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, accordi


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 Chicag


Lakers' LeBron James fumes over NBA best player poll snub

LeBron James has voiced displeasure over an apparent snub in a pre-season NBA poll for the best player entering the 2021/2022 campaign. The ESPN of 10 NBA executives and scouts poll did not give the Lakers veteran a vote in the discussion. The survey was evenly split between U.S. Olympic he


Knicks announce signing of Derrick Rose

The New York Knicks re-signed guard Derrick Rose to a contract on Wednesday.Terms of the deal were not disclosed, however ESPN previously reported it is a three-year, $43 million contract.Rose, 32, averaged 14.9 points and 4.2 assists over 35 games (three starts) with the Knicks after being acquir


Celtics, Smart agree to four-year contract extension

Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics have agreed to a maximum-value four-year contract extension.Smart will make 77 million dollars in the deal, which begins with the 2022-23 NBA season, according to reports by ESPN and The Athletic.Smart posted a video of highlights from his Celtics career on his


Nuggets sign F Jeff Green to multi-year contract

The Denver Nuggets officially announced the signing of free agent forward Jeff Green on Thursday.Previous reports said Green, who turns 35 later this month, agreed to terms on a two-year, $10 million deal.The Nuggets will be Green's 11th NBA employer since the Boston Celtics drafted him fifth over


Udonis Haslem will return for 19th season with Heat

Udonis Haslem has committed to a 19th season with the Miami Heat, with that formal announcement expected soon from the team.Haslem appeared in just one game this past season, ejected 2 minutes, 40 seconds into his season debut in the Heat's regular-season home finale on May 13 against the Philadel


France Moves On, ‘Sad' Iran Heads Home in Men's Basketball

Arsalan Kazemi spoke sadly and not because his Olympics were over. It's because Iran was never really ready when they started. France is moving on and Iran is headed home in men's basketball, with the French easing to a 79-62 victory Saturday. The French, with NBA Defensive Player of the Year Ru


US men’s basketball team fall to France in first Olympics loss since 2004

The US men’s basketball team suffered a shock 83-76 defeat at the hands of France on Sunday, losing at the Olympics for the first time since 2004 and for just the sixth time in the history of the tournament.The French had upset the US men when they last met in the 2019 FIBA World Cup quarter


Milwaukee Bucks win NBA Finals to snap 50-year title drought

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points in an astounding all-around performance and the Milwaukee Bucks captured their first NBA title since 1971 by defeating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday.The Bucks won the best-of-seven NBA Finals by four games to two, becoming only the fifth team to claim th


Greek star Giannis beat language barrier to be Milwaukee Bucks’ vocal leader

Overcoming a language barrier and roller-coaster playoff emotions have helped Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo move one victory shy of his dream of capturing an NBA crown.The 26-year-old Greek forward has sparked the Bucks to a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven NBA Finals with game six on Tu


Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

Jrue Holiday seized his chance to give the Milwaukee Bucks the lead in the NBA Finals.Took it right out of Devin Booker’s hands, actually.Holiday’s steal and alley-oop pass to Giannis Antetokounmpo for a dunk sealed a wild Game 5 and gave the Bucks a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Su


Bradley Beal, Kevin Love to be off Team USA in Tokyo 2020: NBA insider

Keldon Johnson and JaVale McGee will replace Bradley Beal and Kevin Love in the Team USA roster for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski claimed on Friday. Wojnarowski said there is significant support for Spurs forward Johnson to be added to 12-man roster and claimed that


Middleton sends Bucks past Suns to tie NBA Finals at 2-2

Khris Middleton’s big finish means these NBA Finals are just getting started.Middleton scored 40 points, including 10 straight for the Milwaukee Bucks down the stretch to send them past the Phoenix Suns, 109-103 on Wednesday night to tie the series 2-2.Middleton’s hot hand and a big bl


Giannis scores 41 as Bucks trim Suns’ lead in NBA Finals

 Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points and grabbed 13 rebounds on Sunday to lead Milwaukee over Phoenix 120-100, reviving the Bucks’ chances to win their first NBA title in 50 years.The 26-year-old Greek forward joined Shaquille O’Neal in 2000 and LeBron James in 2016 as the only


Halfway there: Suns beat Bucks for 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

 The Phoenix Suns have never been closer to an NBA title.Devin Booker scored 31 points, Chris Paul had 23 and the Suns beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-108 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 series lead.The Suns surged ahead late in the first half, withstood Giannis Antetokounmpo’s all-around


Paul powers Suns over Bucks in NBA Finals opener

Chris Paul made sure his long-awaited NBA Finals debut would be one to remember, scoring 32 points and adding nine assists to spark the Phoenix Suns over the Milwaukee Bucks 118-105 in Tuesday’s opening game of the championship series.The 36-year-old backcourt maestro, in his 16th season, de


Title-hungry upstart Suns and Bucks meet in NBA Final

Two long-frustrated franchises, the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks, will meet in the NBA Finals starting Tuesday and one of them will put an end to an epic title drought.The Bucks captured their only title half a century ago while the Suns have never claimed the crown since the club began play i




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