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Let's see how Detroit Pistons core looks together before giving up

Let’s see what Pistons trio of Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson, Andre Drummond and role players can do before throwing our hands up in disgust

       

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NHL draft winners and losers: Capitals-Avalanche trade helps both teams

Avalanche get a solid goalie in trade with Capitals, and Washington lands enough cap room to help them in negotiations with John Carlson

      

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76ers draft pick Zhaire Smith can relate to all-star Kawhi Leonard

Smith wore No. 2 at Texas Tech in honor of the Spurs star.

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John Starks on Reggie Miller: 'He liked being the villain … Reggie embraced it.'

John Starks and Reggie Miller went head-to-head quite a few times. And once, literally.

      

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Jalen Brunson not satisfied despite collegiate achievements

Dallas Mavericks second round pick Jalen Brunson won two NCAA titles with Villanova and won the Bob Cousy Award last season. But he’s not thinking about those accomplishments right now. No, he’s focused on helping the Mavs in any way possible. … …

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Passing on Michael Porter Jr. in NBA draft shows change in how Sixers view themselves | Bob Ford

Not long ago, taking big chances was what the Sixers were all about.

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Brett Brown says the 76ers don’t need to look far for a GM

Marc Eversley, vice president of player personnel, is regarded as the best in-house candidate for the GM job

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Hornets’ Miles Bridges considered turning pro last year. Why he didn’t might surprise you

Miles Bridges did something you seldom see these days regarding the NBA draft. He deferred gratification. Gratification, as in money. As in millions. As in deciding even though he would … Click to Continue »

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Key takeaways from Thunder’s post-draft press conference

By Brett Dawson and Erik Horne Staff WritersThere was a lot to digest in the late hours following the Thunder’s 2018 NBA Draft, so much that Sam Presti called on some help.
After another late night at the Thunder’s practice facility, one in which the T…

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Examining the health risk of Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr.: “I have little doubt that we’ll get him right”

Josh Kroenke flew in from Las Vegas following the NHL’s annual awards banquet Thursday on the morning of NBA draft day and arrived at the Nuggets’ team offices for the final stages of prep when his staff dropped this bombshell of a prediction for their No. 14 overall pick.

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Kentucky’s Hamidou Diallo — a ‘thermonuclear’ athlete — and intriguing gamble for Thunder

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comMaybe it could have gone differently for Hamidou Diallo.
Maybe if the Kentucky guard had entered the NBA Draft last year, had opted to skip college after a redshirt semester and never played a game for …

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Hornets’ Devonte’ Graham got his NC homecoming. Now? Prove he’s more than feel-good story.

Go ahead. Try to uncover something, anything, about Devonte’ Graham that isn’t already a well-known fact. We already know this — and be warned, it’s a lot — about the … Click to Continue »

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Luka Doncic not expected to play in Mavs’ summer-league games

The Mavericks will have all of their rookies in Las Vegas for at least part of the summer league that begins on July 6.Luka Doncic, however, is not expected to play in any games.Jalen Brunson and fellow second-round picks Ray Spalding and Kostas Anteto…

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Patrick McCaw: Why the Warriors guard’s season must be put in perspective

Editor’s note: The Chronicle is reviewing the season of each player after the Warriors’ second straight championship run.

When evaluating Patrick McCaw’s second NBA season, it is important not to lose perspective: Any…

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Sixers stole Mikal Bridges’ family’s dream

It looked like it was going to be a fairy tale for Tyneeha Rivers because she was waiting for the NBA draft results, like any parent; nervous and excited.

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The Thunder’s 2018 NBA Draft class at a glance

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comThe Thunder selected two players in Thursday’s NBA Draft and will add another via trade. A look at the incoming rookies:
Hamidou Diallo, G, Kentucky
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 197 pounds
Hometown: Queens,…

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Reports: Former Iowa State guard Deonte Burton, Italy’s Awudu Abass joining Thunder for summer league

By Erik HorneThe Thunder’s Las Vegas Summer League roster is starting to take shape.ESPN.com’s Ian Begley reported Friday that former Iowa State forward Deonte Burton will be a member of the Thunder’s summer league team.Read more on NewsOK.com

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‘We all know this is just the beginning’: Behind the scenes on Luka Doncic’s first day in Dallas

Her son’s introductory press conference to Dallas was over, but his whirlwind first day in Dallas, on a steamy Friday afternoon, was just getting warmed up.Mirjam Poterbin, who had become a social media sensation in her own right during the 17 or so ho…

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Insider: Aaron Holiday didn't expect to be there for Pacers but 'it ended up working out'

Aaron Holiday expected to be off the board by the time the Pacers drafted No. 23 but became yet another player from UCLA taken by the franchise.

      

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Charlotte Hornets have botched, sold second-round picks. Change coming?

The Charlotte Hornets haven’t had much success, or seemingly placed much emphasis, on second-round picks since the NBA returned to Charlotte in 2004. There are hints that might change under … Click to Continue »

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