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J.R. Smith reportedly met with Bucks Thursday to talk about contract
J.R. Smith reportedly met with Bucks Thursday to talk about contract

Is he a fit off the bench on the wing for Milwaukee?

U.S. heat wave will impact millions this weekend
U.S. heat wave will impact millions this weekend

A major heat wave this weekend will impact nearly two thirds of the country. More than 200 million people are under heat alerts. WCBS chief weathercaster Lonnie Quinn is tracking the forecast.

Mark Cuban says NBA player movement reflects job market across many industries
Mark Cuban says NBA player movement reflects job market across many industries

Is all this player movement good for NBA business?

Nneka Ogwumike scores 13 of her 22 points in 3rd, Sparks win

Nneka Ogwumike scored 13 of her 22 points in a decisive third quarter to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Thursday. Los Angeles trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half, then outscored Dallas 24-9 in the third to take its first lead, 52-51, since 11-10. Chelsea Gray

National champion Baylor women add 2nd graduate transfer

WACO, Texas (AP) -- National champion Baylor has added a second graduate transfer, with Erin DeGrate returning home to finish her college career after the past two seasons at Texas Tech.

Wings-Sparks Preview

The short-handed Los Angeles Sparks will try to find a way to move on from the news of Riquna Williams' lengthy suspension Thursday when they host the Dallas Wings. Williams was given a 10-game suspension without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday following a league investigation into her April arrest on

Wings-Sparks Preview

The short-handed Los Angeles Sparks will try to find a way to move on from the news of Riquna Williams' lengthy suspension Thursday when they host the Dallas Wings. Williams was given a 10-game suspension without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday following a league investigation into her April arrest on

Report: Suns signing Cheick Diallo to two-year contract
Report: Suns signing Cheick Diallo to two-year contract

Looks like minimum deal

Mercury keep Wings winless on the road, 69-64

PHOENIX (AP) -- Brittney Griner scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 33.9 seconds left, and the Phoenix Mercury held off the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Wednesday.

Report: Chris Paul increasingly expected to start season with Thunder
Report: Chris Paul increasingly expected to start season with Thunder

Oklahoma City could form competitive team

Celtics
Celtics' Stevens on board with lookalike candidate Buttigieg

If this basketball thing doesn't work out for Brad Stevens, he already has a backup plan in mind. The Boston Celtics coach joked on Wednesday that he's hoping to capitalize on his resemblance to Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. "I can get a job with 'Saturday Night

More than half the US experiencing dangerous heat wave
More than half the US experiencing dangerous heat wave

In 1995, a heat wave in Chicago killed more than 700 people; emergency rooms are on alert, bracing for an influx of heat-related emergencies.

Ben Simmons reverses course, withdraws from Australia
Ben Simmons reverses course, withdraws from Australia's Word Cup squad

Ben Simmons' new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans.

Celtics need Tatum to become a no-questions-asked superstar in Year 3
Celtics need Tatum to become a no-questions-asked superstar in Year 3

DJ Bean thinks Jayson Tatum makes that step and becomes a fringe All-Star. Between his pedigree and his talent, it's seemingly within his grasp, but if he doesn't make that leap, it will hurt a hell of a lot more than it would had the Celtics been able to secure a multi-year commitment from Anthony

Dion Waiters shows off slimmed down physique on Instagram
Dion Waiters shows off slimmed down physique on Instagram

Let the flood of NBA off-season workout videos and shots of guys with their new physiques begin.

Storm's Natasha Howard denies abusing her wife

Natasha Howard denies allegations she abused her wife in a statement provided by her lawyer Tuesday night. ''The allegations that have been made against me are very serious. The Seattle Storm All-Star was accused by her wife on social media Saturday of physically threatening and abusing her

What Kevin Durant told GM Sean Marks about why he signed with Nets
What Kevin Durant told GM Sean Marks about why he signed with Nets

We haven't heard from Kevin Durant yet, but we finally have some insight into what appealed about the Nets.

