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NBA draft fallout: Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

As draft night approached, some of the heavy hitters in the NBA – Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston, the Clippers among them – were jockeying, making calls and looking for …


Fewer players with international ties picked in NBA draft

MIAMI – Lauri Markkanen had a special accessory sewn into the lining of his suit jacket at the NBA draft. The Finnish flag.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

Jazz select Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss late in second round of NBA Draft

Nigel Williams-Goss was selected by Utah in the second round with the 55th pick overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

Trail Blazers trade for Gonzaga’s Zach Collins at No. 10 in NBA Draft

The Portland Trail Blazers wanted Zach Collins and dealt a pair of first-round picks to Sacramento to acquire the former Gonzaga Bulldog during Thursday’s NBA Draft.


Former Zag Zach Collins could hit the lottery in NBA Draft

Thursday night, Zach Collins will walk across the stage at the Barclays Center, likely as a lottery pick and pending multi-millionaire, and shake NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s hand, capping a …


Draft is next up during NBA’s dizzying days of deals

Markelle Fultz is ready for the NBA draft and is expected to be the No. 1 pick. If the last few days are indication, what follows might be a wild …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

Williams-Goss determined to make NBA dream become reality

Nigel Williams-Goss has been fixated on playing in the NBA since the third grade. It was one of the reasons he challenged himself against players 2-3 years older on the …


Ex-Zag Jordan Mathews hoping to find alternative path to NBA

Jordan Mathews isn’t planning on watching the NBA Draft on Thursday. He isn’t hosting a watch party with family and friends.


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017

Ex-Zag Przemek Karnowski trying to beat the odds again in NBA pursuit

Przemek Karnowski is facing long odds again, but that’s nothing new for the former Gonzaga center.


Playing both sides: Markelle Fultz happy to land with Lakers, Celtics

Markelle Fultz has gone through an hour-long private workout for the Los Angeles Lakers and a meeting with the team’s top brass at their training complex. The Maryland-born University of …


Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley busy ahead of NBA Draft

With the NBA Draft less than two weeks away, former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley is in overdrive.


Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

The Boston Celtics have won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. The Los Angeles Lakers were other big winners. …


De’Aaron Fox tells teams at NBA Combine he’s the best PG in draft

De’Aaron Fox, a point guard who played one year at Kentucky, is considered a top-five pick in next month’s NBA draft. Most of the projected top picks decided not to …


Combine still has value even if top NBA prospects skip it

The NBA draft combine sure is a big deal for Creighton forward Just Patton as he tries to boost his stock. It just doesn’t have quite the shine it did …


Jordan Bell latest Oregon player to declare for draft

Oregon forward Jordan Bell has become the latest Ducks player to declare for the NBA Draft. The Long Beach, California, native says he plans to hire an agent, which would …