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AP source: NBA investigating 76ers for possible tampering

Jul. 29, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are being investigated by the NBA for possible tampering in offseason free-agency moves involving James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday night. The person,...

AP source: Harden, 76ers agree on 2-year, $68 million deal

Jul. 20, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

James Harden has agreed to terms on a two-year contract to stay with the Philadelphia 76ers and will make about $14.5 million less this coming season than he could have earned under his previous deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday. Harden will sign a deal...

Healthy James Harden vows return to 'top of my game'

Jul. 18, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Harden is vowing a return to his high-scoring form after battling a lingering hamstring injury that created rare doubt for the three-time NBA scoring champion over the last two seasons. He expects similar big things from the Philadelphia 76ers after taking...

Analysis: NBA teams going all-in, and that's what it takes

Jul. 02, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

The 2023 NBA playoffs are more than nine months away, and one thing is already clear. There will be chaos. The Minnesota Timberwolves grabbed a megaphone and announced that to the world when they traded multiple players and several first-round picks — one of them in...

5 players, $1.1 billion: NBA free agency starts with a bang

Jul. 01, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

The NBA generated more basketball-related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good. Nikola Jokic agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history, Bradley...

AP source: Harden declines $47M option with Philadelphia

Jun. 29, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

James Harden is taking less with hopes the Philadelphia 76ers can do more. A person familiar with the situation said Harden chose not to exercise his $47.4 million option for next season and will become a free agent — but with no designs on leaving Philadelphia. Harden made the...

Riley enters offseason looking for ways to improve Heat

Jun. 06, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

Pat Riley is in his usual place entering the offseason. If there’s a way to make the Miami Heat better, he’s all ears. The Heat president raved Monday about what his team was able to do this season, earning the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and making the East finals. But...

For Heat, no championship made season feel like 'a waste'

May. 30, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A frustrated Bam Adebayo tore his jersey apart as he walked off the court after the final buzzer. Erik Spoelstra made no effort to hide his sadness about how the Miami Heat's season ended. Kyle Lowry said the year was wasted. The hope was to spend Tuesday flying to the...

Heat go cold in Game 7 against Boston, and pay the price

May. 30, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler followed up one amazing performance with another. It just wasn't enough for the Miami Heat. The last shot of Butler's season was a 3-pointer that missed — and in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, that's the way most of the shots...

Game 7: Heat, Celtics set to finally decide East champion

May. 28, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra didn’t even have to finish the sentence. The Miami Heat coach was speaking in the locker room after a season-extending win in Boston, players and staff standing around him in a semicircle. “There’s no two better words,” Spoelstra said. ...