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Fri Jul 2021:15Suns acquire Holmes from 76ers, Arthur from NetsDarrell ArthurPFNuggetsFree Agent
Jared DudleySFBucksFree Agent
Richaun HolmesFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have acquired power forward Richaun Holmes from Philadelphia and forward Darrell Arthur from Brooklyn.The Suns sent cash considerations to the 76ers on Friday for Holmes, and got Arthur from the Nets for forward Jared Dudley and a protected 2021 second-round pick.Philadelphia made the Holmes deal to help clear salary cap space to sign 2017 second-round pick Jonah Bolden to a $7 million, four-year contract. Holmes averaged 7.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in four seasons with the 76ers.The Suns are expected to buy out Arthur's $7.4 million contract to clear enough salary cap space for Holmes.Arthur has played nine NBA seasons, the last five with Denver before being dealt to the Nets on July 13. He has appeared in 503 games with Denver and the Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds.Dudley, an 11-year NBA veteran, spent the last two seasons with the Suns in his second stint with the team.More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball
Fri Jul 2020:35Suns acquire Holmes from 76ers, Arthur from NetsDarrell ArthurPFNuggetsFree Agent
Jared DudleySFBucksFree Agent
Richaun HolmesFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have acquired power forward Richaun Holmes from Philadelphia and forward Darrell Arthur from Brooklyn.The Suns sent cash considerations to the 76ers on Friday for Holmes, and got Arthur from the Nets for forward Jared Dudley and a protected 2021 second-round pick.Philadelphia made the Holmes deal to help clear salary cap space to sign 2017 second-round pick Jonah Bolden to a $7 million, four-year contract. Holmes averaged 7.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in four seasons with the 76ers.Arthur has played nine NBA seasons, the last five with Denver before being dealt to the Nets on July 13. He has appeared in 503 games with Denver and the Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds.Dudley, an 11-year NBA veteran, spent the last two seasons with the Suns in his second stint with the team.More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball
Fri Jul 2017:25San Antonio Spurs sign Cunningham, BelinelliMarco BelinelliSFSpursFree Agent
Dante CunninghamSFPelicansFree Agent
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have signed forward Dante Cunningham and guard Marco Belinelli.The Spurs made the announcements Friday and did not disclose terms.Cunningham, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound bruiser, spent last season with New Orleans and Brooklyn and averaged 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in 73 total games. He played the first 51 games for New Orleans, including 24 starts, and averaged 5.0 points and 3.8 rebounds. He was sent to Brooklyn on Feb. 8 and averaged 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 22 games. The nine-year veteran holds career averages of 6.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. His longest tenure with New Orleans, where he played 263 games.Belinelli previously spent two seasons with San Antonio and helped the Spurs win the 2014 NBA championship. The 6-foot-5 Italian averaged 10.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 24.0 minutes while shooting .405 from 3-point range in San Antonio.Belinelli split last season between Atlanta and Philadelphia. In 52 games with the Hawks, he averaged 11.4 points. In 28 regular-season games with the 76ers, he averaged 13.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists. The 11-year veteran has appeared in 724 NBA regular-season games and holds career averages of 9.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists. He also has played for Golden State, Toronto, New Orleans, Sacramento, Charlotte and Chicago.
Fri Jul 2017:05Raptors president Ujiri apologizes to departed DeRozanDeMar DeRozanSGRaptorsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologized Friday for a "miscommunication" with four-time All-Star and franchise icon DeMar DeRozan, but Toronto's traded All-Star guard didn't seem quite ready to make amends.Speaking for the first time since sending DeRozan to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard, Ujiri began by saying sorry to DeRozan. The career Raptor had expressed anger and frustration in an Instagram post after learning of the deal, indicating he'd been told he would not be traded.Shortly after Ujiri apologized Friday, DeRozan added a new post to his Instagram feed: a facepalm emoji, a symbol of frustration and exasperation.Reflecting on a conversation he'd had with DeRozan at Summer League earlier this month, Ujiri said he "should have handled it better" when discussing future plans."Maybe my mistake was talking about what we expected going forward from him," Ujiri said. "I think that's where the gap was, because in my job I always have to assume that I'm going forward wi... [More]
Fri Jul 2016:25Celtics' Smart 'ecstatic' to have summer in limbo overJaylen BrownFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — There was a moment during the past month in which Marcus Smart wasn't sure where he'd be playing basketball this upcoming season.A day after signing a four-year deal to remain in the only NBA jersey he's ever played in, Smart said he's focused on doing what he can to help the Celtics win their 18th championship."I'm ecstatic. This is a blessing," Smart said Friday.After being in limbo since the start of free agency, Smart cemented his pact with the Celtics on Thursday. A person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press that Smart will be paid $52 million over the next four years. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team did not disclose the terms of the contract.Boston brings back a 6-foot-4 defensive cornerstone who has developed a reputation for toughness and doing the little things that help the Celtics win. Smart is also the longest-tenured player on the roster.The confidence that general manager Danny Ainge is showing in... [More]
Fri Jul 2012:25San Antonio Spurs sign forward Dante CunninghamDante CunninghamSFPelicansFree Agent
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have signed veteran forward Dante Cunningham.The Spurs made the announcement Friday and did not disclose terms.Cunningham, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound bruiser, spent last season with New Orleans and Brooklyn and averaged 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in 73 total games. He played the first 51 games for New Orleans, including 24 starts, and averaged 5.0 points and 3.8 rebounds. He was sent to Brooklyn on Feb. 8 and averaged 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 22 games.The nine-year veteran holds career averages of 6.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. His longest tenure with New Orleans, where he played 263 games.
