NBA Draft

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, center right, holds Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 10:36 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to open next week's draft by announcing that Zion Williamson is the No. 1 overall selection headed to New Orleans. And four months after that, Silver will be in Toronto on opening night to help the Raptors hand out championship rings...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, Murray State guard Ja Morant (12) works around Auburn guard Bryce Brown (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Auburn, Ala. Morant, Darius Garland and Coby White make up a clear top tier of point guards in next week’s NBA draft. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
June 14, 2019 - 9:53 am
Ja Morant, Darius Garland and Coby White make up a clear top tier of point guards in next week's NBA draft, though one has barely played in the past year. Morant was an NCAA Tournament star for Murray State, while White blossomed into a one-and-done talent driving North Carolina's fast-paced attack...
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June 13, 2019 - 7:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Duke star Zion Williamson is suing to terminate his contract with a sports marketing company, saying the agency violated the state's sports agent law. A lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro says the star player should be allowed to void his...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, file photo, Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference before an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the timing of next week’s NBA draft won’t necessarily raise urgency to trade disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis. The Pelicans have the first overall pick in the June 20 NBA draft and likely could acquire more high picks by dealing Davis by then.. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
June 11, 2019 - 3:06 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said Tuesday that the timing of next week's NBA draft won't necessarily raise urgency to deal away disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis. "I'm open-minded," Griffin said while introducing new front office hire Swin Cash...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2019, file photo, Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson (34) reaches for a rebound between Iowa State's Cameron Lard (2) and Marial Shayok (3) during the second half of a first round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Tulsa, Okla. Wesson's decision to return could make Ohio State a top-10 team next season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
May 30, 2019 - 1:30 pm
Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett all remained in the NBA draft through the withdrawal deadline. No surprise there, nor for several other players expected to go in the first round. Numerous other players faced difficult decisions on Wednesday, though, and the outcome of those could have a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 15, 2018, file photo, Stephen F. Austin guard Kevon Harris (1) reacts after losing to Texas Tech during the first-round game at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Dallas. The rule adopted by the NCAA amid the college basketball scandal and that is designed to help players explore their pro potential and still return to school surprisingly applies only to Division I players. An agent helped Harris get feedback on his game before he withdrew from the draft to return to school. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
May 29, 2019 - 1:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on underclassmen who hired an agent before entering the NBA draft (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Several college basketball players from lower divisions are among the 233 early entrants in the NBA draft. Six players from Division II and one from Division III declared...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 10, 2018, file photo, then-Marshall guard Phil Bledsoe (32) and the Marshall bench react to a 3-point shot against Western Kentucky during the second half of the NCAA Conference USA basketball championship game in Frisco, Texas. Confusion over the new rule allowing college basketball players to sign with agents has led to uncertainty for Bledsoe, now at Division II Glenville State in West Virginia. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
May 29, 2019 - 12:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The new NCAA rule designed to help players explore their NBA draft potential by allowing them to sign with an agent and still return to school surprisingly doesn't apply to all college players. It was a stunning revelation for Phil Bledsoe from tiny Division II Glenville State...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, right, points to teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech in Lawrence, Kan. De Sousa will be eligible to play next season after the NCAA's reinstatement committee agreed Friday with an appeal filed by the school. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
May 24, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa finally got some good news from the NCAA on Friday. His education and career had been in limbo after the organization ruled in February that De Sousa was ineligible this past season and next season. But after the school appealed what it considered overly harsh...
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Phoenix Suns new NBA basketball head coach Monty Williams speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 22, 2019 - 7:15 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM...
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May 17, 2019 - 3:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA has banned Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans at least two years for violating the league's anti-drug policy. The league announced that Evans had been dismissed and disqualified on Friday. He can apply for reinstatement in 2021. Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard...
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