Point No. 1: Derrick Rose shouldn't be playing for USA Basketball in this silly world tournament that has already cost the Pacers next season and maybe the rest of the decade.

Seven people were charged Wednesday with trespassing at former Miami Heat player Ray Allen's home while his wife and four young children were asleep upstairs.

Seven teenagers accused of walking through an unlocked door at the home of former Miami Heat player Ray Allen have been charged with trespassing.

The Memphis Grizzlies will open training camp next month at the University of California San Diego, the alma mater of team owner Robert Pera.

The agent for free-agent forward Dante Cunningham says his client plans to file a civil lawsuit against the woman who accused him of domestic assault.

The Utah Jazz have signed free agent Jack Cooley.

The Heat continue to distance themselves from some of last season's roster in the wake of LeBron James' free-agency departure to Cleveland.

A trail of sand was strewn across Ray Allen's tile floor. From the family room and foyer, to the second-floor stairway, the scattered grains were the marks of seven teens who entered Allen's Tahiti Beach home in Coral Gables through a faulty back French door.

Dick Bavetta, who set an ironman streak among NBA referees, is retiring after 39 years, the league announced Tuesday.

NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment.

First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants.

He entered from the stands, swaggering into Staples Center through the crowd like a prizefighter in dress slacks, pinstripe shirt and Los Angeles Clippers cap.

Steve Ballmer's voice tends to rise without warning, often mid-thought, like a verbal volcano.

Steve Ballmer was on stage, answering questions from Los Angeles Clippers fans in a tone of voice that fell somewhere between a scream and a war chant. He talked about technology, business and tradition, but the prompt that excited him the most was the last one.

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed their second-round draft pick Jarnell Stokes to a multi-year contract.

The Oklahoma City Thunder will play a seven game preseason NBA schedule that includes games in Tulsa and in Wichita, Kansas.

Dante Cunningham has spent the last four months in limbo with a domestic assault charge hanging over his head, his home fans booing him when he took the court for the Minnesota Timberwolves and several teams in need of a power forward on the free-agent market staying away while the legal process played out.

The Memphis Grizzlies signed forward Jarnell Stokes to a multi-year contract on Monday.

The Detroit Pistons signed forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray on Monday.

The Detroit Pistons have formally announced contract agreements with forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray.

Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.

The Toronto Raptors have signed Jordan Hamilton, a swingman who played last season with Denver and Houston.

Anthony Bennett is focused on the upcoming NBA season. His uniform is completely out of his control.

The Toronto Raptors signed forward/guard Jordan Hamilton on Monday.

It wasn't long after LeBron James announced he was returning to the Cavaliers that team officials began looking at ways to reduce the load James is forced to carry. The answer delivered himself to Cleveland over the weekend.

Derrick Rose and USA Basketball traveled to New York on Sunday, setting up their base for a week of preparation that includes two more exhibition games in advance of the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

Free agent forward Shawn Marion has informed the Cavaliers he will join them next season, a league source confirmed to the Beacon Journal, fortifying a roster that is quickly becoming one of the league's best. ESPN first reported Marion's commitment to the Cavs.

Free-agent forward Shawn Marion has decided to join forces with LeBron James in Cleveland.

Shawn Marion wanted another shot at an NBA title. He'll get it playing with LeBron James.

MIAMI - A day after seven young adults entered the Coral Gables home of Miami Heat free-agent guard Ray Allen, the family and their attorney quantified the incident as more than an innocuous break in.

In most ways, Derrick Rose's job with the USA basketball team hasn't changed since Kevin Durant opted out of participating in the World Cup last week.

It's one thing for the NBA to relegate the Magic to persona non grata (no national TV love and unfavorable schedule). It's quite another for the league to perhaps take away the one club in the bag that they've used since Dwight Howard departed.

It's one thing for the NBA to relegate the Magic to persona non grata (no national TV love and unfavorable schedule). It's quite another for the league to perhaps take away the one club in the bag that they've used since Dwight Howard departed.

The Golden State Warriors announced Friday that guard Shaun Livingston underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right big toe earlier this week and is expected to be sidelined a minimum of 6-to-8 weeks.

The Utah Jazz signed point guard Dee Bost on Friday.

The U.S. national basketball team won't be making its first trip to Africa as planned later this month.

Paul George beat the odds to become an NBA star. He'll have to do it all over again to play next season.

The Sacramento Kings made history on Friday, signing massive center Sim Bhullar to a contract.

Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp.

Police say seven teenagers wanted to see how a professional basketball player lives, so they walked through an unlocked door at the home of former Miami Heat player Ray Allen.

CHICAGO - DeMarcus Cousins left USA Basketball's Thursday practice in Chicago early after banging his right knee while pursuing a loose ball with Chicagoan Anthony Davis.

USA Basketball has landed in Derrick Rose's hometown, and the Chicago Bulls' star is only thinking positive thoughts.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins hurt his right knee while colliding with a teammate during a USA Basketball National Team practice.

Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist.

Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas underwent successful arthoscopic surgery on his left wrist on Thursday and is expected to be ready for training camp.

They were at the NBA rookie symposium recently, ready to pose for a photo shoot, when it just happened. An impromptu slam-dunk contest.

Jason Collins is probably done with professional basketball. And he should be.

LOS ANGELES-When Steve Ballmer's attorney walked into Room 236 in Los Angeles Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the clerk handed him a three-page order bearing a judge's signature.

Donald Sterling's latest effort to stop the Clippers from being sold has quickly been denied by an appeals court.

LOS ANGELES-Donald Sterling has apparently given up his attempt to stop the $2-billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer on Wednesday after an appeals court rejected his latest petition.

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