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CAMDEN, N.J. - Ben Simmons doesn't want to play - or even practice - with the Philadelphia 76ers anymore. So coach Doc Rivers kicked out the All-Star guard and suspended him for the season opener.Joel Embiid's take on ...
5 days ago
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MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Jaren Jackson Jr. to extension ahead of the NBA deadline.The Grizzlies did not disclose the terms of the deal on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 draft. ...
6 days ago
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THE Sacramento Kings have picked up their 2022-23 option on guard Tyrese Haliburton.Kings General Manager Monte McNair made the announcement on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).Haliburton, the Kings' 12th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, averaged 13.0 points, ...
Oct 17, 2021
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MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Memphis Grizzlies exercised the rookie contract options for 2022-23 for point guard Ja Morant, forward Brandon Clarke and guard Desmond Bane on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).The No. 2 pick overall in 2019, Morant was the NBA Rookie ...
Oct 17, 2021
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CAMDEN, N.J. - Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons grew from lottery picks to All-Stars to franchise cornerstones getting paid max contracts together and - the thought was - they would try for a decade to win NBA championships together."We've been ...
Sep 28, 2021
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DENVER - Sharpshooting forward Michael Porter Jr. has agreed to a five-year maximum extension with the Denver Nuggets that could be worth up to $207 million.His agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time). ...
Sep 28, 2021
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MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves fired president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas on Wednesday, less than a week before training camp in yet another change in leadership for this long-languishing franchise.Owner Glen Taylor announced that the Timberwolves "parted ways" with Rosas ...
Sep 23, 2021
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CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls exercised rookie scale contract options for the 2022-23 season on guard Coby White and forward Patrick Williams on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).White, who had his fourth-year option exercised, averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 ...
Sep 23, 2021
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DENVER - Forward Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a four-year, $92 million contract extension.His agent, Calvin Andrews, confirmed the contract to The Associated Press on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time). The deal contains a player option for Gordon ...
Sep 15, 2021
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MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has received a contract extension after guiding the team to its first NBA title in a half-century.The Bucks announced on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) they had signed Budenholzer to an extension. Details weren&# ...
Aug 25, 2021
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BOSTON - The Celtics have signed guard Josh Richardson to a contract extension, the latest in a flurry of moves by Boston as it tries to shore up its roster before training camp."We feel fortunate to be able to extend Josh," Celtics ...
Aug 25, 2021
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NEW YORK - The "Welcome to New York" signs decorating the outside of Madison Square Garden and hanging behind him were nice, though unnecessary.Kemba Walker needs no introduction around here.He's a New York native who was already playing at ...
Aug 18, 2021
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CHICAGO - Joining Olympian Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic in what could be a high-scoring trio appealed to DeMar DeRozan. He is thrilled to get to play alongside fellow newcomer Lonzo Ball, too.He sees a team poised to make a jump, ...
Aug 14, 2021
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MILWAUKEE - Forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo has re-signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.Antetokounmpo, an older brother of Bucks forward and two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, has played for Milwaukee each of the last two seasons. The 6-foot-6 forward played 57 games ...
Aug 14, 2021
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LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers on Friday re-signed free agent Nicolas Batum, who revived his career during last season's pandemic-shortened schedule.He signed his new contract in his native France during a livestream on the team' ...
Aug 14, 2021
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DETROIT - The Detroit Pistons have re-signed guards Cory Joseph, Frank Jackson and Rodney McGruder.The team announced the deals on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time), adding depth on their young roster that features No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham.Detroit acquired Joseph ...
Aug 12, 2021
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LUKA Doncic welcomed all his bosses with the Dallas Mavericks to his home country of Slovenia to watch the young superstar sign the richest contract in club history.Now that the record rookie supermax extension of $207 million is in the books, ...
Aug 11, 2021
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DENNIS Schroder has agreed to join the Boston Celtics on a one-year $5.9 million deal after reportedly turning down an $84 million extension offer from the Los Angeles Lakers."This is one of the best franchises in NBA history and ...
Aug 11, 2021
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DALLAS - Luka Doncic is set to sign a $207 million supermax extension with the Dallas Mavericks, who sent an entourage to the Slovenian star's home country to finish off the biggest contract in franchise history.Agent Bill Duffy told ESPN ...
Aug 10, 2021
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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors re-signed restricted free-agent guard Gary Trent Jr. to a multiyear contract on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).The 22-year-old Trent split last season with Portland and Toronto, averaging 15.3 points and 31.1 minutes ...
Aug 9, 2021
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to terms with free agent small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. on a two-year, $26 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.The deal had been contingent upon the Hornets&# ...
Aug 8, 2021
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