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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Wolves send Andrew Wiggins to Warriors for D’Angelo Russell in scorer swap

The Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Andrew Wiggins to the Golden State Warriors for D’Angelo Russell in a swap of high scorers.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

NBA roundup: Raptors beat Pacers, win a franchise-record 12th straight

Serge Ibaka hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors rallied from 19 down to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-118 Wednesday night, setting a franchise record …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Heat, Grizzlies complete trade sending Andre Iguodala to Miami

The trade sending Andre Iguodala to Miami is official, finally getting completed on Thursday with league approval one day after the Heat struck a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies to …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Robert Covington to Rockets, Clint Capela to Hawks in 4-team trade

Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is headed to the Atlanta Hawks as the headline moves in a complicated four-team trade that was approved by …


NBA roundup: LeBron James scores 36 with 3-point outburst, Lakers rout Spurs

LeBron James scored 19 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter while hitting five 3-pointers in an incredible three-minute span, propelling the Los Angeles Lakers to a 129-102 victory …


NBA changing 3-point contest format at All-Star Saturday

The NBA is changing the format to this season’s 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday by adding a pair of deep shots that will be worth three points apiece.


Knicks fire Steve Mills, begin search for new president

The New York Knicks made a big move before the trade deadline – by getting rid of the guy who would have been making their deals.


Around the NBA: Eyes on D’Angelo Russell, Andre Iguodala, more as NBA trade deadline nears

It is the time of year when every injury report causes eyebrows to raise.




Mavs’ Luka Doncic to miss at least 6 games with sprained ankle

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic will be out at least six games with a sprained right ankle.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Roses for Kobe and Gianna Bryant as Lakers return to action

Red roses adorned the courtside seats where Kobe and Gianna Bryant sat at the last Los Angeles Lakers game they attended. On the overhead video board, photos of Bryant in …


A year after Kristaps Porzingis deal, things remain bleak for Knicks

Marcus Morris talked tough in the preseason, when the New York Knicks made their annual boasts that things were going to be different.


NBA All-Stars to wear Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 and Gianna Bryant’s No. 2

The NBA’s All-Stars will be playing this year with Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant in their minds and on their jerseys.


Luka Doncic, Trae Young lead list for Rising Stars game at All-Star

All-Star starters Luka Doncic of Dallas and Trae Young of Atlanta headlined the list of players participating in the Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend in Chicago.


NBA roundup: Trae Young has 39 points, 18 assists as Hawks upend 76ers

All-Star guard Trae Young had 39 points and a career-high 18 assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks past Ben Simmons and Philadelphia 127-117 on Thursday night, extending the 76ers’ road …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis selected to first NBA All-Star Game

For the first time in 20 years, Gonzaga will be represented in the NBA All-Star Game.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Lakers play outside to lighten spirits after Kobe Bryant’s death

The Los Angeles Lakers lightened the mood before their return to the court by playing soccer and American football in a park across the street from their training complex


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

NBA roundup: Victor Oladipo hits key 3 in season debut, Pacers top Bulls 115-106

Victor Oladipo’s only 3-pointer tied the score with 10 seconds left in regulation, and Malcolm Brogdon scored seven of his 15 points in overtime, helping the Indiana Pacers rally for …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Larry Stone: For Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, impact on women’s basketball cut short in most tragic way

Kobe Bryant’s shocking death Sunday at age 41 resonated with especially profound pain in that realm, where Bryant was a beloved figure. He was an absolutely unabashed supporter of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Lakers return to practice amid grief over Kobe Bryant’s death

The Los Angeles Lakers ended practice with a few somber, almost plaintive laughs. As they left the court, they all passed under the oversized 8 and 24 outlined in white …


NBA roundup: Khris Middleton scores 51 as Bucks beat Wizards 151-131

Khris Middleton scored a career-high 51 points in the absence of injured teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 151-131 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.


Shaq: ‘Never could have imagined’ anything like Kobe’s death

Shaquille O’Neal tearfully said Tuesday he never could have imagined anything like Kobe Bryant’s death, remembering his former teammate as a great player whose kids called him “Uncle Shaq.”


Pacers’ Victor Oladipo set for 1st game after recovery from injury

Victor Oladipo spent 12 months working, wondering and watching. He strengthened his body, his mind, his injured right knee and promised to return a better player.


Reeling Timberwolves try to pivot away from record collapse

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders was eager to work after a restless night, a lack of sleep that was not attributable to the nocturnal habits of his 7-month-old son.


Kobe Bryant leaves lasting impact on women’s basketball

Kobe Bryant always had an interest in women’s basketball, one that he shared with many in the sport even before his daughter Gianna started excelling at the game.


Around the NBA: League made good call moving Lakers-Clippers game

The NBA absolutely made the right call in postponing Tuesday night’s game in Los Angeles between the Lakers and the Clippers.


‘Citizen of the world’: Kobe Bryant promoted basketball globally

At a Lakers preseason game in Beijing in 2013, the arena rang out with chants of “Kobe! Kobe!” – despite the injured superstar not even having suited up.


Kobe Bryant and Philly: From hero to traitor to beloved

Jeered like a traitor just a few miles from the high school where he won a state title, Kobe Bryant stewed on the bench as the final minutes of the …


In #MeToo era, Kobe Bryant and other athletes often get a pass

Folded conveniently into the narratives about his “complicated past” was the detail about Kobe Bryant that could’ve wrecked him.