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Pistons part with athletic forward Smith

Dec 22, 2014 5:52 PM

The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, less than two years after signing him to a lucrative free-agent contract. Read Full Article

Saunders: Minnesota fans won't soon forgive Love

Dec 22, 2014 9:23 PM

On the eve of the Timberwolves' first game against Kevin Love, president and coach Flip Saunders says he harbors no grudges against the former face of the franchise for wanting out of Minnesota. Read Full Article

Horford, Aldridge named Players of the Week

Dec 22, 2014 8:00 PM

The Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford and the Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 15, through Sunday, Dec. 21. Read Full Article

Irving named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year

Dec 22, 2014 12:53 AM

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the Basketball World Cup, was honored Sunday as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. Read Full Article

Thunder star Kevin Durant out vs. Pelicans

Dec 21, 2014 10:49 PM

Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant will miss his second straight game because of a sprained right ankle Sunday night when the Thunder face the New Orleans Pelicans. Read Full Article

Nuggets' Gallinari out with torn meniscus

Dec 21, 2014 9:41 PM

Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to undergo surgery soon. Read Full Article

Grizzlies' Randolph (knee) out vs. Cavs

Dec 21, 2014 8:44 PM

Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph will miss his first game this season because of sore and swollen right knee. Read Full Article

Ex-NBA player Carl Herrera wounded in Venezuela

Dec 21, 2014 4:38 AM

Officials say former NBA player Carl Herrera has been shot and wounded during an apparent robbery attempt in Venezuela. Read Full Article

MVP Durant sits out against Lakers with sprain

Dec 20, 2014 3:46 AM

Kevin Durant is sitting out of the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Lakers on Friday night to rest his sprained right ankle. Read Full Article

Pelicans recall rookie Russ Smith from D-League

Dec 20, 2014 6:11 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have recalled rookie point guard Russ Smith from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Read Full Article

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