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Spurs' Kawhi Leonard named Kia Defensive Player of the Year Award

The San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, who became only the sixth forward to lead the NBA in steals per game since the league started tracking the statistic 42 years ago, is the recipient of the 2014-15 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, the NBA announced today. He becomes the first Spurs player to win the award since David Robinson in 1991-92.

Hawks, Ressler agree on sale for reported $850M

The Atlanta Hawks announced Wednesday that a group headed by billionaire Antony Ressler has agreed in principal to a deal to purchase the NBA franchise.

Trail Blazers without Kaman, Afflalo vs. Grizzlies in Game 2

Portland guard Arron Afflalo will miss his fifth straight game with a strained right shoulder, and the Trail Blazers also will be without center Chris Kaman on Wednesday night in Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Hornets' Zeller undergoes successful shoulder surgery

The Hornets announced that forward Cody Zeller will be rehabbing the next three months after undergoing successful surgery to repair a tendon in his right shoulder.

NBA visits Cuba for basketball clinic

The NBA is the first U.S. professional league to visit sports-crazy Cuba since the declaration of detente between the Cold War enemies late last year.

Parsons done for season; Rondo (back) out indefinitely

The Dallas Mavericks, down 0-2 to Houston in their first-round playoff series, will be without Chandler Parsons for the rest of the season because of a right knee injury.

Despite productive meeting, no arena deal yet for Bucks

Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders and the president of the Milwaukee Bucks say they had a productive meeting to discuss ways to pay for a new stadium for the team, but no deal has been reached.

Rockets' Terry fined $5K for flopping during Game 2

Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules during Game 2 of Houston's first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks.

Bulls' Mirotic out for Game 3 with injured left knee

Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic will miss Thursday's playoff game at Milwaukee because of an injured left knee.

Kanter out 4-6 weeks after arthroscopic knee surgery

Thunder center Enes Kanter has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will return to normal offseason work in 4-6 weeks.

Rondo benched in second half of Game 2 loss to Rockets

Rajon Rondo wasn't talking after sitting for almost the entire second half of Dallas' 111-99 loss to Houston that left the Mavericks trailing 2-0 in the first-round series.

Deng, Paul heading up NBA exhibition game in South Africa

Luol Deng and Chris Paul will play in an NBA exhibition game in South Africa on Aug. 1, the league said on Wednesday in its biggest step to win some territory on the soccer-mad African continent.

Mavs' Parson, Harris out vs Rockets

Chandler Parsons and Devin Harris are out with injuries for the Dallas Mavericks in Tuesday night's Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series with the Houston Rockets.

Clippers' Jordan following in well-hacked footsteps

DeAndre Jordan is following in some Shaq-sized footsteps any time he gets repeatedly fouled and goes to the line. The Hack-a-Shaq strategy employed against Shaquille O'Neal during his playing days remains alive and well at Staples Center.

Grizzlies' Conley playing through foot pain during playoffs

Mike Conley should be resting right now, letting his sprained right foot heal.

Nets' Teletovic probable for Game 2 against Hawks

The Brooklyn Nets say forward Mirza Teletovic is probable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoff series against top-seeded Atlanta after missing nearly three months because of blood clots.

Parker and Splitter good to go for Spurs in Game 2

Tony Parker expects to be in the starting lineup for the San Antonio Spurs after rolling his ankle against the Los Angeles Clippers in the opener of their Western Conference playoff series.

Cuban plays doctor to get fans to playoff opener early

Mark Cuban wants Mavericks fans in the seats for the early start of their home opener in the playoffs.

Bucks president says arena deal needed in next 10 days

The Milwaukee Bucks' president is pressuring legislative leaders to finalize a deal on a new arena.

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