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Hawks agree to 4-year, $65M extension with Kevin Huerter
Hawks agree to 4-year, $65M extension with Kevin Huerter

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks agreed Monday to a four-year, $65 million contract extension with guard Kevin Huerter, locking up another important player from the team that made a surprising run to the Eastern Conference final. Huerter was the last piece in the Hawks' offseason list of priorities, working out the rookie-scale extension shortly before Monday's 6 p.m. deadline. ESPN first reported the deal, which begins with the 2022-23 season, and Hawks confirmed it in an evening news release.

Predicting the 2021-22 Eastern Conference standings, playoffs
Predicting the 2021-22 Eastern Conference standings, playoffs

It's the Nets and Bucks, then everyone else.

Fan pays $1 million for four tickets to Coach K
Fan pays $1 million for four tickets to Coach K's final Duke-Carolina game

Retiring Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski reveals bidder at a charity auction paid $1 million for four tickets to finale vs. archrival.

Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns fail to agree to deal as rookie extension deadline passes
Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns fail to agree to deal as rookie extension deadline passes

Deandre Ayton and Phoenix Suns ended contract talks Monday without the 6-11 center receiving a desired rookie max extension or any extension at all.

Charlotte Hornets all-time roster: See which legends made the cut
Charlotte Hornets all-time roster: See which legends made the cut

In honor of the NBA's 75th anniversary, we present the best rosters in Hornets history.

Collin Sexton to become an RFA after 2021-2022 season
Collin Sexton to become an RFA after 2021-2022 season

The former Crimson Tide star could see himself with a new team following the 2021-22 season!

2021-22 NBA Eastern Conference team-by-team preview capsules
2021-22 NBA Eastern Conference team-by-team preview capsules

A team-by-team look at the Eastern Conference as the NBA celebrates its 75th season. Who will represent the East in the NBA Finals?

Expect fireworks as Lakers and Warriors open NBA 75

Two teams balancing early-season transitions and late-season title aspirations share the national spotlight Tuesday on NBA Opening Night when the Golden State Warriors visit the Los Angeles Lakers. The duel of the only Western Conference franchises to win NBA titles since 2014 is a rematch of a historic meeting last May, when the Lakers beat the Warriors 103-100 at home in the opener of the league's first-ever play-in tournament. Fighting through blurred vision that resulted from getting poked in the eye earlier in the game, LeBron James hit the game-clinching 3-pointer in the final minute in that one, and later declared, "I was seeing three rims and shot at the middle one."

5 Big Ten men
5 Big Ten men's basketball teams earn AP Top 25 preseason ranking

Which Big Ten teams are ranked in the preseason AP Top 25 men's basketball poll?

Bucks sign guard Grayson Allen to multiyear extension
Bucks sign guard Grayson Allen to multiyear extension

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen has signed a multiyear contract extension less than 2 + months after the team acquired him from the Memphis Grizzlies. Allen joined the Bucks in an Aug. 7 trade that set guard Sam Merrill and two future second-round draft picks to Memphis. ''Grayson has made a smooth transition and he's already fit well within our system and culture,'' Bucks general manager Jon Horst said Monday in a statement.

Australian team showing interest in Dante Exum
Australian team showing interest in Dante Exum

The South East Melbourne Phoenix have opened the door for part-owner Dante Exum to join the roster, after the Australian Boomers star was waived by the Houston Rockets . "If and when Dante decides that the NBL is the right move for him, we of course ...

Timberwolves exercise team option on Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels
Timberwolves exercise team option on Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels

Shams Charania: Sources: The Minnesota Timberwolves have picked up third-year rookie scale options on Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels. Rookie option deadline is Nov. 1; Minnesota takes care of their two 2020 first-rounders (Edwards No. 1, ...

Bucks sign Grayson Allen to two-year, $20M contract extension
Bucks sign Grayson Allen to two-year, $20M contract extension

Acquired by the Bucks in a trade this summer, Grayson Allen looked like a fill-in at shooting guard while Donte DiVincenzo is sidelined.

Players who didn
Players who didn't extend and are headed to restricted free agency

Here's a look at those players that will be headed to restricted free agency in 2022 after the rookie-scale extension deadline passed.

