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Injured 76ers rookie Simmons to miss remainder of season

/ Feb 25, 2017

Injured 76ers rookie Simmons to miss remainder of season

Ben Simmons won’t make his NBA debut this season. His surgically repaired right foot hasn’t healed sufficiently for the No. 1 overall pick to play in the final 26 games, the team said Friday. Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal bone during the final training ...

Rockets rout Pelicans, spoil Cousins' debut

/ Feb 24, 2017

Rockets rout Pelicans, spoil Cousins' debut

What a bummer of a beginning to the Boogie-and-Brow era in the Big Easy. The Pelicans’ tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Reserve Lou Williams hit ...

New Pelicans star Cousins ready to 'wreak havoc' with Davis

/ Feb 23, 2017

New Pelicans star Cousins ready to 'wreak havoc' with Davis

DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected. The New Orleans Pelicans’ newest All-Star maintained Wednesday that he liked Sacramento and initially wasn’t happy about being traded Sunday night, but added he’d become frustrated waiting through ...

Magic in charge in LA; Buss, Kupchak ousted

/ Feb 22, 2017

Magic in charge in LA; Buss, Kupchak ousted

With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention. And she removed her own brother from his job to do it. Jeanie Buss fired general ...

Pelicans agree to trade with Kings for Cousins

/ Feb 20, 2017

Pelicans agree to trade with Kings for Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento — and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to acquire Cousins from the Kings on Sunday, the same night the center was playing in the All-Star Game ...

Pacers' Robinson III soars to dunk crown

/ Feb 19, 2017

Pacers' Robinson III soars to dunk crown

Glenn Robinson III is the NBA’s new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers’ mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. Robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from George along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse ...

/ Feb 18, 2017

Oakley joins new 3-on-3 league as player-coach

Charles Oakley, the former NBA star arrested and ejected from Madison Square Garden last week, was named Friday as a player-coach in a new 3-on-3 basketball league debuting in June. Retired New York Knicks legend Oakley will join former NBA stars Chauncey Billups and ...

/ Feb 18, 2017

Gasol selected for NBPA post

Pau Gasol is the newest member of the National Basketball Players Association’s executive committee. The six-time All-Star from Spain was elected on Friday, and starts his three-year term immediately. The San Antonio Spurs big man replaces Steve Blake, who also had a three-year term ...