Amir Johnson

Navigating business, basketball awaits incoming NBA rookies

Sixty NBA draft hopefuls will hear their names called Thursday night as members of the 2017 rookie class.

For many of the top picks it will mark the start of the transition from college underclassman to instant millionaire.

It is the ultimate finishing school. A journey that continues to evolve for NBA newcomers that has trended younger during the one-and-done era.

Boston's Jaylen Brown , San Antonio's Dejounte Murray , and Golden State's Patrick McCaw are fresh off that experience, having gotten an opportunity afforded few rookies: Adjusting to the NBA grind, the pressures of life as a wealthy pro athlete while being called upon to contribute for teams that made deep...