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Sources: Gregg Popovich travels to California, meets with Kawhi Leonard

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich traveled Tuesday to Southern California and met with Kawhi Leonard prior to Thursday's NBA draft, league …

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Mo Bamba stiff-arming the Grizzlies is another example of the 2018 NBA draft class wielding its power

Several prospects have withheld medical documents from or refused to workout for NBA teams. They’re picky — as they should be — with their future.<p>Mo Bamba — one of the best big men in this year’s draft class — is projected to be on the board at No. 4 overall. The Memphis Grizzlies, who pick fourth, …

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Top NBA Prospects “Openly Trying To Avoid” This NBA Team

The 2018 NBA Draft is just two days away. In the final hours before the best college basketball and overseas players get drafted, rumors are swirling.<p>…

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Anonymous NBA Scout Says He 'Wouldn't Touch' Trae Young in 2018 NBA Draft

Trae Young was one of the nation's best college players at Oklahoma and figures to hear his name called early during Thursday's NBA draft, but at least one anonymous scout wouldn't consider selecting him.<p>"He could be really damn good, but I could also see him being a backup point guard," the scout …

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Best No. 1 overall NBA Draft picks of all time

10<p>Oscar Robertson, 1960 Cincinnati Royals<p>Robertson is one of several NBA legends who dominated the league in the 1960s. In just his second year with …

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Puma Clarifies: Jay-Z Is Not Actually President of Basketball Operations

Puma made a splash Tuesday when it announced it was re-entering the basketball sneaker market for the first time in 20 years with the help of Jay-Z. …

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Officer's 'racist' posts key to Sterling Brown suit against Milwaukee police

<b>(CNN) —</b> The NBA's Sterling Brown, who was tased and arrested earlier this year after an altercation stemming from a parking violation, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Milwaukee, the police chief and the eight officers involved in his arrest.<p>Key to the suit will be one of the officers' …

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The all-time NBA draft _ the best pick from every slot

There's a definitive answer every year to the question of who is No. 1 in the NBA draft.<p>But who is the No. 1 pick of all No. 1 draft picks ever? Or No. 1 among the list of No. 2 draft picks? Those are questions that have no definitive answer, except perhaps in a handful of rare cases.<p>Here's a look …

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Stay Away! 1 Prospect Every Team Should Avoid in 2018 NBA Draft

The idiom goes, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Logically, then, one man's treasure can be another man's trash—or in this case team's.<p>Some players might prosper in the NBA, but every player doesn't have an equal chance to prosper with each team, as each team has a different risk …

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Cleveland Cavaliers Larry Nance Jr. gets married

AKRON, Ohio– Congratulations to Larry Nance Jr.!<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers power forward got married to his longtime girlfriend Hailey Pince at the …

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Who does Kelly AuCoin think the Blazers should draft?

video.other<p>NBC Sports Northwest<p>https://www.nbcsports.com/northwest/video/who-does-kelly-aucoin-think-blazers-should-draft<p>Actor Kelly AuCoin joined …

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NBA prospect Luka Doncic has sights set on Jennifer Aniston

Luka Doncic won’t know his NBA landing spot until Thursday night, but he’s got his short-term future already mapped out.<p>The 19-year-old Slovenian …

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Trae Young wants to do something that's never been done in NBA

LOS ANGELES -- He's bigger than he looks on TV, which shouldn't come as a surprise. He has been working out three times a day and force-feeding …

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Report: Jackson also refuses to work out, provide medicals to Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies could find themselves in a tricky spot when they end up on the clock Thursday night.<p>The Grizzlies own the No. 4 pick in …

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2018 NBA Draft prospect rankings: Big Board has No. 2 with more upside than presumptive No. 1 Deandre Ayton

Mohamed Bamba pushes Marvin Bagley III out of the spot behind Deandre Ayton<p>NBA teams love to draft off of ceiling, so one would assume the player …

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Luka Doncic’s fadeaway floater 3-pointer in the Liga ACB Finals is his last statement to be the NBA Draft’s top pick

This is ridiculous.<p>Luka Doncic won another championship playing for Real Madrid this season, taking the Liga ACB title four games into a best-of-five just months after winning in EuroLeague. He didn’t play his best game, only scoring eight points, but the dagger three he hit is laughable.<p>Look at …

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The Cavaliers Will Draft Trae Young

One of the biggest names in college basketball this past year was Oklahoma's Trae Young, a talent who many see as a strong Top 10 choice in this …

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Landale leads Aussie hopefuls in NBA Draft

12:10 AM GMT<p>Ask Jock Landale what he has been up to in recent weeks and the Geelong Grammar and St Mary's College graduate rattles off an impressive …

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2018 NBA Draft Profile: Duke forward Marvin Bagley III

Here's everything you need to know about top NBA Draft prospect Marvin Bagley III.

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Trae Young says Allen Iverson reached out to give NBA advice | TMZ SPORTS

Video Details<p>NBA<br>• tmz-sports<p>TMZ SPORTS on Trae Young ahead of the 2018 NBA Draft.

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Think teams have gotten smarter in the NBA draft? Think again.

In an alternate universe, where NBA draft picks more often prove prescient, Hasheem Thabeet, not James Harden, would be winning league MVP; O.J. Mayo, not Russell Westbrook, would average triple-doubles; Jonny Flynn, not Stephen Curry, would own three rings; Greg Oden, not Kevin Durant, might have …

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Lakers, Bulls And 76ers Head The NBA Teams With The Most 2018 Salary Cap Space

The NBA salary cap jumped from $70 million to $94 million ahead of the 2016-17 season, thanks to the start of the league’s $24 billion TV contract with ESPN and TNT. The result: Owners spent like drunken sailors and are now stuck with albatross contracts like those for Chandler Parsons (4 years, …

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Kings shouldn’t draft Marvin Bagley just because he wants to be there

<i>Marvin Bagley deserves some credit for his willingness to play in Sacramento. That doesn’t mean the Kings should draft him.</i><p>The Sacramento Kings are …

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Anonymous NBA Scouts on Trae Young, Luka Doncic and the Draft's Biggest Questions

With the NBA draft just a few short days away, myriad scenarios and possibilities remain, beginning at No. 2 with the the Sacramento Kings. To help …

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NBA Draft 2018: Five potential trades that make sense, including a Kawhi Leonard deal

Kawhi Leonard to Philadelphia? The No. 4 pick to the Knicks? Let's get nuts<p>The NBA Draft brings excitement not only because of the picks that are …

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Bulls Trade Rumors: Chicago Looking to Move Up to 3rd or 4th Pick in NBA Draft

The Chicago Bulls are reportedly eyeing a move up on draft night, and they could have their sights set on former Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr.<p>Citing multiple league sources, NBC Sports Chicago's Vincent Goodwill reported Tuesday that Chicago has "inquired about moving up from the seventh spot …

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NBA Draft: Why No. 28 pick will be instrumental for Warriors’ depth

OAKLAND – As they sat together and chatted, Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob and Warriors forward Draymond Green also kept their eyes fixated on the …

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Kawhi Could Convince LeBron To Come Back To Cleveland

With the NBA Draft days away and the frenzy of the NBA offseason on the cusp of beginning, Steve and Jeffrey Gorman report on the rumors that …

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Michael Jordan will still have input on Hornets draft day decisions

<b>CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) —</b> Michael Jordan hired proven general manager Mitch Kupchak this offseason to help turn around a franchise mired in mediocrity …

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2018 NBA Draft: Mikal Bridges Scouting Report and Highlights

Bridges is the latest starry product of Villanova’s player development program. He came of age in the Wildcats’ system as an interminably long …

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