Without George to start, Clippers still among NBA’s best
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers shocked the NBA by landing two superstars to go with a proven supporting cast. Only one of them will be on the floor to start the season.
Irving aggravates injury, Nets hold off Lakers in Shanghai
Kyrie Irving flew halfway around the world to play for 66 seconds.
Irving aggravated his facial fracture shortly after tip-off in his preseason debut for the Brooklyn Nets, who beat the Los...
Gold standards: Many NBA players considering 2020 Olympics
USA Basketball had a tough summer.
The outlook for 2020 is already much brighter.
Plenty of NBA standouts — elite names like Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard,...
Murray’s return has Spurs eager to start new season
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs understand how they can be overlooked in the Western Conference given the flurry of trades and free agent signings in the offseason that reshaped so many...
The Latest: Pop back for 24th season after few ups and downs
The Latest from NBA media days on Monday (all times EST):
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he has no complaints as he heads into training camp following the most...
Leonard and George quickly blending in with Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have already passed the chemistry test with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The two superstars have been quick to integrate themselves with their...
NBA star Kawhi Leonard’s sister charged in deadly robbery
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A relative of NBA star Kawhi Leonard has confirmed his sister is one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a Southern California...
Into Africa: Raptors president brings the game home
TORONTO (AP) — Masai Ujiri could see it in the proud posture and wide smiles of the young female players.
The Toronto Raptors president was in Somalia last week for the last stop on his...
An early list of NBA games to watch this season
The NBA released its upcoming schedule Monday and here's some rematches, homecomings and other games to watch during this 2019-20 NBA season :
Thunder GM Sam Presti shies away from term “rebuilding”
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The words rebuilding and tanking don't sit well with Thunder general manager Sam Presti.
He prefers the terms repositioning and replenishing.
Kawhi Leonard, Paul George want to make history for Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George laughed and cheered along with the crowd when the multibillionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers waved his arms, stomped his feet and screamed...
Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest
They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in...
Kawhi Leonard, Paul George officially join LA Clippers
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are now officially with the Los Angeles Clippers, moves that bring both of them back to their native Southern California.
AP source: Mavs get Wright from Grizzlies in sign-and-trade
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...
Deals get real: Butler joins Heat, Raptors wish Kawhi well
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toronto said farewell to Kawhi Leonard. Miami said hello to Jimmy Butler. The Lakers finally have Anthony Davis.
Analysis: It’s a new day in the NBA, and a welcomed change
LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is no favorite.
This is what the NBA wanted. And needed.
The biggest piece of valid criticism about the league in recent years has been it's predictable. Golden...
AP Source: Clippers trading for George, signing Leonard
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...
- The Washington TimesKawhi Leonard continues to surprise, can become free agent again in 2021July 10, 2019
- The Washington TimesAdam Silver says NBA must address trade demands, free agency 'balance of power'July 10, 2019
- The Washington TimesClippers to sign Kawhi Leonard, trade for Paul George from ThunderJuly 6, 2019
Veteran shooter Jared Dudley joins Lakers on 1-year deal
Veteran forward Jared Dudley has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Dudley's representatives at Priority Sports announced the deal Tuesday.
Klay Thompson staying home, Jimmy Butler-to-Miami gets done
Klay Thompson is staying home with Golden State. Jimmy Butler finally has a new home in Miami.
Lillard gets supermax deal, and NBA spending spree begins
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.
It begins: NBA free agency finally starts Sunday
Kawhi Leonard is planning meetings in Los Angeles. Kevin Durant will do the same in New York.
Those are the cities where they'll begin free agency.
Raptors’ Marc Gasol accept one-year player option
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol accepted a one-year player option Wednesday for next season.
The value is approximately $25.6 million, marking the final year of a five-year...
Analysis: For Durant and Leonard, the move is to stay put
Toronto's Kawhi Leonard and Golden State's Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having enigmatic...
