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NBA: Still no projected return date for Warriors star Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson’s return to the court remains without an official target date. The Warriors released an update Monday on the progress of Thompson, who missed the last two seasons due to a torn left ACL and a torn right Achilles. Golden State opens training camp on Sept. 28. Warriors general manager Bob Myers previously hinted […]

  • NBA: ESPN to launch ‘NBA Today’ on Oct. 18

    ESPN will debut “NBA Today,” an hour-long panel show, on Oct. 18 — the day before the start of the 2021-22 season. Malika Andrews will host “NBA Today,” joined by network NBA analysts Kendrick Perkins, Chiney Ogwumike and Vince Carter along with ESPN senior writer Zach Lowe. ESPN basketball reporters will take part, too. The […]

  • NBA: Clippers break ground on Inglewood arena

    Tired of living in the shadow of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers broke ground on their new arena in Inglewood, Calif., on Friday. The 18,000-seat Intuit Dome is slated to be ready in time for the 2024-25 season. The team announced an arena-naming agreement with Intuit on Friday without revealing the terms […]

  • NBA: Lisa Byington makes history as Bucks’ new announcer

    The Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday named Lisa Byington as the team’s television play-by-play announcer, making her the first female TV play-by-play broadcaster for a men’s major professional sports team. “I’m absolutely thrilled for this opportunity, and the ability to work with a first-class franchise and a championship organization like the Milwaukee Bucks,” said Byington, who […]

  • NBA: Timberwolves re-sign Jarred Vanderbilt, Jordan McLaughlin

    The Minnesota Timberwolves re-signed forward Jarred Vanderbilt and guard Jordan McLaughlin on Wednesday. Terms of the agreements were not released. Vanderbilt, 22, set career highs across the board last season with 5.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 64 games (30 starts). He owns career averages of 4.1 points and 4.3 boards in 92 games (30 […]

  • NBA: Grizzlies officially waive C Marc Gasol

    Marc Gasol’s second stint with the Memphis Grizzlies ended after just five days, as planned. The Grizzlies waived the three-time All-Star center on Wednesday. Gasol was acquired along with a 2024 second-round pick and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Lakers last Friday for the draft rights to Chinese 7-foot center Wang Zhelin. Per ESPN, […]

  • NBA: Cedric Ceballos out of ICU, needs help breathing, walking

    Former NBA player Cedric Ceballos moved out of intensive care and updated his progress in an ongoing fight with COVID-19 on Wednesday. “I am officially OUT of the ICU unit, but not out of the hospital. Walked on my own yesterday, struggled but got through it. Lungs not strong enough so still need assistance there…road […]

  • NBA: Report: NBA won’t mandate vaccine for players

    The NBA will exempt its players from getting the COVID-19 vaccine while mandating that referees and most staff get vaccinated, ESPN reported Tuesday. The NBA and NBPA continue to negotiate other COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming season, but the vaccine mandate is a non-starter with the union, per the report. However, the league is putting […]

  • NBA: Report: Aaron Gordon signs four-year extension with Nuggets

    Aaron Gordon agreed to a four-year, $92 million contract extension with the Denver Nuggets, The Athletic reported Tuesday. The longtime Orlando Magic forward found a new home after Denver acquired him before the NBA trading deadline last spring. Gordon, who entered the league as the fourth overall draft pick in 2014, has career averages of […]

  • NBA: Ex-Hornets coach, ABA player Gene Littles dies at 78

    Gene Littles, whose career spanned three decades as an assistant and head coach in the NBA, has died at the age of 78. Littles died Sept. 9, according to a release by High Point University, where Littles remains the Panthers’ all-time leading scorer. A cause of death was not given. Littles scored 2,398 points from […]

