Ben Simmons’ future is easy to predict. Sixers? Not so much.

One of the most impressive plays Ben Simmons made was one that didn’t even show up in the box score. Five minutes into the Sixers’ preseason opener at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, the 6-foot-10 point guard grabbed a Grizzlies miss off the front of the rim, turned upcourt, and spotted fellow rookie […]

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NBA changes All-Star Game format; captains will pick teams

NEW YORK — The NBA is scrapping the East vs. West format for its All-Star Game and will have captains pick teams this season. The league said Tuesday that the leading vote-getter from each conference will choose teams from the pool of players who were voted as starters and reserves. The change will begin with […]

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Analysis: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win trade

MIAMI — It’s not the principals that will define the blockbuster trade between Cleveland and Boston. Great point guard leaves one city for another. That seems fair. All the other parts, they will tell the story. There are many ways to claim victory in the deal made Tuesday night. Kyrie Irving wanted his own team […]

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Boston bound: Cavs trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas, more

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James. Now he has to figure out how to beat him. Cleveland’s All-Star guard, who asked owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer, was dealt Tuesday night to the Boston Celtics in exchange for star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center […]

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Cavaliers reject Irving trade talk

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert spent more than 30 minutes presenting a positive portrait of his franchise. The reality is that the Cavs are troubled. In his first public comments since Kyrie Irving asked to be traded, Gilbert would not confirm whether he’ll honor the All-Star point guard’s request, but he also didn’t […]

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AP source: Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavs

CLEVELAND — A person familiar with the decision says free agent Derrick Rose has agreed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rose, a former league MVP who has battled knee injuries, will get a one-year contract at the veteran’s minimum of $2.1 million, said the person who spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition […]

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Kyrie Irving has requested to be traded from Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself. Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Friday. Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is […]

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Houston Rockets owner Alexander is selling team

HOUSTON — Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is selling the team. Rockets CEO Tad Brown made the announcement Monday, hours after Alexander made the decision. “It’s been my great joy and honor to own the Houston Rockets for the past 24 years,” Alexander said in a statement. “I’ve had the incredible opportunity to witness true […]

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Sixers No. 1 overall pick Fultz injures left ankle

LAS VEGAS — No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz needed to be helped off the court with an injury to his left ankle in the Philadelphia 76ers’ summer league game Saturday night against Golden State. Fultz appeared to roll his ankle in the second half and was helped to the locker room by two teammates. […]

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Hayward chooses Celtics over Jazz, Heat

Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens were a couple inches from winning an NCAA championship together at Butler. They are now reuniting, to try for an NBA title. The top remaining free agent in this summer’s class is now off the board, with Hayward announcing Tuesday night with an essay on The Players’ Tribune site that […]

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