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NBA approves draft lottery, player resting rules

NBA owners passed rules Thursday designed to prevent healthy players from sitting out games, and teams from losing games on purpose to improve their draft position.


How one-and-done players took over the NBA draft

The NBA implemented the one-and-done rule more than a decade ago, forcing high-schoolers in the Class of 2006 to wait a year before becoming eligible for the NBA draft, but …


Celtics, 76ers complete trade for No. 1 draft pick

History will say the Boston Celtics passed on the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, not only trading it away but doing so in a deal with …


Huskies’ Markelle Fultz works out for 76ers; trade could be finalized Monday

Saturday was Markelle Fultz Night for the 76ers. Hours before Fultz’s arrival at the team’s practice site in Camden, N.J., Joel Embiid tweeted out a selfie of himself and Dario …


Idaho’s Victor Sanders returns for senior season

After working out with a handful of NBA teams, Idaho guard Victor Sanders has elected to return to the Vandals for his senior season in 2017-18.


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Johnathan Williams withdraws from NBA Draft, will return to Gonzaga

Johnathan Williams has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season at Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Plenty of teams nervous on eve of NBA draft lottery

The Boston Celtics are trying to go from No. 1 seed to No. 1 pick. The Los Angeles Lakers don’t need to be first, but they sure better not be …


Idaho’s Victor Sanders declares for draft, won’t sign with agent

Idaho junior guard Victor Sanders has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft, as announced by head coach Don Verlin and the team on Friday. Sanders will not be …


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams testing NBA waters but won’t sign with agent

Gonzaga junior forward Johnathan Williams will test the NBA waters but doesn’t plan on hiring an agent, according to a school release.


Zach Collins signs with agent who has represented numerous Gonzaga players

Former Gonzaga center Zach Collins has signed with agent Mark Bartelstein, who has represented numerous ex-Zags.


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

Nigel Williams-Goss declares for NBA Draft, signs with agent

Williams-Goss announced Tuesday he will declare for the NBA Draft. He’ll be represented by Greg Lawrence of Wasserman, which eliminates the possibility of returning for his senior season. Lawrence also …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Collins declares for NBA Draft, intends to hire agent

Gonzaga freshman center Zach Collins declared for the NBA Draft and intends to hire an agent at a later date, the school announced Tuesday.


Central Michigan’s Marcus Keene will enter NBA draft

Marcus Keene, the nation’s leading scorer, is entering the NBA draft, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.


Fate sends UW’s Marquese Chriss to Phoenix

Marquese Chriss wanted to play in Phoenix but figured his chance had passed when the Suns used the No. 4 overall pick of the NBA draft on Dragan Bender. Hold …


Huskies’ Dejounte Murray, Marquese Chriss selected in first round of NBA draft

Dressed in a sharp, purple suit jacket and purple shoes, Dejounte Murray had to wait longer than most expected to walk across the stage at Thursday night’s NBA draft. But …


UPDATED: Thu., June 23, 2016, 9:05 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis selected 11th in NBA draft by Orlando before trade to Oklahoma City

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Domantas Sabonis became the second-highest draft pick in program history when the Orlando Magic made the talented forward the 11th pick overall in Thursday’s NBA draft.


76ers take Ben Simmons with No. 1 pick in NBA draft; Duke’s Brandon Ingram goes second to Lakers

The Philadelphia 76ers selected LSU freshman Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.


Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis, Kyle Wiltjer await call at NBA draft

Former Gonzaga teammates Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer went about predraft preparations in different ways with the same goal in mind: improving their NBA draft stock.


Many freshmen have fared well with NBA one-and-done rule

Last season was the year of the senior in college basketball. Thursday’s NBA draft is not.


From Simmons down, international players will fill NBA draft

Cleveland had one. So did Golden State. Both teams in the NBA Finals featured an Australian-born No. 1 draft pick: the Warriors’ Andrew Bogut (2005) and the Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving …


Newsmakers: Vols’ Alexis Johnson has 1 charged dropped, another reduced

One of two charges against Tennessee defensive lineman


Maryland’s Stone to sign agent; Trimble declares for draft

Maryland freshman center Diamond Stone will enter the NBA draft and sign with an agent while Terrapins sophomore point guard Melo Trimble will declare but not hire an agent.


Gonzaga sources: Domantas Sabonis will declare for NBA draft

ESPN is reporting that Gonzaga University forward Domantas Sabonis plans to declare for the NBA draft.


Newsmakers: North Carolina point guard

North Carolina point guard


LSU freshman Ben Simmons announces he’ll enter the NBA draft

LSU freshman forward Ben Simmons, who led the Tigers in scoring, rebounds and assists this season, has decided to turn pro and relinquish his final three seasons of college eligibility.


Tyler Harvey selected by the Orlando Magic with 51st overall pick

The Orlando Magic drafted Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey in the second round of the NBA draft with the 51st overall pick on Thursday night. Magic GM Rob Hennigan lauded Harvey, …


Timberwolves select Karl-Anthony Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK – The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant. Knicks fans just got mad – though not for …


EWU’s Tyler Harvey chosen by Orlando in NBA Draft

The Orlando Magic drafted Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey in the second round of the NBA Draft with the 51st overall pick on Thursday night.


EWU’s Tyler Harvey will hopefully learn destination in tonight’s NBA draft

How high will Eastern Washington’s shooting star soar in tonight’s NBA draft? It’s anyone’s guess, Tyler Harvey’s included.


Gonzaga basketball scoring leader Kyle Wiltjer considers declaring for NBA draft

Kyle Wiltjer is considering skipping his senior basketball season and declaring for the NBA Draft, a Gonzaga source said. Wiltjer led the Zags in scoring at 16.8 points and was …