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- International teams to play record nine NBA preseason games (Reuters) September 2, 2014(Reuters) - Three top international teams will visit the United States and Canada for a combined nine preseason games against nine National Basketball Association teams this October, the league said on Tuesday. The games open with reigning Euroleague champion Maccabi Tel Aviv taking on LeBron James and the hosting Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 5 followed by a visit to the Brooklyn Nets on Oct. 7. Flamengo, which plays its home games in Rio de Janeiro and won the 2014 FIBA Americas League championship, will visit the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 8, Orlando Magic on Oct. 15 and Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. ...
- Memphis Grizzlies waive guard Jamaal Franklin (The Associated Press) August 31, 2014MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Jamaal Franklin.
- Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup (The Associated Press) August 29, 2014Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. Neither are Spurs teammates Tony Parker of France and Manu Ginobili of Argentina. Plenty of big names remain, from Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving with the Americans to Spain's Gasol brothers. The veteran center is an NBA free agent at the moment but currently has a job as the man in the middle for the Philippines.
- U.S. and Spain on course for World Cup showdown (Reuters) August 27, 2014By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - A much-weakened United States should still be strong enough at least to reach the final of the 2014 basketball World Cup, which begins in Spain on Saturday. The holders, together with the hosts, will be strong favorites to reach the final of the marathon 24-nation event, while European champions France, a rejuvenated Croatia plus Brazil, Lithuania and Greece are likely to feature among the dark horses at the tournament, which runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 14. The Americans completed their build-up with Tuesday's 101-71 rout of Slovenia, one of the teams they could meet en route to the final, after emphatic wins against Brazil, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
- Source: Thunder trade Hasheem Thabeet to Sixers (Yahoo Sports) August 26, 2014OKC receives a $1.25 million trade players exception in the deal.
- Woman to Lead N.B.A. Players’ Union July 30, 2014The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts, a Washington trial lawyer, as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American pro sports union.
- Grizzlies Sign Vince Carter July 13, 2014The Memphis Grizzlies signed the eight-time All-Star Vince Carter to a multiyear deal, the club said.
- Grizzlies Retain Joerger May 28, 2014Grizzlies Coach Dave Joerger has signed a contract extension to remain in Memphis after speaking to the Minnesota Timberwolves about their vacancy.
- Joerger Staying Put as Grizzlies’ Coach May 26, 2014Dave Joerger decided to remain as the coach of the Memphis Grizzlies a day after meeting with the Minnesota Timberwolves about their head coaching vacancy, his agent, Warren LeGarie, said.
- Grizzlies Short-Handed for Game 7 May 2, 2014The Memphis Grizzlies might have all summer to think about their dismal effort Thursday night.