Basketball

June 20, 2017 - 1:11 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Isaiah Hartenstein's NBA odyssey will start at the draft. His pro career started years ago. Unlike Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum and most everyone else who will get their names called at Thursday's NBA draft — the true start of their pro lives — Hartenstein...
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June 20, 2017 - 10:05 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are getting into the jersey advertisement game with a Fitbit patch in a three-year deal. The Timberwolves announced the marketing collaboration for the team's first jersey patch on Tuesday. Fitbit also will be featured in the newly renovated Target...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017, file photo, Duke's Luke Kennard shoots while Miami's Davon Reed (5) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. Kennard left Duke after two seasons and is expected to be a first-round pick in Thursday's NBA draft. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 20, 2017 - 2:04 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The top shooting guards in Thursday night's NBA draft certainly offer plenty of high-scoring punch. They also come with some question marks. Kentucky's Malik Monk is the top prospect and is expected to go in the lottery, followed by Louisville's Donovan Mitchell and Duke's Luke...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference in Cleveland. Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
June 19, 2017 - 11:46 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — One year ago, David Griffin celebrated the biggest win in Cavaliers history. He marked the anniversary Monday by walking away from the team. Griffin's three-year run as general manager with Cleveland is over after one championship and three straight trips to the NBA Finals. After...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference in Cleveland. Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
June 19, 2017 - 8:23 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — David Griffin's run with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over after one championship and three straight trips to the NBA Finals. The general manager and team mutually parted ways on Monday when owner Dan Gilbert said Griffin's contract will not be extended once it expires June 30. "On...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference in Cleveland. Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
June 19, 2017 - 7:47 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers and general manager David Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday night that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's contract when it expires June 30...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Markelle Fultz speaks with reporters after his private workout with the Los Angeles Lakers in El Segundo, Calif. Fultz is expected to be a top pick at the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 22. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham, FIle)
June 19, 2017 - 4:36 pm
History will say the Boston Celtics passed on the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NBA draft, not only trading it away but doing so in a deal with one of the team's fiercest rivals. Danny Ainge isn't worried. Philadelphia and Boston completed their trade of draft picks on Monday, the 76ers...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Markelle Fultz speaks with reporters after his private workout with the Los Angeles Lakers in El Segundo, Calif. Fultz is expected to be a top pick at the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 22. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham, FIle)
June 19, 2017 - 2:57 pm
Philadelphia completed its trade for the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NBA draft, landing the pick from the Boston Celtics on Monday in a move that clears the way for the 76ers to grab guard Markelle Fultz. Philadelphia will hold the No. 1 pick for the second straight year, and worked Fultz out...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference in Cleveland. Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
June 19, 2017 - 12:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Dethroned last week as NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers are stepping into a summer already off to a strange start. With the draft just days away, and major roster decisions — maybe even a blockbuster trade for Paul George — needing to be made, the Cavaliers aren't certain who...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox (0) goes up for a dunk in front of Wichita State guard Landry Shamet (11) during the second half of a second-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament, in Indianapolis. Fox is expected to be a picked at the NBA Draft. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
June 19, 2017 - 11:40 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teams looking for point guard help in Thursday night's NBA draft are in luck — as long as they have a high pick, that is. Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball have been the headliners in so much of the pre-draft conversations, projected to be selected first and second. Who will go...
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