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NBA shifts gears quickly, and now the offseason awaits

Jul. 21, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

Detroit, you are on the clock. The NBA offseason — if you can call it that — is here. The Milwaukee Bucks officially flipped the league calendar to summer on Tuesday night, capturing their first title in 50 years and turning out the lights on a season that navigated...

Silver says NBA may have weathered pandemic well financially

Jul. 06, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The NBA may emerge from the pandemic on better financial footing than it first anticipated, though Commissioner Adam Silver warned Tuesday that it’s too early to declare things fully back to normal. Silver, at his annual pre-NBA Finals news conference,...

Raptors' Jalen Harris dismissed and disqualified from NBA

Jul. 01, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Harris was dismissed and disqualified from the NBA on Thursday for violating terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. The league, teams and union are prohibited from publicly disclosing information about testing or treatment...

Last chance for Tokyo: Final 4 Olympic hoop qualifiers begin

Jun. 28, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

Toronto coach Nick Nurse is an American. Born in Iowa. Owns a home in Florida. A lifetime fan of the Chicago Cubs. He also carries Canada’s Olympic basketball hopes. Nurse — the coach of the Canadian men's national team — hasn’t coached a game...

Back to normal? NBA plans to start '21-22 season in October

Jun. 10, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA told its teams Thursday that it intends to return to a normal schedule next season, with training camps opening in late September and the regular season set to begin on Oct. 19. A memo that was sent to teams, a copy of which was obtained by The...

Wizards hire Evans, 1st woman to run an NBA team's analytics

Jun. 04, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Katherine Evans is joining the Washington Wizards as the first woman to head the research or analytics department of an NBA franchise. Monumental Basketball announced the hire Friday, saying Evans would oversee its research department, supporting the...

Canada basketball loads camp roster for Tokyo qualifying bid

May. 27, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

Virtually all of Canada’s top NBA players, excluding those who are injured, have accepted invitations to attend training camp next month in advance of that country’s last chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Canada will play host to a six-team qualifier in...

Before free agency, Lowry will decide his Olympic future

May. 18, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

The next big decision that Toronto guard Kyle Lowry makes won’t be the one that decides his NBA future. His Olympic future will be settled first. Lowry — who will be one of the top free agents on the market this summer — said Tuesday that he is...

Hoping for home: Raptors thank Tampa, but clamor for Toronto

May. 17, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

Fred VanVleet has nothing but great things to say about Tampa. He likes the food. The people in the arena are friendly. The temporary accommodations for the Toronto Raptors were as good as anyone could expect. He didn’t even mind that an alligator was living in his backyard. ...

10 things to know, with the NBA regular season in the books

May. 17, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

The compressed, coronavirus-threatened, NBA regular season like none other is over. All 1,080 games that were scheduled were played, and now the play-in round awaits. That begins Tuesday, runs through Friday, and the playoffs start Saturday. Here are...