Latest NBA Draft News

Nikola Jokic becomes lowest draft pick ever to win MVP award

Jun. 08, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic was selected with the 41st draft pick when he entered the NBA seven years ago. Now, by overwhelming consensus, he's No. 1. The Nuggets' big man was revealed Tuesday as the NBA's Most Valuable Player for 2020-21, making him...

South Carolina's Woods to leave, Bryant, Couisnard returning

Jun. 02, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Seventh Woods has entered the NCAA transfer portal with the intention to play his sixth and final season elsewhere. A team spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that Woods is seeking to the South Carolina program. ...

Guard Taz Sherman returning to West Virginia

Jun. 01, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Guard Taz Sherman will return to West Virginia for his fifth season, the school announced Tuesday. Sherman had declared for the NBA draft process after the Mountaineers lost to Syracuse in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in March to...

Kentucky outlook unclear; Calipari awaits transfer rulings

May. 29, 2021 03:25 AM EDT

John Calipari is awaiting a pivotal rulings on the eligibility of transfers before he will know who’ll be around to help the Wildcats bounce back from the coach’s first losing season in Lexington. As has been the case since Calipari’s 2009 arrival at Kentucky, the...

UCLA's Cody Riley enters NBA draft

May. 29, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Riley has entered his name in the NBA draft after helping UCLA to the Final Four. The redshirt junior forward averaged career highs of 10 points and 5.4 rebounds while starting all 31 games for the Bruins this season. In six NCAA Tournament...

Kansas officially signs 2 of top college hoops transfers

May. 26, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self acknowledged in the aftermath of one of the worst NCAA Tournament losses in program history that the Jayhawks had to get more athletic and more dynamic if they wanted to once again be title contenders. They took a big step...

Michigan's Dickinson enters draft, leaves option to return

May. 26, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan freshman center Hunter Dickinson has entered the NBA draft while giving himself the option of staying in school. Dickinson made the announcement on social media on Wednesday. Dickinson earned second-team All-America, Big Ten’s Freshman...

Cavs lose pre-draft tiebreaker to Thunder, slide into 5 spot

May. 25, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers lost another one. After dropping 13 of its last 14 games and going 22-50 in a regular season loaded with injuries, Cleveland lost a tiebreaker on Tuesday to Oklahoma City and will have the No. 5 position in next month's draft lottery, one...

Anthony prepares to face Denver in playoffs for first time

May. 20, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony has been around the NBA for quite some time but he’s never faced the team that launched his career in the playoffs. Until now. Anthony’s current team, the Portland Trail Blazers, faces the Denver Nuggets in...

Rookie Edwards makes himself room in top trio for T-wolves

May. 17, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than a year after acquiring D'Angelo Russell as the pick-and-roll initiator for pal Karl-Anthony Towns, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally closed this season with a full month of games that both halves of their star pairing were available to play in. ...