The Washington Wizards have re-signed veteran Taj Gibson. The Wizards announced the move Friday. The 6-foot-9 Gibson averaged 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds in 49 appearances last season.
Brandon Hunter, who played two NBA seasons after starring in college at Ohio University, has died. He was 42.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached agreement on a one-year contract to reunite with center Tristan Thompson. His agent Rich Paul confirmed the deal to AP.
Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested Monday and charged with assault and strangulation after allegedly attacking his girlfriend at a New York City hotel.
New Milwaukee Bucks coach Adrian Griffin says he is looking forward to forming a great partnership with Giannis Antetokounmpo, and he and the two-time MVP have the same goals.
A week ago, USA Basketball’s men’s senior national program held an all-time record of 97-0 when scoring 100 points in games at the Olympics or the World Cup.
Luka Doncic ended his summer schedule with a win. Doncic finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and Slovenia topped Italy 89-85 on Saturday in the seventh-place game at the Basketball World Cup.
Former NBA player Stanley “Whitey” Von Nieda has died at the age of 101. He had been the oldest living former NBA player.
There will be no gold medal for the U.S. at this World Cup. And for the second consecutive time in FIBA’s biggest tournament, there might not even be any medal at all for the Americans.
The New Orleans Pelicans says forward Trey Murphy III has undergone arthroscopic surgery to repair his meniscus and is expected to return to “basketball activities” in 10 to 12 weeks.
Veteran forward Christian Wood has agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Pelicans forward Trey Murphy III has a meniscus injury in his left knee.
The Sacramento Kings have signed 15-year veteran JaVale McGee. The 7-foot center most recently played for the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 42 games last season.
NBA referee Eric Lewis has retired effective immediately in the wake of a league investigation into whether he used a then-Twitter account to defend himself and other officials from online criticism.
Luka Doncic is going back to where he got his start — for one game. The NBA announced that Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks will play a preseason game in October against reigning EuroLeague champion Real Madrid in Spain.
Slovenia, Puerto Rico and Greece picked up victories at the basketball World Cup to complete the field of 16 teams for the second round.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed former Houston Rockets guard TyTy Washington Jr. to a two-way contract.
The Dallas Mavericks have waived center JaVale McGee about a year after signing the free agent to a three-year contract with plans for him to start.
It was the Luka Doncic show again at the World Cup. After scoring 37 in an opening-game victory against Venezuela, he came through with 34 on Monday in Slovenia’s 88-67 win over Georgia.
A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a three-year contract worth $48 million with starting forward P.J. Washington.
Brazil’s Marcelo Huertas became the second oldest to play in the basketball World Cup in South American’s victory over Iran. Huertas is 40 years and 3 months.
The Los Angeles Lakers will unveil a statue of Kobe Bryant outside their downtown arena on Feb. 8. The 17-time NBA champion Lakers announced the plan Thursday to honor Bryant, the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history and a beloved mainstay of the franchise for 20 seasons.
Basketball’s World Cup finally gets underway on Friday. The U.S. is considered the favorite to win the gold medal.
Plans for the start of the Basketball World Cup in Okinawa, Japan, were unaffected Thursday after a North Korean rocket launch prompted an alert ordering some residents to evacuate.
NBA star Jimmy Butler has dressed just like a member of the ball crew at the U.S. Open and picked up a racket to play alongside Frances Tiafoe during a charity event that raised $320,000 for humanitarian relief in Ukraine.
Minnesota travels to Dallas for a Western Conference matchup Thursday. Thursday’s game will be the fourth meeting this season between the two teams.
The NBA has fined Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden $100,000 for public comments he made about his status with the team.
The sightseeing, beach trips and golf outings are over now for Team USA. It is vacation time in the NBA and USA Basketball went to great lengths to ensure that there would be a work-life balance for those who committed six weeks of their time with hopes of getting the Americans back atop the interna
A person with knowledge of the details says the NBA is investigating the reasons behind James Harden calling Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey a liar.
Maximizing player rest and limiting travel demands were again part of the NBA’s formula for the coming regular season.