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Togashi turning heads at NBA Summer League

Jul 18, 2014

Togashi turning heads at NBA Summer League

by Ed Odeven

Yuki Togashi’s big ambitions have captivated a city filled with endless attractions. The 167-cm point guard, who’s on a quest to latch on with an NBA team for the upcoming season, is the talk of the town in Las Vegas. A short sample of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...