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30 Teams in 30 Days schedule
Since the Cavaliers won their first NBA title back on June 19, NBA teams have undergone a number of changes over the long summer offseason. NBA.com’s Shaun Powell will evaluate the state of each franchise — from the team with the worst regular-season record in 2015-16 to the team with the best regular-season record — during the month of September as we look at 30 teams in 30 days.
Lakers sign forward Auguste
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Zach Auguste, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
Bucks re-sign free agent forward Novak
The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed free agent forward Steve Novak, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy.
Top plays from 2015-16
The 2015-16 season is over and done and 2016-17 is drawing closer sooner than you think. As we close in on the start of the new season, relive the best of 2015-16 right here.
Two men charged in shooting of Wade’s cousin
Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago police announced Sunday.
Wade’s cousin killed in hometown Chicago
NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin was shot and killed in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children. Wade took to Twitter to lament what he called another “act of senseless gun violence.”
Dwyane Wade’s cousin fatally shot pushing baby in stroller
A family spokesman says a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade was fatally shot Friday while pushing a baby in a stroller on the city’s South Side.
Jazz trade Pleiss to 76ers for Marshall, waive Marshall
The Utah Jazz have traded center Tibor Pleiss to the Philadelphia 76ers for guard Kendall Marshall in a cost-cutting move. The Jazz announced the deal Friday morning and then waived Marshall.
City officials declare Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles
Lakers fans packed Los Angeles City Hall chambers to witness the mayor and other officials declare Kobe Bryant Day in honor of the retired NBA superstar.
Wolves’ Towns chosen as face of 2K mobile app
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K’s mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 video game, which is set to launch on Sept. 8.
Ricky Rubio ready to mentor Kris Dunn in Minnesota
When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league.
Bucks sign free agent guard Jason Terry
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard Jason Terry.
Bucks sign veteran guard Jason Terry
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard Jason Terry, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy.
Lakers sign Yi Jianlian
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward/center Yi Jianlian, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
Kobe starts $100 million investment fund
Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant is moving to Wall Street, announcing the formation of a $100 million venture capital fund to invest in media, technology and data companies.
New Orleans to host NBA All-Star 2017
New Orleans has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2017, the NBA announced today. The 66th NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Smoothie King Center — home of the New Orleans Pelicans. The game was previously scheduled to be held in Charlotte, N.C.
Heat sign veteran guard Udrih
Beno Udrih is coming back to the Miami Heat on a one-year deal, getting another chance to back up fellow Slovenian Goran Dragic at point guard.
Thunder sign guard Ronnie Price
The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guard Ronnie Price, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Cavaliers, James sign multiyear contract
The 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James have signed a new multiyear contract, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Signed, sealed: LeBron inks new contract with Cavaliers
LeBron James didn’t waste any time signing his new contract.
Heat owner writes letter to fans, expressing confidence
Miami Heat managing general partner Micky Arison released an open letter to the team’s fans Thursday night, telling them he is confident they’ll enjoy the upcoming season.
Report: LeBron agrees to three-year deal with Cavs
LeBron James is going to hang around home for a while.
Defending champ Cavs host Knicks on opening night as 2016-17 schedule unveiled
The NBA today released its complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the 2016-17 regular season, which features an opening night with the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers hosting the New York Knicks. The league’s 71st season tips off Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, and concludes Wednesday, April 12, 2017. For the first time ever, each team is scheduled to appear on at least one of the league’s national television partners (TNT, ESPN or ABC).
Grizzlies sign Wroten, three others
The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Tony Wroten, forward Troy Williams and guard/forwards Wayne Selden Jr. and D.J. Stephens.
Former All-Star Stoudemire begins new chapter in Israel
Recently retired NBA All-Star Amare Stoudemire insists he has plenty of basketball left in him.
Plea deal at risk for man who stabbed NBA player
Prosecutors say a new arrest has put at risk a New York City man’s plea deal in the stabbing of a professional basketball player last year outside a nightclub.
