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1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

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Philadelphia will hold the No. 1 pick for the second straight year. It was agreed to in principle at that point, with the last holdup being the customary league approval on the terms - which came Monday. Your browser does not support the audio element. The deal was first reported by TheVertical.com. "I think even before the lottery, we've been evaluating these kids for a couple years, and we felt like it was very close with the top handful of players, and we still feel that way", Ainge said. Read More »

Blackhawks Trade Hjalmarsson to Coyotes

Hjalmarsson, a member of three Stanley Cup championship teams with the Blackhawks, scored 23 goals and dished out 120 assists as a member of the team, and his shot-blocking prowess and hard-nosed attitude endeared him to teammates and fans alike. Read More »

Red Sox retire No. 34 for Ortiz: 'This is his (pause) city'

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Ortiz was a source of strength, delivering a heartfelt and defiant message that galvanized the city and defined the Boston Strong movement. The family of late Twins great Kirby Puckett, who Ortiz said wore the number 34 in honor of, also greeted Ortiz on the field during the ceremony. Read More »

Mayweather, McGregor announce boxing super-fight

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The fight had been pencilled in for September 16 but the mouthwatering middleweight showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez stole the same venue for that date. Welterweight Conor McGregor wanders about the octagon following his battle with Nate Diaz in their UFC 202 fight night action at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Read More »

Josh Jackson explains why he never worked out for Boston Celtics

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When asked about Minnesota, who is scheduled to pick seventh, "They can go in a couple different directions", noted Fraschilla. Talking about the possibility the Celtics and Ainge could maneuver to get him (for example, Sacramento has the fifth and 10th picks), Smith said, "I know he likes me". Read More »

Kansas' Josh Jackson, Duke's Jayson Tatum headline forwards in NBA draft

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The son of CBC coach Justin Tatum , Jayson played one season with Duke before declaring for the draft in what appears to be a strong class led by more than 10 one-and-done college players. Tatum wasn't going to Philadelphia or Los Angeles while the player Philadelphia wanted ( Markelle Fultz ) wasn't guaranteed to be available at No. 3 even if Boston took Tatum at No. Read More »

ICC introduces major changes in DRS, run out rules

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The International Cricket Council's Chief Executives' Committee on Friday (June 23) approved the Cricket Committee's recommended adoption of the majority of the recent changes to the Laws of the game. "Many of the top players' bats have edges of between 38 and 42mm but there are some which have edges up to 50 mm", the MCC had earlier said. This includes giving umpires the power to send off players from the field in response to the most serious incidents of player misconduct, such as ... Read More »

Monaco Laugh Off £89m Liverpool Bid for In-Demand Wonderkid Kylian Mbappe

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The 18-year-old forward, who burst on to the scene with the Principality club this past season, is the most coveted player in Europe at the moment. The Mirror claim Liverpool also want to be in the mix and they have now made discreet indications they would like to talk to Monaco if the player expresses an interest in moving to the Premier League . Read More »

Knicks look overseas for help with No 8 pick

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New York Knicks owner James Dolan wasn't in attendance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft - because he was across town singing in his blues-infused rock band. When reporters later asked him what he thought of the triangle offense, he said: "It's a good system with a lot of rules and placement". He played for Strasbourg this season in the French League, helping take the team to the decisive game of the league's final. Read More »

Fultz the No.1 pick for 76ers in National Basketball Association draft

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) dribbles the ball against Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) during the second half at the United Center. Meanwhile, given the fact that Fultz has the potential to be a combo guard at the National Basketball Association level, he is an ideal fit to play alongside Ben Simmons . Read More »

Lakers Select Lonzo Ball With No. 2 Overall Pick In NBA Draft

The Lakers haven't made the NBA Playoffs since 2013, a once inconceivable thought for a franchise with the second most championships (16) and most finals appearances (31) in NBA history. If they can send him along with his contract elsewhere, the Lakers will be able to sign two max deals. He's always been there. " Lonzo , just leave me one or two records, okay?" Does he expect his father to keep a lower profile? It's fun to me and I know it's going to be fun here. Read More »

