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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.

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.

Hornets F Kaminsky to have 'minor procedure' on chest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:40am

The Hornets say forward Frank Kaminsky will undergo a "minor procedure" on Wednesday to repair a small pocket of air between his lung and chest wall and will not participate in the Pro Summer League in Orlando.

Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:20pm

Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

Pacers add Bill Bayno, David McClure to McMillan's staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:30pm

Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has added Bill Bayno and David McClure to his coaching staff.

AP Source: Timberwolves adding NBA's 1st Chinese owner

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 5:00pm

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is bringing in two new minority partners to his ownership group, including the NBA's first Chinese owner, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer not guilty in DUI case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 4:40pm

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been found not guilty of DUI charges.

Bulls' Hoiberg insists he can work with All-Star Butler

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:30pm

Called out by Jimmy Butler last season, Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg insisted Monday that he can still work with the two-time All-Star guard.