NBA Draft

National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media during All-Star basketball game festivities, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 17, 2018 - 9:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league's players and referees are on their way to forging an improved relationship. In his state-of-the-league news conference before the All-Star Saturday festivities at Staples Center, Silver said the NBA "should be playing a very...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz dribbles during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. Fultz, the top overall pick in last year's NBA draft, may not play again this season as he deals with a right shoulder injury. Fultz played the 76ers' first four games of the season but has been sidelined since. Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, before the team plays the New Orleans Pelicans that Fultz is progressing in his recovery but with uncertainty. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
February 09, 2018 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Markelle Fultz, the top overall pick in last year's NBA draft, may not play again this season as he deals with a right shoulder injury and works on his shot. Fultz played the 76ers' first four games of the season but has been sidelined since. Sixers president of basketball...
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FILE- In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, left, defends against Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago. A person familiar with the decision says the New Orleans Pelicans have acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen, and a future first-round pick. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, because neither team has announced the trade. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)
February 01, 2018 - 6:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen, and a first-round pick. The trade, announced by both teams late Thursday afternoon, comes less than a week...
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Chicago Bulls' David Nwaba (11) steals the ball from Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) as Lauri Markkanen also defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Warriors won 119-112. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
January 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Team LeBron against Team Stephen is the NBA's new All-Star matchup. LeBron James and Stephen Curry will go head-to-head again, this time as captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game. James and Curry received the most votes from fans in their conferences Thursday...
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September 28, 2017 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners passed rules Thursday designed to prevent healthy players from sitting out games, and teams from losing games on purpose to improve their draft position. Under the new draft lottery rules, the teams with the three worst records will all have 14 percent odds to land the No...
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Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball holds up the trophy for the most valuable player in the NBA summer league, before the team's basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 18, 2017 - 1:09 am
The depth and quality of the 2017 NBA draft had teams tanking at the end of the regular season in hopes of vaulting into the top three picks. With the huge caveat being that it was only summer league action, those at the top of the draft made quite a first impression. Summer league play ended on...
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Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball holds up the trophy for the most valuable player in the NBA summer league, before the team's basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 18, 2017 - 12:21 am
The depth and quality of the 2017 NBA draft had teams tanking at the end of the regular season in hopes of vaulting into the top three picks. With the huge caveat being that it was only summer league action, those at the top of the draft made quite a first impression. Summer league play ended on...
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Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball holds up the trophy for the most valuable player in the NBA summer league, before the team's basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 18, 2017 - 12:12 am
The depth and quality of the 2017 NBA draft had teams tanking at the end of the regular season in hopes of vaulting into the top three picks. With the huge caveat being that it was only summer league action, those at the top of the draft made quite a first impression. Summer league play ended on...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2016, file photo, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson answers questions during a news conference at the team's training facility in Greenburgh, N.Y. The Knicks and Jackson parted ways Wednesday morning, June 28, 2017, ending a three-year tenure that saw plenty of tumult and not a single playoff appearance. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
June 28, 2017 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Jackson wanted to trade Carmelo Anthony and wouldn't rule out dealing Kristaps Porzingis. Turns out, Jackson is the one leaving. Jackson is out as New York Knicks president after he oversaw one of the worst eras in team history, with the team saying in a statement Wednesday...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, center, father of Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball, listens to his son during the NBA basketball team's news conference in El Segundo, Calif. LaVar and Lonzo appeared on "WWE Raw" June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 27, 2017 - 12:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LaVar Ball has brought his Big Baller Brand from the basketball court to the wrestling ring. The outspoken father of NBA draft No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball showed up with the newly minted Los Angeles Laker and another son, 15-year-old LaMelo, for a live segment on Monday's "WWE Raw" at...
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