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  1. How NBA champ Festus Ezeli fell into basketball after emigrating from Nigeria at 14
    Marc J. Spears

    How NBA champ Festus Ezeli fell into basketball after emigrating from Nigeria at 14

  2. Sources: Magic to acquire guard Shabazz Napier
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Magic to acquire guard Shabazz Napier

  3. Jerry Colangelo talks Team USA, LeBron and post-Coach K era
    Marc J. Spears

    Jerry Colangelo talks Team USA, LeBron and post-Coach K era

  4. Sources: Cavaliers trade Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller to Trail Blazers
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Cavaliers trade Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller to Trail Blazers

  • Mavericks sign 7-2 Tunisian center Salah Mejri

    DALLAS (AP) -- The Mavericks have signed Tunisian center Salah Mejri from Real Madrid in the Spanish League.

    The Associated Press
  • Kings name Nancy Lieberman assistant coach

    The Sacramento Kings have become the latest NBA team to hire a woman as an assistant coach, appointing Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman to work alongside head coach George Karl, it was confirmed Friday. Lieberman will be only the second female assistant coach with an NBA team following the appointment…

    AFP
  • Mad Dash: Josh Smith clarifies 'harder on me' comments

    In today's Mad Dash: Josh Smith clears the air over his deal with the Clippers, the Blue Jays are thrilled to get David Price, and Stephen Jackson is looking for work.

    NBC on Yahoo Sports
  • NBA stars gather for first game in Africa

    Basketball stars including Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Luol Deng of Miami Heat warmed up Friday for the NBA's first game in Africa, as the sport looks to expand into the continent. The sold-out exhibition game at the Ellis Park arena in Johannesburg on Saturday will pit a team with…

    AFP
  • Mavs sign free-agent forward Jeremy Evans

    DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Mavericks signed free-agent forward Jeremy Evans on Friday.

    The Associated Press
  • Hawks coach enjoying time in Africa after hectic summer

    After a hectic start to the summer, Mike Budenholzer is doing important work in Africa while relishing some quality time with his wife and kids. The Hawks coach will never say his work is done. ''We feel like had a very good summer,'' Budenholzer said Thursday on a conference call from South…

    The Associated Press
  • Suns make series of coaching, front-office moves

    The Phoenix Suns have added Nate Bjorkgren and former NBA players Earl Watson and Corey Gaines to Jeff Hornacek's coaching staff and shifted Mark West from the bench back to the front office as vice president of player relations. The Suns said Thursday that Bjorkgren will serve as assistant…

    The Associated Press
  • Jerry Colangelo talks Team USA, LeBron and post-Coach K era

    The USA Basketball executive director is as passionate as ever about the game of basketball and shared his thoughts on quite a few subjects.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Pacers' Jordan Hill arrested in Georgia for reckless driving

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Pacers newcomer Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 mph in a 65 mph zone.

    The Associated Press
  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup

    July 31 (The Sports Xchange) - The Sacramento Kings hired Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach on Friday. Lieberman, who was the head coach of the NBA Development League's Texas Legends from 2009 to 2011, becomes the second female assistant coach to join an NBA staff after Becky…

    Reuters
  • Iowa Energy hire Nicki Gross as assistant coach

    Nicki Gross has been named an assistant coach with the Iowa Energy, making her the only female to fill that role in the NBA D-League. The Memphis Grizzlies and Energy announced Gross' appointment Thursday. The Grizzlies are Iowa's NBA affiliate.

    The Associated Press
  • NBA in Africa: Visiting Mandela's house and planning safaris

    Chris Paul keeps waking up in his hotel at 3 a.m. because of jet-lag and is wiped, though it hasn't stopped him getting out and visiting the house where Nelson Mandela lived. Luol Deng couldn't wait to talk to Pau Gasol about a trip he recommended the Spaniard take to one of South Africa's most…

    The Associated Press
  • Jazz PG Trey Burke: "I'm as hungry as I've ever been"

    Trey Burke has enjoyed adding stamps to his passport this summer, but that doesn't mean he's been relaxing. The Utah Jazz point guard is currently in Johannesburg working with the NBA's Basketball without Borders and made his first-ever trip out of the country to the Philippines earlier this…

    The Associated Press
  • Knicks sign 1st-round picks Porzingis, Grant

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks have signed first-round draft picks Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant.

    The Associated Press
  • Agent: Timberwolves agree to terms with Andre Miller

    Andre Miller agreed to terms with the Timberwolves on a one-year deal on Wednesday, his agent Andy Miller told The Associated Press. Adding the 39-year-old Miller gives the young Wolves a quality, veteran point guard to join a rotation featuring starter Ricky Rubio and rookie backup Tyus Jones.…

    The Associated Press
  • Summer League: Atlantic

    Mike Gallagher concludes his six-part series with the Atlantic Division. This division has some terrific prospects.

    Rotoworld
  • NBA in Africa? 'Stay tuned' for regular-season game

    The NBA is in Africa for an exhibition, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expects more important games to come. ''Stay tuned,'' Silver said Thursday as 20 NBA stars, including Chris Paul and Luol Deng, prepare to play at a small arena in downtown Johannesburg - the first NBA game of any kind in…

    The Associated Press
  • Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from 76ers for Wallace

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.

    The Associated Press