NBA Draft

Brian Bowen smiles as he speaks with the media at the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 17, 2019 - 1:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA. Consider the combine this week one important stop. "People know the situation. People know what happened, obviously," he said. "They don't really harp on that...
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Cameron Reddish from Duke, speaks with the media at the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago, Thursday, May. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 16, 2019 - 2:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the NBA draft combine (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Though he is thrilled for Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett, Cam Reddish acknowledges he has a bit a chip on his shoulder. That's because the talented forward from Duke figures to wait a little longer than his teammates...
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May 16, 2019 - 11:31 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Ja Morant is not taking part in the games portion of the draft combine that opens Thursday. That's not uncommon for players who are expected to be among the top picks in the NBA draft, and it's widely projected already that the former Murray State guard could go No. 2 overall in the...
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David Griffin, New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, gets a hug from head coach Alvin Gentry after it was announced that their team had won the first pick during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)
May 15, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the NBA city most familiar with "gris-gris," folks see no small measure of poetic justice in the fact that their team will dictate the fate of a coveted prospect named Zion. Mystical explanations aside, the Pelicans are in the driver's seat now — but say they're in no hurry to...
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FILE- In this March 22, 2019 file photo, Central Florida center Tacko Fall (24) is fouled by VCU guard Mike'L Simms, right, during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Columbia, S.C. The NBA has picked 11 players from the G League Elite Camp to stay for the NBA draft combine that starts Thursday, May 16. Fall, Florida State's Terance Mann, Miami's Dewan Hernandez, Syracuse's Oshae Brissett, Nevada's Cody Martin, Tulsa's DaQuan Jeffries, Auburn's Jared Harper, Iowa's Tyler Cook, Iowa State's Marial Shayok, Mississippi State's Reggie Perry and Ole Miss' Terence Davis were invited Wednesday, May 15 to stay. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
May 15, 2019 - 10:33 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Tacko Fall will be the biggest player at the NBA's draft combine. He's also among the biggest underdogs. The 7-foot-6 center from UCF already has the first win of his pro career. He's among 11 players who were picked from the G League Elite Camp held earlier this week for a spot in...
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David Griffin, New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations, holds up placards after it was announced that the Pelicans had won the first pick during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)
May 14, 2019 - 7:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans. That may be changing very soon. The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds Tuesday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting the former Duke star next month — and potentially pairing him with...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson speaks with the news media in the locker room after an NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game against Michigan State in Washington. Williamson's immediate future is likely to be decided by the bounce of 14 ping-pong balls. The NBA draft lottery is Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Chicago, where some team will be awarded the No. 1 pick in the June 20 draft _ and, presumably, the chance to grab Williamson with that selection. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)
May 13, 2019 - 10:33 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson's immediate future is likely to be decided by the bounce of 14 pingpong balls. The NBA draft lottery is Tuesday night in Chicago, where some team will be awarded the No. 1 pick in the June 20 draft — and, presumably, the chance to grab Williamson with that selection...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, then-Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. The Phoenix Suns announced Friday, May 3, 2019, they have hired Williams as their new coach, replacing Igor Kokoskov, who was fired last week after one disappointing season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 03, 2019 - 8:44 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns are looking for stability after their previous coach lasted just one season. They hope Monty Williams is the man to lead their turnaround. The Suns announced Friday that they had come to terms with Williams, a former head coach and a current assistant in Philadelphia...
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Texas Tech coach Chris Beard, left, talks about Jarrett Culver, right, who declared to enter the NBA basketball draft during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 11:04 am
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has made Chris Beard one of the nation's top-paid coaches in college basketball after he led the Red Raiders to their first national championship game. Beard, the AP national coach of the year, got a new contract Monday that will pay him an average of $4.575 million...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson warms up before the start of an NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game against Michigan State, in Washington. The player widely projected to be the NBA draft’s top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help recruiting him. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke before entering the draft scheduled for June. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 25, 2019 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial Thursday as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help from an aspiring agent. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke...
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