Basketball http://au.rd.yahoo.com/news/rss/top_stories/*http://au.news.yahoo.com/top/ en-au Copyright (c) 2014 Yahoo New Zealand. All rights reserved. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:23:21 +1200 Yahoo New Zealand Sport https://s.yimg.com/ao/i/hp/nz2/test/ynz.gif 144 36 Lin excited to join Lakers (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/24547746 Los Angeles (AFP) - Jeremy Lin said Thursday he's looking to establish himself with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he won't be trying to recreate "Linsanity" on the West Coast. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:34:44 +1200 Cavs ink top draft pick Wiggins (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/24546020 Cleveland (AFP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers signed top NBA draft pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract on Thursday, a move that means they won't be able to trade the talented teen for at least 30 days. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:37:27 +1200 Motum out to prove himself NBA-worthy (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/24544033 Brock Motum says being invited to a NBA training camp with the Utah Jazz is a great opportunity, but that won't mean anything until he makes the team. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:47:21 +1200 World Cup will help with NBA intro: Exum (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/24541511 Australian teenage basketball sensation Dante Exum says playing in next month's FIBA World Cup in Spain will help with his introduction to the NBA. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:13:23 +1200 Closing arguments scheduled in Sterling trust case (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/24540635 Los Angeles (AFP) - Donald Sterling's lawyers opted not to call Shelly Sterling as a witness in their court fight to block her sale of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and abruptly rested their case. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:05:04 +1200 Sterling files new suit amid Clippers collapse fears (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/24529258 Los Angeles (AFP) - Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling filed a new lawsuit Tuesday as testimony continued in a probate trial on the validity of a $2 billion deal to sell the NBA team. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:41:18 +1200 New Bull Bairstow chasing long stay in NBA (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/24532687 He's just realised a childhood dream by signing a NBA contract, but already Australia's Cameron Bairstow is thinking how to make a career out of it. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:26:06 +1200 Cavaliers gain salary room for possible Love deal (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/24529582 Cleveland (AFP) - A salary-dumping deal by the Cleveland Cavaliers could help the new NBA team of superstar LeBron James swing a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves for star center Kevin Love. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:08:59 +1200 New signing for Breakers (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/24519648 The NZ Breakers have boosted their roster with the off-season signing of Guam international and Southland Sharks power forward Tai Wesley Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:39:51 +1200 Bulls officially sign Aussie Bairstow (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/24517410 The Chicago Bulls have officially signed Australian power forward Cameron Bairstow after a successful stint with their NBA Summer League team. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:27:07 +1200