On Basketball: Butler made his move _ now it's Wolves' turn

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler knows that NBA players can force their way into trades. Forcing their way into a trade that suits the player, that's an entirely different story. ...

NBA, union reminds players that mental health help available

MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts have sent a letter to players around the league reminding them that help with t...

Heat say Dion Waiters won't be ready for training camp

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters will begin this season as he finished last season — unable to play. Waiters has not recovered sufficiently enough from left ankle surgery t...

Not done: Wade decides to keep playing, will return to Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade's Hall of Fame career is not over yet. Wade has decided to return to the Miami Heat and play a 16th NBA season, making his announcement Sunday night. Wade sp...

AP Interview: Haslem reveals why he chose to return to Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem arrived at the Miami Heat facility for a workout one day last week, and was told he needed to sign a waiver before he took the court. The reason: Technical...

Manu Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41

Manu Ginobili has announced his retirement at age 41, ending a career in which he helped the San Antonio Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club. Ginobili's pro ...

Up next for USA Basketball: Waiting, and hoping

LAS VEGAS (AP) — And now, they wait. USA Basketball's two-day minicamp ended Friday, and what's next for the national team isn't exactly clear. If all goes well, they'll be gathering...

The summer that was: USA players reflect on a hectic July

LAS VEGAS (AP) — James Harden completed his work at USA Basketball's national team minicamp, sat in a courtside chair and began to put together his assessment of what happened around the NBA this summ...

On Basketball: Kawhi Leonard makes mistake skipping Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This is a misstep for Kawhi Leonard. He should be in Las Vegas. The saga about his future is done and settled, at least for the next 12 months. He'...

'It means everything': DeRozan eager to work with Popovich

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Lowry had the ball in the right corner. He was well-defended and not able to shoot or drive, so he fired a crosscourt diagonal pass to DeMar DeRozan. For years,...

On Basketball: Toronto will need to work some magic now

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 ...

Dwyane Wade signs 'lifetime' deal with Li-Ning

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has signed a lifetime contract with Chinese apparel company Li-Ning. Wade made the deal official at an event in Beijing on Wednesday with the company's CEO a...

AP sources: Leonard going to Raptors, DeRozan going to Spurs

Two people familiar with the situation say San Antonio and Toronto have reached an agreement in principle on a trade that will send Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors and DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs. ...

Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here's a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilizing a mobile app, decides t...

DeMarcus Cousins, on the Warriors' potential: 'Scary'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins perfectly summed up the potential of the Golden State Warriors. "Scary," he said. The rest of the league likely agrees. ...