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Luka Doncic, who plays for Real Madrid, poses for a picture with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after Doncic was picked third overall by the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
June 21, 2018 - 9:11 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki. Dallas moved up two spots in the NBA draft Thursday night to get Slovenian guard Luka Doncic, who was selected by Atlanta at No. 3 while the Mavericks picked former Oklahoma...
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Missouri's Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
June 21, 2018 - 9:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Michael Porter Jr. insists that he's the best player in this draft. Apparently, 13 teams disagreed. Porter Jr., whose college career at Missouri was all of three games because of back surgery, fell to the very...
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Arizona's Deandre Ayton, right, is congratulated by friends and family after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
June 21, 2018 - 9:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Deandre Ayton became the first No. 1 Sun and Luka Doncic was traded only a day after arriving in the U.S. The Atlanta Hawks swapped the rights to Doncic, the No. 3 pick from Slovenia, to Atlanta for Trae Young, the No. 5 selection from Oklahoma in on Thursday night in the NBA draft...
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Arizona's Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
June 21, 2018 - 8:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — For most of their half-century of existence, the Phoenix Suns have coveted a big-time center. In 1969, they lost the coin flip with Milwaukee for Lew Alcindor, now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and chose Neal Walk at No. 2. The closest they came was Alvan Adams, an All-Star on some...
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June 21, 2018 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Phoenix Suns select Arizona center Deandre Ayton with No. 1 pick in NBA draft.
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June 21, 2018 - 9:59 am
June 21 — NBA draft, New York (Brooklyn). June 25 — NBA awards, Los Angeles. July 6-17 — NBA Summer League, Las Vegas. Sept. 7 — Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 enshrinement ceremony.
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Duke's Marvin Bagley III speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 21, 2018 - 2:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. believe they are the best players in this NBA draft, though the best they can hope for is probably the No. 2 pick. The Sacramento Kings own it, and that's where the intrigue appears to begin Thursday. Arizona center Deandre Ayton is expected...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Real Madrid's Luka Doncic (7) reacts with teammate Trey Thompkins after winning their Final Four Euroleague final basketball match against Fenerbahce, in Belgrade, Serbia. The Slovenian guard heads the list of international players expected to be selected in the NBA draft. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
June 20, 2018 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he's unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He's already a pro. He's already a champion. And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this class. After capping his brilliant stay in Spain with...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2018, file photo, Charlotte Hornets' Dwight Howard (12) kisses the basketball before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Charlotte, N.C. A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two future second-round draft picks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, June 20, 2018, because the teams have not announced the trade and the league has not yet approved it. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 20, 2018 - 3:40 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Hornets will get the Nets'...
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June 20, 2018 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The NBA will return to London next year with a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks. Tickets for the Jan. 17 game at the O2 Arena will go on sale in the fall. It will be the NBA's ninth regular-season game in London, all sellouts. The Knicks have...
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