NBA Basketball

More NBA News

More News | Wire

Wade, Bulls agree to terms on buyout

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.

Read More...

Bulls, Mirotic agree to 2 years, $27M

CHICAGO (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the Chicago Bulls and forward Nikola Mirotic have agreed to a two-year contract that could pay as much as $27 million.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal has not been announced. The Bulls hold an option on the second year.

 MORE

Knicks agree to trade Anthony to Thunder

NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony won't be at Knicks training camp after all. He'll be in Oklahoma City, joining Russell Westbrook and Paul George in a loaded lineup.

The Knicks agreed to trade Anthony to the Thunder on Saturday, saving themselves a potentially awkward reunion next week with the player they'd been trying to deal since last season.

 MORE

Trump pulls invite, then Warriors say no

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from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.

 MORE

Wiggins weighing extension without agent

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.

 MORE

Wiz F Morris out 6-8 weeks after surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Wizards forward Markieff Morris is expected to be out six-to-eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia.

The Wizards announced Friday that the surgery went as expected. On the six-to-eight-week timeline, Morris would miss at least the first six games of the regular season and possibly more.

 MORE

Suns acquire G Daniels from Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have traded guard Troy Daniels to the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix also receives a second-round pick in next year's draft in exchange for a second-round pick, the Grizzlies announced in a release Friday.

 MORE

Dragic back to Heat after Slovenia title

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.

 MORE

Techs can be given on reckless closeouts

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.

 MORE

Warriors, Timberwolves set to open camp

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.

 MORE
Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2017 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.