Montrezl Harrell: Lakers wanted me more than Clippers did

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Montrezl Harrell did not make the trip lightly when he moved down the Staples Center hallway last weekend to join the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA's reigning Sixth ...

Blazers re-sign Anthony and Hood, sign Jones

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony. It was one of several anticipated moves that Portland formally announced Sunday. Th...

AP source: Cavaliers acquire McGee, 2026 pick from Lakers

CLEVEAND (AP) — Looking to replace Tristan Thompson, the Cavaliers have acquired center JaVale McGee and a future draft pick from the Los Angeles Lakers for forwards Alfonzo McKinnie and Jordan Bell, ...

Auburn imposes postseason ban for former assistant's scheme

Auburn’s basketball team won’t participate in postseason play this season as a self-imposed penalty stemming from a bribery scheme involving former assistant coach Chuck Person. The ...

AP source: VanVleet staying with Raptors on 4-year deal

Fred VanVleet bet on himself. It paid off. VanVleet agreed Saturday to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the dis...

Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALL TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will start the NBA season next month in Tampa, Florida, because of travel restrictions by the Canadian government stemming from the ...

Free agency begins, and deals start flying fast

The last time Facundo Campazzo and Nikola Jokic shared a court in a real game together was during last year’s Basketball World Cup in China. Campazzo was dazzling and Argentina prevailed, ending the c...

Portland's Elleby happy to land on Brandon Roy's former team

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ Elleby is a bit too young to remember much about the SuperSonics while growing up in Seattle, but he recalls the Trail Blazers, and in particular, guard Brandon Roy. ...

NBA's offseason sprint continues with free agency starting

NBA free agency is usually a weeklong frenzy. Deals get struck, then teams and players must wait a few days before they can sign those contracts. And from there, a few more months often pass before th...

Lakers have quiet draft night ahead of big roster decisions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Lakers made a pick, the NBA champions still essentially sat out draft night. The Lakers selected Jaden McDaniels with the 28th overall pic...

Houston Rockets have no draft picks for 2nd straight year

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets didn’t have a pick in the NBA draft for the second straight year after trading away a selection they had added earlier in the week. The Rockets we...

76ers shake up roster, deal Horford, Richardson at draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first draft for the Philadelphia 76ers under new president Daryl Morey led to a major shakeup for an organization that fell well short of its NBA championship goal. ...

Nuggets take Arizona big man Zeke Nnaji at No. 22 in draft

DENVER (AP) — Arizona center Zeke Nnaji was taken by the Denver Nuggets with the No. 22 overall pick in the NBA draft Wednesday night, adding a mobile big man with a soft touch to a team that’s coming...

Blazers pick Isaiah Stewart out of Washington

The Trail Blazers selected Isaiah Stewart out of Washington with the 16th pick in the NBA draft on Wednesday night. But the 6-foot-9, 250-pound Stewart wasn't expected to be heading...

Thunder acquire 17th pick Pokusevski from Timberwolves

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder bolstered their frontcourt during the NBA draft on Wednesday night, acquiring Serbian forward Aleksej Pokusevski in a trade with Minnesota. ...