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Walters lands spot on Pistons staff

/ Jul 1, 2017

Walters lands spot on Pistons staff

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Rex Walters has joined the Detroit Pistons as an assistant coach and will work on Stan Van Gundy’s staff next season.Walters, 47, served as the Grand Rapids Drive head coach last season, guiding the Pistons’ NBA Development League (now known as the NBA G ...

/ Jul 1, 2017

Warriors, Curry to finalize deal: GM

Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers said a contract will be finalized with two-time MVP Stephen Curry once the free agency moratorium ends on Thursday.The Warriors confirmed that in an email to The Associated Press on Friday night. Curry’s agent, Jeff Austin of ...

Pacers trade George to Thunder

/ Jul 1, 2017

Pacers trade George to Thunder

Paul George has a new home, and Russell Westbrook has a new star teammate.The Indiana Pacers have agreed to trade George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, said two people with knowledge of the details. The stunning deal gives ...

Teams plotting moves to land Pacers' George

/ Jun 30, 2017

Teams plotting moves to land Pacers' George

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George is being wooed by several clubs as the NBA prepares for Saturday’s start of free agency for the 2017-18 season.Teams can negotiate terms and deals with available talent starting this weekend but there is a moratorium on signing any ...

Rockets acquire Paul from Clippers in blockbuster trade

/ Jun 29, 2017

Rockets acquire Paul from Clippers in blockbuster trade

Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, giving the Rockets two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.In the NBA’s second blockbuster trade in less than a week, the Rockets acquired Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers ...

Jackson era over after three years

/ Jun 29, 2017

Jackson era over after three years

Phil Jackson wanted to trade Carmelo Anthony and wouldn’t rule out dealing Kristaps Porzingis.Turns out, Jackson is the one leaving. Jackson is out as New York Knicks president after he oversaw one of the worst eras in team history, with the team saying in ...

Westbrook wins NBA MVP award

/ Jun 27, 2017

Westbrook wins NBA MVP award

Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA.Westbrook was voted MVP on Monday night after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles during his historic season. He led the league with 31.6 points and added 10.7 ...

Paul re-elected as NBPA president

/ Jun 24, 2017

Paul re-elected as NBPA president

Chris Paul has been re-elected president of the National Basketball Players Association.Paul’s new four-year term begins immediately. He will be assisted by the union’s newly elected vice president, Garrett Temple of the Sacramento Kings. In his first term as president, Paul most notably helped ...

/ Jun 16, 2017

Ex-Happinet Bryant joins Nets coaching staff

Former Akita Northern Happinets forward Travon Bryant has joined the Brooklyn Nets coaching staff, it was announced on Thursday.Bryant was named an assistant player development coach for Kenny Atkinson’s staff. The 34-year-old Bryant, a University of Missouri alum, wrapped up his playing career with ...

Durant vindicates decision to join Golden State

/ Jun 13, 2017

Durant vindicates decision to join Golden State

Kevin Durant was criticized by many for joining an already-stacked Golden State Warriors team last July but it is hard to question the move after watching how seamlessly he fit in with the NBA’s newest super team.Durant was named the MVP of the NBA ...

Warriors head to Game 5 with Green in tow

/ Jun 12, 2017

Warriors head to Game 5 with Green in tow

A year ago for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers sat alongside suspended forward Draymond Green next-door to Oracle Arena in a suite at the Oakland Athletics game.Myers told Green: Let’s not do this again. On Monday ...