NBA

West hurts ankle

Indiana Pacers power forward David West left Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks with an ankle injury.

October 18, 2014

Bucks' Sanders has 'minor' surgery

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders will miss the remainder of the preseason after having minor surgery but is expected to be available for the start of the regular season.

October 17, 2014

Pistons acquire Anthony from Boston for Bynum

The Detroit Pistons have acquired center Joel Anthony from the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard Will Bynum.

October 17, 2014

Nets' Lopez out 10-14 days with sprained foot

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez is likely to miss 10-14 days with a sprained foot, the team said Thursday.

October 16, 2014

Durant has surgery on fractured foot

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant underwent surgery Thursday to repair a fracture in his right foot, with the reigning NBA MVP to be re-evaluated in six weeks.

October 16, 2014

Bucks pick up options on Antetokounmpo, Henson

The Milwaukee Bucks announced Thursday that the team has exercised club options on the rookie contracts of forward John Henson and shooting guard Giannis Antetokounmpo for the 2015-16 season.

October 16, 2014

2014-15 Washington Wizards Preview

After winning a round in the postseason, improving with veteran leadership and getting an assist when LeBron James bolted the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Wiz have earned the preseason distinction as one of the Eastern Conference's three best teams.

October 16, 2014

2014-15 Utah Jazz Preview

Not much is expected from the Jazz once again and there's a new head coach in Salt Lake City. Quin Snyder will be drawing up plays for the Jazz and was named head coach back in June. Tyrone Corbin was not offered a new contract and Snyder gets his shot at becoming a head coach in the NBA.

October 16, 2014

2014-15 Miami Heat Preview

The man who led the Heat to two championships and four NBA Finals appearances allowed his heart to take him home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James is gone and the Heat have to put the pieces back together.

October 16, 2014

2014-15 Portland Trail Blazers Preview

The Trail Blazers exceeded expectations last season with a 54-28 record and their first playoff berth since 2010-11. The 54 wins were 21 more than the year before when Portland was 33-49 and finished fourth in the Northwest.

October 16, 2014

2014-15 Oklahoma City Thunder Preview

The sharp-shooting and electrifying Durant informed the team of discomfort in his foot Saturday, when championship dreams started to circle the drain. This isn't the first time the Thunder had to deal with an injury to a star player, as point guard Russell Westbrook is quite familiar with all of it.

October 16, 2014

2014-15 Charlotte Hornets Preview

This season Charlotte is back to the Hornets, the team name the original Charlotte organization had when it came into the league. That team is now the New Orleans Pelicans, so Charlotte reclaimed its Hornets name.

October 16, 2014

2014-15 Atlanta Hawks Preview

What prompted the discovery of this e-mail was a comment by Ferry at a team meeting when, while reading a scouting report about free agent Luol Deng, he said "he's a good guy over all, but he's not perfect. He's got some African in him. And I don't say that in a bad way."

October 16, 2014

2014-15 Minnesota Timberwolves Preview

Love wants to win NOW and knew it wasn't going to happen in the near future with the Timberwolves, who apparently didn't have a strong enough supporting cast around the former face of the franchise. So the powers-that-be decided to deal Love to the Cavs as part of a deal that landed Minnesota the No. 1 picks in the last two drafts, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett.

October 16, 2014

2014-15 Denver Nuggets Preview

The Nuggets had lofty expectations for last season after a 57-win campaign the one before. However, center JaVale McGee played in only five games, small forward Danilo Gallinari didn't play at all and top point guard Ty Lawson missed 20 games. Guard Nate Robinson and forwards J.J. Hickson and Wilson Chandler were dealt with injuries as well.

October 16, 2014

2014-15 Orlando Magic Preview

Orlando has won a mere 43 games the past two seasons, clear evidence of starting over, so it doesn't come as a shock that the club went into training camp with 11 players on the roster with three seasons or fewer of NBA experience.

October 16, 2014

2014-15 Sacramento Kings Preview

Gay logged his usual gaudy peripheral numbers, scoring 20.1 ppg and connecting on a respectable 48.2 percent from the floor, but his value took a hit when the Raptors turned around their season after dealing him away.

October 15, 2014

2014-15 Phoenix Suns Preview

After trading away Marcin Gortat just before the season, Vegas odds put the Suns' over/under for victories at 19.5, the second lowest in the league.

October 15, 2014

2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers Preview

Bryant's competitiveness and resume are the stuff of legend, but the odds of revitalizing these Lakers seem egregiously remote, especially considering they finished last season with the most losses in franchise history and lagged 30 games behind the Clippers, who have become the 'big brother' in the Staples Center hierarchy,

October 15, 2014

2014-15 Golden State Warriors Preview

Perhaps even more head-scratching than getting rid of a player's coach was the naming of Jackson's replacement, Steve Kerr. Kerr was brought in without having coached at any level and spent the last four years calling games for TNT.

October 15, 2014

2014-15 Los Angeles Clippers Preview

Head coach Doc Rivers enters his second year after taking the club to the Western Conference semifinals, and while most of the key cogs return for the two-time defending Pacific Division champions, some big-name additions were made to the coaching staff.

October 15, 2014

2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers Preview

LeBron James penned a thoughtful essay for Si.com and announced, "I'm coming home."

October 15, 2014

2014-15 Detroit Pistons Preview

"Stan is a proven winner in our league. He instills his teams with passion, purpose and toughness. He is a great teacher who will help our players grow and develop," said Pistons owner Tom Gores.

October 15, 2014

2014-15 Indiana Pacers Preview

It was that night when Paul George, who can make the claim he's a top 10 player in the NBA, broke his right leg in a gruesome accident while scrimmaging for USA Basketball.

October 15, 2014

2014-15 Chicago Bulls Preview

Rose has played 10 games in the last two seasons. He appears ready to go for the 2014-15 campaign, thanks in large part to his participation for Team USA in their gold-winning romp at this summer's FIBA World Cup.

October 15, 2014

Wizards pick up options on Beal, Porter

The Washington Wizards announced Tuesday that the team has exercised their club options on the rookie contracts of guard Bradley Beal and forward Otto Porter.

October 14, 2014

Pistons' Meeks sidelined with back injury

Detroit Pistons guard Jodie Meeks will be sidelined for about eight weeks because of a stress reaction in his lower back.

October 14, 2014

2014-15 Dallas Mavericks Preview

"Well, we've got to do better, because we haven't won a championship in the last three years," head coach Rick Carlisle said. "When you don't win it all, you're one of 29 tied for last. That's how we look at things around here, and we want to change that."

October 14, 2014

NBA to try 44-minute game

In an experiment to potentially shorten the length of games, the National Basketball Association will play a 44-minute contest when the Brooklyn Nets host the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on Oct. 19.

October 14, 2014

2014-15 Houston Rockets Preview

Then, in July of 2013, the Rockets landed the big fish in the free-agent pool - Dwight Howard. He is an eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBAer and three- time Defensive Player of the Year.

October 14, 2014
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