Cavaliers resign James Jones for third season
The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed veteran swingman James Jones for a third season.
Bucks announce re-signing of C Miles Plumlee
The Milwaukee Bucks are making it official, re-signing restricted free-agent center Miles Plumlee.
LeBron says ‘ghost’ of Jordan is biggest motivation
LeBron James has often avoided talking about trying to match Michael Jordan’s accomplishments. Now he’s chasing “the ghost” of arguably the greatest player in NBA history.
Anthony blossoms into leader as Team USA leaves for Rio
Some things never change.
After NBA retirement, Stoudemire to play in Israel
Amar’e Stoudemire isn’t done yet.
Bucks sign Draft picks Maker, Brogdon
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed 2016 NBA Draft picks Thon Maker (10th overall) and Malcolm Brogdon (36th overall), General Manager John Hammond announced Saturday. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed in accordance with team policy.
Cavaliers waive veteran swingman Dahntay Jones
The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers waived Dahntay Jones, the veteran reserve swingman who gave the team a spark in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Wade excited to join hometown Bulls
When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took it home, put it on and took a picture. Then he deleted it.
Wizards re-sign guard Marcus Thornton
The Washington Wizards have re-signed reserve guard Marcus Thornton.
Bulls sign guard Spencer Dinwiddie
The Chicago Bulls have signed guard Spencer Dinwiddie.
Cavaliers re-sign veteran forward Jefferson
Richard Jefferson’s planned retirement didn’t last long.
Nuggets, Pacers to play regular-season game in London
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) announced today that NBA Global Games London 2017 will feature the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers travelling to London for a regular-season game at The O2 on Jan. 12, 2017. The announcement was made via Facebook Live from the NBA’s European headquarters in London with Nuggets guard Gary Harris in attendance. The team logos were revealed in a specially commissioned piece of street art in Stockwell, London.
Mavericks re-sign 13-time All-Star Nowitzki
The Dallas Mavericks announced Wednesday that they have re-signed 13-time NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mavericks sign free agents Hornsby, Warney
The Dallas Mavericks announced Wednesday that they have signed free-agent guard Keith Hornsby and free-agent forward Jameel Warney. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Celtics sign Green, Zeller and three 2016 Draft picks
The Boston Celtics announced Wednesday that they have signed free-agent guard/forward Gerald Green, re-signed center Tyler Zeller and signed 2016 NBA Draft picks forward Jaylen Brown, guard Demetrius Jackson and forward Ben Bentil. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Players union to fund health insurance for retired NBA players
The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday that its player representatives have voted unanimously to fund health insurance for all retired NBA players with at least three years of service in the league. This program is the first of its kind among North American professional sports. It also exemplifies the NBPA’s focus on the health and welfare of its current, retired and future members.
Report: Mavericks boost Nowitzki’s deal to $50 million
Dirk Nowitzki has signed his contract with Dallas, and a person with knowledge of the deal says it’s worth more than the original agreement.
Suns add veteran coaches Triano and Corbin to staff
Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson completed his staff Wednesday, naming Jay Triano associate head coach and Tyrone Corbin and Nate Bjorkgren assistant coaches.
Blazers sign C.J. McCollum to contract extension
The Portland Trail Blazers formally signed guard C.J. McCollum to a four-year contract extension Wednesday.
Rudolph ‘Spider’ Edwards, fixture at Boston Garden, dies
Rudolph “Spider” Edwards, who with his dust mop and jaunty fedora shared the parquet floor with Celtics stars from Bill Russell to Larry Bird in the old Boston Garden and new, has died. He was 86.
McCollum signs multiyear extension with Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard CJ McCollum to a contract extension to bring him under contract through the 2020-21 season, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
Durant shines in first game at new home arena
Oh yeah, Kevin Durant fully planned on putting up the initial shot for the U.S. as he played his first game at Oracle Arena since joining the Golden State Warriors.
Six-time All-Star Stoudemire retires as Knick
Amar’e Stoudemire’s greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash’s pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA’s most fearsome finishers.
Report: Blazers’ Harkless agrees to four-year deal
The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a four-year deal with restricted free agent Maurice Harkless.
Six-time All-Star Stoudemire retires from NBA as Knick
NBA great Amar’e Stoudemire announced his retirement as a player in the National Basketball Association today, after signing with the New York Knickerbockers for his final contract in the league.
Beal signs new contract to return to Wizards
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has re-signed guard Bradley Beal. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pistons announce one-year deal with McCallum
The Detroit Pistons officially announced their one-year deal with guard Ray McCallum on Tuesday.
Report: Lue, Cavs agree to 5-year contract extension
A person familiar with the contract says Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is getting a multiyear extension with the NBA champions.
Thunder guard Payne undergoes right foot surgery
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Cameron Payne underwent a successful procedure today to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cops
Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement.
Team USA drubs China by 49 as pre-Olympic tour continues
Just two games into the U.S. basketball team’s pre-Olympic tour, coach Mike Krzyzewski already sees the start of something big.
Thunder sign Spanish guard Alex Abrines
The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed guard Alex Abrines to a multiyear contract.
Team USA routs Argentina in exhibition opener
New team. Same old result.
Pelicans add Jones, re-sign Frazier
The New Orleans Pelicans say they have signed free-agent forward Terrence Jones and re-signed guard Tim Frazier.
Green settles assault case ahead of Olympics
Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge in East Lansing, Michigan.
Massachusetts lawmaker makes play for All-Star Game
A top Massachusetts lawmaker is making a play for the NBA’s 2017 All-Star Game.
Andersen reunites with LeBron, signs with Cavs
The 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers have signed center Chris Andersen, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not released.
Turner supports NBA’s decision to relocate 2017 All-Star Game
“At Turner, and our parent company Time Warner, diversity in all its forms is core to our value system and to the success of our company. Laws to the contrary go against our fundamental belief of equality and inclusion for all individuals. We fully support the NBA’s decision to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game and all of the weekend’s events originally scheduled to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The annual All-Star Game and accompanying weekend competitions are viewed by millions of fans every year on TNT and we look forward to working with the league to once again produce a memorable and entertaining event.”
Attorney: Resolution in Green’s case could come after Olympics
An attorney for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green says a misdemeanor assault and battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State campus may be resolved after the U.S. basketball team competes in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
NBA Statement Regarding 2017 NBA All-Star Game
The NBA issued the following statement Thursday regarding the 2017 NBA All-Star Game:
Hornets’ statement on 2017 All-Star Game
The Charlotte Hornets and Chairman Michael Jordan on Thursday released the following statement regarding the 2017 NBA All-Star Game:
NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law
The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
Pacers sign free agent guard Aaron Brooks
The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have signed veteran free agent point guard Aaron Brooks to a contract. Per team policy, no terms are released.
WNBA fines protesting teams for uniform violations
Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players.
Nuggets sign Miller to multiyear contract
The Denver Nuggets have re-signed forward Mike Miller to a multiyear contract, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced Thursday.
Jeremy Lin brings Linsanity to Nets
Jeremy Lin has officially returned to the New York area. He captivated the city in his Linsanity era when he averaged 24 points, nine assists and four rebounds for the Knicks during a 10-game stretch in February 2012.
Timberwolves sign Jordan Hill to two-year deal
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed veteran big man Jordan Hill to a two-year contract.
Bulls add long-range shooter in Isaiah Canaan
The Chicago Bulls have signed guard Isaiah Canaan.
NBA to host two regular-season games in Mexico City
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live announced today that the Phoenix Suns will take on the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs in the first consecutive regular-season games in Mexico Jan. 12 and 14, respectively, at the Mexico City Arena. The games will mark the first time the league hosts two regular-season contests in Mexico in the same season.
Judge: Jail for Puerto Rico ex-NBA player Jose Ortiz
Former NBA player Jose Ortiz has been sentenced to 45 days in jail in Puerto Rico for a probation violation involving community service.
