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Jul 10, 2015

James, Cavaliers agree to two-year contract

There was no need for a heartfelt letter this summer. LeBron James isn’t going anywhere. This decision was easy. Just shy of the one-year anniversary of his celebrated homecoming, James agreed to terms on a two-year, $47 million contract, two people familiar with the ...

Jordan spurns Mavericks for Clippers

Jul 9, 2015

Jordan spurns Mavericks for Clippers

DeAndre Jordan has backed out of a verbal agreement with the Dallas Mavericks to remain with the Los Angeles Clippers. Jordan made the switch after a face-to-face meeting at his Houston home with a contingent of Clippers including Blake Griffin and Paul Pierce, two ...

Gasol confirms new five-year deal with Grizzlies

Jul 8, 2015

Gasol confirms new five-year deal with Grizzlies

NBA center Marc Gasol has confirmed that he will sign a new five-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. The 30-year-old free agent tells Spanish media he will stay at Memphis, as The Associated Press reported on Monday. The deal is expected to be worth ...

Jul 7, 2015

All-Star Game slated for Jan. 24

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The bj-league’s 10th All-Star Game will be held at Sendai’s Xebio Arena on Jan. 24, 2016, it was announced on Tuesday. It will also be the final All-Star Game before the upstart circuit’s forced merger with NBL and NBDL teams, as orchestrated by the ...

West, Ginobili team up to help Spurs reload

Jul 7, 2015

West, Ginobili team up to help Spurs reload

David West desperately wants his first NBA championship. Manu Ginobili couldn’t resist going for his fifth. Both proud veterans likely will have to take some pretty big pay cuts to do it. They hope joining together in San Antonio with a Spurs team that ...

Jul 7, 2015

Bucks seek public funds for new arena

Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin urged Wisconsin lawmakers on Monday to pass legislation that would put taxpayers on the hook for half the cost of a new $500 million arena, saying the project would be an economic boon and keep the team in the ...

Coveted free agent Aldridge chooses Spurs

Jul 5, 2015

Coveted free agent Aldridge chooses Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs. And the Spurs apparently got the answer they wanted. Ending a frantic few days of courtship — and perhaps cementing the Spurs as the preseason favorites to win yet another NBA title ...

Jul 4, 2015

Hammon to coach in Summer League

Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA Summer League team. San Antonio announced Friday that Hammon will lead the Spurs during Summer League play in Las Vegas. She is entering her second season ...

Mavs pry Jordan away from Clippers

Jul 4, 2015

Mavs pry Jordan away from Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks have landed center DeAndre Jordan, one of the most coveted NBA free agents of 2015, the Dallas Morning News reported on Friday. The deal, which can’t be sealed until the free agent signing period begins on July 9, is reportedly worth ...

Fairness prevails in Hiroshima saga

| Jul 4, 2015

Fairness prevails in Hiroshima saga

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It’s no surprise that the Hiroshima Lightning have endured a soap opera-like saga before even playing their first bj-league game. In fact, it’s quite predictable. Leadership woes and institutional ineptitude have plagued Japan basketball for many decades, and a fundamental lack of understanding about ...

Heat keep Wade for one more season with $20 million deal

Jul 3, 2015

Heat keep Wade for one more season with $20 million deal

After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. Once he found out, any chance of him leaving vanished. Wade accepted a $20 million, one-year deal on Thursday to stay with the Heat next ...