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With Isiah Thomas, Liberty Set a Foundation for a Turnaround

Twenty minutes after the New York Liberty finish practice, Isiah Thomas hits the court to work with rookie point guard Brittany Boyd.

Kings Drop Mbah a Moute

The Sacramento Kings have voided the contract of forward Luc Mbah a Moute after he failed a team physical.

Popovich to Coach, Gasols to Play in NBA's 1st Africa Game

Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in the NBA's first game in Africa.

Epiphanny Prince’s Arrival Raises Liberty’s Hopes of Returning to W.N.B.A. Playoffs

Prince missed the start of the season while playing abroad, but she has begun to show her effectiveness as a complement to Tina Charles, another native New Yorker.

On Pro Basketball: If You Read Phil Jackson’s Mind, Carmelo Anthony Is in Small Type

By admittedly not consulting or even speaking with Anthony during a rash of recent free-agent signings for the Knicks, what, exactly, was Jackson trying to tell him?

N.B.A. Decides to Stand Pat on Free Agency and Free Throws

No viable alternatives were proposed for the free agency moratorium, while teams’ fouling of opponents’ poorest free throw shooters will remain with the “status quo.”

Silver: Playoff Changes Likely in NBA, Moratorium Mulled

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league is leaning toward eliminating division records in the playoff-seeding formula, and that the change is expected to become finalized before the beginning of next season.

Deron Williams Joins Hometown Mavs on 2-Year, $10M Contract

Deron Williams has joined his hometown Mavericks after Brooklyn bought out the contract the point guard signed when he spurned Dallas to stay with the Nets three years ago.

Thomas Robinson, a Nets Newcomer, to Have Knee Surgery

The Nets said the injury, a small tear in the meniscus of his right knee, occurred while he was working out Tuesday in New York.

Ty Lawson of NBA's Nuggets Arrested on DUI Charge in Los Angeles

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was arrested early on Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence on a Los Angeles highway, six months after he was arrested on the same charge in Denver, police said.

For Knicks’ ’99 Draft Choice, Boos Marked Start of a Greater Struggle

Though he never played in the N.B.A., Frederic Weis had a long career in Europe. His biggest challenges came off the court, and some continue today.

Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Marc Gasol Re-Signs

It had previously been reported that Gasol had agreed to a five-year maximum contract with the Memphis Grizzlies worth more than $100 million.

Nets Say They Risk Little in Andrea Bargnani Signing

General Manager Billy King said the Nets were providing Bargnani, an ex-Knick whose career has fallen short of expectations, a new opportunity at relatively little cost.

East Tightens Up With All Teams Within 2 Games of Each Other

As is usually the case, the Eastern Conference is going to be a tight race to the playoffs. Only two games separate first-place Connecticut and last-place Atlanta in the standings.

Andrea Bargnani Agrees to a Two-Year Deal With the Nets

Bargnani, a 7-foot center, will continue his N.B.A. career in Brooklyn after two injury-marred seasons with the Knicks.

Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: 76ers’ Joel Embiid to Have Surgery

Embiid, the third overall pick in the 2014 N.B.A. draft, and the Philadelphia 76ers have determined that he will have a second operation on his right foot, this time a bone graft.

Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis Puts His Promise on Display

Porzingis, the 7-foot-1 Latvian forward who was booed when he was selected by the Knicks in the N.B.A. draft, gave fans a glimpse of his upside during a summer league win over the Spurs.

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