NBA Draft

76ers Shouldn’t Hesitate to Draft Simmons

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Purple and gold seem to suit Ben Simmons well. The 6-foot-10 forward has adorned the color combination ever since he arrived in America, establishing himself as the premier high school player in the nation during his time with Monteverde Academy then excelling during his lone season at Louisiana State. The only way he will continue to carry purple and gold on …

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Celtics Have to Be Active at Trade Deadline

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The Celtics have perfected basketball’s difficult balancing act. The team has made a nearly flawless transition from an aging team coming off a championship and little cap room into a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference. Boston is poised to secure its eighth playoff appearance in the last nine years, while also collecting the most impressive arsenal of future draft picks. …

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Draft and Stash: International Prospects Awaiting the NBA

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There are inherent risks when selecting any prospect in the NBA Draft. Those risks significantly increase when teams select players on professional contracts overseas. Sometimes there are significant repercussions for choosing international players, such as the sixth overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft Jan Vesely, being run out of the league in just three years. Vesely was dealt to …

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Turner Ready to Anchor Indiana

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Indiana has cleared the path for Myles Turner to anchor the team in the middle. The team essentially gave away center Roy Hibbert, a former All-Star and runner-up in Defensive Player of the Year voting in 2013-14, sending him to the Lakers in exchange for a future second round pick. Since the Pacers failed to qualify for the post season for the …

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Podcast: Impact Players in Las Vegas Summer League

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The NBA Summer League in 2015 has provided plenty of insight into the 2015 NBA Draft class. Numerous first year players will be receiving an opportunity to play consistent minutes their first year in the league and they have proven to be up for the challenge of playing in the league during the Las Vegas tournament. The top selections of …

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Summer League Creating NBA Roster Spots

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The NBA Summer League tournament is much more than an opportunity for the future stars of the league to gain some professional experience. July basketball is essentially a job audition for players trying to gain a place in the NBA, the NBA Developmental League or overseas. With only 450 roster positions available in the NBA, earning a place in the league is …

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Oklahoma City Wants to Win as an Organization

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The crowd in Orlando for the 2015 NBA Summer League is solely comprised of media, scouts, agents, NBA players, family members and team personnel. As the teams on the court change, the affiliations in the crowd switch, with only one constant, representatives from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Along with Oklahoma City, the six day Summer League tournament features the Magic, …

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Catching Up with Frank Kamisky

Frank Kaminsky

During his senior year at Wisconsin, Frank Kaminsky toppled a seemingly unbeatable Kentucky team, carried the Badgers to the championship game and established himself as one of the most promising prospects in the 2015 NBA Draft class. Charlotte wasted no time, selecting him with the ninth overall pick, expecting him to provide some much needed 3-point shooting while also using his 7-foot frame …

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Johnson Dominates Day Two of Summer League Play

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A move into the starting lineup gave Stanley Johnson a chance to flourish Sunday afternoon. The Pistons opted to bring the eighth overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft off the bench in his first professional appearance, but provided an immediate impact in his second outing. On the third possession of the game for the Pistons, Johnson grabbed an offensive rebound …

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Winslow Provides Immediate Impact for Miami

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It didn’t take long for Miami to figure out Justise Winslow was a special player. In his first professional appearance, with the Heat at the Orlando Summer League, Winslow lined up all over the court and found numerous ways to make an impact. The versatile forward wound up playing at four different positions during his 27 minutes on the floor …

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