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  • Bulls take Arkansas' Bobby Portis at No. 22 in the NBA draft

     Bulls take Arkansas' Bobby Portis at No. 22 in the NBA draft
    Here's a good place to start in getting to know Bobby Portis' mindset after the Bulls used the 22nd pick in Thursday's NBA draft on the Arkansas power forward. He's going to try to start. "I think I'll fit in well there," the 6-foot-11 SEC player of...
  • Lakers select D'Angelo Russell with No. 2 overall pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    Lakers select D'Angelo Russell with No. 2 overall pick in 2015 NBA Draft
    The Lakers selected Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft on Thursday night. At 6-foot-5, Russell is capable of playing either guard position. He's a well-respected shooter and gifted passer. "I just...
  • Lakers' Mitch Kupchak drafts 6-5 Russell but notes key role of big men

    Lakers' Mitch Kupchak drafts 6-5 Russell but notes key role of big men
    The Lakers passed on Duke center Jahlil Okafor to select Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell with the second overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday. "We're very happy to have D'Angelo be a Laker," said Kupchak.  "[There were] a lot of good players in...
  • Byron Scott says D'Angelo Russell has a chance to be a superstar

    Byron Scott says D'Angelo Russell has a chance to be a superstar
    Lakers Coach Byron Scott thinks highly of the Lakers' selection of 6-foot-5 guard D'Angelo Russell with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft on Thursday. "[We chose] the best guy available," said Scott. "Watching D'Angelo work out. Watching...
  • D'Angelo Russell has superstar potential, Lakers Coach Byron Scott says

    Mitch Kupchak had a question for the newest member of the Lakers. He called D'Angelo Russell shortly after the Lakers took him with the No. 2 pick in Thursday's NBA draft. "Did we surprise you a little bit?" the Lakers' general manager asked the...
  • Ira Winderman: How Justise was served to the Heat

    Ira Winderman: How Justise was served to the Heat
    The perception of Pat Riley is locked in, fixated, focused. Amid the mayhem, Riley, during his coaching days, would sit pregame on the bench diagramming one last set of plays, dark-blue pen on light-blue card stock, oblivious to balls ricocheting...
  • 76ers ordered to pay Pelicans $3 million for not disclosing Holiday's injuries

    The 76ers were ordered to pay the New Orleans Pelicans $3 million by the NBA last season for not fully disclosing Jrue Holiday's injury history before he was traded two years ago, according to two sources. The Sixers traded Holiday, an All-Star point...
  • Undrafted Cliff Alexander to play for Nets' Summer League team

    After going undrafted in the NBA draft, former Kansas forward Cliff Alexander will play for the Brooklyn Nets in the Orlando Summer League. The decision to sign with Brooklyn comes two days after an excruciating draft-night fall. Alexander, a former top-...
  • 76ers' Okafor fan of Curry, but titles go through big men

    76ers' Okafor fan of Curry, but titles go through big men
    Jahlil Okafor is a fan of Steph Curry and enjoyed watching the MVP lead the guard-heavy Golden State Warriors to an NBA championship. He still thinks the best road to a title is through the big man. That's what makes the 6-foot-11 center out of Duke...
  • Heat to bring five from 2014-15 roster to summer league

    Heat to bring five from 2014-15 roster to summer league
    With the Miami Heat's summer-league schedule less than a week from opening, the team has put together an intriguing mix of returning players, draft picks and undrafted free agents for three weeks of play that will include time in leagues in Orlando and...
  • Wizards rookie Oubre filled with confidence

    Wizards rookie Oubre filled with confidence
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Basketball fans are enamored with the idea of native son Kevin Durant playing for the Washington Wizards starting in 2016. Starting this fall, Kelly Oubre Jr. begins his rookie campaign in Washington as a draft-day trade landed the...