Monday, June 29, 2015

Heat's Wade opts out of his contract

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade has decided to forgo a $16.1 million deal with the Miami Heat for next season and become a free agent.

Hardaway deal was designed to keep key players in Atlanta

ATLANTA - 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.
By George Henry

Saturday, June 27, 2015

India celebrates after first player from homeland is drafted by NBA

NEW DELHI - It is a rare day in India when basketball makes the front page of newspapers, yet 19-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara achieved that feat when he became the first Indian to be drafted to ...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Big markets load up at NBA Draft

NEW YORK - From coast to coast, the NBA Draft was a big night for the biggest markets.
By Brian Mahoney

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hawks acquire Hardaway Jr. in draft-night trade

ATLANTA - As names started coming off his draft board, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer didn't see a player that excited him. So the newly minted team president of basketball operations waited for an ...

Timberwolves take Towns with No. 1 pick

NEW YORK - The Minnesota Timberwolves surprised exactly no one by making Karl-Anthony Towns the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday. They were the only team he worked out for.
By Brian Mahoney

Hawks co-owner Hill says 'tremendous upside' with franchise

Grant Hill always wondered why the Atlanta Hawks struggled to attract big-name free agents. Now the seven-time NBA All-Star faces a challenge to help make that happen.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kentucky's Towns likely to go No. 1

NEW YORK - Karl-Anthony Towns hoisted a child high up toward his shoulders, letting the youngster at an NBA community service event feel what it was like to rock the rim with a dunk. Next up for ...

Atlanta Hawks take on a new look

ATLANTA - Guard Kyle Korver thinks the Atlanta Hawks are about to get even better now that the team has new owners, a new front office and new uniforms.
By George Henry

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NBA pipeline from Europe growing

Basketball Without Borders camp shows NBA European pipeline is still flowing with draft looming.
By Michael Marot

Hornets to host all-star game in 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced at the team's downtown arena Tuesday that the Hornets will play host the league's annual showcase event in 2017.
By Steve Reed

Monday, June 22, 2015

Despite small-ball trend, big men might rule NBA Draft

Small ball was the story of the NBA Finals. It might seem temporarily forgotten at the start of the NBA Draft.
By Tim Reynolds

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Investigation finds no evidence of bias by Ferry

ATLANTA - An independent investigation has found former Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry was not motivated by racial bias in making statements which ultimately ended his time with the team.
By Charles Odum

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thousands cheer on world champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — The streets of Oakland were awash in yellow and blue as hundreds of thousands of fans watched and cheered the Golden State Warriors victory parade, which has been 40 years in the ...
By Jeff Chiu and Kristin J. Bender

Thursday, June 18, 2015

NBA champs return core of team

With their young core under contract and MVP Stephen Curry just entering his prime, theGolden State Warriors believe their first NBA championship in 40 years could be the start of many more.
By Antonio Gonzalez

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Siler returns to Augusta after winning two titles

Garret Siler helped lead two teams in two countries to a pair of championships the past three months, and he has hopes of returning to the NBA.
By Chris Gay

Warriors 'on cloud nine' after winning title

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry came off the plane, lifted the Larry O'Brien Trophy as he walked down the mobile staircase and let the gold award shine in the California sun. 
By Antonio Gonzalez

Warriors win NBA title

CLEVELAND - Revived by a fresh-faced shooting superstar and a first-year coach who made them believe, the Golden State Warriors again reign supreme.
By Tom Withers

Monday, June 15, 2015

James says Cavs have "enough to win it"

LeBron James didn't blink after Game 5 when he declared he was not only the top player on seven continents, but prepared to raise his game.
By Tom Withers

Wade hopes class will help with business decision

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade has a tough business decision to make in the next couple weeks, a choice between remaining under contract with the Miami Heat or declaring free agency.
By Tim Reynolds
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Keel lone finalist to lead GRU

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel, an Augusta native, is the lone finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University.
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