NBA Draft

Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson reacts after the team won the first pick of the 2018 NBA Draft during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 15, 2018 - 9:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough was on stage moments after the NBA draft lottery ended, talking about the future of the Suns and mentioning how they had the best odds of picking No. 1 overall. And then he stopped to correct himself. "We have No. 1," McDonough said. "I've got...
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Phoenix Suns new head coach Igor Kokoskov, right, arrives with general manager Ryan McDonough to speak to the media Monday, May 14, 2018, in Phoenix. Kokoskov will oversee a vastly improved team after they compiled the worst record in the NBA last season. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 14, 2018 - 2:36 pm
Even with the conference finals going on, the NBA's eyes turn to the future this week. A future that, perhaps, will have less tanking. The draft lottery — the last before changes come next year to dissuade tanking — is Tuesday night, and then about 70 players will partake in the draft combine that...
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FILE - This 2012 file photo shows Rick Brunson. The Minnesota Timberwolves said Tuesday, May 8, 2018, that assistant coach Rick Brunson has resigned amid reports that women had accuse him of improper conduct. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 08, 2018 - 5:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Rick Brunson abruptly resigned Tuesday and the team said he had fallen short of meeting its "high standards of conduct" amid reports he had acted improperly toward women. The Timberwolves announced Brunson's resignation in a one-sentence...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 4:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on recommendations by the Commission on College Basketball to the NCAA (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says the National Association of Basketball Coaches has scheduled a conference call for Thursday so coaches can discuss the basketball's...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 3:16 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The independent...
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Elgin Baylor stands next to a statue, just unveiled, honoring the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers great, outside Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 06, 2018 - 10:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Lakers unveiled a statue of Elgin Baylor before Friday night's home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Baylor's statue became the sixth that decorates the front of Staples Center, joining Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Jerry West and Chick Hearn...
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Alabama NCAA college basketball player Collin Sexton talks with the media about heading to the NBA during a press conference in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, April 6, 2018. Sexton announced his decision and says he plans to hire an agent. A projected lottery pick, he led Alabama to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2012, thanks partly to a personal hot streak in the Southeastern Conference tournament. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)
April 06, 2018 - 11:57 am
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Collin Sexton, Alabama's dynamic freshman point guard, is heading to the NBA. Sexton announced his decision on Friday and said he plans to hire an agent. A projected lottery pick, he led Alabama to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2012, thanks partly to a personal hot...
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Villanova players watch the screen as they celebrate after the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Michigan, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. Villanova won 79-62. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 03, 2018 - 7:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Villanova players flash their fingers in a "V'' symbol to celebrate big wins. For coach Jay Wright, that's a finger for every national championship ring. Already cemented as a dominant program in college basketball, the Wildcats are flirting with putting their names on a more...
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March 30, 2018 - 9:19 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse five-star recruit Darius Bazley, who played in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday night, said he's changed his mind about college and will head to the NBA's development league. The 17-year-old Bazley, a 6-foot-9 forward from Cincinnati, posted the...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Duke's Marvin Bagley III (35) celebrates after a dunk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Durham, N.C. Bagley III is a member of the Associated Press NCAA college basketball All-America first team, announced Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)
March 28, 2018 - 6:47 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III is entering the NBA draft. Bagley announced his decision Wednesday on his verified Instagram account, saying he "learned a lot this year on and off of the court." Duke spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Bagley would "eventually" hire an agent. Bagley is...
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