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I don't think they play as hard as I do. With the seventh pick the Minnesota Timberwolves claimed Lauri Markkanen of Finland , who played college ball at Arizona , but the Finn will be headed to Chicago as part of a big trade for All-Star guard Jimmy Butler . Read More »

Twitter user predicted in 2013 Lakers would draft Lonzo Ball in 2017

Some Laker fans are very concerned about how much of a distraction that Lavar Ball will be to the team. "The way the point guards have evolved in the league I think I definitely fit that mold where I can score the ball , I can get people involved, I can lead the team, kind of that combo guard for sure". Read More »

Fleury picked up by Vegas in Wednesday's expansion draft

In a lot of cases, teams gave up draft picks to prevent certain players from being chosen. Two-time reigning Conn Smythe Trophy victor Sidney Crosby led the Penguins to series victories over the Columbus Blue Jackets , Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators before a six-game triumph over the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final. Read More »

76ers take Fultz No. 1; Ball to Lakers next

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Markelle Fultz , Lonzo Ball and De'Aaron Fox are just a few of the prospects who expect to hear their names called early Thursday night at Barclays Center. Washington has now had six players drafted in the first round in as many years. Ball averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and 6 rebounds per game last season at UCLA, and his outspoken father has proclaimed him the next Michael Jordan. Read More »

Capitals re-sign TJ Oshie to $46 million, 8-year deal

Oshie had a stellar season playing on the first line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in 2016-17, scoring a career-high 33 goals. Since the move, he has set new career highs in goals scored each of the past two years, netting 26 goals in 2015-16 and 33 this past year. Read More »

Oilers sign defenceman Kris Russell to 4-year contract extension

That comes out to a salary cap hit of $4 million per season. The new contract is reported to include a modified no-trade clause in its third and fourth years. He went on to play 68 games and record 13 points. "I just have a feeling - I think we all have a feeling - with some of these young kids and the bright futures they have", said Russell. Read More »

It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

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Forwards Josh Jackson of Kansas and Jayson Tatum of Duke are two players frequently mentioned as possibilities at the No. 3 spot, and Celtics president Danny Ainge said Boston could get the player there they might have taken at No. Lessort, who is 6-9, 250 pounds, averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks for Nanterre of the France Pro-A League, according to Camerato. Read More »

Newcastle Keeping Tabs on Middlesbrough Defender Who Continues to Push for Exit

And is that which is making Gibson want to leave Teesside. It is claimed that Gibson is still set on leaving his boyhood club this summer, despite Garry Monk's attempts to keep him at the Riverside. If Gibson can be bought for close to £20m it would represent great value in the current market- and send at least one Boro fan into a deep depression. Read More »

76ers tab Fultz with No. 1 pick of National Basketball Association draft

After missing the first eight games of the year with a left foot sprain, the 6-foot-9 forward turned into an elite scorer in his lone season of college, averaging 16.8 points per game. of North Carolina State and French product Frank Ntilikina. Before Sacramento used its second top-10 selection, Dallas made North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith the ninth pick. Read More »

Jayson Tatum Goes 3rd Overall To Celtics

Tatum spent one year playing for the Duke Blue Devils and was regarded as one of the top players in his recruiting class. Tatum finished his freshman season averaging nearly 17 points a games and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-freshman team. Read More »

Timberwolves Deal For All Star

But without Butler, the Bulls' direction is to be determined. Butler also thanked the Bulls for picking him in the 2011 NBA Draft . ESPN ranked Butler third behind only LeBron James and Steph Curry in wins he was responsible for last season. Read More »

Celtics Select Duke Forward Jayson Tatum with 3rd Pick in NBA Dr

Anunoby's muscular frame and 7-6 wingspan will allow him to play both forward spots and occasionally as a small-ball center in the National Basketball Association and his fluid body movements give him defensive versatility. "This has been a life long dream of mine and I just want to take advantage of it". "A fairly crafty, athletic finisher with nice footwork around the basket, Jackson shot a well above average 57% in finishing situations in the half court, converted 48% of the floaters he ... Read More »

Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves in blockbuster deal

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But Butler has never played with a talent like Towns. In return, the Wolves got Butler, who is still under contract for several years, and the No. 16 pick which was used on Creighton center Justin Patton . He's entering his prime, and he makes less than $20 million the next two years before an option for 2019-20. He shot 44.0 percent from mid-range, the 25th best mark among 70 players who attempted at least 200 mid-range shots last season . Read More »

Duke's Tatum goes No. 3 to Celtics

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Markelle Fultz became the first UW player to be selected first in the NBA Draft . Check back for updates as the National Basketball Association draft continues as of posting time. Tatum is capable of heating up from the perimeter, knocking down six 3-pointers to carry Duke past Virginia Feb. 15, but will need to develop more consistency with his jump shot and was most effective attacking the basket. Read More »

NBA Draft round-up: Philadelphia 76ers take Markelle Fultz with No 1 pick

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Markelle Fultz walks on stage with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on Friday in New York City. "My dad loved him and loved the way the Lakers played". He told Kimmel Thursday that he's going to take care of his family with his new National Basketball Association deal. Read More »

CT 2017: India restrict Proteas to low total

After their slow start, Amla and De Kock began to tick over, only for the former to edge into MS Dhoni's gloves off the bowling of the recalled Ravi Ashwin in the 18th over. Dhawan sent a More Morkel delivery over the same boundary in the next over before a Phehlukwayo misfield allowed the Indian opener to add another four runs. Read More »

Raptors select OG Anunoby with 23rd overall pick

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His college career was cut short when he tore his ACL in January. He recorded at least one block or one steal in all 16 of his games played. Scouts touted Anunoby's strength on the defensive end, and his ability to guard four positions. The 19-year-old - who was raised in Jefferson City, Missouri - becomes the highest drafted English-born player with Joel Freeland previously taken as the 30th pick by Portland in 2006. Read More »

Marin Cilic into Queen's tennis quarters

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Kokkinakis, who dispatched Raonic - last year's runner-up at Wimbledon and Queen's - also in straight sets, was beaten by Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation 6-2, 6-2. "I'm playing really well on grass", said Cilic after his win. Thompson, ranked a lowly 90th, was the talk of the tennis world after his astonishing straight-sets victory over world number one and Wimbledon champion Murray. Read More »

Bottas keen for long-term Mercedes deal

It led to a chaotic conclusion as a number of drivers - including both Vettel and Hamilton - attempted to improve on their time. "The dream for a lot of sportsmen and women is going out at the top", Hamilton said. "The vehicle runs in different states during a race, so I put in the various modes to go as fast as the auto allowed so that I could give them a lot of information from that maxed lap to help them set the auto up for the next race", Formula One's official website quoted ... Read More »

Celtics swing big with Jayson Tatum, who gives them something new

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Washington's Markelle Fultz , wearing basketball-themed shoes, poses for photos on the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. Fox ended up in the same state as Ball, whom he outplayed when Kentucky ousted UCLA in the NCAA Tournament. Ainge, who played for the Sacramento Kings (1989-1990), acknowledged he wasn't thrilled to make the long trip and not get to see Jackson workout. Read More »

Boston Red Sox place third baseman Pablo Sandoval on disabled list

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This is also Sandoval's second trip to the disabled list this season in what's become the borderline norm for him, as he missed 32 games earlier this season with a right knee sprain suffered in April. In addition to the Sandoval news, Boston has optioned pitcher Austin Maddox to Triple-A Pawtucket, with infielder Deven Marrero and first baseman Sam Travis being recalled from Pawtucket. Read More »

Lakers Luke Walton responds to playoff comments from LaVar Ball

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On Thursday, Lakers president of basketball operations Earvin "Magic" Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka put the call in to Ball about three minutes before the pick went live, and Ball's dream became a reality. "He's going to do what he does and we're going to do what we do and we're going to get after it here". Tina Ball recently sufferred a stroke. Come see me when he does. Read More »