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AP source: 76ers trade Green, pick to Memphis for Melton

Jun. 24, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers traded the rights to the 23rd overall pick of Thursday night's NBA draft and Danny Green to the Memphis Grizzlies for De’Anthony Melton, said a person with knowledge of the situation. The Sixers selected Colorado State's David Roddy and...

Warriors select forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. with 28th pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors will build a roster with the mission to repeat as NBA champions. How the team's new draft picks will fit into that quest remains to be seen. The Warriors selected forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. from the University of...

Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2022 00:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The question for weeks leading into the NBA draft was whether the first pick would be Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren or Jabari Smith Jr. The answer finally came Thursday night — and even Banchero didn't know it until moments before the announcement of the Orlando...

Cavs select Agbaji at 14, add another Mobley in NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ochai Agbaji developed championship DNA in college. The Cavaliers are counting on it staying with him in the pros. Looking to add a perimeter player who can shoot, defend and maybe accelerate their timeline to NBA title contention, Cleveland selected Agbaji with...

Brothers, basketball focus of Antetokounmpo family's 'Rise'

Jun. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t watch this year's NBA Finals. The series he dominated last year like few players have was too stressful to view as a fan. “Like, I get too tensed up, because I just start sweating on the couch,” Antetokounmpo said. He prefers being on...

Brown introduced as Kings coach after helping Warriors win

Jun. 21, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

During a break between Golden State's Western Conference finals games against Dallas, then-Warriors top assistant Mike Brown jumped on a plane to San Diego to watch his new star De’Aaron Fox work out and take the Sacramento guard and his family to lunch. Brown got right back on a...

NBA Finals viewership up 24 percent over 2021

Jun. 21, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 14 million people watched the Golden State Warriors win its fourth NBA championship since 2015 by beating the Boston Celtics in the sixth game of their series. The series that matched the NBA's most current dynasty against the one with the most championships...

Champion Warriors celebrate fourth title in eight seasons

Jun. 20, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From the moment all those months ago that Klay Thompson uttered “championship or bust” with his team off to an 18-2 start, the Golden State Warriors seemed set to make good on his lofty proclamation. It took Thompson getting healthy at last, then Draymond...

AP sources: Atkinson decides not to coach Charlotte Hornets

Jun. 18, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets will have to begin their search again for a head coach because Kenny Atkinson changed his mind and will stay with the NBA champion Warriors after all. Two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday...

Bob McKillop retires as Davidson coach after 33-season run

Jun. 17, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

Bob McKillop watched his former star player Stephen Curry closely as he celebrated winning another NBA championship with tears. It felt like a timely bit of reassurance for the longtime Davidson men's basketball coach as he prepared to announce his retirement. ...