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Cavs' Irving fired up about 2020 Games

/ Jul 22, 2017

Cavs' Irving fired up about 2020 Games

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Kyrie Irving made his first trip to Japan this week, and the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard already has plans to come back. In the summer of 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics. "I can't wait," Irving said on Friday night, after the Clutch Bucket ...

Jazz sign Griffin to two-way contract

/ Jul 21, 2017

Jazz sign Griffin to two-way contract

The Utah Jazz signed big man Eric Griffin to a two-way contract Thursday. Contract details were not released. Griffin was a member of the Jazz during NBA summer leagues in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. He averaged 10.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in ...

Haslem returning to Heat for 15th season

/ Jul 21, 2017

Haslem returning to Heat for 15th season

Udonis Haslem believes he can still play, and the Miami Heat apparently agree. The three-time NBA champion has signed a one-year, $2.3 million deal to remain with the Heat for what will be his 15th season. Haslem was already the longest-tenured player in Heat history, ...

Cavaliers, Rose in talks about one-year deal: source

/ Jul 21, 2017

Cavaliers, Rose in talks about one-year deal: source

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a contract with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose. The team is discussing a one-year deal with Rose, said the person who spoke Thursday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of ...

/ Jul 20, 2017

Marbury announces move to Beijing Fly Dragons

Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury said Wednesday he is headed back to Beijing for one final pro season, but will not be playing for the same Chinese Basketball Association squad. Marbury announced in an Instagram posting that he will play next season for the Beijing ...

Star Ginobili staying put with San Antonio

/ Jul 20, 2017

Star Ginobili staying put with San Antonio

Manu Ginobili appears to be putting off retirement for at least another season. The shooting guard, who turns 40 on July 28, tweeted Wednesday that he is re-signing with San Antonio. The 198-cm veteran has been a part of four of the Spurs' five NBA ...

Griffin hopes to play entire career with Clippers

/ Jul 20, 2017

Griffin hopes to play entire career with Clippers

Blake Griffin was back in his usual place, front and center on a Clippers stage. After opting out of his contract, Griffin didn't spend the offseason toiling over whether to sign with another team — like his teammate DeAndre Jordan famously did. For Griffin, it ...

10-time All-Star Pierce retiring as a Celtic

/ Jul 18, 2017

10-time All-Star Pierce retiring as a Celtic

Paul Pierce is retiring as a member of the Boston Celtics. The Celtics announced Monday that they have signed Pierce to a contract so the 10-time All-Star can retire with the team where he spent his first 15 seasons in the NBA. Pierce helped bring Boston ...

Hayward to leave Jazz for Celtics

/ Jul 5, 2017

Hayward to leave Jazz for Celtics

Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens were a couple inches from winning an NCAA championship together at Butler. They are now reuniting, to try for an NBA title. The top remaining free agent in this summer's class is now off the board, with Hayward announcing Tuesday night ...

Walters lands spot on Pistons staff

/ Jul 1, 2017

Walters lands spot on Pistons staff

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Rex Walters has joined the Detroit Pistons as an assistant coach and will work on Stan Van Gundy's staff next season. Walters, 47, served as the Grand Rapids Drive head coach last season, guiding the Pistons' NBA Development League (now known as the NBA G ...

/ Jul 1, 2017

Warriors, Curry to finalize deal: GM

Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers said a contract will be finalized with two-time MVP Stephen Curry once the free agency moratorium ends on Thursday. The Warriors confirmed that in an email to The Associated Press on Friday night. Curry's agent, Jeff Austin of ...