Latest NBA Draft News

Little aims to make impact off bench for No. 3 Tar Heels

Mar. 7, 2019 5:58 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Nassir Little has carved out a role at third-ranked North Carolina: fly to the rim, attack the glass and get to the foul line. He does it as the top reserve behind talented upperclassmen, not as a starter like many projected he would be as one of the nation's top freshmen. But...

Warriors draft first woman player into NBA 2K esports league

Mar. 5, 2019 9:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After over three hours of sitting, waiting and stressing, Chiquita Evans heard her name called. She stood, smiled and put on a Warriors cap, striding to the stage backed by the loudest applause of the night. Someone put a microphone in front of her and asked her how it felt. That's when she...

1st female gamers qualify for NBA 2K League draft pool

Mar. 4, 2019 1:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two female gamers have been invited to attend this year's NBA 2K League draft, the first time women will be included in the draft pool. Chiquita Evans from Kentucky and Brianna Novin from New Jersey qualified for the esports draft through the league's online combine. They are both expected...

Nick Bosa healthy again, following dad and brother into NFL

Mar. 2, 2019 6:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Bosa found himself in the news again last week when Zion Williamson sprained his right knee in the opening minute against North Carolina. The sight of his left shoe tearing apart and Williamson grabbing his right knee unleashed feverish debate over whether Duke's freakish freshman...

AP source: NBA, union forward talks on ending 'one-and-done'

Feb. 21, 2019 8:23 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA and its players are continuing to move forward on plans to eliminate the "one-and-done" rule in college basketball, something that the sides have been working toward for months. The league has sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association on lowering the minimum age...

No. 10 Michigan State expects to be without Ward for weeks

Feb. 18, 2019 8:03 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State forward Nick Ward had surgery on his broken left hand and is expected to be out of for at least a few weeks. "I'm a quick healer so I'll be back," Ward said Monday with his left arm in a sling. Ward said he was injured when his hand made contact with an opponent's...

Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout

Feb. 15, 2019 7:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have decided to fire ninth-year general manager Dell Demps and start the process of finding someone to deal with the fallout of All-Star Anthony Davis' recent trade demand. Demps' dismissal comes after Davis said in late January that he would not sign an...

Murray State's Morant ascends to possible NBA lottery pick

Feb. 13, 2019 3:11 AM EST

Ja Morant is finding ways to stay grounded following his ascension to the bright lights of college basketball's national stage. The high-flying Murray State point guard is off social media to the dismay of 141,000 followers on his verified Twitter account. He is not listening to lofty projections of being a...

Pistons sign Ellington, waive Ellenson

Feb. 9, 2019 8:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed guard Wayne Ellington and waived 2016 first-round draft pick Henry Ellenson. The Pistons announced the moves Saturday night. The 6-foot-5 Ellington is in his 10th NBA season. He averaged 8.4 points with Miami this season before he was traded to Phoenix and...

Bucks acquire Mirotic from Pelicans

Feb. 8, 2019 11:25 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward Nikola Mirotic from the New Orleans Pelicans in a three-team deal. The Bucks made the announcement in a news release on Thursday. Milwaukee also will send forward Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons and center Jason Smith and four future second-round...