Thu Jul 1918:55AP Source: Thunder trade Anthony to Hawks, waiver likelyJustin AndersonFree Agent
Jerami GrantSF76ersFree Agent
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City.A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press the Thunder are sending Anthony and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. Anthony will be waived by the Hawks, clearing the way for him to sign as a free agent elsewhere. The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.ESPN, which first reported the trade, said the Thunder will send Muscala to the Philadelphia 76ers for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, and Philadelphia's Justin Anderson will be sent to Atlanta.Schroder, a speedy 6-foot-1 guard, averaged a career-high 19.4 points last season for the Hawks in 67 games, all starts.Anthony's lone season in Oklahoma City was largely a bust. He averaged 16.2 points and struggled at times in his new role alongside Russell Westbrook and Paul George. The 10-time All-Star posted career lo... [More]
Thu Jul 1918:25DeMarcus Cousins relishing fresh start in Golden StateKevin DurantSFThunderFree Agent
DeMarcus CousinsCKingsFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things — peace and the playoffs.After signing with Golden State as a free agent, the four-time All-Star center has no doubts he'll finally find both, and that those will help dispel the notion that he's a bad teammate."Just a chance to play for a winning culture," Cousins said Thursday. "I also have a chance to play with some of the most talented players of this era. Those two things alone, that pretty much sums it up."Looking relaxed while sitting on a stage next to Warriors general manager Bob Myers, Cousins was at ease during a news conference at the team's practice facility.Golden State's fiery big man seems content in his new surroundings and wants the hardware to show for it."Every guy said let's go get another championship," Cousins said. "They are a well-established team and they could have easily been like, 'No, we don't need him.' But they were excited like a team that's never acc... [More]
Thu Jul 1918:15AP Source: Thunder trade Anthony to Hawks, waiver likelyJustin AndersonFree Agent
Carmelo AnthonySFKnicksFree Agent
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City.A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press the Thunder are sending the veteran NBA forward and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. Anthony will be waived, clearing the way for him to sign as a free agent elsewhere. The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.ESPN, which first reported the trade, said the Thunder will send Muscala to the Philadelphia 76ers for Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot and Philadelphia's Justin Anderson will be sent to Atlanta.Schroder averaged a career-high 19.4 points per game last season for the Hawks in 67 games, all starts. The speedy 6-foot-1 guard averaged 17.9 points the year before that.Anthony's lone season in Oklahoma City was largely a bust. He averaged 16.2 points per game last season and struggled at times in his new role alongside Russell Westbrook and Paul George. The 10-time All-Star posted career lows in scoring average and field goal percentage, and the Thunder were ousted in the first round of the playoffs by Utah.___AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney contributed to this report.
Thu Jul 1917:15Hawks request waivers on guard Jaylen MorrisKent BazemoreSFHawksFree Agent
Jaylen MorrisFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on guard Jaylen Morris, who appeared in six games with the team last season.Morris averaged 4.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in his brief time with the team.Morris, from Molloy College, signed two 10-day contracts with the Hawks before being signed to a multi-year deal on March 21. He helped add backcourt depth following a season-ending injury to Kent Bazemore.A waiver request allows a team to terminate a player's contract after other teams get a chance to claim it.
