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CLEVELAND - J.R. Smith's never-a-dull-moment run with the Cavaliers is over.Cleveland released the colorful shooting guard on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) before his $15.6 million contract for next season became guaranteed. The Cavs had been ...
Jul 16, 2019
CHICAGO - Three of the NBA's brightest stars had command performances that helped shape the recently concluded 2018-19 NBA season as one for the ages.Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo captured league MVP honors. Nikola Jokic of Denver was named ...
Jul 9, 2019
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CHICAGO - The wait is intense, filled with nervous excitement. It's almost like anticipating the white smoke to billow from the roof of the Sistine Chapel the moment a new Pope is chosen.Four days into free agency, it's ...
Jul 4, 2019
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THE waiting for Kawhi Leonard's decision continues.And it might last for a few days.Monday marks the first full day of NBA free agency - roughly $2.5 billion in contract commitments were made in the first six hours that ...
Jul 1, 2019
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Kawhi Leonard is planning meetings in Los Angeles. Kevin Durant will do the same in New York.Those are the cities where they'll begin the NBA free agency.Where they will end it will finally start to get clearer soon. ...
Jun 29, 2019
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THE last time Kemba Walker was playing for a team in New England, he delivered a championship.Boston fans can only hope that repeats itself.A person with knowledge of the situation said on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) that Walker has told ...
Jun 29, 2019
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TORONTO'S Kawhi Leonard and Golden State's Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having enigmatic status.It makes NBA free agency tough to ...
Jun 27, 2019
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OAKLAND, California - Golden State general manager Bob Myers plans to meet with both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson ahead of the start of free agency this weekend."Yes," Myers answered succinctly Monday when asked about sit-downs with both free agents, each ...
Jun 25, 2019
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BOSTON - A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent.The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity ...
Jun 18, 2019
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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors were still partying it up in Las Vegas, part of an extended celebration following their first championship, when the NBA starting reshaping itself for a new season with the blockbuster trade agreement that will send Anthony Davis to ...
Jun 17, 2019
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OAKLAND, California - This was already going to be a summer filled with fireworks in the NBA.Nothing has changed.Kevin Durant's Achilles injury, the severity of which isn't yet confirmed, means he probably won't be able ...
Jun 12, 2019
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It all comes down to this.No, really.It ALL comes down to this.The next four, five, six or seven games of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Toronto will not only decide the 2019 championship, but how this series ...
May 27, 2019
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THIS is what the Toronto Raptors had in mind all along.When they went all-in with the trade for Kawhi Leonard, they knew his time in the Great North was likely to be short.But this one-and-done gamble will ...
May 25, 2019
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OAKLAND, California - Stephen Curry hears the dynasty discussion about his Golden State Warriors during another postseason run.Draymond Green realizes special teams only stay together for so long before something breaks them apart.That's why the Warriors decided from Day ...
May 25, 2019
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NEW YORK - D'Angelo Russell was an All-Star and the Brooklyn Nets became a playoff team. Neither looked likely four months ago.So it was a surprisingly successful season, though there's plenty of work left for the Nets ...
Apr 25, 2019
In all honesty, NBA fans will bite at anything they see online and jump to the weirdest conclusions. And that's more evident now than ever on Twitter when Kobe Bryant mentioned Kawhi Leonard in one of his tweets. Los Angeles Lakers ...
Apr 18, 2019
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OAKLAND, California - Kevin Durant wants everyone to forget the free agency chatter and speculation about where he might play next season, calling it "unnecessary." That's still months away and he is trying to win another championship with the Golden State ...
Feb 7, 2019
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MILWAUKEE - Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper.Where he's going next remains unclear.A person with direct knowledge of the matter said the Houston Rockets are trading Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the ...
Jan 22, 2019
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BOSTON - Boston point guard Kyrie Irving says he intends to re-sign with the Celtics next summer.At a fan event at TD Garden on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), Irving told the crowd, "If you guys will have me back, I plan ...
Oct 5, 2018
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CHICAGO - Nerlens Noel was sure he was going to hit the biggest jackpot he deserved, the kind that would require a truck with 18 wheels to carry the loot. That's why he turned down the Mavericks' four-year $70 ...
Jul 27, 2018
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