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  • Russell ready to restore Lakers glory alongside Nance, Brown

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — D’Angelo Russell was the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, and he chose the No. 1 jersey with the Los Angeles Lakers. The point guard from Ohio State knows…

  • Budenholzer hopes Hardaway helps Hawks keep Millsap, Carroll

    ATLANTA (AP) — Now that he’s added Tim Hardaway Jr., Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has narrowed his focus on re-signing All-Star forward Paul Millsap and starting guard DeMarre Carroll. NBA teams can begin negotiating with…

  • Chicago Bulls introduce first round pick Bobby Portis

    CHICAGO (AP) — Growing up, Bobby Portis got accustomed to being the last player picked. So he prided himself on being the one who out-worked everyone else. Now, the Chicago Bulls first-round draft pick and…

  • Wade elects to become free agent, may leave Heat

    MIAMI (AP) — The relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat is about to be tested like never before, and the most accomplished player in franchise history may soon have a new home. Wade…

  • New coaches, talented freshmen to add intrigue to SEC hoops

    Southeastern Conference basketball coaches are confident their league won’t take a step back in the post-Billy Donovan era. Donovan left for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder in April after leading Florida to two national titles…

  • Magic waive Gordon; draft pick Hezonja completes buyout

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic have lost one player and will soon pick up another. General manager Rob Hennigan said Monday the team waived guard Ben Gordon and learned draft pick Mario Hezonja…

  • Warriors exercise Speights’ contract option for next season

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have begun the process of keeping their championship roster intact. The Warriors exercised their $3.8 million option Monday on reserve big man Marreese Speights for next season.…

  • Grizzlies’ Martin says he has stress fracture in his foot

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies first-round draft pick Jarell Martin says he has a stress fracture in his foot that will prevent him from playing in any summer league games. Martin and second-round pick…

  • Luol Deng staying with Heat, opts-in for $10.1 million

    MIAMI (AP) — Luol Deng has elected to stay with the Miami Heat next season, using his opt-in clause on a $10.1 million deal. Deng averaged 14.0 points with the Heat last season, starting all…

  • NBA Calendar

    July 1 — Free agency opens. July 9 — Free-agent contracts can be signed. July 10-20 — NBA Summer League, Las Vegas.

  • Athletes adjusting to cameras all over arenas, stadiums

    When LeBron James pulls into the parking lot at Quicken Loans Arena, there are cameras waiting. They follow him into the arena, record him walking down the hall to the locker room. They are there…

  • AP Source: LeBron James bypasses option, becomes free agent

    For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent. The difference this time is he has no plans to move again. The Cleveland star will not exercise a $21.6 million…

  • Heat decline Beasley’s option, making him free agent

    MIAMI (AP) — Michael Beasley’s third stint with the Miami Heat has ended. The Heat have declined their $1.3 million option to keep Beasley for next season, and the No. 2 pick in the 2008…

  • Johnson’s suit catches eyes at Pistons’ news conference

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Stanley Johnson had already brought attention to himself when — after being selected by the Detroit Pistons with the eighth pick — he declared himself to be the best player…

  • Murray State’s Cameron Payne, Oklahoma City seem a good fit

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In an NBA draft full of stars from the likes of Kentucky, Duke and Wisconsin, Cameron Payne’s pedigree enticed the Oklahoma City Thunder. Payne drew little interest out of high school…