Projecting the Warriors depth chart before the start of the 2021-22 regular season
Projecting the Warriors depth chart before the start of the 2021-22 regular season

Before the NBA season opener, Warriors Wire projected how Golden State's depth chart could look for the 2021-22 campaign.

A complete look at Wisconsin basketball
A complete look at Wisconsin basketball's 2021-22 roster

Wisconsin basketball features a new-look team in 2021-22

Tampering investigations involving Lonzo Ball, Kyle Lowry ongoing
Tampering investigations involving Lonzo Ball, Kyle Lowry ongoing

Marc Stein: NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the tampering investigations into sign-and-trades completed by Miami (Kyle Lowry) and Chicago (Lonzo Ball) are "ongoing." Source: Twitter @TheSteinLine What's the buzz on Twitter? Marc Stein @ ...

For The Win ranks the Brooklyn Nets as the NBA
For The Win ranks the Brooklyn Nets as the NBA's most watchable team

Despite not having Kyrie Irving, the Nets are ranked as the most watchable team in the league heading into the new campaign.

Knicks exercise rookie options on RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley, and Obi Toppin
Knicks exercise rookie options on RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley, and Obi Toppin

The Knicks have exercised third-year rookie options on Immanuel Quickley and Obi Toppin, and the fourth-year rookie option on RJ Barrett.

UConn men
UConn men's basketball begins season ranked in AP Top 25

It's the first time UConn has been ranked in the preseason Top 25 in five years, and they're the second highest ranked Big East team behind No. 4 Villanova.

Philadelphia 76ers starting lineup for 2021-22 NBA season​
Philadelphia 76ers starting lineup for 2021-22 NBA season​

Ben Simmons is practicing, which means its time to take a look at the Philadelphia 76ers starting five entering the 2021-22 NBA season.

UCLA
UCLA's basketball team will start the season ranked No. 2, with a chance to move up quickly

UCLA, ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press preseason poll, is scheduled to face preseason No. 1 Gonzaga on Nov. 23 in a rematch of last season's epic national semifinal.

What
What's next for the WNBA? "Expansion is on the horizon"

Which players will make big moves? Will there be a new playoff format? How far away is expansion? Here are a few ways the 2022 WNBA season could look different.

Lakers sign center Jay Huff on two-way deal
Lakers sign center Jay Huff on two-way deal

The Los Angeles Lakers signed a 7-foot, 3-point shooting center to a two-way spot.

Kahleah Copper: How a girl from North Philly helped Chicago win its first WNBA title
Kahleah Copper: How a girl from North Philly helped Chicago win its first WNBA title

After helping the Chicago Sky win its first WNBA title, 2021 WNBA Finals MVP Kahleah Copper shouted out her hometown: North Philly.

The highest-paid players from each country in NBA history
The highest-paid players from each country in NBA history

With how much money is going to player salaries at the moment, records are being set seemingly every season for his biggest contract by total money or the highest single-year salary. We decided to take a look at the financial boon for NBA players in ...

Suns don
Suns don't offer max, reportedly don't reach contract extension with Deandre Ayton

Deandre Ayton is going to be a restricted free agent next summer.

Grizzlies sign Jaren Jackson Jr to extension before deadline
Grizzlies sign Jaren Jackson Jr to extension before deadline

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Jaren Jackson Jr. to extension ahead of the NBA deadline. The Grizzlies did not disclose the terms of the deal Monday with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1018 draft. The forward-center has made 213 3-pointers and blocked 192 shots, most by an NBA player over his first 126 games.

Bradley Beal appears fine for Wizards
Bradley Beal appears fine for Wizards' season-opener after knee injury

The Wizards expect to have star guard Bradley Beal available on Wednesday in Toronto despite him leaving their last preseason game with a knee issue.

Auburn basketball ranked in preseason AP Top 25
Auburn basketball ranked in preseason AP Top 25

Auburn basketball will start the season ranked.

Bulls congratulate Sky on franchise
Bulls congratulate Sky on franchise's first WNBA championship

Bulls players and coaches were ecstatic to see the Chicago Sky bring home the franchise's first WNBA title, and now hope to emulate their success.

Texas basketball lands in the top five of the first AP Poll
Texas basketball lands in the top five of the first AP Poll

There are high expectations for Texas' basketball program under Chris Beard this season.

Gators basketball AWOL in preseason AP Top 25
Gators basketball AWOL in preseason AP Top 25

The Gators are unranked in the initial basketball AP Top 25.

Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25; UCLA, Kansas next
Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25; UCLA, Kansas next

Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball's first unbeaten national champion in 45 years.

Nets may be title contender, but can they challenge Knicks as favorite NBA team of Spike Lee, NYC fans?
Nets may be title contender, but can they challenge Knicks as favorite NBA team of Spike Lee, NYC fans?

Sure, the Nets would love to win over the NBA fanbase in New York. But their bigger goal is winning the NBA championship.

Watch Ben Simmons
Watch Ben Simmons' return to Sixers practice ahead of season opener

Against all odds Ben Simmons is back in the Sixers' practice facility with his teammates, and we got a glimpse of the strange situation on Monday. By Adam Hermann

The Week Ahead

Jared Johnson takes a look at the schedule for Week 1, identifies some potential streamers on the light days and riffs on Klay Thompson. (© Bill Streicher)

Nate McMillan hopeful Kevin Huerter gets extended
Nate McMillan hopeful Kevin Huerter gets extended

Sarah K. Spencer: Nate McMillan on Kevin Huerter, with the deadline to extend Huerter approaching: "You hope that we can get Kevin signed and extended and we can move forward, everybody can just start to focus on the season. But that's a situation ...

Spurs waiving Al-Farouq Aminu
Spurs waiving Al-Farouq Aminu

Shams Charania: The Spurs are waiving veteran forward Al-Farouq Aminu, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Source: Twitter @ShamsCharania What's the buzz on Twitter? Tom Orsborn @ tom_orsborn Spurs will waive Al-Farouq Aminu, according to The ...

Chicago Sky championship celebration to be held Tuesday: Lightfoot
Chicago Sky championship celebration to be held Tuesday: Lightfoot

The Chicago Sky championship celebration will be held on Tuesday.

Boston assessed at 11th in the NBA in The Athletic
Boston assessed at 11th in the NBA in The Athletic's first 2021-22 season power rankings

It seems there's a bit of optimism for the Celtics going into the 2021-22 NBA season.

Candace Parker celebrated Sky
Candace Parker celebrated Sky's WNBA title with her favorite take-out

Candace Parker and the Sky celebrated their historic WNBA title with one of Chicago's favorite take-out spots

Michigan basketball No. 6, Michigan State basketball just outside preseason AP Top 25
Michigan basketball No. 6, Michigan State basketball just outside preseason AP Top 25

The Big Ten has No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Michigan, No. 11 Illinois, No. 17 Ohio State and No. 21 Maryland, and Michigan State is just outside the Top 25.

2021-22 Atlantic Division preview: How will Knicks and Nets fare?
2021-22 Atlantic Division preview: How will Knicks and Nets fare?

Here is a rundown of the Atlantic division's five teams, and how the Knicks and Nets could fare.

Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson Jr. agrees to four-year, $105 million contract extension

Jaren Jackson Jr.'s four-year, $105 million extension is the third largest contract signed in Memphis Grizzlies history.

NBA players with the most points scored in a single game
NBA players with the most points scored in a single game

The NBA single-game record for points scored by a player has stood for nearly 60 years. Heres who owns it and whos come closest to breaking it.

Candace Parker
Candace Parker's Chicago Title Highlights WNBA Progress, Obstacles

Candace Parker got her storybook ending on Sunday when she brought her hometown Chicago Sky the team's first WNBA championship over the Phoenix Mercury, closing out a 3-1 Finals win with an 80-74 victory. The series, which capped the WNBA's season-long celebration of its 25th anniversary, saw record-setting attendance and spikes in viewership that bode […]

Ducks men
Ducks men's basketball No. 13 in first AP poll of the season

Oregon men's basketball begins the season as the No. 13 team in the country, according to the Associated Press.

Grizzlies signing Jaren Jackson Jr. to four-year, $105M contract extension
Grizzlies signing Jaren Jackson Jr. to four-year, $105M contract extension

The Grizzlies are slowly building around their young core.

Hall of Famer Swin Cash on being one of 25 most influential WNBA players | Game is Game
Hall of Famer Swin Cash on being one of 25 most influential WNBA players | Game is Game

Maria Marino talks with the incomparable Swin Cash, Women's basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee, about her legendary playing career and being named one of the 25 most influential players in WNBA history.


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