Raptors president ‘confident’ Leonard will return to champs
TORONTO (AP) — Still absorbing the magnitude of his team's accomplishment, Raptors President Masai Ujiri is confident Kawhi Leonard and the rest of Toronto's core will reunite next season in a bid...
Curry in Japan to talk Tokyo Olympics, Rui Hachimura
TOKYO (AP) — Stephen Curry is already looking ahead to the next challenge in his basketball career, including the chance to represent the United States at next year's Tokyo Olympics.
The draft is over, and now on the clock: Free agency
Now on the clock: Chaos.
The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear.
A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans' Zion Williamson, Memphis' Ja Morant and...
Next game for Raptors: Making final pitch to Kawhi Leonard
TORONTO (AP) — The title won and the draft over, the Toronto Raptors turn to the next order of business: keeping Kawhi Leonard.
He is expected to opt out of the final year of his contact and...
Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade
TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade and rally.
Raptors earn 1st NBA title, top injured Warriors in Game 6
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship.
King of the North: Kawhi Leonard wins Finals MVP
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's first season with the Toronto Raptors started with his now-infamous laugh.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Thursday night's Game 6 of the NBA Finals (all times local):
The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time.
Warriors play final game at Oracle trying to force Game 7
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry offered a long list of things motivating the Golden State Warriors to extend their season once more and keep alive the chase for a third straight...
Analysis: Even being injured Durant leads free-agent pack
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — This was already going to be a summer filled with fireworks in the NBA.
Nothing has changed.
Kevin Durant's ruptured Achilles, which was surgically repaired on...
Analysis: Golden State won, but both teams lost Game 5
TORONTO (AP) — The scoreboard said Golden State 106, Toronto 105.
The reality was that both teams lost.
It's almost unimaginable: an NBA Finals game where neither team felt like...
Raptors miss opportunity in Game 5 of NBA Finals
TORONTO (AP) — They were up by six, in the city that Torontonians call The Six, with less than three minutes left.
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest from Monday night's Game 5 of the NBA Finals (all times local):
Kyle Lowry's 3-pointer at the buzzer was well off, and the Golden State Warriors...
Not done yet: Warriors, Raptors prepare for Game 5
TORONTO (AP) — The word of the day Sunday that best summed up the NBA Finals was "yet."
As in, Golden State isn't ready to give up its throne — yet.
Toronto tries to secure NBA Finals against Golden State in game 5
Golden State Warriors (57-25, first in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Toronto Raptors (58-24, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
With Leonard leading way, Raptors on cusp of 1st NBA title
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There was a moment, not long before the postseason started, when Toronto coach Nick Nurse learned all that he really needed to know about Kawhi Leonard and what makes the...
Leonard, Raptors move within victory of first championship
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada.
Leonard outdueled the Splash Brothers for 36 points and 12...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Friday night's Game 4 of the NBA Finals (all times local):
The Toronto Raptors are one win from their first NBA title.
AP source: Nets moving Crabbe, picks to Hawks, get cap space
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade guard Allen Crabbe, the first step into what they hope can be a big summer.
The Nets will deal him along with two first-round picks to...
Warriors’ Klay Thompson set to return for NBA Finals Game 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Everyone knows about Klay Thompson's ability to get dangerously hot in a hurry on offense.
His stingy defense might just be the thing that matters most when he returns...
Toronto visits Golden State with 2-1 series lead
Toronto Raptors (58-24, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Golden State Warriors (57-25, first in the Western Conference during the regular season)
Raptors hit big shots, beat Warriors for 2-1 NBA Finals lead
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Wednesday's Game 3 of the NBA Finals (all times local):
Toronto fended off a playoff-career-high 47 points from Stephen Curry, and beat...
Amid NBA Finals and lawsuit, Kawhi Leonard remains unfazed
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto star Kawhi Leonard has more than a few things on his mind these days.
He'll be a free agent in a few weeks and will decide where he wants to play next season....