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Bucks GM: No knee procedure necessary for Antetokounmpo

Jul. 30, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst says Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn't need any type of offseason procedure for the left knee that the two-time MVP hyperextended during the team’s NBA title run. “He’s fine,” Horst said Friday. “I can’t...

Houston Rockets take Green with No. 2 pick in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston general manager Rafael Stone wouldn't even hazard a guess of how good of an NBA player Jalen Green will be. He is, however, certain that he'll give everything he has to reach his full potential. “Clearly we think he can be...

Kings get defensive help with Baylor's Davion Mitchell

Jul. 30, 2021 01:50 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Kings finally have a defensive anchor in the backcourt. Sacramento also added some beef to its frontcourt with the addition of a 7-foot shot blocker from Portugal. Davion Mitchell, a two-way guard whose defensive skills were pivotal during...

76ers take Tennessee guard Springer with 28th pick of draft

Jul. 30, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trying to rebound after a crushing end to their season, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Tennessee freshman Jaden Springer with the 28th pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night. The 6-foot-3 guard, who turns 19 in September, averaged 12.5 points in 25...

Hawks bolster forward spot by drafting Duke's Jalen Johnson

Jul. 30, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jalen Johnson was entertained by Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks in the playoffs. Now Johnson says he wants to help Young and the Hawks take the next step to the NBA finals. The Hawks bolstered their depth by selecting Johnson, a...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 28, 2021 07:13 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. July 27, 2021. Editorial: Wisconsin leaders’ antics are getting old Earlier this week, Gov. Tony Evers called for a special legislative session to vote on increasing funding for Wisconsin schools and universities....

Doncic debuts with 48 points, Slovenia wins Olympic opener

Jul. 26, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Luka Doncic is only a 22-year-old Olympic rookie, a player who might still be a few years away from his best basketball. Sergio Hernandez doesn't need to wait. “For me, I said this two years ago: He is the best player in the...

Milwaukee Bucks' fans celebrate NBA championship with parade

Jul. 22, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thousands of fans lined downtown Milwaukee streets on Thursday to catch a glimpse of their beloved Bucks in a parade to celebrate the city’s first NBA championship in half a century. Six police officers on horseback clopped past cheering fans at the...

Title rewards Antetokounmpo's decision to commit to Bucks

Jul. 22, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — This could have been the offseason in which Giannis Antetokounmpo entered the free-agent market and perhaps teamed up with another superstar to try winning multiple NBA titles together. Antetokounmpo instead will spend the summer celebrating a...

Young nucleus intact, Suns wait to see if Chris Paul returns

Jul. 21, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In his 16th season, Chris Paul took a risk, deciding that a young, unproven Phoenix Suns team was worth joining in his pursuit of his first NBA championship. To the surprise of just about everyone outside the locker room, it nearly worked. ...