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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...

Raptors draft Arizona C Christian Koloko with 33rd pick

Jun. 24, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors selected Arizona center Christian Koloko with the 33rd overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. “Good shot blocker, really good defensive numbers,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of Koloko. “Ranks really highly in all of college...

Udoka, Ujiri angry over Nigerian basketball dysfunction

Jun. 05, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri and Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka both spoke out Sunday against the decision by Nigeria’s government to withdraw its basketball teams from international competitions for two years and potentially eliminate any chance of qualifying for...

Barnes, Mobley, Cunningham unanimous NBA All-Rookie picks

May. 18, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes, Cleveland forward Evan Mobley and Detroit guard Cade Cunningham were unanimously voted Wednesday to the NBA All-Rookie first team. Orlando's Franz Wagner and Houston's Jalen Green were the other players chosen for the first team by...

Nikola Jokic captures 2nd straight NBA MVP title

May. 11, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic plays for Denver. And for Serbia. Both places can once again make the same claim: For the second consecutive season, they’re home to the NBA's Most Valuable Player. The league announced Wednesday night that Jokic won back-to-back MVP...

Film about NBA's Antetokounmpo brothers comes to Disney+

May. 11, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

The journey of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers from difficult upbringings in Greece to NBA champions is the subject of an upcoming film. “Rise” debuts June 24 on Disney+, the streaming service announced Tuesday. With Giannis and Thanasis...

'There's hope': 76ers waiting to see if Embiid can come back

Apr. 30, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The best that Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers could offer Saturday about Joel Embiid’s possible availability for the Eastern Conference semifinal series against Miami was a two-word answer. “There’s hope,” Rivers said. For now, Philadelphia will...

76ers' Embiid has right orbital fracture, as East semis loom

Apr. 29, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid feared this would be the case. Turns out, he was right. The Philadelphia 76ers announced Friday night that Embiid — the NBA scoring champion and an MVP finalist — has a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion. Those injuries, for now anyway, have...

76ers getting ready for Heat, and Rivers is wasting no time

Apr. 29, 2022 03:28 AM EDT

A few hours before Game 6 of his team’s first-round series in Toronto got started on Thursday night, Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers was busy watching film. It wasn’t tape of the Raptors. He was watching the Miami Heat. The next challenge is now known...

Embiid scores 33 points, 76ers finish off Raptors in Game 6

Apr. 28, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers are headed for the second round, not home for Game 7. Joel Embiid had 33 points and 10 rebounds, Harden added 22 points and 15 assists and the 76ers beat the Toronto Raptors 132-97 in Game 6 to end their first-round series...