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Spurs draft picks strong in 106-96 win over Hornets

Jul. 8, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

The San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League. Second-round picks Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka Samanic added 16 to lead the Spurs to a 106-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Ben Moore scored 17 points and had eight...

AP source: Mavs get Wright from Grizzlies in sign-and-trade

Jul. 7, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Mavericks have acquired guard Delon Wright from the Memphis Grizzlies in a sign-and-trade agreement that could make the restricted free agent a starter alongside rookie of the year Luka Doncic. Wright and the Mavericks have agreed on...

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...

AP Source: Clippers trading for George, signing Leonard

Jul. 6, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers made a huge decision. That meant Kawhi Leonard could finally make his. The Clippers will be landing Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks, a person familiar with the...

The Latest: AP source: Markieff Morris to sign with Pistons

Jul. 3, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 5:35 p.m. A person familiar with the situation says the Detroit Pistons and Markieff Morris have agreed on a two-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal cannot be signed until Saturday. Morris has...

The Latest: Kanter returning to East with Boston Celtics

Jul. 1, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

The Latest on NBA free agency Monday (all times EDT): 7 p.m. Enes Kanter is coming back to the Eastern Conference, joining the Boston Celtics. Kanter's manager, Hank Fetic, wrote on Twitter that Kanter had agreed to two-year deal with the Celtics , with the second-year being a player option. The Athletic reported...

Klay Thompson staying home, Jimmy Butler-to-Miami gets done

Jul. 1, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

Klay Thompson is staying home with Golden State. Jimmy Butler finally has a new home in Miami. And the wait continues for Kawhi Leonard. Thompson announced his decision to stay with the Golden State Warriors for $190 million over the next five years, meaning the five-time reigning Western Conference champions...

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...

The Latest: AP source: Jimmy Butler heading to South Beach

Jun. 30, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

The Latest on NBA free agency (all times ET): 9:55 p.m. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Jimmy Butler has agreed to a $142 million, four-year contract and will be traded to the Miami Heat by the Philadelphia 76ers. Miami and Philadelphia were still working out some aspects of the swap, such as the...