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2009-06-23 20:37:50

The Washington Wizards have agreed to trade the No. 5 overall pick in Thursday's draft to the Minnesota Timberwolves, media outlets reported Tuesday. The trade, reported by Yahoo and SI.com, would also send forward Etan Thomas, center Oleksiy Pecherov and forward Darius Songaila to Minnesota in exchange for guards Randy Foye and Mike Miller. The deal would give the Timberwolves the fifth and sixth overall selections in the draft. The trade could open some salary cap space for the...

2009-06-16 13:22:51

North Carolina's Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington are among 49 early entry players who are eligible for next week's NBA draft, the league said Tuesday. Lawson and Ellison helped the Tar Heels to the 2009 NCAA Division I basketball title. Lawson, who was a junior last season, was the ACC's player of the year after averaging 16.6 points and 6.6 assists a game. Ellison, who is also forgoing his senior season, averaged 15.8 points a game and was voted the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. A...

2009-06-10 17:57:24

The NBA's Sacramento Kings named Paul Westphal the team's new coach Wednesday, replacing interim Coach Kenny Natt. Westphal was executive vice president of basketball operations for the Dallas Mavericks last season. Previously, he coached at Pepperdine University, the Seattle SuperSonics and Phoenix Suns. He spent 12 seasons in the NBA as a player (1972-84), including five as an all-star, following a stellar collegiate career at the University of California. I'm really excited, Westphal said...

2009-06-09 19:08:29

Southern Cal basketball Coach Tim Floyd sent a letter of resignation Tuesday to Trojans Athletic Director Mike Garrett. The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported the letter stated that while he deeply appreciated the opportunity afforded him by the university, he was quitting. I no longer feel I can offer the level of enthusiasm to my duties that is deserved by the university, my coaching staff, my players, their families, and the supporters of Southern Cal, he said in the letter. The...

2009-06-09 12:53:04

Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds removed his name from NBA draft consideration Tuesday and will return to play his senior season for the Wildcats. Reynolds declared for the draft in April and participated in NBA workouts but didn't hire an agent, which kept his NCAA eligibility intact. The best decision for me is to return to Villanova for my senior year, Reynolds said. "I'd like to thank everyone who put their time into helping me get better during these NBA workouts. I especially want to...

2009-06-05 17:46:39

Randy Smith, who once held the NBA record for consecutive games played, died Friday of an apparent heart attack, a former teammate said. He was 60. Durie Burns, who had been a teammate of Smith's at Buffalo State, told The Buffalo News he was informed of Smith's death by Smith's wife, Angela. The newspaper said Smith collapsed while exercising. Smith had no known prior major medical problems, the newspaper said. Smith played 12 seasons in the NBA, the majority of which he spent with the...

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2009-06-01 13:26:22

Eddie Jordan was introduced Monday as coach of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. Last weekend, team officials confirmed they had reached an agreement with Jordan, 54. The deal is worth $8.1 million over three years, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Jordan told a news conference he was excited to accept this responsibility and this challenge. I'm very excited and humbled and giving it 100 percent to restore the tradition and the brand of basketball that the fans, the organization will be proud...

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2009-05-30 21:10:00

Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady is recovering from arthroscopic left shoulder surgery, team officials said Saturday. McGrady underwent the procedure Friday at an undisclosed location to end the discomfort he experienced in the last two seasons. The 6-foot-8 inch McGrady was shut down Feb. 11 because of a knee injury before the Rockets qualified for the NBA playoffs. General Manager Daryl Morey told the Houston Chronicle reported the procedure, which followed earlier microfracture knee...

2009-05-28 22:48:25

LeBron James scored 12 of his 37 points in the final 6 minutes Thursday, allowing Cleveland to keep its season alive with a 112-102 victory over Orlando. The Magic overcame a 17-point deficit at the end of one period and came close to earning the franchise's second trip to the NBA finals. Cleveland, however, prevailed down the stretch to cut Orlando's lead in the Eastern Conference finals to 3-2. The Magic will try again to eliminate the Cavaliers Saturday when Game 6 is played in Orlando. A...

2009-05-26 23:31:24

The Orlando Magic pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday with a 116-114 overtime win. Dwight Howard scored 27 points and Rafer Alston 26 for the surprising Magic, who can nail down their second trip to the NBA Finals with a win in Game 5 Thursday in Cleveland. Mikael Pietrus and Rashard Lewis both added 17 for the Magic, who hit 17-of-38 3-point shots as a team. LeBron James scored 44 points for the Cavs and put the game into...