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June 23 (The Sports Xchange) - Power forward Blake Griffin opted out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday and point guard Chris Paul will do the same sometime next week, according to multiple published reports. More »

 

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Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Beyond the scouting, strategy and suspense of teams trying to select the right player for their slot in the NBA Draft, a spate of trades spiced up the proceedings at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday. More »

 

NBA-Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night

NEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters) - Beyond the scouting, strategy and suspense of teams trying to select the right player for their slot in the NBA Draft, a spate of trades spiced up the proceedings at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday. More »

 

Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Magic Johnson revolutionized the point guard position during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and on Thursday, in his new role of running the team, picked a player in his own image to lead them back to contention. More »

 

REFILE-NBA-Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - Magic Johnson revolutionized the point guard position during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and on Thursday, in his new role of running the team, picked a player in his own image to lead them back to contention. More »

 

NBA-Knicks pick caps crazy week for France's Ntilikina

NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - Frank Ntilikina jetted in from France for the NBA Draft, took his bows at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in New York after being taken eighth by the Knicks, then looked forward to flying back home for his championship series. More »

 

Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Philadelphia 76ers selected University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, launching an infusion of talented youth into the league. More »

 

UPDATE 3-NBA-Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - The Philadelphia 76ers selected University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, launching an infusion of talented youth into the league. More »

 

NBA-Order of first-round selections in NBA Draft

June 22 (Reuters) - Order of players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft at Barclays Center on Thursday: number of pick, team (plus origin of draft pick), player (U.S. unless noted), position, where player came from 1 Philadelphia (from Brooklyn via Boston), Markelle Fultz, guard, Washington 2 LA Lakers, Lonzo Ball, guard, UCLA 3 Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia), Jayson Tatum, forward, Duke 4 Phoenix, Josh Jackson, forward, Kansas 5 Sacramento (from Philadelphia), De'Aaron Fox, guard, Kentucky 6 Orlando, Jonathan Isaac, forward, Florida State 7 Minnesota, Lauri Markkanen (Finland), forward, Arizona (traded to Chicago) 8 New York, Frank Ntilikina (France), guard, France 9 Dallas, Dennis Smith Jr., guard, North Carolina State 10 Sacramento (from New Orleans), Zach Collins, forward, Gonzaga (traded to Portland) 11 Charlotte, Malik Monk, guard, Kentucky 12 Detroit, Luke Kennard, guard, Duke 13 Denver, Donovan Mitchell, guard, Louisville (traded to Utah) 14 Miami, Bam Adebayo, forward, Kentucky 15 Portland, Justin Jackson, forward, North Carolina (traded to Sacramento) 16 Chicago, Justin Patton, center, Creighton (traded to Minnesota) 17 Milwaukee, D.J. Wilson, forward, Michigan 18 Indiana, T.J. Leaf, forward, UCLA 19 Atlanta, John Collins, forward, Wake Forest 20 Portland (from Memphis via Denver and Cleveland), Harry Giles, center, Duke (traded to Sacramento) 21 Oklahoma City, Bam Adebayo, guard, Australia 22 Brooklyn (from Washington), Jarrett Allen, center, Texas 23 Toronto (from LA Clippers via Milwaukee), OG Anunoby (Britain), forward, Indiana 24 Utah, Tyler Lydon, forward, Syracuse (traded to Denver) 25 Orlando (from Toronto), Anzejs Pasecniks (Latvia), center, Spain 26 Portland (from Cleveland), Caleb Swanigan, forward, Purdue 27 Brooklyn (from Boston), Kyle Kuzma, forward, Utah (traded to Lakers) 28 LA Lakers (from Houston), Tony Bradley, center, North Carolina 29 San Antonio, Derrick White, guard, Colorado 30 Utah (from Golden State), Josh Hart, guard, Villanova More »

 

NBA-List of top NBA Draft picks

June 22 (Reuters) - List of first overall picks in the NBA More »

 

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