Basketball

Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New…

The Boogie-and-Brow era in New Orleans is off to a highly inauspicious start

Mavs turn eye to future by getting Noel, waiving…

The Dallas Mavericks have made two plays for the future, acquiring big man Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers before the trading deadline and waiving veteran point guard Deron Williams to clear the way for rookie Yogi Ferrell

Wizards Acquire Nets’ Bogdanovic for Nichols…

The Wizards have acquired Nets shooting guard Bojan Bogdanovic and forward Chris McCullough in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson, guard Marcus Thornton and a 2017 first-round pick, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Lillard rallies Trail Blazers to 112-103 win over Orlando

Damian Lillard scored 33 points, C.J. McCollum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Orlando Magic 112-103 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak

George stays with Pacers but wanted input on…

Paul George finished practice by laughing, joking and slapping hands with the same teammates he's played with all season

Power of science: Warriors thrive with chemistry…

All that concern about adding Durant to Warriors' lineup? Golden State has jelled just fine

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Lakers Trade Lou Williams to Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly traded Lou Wiliams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Bosh to work on Turner Sports' "Players Only" broadcasts

Chris Bosh is heading back to the NBA, this time as an analyst

D-League getting respect as legit NBA minor…

The NBA Development League has grown from an eight-team, largely overlooked sideshow to a 22-team league inching closer to becoming a legitimate minor league system

Pelicans' Cousins: He and Davis can 'wreak havoc…

DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected

Report: Rob Pelinka, Lakers Finalizing Contract…

The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a multi-year contract with agent Rob Pelinka to become the team's next general manager, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Charles Oakley attends Knicks-Cavaliers game in Cleveland

Charles Oakley, still at odds with the New York Knicks, watched his former team in his hometown Thursday night

In nearly 3 years on job, Phil Jackson hasn't…

Phil Jackson has made his relationship with Carmelo Anthony worse and hasn't made the Knicks better

Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM…

The Los Angeles Lakers have fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations

AP Source: Deron Williams headed to Cavs after Mavs waiver

The Dallas Mavericks have waived point guard Deron Williams and the five-time All-Star is now looking to join the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a…

Finding the right time to rest NBA players is a conundrum that many coaches have wrestled with for years

Lean on me: International NBA players supporting…

A record 113 international players from 41 countries were on opening-day NBA rosters this season

Chinese Basketball Association elects Yao Ming as president

The Chinese Basketball Association has elected Hall of Famer Yao Ming as its president

Hawks acquire Ersan Ilyasova from 76ers for Tiago Splitter

The Atlanta Hawks have received scoring help for their playoff push by acquiring forward Ersan Ilyasova from the Philadelphia 76ers for center Tiago Splitter and draft picks

NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season

The NBA returns to action Thursday night after a week off for the All-Star break

Column: Lakers can't count on celebrity to bring back glory

Magic gives Lakers a jolt, but not like it's 1988 all over again in Los Angeles

Lakers trading Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer

The Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick