CHICAGO — Training camp begins soon for the Chicago Bulls — but that hasn’t slowed the NBA trade rumor mill, which continues to churn as key players seek new homes for the 2023-24 season.
After two conservative seasons, should executive vice president of basketball operations Artūras Karnišovas and the front office make a major move?
DETROIT — With less than two weeks until the start of training camp, the anticipation is mounting for perhaps the most pivotal year in the Pistons' rebuild since Troy Weaver took over as general manager in 2020.
Most of the players have spent time in Detroit this summer working on their individual games, and some of the Pistons' young core ...Read more
Napheesa Collier left the court to an ovation and a lengthy hug from her coach. If her teammates had given her that kind of support Wednesday night, the moment might have been more sweet than bitter.
The Lynx's 2023 season began abysmally and ended as a relative success, but what it proved to be most of all, after all of the ups and downs, was ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — James Harden is still a 76er. But the disgruntled star’s uncertain status, with less than two weeks remaining before the start of training camp, means a bevy of questions still loom about the Sixers’ point guard situation.
Even with the flaws in Harden’s game and his aging body, he is a visionary playmaker who led the NBA...Read more
CHICAGO — With the Chicago Sky eliminated from the WNBA playoffs, the team’s front office now faces the most important task of the year: filling the empty offices left by former coach and general manager James Wade, who unexpectedly departed the team midseason to take an assistant coaching job with the NBA’s Toronto Raptors.
The Sky ...Read more
MIAMI — The Miami Hurricanes’ historic run to the Final Four last spring continues to pay dividends.
Five-star shooting guard Jalil Bethea, one of the nation’s most coveted Class of 2024 recruits, announced Wednesday that he will attend the University of Miami.
He chose UM over his other two finalists, Kansas and Villanova. He announced ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — There was a time not too long ago when the idea of signing Kelly Oubre for the veteran minimum would have gotten you laughed out of the building. One of the rites of passage of the NBA offseason was listening to someone predict a breakout year from the former No. 15 overall pick. At a long 6-foot-7 and a quick-twitch 205 pounds,...Read more
NEW YORK — On to the next one.
The Liberty survived a wild Game 2 to secure a first-round series sweep against the Washington Mystics and advance into the second round of the WNBA playoffs.
It took an overtime period for Sandy Brondello’s team to edge the Mystics, 90-85, at Barclays Center on Tuesday night.
Breanna Stewart, who finished ...Read more
The 76ers are expected to sign Kelly Oubre Jr. to a one-year, veteran minimum deal, several sources have confirmed.
The swingman's addition brings the Sixers' training camp roster to the league maximum of 21 players. NBA teams can carry a maximum of 18 players in the regular season. That includes 15 on standard contracts and three two-way ...Read more
MIAMI — For more than a month, Cole Swider has been running alongside the Miami Heat’s latest set of developmental prospects, through drill work and scrimmages at Kaseya Center.
But to the forward who went undrafted out of Syracuse in 2022, the feeling is more that he is running alongside Max Strus, Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson, Orlando ...Read more
It was just over a decade ago that the Warriors were desperate to trade for Dwight Howard. Stephen Curry was one of the names Golden State lofted to the Orlando Magic in return for the then-superstar’s services. But Howard had no interest in a long-term future with the downtrodden Warriors and demanded a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers, ...Read more
As the Lynx's 2023 season began, you had to wonder whether they were tanking. Then you had to wonder why they weren't.
They lost their first six games. In a league filled with stars and topped with new-age super teams built via free agency, they struck out in free agency and the best player on the roster, Napheesa Collier, was recovering from ...Read more
In the wake of a tragedy, the Maui Invitational is returning to its roots.
The college basketball tournament, whose field includes UCLA, will be staged at Hawaii's Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu on Nov. 20-22 after devastating wildfires ravaged Maui this summer.
UCLA is part of what might be the strongest field in the history of the ...Read more
Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb is the 2023 WNBA Executive of the Year winner, the league announced Thursday.
Kolb and Dallas Wings executive Greg Bibb appeared on the most ballots (eight). From those eight ballots, Kolb received 20 points, beating out Bibb who received 15. The award is voted on by all 12 executives who aren’t allowed ...Read more
Kevin Porter Jr.'s immense talent for so long obscured his issues away from the basketball court. His latest incident likely will damage his NBA career.
The former USC star was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend, former WNBA player Kysre Gondrezick, fracturing her neck vertebra and leaving her with a deep gash above her right ...Read more
There is too much coddling being done by the leaders of our major men's sports teams in Minnesota. The examples of this were egregious again in recent days, starting with Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell's reaction to events in his team's putrid 20-17 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday in the Zygidome.
Right guard Ed Ingram forced one of Kirk Cousins' ...Read more
NEW YORK — Rising NBA star Kevin Porter Jr. was released on $75,000 cash bond Tuesday after prosecutors revealed his girlfriend’s vertebrae was fractured during a brutal Manhattan hotel beating, with the hoopster accused of repeatedly punching and choking the victim.
Porter, 23, appeared for his Manhattan arraignment in the Monday morning ...Read more
With NBA training camps looming, news surfaced from multiple reports Monday that the league’s board of governors is expected to pass stricter guidelines about resting players for national television games, or resting two stars — defined as players who have been named to an All-Star or All-NBA team in the past three seasons — in the same ...Read more
NEW YORK — Star NBA player Kevin Porter was arrested early Monday for beating up his girlfriend in a Manhattan hotel, according to police.
The 23-year-old Houston Rockets guard was charged with felony assault and strangulation.
Girlfriend Kysre Gondrezick, a former WNBA player, was treated at a hospital for a cut to the right side of her ...Read more
The medals had barely been hung on the necks of the German, Serbian and Canadian teams when word began to circulate about Team USA's savior assembling an Avengers-style group of colleagues to fix American basketball in the upcoming Olympics.
LeBron James, sources not authorized to speak publicly told The Times, is very interested in playing ...Read more
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