Two years ago, the Thunder's Kevin Durant tweeted that Kawhi Leonard was a good player who got a lot of help from the San Antonio Spurs' system. Durant recognizes the Leonard Oklahoma City is about to square off against is much more. In fact,…CLIFF BRUNT (AP Sports Writer)
Ozzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association franchise into a four-decade windfall of nearly $800 million from the NBA in what's commonly called the greatest deal in sports history, has died at age 83. Silna's younger brother…ANDREW DALTON (Associated Press)
The Atlanta Hawks had their best regular season in franchise history spoiled last year by a dismal showing against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals. Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Hawks advanced to the second round…KYLE HIGHTOWER (AP Sports Writer)
Dwyane Wade does not read the NBA's reviews of officiating in the last 2 minutes of close games, which might be a wise move in this particular case. Since March 2015, the NBA's ''Last Two Minute Report'' has provided a public report card of sorts…TIM REYNOLDS (AP Basketball Writer)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings have hired Ken Catanella as assistant general manager.