Thu Jul 1916:45DeMarcus Cousins relishing fresh start in Golden StateKevin DurantSFThunderFree Agent
DeMarcus CousinsCKingsFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things — peace and the playoffs.After signing with Golden State as a free agent, the four-time All-Star center has no doubts he'll finally find both, and that that will help dispel the notion that he's a bad teammate.Looking relaxed while sitting next to Warriors general manager Bob Myers, Cousins was at ease during a news conference Thursday at the team's practice facility.He expressed frustrated by the tediousness of rehab while recovering from surgery on his left Achilles but said he's trying to be smart about it.The 27-year-old with a quick temper and a history of piling up technical fouls at a rapid rate also showed a playful side when he joked about the possibility of fighting with new teammates Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, two players with whom he's had on-court issues in the past.Golden State's fiery big man seems content in his new surroundings and wants the hardware to show for it.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball
Thu Jul 1915:35AP source: Celtics re-sign Smart to 4-year, $52 million dealAron BaynesCSpursFree Agent
Gordon HaywardSFJazzFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
Marcus SmartPGCelticsFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics re-signed guard Marcus Smart on Thursday, bringing him back for four more years after he found the market for a restricted free agent defensive specialist wasn't as lucrative as he'd hoped.A person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press that Smart will be paid $52 million over the next four years. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team did not disclose the terms of the contract.The Celtics scheduled an availability with Smart after announcing the deal, then canceled it an hour later, saying he had flu-like symptoms and was being treated at a hospital with IV fluids.Smart averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game this season. He returned from thumb surgery late in the first round of the playoffs and provided the defensive presence that was instrumental in the Celtics taking the Cleveland Cavaliers to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals.LeBron James called Smart's creativity on... [More]
Thu Jul 1914:45AP source: Celtics re-sign Smart to 4-year, $52 million dealAron BaynesCSpursFree Agent
Gordon HaywardSFJazzFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
Marcus SmartPGCelticsFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have re-signed guard Marcus Smart.The 6-foot-4 defensive stalwart is returning to the team that picked him sixth overall in the 2014 draft after finding the market for a restricted free agent wasn't as lucrative as he'd hoped.A person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press that Smart signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Celtics. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team did not disclose the terms of the contract.Smart averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game this season. He returned from thumb surgery late in the first round of the playoffs and provided the defensive presence that was instrumental in the Celtics taking the Cleveland Cavaliers to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals.LeBron James called Smart's creativity on the court "uncanny" during their matchup and coach Brad Stevens said Smart was "as tough as tough as they come," making hustle plays on ... [More]
Thu Jul 1913:55AP source: Celtics re-sign Smart to 4-year, $52 million dealAron BaynesCSpursFree Agent
Gordon HaywardSFJazzFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
Marcus SmartPGCelticsFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have re-signed guard Marcus Smart.The 6-foot-4 defensive stalwart is returning to the team that picked him sixth overall in the 2014 draft after finding the market for a restricted free agent wasn't as lucrative as he'd hoped.A person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press that Smart signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Celtics. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team did not disclose the terms of the contract.Smart averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game this season. He returned from thumb surgery late in the first round of the playoffs and provided the defensive presence that was instrumental in the Celtics taking the Cleveland Cavaliers to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals.LeBron James called Smart's creativity on the court "uncanny" during their matchup and coach Brad Stevens said Smart was "as tough as tough as they come," making hustle plays on ... [More]
Thu Jul 1904:00With Leonard gone, a new look for Popovich and the SpursDeMar DeRozanSGRaptorsFree Agent
LaMarcus AldridgePFTrailblazersFree Agent
Kyle AndersonSFSpursFree Agent
Tim DuncanPFSpursFree Agent
Bryn ForbesFree Agent
Rudy GaySFKingsFree Agent
Danny GreenSGSpursFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
Dejounte MurrayFree Agent
Tony ParkerPGSpursFree Agent
Jakob PoeltlFree Agent
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The most tumultuous offseason in Gregg Popovich's two decades with the Spurs ended with the trade of star Kawhi Leonard to Toronto.And Popovich says he is fine with that.The Spurs traded Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a conditional 2019 first-round pick on Wednesday. It was clear that Leonard was ready to go despite years of success with Popovich and the Spurs."At his point, my main interest is definitely not to look back," Popovich said. "It doesn't do us any good whatsoever. I'm thrilled to have DeMar and Jakob join us. From that point on, that's where my focus will be."Popovich was jovial and heartfelt in speaking to the media for the first time since his wife, Erin, died April 18. Popovich did not coach the Spurs in the final three games of their first-round playoff loss to Golden State.Popovich said this offseason has been "difficult" for him, but it has not dampened the 69-year-old's desire to continue coach... [More]
