Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

Thunder’s Carmelo Anthony plans to exercise player option: report

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony plans to opt in and take the $28 million US he is due next season.

Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander goes 11th in NBA draft, flipped to Clippers

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Canadian guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was drafted No. 11 overall by the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday. He wasn't a Hornet long, as moments later Gilgeous-Alexander was headed to the Los Angeles Clippers in a trade.

Phoenix Suns select Deandre Ayton 1st overall in NBA draft

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The Phoenix Suns have made Deandre Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history. The Suns stayed close to home Thursday to take the Arizona centre who averaged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds in his lone college season.

Dwane Casey ready for next chapter as Pistons head coach

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Dwane Casey spoke frequently of his journey in the NBA as he was officially introduced on Wednesday as coach of the Detroit Pistons.

Raptors working to trade into draft, may be considering top Canadian

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

The Toronto Raptors have been busy trying to trade their way into this year's NBA draft. Toronto has no pick in Thursday's draft at Barclays Center in New York, and while GM Bobby Webster remained mum on the Raptors plans on the eve of the big night, he did say trading into the draft isn't so simple.

Towering Montreal preteen impresses even NBA stars

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

A grinning Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray posed for a selfie at last weekend's regional finals for the Jr. NBA world championship in St. Catharines, Ont., with a 12-year-old boy.

Rising hoops star R.J. Barrett getting Wiggins-level hype

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

R.J. Barrett has yet to play a single college basketball game, but he's already being followed with the kind of intensity experienced by fellow Canadian Andrew Wiggins heading into his freshman season five years ago.

Raptors eyeing Canada’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in NBA Draft: report

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The Toronto Raptors are at the centre of some trade-rumour scuttlebutt. The Raptors don't have a pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, but Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Canada's NBA franchise is trying to trade into the draft, and has its eye on Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

U.S. blows out Canada to win FIBA Americas U18 title

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Canada was no match for the United States, who ran roughshod over the Canadians 113-74 on Saturday, to win their fifth consecutive FIBA Americas U18 title.

Canada advances to gold medal game at FIBA U18

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Emanuel Miller scored 31 points and added 14 rebounds as Canada beat Puerto Rico 95-89 on Friday to advance to the gold-medal game at the FIBA under-18 Americas Championship.