LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 1: Actress Gabrielle Union with husband Dwyane Wade of the Chicago Bulls attend the game between the Atlanta Dream and the Los Angeles Sparks on September 1, 2017 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.
MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade is about to become a free agent, and he's hoping that doesn't last for long.
Wade and the Chicago Bulls agreed to terms on a buyout agreement Sunday, a person with direct knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press. Wade is considering several options, including a potential return to Miami or a reunion with longtime friend LeBron James in Cleveland, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the buyout has not been formally announced.
Wade will have other suitors, as well. ESPN reported San Antonio is a possible landing spot, and Oklahoma City - which added Paul George this summer and will formally complete the trade with New York for Carmelo Anthony on Monday - would also seem to make sense as well.
SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike.
Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump's comments in a Friday night speech and a series of Saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation's top athletes, with LeBron James calling the president a "bum." Hours later, Major League Baseball saw its first player take a knee during the national anthem.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Wiggins has a five-year, $148 million contract offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves sitting right in front of him just waiting to be signed.
In his typical, laid-back fashion, Wiggins is greeting the life-changing money with a shrug of the shoulders and a "what's the big deal?" Even though training camp is set to begin on Saturday and the Timberwolves will depart for a preseason exhibition tour in China a week later, Wiggins is in no hurry to finalize the extension and get it off of his plate.
MIAMI (AP) A quick summary of the last few weeks in the life of Miami guard Goran Dragic:
He led Slovenia, his mother's homeland and the place he calls home, to an improbable gold medal at the European Championships. The title game came against Serbia, his father's homeland and a place where he still has relatives.
NEW YORK (AP) NBA referees will be able to call flagrant or technical fouls on defenders who dangerously close on jump shooters without allowing them space to land, as Zaza Pachulia did on the play that injured Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in last season's playoffs.
Officials will also make sure jump shooters are in their upward shooting motion when determining if a perimeter foul is worthy of free throws, which could cut down on James Harden's attempts after he swings his arms into contact.
The Golden State Warriors were the last team standing when the NBA season closed in June. Thanks to a preseason trip to China, they are one of the first teams to get going this season as the league gets up and rolling again.
The Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves will hold their media days on Friday and open training camps Saturday, a few days ahead of the rest of the league as they prepare for an early October trip to China for games in Shanghai and Shenzhen as part of the league's ongoing efforts to grow the game in the basketball-crazy nation.