than $1...

Lillard gets supermax deal, and NBA spending spree begins

Jul. 1, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

Damian Lillard wasn't a top-five pick. Tobias Harris wasn't a lottery pick. Khris Middleton wasn't even a first-rounder. Their bank balances won't know the difference soon. Free agency opened Sunday with nearly $3 billion in deals getting struck in the opening hours — including Kyrie Irving officially...

Bucks' Horst wins Executive of the Year, heads back to work

Jun. 25, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst took a break from his busy schedule Monday night to collect the 2018-19 NBA Executive of the Year Award. Horst won the honor during the league's awards show in Santa Monica, California, four days after he and his staff put a bow on the draft and...

Bucks prepare for free agency after dealing sole draft pick

Jun. 21, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NBA draft came and went without the Milwaukee Bucks adding a player to its roster. Milwaukee drafted Kevin Porter Jr. of Southern California with the 30th overall pick Thursday night, but that selection is expected to go to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bucks and Pistons agreed to a...

Giannis: Bucks 'successful' despite falling short of goal

May. 27, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo said on Monday that he hadn't slept in the two days since the Milwaukee Bucks' season came to an end. But the NBA MVP finalist said his team still had a successful season despite falling short of its goal of winning the second NBA championship in franchise history....

Leonard scores 27, Raptors advance to first NBA Finals

May. 26, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo . "The building exploded after that dunk," Leonard said. It sure did. Now imagine how it will sound when the...

Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6

May. 25, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history. The Bucks,...

Bucks on brink of elimination after tweaking starting lineup

May. 24, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mired in their worst skid of the season at the worst possible time, the Milwaukee Bucks need an answer in the Eastern Conference finals. A lineup change didn't provide one, so the Bucks have to come up with something else in Toronto. The Bucks returned to the starting five they used most...