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Draft is next up during NBA’s dizzying days of deals

June 21, 2017 • AP BasketballComments (0)

In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, Arizona’s Chance Comanche, right, defends as Washington’s Markelle Fultz’s (20) looks for a shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Seattle. Fultz is the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, June 22. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) NEW YORK [&hellip...

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AP source: Cavaliers owner, Billups met for 2nd straight day

June 21, 2017 • AP BasketballComments (0)

In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, former Detroit Pistons player Chauncey Billups addresses the media in Auburn Hills, Mich. A person familiar with the negotiations says Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is meeting for the second straight day with former NBA star...

Forwards Keita, Tut leaving South Carolina men’s hoops team

June 21, 2017 • AP BasketballComments (0)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Backup forwards Sedee Keita and Ran Tut are leaving South Carolina. Coach Frank Martin announced the departures Wednesday while talking about six newcomers to his team that reached the Final Four last year. Keita, a 6-foot-9 freshman...

Baldwin hired as Milwaukee’s men’s basketball coach

June 21, 2017 • AP BasketballComments (0)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Patrick Baldwin is the new men’s basketball coach at Milwaukee. Baldwin takes the job left open when Lavall Jordan became the coach at Butler. The 44-year-old Baldwin will be the third basketball coach in three seasons at Milwaukee....

AP sources: Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez

June 20, 2017 • AP BasketballComments (0)

In this April 2, 2017, file photo, Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez drives to the basket past Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. during an NBA basketball game in New York. Three people with knowledge of the deal say the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to...

Timberwolves sign 3-year deal with Fitbit for jersey patch

June 20, 2017 • AP BasketballComments (0)

In this April 11, 2017, file photo, the new Minnesota Timberwolves logo is unveiled on the scoreboard during halftime of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves are getting into the jersey...

K-State adds graduate transfer Mawdo Sallah in hoops

June 20, 2017 • AP BasketballComments (0)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State has added graduate transfer Mawdo Sallah from Mount St. Mary’s to provide some front-court depth following the dismissal of Isaiah Maurice from the men’s basketball program. Wildcats coach Bruce Weber said...

Cavs, GM Griffin part after title, 3 straight NBA Finals

June 19, 2017 • AP BasketballComments (0)

In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference in Cleveland. Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a...

76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

June 19, 2017 • AP BasketballComments (0)

In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Markelle Fultz speaks with reporters after his private workout with the Los Angeles Lakers in El Segundo, Calif. Fultz is expected to be a top pick at the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 22. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham, File) History...

Highly touted Ohio recruit follows Holtmann to Buckeyes

June 19, 2017 • AP BasketballComments (0)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann has persuaded a top prospect to follow him from Butler to the Buckeyes. The school said Monday that 6-foot-8 forward Kyle Young has signed to play for the Buckeyes next season. Young, a...