Latest NBA Draft News

Thunder No. 2 pick Holmgren to miss season with foot injury

Aug. 25, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City forward Chet Holmgren, the No. 2 pick in this year's NBA draft, will miss the 2022-23 season with a right foot injury. The 7-footer was hurt while playing in a pro-am game last weekend in Seattle, near where he starred last season for Gonzaga, and...

Charge dropped against Banchero tied to teammate's DWI stop

Jul. 29, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor charge against former Duke player and No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Paolo Banchero tied to an impaired-driving incident involving a teammate and grandson of now-retired Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. The News and...

Pelicans rookie Liddell has reconstructive knee surgery

Jul. 26, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans second-round draft choice E.J. Liddell has had surgery to repair torn knee ligaments, the team said Tuesday. The injury to the 6-foot-6 forward from Ohio State occurred during a Summer League game on July 11 against the Atlanta Hawks in Las...

Hawks request waivers on 2021 second-round draft pick Cooper

Jul. 25, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks requested waivers on guard Sharife Cooper, a 2021 second-round draft pick from Auburn, on Monday. The move came after Cooper averaged 4.4 points and 4.2 assists in five games on Atlanta's Summer League team. After signing a two-way...

G League Ignite moving to Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nevada

Jul. 15, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The G League Ignite said Friday that the team has struck a multiyear deal to relocate to Henderson, Nevada. The Ignite had been training in Walnut Creek, California, since their inception and played home games this past season in Las Vegas, about 15 miles from their...

Pelicans 2nd-rounder Liddell diagnosed with torn right ACL

Jul. 12, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans second-round draft choice E.J. Liddell has been diagnosed with torn knee ligaments that will keep him out indefinitely, the club said Tuesday. The injury to the 6-foot-6 forward from Ohio State occurred in the third quarter of a Summer League...

Shaedon Sharpe out of Summer League with shoulder injury

Jul. 09, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shaedon Sharpe's first Summer League with the Portland Trail Blazers is over. The No. 7 pick in last month's NBA draft has been shut down for the remainder of Portland's stay in Las Vegas because of a small labral tear in his left shoulder. An MRI performed Friday...

Banchero, Magic top Smith, Rockets in NBA Summer League

Jul. 08, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half, Caleb Houstan had 20 and the Orlando Magic breezed to a 91-77 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night to open play in the Las Vegas Summer League. Banchero hit his first three...

Analysis: Banchero's summer debut was a smashing success

Jul. 08, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here’s what happened in the first few seconds of this year’s NBA Summer League: Amid the squeaking of sneakers, and the noise generated by the people filling just about every lower-bowl seat in the arena, one voice could still be clearly heard. That voice...

AP source: Rudy Gobert traded by Jazz to Timberwolves

Jul. 01, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

For Utah, one era is ending. For Minnesota, one seems to be beginning. The Jazz have agreed to trade Rudy Gobert — a three-time defensive player of the year — to the Timberwolves for a massive package of players and draft picks, according to a person with knowledge...