NBA Draft

August 07, 2019 - 6:04 pm
There are concerns about the NCAA's new requirements allowing men's basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility. The measures — which notably now include requiring agents to have a bachelor's degree — have drawn criticism from an...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, Duke's Zion Williamson, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the New Orleans Pelicans as the first pick during the NBA basketball draft, in New York. Picked No. 1 in the NBA draft. Signed his first pro contract that could be worth as much as $45 million over the next four years. Went to summer league and got hurt after nine minutes. Landed a massive endorsement deal with Jordan Brand. And now, a video game deal. Williamson has signed with 2K, he and the video-game giant announced Tuesday, July 30, 2019, and the former Duke standout will make his video-game debut in NBA 2K20 when it launches on Sept. 6.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 30, 2019 - 8:06 am
The past few weeks have been a blur to Zion Williamson. Picked No. 1 in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Signed his first pro contract that could be worth as much as $45 million over the next four years. Went to summer league and got hurt after nine minutes. Considered playing for USA...
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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left with back facing camera, greets NBA basketball New Orleans Pelicans draft picks Zion Williamson, left, Jaxson Hayes, center, and head coach Alvin Gentry during training camp at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La., Friday, July 26, 2019. With them are Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, center with back to camera, and former Saints head coach Jim Mora, right. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
July 29, 2019 - 5:15 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson's athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing NFL prospect at a handful of positions, starting with the defensive line or tight end. But Williamson is making a case for...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2019, file photo, Virginia's De'Andre Hunter, right, is greeted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected with the fourth pick overall by the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA basketball draft in New York. Hunter went No. 4 overall, taken by the Los Angeles Lakers. His rights had been traded twice, first to New Orleans as part of the Anthony Davis deal, then to Atlanta. But since neither of those trades could be closed before July 6, Hunter wore a Lakers cap on stage. Silver wants the hat game fixed. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 10, 2019 - 8:32 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants the hat game fixed. Mindful that it was awkward for draft picks this year who were selected by one team and had already been traded to another — but because of league rules, were unable to be introduced by their actual franchise for more than two...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant shoots against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, in Portland, Ore. Two people familiar with the situation say the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded forward Jerami Grant to the Denver Nuggets for a 2020 first-round draft pick. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, July 8, 2019, because the trade hasn't been approved by league officials.(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
July 08, 2019 - 3:31 pm
DENVER (AP) — Jerami Grant gives Denver another power forward who can do a little bit of everything. The Oklahoma City Thunder obtained yet another first-round pick, which allows them to do a little bit of anything. The Nuggets bolstered their front court by acquiring the 25-year-old Grant from the...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant dunks as San Antonio Spurs' Rudy Gay (22) watches during the the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio. Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA. On Sunday, June 30, 2019, they were the story of the league. They agreed to deals with superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as part of a sensational start to free agency, giving the longtime No. 2 team in New York top billing in the Big Apple. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
July 07, 2019 - 7:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The deal bringing Kevin Durant to Brooklyn is official, and he's changing his number along with his address. The Nets completed a sign-and-trade with the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, with Brooklyn landing Durant and a protected first-round pick in next year's draft for D'...
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New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) reacts during the team's NBA summer league basketball game against the New York Knicks on Friday, July 5, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)
July 06, 2019 - 7:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zion Williamson's summer league is over. The New Orleans Pelicans announced Saturday that the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft will not play any more at the Summer League in Las Vegas because of a bruised left knee. The team stressed the move is precautionary. "Zion will move...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo, Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) during the first half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Los Angeles Clippers will be landing Kawhi Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
July 06, 2019 - 6:02 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers made a huge decision. That meant Kawhi Leonard could finally make his. The Clippers will be landing Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks, a person familiar with...
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July 05, 2019 - 11:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Los Angeles Clippers will be landing Kawhi Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks. George will be traded for at least four first-round...
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Washington Wizards basketball team introduce Rui Hachimura, the team's first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft during a press conference at Capital One Arena in Washington, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 21, 2019 - 10:11 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan. Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9...
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