WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards added scoring punch to their bench on the eve of the trade deadline, acquiring swingman Bojan Bogdanovic from the Brooklyn Nets.
Washington also got forward Chris McCullough in the deal and sent a lottery-protected 2017 first-round pick, Marcus Thornton and Andrew Nicholson to Brooklyn. The Wizards announced the trade Wednesday night.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected.
The New Orleans Pelicans' newest All-Star maintained Wednesday that he liked Sacramento and initially wasn't happy about being traded Sunday night, but added he'd become frustrated waiting through six-plus losing seasons for the Kings to add more elite players.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau said the team will continue to talk to teams about possible trades ahead of Thursday's deadline, but he didn't see a deal that makes sense for them "at this point."
The Timberwolves returned to work on Wednesday evening after the All-Star break in hopes of mounting a push for the playoffs. The Wolves are 13th in the Western Conference, but only 3 1/2 games behind Denver for the eighth seed.
BEIJING (AP) Yao Ming has moved into management in a bid to hasten China's basketball development.
The Chinese Basketball Association voted unanimously to appoint former Houston Rockets star as its president on Thursday, in a step toward reform for an organization which has in past been led by government bureaucrats.