Category: Nba-news

Wolves’ Dunn held out with concussion

A look at some of the highlights from Monday’s schedule in the Las Vegas Summer League: — DUNN HURTING Minnesota guard Kris Dunn, the No. 5 pick in last month’s draft, was held out of the Timberwolves’ game against Cleveland with a concussion. Dunn has been entered into the NBA’s concussion protocol, and his status […]

Parker lifts France to last Olympic spot

France has earned the final basketball spot in the Olympics, beating Canada 83-74 on Sunday in the championship game of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila, Philippines. Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs scored 26 points for the French, who pulled away in the fourth quarter after the game was close most of the […]

Serbia, Croatia earn Rio basketball bids

Serbia and Croatia are Brazil bound. France or Canada will get the only Olympic basketball spot left. Serbia emphatically claimed its first Olympic appearance as an independent country Saturday, crushing Puerto Rico 108-77 in the championship game of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament it hosted in Belgrade. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 26 points and eight assists, while […]

Gallinari, Italy win away from Rio spot

Italy and Serbia cruised into the championship games of Olympic Qualifying Tournaments on Friday, moving a win away from a place in the basketball field in Rio. Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets scored 15 points as the Italians beat Mexico 79-54 in Turin. They will face Croatia, which knocked off Greece, in Saturday’s final. […]

Melo: I’ll lead charge for social change

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said in a social media post that he’s willing to take a lead role in demanding change following a wave of racial violence that has rocked the nation. Anthony posted on Friday to Instagram and Twitter that he and others need to take advantage of this moment: ”There’s NO […]

Bogdanovic lifts Crotaia into title game

Bojan Bogdanovic of the Brooklyn Nets scored 20 points, and Croatia beat Greece 66-61 on Friday in the semifinals of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Turin, Italy. The Croatians will meet Italy or Mexico on Saturday in the championship game, with the winner earning a place in the basketball field in Rio. They limited Greece […]

Bucks acquire Dellavedova from Cavs

The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired guard Matthew Dellavedova in a sign-and-trade with Cleveland. Dellavedova has career averages of 5.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 215 games over three seasons with Cleveland. He is coming off a season with career-bests of 7.5 points, 4.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds while helping the Cavaliers win the […]

Ginobili returns to Spurs on 1-year deal

Manu Ginobili has ended any doubt, as if there ever was any to begin with: The Argentinian star tweets that he is returning to the San Antonio Spurs on a one-year deal. Ginobili previously posted a message on social media saying he had decided to play another season in the NBA. But he didn’t mention […]

Pistons sign C Marjanovic to offer sheet

The Detroit Pistons have signed San Antonio big man Boban Marjanovic to a $21 million, three-year offer sheet. Misko Raznatovic, Marjanovic’s agent, announced the deal Thursday. The Spurs can match the offer within three days, but their salary cap situation makes that seem unlikely. The 7-foot-3 Marjanovic, who turns 28 in August, averaged 5.5 points […]

Diaw helps France inch closer to Rio bid

France rallied from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat New Zealand 66-59 on Thursday, moving two victories from a spot in the Olympic basketball tournament. The French clinched first place in their Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila, Philippines, and will play Turkey on Saturday in the semifinals. Canada will face New Zealand […]