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Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Pelicans Could Pursue Myles Turner Via Trade In 2021 Offseason

The New Orleans Pelicans are one of the rebuilding teams that are expected to try speeding up their timeline in the 2021 offseason. With the improvements shown by Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, the Pelicans could be planning to make moves that could turn them into a legitimate playoff contender in the loaded Western Conference next season.Having a plethora of young players and future draft assets, the Pelicans would be in a strong position to engage in a blockbuster deal this summer.Pelicans Could Target Myles TurnerOne of the ideal trade targets for the Pelicans in the 2021 offseason is...

Orlando Magic Daily

Orlando Magic Rookie Review: R.J. Hampton Then and Now

R.J. Hampton came out of high school with one of the best mixtapes and NBA bounce. After playing a year with the New Zealand Breakers, where he showed enough to get him drafted in the first round, he finds himself now with a rebuilding Orlando Magic. We profiled Hampton before the 2020 draft and the […] Orlando Magic Rookie Review: R.J. Hampton Then and Now - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily - An Orlando Magic Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NESN.com

Brad Stevens Provides Insight Into Celtics’ Plan With Jabari Parker

The Boston Celtics have a plan for newly-signed Jabari Parker. Parker and the Celtics agreed to a two-year deal Friday night. Boston is Parker’s sixth team in as many seasons, which points to his failure to meet the expectations that come with being the No. 2 selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, but he presents […] The post Brad Stevens Provides Insight Into Celtics’ Plan With Jabari Parker appeared first on NESN.com.

Daily Knicks

3 Post Trade Deadline Questions For The Knicks

Heading into the trade deadline this season, team president Leon Rose left Knicks fans wondering what he will do with the abundance of cap room and draft capital that they have. Unfortunately, while many fans wanted a significant move at the deadline, Rose decided to stay put with the current team and reassess in the […] 3 Post Trade Deadline Questions For The Knicks - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Sixer Sense

Sixers’ Rookie Report: Tyrese Maxey bounced back

In terms of actual news, the wasn’t too much surrounding the Sixers rookies. There was, however, one of the Philadelphia 76ers rookies who did step up in a big way after struggling to do so in the previous week. 21st pick, 2020 draft Tyrese Maxey was the rookie who stepped up for the 76ers. With […] Sixers’ Rookie Report: Tyrese Maxey bounced back - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Tim Cowlishaw: Will major WNBA draft haul put Wings on the Dallas-Forth Worth sports scoreboard?

I'm trying to ponder the damage the Mavericks might do if they ever owned the first two picks in the NBA draft. Don't even consider what it would be like if the Cowboys held the first two picks, the non-stop draft talk would make your head explode.

ClutchPoints

3 reasons Jalen Green should actually be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

Jalen Green was the highest-ranked prospect in high school coming into this season and, in many ways, he has lived up to that hype. Green really impressed with his time at the G-League Ignite. He is one of if not the, best athlete in the Draft and his ability puts him in contention for the […] The post 3 reasons Jalen Green should actually be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rankin column: Where does Steve Nash rank among 1996 NBA draft class?

Steve Nash's a Hall of Famer, two-time NBA MVP, but Kobe Bryant is best from 1996 draft class. So where does Nash rank in arguably the best class ever?       

Hoops Habit

Miami Heat: Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra aren’t on the same page

Miami Heat president of basketball operations Pat Riley has previously stated that he is always trying to win a championship. Riley told Ethan J. Skolnick in 2015 that he would be miserable if his team had to rebuild thru the draft for multiple seasons: “For me, it’s not through the draft, because lottery picks are […] Miami Heat: Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra aren’t on the same page - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Dunking with Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the history of the next pick, Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of the series examining the Minnesota Timberwolves‘ draft history in light of the selections made immediately after the Wolves’ picks. Throughout franchise history, the Wolves have had an inordinate amount of misfortune regarding the players picked one after Minnesota. For the entire explanation and criteria, check out Part One. When it […] The Minnesota Timberwolves and the history of the next pick, Part Two - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Zach LaVine Could Test Free Agency Waters In 2022

Since the 2020 offseason, rumors have been continuously swirling around All-Star shooting guard Zach LaVine and his future with the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls tried to end the trade speculations surrounding LaVine by engaging in a blockbuster deal before the 2021 trade deadline. To show everyone in the league that they are serious about building a title-contending team around LaVine, they sacrificed multiple future draft assets to bring Nikola Vucevic to Windy City.After the successful acquisition of Vucevic, most people are expecting the Bulls to offer LaVine a massive contract extension in...

