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  • Knicks thinking big, looking for some size in free agency

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks will be thinking big in free agency. As in a big man, that is. The Knicks need plenty of help after their worst season ever, but they…

  • Lakers’ Nance was ‘terrified’ of Kobe’s response to tweet

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Larry Nance Jr.’s elation at getting drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers lasted about two minutes before he was reminded of a tweet he sent out in 2012 criticizing Kobe…

  • Korver to have 3rd surgery since March, this time on elbow

    ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks guard Kyle Korver will undergo his third surgery since March when a specialist removes loose bodies from his right elbow on Tuesday. Korver had surgery for a broken nose three months…

  • Newcomers Henderson, Plumlee, Vonleh introduced by Blazers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On the first day in his new NBA city, Gerald Henderson was asked Monday about his impressions of Portland. Before he was able to answer, Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey…

  • 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 clearly…

  • Here Mavs go again, pursuing big names in free agency

    DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki is getting to know this drill pretty well: depleted Dallas roster, big names in free agency, no idea how the starting lineup will look in four months. Here the Mavericks…

  • 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.