Basketball Topics

Jul 11, 2014

Cavaliers give Irving $90 mil. extension

The Cavaliers didn’t wait. They announced Kyrie Irving’s contract extension the moment they were allowed. While the team, Cleveland’s fans and most of the NBA anxiously awaited a decision from LeBron James about where the free agent megastar will play next, Irving signed his ...

LeBron, Riley meet as decision looms

Jul 10, 2014

LeBron, Riley meet as decision looms

Miami Heat president Pat Riley has had his chance at convincing LeBron James to stay in Miami, said two people familiar with the situation. Riley met with the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, the person told AP. James, ...

LeBron remains silent about future

Jul 9, 2014

LeBron remains silent about future

LeBron James worked out and had a meeting agenda Tuesday. In another summer of NBA Free Agent Frenziness, if James knows where he will be playing next season, he still isn’t saying. Asked by AP how free agency was going when his afternoon meeting ...

Frye gets $32 mil. deal with Magic

Jul 8, 2014

Frye gets $32 mil. deal with Magic

Forward Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year, $32 million offer sheet to sign with the Orlando Magic on Monday, according to a person familiar with the deal. Frye can fill leadership and scoring holes created by the recent jettisoning of guards Jameer Nelson ...

Hawks to sign Sefolosha

Jul 5, 2014

Hawks to sign Sefolosha

The Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement with small forward Thabo Sefolosha on a deal that leaves the team sufficient salary cap room for additional offseason moves. The Hawks and Sefolosha have agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract, a person with knowledge of ...

Nowitzki to stay with Mavs in three-year, $30 million deal

Jul 4, 2014

Nowitzki to stay with Mavs in three-year, $30 million deal

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final NBA contract for the big German. A person with knowledge of the deal told AP on Thursday that Nowitzki would get a three-year contract worth roughly $30 million. The person ...

Nets move fast, reach deal with Hollins to be coach

Jul 3, 2014

Nets move fast, reach deal with Hollins to be coach

The Brooklyn Nets reached an agreement in principle Wednesday with Lionel Hollins to become their coach, moving quickly after the departure of Jason Kidd. The deal with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach comes two days after the Nets made a trade with Milwaukee to ...

Togashi invited to Mavericks tryout camp

Jul 2, 2014

Togashi invited to Mavericks tryout camp

by Ed Odeven

The Dallas Mavericks have invited point guard Yuki Togashi to participate in a three-day tryout camp starting on Monday. Noriaki Oshitari, who represents Togashi for Cloud9 Co., Ltd., confirmed the details in an email to The Japan Times on Wednesday evening. In short, the ...

Cavaliers secure Irving, eye LeBron

Jul 2, 2014

Cavaliers secure Irving, eye LeBron

Sitting on a stage last week alongside No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins and new coach David Blatt, general manager David Griffin said he hoped this would be a monumental offseason for the Cavaliers. It’s already been quite a summer. And LeBron James ...

Bucks fire Drew, hire Kidd

Jul 1, 2014

Bucks fire Drew, hire Kidd

Jason Kidd had a seat in the coaching box and a jersey in the rafters. He wanted more. And now his celebrated return to the Nets has turned into yet another ugly exit. Kidd is set to become Milwaukee’s coach after the Bucks and ...

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Jun 30, 2014

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Phil Jackson sought to clear something up: Suggesting Carmelo Anthony take less than a maximum salary wasn’t his idea. It was Anthony, Jackson noted, who first brought up leaving money on the table to help build a winning team. Now it’s about time to ...