  • NBA: Reports: John Wall, Rockets looking for trade partner

    The Houston Rockets are working with veteran guard John Wall to find a new home for the five-time All-Star, multiple outlets reported Tuesday. The Rockets are retooling with a core of young players and plan to sit Wall this season rather than jeopardize the 31-year-old’s health and fitness, according to The Athletic. ESPN reported that […]

  • NBA: Report: Coaches allowed to ditch suits again in 2021-22

    NBA coaches will be allowed to dress casually again during the 2021-22 season, The Stein Line reported Tuesday. In a practice that began in the bubble near Orlando in the COVID-shortened season of 2019-20, coaches will once again be allowed to ditch suits in favor of polos and quarter-zips this upcoming season. Coaches were required […]

  • NBA: Reports: Cavaliers add G/F Denzel Valentine on 2-year deal

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to sign swingman Denzel Valentine to a two-year free-agent contract, according to multiple reports Friday. Per the accounts, only the first year of the new deal will be guaranteed. Valentine, 27, averaged 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds last season with the Chicago Bulls in 62 games (three starts). Originally a […]

  • NBA: Raptors get approval to host games in Toronto again

    The Raptors will take the court in Toronto for the first time in more than 19 months when preseason play starts in October. A team spokesperson confirmed to Canada’s Sportnet that the team has gotten the necessary approvals to return to their home court. The team played its 2020-21 home schedule in Tampa, Fla., and […]

  • NBA: Report: Lakers trading C Marc Gasol to Grizzlies

    The Los Angeles Lakers are trading veteran center Marc Gasol to the Memphis Grizzlies, ESPN reported Friday. The Lakers are also sending a 2024 second-round pick and cash to Memphis in exchange for the draft rights to Chinese 7-footer Wang Zhelin, per the report. The report also says the 36-year-old Gasol, who starred for the […]

  • NBA: Lakers sign former All-Star DeAndre Jordan

    The Los Angeles Lakers officially signed veteran center DeAndre Jordan to their roster, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the deal have not been released, though The Athletic reported late last week that Jordan is expected to sign a one-year deal worth $2.6 million. Jordan, 33, was an All-Star in 2017 as a member of […]

  • NBA: Nets waiving former top-three pick Jahlil Okafor

    Acquired five days ago, Jahlil Okafor won’t be a Brooklyn Net for long, as the franchise is putting the veteran center on waivers, the team announced Thursday. Okafor, 25, was acquired by the Nets in a trade with the Detroit Pistons Sept. 4. That trade involved a swap of DeAndre Jordan to the Pistons, so […]

  • NBA: Pacers lose G Edmond Sumner to torn Achilles

    The Indiana Pacers lost combo guard Edmond Sumner to a torn Achilles injury Thursday. The team said Sumner, 25, was injured during an offseason workout and will be out indefinitely. Sumner started 24 games for the Pacers last season, averaging 7.5 points per game in 53 contests overall. He has played in 108 career games […]

  • NBA: Damian Lillard intends to be ‘back for more’ in Portland

    Damian Lillard removed any lingering doubt about his immediate future, saying on social media Wednesday that he will be back with the Portland Trail Blazers to open the 2021-22 season. There was speculation this offseason that the six-time All-Star could be on the move, especially after Portland was eliminated from the NBA playoffs in the […]

  • NBA: Report: Magic sign E’Twaun Moore to 1-year deal

    The Orlando Magic signed free agent guard E’Twaun Moore to a one-year deal worth $2.6 million, ESPN reported Wednesday. The 32-year-old is expected to provide some veteran experience to the young Magic backcourt. This will be Moore’s second stint in Orlando, having played with the Magic from 2012-14. Moore averaged 4.9 points in 27 games […]

  • NBA: Clippers to break ground on new arena Sept. 17

    The Los Angeles Clippers will break ground Sept. 17 on their new $1.8 billion arena in Inglewood, Calif. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. local time at the building site at West Century Boulevard and South Prairie Avenue. The arena will be located just south of SoFi Stadium, the splashy, $5 billion home of the […]

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