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Nets waive Yogi Ferrell, roster stands at 15NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets have waived guard Yogi Ferrell to reduce their roster to the limit of 15.The former Indiana University guard averaged 4.3 points and 1.7 assists in three preseason games. Coach Kenny Atkinson raved about the 6-foot...
AP Sports WriterBlazers stay true to the process for 2016-17 seasonBy ANNE M. PETERSONPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) No longer the NBA's surprising overachievers, Damian Lillard says the Trail Blazers need to stay true to the process.Portland went 44-38 last season despite losing four starters to free agency the previous...
Knicks waive 5 players, reduce roster to limit of 15NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks waived forwards Lou Amundson and Cleanthony Early and injured guard Chasson Randle, trimming their roster to 15 players.Guard J.P. Tokoto and forward Damien Inglis were also cut Friday as the Knicks got...
AP Basketball WriterSilver says NBA labor deal not done yet, but getting closeBy BRIAN MAHONEYNEW YORK (AP) This season hasn't started and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver already has good news about next season.It appears there's no chance it will be affected by a work stoppage.Silver said Friday the...
AP Sports WriterEven with healthy Embiid, 76ers face another lousy seasonBy DAN GELSTONPHILADELPHIA (AP) Brett Brown sticks a depth chart on a sizable TV before every game that's patterned more like a traffic light than a simple in/out list scrawled on most NBA team chalkboards.Red. Can't go.Yellow. Can...
AP Sports WriterAntetokounmpo poised to handle ball, bigger load, for BucksBy GENARO C. ARMASMILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo has a new contract extension and likely a lot more responsibility once the Milwaukee Bucks open the season.The athletic, 6-foot-11 matchup nightmare will start with a full season as a full-time...
Pistons exercise option on Stanley Johnson through 2017-18AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons have exercised their team option on forward Stanley Johnson through the 2017-18 season.The move Thursday came as little surprise after Johnson averaged 8.1 points and 4.2 rebounds as a rookie in 2015-16. Detroit drafted...
AP Sports WriterPistons want to keep progress going after playoff berthBy NOAH TRISTERAUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) After returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and being swept in the opening round by the eventual champions, the Detroit Pistons have a pretty obvious challenge ahead.This young...
AP Basketball WriterA look at the NBA coaching changes entering this seasonBy TIM REYNOLDSCoaches changing jobs is an annual rite in the NBA, and one-third of the league's 30 teams have changed coaches since last season ended. Here's a look at the 10 coaches in new jobs:---KENNY ATKINSON, Brooklyn...
AP Basketball WriterHeat embracing chance to start over after Wade departureBy TIM REYNOLDSMIAMI (AP) It's all so different now for the Miami Heat. A franchise that won three NBA championships with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in the last decade is now starting over in many...
AP Sports WriterWizards know path back to playoffs starts on defenseBy STEPHEN WHYNOWASHINGTON (AP) John Wall remembers how good of a defensive team the Washington Wizards were when they made the playoffs in 2014 and 2015 and wants defense to be the foundation they use to get back...
AP Sports WriterMcMillan's new philosophy rekindles title hopes in IndianaBy MICHAEL MAROTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) Nate McMillan learned a lot the last three seasons as an Indiana Pacers assistant.Working with a more mature team and established leaders, McMillan shed the drill-sergeant label he earned in Seattle and Portland. Working with...

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