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  • Magic do not secure combine interviews with Willie Cauley-Stein and Stanley Johnson

    Magic do not secure combine interviews with Willie Cauley-Stein and Stanley Johnson
    CHICAGO — Teams don't always get what they want at the NBA Draft Combine. Although each team may interview up to 18 players during the event, teams aren't guaranteed to be granted interviews with the players they most want to meet. Teams...
  • Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky hopes to prove doubters wrong as NBA Draft approaches

    Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky hopes to prove doubters wrong as NBA Draft approaches
    CHICAGO — Frank Kaminsky wants to hear the truth. Even if it hurts. In all of his interviews with teams Wednesday and Thursday at the NBA Draft Combine — including a half-hour talk with the Orlando Magic — he has asked executives and...
  • Boatright Shows Talent At Combine, Izzo Says He's NBA-Ready

    Boatright Shows Talent At Combine, Izzo Says He's NBA-Ready
    CHICAGO — Ryan Boatright played like a man with something to prove, filling up the stat sheet with 12 points, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot in just under 25 minutes of playing time Thursday. With the gym filled with scouts, coaches and...
  • Duke's Winslow could be option for Sixers at 5th or 6th pick

    CHICAGO Seven games into his Duke career, Justise Winslow was dubbed a "well-rounded James Harden" by USA Today. Five months later, the small forward still isn't sure why he is compared to the Houston Rockets shooting guard. "Maybe being left-handed,...
  • James Harden says he and Rockets prepared for Game 6 against Clippers

    James Harden says he and Rockets prepared for Game 6 against Clippers
    James Harden sat in a chair with ice on his knees and insisted that he was just fine while he coughed and coughed after Houston’s shoot-around Thursday on the campus of UCLA. Harden had dealt with the flu in Game 5 that didn't slow him down much...
  • Rockets back in conference finals first 1st time since '97

    The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers. "It's the ultimate confidence-booster," James Harden said. "There's only a...
  • The Clippers are still the Clippers, and they're still cursed

    The Clippers are still the Clippers, and they're still cursed
    The new owner stood underneath the basket with arms folded and jaw tight while his players trudged past without looking at him. Steve Ballmer and his billions didn't matter. The famous coach followed his team off the court with eyes glazed and head...
  • Bulls bow out of playoffs meekly in Game 6 loss to Cavaliers

     Bulls bow out of playoffs meekly in Game 6 loss to Cavaliers
    If Thursday marked Tom Thibodeau's final game as Bulls coach, and really, even if it didn't, the greatness of LeBron James will taint his tenure forever. Just like Michael Jordan foiled so many great teams and coaches during the dynasty — the...
  • Warriors whip Grizzlies 98-78, take 3-2 series lead

    Down and out just days earlier, the Golden State Warriors suddenly look alive and well again. Stephen Curry turned in an MVP-worthy performance, Klay Thompson snapped out of his shooting funk and the Warriors rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 on...
  • Cavs kick excuses, Bulls, to the curb

    Cavs kick excuses, Bulls, to the curb
    The Cavaliers had plenty of excuses to fold. LeBron James shot only 7 of 23 Thursday night, including 0 of 4 on 3-pointers. Kyrie Irving spent most of the game in the locker room or on the bench with an ice wrap on his left knee. The Cavs missed their...
  • What a joke: Derrick Rose gets outplayed by a walk-on

    What a joke: Derrick Rose gets outplayed by a walk-on
    LeBron James couldn’t shoot or handle the ball, and made it worse by getting into foul trouble. Kyrie Irving came up lame and played only 12 minutes. But in a win-or-walk playoff game with so much falling his way, Derrick Rose, the Bulls’...