Basketball Topics

Jul 12, 2016

Casson named Timberwolves' new CEO

The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired San Francisco 49ers executive Ethan Casson to be the team’s new chief executive officer. The team announced the hiring on Monday. Casson will replace Rob Moor, who stepped down from his post and will start on Aug. 8. Casson ...

NBA legend Duncan retires after 19 years

Jul 12, 2016

NBA legend Duncan retires after 19 years

Tim Duncan never wanted the spotlight, only the trophies. He never wanted the endorsements, only the camaraderie. He never wanted the accolades, only the collective achievement. So when one of the most understated superstars in sports decided to finally call it a career after ...

Celtics bring Horford on board

Jul 9, 2016

Celtics bring Horford on board

Al Horford is the biggest free agent ever to sign with the Boston Celtics. And he’s going to try to make sure he’s not the last. “People around the league, they appreciate, they understand how special it is,” Horford said Friday at a news ...

Warriors unveil Durant after signing him to two-year deal

Jul 8, 2016

Warriors unveil Durant after signing him to two-year deal

Kevin Durant wanted to look MVP Stephen Curry in the eye, meet Klay Thompson face to face, and find out for himself whether they truly wanted him as a teammate. The All-Star shooting tandem made it clear during a meeting last weekend that he ...

Jul 7, 2016

NBA to introduce new shot clock, timing system

Time’s up for the old NBA shot clock. The league will debut a new timing system and shot clock this week in Las Vegas during the NBA Summer League, which will then be integrated into all 29 arenas for the 2016-17 season. The league ...

Wade bids Heat farewell, will return home to play for Bulls

Jul 7, 2016

Wade bids Heat farewell, will return home to play for Bulls

Dwyane Wade is going home, making what he called “an extremely emotional and tough decision” on Wednesday night to leave the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and sign with the Chicago Bulls. Wade will sign a two-year deal with the Bulls, one that will ...

Nowitzki stays put; Spurs get Gasol

Jul 6, 2016

Nowitzki stays put; Spurs get Gasol

Star forward Dirk Nowitzki has agreed to terms on a two-year deal to stay with the Dallas Mavericks, while Pau Gasol has agreed to join the San Antonio Spurs. Nowitzki has a two-year deal worth $40 million, according to The Dallas Morning News and ...

Jul 5, 2016

Heat make two-year offer to Wade

Dwyane Wade has an offer to consider. Wade has been extended a two-year, $40 million contract offer to stay with the Miami Heat, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday. The second year would be at Wade’s option, ...

Jul 5, 2016

Mavericks agree to acquire Bogut from Warriors: source

Andrew Bogut is headed to the Dallas Mavericks from Golden State thanks to the Warriors’ successful pursuit of Kevin Durant. A person with knowledge of the deal said Monday that the Mavericks have agreed to acquire Bogut with the Warriors trying to clear salary ...