Pelicans sign Bluiett to 2-way contract
Jul17

Pelicans sign Bluiett to 2-way contract

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Trevon Bluiett to a two-way contract after the rookie guard averaged 18.3 points in four NBA Summer League games. The contract, announced by the club on Tuesday, means Bluiett will spend most of the season in the developmental G League, but can be called up periodically for a total of 45 days. The 6-foot-5 Bluiett joined the Pelicans’ Summer League team after going undrafted out...

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Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games
Jul17

Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games

LAS VEGAS (AP) Here’s a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilizing a mobile app, decides to gamble that James will get those assists and rebounds in the final 12 minutes. The wager then gets made before play resumes. The NBA wants that bettor to see the best possible data. So the league is seeking to get stats out quicker than...

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Nick Wright reveals why he expects frustration early on from LeBron on Lakers
Jul16

Nick Wright reveals why he expects frustration early on from LeBron on Lakers

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NBA Summer League nears its elite 8 as tourney continues
Jul15

NBA Summer League nears its elite 8 as tourney continues

LAS VEGAS (AP) The NBA Summer League has its elite eight. The quarterfinals were set by the end of play Saturday, and include a few surprises. Philadelphia and Toronto, the two lowest seeds in the 30-team tournament, both pulled out close games Saturday to stay alive. Toronto, the No. 29 seed that was winless in the preliminary round, has put together two straight wins in the tournament and will face 12th-seeded Cleveland and rookie...

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NBA summer league recap: Bucks fall to 76ers 91-89 on late shot
Jul15

NBA summer league recap: Bucks fall to 76ers 91-89 on late shot

The Milwaukee Bucks saw their time at the Las Vegas Summer League come to an end, losing to Philadelphia 91-89 on a three-point play with 3.6 seconds remaining. The Bucks finished with a 2-3 record. Center Christian Wood finished off his strong play for Milwaukee, scoring a team-high 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting, pulling down 12 rebounds and blocking five shots. Sterling Brown pitched in with 15 points and eight rebounds. Trae Bell...

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Billups discusses front office ambitions, Pistons’ future
Jul14

Billups discusses front office ambitions, Pistons’ future

DETROIT (AP) Chauncey Billups is still eyeing the chance to run an NBA team. The former Pistons standout was back in the Detroit area Friday night as part of the BIG3 – entertainer Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league of former NBA players, which made a stop at Little Caesars Arena. Billups had talks with the Cavaliers last year but did not join their front office. When Detroit overhauled its organization this year, he seemed like a potential...

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