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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse yells toward players during the second half of his team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

NBA coaches prepare for possible intriguing playoff matchups

Apr. 6, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

With NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities — including by coaches around the league. They're preparing for what a resumption of the season that was shut down March 11 could look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Toronto coach Nick...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Stanford guard Tyrell Terry (3) drives as Utah center Branden Carlson (35) defends in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game in Salt Lake City.  Terry has declared for the NBA draft. Terry announced his decision Monday, April 6, 2020, to enter the draft without forfeiting his collegiate eligibility. He could still withdraw from consideration before June 3 and return to school. That deadline could be extended because the NBA season is on hold due to the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Stanford point guard Tyrell Terry declares for NBA draft

Apr. 6, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford freshman point guard Tyrell Terry has declared for the NBA draft. Terry announced his decision Monday to enter the draft without forfeiting his collegiate eligibility. He could still withdraw from consideration before June 3 and return to school. That deadline could be...

NBA changing pre-draft process for workouts, interviews

Apr. 6, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

The NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league’s coronavirus hiatus, a major change from typical procedures. Teams also are being prohibited “from watching, requesting, or sharing any video (live or recorded) of a draft-eligible...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is introduced during an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in Saitama, near Tokyo.  Silver said in an interview Saturday, March 21, 2020  that the league is considering all options, best-case, worst-case and countless ideas in between,  as it tries to come to grips with the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Silver says he does not expect any NBA decisions before May

Apr. 6, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is bracing for several more weeks of uncertainty about the remainder of this halted season, revealing Monday night that he does not expect the league will be able to decide anything until at least May. Silver spoke on the NBA’s Twitter account as part of the league’s new...

FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray embraces NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Arizona Cardinals selected Murray in the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. NFL vice president Troy Vincent has sent a letter to several prospects inviting them to participate “live” in the NFL draft in three weeks. In recent drafts, first-round selections were announced by Commissioner Goodell. Then followed hugs involving players and Goodell — some of them comical — and photo sessions with the players wearing team ball caps or even showing off team jerseys. This year, with all public events at the planned site of Las Vegas canceled and the draft set to proceed remotely, players will likely be at their homes when their names are called. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: 3 Rangers minor leaguers in self-isolation

Apr. 6, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Three minor league players in the Texas Rangers organization are in self-isolation after exhibiting symptoms consistent with the new coronavirus. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that two of the three players had...

NC State signee Hall to test NBA draft waters

Apr. 6, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State instate signee Josh Hall says he’ll go through the NBA draft process while maintaining his college eligibility. Hall announced his decision in a social-media post Monday. He had played at Moravian Prep for his senior season as well as an additional year of...

Louisville forward Jordan Nwora (33) dribbles past Virginia Tech guard Tyrece Radford (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Louisville's Nwora enters NBA draft after All-America season

Apr. 6, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville forward Jordan Nwora has announced on social media that he will enter the NBA draft. Nwora was selected to The Associated Press All-America third team as a junior. His decision to turn pro was expected after limited participation in last year’s NBA combine because...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NBA matchups if league resumes season with postseason play

Apr. 6, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

Resuming the NBA season with the start of the playoff is one option for the league. Most teams had about 15 games left to play in the regular-season schedules when play was halted on March 11, and not everyone had played the same amount of games. But in this unprecedented situation, games won’t resume...

Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey, left, drives near Auburn's Danjel Purifoy, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky's Maxey becomes second Wildcat to enter NBA draft

Apr. 6, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey will enter the NBA draft, becoming the second Wildcats starter in as many days to turn pro and forego his remaining collegiate eligibility. Maxey scored 26 points against then-No. 1 Michigan State in his collegiate debut and finished the season tied for...

Kentucky's Ashton Hagans takes an uncontested shot during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. Tennessee won 81-73. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter NBA draft

Apr. 5, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of eligibility. He said Sunday the “time is now” to pursue his dream of playing professionally. The 6-foot-3 Hagans was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the...