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FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. The Cavaliers traded Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers. In exchange for Hood, Cleveland received guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin and a second-round pick in 2021 and 2023. The teams agreed to the deal on Sunday and completed their trade conference call with the NBA on Monday, Feb. 4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 04, 2019 - 8:38 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rodney Hood made minimal impact on the Cavaliers' postseason run last season. He'll get a chance to do more with Portland. Hood was traded Monday by the Cavaliers, who acquired guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin — and their expiring contracts — along with second-round picks in...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives to the basket against New York Knicks guard Kadeem Allen (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Celtics won 113-99. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 01, 2019 - 8:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving heard the "We want Kyrie! We want Kyrie!" chants that echoed through Madison Square Garden. He seemed more annoyed than flattered. "It's nothing but a distraction at this point," he said. Irving and the Boston Celtics handled it as easily as they handled the overmatched...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, center, who is sidelined with a hip strain, watches play from the bench with forward Marcus Morris, left, during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
February 01, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks traded away one star for the chance to sign two. If it works, and Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving bring the playoffs back to New York, it will have been the deal that finally got the Knicks moving toward the top after years of running in place. But if Kristaps...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis waits to talk to reporters after their NBA basketball practice in Metairie, La., Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 01, 2019 - 2:40 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Anthony Davis wore a dark blue Pelicans hoodie with the sleeves cut off and "New Orleans" printed in red letters across the chest. What he said after Friday's practice, however, left no doubt that his heart was somewhere else. "I gave the city, organization, fans everything I...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, of Latvia, reacts after fouling out during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday,, in Denver. The Knicks agree to trade injured star Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 31, 2019 - 7:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks were having their doubts, wondering if Kristaps Porzingis truly wanted to be part of the franchise. On Thursday, they say he made it clear he didn't. Once that happened, they decided to trade the All-Star forward who was thought to be one of the key players for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2017, file photo, Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette pauses before a faceoff during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. Vermette announced his retirement Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, after playing 14 NHL seasons and establishing himself as one of the best faceoff men of his generation. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, FIle)
January 31, 2019 - 10:33 am
Center Antoine Vermette retires as one of the best faceoff specialists of his generation. Vermette announced Wednesday he was calling it a career after 14 NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks. The 36-year-old from Quebec...
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Houston Rockets forward Kenneth Faried, center, shoots as New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) and center Jahlil Okafor defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 29, 2019 - 9:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — If the drama between Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans is frustrating his teammates, it didn't show in their return to the court Tuesday night. Jahlil Okafor scored 27 points and the short-handed Pelicans overcame a big early deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 121-116 in...
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FILE- In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Davis' agent says the five-time All-Star has told the New Orleans Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a contending team. Agent Rich Paul confirmed the request to The Associated Press early Monday, Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 28, 2019 - 5:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans. And if a trade happens, it'll be on the Pelicans' schedule. The five-time All-Star has told the Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a championship-contending team and will not sign an extension with New Orleans, agent Rich Paul told The...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates a goal, tying him with fellow Russian Sergei Fedorov for a career high of 50 points, during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 8:14 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Nazem Kadri recorded the fifth hat trick of his career and added an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Washington 6-3 on Wednesday night and dealt the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals their seventh straight loss. Auston Matthews, Nikita Zaitsev and Mitch Marner also...
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Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) shoots ahead of New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
January 23, 2019 - 11:11 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Guard Mike Conley says Grizzlies owner Robert Pera had told both he and center Marc Gasol that they will be mentioned in potential trade talks before reports that Memphis will be listening to offers for the NBA's longest-tenured teammates. Conley said Wednesday after shoot-...
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