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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 ...

Wade, Bosh tell Heat they will become free agents

Jun 29, 2014

Wade, Bosh tell Heat they will become free agents

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh told the Miami Heat on Saturday they are opting out of their contracts and will become free agents on Tuesday — the same decision LeBron James revealed during the week. Also, Udonis Haslem told the Heat he will not ...

Cavaliers tab Wiggins with first pick in draft

Jun 27, 2014

Cavaliers tab Wiggins with first pick in draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers made Canadian Andrew Wiggins, a University of Kansas standout, the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday, launching a great night for Canada and international players. Four of the first eight players selected came from outside the United ...

Knicks to send Chandler back to Mavs in trade

Jun 26, 2014

Knicks to send Chandler back to Mavs in trade

The Mavericks and New York Knicks agreed Wednesday to a six-player trade that returns center Tyson Chandler to Dallas three years after he helped win a championship only to leave right away in free agency. The Mavericks sent guards Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and ...

LeBron to opt out of Heat contract

Jun 25, 2014

LeBron to opt out of Heat contract

LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word. He’s willing to leave Miami, if that’s what it will take to win more championships. And what happens next will likely be up to not just the Heat, but Dwyane Wade ...

Jun 23, 2014

Knicks 'Melo intends to opt out of contract

Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market. Anthony has informed the New York Knicks of his long-expected plans, two people with knowledge of the details said Sunday. Anthony had until Monday to terminate the final year of his contract. He filed ...

Cavaliers hire Blatt as head coach

Jun 21, 2014

Cavaliers hire Blatt as head coach

David Blatt went overseas to chase his basketball dreams. He’s coming back to fulfill them. One of Europe’s top coaches, Blatt was hired Friday by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who ended a sweeping, 39-day search with an out-of-the-box selection they hope changes their fortunes. American-born, ...

LeBron not thinking of future yet

Jun 18, 2014

LeBron not thinking of future yet

LeBron James is leaving. For a family vacation, that is. The Miami Heat star said that’s his first order of business, and during the time away from basketball he’ll start the process of moving past this season and looking toward the future. “I just ...