Category Archives: Around the NBA

NBA Referee Donaghy under Investigation

The FBI is investigating veteran NBA referee Tim Donaghy for allegedly betting thousands of dollars on games he worked the past two seasons and possibly unduly influencing their outcome. An NBA assistant coach who spoke Friday on the condition of

Steve Francis returns Home

Steve Francis will come back to Houston where he began his NBA career. Francis signed a two-year deal Thursday. He was a three-time All-Star with the Rockets before getting traded to Orlando after the 2003-04 season. Francis passed on better

Fisher to sign with Lakers

Derek Fisher has agreed to a three-year, $14-million contract with the L.A. Lakers. The only snag would be if another team is willing to pay the remainder of his Utah contract, three years and almost $21 million. If Fisher clears

Pippen with Advice to Yi

NBA legend Scottie Pippen has urged Yi Jianlian to end his standoff with the Milwaukee Bucks and sign with the team that selected him as the sixth pick in this year’s draft. Pippen told Yi to look at the decision

Salary Cap Is Set for the 2007-08 season

The salary cap for the 2007-08 NBA season will be set at $55,630,000. The mid-level exception for over-the-cap teams is $5,356,000, and the luxury tax threshold will be $67,865,000. What does that mean for the Cavaliers: The Cavaliers currently have

Jury awards $260,000 in Iverson Verdict

A federal jury awarded $260,000 yesterday to one of two men who sued NBA star Allen Iverson after they said they were beaten by his entourage at a Washington nightclub in 2005. The attacks, they said, followed their refusal to

Antoine Walker robbed in Home

Miami Heat basketball player Antoine Walker was tied up and robbed at gunpoint in his Chicago home Monday evening, his mother and his agent said. Three people were in the house at the time of the robbery and a vehicle,

Nocioni Re-signs With Bulls

Andres Nocioni agreed to a five-year deal with a team option for a sixth year to return to the Chicago Bulls, ESPN reported. “He’s glad to be back,” George Bass, Nocioni’s agent, said Friday. “We’ve been very aggressively working on