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Kings pick up guard McLemore's option

Oct 20, 2014 3:50 AM

The Sacramento Kings have exercised the 2015-16 option on guard Ben McLemore's contract. Read Full Article

Bulls guard Butler sprains left thumb

Oct 20, 2014 2:25 AM

Chicago guard Jimmy Butler sprained his left thumb in the Bulls' exhibition game against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night. Read Full Article

Cavs waive guards Crawford, Holt

Oct 19, 2014 7:45 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived guards Chris Crawford and Stephen Holt, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced Sunday. The Cavs roster now stands at 16. Read Full Article

Wolves pick up Bennett, Dieng, Muhammad options

Oct 19, 2014 7:33 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday announced that the team has exercised the third-year options on forward Anthony Bennett, center Gorgui Dieng and forward Shabazz Muhammad. Read Full Article

Spurs' Popovich jabs Suns owner Sarver

Oct 19, 2014 4:03 AM

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dismissed Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver's critical comments as silly and said they should have been made while wearing a "chicken suit." Read Full Article

Six in Ray Allen home break-in get community service

Oct 17, 2014 5:52 PM

Six young adults who broke into the home of former Miami Heat star Ray Allen have been sentenced to community service and ordered to make a charitable contribution. Read Full Article

Celtics acquire Bynum from Pistons for Anthony

Oct 17, 2014 5:39 PM

The Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum. Read Full Article

Ministry of Education in China, NBA join forces

Oct 17, 2014 3:42 PM

The NBA and the Ministry of Education of China today announced a comprehensive multiyear partnership between NBA China and the Ministry of Education to incorporate a fitness and basketball development curriculum in elementary, middle and high schools across China. Read Full Article

Bucks center Sanders has minor surgery

Oct 17, 2014 10:34 PM

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders will miss the rest of the preseason after minor surgery. Read Full Article

Judge mulls tossing lawsuit by Sterling mistress

Oct 17, 2014 8:36 PM

A judge who was on the verge of allowing a defamation suit by Donald Sterling's mistress to go forward decided Friday to reconsider after hearing from a lawyer for Shelley Sterling. Read Full Article

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