Latest Keldon Johnson News

Spurs facing unknown with youth replacing its veteran past

Oct. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are confronting basic questions they have not faced in decades. Who is taking the last shot of the game in a critical situation? Which player will provide the team with leadership? It’s a dilemma Gregg...

San Antonio Spurs take Alabama guard Josh Primo at No. 12

Jul. 30, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs selected guard Josh Primo of Alabama with the No. 12 pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, adding a 6-foot-5 guard as they rebuild through youth. Primo averaged 8.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in his lone season with the Crimson...

US bounces back from Olympic-opening loss, routs Iran 120-66

Jul. 28, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — It wasn't just that the U.S. had been losing. It was that the level of play was practically un-American. Playing passively and passing up open shots isn't the way its players became basketball's best. And when it resulted in them dropping their...

US players learning differences between Olympic hoops, NBA

Jul. 23, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. men’s basketball team was about to start playing its final warm-up for the Tokyo Olympics a few days ago in Las Vegas, and Spain’s Ricky Rubio found himself in a pregame conversation with American guard Zach LaVine. Rubio has well over a decade...

Ready or not: Short-handed US basketball roster off to Tokyo

Jul. 19, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team has been together for two weeks. There have been six practices. The team played four exhibitions. A pair of roster changes have already been required and the Americans have no idea when three other players will join the team for the first time. ...

Lillard, Johnson lead US to 83-76 exhibition win over Spain

Jul. 18, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two days after being added to the Olympic team, Keldon Johnson keyed a huge third-quarter run to help the U.S. beat Spain. Damian Lillard scored 19 points and Johnson added 15 in an 83-76 victory Sunday night in the final pre-Olympic game for both teams...