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Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals
- June 25, 2017

Durant said the Rihanna dustup - Durant appeared to stare her down after he hit a late three-pointer in Game 1 - was a personal highlight during the Finals. But in the end, the 32-year old couldn't corral back-to-back championships. "I'm confident we'll have him back. So we will see, but I will get away from the game a little bit". (more...)
Kansas' Jackson, Duke's Tatum headline forwards in NBA draft Kansas' Jackson, Duke's Tatum headline forwards in NBA draft
- June 25, 2017

Tatum, a Third Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks, while shooting 45.2 percent from the field for the Blue Devils. "It's well on its way there". - David Harris would have been a nice fit at linebacker for the Giants after the Jets let him go, but signing with Belichick and the evil Patriots always is a much better storyline. (more...)
76ers take Fultz to start NBA draft
- June 24, 2017

The seventh pick became Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen . After getting a text from his trainer saying they were going to Philly instead of Boston , Fultz asked his most important question: "Do they have Chick-fil-a there?" The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off the biggest surprise, and traded for Jimmy Butler . (more...)
Devils select Hischier with first overall draft pick Devils select Hischier with first overall draft pick
- June 24, 2017

Defensemen Miro Heiskanen (No. 3 overall to Dallas) and UMass-bound Cale Makar (No. 4 to Colorado) and right winger Owen Tippett (No. 10 to Florida) were the only exceptions. Patrick went second overall to the rival Philadelphia Flyers . The Flyers entered the draft knowing they would get a potential superstar in either Patrick or Nico Hischier , and Patrick somewhat surprisingly fell into their lap. (more...)
76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft
- June 23, 2017

The performance at Washington capped a meteoric rise on the amateur level for Fultz. I can't speak for other schools, but the way they did it at Gonzaga was so special. However, due to injury, Simmons didn't appear in a game last season. Ball was projected to be picked by the Lakers' new front office of Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka . (more...)
Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals
- June 23, 2017

The top of the board is flush with prospects who possess genuine superstar potential, and the rest of the class is littered with starting-caliber players. "Jonathan Isaac is a terrific young talent that doesn't have quite the exposure maybe as some of the other guys that played at Duke and Kansas", he continued. (more...)