Latest NBA Draft News

NCAA amends agent rules to no longer require college degree

Aug. 12, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has backtracked on new certification standards and will no longer require a bachelor's degree for a sports agent to represent Division I men's basketball players who declare for the NBA draft while maintaining college eligibility. The requirement drew criticism last week when...

Mavericks sign Isaiah Roby, rookie acquired on draft night

Aug. 7, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have signed Isaiah Roby, the 45th overall pick acquired by the club on draft night. The Mavericks drafted Deividas Sirvydis at No. 37 overall in the second round and sent his rights to Detroit for the rights to Roby and two future second-round picks. Dallas didn't have a...

NCAA's agent certification process draws concern, criticism

Aug. 7, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

There are concerns about the NCAA's new requirements allowing men's basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility. The measures — which notably now include requiring agents to have a bachelor's degree — have drawn criticism from an...

Zion Williamson signs with 2K, adding to whirlwind summer

Jul. 30, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

The past few weeks have been a blur to Zion Williamson. Picked No. 1 in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Signed his first pro contract that could be worth as much as $45 million over the next four years. Went to summer league and got hurt after nine minutes. Considered playing for USA Basketball in...

Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with Saints

Jul. 29, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson's athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing NFL prospect at a handful of positions, starting with the defensive line or tight end. But Williamson is making a case for quarterback...

CNN plans to set debate lineup reminiscent of sports

Jul. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The political equivalent to NBA first pick Zion Williamson is unclear, but CNN this week brings the showmanship of sports draft lotteries to the presidential campaign by televising its drawing to set the lineup for the second Democratic debate. CNN will unveil stage positions Thursday at 8...

NBA's Silver says changes to rules on draft trades possible

Jul. 10, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants the hat game fixed. Mindful that it was awkward for draft picks this year who were selected by one team and had already been traded to another — but because of league rules, were unable to be introduced by their actual franchise for more than two...

Clippers sign draft picks Kabengele ad Mann

Jul. 9, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have signed draft picks and former Florida State teammates Mfiondu Kabengele and Terance Mann. Kabengele was selected 27th overall in the first round of last month's draft. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 13.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in two seasons...

Women's World Cup champion US team to attend The ESPYs

Jul. 8, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off their victory at the Women's World Cup, members of the U.S. national soccer team, along with top NBA draft pick Zion Williamson and world No. 1 golfer Brooks Koepka, will be among the attendees at The ESPYs on Wednesday. The show honoring the past year's top athletes and...

Nuggets acquire Jerami Grant from Thunder for draft pick

Jul. 8, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jerami Grant gives Denver another power forward who can do a little bit of everything. The Oklahoma City Thunder obtained yet another first-round pick, which allows them to do a little bit of anything. The Nuggets bolstered their front court by acquiring the 25-year-old Grant from the Thunder...