Enormous raises, big expectations await some this NBA season

Basketball 09/28/18, 04:00

Miami guard Tyler Johnson has already seen what his new-and-much-improved paychecks from the Heat will look like this season.Frankly, he's still stunned."It's surreal," Johnson said.Virtually every player in the NBA is a millionaire. But a handful like Johnson, Denver's Nikola ...

Lakers loving LeBron’s leadership in 1st practice together

Sports 09/25/18, 18:40

Although the Lakers' first official practice of the LeBron James era was focused on defense and learning new terminology, they ended it with a good old-fashioned 3-point shooting contest.The Lakers' new superstar was just another teammate during the spirited back-and-forth ...

Heat, Spoelstra look at camp as extension of last season

Florida 09/25/18, 15:08

Part of Miami coach Erik Spoelstra's annual mandate to players, whether a 16-year veteran like Dwyane Wade or a second-year guy like Bam Adebayo, is to evolve.Spoelstra expects the same from himself.The Heat opened training camp on Tuesday with players ...

Pistons hope Jackson will be ready for opener

Basketball 09/24/18, 21:04

The Detroit Pistons have a new coach — and the usual amount of optimism that accompanies such a big change.What they really could use this season is a healthy point guard.The Pistons are hopeful Reggie Jackson will be ready to ...

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