Hoops Habit

Boston Celtics: Signing Jabari Parker to a contract is an upside deal

The wing position has been the weakest link for the Boston Celtics all season. In recognizing that, the Celtics have brought in Jabari Parker, the former second overall draft pick in 2014. Boston is hoping that Parker can provide what they’ve been missing most from the wing position this season; both size and scoring. The […] Boston Celtics: Signing Jabari Parker to a contract is an upside deal - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

ClutchPoints

Mavs’ Luka Doncic welcomes top WNBA draft pick Charli Collier to Dallas

Luka Doncic gave a warm welcome to Dallas’ new basketball star, Charli Collier. Shortly after the Dallas Wings selected Colier first overall in the 2021 WNBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks superstar rolled out the red carpet for her arrival in the Big D. welcome to Dallas! https://t.co/f6sDPuMOH7 — Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) April 16, 2021 The […] The post Mavs’ Luka Doncic welcomes top WNBA draft pick Charli Collier to Dallas appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NetsDaily

Liberty take UCLA wing with No. 6 pick, shore up defense

Photo by Ethan Miller/ The Liberty continued their off-season makeover Thursday night by taking UCLA wing Michaela Onyenwere with the No. 6 pick in the WNBA. The 6’0” Colorado native was one of four picks the Libs selected. Rather than go for need, and draft a big, the Liberty went with who they believed was the best player available ... and made defense their priority throughout the Draft. Onyenwere is seen as a plus defender and a hyper athlete. Her father, Peter, competed in the Olympics in track and field for Nigeria and at the University of Missouri, but the...

ClutchPoints

3 reasons Evan Mobley should actually be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

Cade Cunningham has been the near-consensus number one overall pick in the NBA since before the NCAA season even started. However, throughout the season, USC’s Evan Mobley made the case that he belongs in the conversation with Cade. Mobley is a fascinating two-way talent. He is a seven-footer with smooth hips defensively, long arms, incredible […] The post 3 reasons Evan Mobley should actually be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

BT Powerhouse

Isaiah Livers Declares For 2021 NBA Draft

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports The Wolverines will be losing a big one. On Thursday, the Michigan Wolverines got some big news as senior leader Isaiah Livers announced he would be declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft. He put together an outstanding career in Ann Arbor and will now take his talents to the next level. This was an anticipated decision, but was made official on Thursday. thank you michigan — Isaiah (@isaiah__02) April 15, 2021 During his four seasons in Ann Arbor, Livers played in 119 games and averaged an impressive 13.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.0...

Thunderous Intentions

OKC Thunder: NBA Draft – Tank wars heat up in week 17

While most teams are invested in gearing up for the playoffs the OKC Thunder have other priorities. Namely, losing games. Intentions can sugarcoat the fact the team is using this as a period of development and evaluation — which it is. But make no mistake the franchise priority through the final 17 games is to improve their […] OKC Thunder: NBA Draft – Tank wars heat up in week 17 - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Detroit Free Press

No, Detroit Pistons rookie Killian Hayes is not a bust. Up close, he is so much more

If you look close, Detroit Pistons rookie Killian Hayes is starting to show just why he was coveted by Troy Weaver in the NBA draft.       