Early NBA win totals set for the 2019-20 season
Early NBA win totals set for the 2019-20 season

Can the Blazers once again prove the oddsmakers wrong?

Bucks sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo, older brother of Giannis

The Milwaukee Bucks announced Tuesday that they have signed free agent forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother of Bucks forward and NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Thanasis Antetokounmpo joins Milwaukee on a guaranteed two-year, minimum contract, according to Giannis' agent, Alex Saratsis

Russell Westbrook trade to Houston official, Thunder praise him on way out door
Russell Westbrook trade to Houston official, Thunder praise him on way out door

"Russell Westbrook is the most important player in the brief history of the Oklahoma City Thunder." -GM Sam Presti

Looking back: Gary Trent Jr.
Looking back: Gary Trent Jr.'s top plays from NBA Summer League

Just be great.

New Pelicans forward Ingram says he's 'close' to normal

Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he's ''pretty close'' to resuming normal workouts as he continues to recover from surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm. Ingram says he has not resumed shooting, but has worked on his shooting form while also conducting ball-handling

Suns re-sign forward Kelly Oubre Jr

Oubre was acquired in a trade with the Washington Wizards for veteran Trevor Ariza last December. The four-year pro led the NBA in steals per game with 2.1 after the All-Star break, to go with 20.2 points and 5.7 rebounds. ''Right now I'm a Phoenix Sun, and I'm excited to get better

Simmons backflips, withdraws from Australia
Simmons backflips, withdraws from Australia's Word Cup squad

Ben Simmons' new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans: The Melbourne-born NBA All-star won't play for the Boomers at the World Cup. Hours after Simmons and the 76ers agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension on Tuesday,

Anthony Davis dances around question about re-signing with Lakers
Anthony Davis dances around question about re-signing with Lakers

"I don't know what's going to happen. I have one year here, so I'm going make the best of this year."

Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims appears on DWI charges

Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims is due back in court in September on drunken driving charges. Sims made her first court appearance Tuesday on two gross misdemeanor DWI charges. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Sims was pulled over for speeding and an improper lane change upon exiting

Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims appears on DWI charges

Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims is due back in court in September on drunken driving charges. Sims made her first court appearance Tuesday on two gross misdemeanor DWI charges. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Sims was pulled over for speeding and an improper lane change upon exiting

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence
WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident. The WNBA handed down the suspension Tuesday. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an individual with whom she was in a relationship

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence
WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident. The WNBA handed down the suspension Tuesday. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an individual with whom she was in a relationship

Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

The Philadelphia 76ers and All-Star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension. Simmons was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2016. Philadelphia is 101-58 in regular-season games when Simmons plays.

Storm-Lynx Preview

As the Seattle Storm aim for a season-high third straight victory, the team is looking into physical abuse allegations against leading scorer Natasha Howard. With that cloud hanging over the club, the Storm visit the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday night. Howard, averaging team highs of 17.4 points and

Storm-Lynx Preview

As the Seattle Storm aim for a season-high third straight victory, the team is looking into physical abuse allegations against leading scorer Natasha Howard. With that cloud hanging over the club, the Storm visit the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday night. Howard, averaging team highs of 17.4 points and

Report: Ben Simmons contract extension allows him to hit super-max triggers
Report: Ben Simmons contract extension allows him to hit super-max triggers

Deal reportedly contains trade kicker, no player option

Wings-Mercury Preview

As the Phoenix Mercury look to get back on track following two straight defeats, it's uncertain if Diana Taurasi will be available to make her home debut Wednesday. The ailing Taurasi could miss a second consecutive game when Phoenix takes on a Dallas Wings club that's still looking for its

Wings-Mercury Preview

As the Phoenix Mercury look to get back on track following two straight defeats, it's uncertain if Diana Taurasi will be available to make her home debut Wednesday. The ailing Taurasi could miss a second consecutive game when Phoenix takes on a Dallas Wings club that's still looking for its

Report: Before Paul George trade, Thunder were already preparing to trade Russell Westbrook next year
Report: Before Paul George trade, Thunder were already preparing to trade Russell Westbrook next year

Would Oklahoma City have actually made the move?

