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In the Lakers Family Business, Spectacle and Drama Continue

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:34:07 GMT

Jeanie Buss, the Lakers’ president, in 2015. Last week, she fired her brother as head of basketball operations and replaced him with Magic Johnson, a franchise icon.The team’s front-office shake-up is the latest high-profile episode for a team that has long been the N.B.A. standard-bearer for soap opera storylines.

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Kristaps Porzingis Says He Has No Ligament Damage in Injured Ankle

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:13:50 GMT

Kristaps Porzingis, right, with Carmelo Anthony, during the Knicks’ loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday.Porzingis sustained the injury during a loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday, and he is likely to miss the Knicks’ game on Saturday. After that, his return is unclear.

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As N.B.A. Trade Deadline Passes, Major Players Stay Put

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:24:38 GMT

The Sixers sent Nerlens Noel, top, a promising post defender, to the Mavs in a deal that included a protected first-round pick.Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Jimmy Butler — three of the biggest names involved in trade speculation in recent days — did not switch teams.

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Status Quo for Knicks: Anthony and Rose Remain, and Losing Goes On

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:33:54 GMT

Carmelo Anthony, who has two years left on his contract, said Wednesday that the Knicks had not come to him with any trade offers.The N.B.A. trading deadline passed with neither player being dealt, and their futures are unclear. The Knicks fell, 119-104 at Cleveland.

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W.N.B.A. President Says She Was ‘Stunned and Disappointed’ by Candice Wiggins’s Comments

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:18:06 GMT

Candice Wiggins playing for the Liberty in 2015.Lisa Borders, the league president, responded to Wiggins’s statements in an interview that the league was “toxic” and its culture was “very, very harmful.”

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Charles Oakley Attends First Knicks Game Since His Arrest

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:04:20 GMT

Charles Oakley, right, with the Cavaliers’ owner, Dan Gilbert, at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night.Oakley sat courtside at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday for the Knicks’ game against the Cavaliers, saying he was merely there “to enjoy the game.”

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N.B.A. Trades: The Stars Stay Put as Deadline Passes

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:53:57 GMT

The Pacers All-Star Paul George appeared to be staying in Indiana.The Sixers traded Nerlens Noel to Dallas, but Indiana’s Paul George appears to be staying in Indiana.

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Sinosphere: China Wants to Attract More Foreigners (of a Certain Kind)

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:56:37 GMT

Stephon Marbury, the former N.B.A. star who now plays for the Beijing Ducks, during an all-star game in Beijing in January. Last year he was one of 1,576 foreigners granted permanent residency in China.An uptick in green cards illustrates an effort to draw more investors and celebrities, but for other foreigners, residency restrictions have increased.

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Nets Trade Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to Wizards

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:09:59 GMT

Bojan Bogdanovic during a game last season. He is averaging 14.2 points per game this season.The Nets received a protected first-round draft pick, along with guard Marcus Thornton and forward Andrew Nicholson.

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N.B.A. Trade Deadline Keeps Twitter, Players and Knicks Fans Abuzz

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:37:03 GMT

Ricky Rubio, left, named in talk about a possible Derrick Rose trade, followed Rose’s teammate Kristaps Porzingis on Twitter.Holding a player out can lead to speculation of a pending trade. So can an emoji.

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Lakers, in Shake-Up, Hand Reins to Magic Johnson

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:34:40 GMT

Magic Johnson was named the Lakers’ president for basketball operations as Mitch Kupchak, the G.M., was fired.Jeanie Buss, the team president, ousted her brother from his job as the head of basketball operations and fired the longtime general manager, Mitch Kupchak.

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Pro Basketball: N.B.A. This Week: Big Trades Could Shake Up Playoffs

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:34:22 GMT

Serge Ibaka, with the ball, prepared to make a move on Nikola Mirotic of the Chicago Bulls during the first half of a game on Jan. 24. Ibaka was traded from the Orlando Magic to the Toronto Raptors last week.The New Orleans Pelicans want the N.B.A. to approve their acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins, which came just days after the Toronto Raptors got Serge Ibaka in a trade.

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Keeping Score: The Pelicans Stole DeMarcus Cousins and Might Shake Up the West

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:16:01 GMT

The New Orleans Pelicans are trading for DeMarcus Cousins and will now have one of the most imposing frontcourts in N.B.A. history.With a trade that cost very little, New Orleans is suddenly looking like the team that best exploits Golden State’s weaknesses.

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Sacramento Kings Agree to Trade DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:18:00 GMT

DeMarcus Cousins, right, and Anthony Davis would give the New Orleans Pelicans a formidable frontcourt.New Orleans, on the edge of the playoffs, will send a package including Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and a first-round pick to Sacramento.

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On Pro Basketball: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Once a Dynamic Duo, Are Now an Awkward Pairing

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:48:40 GMT

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, left, harassing Golden State’s Kevin Durant during a game earlier this month. Both are members of the Western Conference All-Star team.Durant left the Thunder last season as a free agent, and his former teammate Westbrook didn’t take it well. With both on the Western Conference All-Star team, their reunion has been frosty.

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Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III Wins N.B.A.’s Slam-Dunk Contest

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:27 GMT

Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III won the N.B.A.’s slam-dunk contest during All-Star weekend in New Orleans.Houston’s Eric Gordon won the 3-point contest, and the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis triumphed in the skills challenge.

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Carmelo Anthony, Reluctant All-Star, Earns Respite From Knicks’ Drama

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:12:19 GMT

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks, who has been the subject of trade rumors, had to interrupt a planned vacation when he was called up as a late replacement for the All-Star Game.A late replacement for Kevin Love in Sunday’s All-Star game, Anthony set aside trade rumors and his team’s off-court distractions in a brief period of “therapy.”

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