PHILADELPHIA -- 76ers president Bryan Colangelo was basically asked Friday morning if his team was tanking.
It seemed like an obvious question after the Sixers traded away their best shooter in Ersan Ilyasova and an accomplished rim-protector in Nerlens Noel.
But Colangelo calmly looked the questioner in the eyes and said: "Dario Saric."
"He ...Read more
ATLANTA -- This isn't merely sustained winning. It's become more fun than that. It's also sustained scoring.
Friday night's 108-90 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena not only made it 15 victories in the Heat's last 17 games, but extended the Heat's streak of consecutive games with 100 or more points to 15 consecutive games.
As a ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- There was one player who had no interest in taking a week-plus-long holiday:
Wiggins said as much Friday morning.
"I didn't want the break," he said of the time off due to the All Star break. "I was in a rhythm and I was feeling good."
If was worried he might lose that mojo, he need not have worried. Wiggins ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Dwyane Wade scored 23 points, including a posterizing dunk with 41.6 seconds left, and Jimmy Butler added 22 as the Bulls rallied from a late 11-point deficit to down the Suns, 128-121, in overtime Friday at the United Center.
Nikola Mirotic tied his season-high with 20 points, while Robin Lopez added 19.
The Bulls tied a franchise-...Read more
76ers president Bryan Colangelo opened his posttrade-deadline news conference with devastating news for some.
He announced on Friday morning that Ben Simmons would be sidelined for the entire season.
Simmons, the first overall pick in last June's NBA draft, had a scan on his broken right foot a day earlier at the Hospital of Special Surgery in...Read more
Kevin Love called his arthroscopic surgery a minor procedure on Friday, and said he believes he'll be back in plenty of time to get his rhythm and legs ready for the playoffs.
Still, the Cavaliers forward sounds as if he'll need the full six weeks to be healthy and ready.
"As far as how I feel now, I feel great. But I'll go through all the ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- For years, JaVale McGee has privately stewed as Shaquille O'Neal has routinely roasted him during his Shaqtin' A Fool segments on NBA TV and TNT, highlighting McGee's bloopers.
This season, McGee has publicly responded, letting his displeasure about Shaq's clowning known in several interviews. The rift between the two boiled ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nerlens Noel will be making his debut with the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night when they host the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Mavericks are just hoping Noel's time with Dallas winds up the way the career of another of the team's former centers ended.
As the Mavericks were revealing details of why they decided to trade for Noel,...Read more
Tales of My Large, Loud, Spiritual FamilyKatherine Agranovich
When Katherine hypnotizes her daughter Jessica to pass a math quiz, the teenager reports seeing two angels who give her sage advice. With that, the gates of consciousness fly open and the realm of spirit bursts through, propelling the Agranovich clan on a rollercoaster ride full of mystical ...
ATLANTA -- Chris Bosh started with perspective, in case anyone attempted to attach permanency to this move into a role as TNT studio analyst.
"It's going to be different," the sidelined Miami Heat power forward said during a brief appearance on NBA TV at the trading deadline, "a little different being on the other side for a little bit."
A ...Read more
Kings general manager Vlade Divac refuted some of the details but refused to engage DeMarcus Cousins in a nasty public debate after the All-Star center called Divac and Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive "cowards" for their handling of his trade to the New Orleans Pelicans.
In an article published early Friday on theundefeated.com, Cousins ...Read more
The Hawks suspended starting point guard Dennis Schroder for one game without play for failure to report to the team on time following the NBA All-Star break. He will miss Friday's game against the Heat and will return for Saturday's game at the Magic.
Schroder returned to his native Germany for the All-Star break, but did not take his visa to ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The eruption hit the Los Angeles Clippers in the third quarter, knocking them straight out of a game they once had a measure of control against the Golden State Warriors.
But by the time the Clippers had absorbed the 50-point third quarter from the Warriors, L.A. was well on its way to a 123-113 loss Thursday night at Oracle ...Read more
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- It was a quiet trade deadline day for the Milwaukee Bucks, with one exception.
The Bucks sent veteran center Roy Hibbert to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for a heavily protected 2019 second-round draft pick, a league source confirmed just before the trade deadline.
Hibbert was on his phone after practice and shook hands ...Read more
In 2001, on the draft night the Bulls traded him to the Clippers for the draft rights to Tyson Chandler, Elton Brand made the almost unprecedented move of returning to the Berto Center to address reporters.
Given that Taj Gibson has a similar reputation to Brand's as honest, upbeat, selfless and accessible, it shouldn't surprise that the heart-...Read more
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope showed why he was drew much interest at the NBA trade deadline.
Mere hours after Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations and coach Stan Van Gundy decided to stand pat at Thursday's deadline, the young shooting guard put the Pistons on his back in a thrilling 114-108 victory over the ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Even without making another move prior to the trade deadline, Thursday went well for the Cavaliers.
Two targets they've coveted throughout the trade season both became available. Now they'll have their shot at acquiring one or both without having to relinquish any of their scarce assets -- provided they both clear waivers.
Deron ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James has often called the post-All-Star break portion of the schedule his favorite time of year. He showed why again on Thursday.
James registered his sixth triple-double of the season with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists in the Cavaliers' 119-104 victory over the New York Knicks. It was James' 48th career triple-...Read more
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Weeks ago now-Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson told Coach Luke Walton he was ready to grind. On Thursday morning, Johnson stood on a blue swath of Oklahoma City's court wearing black warmup pants and a black Lakers sweatshirt, reviewing practice with Walton.
Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram, often used as a 6...Read more
As new Kings guard Buddy Hield walked over to talk to reporters after his first practice with the team Wednesday, a team employee signaled to the rookie, who was still batting a basketball between his hands.
"You want the ball?" Hield said, flipping it above the assembled media. "You got it."
The moment seemed to illustrate what those who know...Read more
In the clearest signal to date that Chris Bosh will not attempt to resume his NBA career this season, TNT announced Thursday that the Miami Heat power forward will serve as a studio analyst for five consecutive Mondays starting next week.
The timing of Bosh's commitment is the strongest indication that Bosh does not plan to return to the court ...Read more