Basketball Topics

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 ...

Durant rocks NBA in move to Warriors

Jul 5, 2016

Durant rocks NBA in move to Warriors

Kevin Durant decided his best chance for “growth” means leaving his beloved Oklahoma City behind for a big move out West to join the star-studded, record-setting Golden State Warriors and play alongside Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. In the most anticipated move ...

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

Jul 3, 2016

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State’s Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas’ plans said Saturday. The people spoke to AP about ...

Jun 28, 2016

T-Wolves to bring in Chinese part-owner: report

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will bring in the NBA’s first part-owner from China in a deal to add two new investors to his ownership group, ESPN reported Monday. Citing unnamed sources, ESPN said the deal will allow Taylor to remain the club’s controlling ...

Jun 28, 2016

NBA stars Durant, Anthony headline 12-man U.S. Olympic team

Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics. James isn’t going to Rio, and neither are many more of basketball’s best players. The Americans think they’ll be just fine with ...

Irving, Barnes to play for U.S. in Rio

Jun 26, 2016

Irving, Barnes to play for U.S. in Rio

The U.S. basketball team has its roster for Rio. Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes accepted spots on the team to fill out the Americans’ 12-player Olympic squad, a person with knowledge of the details said Saturday. The decisions come two days before the Americans ...