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  • Sixers draft pick Grant familiar with NBA surroundings

    Jerami Grant has an advantage over most of last week's NBA Draft picks and all of the rookie free agents. His father, Harvey, enjoyed an 11-year pro career, which ended with him playing for the Philadelphia 76ers in the lockout-shortened 1999 season....
  • Hawks trade Lou Williams to Raptors

    The Sports Xchange Hawks trade Lou Williams to Raptors The Toronto Raptors acquired guard Lou Williams and the draft rights to center Lucas Nogueira from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for swingman John Salmons and a 2015 second-round draft choice, the...
  • Napier's Heat summer debut a learning experience

    Napier's Heat summer debut a learning experience
      The last time Shabazz Napier played in a competitive setting, it was on April 7 in front of 79,238 at AT&T Stadium in Texas, leading the University of Connecticut to 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament championship game.    Saturday,...
  • Insurance secured for Napier to play summer league with Heat

    Insurance secured for Napier to play summer league with Heat
      An insurance policy has been secured that will allow first-round NBA Draft pick Shabazz Napier to compete in summer-league games with the Miami Heat.    While the Heat are in position to sign Napier, the impact of the allowable 20-percent raise...
  • Joel Embiid's injury conjures memories of Yao Ming, Michael Jordan

    When the 76ers selected Joel Embiid with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft last week, Jeff Van Gundy reacted with the same serenity of mind and acceptance of risk that his friend and former colleague had exhibited in making the pick. As the Houston...
  • Orlando Magic sign rookies Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton

    Orlando Magic sign rookies Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton
    In a necessary procedural move, the Orlando Magic today signed Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton to rookie-scale contracts. The salaries of first-round draft picks are governed by the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the National...
  • Embiid wants to reward Sixers for their faith in him

    Embiid wants to reward Sixers for their faith in him
    Joel Embiid is amazed that he went from playing JV basketball in Florida in 2011-12 to the No. 3 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in Thursday night's NBA Draft. "This is crazy," said Embiid during a 22-minute conference call Monday. "I still can't...
  • Napier, Hamilton, Ennis highlight Heat summer roster

    Napier, Hamilton, Ennis highlight Heat summer roster
      The Miami Heat released their summer-league roster Tuesday, one that includes first-round NBA Draft pick Shabazz Napier, former second-round acquisitions Justin Hamilton and James Ennis, as well as former University of Miami guard Trey McKinney Jones...
  • Shabazz Napier ready to live up to LeBron's endorsement

    Shabazz Napier ready to live up to LeBron's endorsement
    The newest addition to the Miami Heat is still overwhelmed by the endorsement. Guard Shabazz Napier made plenty of memories while starring at Connecticut before being selected in the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft. Two national titles. First-team...
  • Clippers choose C.J. Wilcox with 28th pick in NBA draft

    C.J. Wilcox recalled how he had "one of my worst workouts" with the Clippers, leaving the 6-foot-5 guard unsure if he had left the wrong impression. Wilcox did not. The Clippers looked at his body of work from playing four years at Washington as a...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    The Lakers added two players through the NBA draft over the past week. On Thursday, the team selected Kentucky forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick.  They also sent cash to the Washington Wizards for the rights to the 46th pick, guard...