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Golden State Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein, right, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
January 25, 2020 - 2:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks completed a trade Saturday to acquire 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein from Golden State for a second-round draft pick this year. The Mavericks needed help on their front line after starting center Dwight Powell tore his right Achilles tendon, ending his season...
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, reaches for a rebound past Golden State Warriors' Willie Cauley-Stein (2) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 24, 2020 - 7:55 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Golden State Warriors were working Friday to finalize a trade to send center Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks for a second-round draft pick this summer. A person with direct knowledge of the trade discussions confirmed the swap of Cauley-Stein was in the works and...
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New Orleans Pelicans NBA basketball forward Zion Williamson talks to the media after practice at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, La., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
January 21, 2020 - 4:49 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson opened with a joke — about himself. A monthslong recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery is finally behind the New Orleans Pelicans rookie and top overall draft choice. And when Williamson discussed the long wait for his highly anticipated NBA regular-season...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, talks with New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, left, and guard Lonzo Ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-113. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 07, 2020 - 4:45 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Zion Williamson finished his first full-court, five-on-five work since returning to practice last week, he spent extra one-on-one time with assistant coach Fred Vinson on the free throw line. After all, the Pelicans are going to need Williamson to make free throws that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2013, file photo, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, right, helps NBA Commissioner David Stern put on a hard hat presented to him during ceremonies at the Kings NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, in Sacramento, Calif. David Stern was a guy in the big city who did some of his best work fighting for the little guys. Teams in cities such as Sacramento and New Orleans might be playing elsewhere if not for the efforts of the former NBA commissioner who died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross, File)
January 03, 2020 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern had been NBA commissioner for barely a year when the Knicks won the 1985 draft lottery, sending Patrick Ewing on the way to New York. Skeptics cried conspiracy, that the league rigged the result to bail out the faltering franchise in its largest market. Stern would shrug...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 file photo, David Stern, NBA Commissioner, right, and Adam Silver, Deputy Commissioner, speak before the start of Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball game between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat in Miami. David Stern, who spent 30 years as the NBA's longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power, has died on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. He was 77. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
January 03, 2020 - 2:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern had been NBA commissioner for barely a year when the Knicks won the 1985 draft lottery, sending Patrick Ewing on the way to New York. Skeptics cried conspiracy, that the league rigged the result to bail out the faltering franchise in its largest market. Stern would shrug...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 file photo, Former Boston Celtics basketball player Bill Russell, left, hugs National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern during an award ceremony for the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. David Stern, who spent 30 years as the NBA's longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power, has died on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. He was 77. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, FGile)
January 02, 2020 - 5:01 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Nick Nurse has quite a few reasons to be thankful for David Stern. The coach of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors first encountered Stern around 20 years ago. Nurse, who was coaching in London, met Stern — then the NBA commissioner — through a mutual friend and remembers how fascinating...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2012, file photo, Kentucky players celebrate at the end of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 01, 2020 - 2:38 pm
The decade of college basketball started with Duke outlasting Butler in an epic national title game and ended with Virginia earning redemption after being on the wrong side of history the year before. Two great teams, but were they good enough to be among the five best of the 2010s? The Associated...
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Memphis guard Lester Quinones celebrates after a basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulane, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
December 31, 2019 - 2:36 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis is showing there’s much more to its heralded freshman class than departed center James Wiseman. Wiseman played just three games for Memphis before leaving school to prepare for the NBA draft, where the 7-foot-1 center might be the first player selected. But the ninth-...
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson (8) reacts after a play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 24, 2019 - 11:54 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers traded Jordan Clarkson before he could walk away. Cleveland dealt the veteran backup guard to the Utah Jazz for guard Dante Exum and two future second-round draft picks on Tuesday. The teams agreed to terms of the deal shortly before their games in Cleveland and Miami...
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