Latest NBA Draft News

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...

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

Jul. 8, 2019 5:19 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...

Spurs draft picks strong in 106-96 win over Hornets

Jul. 8, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

The San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League. Second-round picks Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka Samanic added 16 to lead the Spurs to a 106-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Ben Moore scored 17 points and had eight...

Durant officially joins Nets, Russell to Warriors

Jul. 7, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The deal bringing Kevin Durant to Brooklyn is official, and he's changing his number along with his address. The Nets completed a sign-and-trade with the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, with Brooklyn landing Durant and a protected first-round pick in next year's draft for D'Angelo...

Suns trade Jackson and Melton to Grizzlies

Jul. 7, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have traded Josh Jackson and De'Anthony Melton to the Memphis Grizzlies for guards Jevon Carter and Kyle Korver. Phoenix also parted with a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2021 second-round selection in Sunday's deal. The move marks an abrupt end to Jackson's tenure...

Zion Williamson out for summer league with bruised knee

Jul. 6, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zion Williamson's summer league is over. The New Orleans Pelicans announced Saturday that the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft will not play any more at the Summer League in Las Vegas because of a bruised left knee. The team stressed the move is precautionary. "Zion will move forward...