NBA Draft

Podcast: The June News Cycle of the NBA

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The first pick of the 2015 NBA Draft went as expected, with Minnesota selecting Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns, then absolute chaos took over. The Lakers surprisingly selected a guard, Philadelphia chose another center with the third overall pick in the draft and the Knicks gambled their future on a 7-foot-1, 230 pound forward from Latvia. The selection will come to …

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Plenty of Intrigue Surrounding Exum

Ever since the legendary pick and roll duo of John Stockton and Karl Malone left the Jazz over a  decade ago, the team has been seeking a franchise centerpiece. For a brief time, numerous suitors seemed to fit the bill: Andrei Kirilenko, Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer, but none of them were able to sustain their success, or lead the …

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Podcast: Fantasy Winners of the Summer

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The news of Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin all declining an invitation to represent Team USA this summer has created a void in the front court as the team tries to defend its gold medal at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball starting next month. The absence of those three players could create a perfect opportunity for Sacramento …

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Las Vegas Summer League Recap

LAS VEGAS- The Wizards spent their free agency period solidifying their starting lineup. After six games in the Las Vegas Summer League, two players have made the case for being in the rotation in Washington.

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76ers Claim Summer League Title

ORLANDO- Young players hoping to making an impact in the league weren’t the only ones hoping to showcase their skills at the NBA Summer League. The seven day event also was a proving ground for referees hoping to make a jump up to the professional level.

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Rookie Duo Ready to Lead Magic

ORLANDO- Over an hour before the first game of the afternoon in Summer League competition was about to tip off, Elfirid Payton emerged to begin warming up. Seconds later, Aaron Gordon sprinted onto the court to join him. The rookie duo have been the catalysts to Orlando’s Summer League team and hope to develop together on on the Magic. 

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Orlando Summer League Recap

ORLANDO- The 76ers needed 18 months for Nerlens Noel to step back onto a basketball court, but in his summer league debut, he shined. The former Kentucky star is fully recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in Feb. 2013, and was one of the top performers over the weekend in Summer League play.

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Grading the 2014 NBA Draft

The most anticipated NBA Draft in years was relatively tame during the first hour. A year after 12 deals were made on draft night, the first trade wasn’t completed until the 11th overall selection. The answers to many questions were presented quickly. 

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Orlando Ready for Draft Night

ORLANDO- No team appears more capable of adding more chaos to an already unpredictable draft than the Magic. Not only does the team have a pair of selections withing the 2014 NBA Draft lottery, but Orlando has multiple desirable trade assets, including Arron Afflalo, Jameer Nelson (plus his expiring contract worth $8 million) and multiple young players.

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Interest in Smart Rises as Draft Nears

A return to college for his sophomore season may not have hurt the draft stock of Marcus Smart as much as expected. Following a sensational freshman season at Oklahoma State, Smart was one of the players Orlando — the team with the second overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft — was reportedly heartbroken when he decided to remain in school.

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