Latest NBA Draft News

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...

AP source: Hawks trading Kevin Huerter to Sacramento

Jul. 01, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

The Atlanta Hawks are trading Kevin Huerter to the Sacramento Kings for Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless and a future conditional draft pick, according to a person with direct knowledge of the agreement. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because...

AP source: Jokic, Nuggets agree on record $264M extension

Jun. 30, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic has gone from draft pick No. 41, to two-time MVP, and now the holder of the largest contract in NBA history. Jokic and the Denver Nuggets agreed Thursday to a $264 supermax extension, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who...

Nets acquire Royce O'Neale from Jazz for 23 first-round pick

Jun. 30, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets acquired forward Royce O’Neale from the Utah Jazz on Thursday for a conditional 2023 first-round draft pick. The Nets announced the deal, noting the Jazz will receive the least favorable of the Brooklyn/Houston first-round pick swap and...

Former NBA PG Rod Strickland hired as LIU basketball coach

Jun. 30, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA point guard Rod Strickland is the new men’s basketball coach at Long Island University. Strickland was hired Thursday to replace Derek Kellogg, who led the Sharks to a 16-14 record last season. He had been serving as the program director for the NBA G...

T-wolves welcome rookie Kessler's defense, size and upside

Jun. 28, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Walker Kessler will bring a 7-foot-1 presence and prolific shot-blocking ability to Minnesota, a welcome complement in the post to star Karl-Anthony Towns even if his playing time is limited during his debut NBA season. The Timberwolves didn't just draft him to...

Bucks' draftee Beauchamp overcomes adversity to reach NBA

Jun. 28, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There was a stretch of homelessness while growing up. A constant shifting from one high school to another. The cancellation of an NBA draft training program due to the pandemic. A year proving himself with a G League developmental team. MarJon Beauchamp’s journey...

Thunder GM Presti hopes Holmgren is latest star draft pick

Jun. 25, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti has a stunningly successful history with high draft picks. Back when the Thunder were still the Seattle SuperSonics, Presti made Kevin Durant the No. 2 overall pick in 2007 and Russell Westbrook No. 4 overall in 2008. The team...

AP source: Clifford to return as head coach of the Hornets

Jun. 24, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steve Clifford is heading back to Charlotte. Clifford has agreed to a multiyear contract to return as head coach of the NBA’s Hornets, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

Grizzlies confirm trade with 76ers netting Roddy, Green

Jun. 24, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies announced Friday the final pieces of their draft night trade sending guard De'Anthony Melton to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights to forward David Roddy and wing Danny Green. The 6-foot-6 Green has started 709 of 819 regular...