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Hornets land Stephenson

Jul 17, 2014

Hornets land Stephenson

Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the third season. The person spoke ...

Merger talks going slowly

Jul 17, 2014

Merger talks going slowly

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan Basketball Association officials said that they would actively keep discussing how to overcome the differences between the nation’s top two leagues in order to establish a new professional hoops circuit in two years. Hopefully they will really be able to unite the two ...

Wade agrees to Heat deal

Jul 16, 2014

Wade agrees to Heat deal

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he’s ever known some flexibility in the coming years. Wade signed a new contract with the Heat on Tuesday. It’s a ...

U.S. revamps hoops roster

Jul 15, 2014

U.S. revamps hoops roster

Kevin Durant and three returnees from the 2012 Olympic men’s basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer’s U.S. national team roster. Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden and Anthony Davis were the four holdovers announced Monday, along with new additions DeMar ...

'Melo chooses to stay in New York with Knicks

Jul 14, 2014

'Melo chooses to stay in New York with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now. Anthony is staying in New York, announcing his decision Sunday in a posting titled “My City, My Heart” on his website. “This organization has supported me and in ...

LeBron's contract with Cavaliers only for two years

Jul 13, 2014

LeBron's contract with Cavaliers only for two years

First, the Cavaliers got LeBron James’ word. Then they got his signature. James signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cavs on Saturday, a day after he announced he was returning to play in Cleveland and try to end the city’s 50-year championship ...

Jul 12, 2014

Thomas to join Suns from Kings

The Phoenix Suns agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Sacramento Kings for point guard Isaiah Thomas, two people with knowledge of the situation said Friday. The people, who sought anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced, say Thomas is signing a ...

Return  of the  King

Jul 12, 2014

Return of the King

NBA If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged ...

3x3 basketball circuit makes hot start

Jul 12, 2014

3x3 basketball circuit makes hot start

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With Typhoon Neoguri having passed, what awaited spectators was glaring sunlight and high temperatures perhaps heralding the start of the real summer. And the arrival of the hot weather coincided with the beginning of the inaugural 3×3 Premier.exe basketball circuit. On Saturday afternoon at ...

LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

Jul 12, 2014

LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged his ...