NBA Draft Preview: A Last Minute Mock Draft Roundtable

For years the Celtics have stocked up on draft picks and a roster full of quality players. "I've been seeing a lot of insane things". Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen (7.5), Kentucky shooting guard Malik Monk (8), N.C. With the recent deal between the 76ers and the Celtics, acoording to Jon Wolfond, Ainge said "the phones have been ringing" since. The 2017 NBA Draft won't get interesting until the Celtics go on the clock with the third overall pick. Read More »

Lakers draft Lonzo Ball second overall in 2017

In fact, he guaranteed that the Lakers will "make the playoffs" during his son's rookie season. "That's the goal", Lonzo said when asked about his father's comments. Will Lonzo Ball , of Chino Hills and UCLA , be the pick or do Magic Johnson and the Lakers have their eyes on another prospect? However, Walton also said that he knows what that bullseye feels like since his father, NBA Hall of Fame star Bill Walton, put a bullseye on his own back and things turned out well. Read More »

LaVar Ball booed leaving NBA Draft, tosses hat to fans

But what I needed was a leader. Ford does bring up the possibility that the Lakers could trade the second overall pick for Paul George. With his son Lonzo on the brink of being a projected top three Draft selection tonight, his outspoken dad had one more boast to make and he did so while walking down the street in New York City. Read More »

Jim Butler Traded for Blockbuster Deal in Timberwolves

I can't say I didn't do that. Saw that with the Bulls in the early 2000s. It gives us real flexibility with our roster. "I think once we saw the players that were out there, we weighed that against using the pick and that wasn't an easy decision either". Read More »

NBA Draft 2017 Analysis: Top ten

It was fun watching the confetti rain down as Sixers fans at an outdoor draft party cheered raucously as Fultz's name was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as the No. It was not a good night in the Windy City. "Just want to get on the court". "He just said guys that are my size and are versatile offensively and defensively, it's hard not to play those guys". Read More »

Celtics trade the top draft pick to Philadelphia

Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games during his lone college season at Washington, excelling on a team that finished 9-22 and lost its final 13 games. "This is a tremendous night for the Sixers and our great fans". Ainge was able to poker-hand his way to getting three first-round picks by only going down two slots in the draft, once again proving that there's much more flexibility when a team isn't in need of talent. Read More »

What they're saying about Knicks' first-round pick

More and more the emotion started to come into my head and into my body, and when I heard my name, it was just great. "I like (the) size of this young man". "I think he's a good fit for us". According to ESPN's Chad Ford , Ntilikina's coach at Strasbourg, Vincent Collet, will coach with the Dallas Mavericks' Summer League squad. Read More »

Markelle Fultz Wearing Shoes Made Out Of Basketballs For NBA Draft

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The best collegiate players and worldwide talents will be sifted through by countless talent evaluators, while weeks of pre-draft analysis will culminate with the offseason's most anticipated event thus far. In fact, Fultz's #DraftDay shoes are so exclusive that they're one of a kind and have been crafted out of actual basketballs, an idea that he came up with himself. Read More »

Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

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Answer: They can't. But the team did give the beloved slugger the ultimate honor Friday night at Fenway Park, retiring his No. 34 before Boston's game against the Angels . "But I never thought about having my number up there", he said. What he said next revealed Ortiz' desire to be a Red Sox legend. "And finally, I want to thank you guys, the fans", he said. Read More »

Wiseass At NBA Draft Shouts Out Picks Right Before They're Announced

Which star players are moved, and where they go, will impact both the top of the draft and the top prospects, such as UCLA guard Lonzo Ball and Kansas forward Josh Jackson . If the order in the 2017 draft doesn't change, it will mark the first time in National Basketball Association history that the same three teams pick in the same order in consecutive drafts. Read More »

Danny Ainge: Player We Want Will be Available at No. 3

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FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, University of California Los Angeles guard Lonzo Ball takes questions from the media after a closed Los Angeles Lakes pre-draft workout in El Segundo, Calif. 1 has the greatest odds of producing franchise-level talent, and we are confident that this year's draft class has that very potential", Colangelo said. Read More »