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AP source: Grizzlies trade Conley to Jazz for 3 players

Jun. 19, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

The Memphis Grizzlies traded away the final piece of the franchise's best years on Wednesday, sending veteran point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for a trio of players, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The Grizzlies swapped Conley for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen, said...

Brazdeikis wrapping up pre-draft whirlwind

Jun. 19, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

With only a few days remaining before the NBA draft, Iggy Brazdeikis enjoyed a reunion of sorts when he worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That meant a chance to catch up with John Beilein. "It was so cool. It honestly kind of felt like home, seeing him there," Brazdeikis said. "It just felt really good,...

New Jersey may let Golden Nugget casino take some NBA bets

Jun. 18, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering loosening their sports betting restrictions to allow the owner of the Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association teams. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta owns the casino — and also owns the NBA's Houston...

Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting

Jun. 18, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Police are looking for a fourth person and haven't recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that wounded four people and sent thousands fleeing, authorities said Tuesday. Toronto Police Chief Marc Saunders said they are looking for a male who was...

Attorney: Deputy in clash with Raptors exec has concussion

Jun. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deputy suffered a concussion and is on medical leave after an altercation with the president of the Toronto Raptors as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship, a lawyer said Tuesday. The 20-year-veteran of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office also...

Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

Jun. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last year. The...

High 5: Cavaliers mulling options with 5th pick in NBA draft

Jun. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers barely survived a stormy season and then watched the NBA's postseason from afar. They'll be big players again Thursday night. With the 5th and 26th picks in the draft, the Cavaliers can add quality talent to a young team now under the direction of new coach John Beilein. He,...

AP source: Celtics' Horford to be unrestricted free agent

Jun. 18, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the decision has not been...

Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade

Jun. 18, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade and rally. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP isn't saying whether he'll use it to keep a door open or close it behind him...

Texas' Jaxson Hayes headlines list of big men in NBA draft

Jun. 18, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

Jaxson Hayes needed only a year at Texas to put himself at the front of the class of big men in Thursday's NBA draft. The freshman could go late in the lottery, headlining a list of intriguing talents as the role of the big man has evolved in the NBA to embrace more flexibility and ability to roam outside the...