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N.B.A. Trade Deadline Keeps Twitter, Players and Knicks Fans Abuzz

Holding a player out can lead to speculation of a pending trade. So can an emoji.

Pro Basketball: N.B.A. This Week: Big Trades Could Shake Up Playoffs

The New Orleans Pelicans want the N.B.A. to approve their acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins, which came just days after the Toronto Raptors got Serge Ibaka in a trade.

Keeping Score: The Pelicans Stole DeMarcus Cousins and Might Shake Up the West

With a trade that cost very little, New Orleans is suddenly looking like the team that best exploits Golden State’s weaknesses.

Sacramento Kings Agree to Trade DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans

New Orleans, on the edge of the playoffs, will send a package including Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and a first-round pick to Sacramento.

On Pro Basketball: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Once a Dynamic Duo, Are Now an Awkward Pairing

When Durant left the Thunder as a free agent, his former teammate Westbrook didn’t take it well. Their reunion on the Western Conference All-Star team has been frosty.

Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III Wins N.B.A.’s Slam-Dunk Contest

Robinson bested Derrick Jones Jr. of the Suns in the final round, clearing three people for a reverse dunk that earned him a perfect 50 points on his final attempt.

Carmelo Anthony, Reluctant All-Star, Earns Respite From Knicks’ Drama

A late replacement for Kevin Love in Sunday’s All-Star game, Anthony set aside trade rumors and his team’s off-court distractions in a brief period of “therapy.”

Craig Sager and Harvey Araton Are Honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame

Sager, a former sideline reporter for Turner Sports, and Araton, a longtime writer at The Times, will be recognized at the Hall’s enshrinement ceremonies in September.

Triple-Double, One and Done: A Taste of Russell Westbrook’s Glory

The Thunder’s Westbrook has 27 triple-doubles this season. Most N.B.A. players go their entire careers without one.

How Kevin Durant Became Silicon Valley’s Hottest Start-up

After a turbulent summer, the N.B.A.’s newest “villain” is finding peace and building an empire among the Bay Area’s techies.

New Question for a Frequent Champion: Whether to Meet the President

Connecticut is favored to win its 12th women’s basketball title. What is less certain is whether the team would meet President Trump at the White House.

Keeping Score: Dunking With the No-Names? N.B.A. Fans Haven’t Minded Yet

The N.B.A.’s biggest stars no longer compete in its dunk contest, but a core fan base continues to love it anyway.

On Basketball: In Socially Conscious N.B.A., Perception of Knicks Dims Again

The Charles Oakley affair, which Commissioner Adam Silver felt compelled to address, was the latest in a long line of the team’s off-court missteps.

Knicks Blow 17-Point Lead in Loss to Thunder

Russell Westbrook had his 27th triple-double of the season as Oklahoma City rallied to beat the Knicks.

On Pro Basketball: Knicks’ Season Crumbles, and With It Carmelo Anthony’s Chance at a Title

In recent years, the Knicks have not been renowned for their stability or for their aptitude at basketball.

Carmelo Anthony Replaces Kevin Love on All-Star Roster

Anthony will make his 10th appearance in the N.B.A. All-Star Game after replace Love, who injured his left knee on Tuesday.

Knicks’ James Dolan Offers Apology; Charles Oakley Says He Won’t Accept It

A day after a private meeting with the owner Dolan seemed to end his ban from Madison Square Garden, Oakley said he would not be quick to forgive.

Coach Jeff Hornacek Expects Knicks to Remain Intact at Trade Deadline

Carmelo Anthony, among others, has been mentioned in rumors, but Hornacek said he was planning on leading the same roster after the All-Star game break.

Charles Oakley Has Issues With a New York Team Owner. He’s Not the First.

The city has had its share of dust-ups between the men who own sports teams and those employed by the franchises.

Keeping Score: Knicks and Rangers Live in the Same Building but Different Universes

Both teams are owned by James L. Dolan. But while the Rangers have made the playoffs 10 times in the past 11 seasons, the Knicks have generally stumbled.

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