The former All-Star is not expected to ever play for Chicago, but Houston enticed the Bulls to accept the trade by covering some of his salary.
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Popovich, who will turn 70 this month, has won five championships since he took over as head coach in 1996, but he lost his three most critical players in recent years.
James, who has been out since Christmas Day with a groin strain, will most likely not be back in time for the Lakers’ game against the Golden State Warriors on Monday.
The prosecutors requested an international warrant and accused Kanter, who has harshly criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, of membership in a terrorist organization.
The Warriors have won three of the last four N.B.A. championships and just scored 51 points in the first quarter. And they’re getting better.
Harden’s 57 points against Memphis accounted for more than half of his team’s total helping make up for his lack of a supporting cast.
The Golden State Warriors had held McCaw’s rights until the deal, raising concerns that Cleveland was a planned pit stop en route to unrestricted free agency for McCaw.
A season of surprises has reached a turning point, with some Eastern Conference leaders facing their first real challenges, and the West bracing itself for a Warriors surge.
Coach Roy Williams endured his worst home loss in 16 seasons with the Tar Heels. Elsewhere, No. 4 Virginia improved to 15-0 and Kansas State upset No. 20 Iowa State.
Aldridge was 16 of 16 on free throws. The Spurs were 16 of 19 on 3-pointers. And Russell Westbrook had 24 assists as part of a triple-double.
U.S.A. Basketball sent Maori Davenport a check in error after she played for one of its national teams. Alabama officials ruled her ineligible. A judge ordered her back onto the court.
Joseph C. Tsai’s investment group owns 49 percent of the Nets, and now may take over one of the three founding W.N.B.A. teams still in existence.
The Lakers’ lesser lights get a chance to operate on their own.
D’Angelo Russell led the Nets with 23 points as they overcame a big early hole to get their eighth win in their last nine home games.
Enes Kanter has caused a geopolitical stir by hurling accusations at Turkey’s president and openly fretting that the country’s spies would kill him during a road game in London.
A year after sustaining a torn Achilles’ tendon, Cousins is expected to join the reigning champions latest this month during the team’s trip to Los Angeles.
At the Warriors’ request, the league will look into Cleveland’s recent signing and near-release of McCaw for possible salary cap circumvention.
Dallas works with Orreco, a company that proposes individualized remedies to combat fatigue while trying to identify increased risk for injury and illness.
The Turkish player will not travel to Europe to play the Wizards on Jan. 17, saying he fears for his safety because of his public opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.
Coach David Fizdale said every win is savored like a championship. But the Lakers were missing three key players, including LeBron James, with injuries.