Clippers sign Brandon Bass
The Clippers have signed forward Brandon Bass, who joins them after playing last season for the Lakers.
Nuggets agree to deals with rookie Murray, veteran Miller
The Denver Nuggets have signed first-round pick Jamal Murray and agreed to a deal with veteran Mike Miller.
Barbosa rejoins Suns with multiyear deal
The Phoenix Suns on Tuesday signed guard Leandro Barbosa, a 13-year NBA veteran who played eight of those seasons with the Suns, to a multiyear contract.
Nets sign free agent guard Joe Harris
The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Joe Harris to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
Magic’s Meeks undergoes foot surgery, out indefinitely
Recently acquired Orlando Magic guard Jodie Meeks underwent surgery on Tuesday to stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the team announced.
Pistons sign F Ellenson to multiyear deal
The Detroit Pistons signed rookie forward Henry Ellenson to a multiyear contract, the team announced on Tuesday.
NBA, Twitter team up to produce exclusive live programming
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) announced today an expanded content partnership that will bring exclusive original live programming and more video to Twitter, Vine and Periscope.
Bucks re-sign center Miles Plumlee to 4-year deal
Restricted free agent center Miles Plumlee is returning to the Milwaukee Bucks on what agent Mark Bartelstein said Monday is a four-year deal worth $52 million.
Thunder sign Spanish sharpshooter Abrines
Oklahoma City and budding Spanish star Alex Abrines have agreed on a three-year deal worth a reported $18 million.
Raptors sign G VanVleet to multiyear deal
The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have signed guard Fred VanVleet to a multiyear contract. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wolves’ Tyus Jones named 2016 Summer League MVP
Tyus Jones of the Minnesota Timberwolves was named Most Valuable Player of the Samsung NBA Summer League 2016, while nine additional players highlight the Samsung All-NBA Summer League First and Second teams, as selected by a panel of media members.
Recap: Timberwolves 93, Suns 83
Tyus Jones scored a game-high 29 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Phoenix Suns 93-83 Sunday to advance to the championship of the Las Vegas Summer League.
LA Clippers waive F Branden Dawson
The Clippers have waived forward Branden Dawson, four months after he was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse.
Warriors re-sign C Anderson Varejao
The Golden State Warriors have re-signed center Anderson Varejao.
Warriors re-sign free-agent center Varejao
The Golden State Warriors have re-signed free agent center Anderson Varejao, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Recap: Bulls 88, Wizards 85
The Chicago Bulls defeated the Washington Wizards 88-85 in the quarterfinals of the Las Vegas Summer League on Saturday.
Riley wishes he’d done more to keep Wade in Miami
A contrite Pat Riley revealed Saturday that he blames himself for Dwyane Wade’s decision to leave the Miami Heat, adding that he wishes he could have done more to keep the three-time champion.
Warriors legend, Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond dies
Nate Thurmond, voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history and a member of the Warriors organization for more than four decades as both a player and a Community Relations Ambassador, passed away this morning in San Francisco at the age of 74 after a short battle with leukemia.
Nets sign veteran guard Randy Foye
The Brooklyn Nets have signed veteran guard Randy Foye.
Dwyane Wade officially signs with Bulls
Dwyane Wade has signed his contract with the Chicago Bulls.
Lakers’ Nance diagnosed with sprained right wrist
Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance, Jr., who was injured in the 4th quarter of last night’s 88-80 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Las Vegas Summer League, was examined today in Los Angeles by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo and hand specialist Dr. Steve Shin of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
76ers sign 2014 Draft pick Dario Saric to deal
The Philadelphia 76ers have signed international prospect Dario Saric two years after they acquired his rights on a draft-night deal.
Lakers’ Nance has ‘probable fracture’ in right hand
The Los Angeles Lakers say forward Larry Nance Jr. has a “probable fracture” is in right hand.
Magic deal Marble to Clippers for Wilcox
The Orlando Magic have acquired third-year guard C.J. Wilcox and cash from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Devyn Marble and a future second round draft pick.