Friday, July 28, 2017

Basketball

Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) lays the ball as San Antonio Spurs' Derrick White, rear, and Cory Jefferson (55) defend during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 3, 2017, in Salt Lake City.

BY TERRANCE HARRIS ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Boston’s Jayson Tatum opened the Utah Summer League and his pro career with a go-ahead basket to beat No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz ...
In this April 28, 2017, photo, Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) shoots against Washington Wizards forward Jason Smith (14) in the first half of an NBA playoff basketball game in Atlanta. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, July 2, that Paul Millsap has agreed to terms with the Denver Nuggets on a three-year deal worth $90 million.

BY JON KRAWCZYNSKI The Denver Nuggets have been chasing starry veterans the last two years, determined to add experience and firepower to a promising young core. They finally landed a ...
In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward goes up for a dunk against the Brooklyn Nets during NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City.

BY TIM REYNOLDS Gordon Hayward was greeted on Saturday by an image of himself wearing a Miami Heat uniform. Soon, the Heat will know if their vision becomes reality. With ...
In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry gestures while holding the Larry O'Brien trophy during a parade and rally after winning the NBA basketball championship, in Oakland, California.

BY TIM REYNOLDS J.J. Redick is trusting the process. Gordon Hayward got his sales pitch from Miami. And David West, finally a champion, is coming back for one last season. ...
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry answers questions after Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

BY JANIE McCAULEY OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One of the NBA’s biggest bargains until now, Stephen Curry is about to receive his massive payday. Golden State general manager Bob Myers ...
In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Indiana Pacers' Paul George (13) tries to get position to shoot against Orlando Magic's Terrence Ross during an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla.

BY JON KRAWCZYNSKI Paul George has a new home, and Russell Westbrook has a new star teammate. The Indiana Pacers have agreed to trade George to the Oklahoma City Thunder ...
In this March 29, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, second from left, shoots as Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi, left, guard Bradley Beal, second from right, and forward Otto Porter Jr. defend during an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.

BY TIM REYNOLDS Blake Griffin was in line to be one of the most pursued players in free agency. That is, until he decided to skip free agency. And his ...
In this June 12, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant gestures as he holds the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, California.

BY JANIE McCAULEY OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant declined to opt in for the second year of his contract with Golden State and will become an unrestricted free agent, ...
In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward goes up for a dunk against the Brooklyn Nets during NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City.

BY KAREEM COPELAND SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Teams are lining up to offer Gordon Hayward a max contract when free agency begins Saturday morning. How the Utah Jazz address ...
Minnesota Timberwolves new point guard Jimmy Butler, right, pats Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau on the back during a press conference at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

BY DAVE CAMPBELL BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Jimmy Butler has a new team with the Timberwolves. He’s had his warm welcome to Minnesota. Now he has work to do, when ...
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