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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:34:07 GMTJeanie 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.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:13:50 GMTKristaps 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.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:24:38 GMTThe 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.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:33:54 GMTCarmelo 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.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:18:06 GMTCandice 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.”
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:04:20 GMTCharles 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.”
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:53:57 GMTThe 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.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:56:37 GMTStephon 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.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:09:59 GMTBojan 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.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:37:03 GMTRicky 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.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:34:40 GMTMagic 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.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:34:22 GMTSerge 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.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:16:01 GMTThe 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.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:18:00 GMTDeMarcus 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.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:48:40 GMTOklahoma 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.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:27 GMTIndiana 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.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:12:19 GMTCarmelo 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.”