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Mayo dismissed, disqualified from NBA for drug violation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 11:20am

O.J. Mayo has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA for violating the terms of the league's anti-drug program.

AP Source: Clarkson returns to Lakers for 4 years, $50 mill

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:10am

A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press that guard Jordan Clarkson has agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers.

AP Source: Mozgov agrees with Lakers for 4 years, $64 mill

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:30am

Russian center Timofey Mozgov has agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

Durant meets with Thunder to kick off free agency tour

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 11:40pm

Kevin Durant started his free agency tour in a familiar place.

Nets waive point guard Jarrett Jack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:50pm

The Brooklyn Nets have waived guard Jarrett Jack, who was lost to a torn ACL in January.

Lakers extend qualifying offers to Clarkson, Black, Huertas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:30pm

The Los Angeles Lakers have extended qualifying offers to Jordan Clarkson, Tarik Black and Marcelo Huertas, making all three players restricted free agents.

Cavs extend qualifying offer to guard Matthew Dellavedova

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:50pm

The NBA champion Cavaliers have made a qualifying offer to popular backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova, making him a restricted free agent.

Ibaka: 'Feels good' to be in Orlando after surprising trade

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:40pm

A week ago after waking up in Paris to flurry of congratulatory text messages, Serge Ibaka wasn't quite sure how to feel about the NBA draft night trade that landed him in Orlando.

NBA hires Byron Spruell as president of league operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:40pm

The NBA hired Byron Spruell on Thursday as president of league operations.

LA Clippers promote Lawrence Frank to basketball ops role

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:50pm

The Clippers have promoted Lawrence Frank to executive vice president of basketball operations under Doc Rivers.

Mavs center Salah Mejri undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 11:31am

Mavericks center Salah Mejri has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, a procedure that isn't expected to sideline the 7-foot-2 Tunisian during the season.

Wolves finalize addition of NBA's 1st Chinese minority owner

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:40pm

The NBA has spent years making in-roads in basketball-loving China, installing offices there, bringing players stateside and playing exhibitions there to increase the league's presence in a country that can't get enough of it.

JR Smith sees US Open champion and takes a drive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:50pm

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith showed off a pretty good shot Wednesday — not on the court, but on the practice range at Firestone Country Club.

Hawks exercise option on Mike Muscala's contract for 2016-17

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:30pm

The Atlanta Hawks have exercised forward-center Mike Muscala's contract option for the 2016-17 season.

Blazers give qualifying offers to Harkless, Leonard, Crabbe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:20pm

The Portland Trail Blazers have extended qualifying offers to guard Allen Crabbe and forwards Myers Leonard and Maurice Harkless.

Magic's Frank Vogel announces his assistant coaches

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:50am

New Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel has finalized his staff.

Magic make qualifying offers to Fournier, Dedmon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:21am

The Orlando Magic have extended qualifying offers to swingman Evan Fournier and center Dewayne Dedmon.

LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:30am

LeBron James is about to hit the free-agency market and stay right at home.

Cleaves' attorney wants prosecutor's office off sex case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:40pm

An attorney representing ex-Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves wants a judge to disqualify the Wayne County prosecutor's office from Cleaves' sexual assault case.