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D-League getting respect as legit NBA minor league system

The NBA Development League has grown from an eight-team, largely overlooked sideshow to a 22-team league inching closer to becoming a legitimate minor league system        

Star-studded, NBA-best Warriors continue to build chemistry

Much was made before the season about the Warriors adding Kevin Durant to an already star-studded roster, but Golden State's players have jelled just fine        

As trade rumors swirl, George gets back to work with Pacers

Paul George showed up to work Wednesday wearing the same Indiana Pacers uniform he has all season        

Yao Ming elected president of Chinese Basketball Association

The league unanimously voted the Hall of Famer to the position on Thursday.        

Jeremy Lin finally set to return for Nets

Here’s the New York Post reporting on the Nets, who at 9-47 easily have the league’s worst record but at least are set to welcome entertaining point guard Jeremy Lin back to action: The NBA season is two-thirds over, but for Jeremy Lin it might just as well be starting. With just 27 games left on the Nets’ [...]

Former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming named president of Chinese Basketball Association

BEIJING -- Yao Ming has moved into management in a bid to hasten China's basketball development.

Hawks acquire Ersan Ilyasova from 76ers for Tiago Splitter

The Atlanta Hawks have received scoring help for their playoff push by acquiring forward Ersan Ilyasova from the Philadelphia 76ers for center Tiago Splitter and draft picks        

Chinese Basketball Association elects Yao Ming as president

The Chinese Basketball Association has elected Hall of Famer Yao Ming as its president        

Sixers, Hawks trade Ersan Ilyasova, Tiago Splitter

The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired center Tiago Splitter, a second-round pick, and the option to swap a second-round pick from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for forward Ersan Ilyasova, President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today. The Sixers will also receive a second-round pick from Atlanta (via Miami) and the right to swap the least [...]

Atlanta Hawks pick up Ersan Ilyasova from Philadelphia 76ers for Tiago Splitter, picks

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to trade center Tiago Splitter to the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Ersan Ilyasova.

AP source: Hawks acquire Ilyasova from 76ers for Splitter

A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to trade center Tiago Splitter to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for forward Ersan Ilyasova        

Nets Trade Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to Wizards

The Nets received a protected first-round draft pick, along with guard Marcus Thornton and forward Andrew Nicholson.

Jazz guard Hood hoping to return Friday from knee injury

Rodney Hood is hopeful he will play when the Utah Jazz return from the All-Star break against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night        

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood hopes to return from knee injury Friday against Milwaukee Bucks

SALT LAKE CITY -- Rodney Hood is hopeful he will play when the Utah Jazz return from the All-Star break against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

What Lil Wayne likes about rapper Damian Lillard

"He was just being positive in a verse. And that’s hard to do these days."        

Tom Thibodeau hasn't seen deal he likes for Minnesota Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau said the team will continue to talk to teams about possible trades ahead of Thursday's deadline, but he didn't see a deal that makes sense for them "at this point."

Magic Johnson sweeps in to sooth rattled Los Angeles Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Magic Johnson swept in to soothe the rattled Los Angeles Lakers, a young, struggling team still reeling from front-office upheaval and the trade of leading scorer Lou Williams.

Golden State Warriors' Zaza Pachulia, David West expected to return Thursday against Los Angeles Clippers

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors are preparing to get some reinforcements for Thursday night's home game against the Clippers, with center Zaza Pachulia and David West expected to play.

Wizards acquire Bogdanovic in trade with Nets

The Wizards acquired swingman Bojan Bogdanovic in a trade with the Nets        

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