Kings sign free agent F Richaun Holmes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings have signed free agent forward Richaun Holmes.

Knicks finalize contracts with Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks have finalized contracts with Marcus Morris and Reggie Bullock, two of their offseason additions.

James Harden and Russell Westbrook forming unprecedented MVP backcourt
James Harden and Russell Westbrook forming unprecedented MVP backcourt

James Harden and Russell Westbrook will become just the fourth duo to play together within three years of already having won MVP honors.

Canada
Canada's FIBA World Cup training camp features 17 NBA players

Tristan Thompson, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander among players who could head to China

Dream-Sky Preview

James Wade's dynamic backcourt looks to power the Sky to a third straight victory Wednesday when they host the Atlanta Dream in a matinee in Chicago. Vandersloot leads the WNBA in assists by a comfortable margin at 8.2 per game and is on her way to leading the league in that category for a third

Dream-Sky Preview

James Wade's dynamic backcourt looks to power the Sky to a third straight victory Wednesday when they host the Atlanta Dream in a matinee in Chicago. Vandersloot leads the WNBA in assists by a comfortable margin at 8.2 per game and is on her way to leading the league in that category for a third

Anthony Davis Says Paul George Trade Was Biggest Shock of NBA Offseason
Anthony Davis Says Paul George Trade Was Biggest Shock of NBA Offseason

In a summer filled with superstars changing teams, Lakers star Anthony Davis tells SI Now that the Paul George trade was the offseason's most surprising move.

Surging Aces have won 5 straight, sit atop power poll

Kayla McBride's eyes light up when talking about the Las Vegas offense. With the addition of 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage in the offseason to join 6-5 A'ja Wilson in the Aces' frontcourt, her life on the court as a shooter has gotten much easier. ''Liz and A'ja command so much attention

Surging Aces have won 5 straight, sit atop power poll
Surging Aces have won 5 straight, sit atop power poll

Kayla McBride's eyes light up when talking about the Las Vegas offense. With the addition of 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage in the offseason to join 6-5 A'ja Wilson in the Aces' frontcourt, her life on the court as a shooter has gotten much easier. "Liz and A'ja command so much attention

Will the Lakers and Clippers Win Totals Reflect Their Stellar Offseasons?
Will the Lakers and Clippers Win Totals Reflect Their Stellar Offseasons?

Much of the talk around the league has been centered around the Lakers and Clippers. Now that the win totals for each team have been announced, fans a lot to talk about. SI Now's Robin Lundberg and Ryan Asselta discuss the win totals for each team.

2019 Summer League Top 10
2019 Summer League Top 10

Check out the Top 10 plays from Summer League in Las Vegas.

Carsen Edwards, Tyler Herro and Tacko Fall Shine Brightest in 2019 NBA Summer League
Carsen Edwards, Tyler Herro and Tacko Fall Shine Brightest in 2019 NBA Summer League

The Memphis Grizzlies snagged the 2019 NBA Summer League title and Brandon Clarke walked away with the MVP trophy, but The Crossover's Jeremy Woo reveals to SI Now who was the best of the rest in Las Vegas.

Report: After two-year, $21 million deal falls apart, Knicks signing Reggie Bullock for less than room exception
Report: After two-year, $21 million deal falls apart, Knicks signing Reggie Bullock for less than room exception

Medical issue scuttled original terms

Florida lands ex-Cleveland State point guard Tyree Appleby
Florida lands ex-Cleveland State point guard Tyree Appleby

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida has landed a third transfer in the last three months by signing former Cleveland State point guard Tyree Appleby.

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