ClutchPoints

USC star Evan Mobley turns declaration tweet into NFT

We’re in the back end of the NBA regular season with the playoffs right around the corner. Most teams are making that final push for a spot in the postseason, but there are a few bottom-feeders likely already preparing for the NBA draft. The reason being, USC star Evan Mobley has officially declared to take […] The post USC star Evan Mobley turns declaration tweet into NFT appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Daily Knicks

NY Knicks: 3 reasons Davion Mitchell would be an ideal fit

The NY Knicks will be heading into the 2021 NBA Draft armed with 4 picks which include 2 in the first round. While the team is remaining focused on the current season and their push to make the playoffs, it is never too early to start talking about some of our favorite prospects. With college […] NY Knicks: 3 reasons Davion Mitchell would be an ideal fit - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Trae Young’s net worth in 2021

Trae Young, who was a star at Oklahoma in high school and college, was the fifth overall pick in the 2018 draft by the Dallas Mavericks. However, Dallas traded him to Atlanta for Luka Doncic, which is why Young and Doncic will forever be linked with each other in the NBA. In this specific post, […] The post Trae Young’s net worth in 2021 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Tyrese Haliburton truly is the ‘little Magic Johnson’ for the Sacramento Kings

Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton has lit the league on fire since his arrival in Sacramento as this year’s 12th overall NBA Draft pick. The crafty guard has been hailed for his tremendous basketball IQ, passing instincts and funky shooting mechanics. The former Iowa State standout has already made a number of teams regret their decisions […] The post Tyrese Haliburton truly is the ‘little Magic Johnson’ for the Sacramento Kings appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Daily Knicks

NY Knicks: RJ Barrett is a Sneaky Most Improved Player Candidate

NY Knicks’ RJ Barrett has come a long way since his rookie season. NY Knicks fans worried themselves sick throughout the abridged 2019-2020 season as Barrett, the 3rd overall pick of the 2019 draft, struggled to find his footing in the NBA. He was wildly inconsistent and could not be counted on to hit three-pointers […] NY Knicks: RJ Barrett is a Sneaky Most Improved Player Candidate - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Golden State Of Mind

James Wiseman has surgery, officially out for the year

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via The No. 2 pick in the draft is done with his rookie season. A few days after Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman suffered a meniscus injury on a dunk attempt, the team has made it official: his rookie season is over. The team announced on Thursday that Wiseman had undergone surgery on his meniscus, and would be out for the remainder of the season. Warriors center James Wiseman underwent successful surgery today to repair a right meniscal tear: pic.twitter.com/ncZO49Iwdv— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 15, 2021 While...

Rip City Project

Portland Trail Blazers: Rick Adelman 2021 Hall of Fame candidate

Rick Adelman, one of, if not the most popular coaches of the Portland Trail Blazers, was announced as a 2021 finalist for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach. Adelman was drafted as a player in the 7th round of the 1968 draft out of Loyola Marymount by the San Diego Rockets. The […] Portland Trail Blazers: Rick Adelman 2021 Hall of Fame candidate - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

What went wrong with Ben McLemore with the Kings?

Hearing the name Ben McLemore is enough to make a Sacramento Kings fan cringe. His time in Sacramento did not amount to the lofty expectations that were initially associated with the swingman when the Kings drafted him with the seventh pick in the 2013 NBA draft. McLemore was a highly touted prospect coming out of […] The post What went wrong with Ben McLemore with the Kings? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Jalen Rose's advice to Markelle Fultz on saving his NBA career | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby react to the Orlando Magic picking up the team option for Markelle Fultz, the former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick for the Philadelphia 76ers. They then (2:15) react to Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta's comments to The Ath

Jalen Rose: There’s a lot of truth to KD’s Warriors comments | Get Up

Jalen Rose weighs in on Kevin Durant saying he was never going to be “one of those guys” in Golden State since the Warriors didn’t draft him. #GetUp #NBA ✔

Passing on Kobe Bryant still haunts me to this day - former Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks | The Jump

On Kobe Bryant's birthday, Cassidy Hubbarth, Royce Young and Bobby Marks discuss the former Los Angeles Lakers star, with Marks -- who was in the New Jersey Nets' front office during the 1996 NBA draft -- saying passing on Mamba still haunts him to this d