Wed Jul 1817:20On Basketball: Toronto will need to work some magic nowDeMar DeRozanSGRaptorsFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFPacersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
Raptors boss Masai Ujiri better have some magic plan.Because if he doesn't, Lakers boss Magic Johnson certainly will.Before Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan — the headline pieces in a four-player trade between San Antonio and Toronto on Wednesday — play a single game for their new teams, this much is clear: The Spurs got better, the Raptors are taking a gargantuan risk and the Los Angeles Lakers are going to sit back and see what happens.San Antonio essentially swapped one All-Star for another, ridded itself of a headache — the Leonard-wants-out saga — and got a first-round draft pick as well. Hard to argue.In DeRozan, Toronto traded away a guard who led the Raptors in scoring in each of the last five seasons for a player who, without hardly ever saying a word, has made clear that he wants to be in Los Angeles. A bold strategy, but if Ujiri can win over Leonard in a year just like Sam Presti and Oklahoma City did with Paul George, it could work out like gangbusters for the Rapto... [More]
Wed Jul 1817:00Parker looks to get career back on track with hometown BullsGiannis AntetokounmpoSGBucksFree Agent
Zach LaVineSGTimberwolvesFree Agent
Lauri MarkkanenFree Agent
Jabari ParkerSFBucksFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Jabari Parker recalled playing on the court with the Chicago Bulls' logo as a young child.It was at the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club where his dad was a supervisor and not the nearby United Center. But it sure felt big time to him."It was like our United Center, that gym," he said.Now, the United Center is his home arena.Parker agreed Saturday to a $40 million, two-year contract with the Bulls, hoping he can get his promising career back on track after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee two times in four seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks."No better way to live a dream as a kid than playing down the street from where I grew up — the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club," Parker said Wednesday.The son of a former NBA player, Parker seemed destined for big things. He led Simeon Career Academy on Chicago's South Side to four state championships, graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, and when he committed to Duke, the announcement was televised natio... [More]
Wed Jul 1815:40Done deal: Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to SpursDeMar DeRozanSGRaptorsFree Agent
Danny GreenSGSpursFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
Jakob PoeltlFree Agent
The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan's time in Toronto.An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors as part of a four-player deal that has DeRozan heading to San Antonio. The Spurs also got center Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 protected first-round draft pick, while the Raptors acquired sharpshooter Danny Green.For Leonard and the Spurs, there's finally closure to a relationship that seemed fractured beyond repair and played out like a soap opera as the season went along. But in the end, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich — insisting that looking back at what happened would not be worth his time, and that Leonard was a good teammate throughout his tenure in San Antonio — simply said he hopes the move works out for everyone involved."Kawhi, obviously, worked very hard to become the player he is," Popovich said in San Antonio, a couple of hours after the trade became official when the teams got approval on the terms... [More]
Wed Jul 1814:29Dwyane Wade signs 'lifetime' deal with Li-NingDwyane WadeSGHeatFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has a new contract — with his shoe company.Wade and the Chinese apparel company Li-Ning announced that the three-time NBA champion has signed a lifetime contract with the brand, which he has represented since 2012. The finalizing of that deal coincided with Wade and the company revealing his latest shoe, the "Way of Wade 7," at an event in Beijing on Wednesday.Wade appeared at the event with the company's CEO and namesake Li Ning, who is still revered in China for his gymnastics success."This was something I needed to do from the standpoint of building something," Wade told The Associated Press in a phone interview from China. "That's what I set out to do. This word we all talk about, legacy, I tried to set out to build a legacy for myself and my family. And after six years of that, it's cool to be here today."Financial details of the contract were not revealed, though it's believed the total value to Wade could reach tens of millions of dollars.Wade's rela... [More]
Wed Jul 1812:29Dwyane Wade signs 'lifetime' deal with Li-NingDwyane WadeSGHeatFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has a new contract — with his shoe company.Wade and the Chinese apparel company Li-Ning announced that the three-time NBA champion has signed a lifetime contract with the brand, which he has represented since 2012. The finalizing of that deal coincided with Wade and the company revealing his latest shoe, the "Way of Wade 7," at an event in Beijing on Wednesday.Wade appeared at the event with the company's CEO and namesake Li Ning, who is still revered in China for his gymnastics success."This was something I needed to do from the standpoint of building something," Wade told The Associated Press in a phone interview from China. "That's what I set out to do. This word we all talk about, legacy, I tried to set out to build a legacy for myself and my family. And after six years of that, it's cool to be here today."Financial details of the contract were not revealed, though it's believed the total value to Wade could reach tens of millions of dollars.Wade's rela... [More]
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