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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving is set to visit the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, where his late mother was once part of the tribe.The Rapid City Journal reports that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will hold a ceremony for Irving on Thursday in honor of his first …
NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league's national television schedule.The NBA released its TV schedule …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving isn't in a position where he could play with USA Basketball this week at its minicamp.He made the trip to Las Vegas anyway.The way Irving sees it, if USA Basketball calls, you answer. So he was in the gym Thursday for the start of the two-day camp, watching and …
BOSTON (AP) — There was a moment during the past month in which Marcus Smart wasn't sure where he'd be playing basketball this upcoming season.A day after signing a four-year deal to remain in the only NBA jersey he's ever played in, Smart said he's focused on doing what he can to help the …
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics re-signed guard Marcus Smart on Thursday, bringing him back for four more years after he found the market for a restricted free agent defensive specialist wasn't as lucrative as he'd hoped.A person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Call it Midsummer Madness.The NBA Summer League tournament is shaping up to be the most unpredictable bet in Las Vegas. The 30th and final seed advanced Thursday along with a No. 26 and a No. 27, after the Nos. 24, 25 and 29 seeds all won a day earlier.The 30 teams in the …
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After a young New Orleans man was killed, his grieving family chose to remember him doing what he loved: sitting in front of a TV with his beloved Boston Celtics on the screen.The body of 18-year-old Renard Matthews, who died from a gunshot wound to the head on June 25, …
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Frank Ramsey, an All-American at Kentucky and member of seven NBA championship teams with the Boston Celtics, died Sunday. He was 86.Ramsey's death was announced by Kentucky, where he was a part of the Wildcats' 1951 national championship team and a three-time …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rajon Rondo officially joined the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday with a clear idea about his future with LeBron James."We're expected to win now," Rondo said.Rondo agreed to a one-year deal worth $9 million earlier this week to suit up alongside James, whose signing hasn't …
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have signed first-round draft pick Robert Williams.The team announced the signing Thursday. Terms were not disclosed. Williams, a forward-center out of Texas A&M, was selected 27th overall last month with the Celtics' lone draft pick.Williams' signing …
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics first-round draft choice Robert Williams got a lecture from the team about accountability and said they are moving on from the bad first impression he made by missing a flight and failing to get back in time for summer league practice."It's all on me," Williams …
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT):9:35 p.m.Julius Randle is going to play alongside All-Star Anthony Davis.Randle agreed to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, doing so quickly after his rights were renounced by the Los Angeles Lakers hours earlier. His decision was confirmed …
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT):10:45 p.m.Lance Stephenson is joining LeBron James in Los Angeles.Stephenson agreed to a deal with the Lakers on Sunday night, his agency, Priority Sports, announced on Twitter . That came just hours after James decided he would join the Lakers.The two …
The Latest on the start of NBA free agency (all times EDT):9:50 a.m.Aron Baynes, who started virtually every game last season with Boston, is staying with the Celtics.A person familiar with the negotiations says Baynes has agreed to a two-year deal worth $11 million. The person spoke to The …
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics boss Danny Ainge was puzzled by all the talk about how Texas A&M forward Robert Williams didn't work hard enough to make it in the NBA."It's hard to have a 'low motor' and be the defensive player of the year two years in a row in a tough conference," Ainge …
PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Prunty, Corliss Williamson, Jamelle McMillan and Jason Staudt were named to the staff of new Phoenix Suns coach Igor Kokoskov.Prunty has 22 years of NBA experience. He went 21-16 as interim coach of the Milwaukee Bucks last season and scared the Boston Celtics in a …
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving doesn't have to worry about free agency until next summer, though he's got plenty to keep him busy for now.There's a movie to promote and a knee to mend. He hopes he's good on screen, but wants to be better than ever on the court."Now becomes the real climb to …
BOSTON (AP) — Power forward Robert Williams was projected to be a lottery pick — and that was last year, after his freshman year at Texas A&M.But there he was, sliding down to the Boston Celtics at the 27th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night."It's not my job to know what the …

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