Basketball

  • DeMarcus Cousins traded to Pelicans in blockbuster deal involving Buddy Hield, according to report

    This is really happening.

    The Sacramento Kings have traded three-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans. In return, the Kings receive rookie guard Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, and a 2017 first-round pick and second-rounder (via Philadelphia), according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

  • Dennis Schröder continues to impress as Hawks claw out another road win

    Schröder fuels Atlanta’s comeback with another big performance.

    Dennis Schröder came into this season as a bit of a question mark but he is quickly establishing himself as a go-to player for the Atlanta Hawks.

    After a somewhat up and down start to the season, Schröder has put together one of the best months of his career in December. That was on display Friday night when he scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help Atlanta steal a road win in Denver.

  • Dennis Schröder now Holds the Keys to the Hawks’ Offense

    It’s no secret that the Atlanta Hawks have entrusted the starting point guard position to the 23-year old Dennis Schröder. Over the past couple of seasons observers could clearly see Schröder pushing the previous incumbent Jeff Teague for crunch time minutes. Last season especially, Mike Budenholzer would often stick with, or go back to Schröder during the closing stretch of games on those occasions when young German guard could find that often elusive balance between a healthy aggressiveness and just enough to control to let him play at his highest level.

  • Denver Nuggets defeat the Brooklyn Nets 129-109

    The Nuggets were victorious in their first home game since February 15.

    The Nuggets didn’t show up for their first game back from the All-Star break last night, and before the game, some raised concern that Nikola Jokic hasn’t played like himself lately suggesting that perhaps the pressure of being the focal point of the team is getting to him.

  • Denver Nuggets: Down to the wire

    The Nuggets find themselves in a tight race to the finish for the eighth playoff seed. This one may come right down to the...

  • Derek Fisher 'open to dialogue' but has 'no steadfast plan to play again' after flaming out as Knicks coach

    Failed coach Derek Fisher wants you to know he can still dribble and knock down pull-up jumpers. But will any teams bite on a soon-to-be 42-year-old point guard after his two-year hiatus?

  • Deron Williams’ return to Jazz is the latest NBA trade rumor being considered

    The Utah Jazz have interest in acquiring their former star point guard, Deron Williams, in a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN’s Tim McMahon and Marc Stein. No trade is considered imminent.

    Williams also cannot be traded without his approval because he’s playing under a one-year contract.

  • Derrick Rose found not liable on all charges in civil rape trial

    Derrick Rose was found not liable on all charges in a civil suit brought against him by Jane Doe accusing him of rape, a jury ruled on Wednesday in a California court.

    The decision was reached by an eight-person jury of six women and two men, who deliberated for about three hours Wednesday before telling U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald that it had reached a decision.

  • Derrick Rose misses Knicks game, said to have Chicago family issue

    Knicks point guard Derrick Rose went missing from the team Monday without permission but later reached team officials, telling them he had a family situation and had returned to his hometown of Chicago, sources told ESPN.

    He was back at the team facility Tuesday.

    Rose missed Monday night's loss to the Pelicans, and the Knicks had grown concerned enough earlier to check on him at his apartment, sources said.

  • Derrick Rose's return to Chicago is a reminder that they are better off apart

    Rose and the Bulls had a great run together, but both parties needed to move on.

    On Friday, Derrick Rose will play at the United Center as a visitor for the first time after spending the first eight years of his career in his native Chicago. It should be an emotional night, both for the player and the fans.

  • Devance: No pain, no gain for Gin Kings

    JOE Devance doesn’t mind playing through lots of pain, especially in the finals of the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.

    In pain for already more than three weeks and counting, Devance just refuses to be on the sidelines knowing Barangay Ginebra continues to need him the most in its war against San Miguel.

  • Devin Booker’s rise proves teams don't need to tank to get rich in the lottery

    The Suns keep trying to rebuild, but their best hope for escaping the darkness lies in the player they drafted after trying to win.

    The Phoenix Suns have tanked out twice within the past five years. In return they have a 20-year-old kid who looks like a potential superstar. This is how it is supposed to work, right?

  • Dillinger Aware of Mahindra’s Playoffs Threat

    Meralco may have drawn first blood, but the war still isn’t over.

    Jared Dillinger knows that despite winning over Mahindra twice this conference, owning the opponent’s number doesn’t guarantee sweeps, especially come playoff time.

  • DLSU still perfect at 12

    DE LA SALLE University continued to be “green” in Season 79 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, rolling to its 12th straight win yesterday to keep its spotless record intact.

  • Don’t doubt Golden State: Warriors beat Kings 117-106

    Another “shaky” game ends up in another solid victory

    Ah, the emotions of being a sports fan. The Warriors came out and started the game with one of those first halves that has Warriors faithful sweating. And in the end, we wound up winning the game by double digits. Were you worried? I was, but only a little, and only until the 3rd quarter started.

  • DPS completes sweep

    DILIMAN Preparatory School  completed  a  triple  celebration by sweeping all its matches in the 2017 Youth  Basketball  Cup at the  DPS gym  in  Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City over the weekend.

    DPS  rode on the heroic sof Junnie  Goyo to roll back  Notre Dame, 81-73, for its second straight  win in  the  boys 17 years old  and under category.

  • Dragic 'disappointed, sad' about Bosh news

    DORAL, Fla. — Goran Dragic got the word he was getting traded to Miami and didn't need long to start envisioning what it would be like to play alongside Chris Bosh.

    That was nearly two years ago.

    And they got a mere 44 games together.

    Getting ready to play without Bosh has become an unfortunate tradition in Dragic's tenure as point guard for the Heat. And with the team set to fly to the Bahamas on Monday for a training camp without not only Bosh but Dwyane Wade as well, Dragic knows his role with the Heat is about to expand in ways he likely could not have imagined.

  • Draymond Green and the Warriors beat 76ers in a thriller, 106-104

    Following their first three game losing streak since 2015, the Warriors finally bounced back...sort of.

    Don’t call it a tale of two halves: it was more of a sandwich.

    Tuesday night, the Golden State Warriors sandwiched a rancid second and third quarter with a sharp offensive first quarter and a delicious fourth quarter. That resulted in a tense, stressful 106-104 victory at Oracle.

  • Draymond Green apologizes for penis picture, says he pushed wrong button

    Golden State Warriors and U.S. Olympic team forward Draymond Green apologized for posting a picture of his penis on social media.

  • Draymond Green doesn't understand why he keeps getting technical fouls for yelling

    Officials are not giving Green the benefit of the doubt anymore.

    Draymond Green has been called for two technical fouls in just five games this season. That seems a little much even for him, since he received 12 during all of the 2015-16 regular season.