Saturday, May 27, 2017

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NBA draft prospect breakdown: Josh Jackson might be best two-way prospect in draft

Small forward, Kansas. 6-foot-8, 207 pounds.

Stats for freshman season: 16.3 points on 51.3 percent shooting, 7.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.8 turnovers per game

 College career: Jackson is one of the most versatile prospects in the upcoming draft. He can play shooting guard or either forward position depending on the lineup and has a wide variety of skills, as evidenced by his season averages. | | Permalink

Did Anyone Think These Warriors Would Have Trouble Meshing?

SAN ANTONIO — It sounds silly at this point, with the Golden State Warriors on the cusp of a third straight trip to the N.B.A. finals, to suggest that they faced challenges at the start of the season. | |

Atlanta Hawks 2017 NBA Draft Profile: PJ Dozier

Even with this, the best NBA prospect on the roster may not have been Thornwell. PJ Dozier was a 2015 McDonald’s All-American and had a successful freshman season, averaging 6.7 points in 19 minutes per game. | |

NBA Draft 2017: Can De’Aaron Fox crash Lonzo-to-Lakers party at No. 2?

NEW YORK — De’Aaron Fox, the fastest player in next month’s NBA Draft, is also showing a lot of speed where it really counts at this time of the year. In recent weeks he’s been sprinting up everyone’s draft boards.| |

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions for Where 1st-Round Prospects Will Land

The NBA draft lottery is over and the order is set, which means it’s time for a deep dive into a fresh mock draft. So let’s do that first, before we go into detail on how the early picks could play out come June 22.| |

NBA Mock Draft 2017: Post-Lottery Projections for 1st-Round Prospects

The NBA drafts come and go—but this year’s feels more important than usual. Look at some of the teams in the top 10. No, not the usual appearances by teams like the Philadelphia 76ers or Orlando Magic. Focus on the prestigious franchises—the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Boston Celtics.| |

2017 NBA Draft: 2nd Round Gambles for the Orlando Magic

With the NBA Draft Lottery behind us, we can take a look at realistic options for the Orlando Magic. With two second round picks, here are some gems to mine in the 30s.| |

2017 NBA Draft Lottery Winners and Losers

The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery is officially in the books, and while there weren’t any huge surprises, there were some teams who saw their positions either improved or worsened based on the way the ping pong balls bounced.

Here are the winners and losers from this year’s draft lottery. |  |


Cavs vs. Warriors, Part 3: B/R’s Complete Guide to the 2017...

In 2015, the Golden State Warriors ended their franchise's lengthy title drought by beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin...

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Cavs vs. Warriors, Part 3: B/R’s Complete Guide to the 2017 NBA Finals

In 2015, the Golden State Warriors ended their franchise’s lengthy title drought by beating Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and the rest of the Cavs got their revenge one year later to earn the first title in their franchise’s history. | |

Get to know New Albany’s shooting star: Romeo Langford

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – A 5-year-old boy in kindergarten here lost his mother to cancer last week.

He was greeted and consoled by family and community members during visitation at the funeral home Wednesday night, and he could not speak when his hero entered the room.

The boy stood and stared at Romeo Langford, the best high school shooting guard in the country. They spent time in silence together, a moment of light on an otherwise dark day. | |


Though Roy Williams is after multiple uncommitted prospects in the 2018 class, Zion Williamson might be at the top of the wish list. Williamson, a 6-7 combo forward from Spartanburg, S.C., is the No. 2 prospect in his class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings.
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Ky Bowman Statement Season

Ky Bowman wasn’t an ESPN 100 recruit. But that didn’t stop him from outscoring the guys who were. | |

Cuonzo Martin on Michael Porter Jr.: ‘He reminds me of a combination of Kevin Durant and Kevin Garnett’

Even Cuonzo Martin is buying into the hype surrounding his Missouri basketball program. The Tigers burst into the national spotlight when SF Michael Porter Jr., the nation’s No. 1 high school player, committed to them in March. Porter Jr. and PF Jeremiah Tilmon are the biggest reasons why Martin has the seventh-ranked 2017 recruiting class in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. | |

Marvin Bagley III could be the future of basketball. So why can’t his summer team win?

Marvin Bagley III looked at the scoreboard late in the second half on Saturday afternoon and wondered what more he had to do to finally get a win. Bagley’s Nike Phamily team was trailing Houston Hoops by double-digits with about six minutes left in a situation that was becoming all too familiar but no less bizarre. | |

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