NBA Draft

Florida's Kerry Blackshear Jr speaks during the Southeastern Conference NCAA college basketball media day, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 16, 2019 - 3:47 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There will be plenty of new faces with an opportunity to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference now that the upperclassmen who dominated the league last year have departed. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is confident the league will remain strong, even after losing 12 of...
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Notre Dame coach Mike Brey answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
October 08, 2019 - 3:06 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey can't help but feel a bit of excitement simply by what he doesn't see around the Atlantic Coast Conference from last year. No Zion Williamson putting on a nightly one-man highlight reel. Ten players out the door as NBA first-round draft picks. And...
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
October 08, 2019 - 1:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest from ACC men's basketball media day on Tuesday (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Atlantic Coast Conference wrapped up media day with coaches and two players from each team participating in the event. Next up for the ACC will be to announce the results of its media...
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams poses for a photo with graduate transfers Justin Pierce (32) and Christian Keeling during the team's NCAA college basketball media day in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
October 02, 2019 - 2:40 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Christian Keeling and Justin Pierce know they can’t take long to adapt to new roles as graduate transfers at North Carolina. That’s because the Tar Heels need immediate help after losing their top five scorers. And while touted freshman Cole Anthony figures to take a...
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Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz shoots free throws during a voluntary NBA basketball workout at the teams practice facility, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 25, 2019 - 11:45 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It was time for the last jump shot of Markelle Fultz's workout on the Orlando Magic practice court on Wednesday. He let a 3-pointer fly from the left corner, and spun around in celebration even before the ball swished through the net. After two years of problems, he's feeling...
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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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