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  • Six things to watch for in tonight's NBA draft

    Six things to watch for in tonight's NBA draft
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jahlil Okafor's wait is almost over. The NBA draft is Thursday night, and the Duke big man will be one of the top picks. He said Wednesday he wished he already knew his destination. "I'd be able to sleep better at night if I did....
  • Calipari's Crew Big Story Again

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari and his Kentucky pipeline to the NBA will have yet another major impact on the league's annual draft. It's nothing new, but Thursday night could be record-setting — even for the Wildcats. Calipari's first...
  • Saunders, Timberwolves ready to shine on NBA draft night

    Flip Saunders was in the Minnesota Timberwolves front office in 1995 when they drafted a teenager named Kevin Garnett, ushering in an era of respectability for the franchise. He was the coach a year later when a draft-night trade brought Stephon...
  • Biggest Kentucky group to date preparing for NBA draft

    John Calipari and his Kentucky pipeline to the NBA will have yet another major impact on the league's annual draft. It's nothing new, but Thursday night could be record-setting — even for the Wildcats. Calipari's first Kentucky team in 2010...
  • NBA pipeline from Europe getting bigger, deeper and stronger

    When Pacers forward Damjan Rudez returned to the Basketball Without Borders camp earlier this month, there were some noticeable changes. The long, gangly European kids he competed with and against in 2003 had been replaced by bigger, stronger, more...
  • Big men are likely top picks, but NBA execs might want to think smaller

    NBA teams proved their belief that bigger always is better by selecting a center or forward or a 6-foot-9 point guard named Magic Johnson first overall in every draft except one from 1977 until 2008. That's when the Chicago Bulls signaled a coming sea...
  • Small ball was story of Finals, but bigs may own draft night

    Small ball was the story of the NBA Finals. It might seem temporarily forgotten at the start of the NBA draft. The first three players taken Thursday could easily be a trio of big guys. Karl-Anthony Towns seems the likely pick by Minnesota at No. 1, the...
  • The Times' NBA mock draft

    The Times' NBA mock draft
    TEAM: player, last team, position, height, weight. Turner's comment   1. MINNESOTA: Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky, PF/C, 7-0, 248. Kentucky Coach John Calipari says Towns “likes Minnesota.” So there you go. 2. LAKERS: Jahlil Okafor, Duke,...
  • Kevin Ollie Predicts Big Things For Peers Headed To NBA

     Kevin Ollie Predicts Big Things For Peers Headed To NBA
    HARTFORD — Kevin Ollie remains at UConn, with ties that keep him connected to the people in Connecticut. "I'm going to be here every year," Ollie told the crowd at Bushnell Park, many of whom were breast cancer survivors like his mother, before...
  • Connecticut Ties Run Deep For Kevin Ollie

    Connecticut Ties Run Deep For Kevin Ollie
    HARTFORD – Kevin Ollie remains at UConn, with ties that keep him connected with the people in Connecticut. "I'm going to be here every year," Ollie told the crowd at Bushnell Park, many of whom were breast cancer survivors like his mother,...
  • Iowa hometown reveres Fred Hoiberg as a 'genuine' icon

    Iowa hometown reveres Fred Hoiberg as a 'genuine' icon
    So what if seemingly everyone with a reporter's notebook and Twitter handle says it's a done deal. Until the official word comes at 2 p.m. Tuesday that Fred Hoiberg has become the Bulls' coach, Iowa State alumnus and Hoiberg friend Dickson Jensen says:...