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  • Cavs' move out of first round fueled by financial cost, ability to add picks

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio In the end, the Cavaliers decided the money it would've cost to select in the first round wasn't worth the talent available. By trading out of the first round of Thursday night's NBA draft, they added two quality second-round picks...
  • Bowie's Grant lands in New York with Knicks

    Bowie's Grant lands in New York with Knicks
    For a brief, flickering moment, it looked like Bowie native Jerian Grant might start his professional basketball career close to home with the Washington Wizards. The Wizards selected the former DeMatha High and Notre Dame guard with the 19th overall...
  • Sixers say uncertainty over Joel Embiid's injury may have played a factor in picking Jahlil Okafor

     Sixers say uncertainty over Joel Embiid's injury may have played a factor in picking Jahlil Okafor
    Sam Hinkie hopes the Philadelphia 76ers would've selected Duke center Jahlil Okafor at No. 3 in Thursday's NBA Draft even if Joel Embiid's right foot stress fracture had continued to heal properly, but he's not sure. "I'd like to think we would've had...
  • Heat second-round pick Richardson provides 3-and-D promise

    Heat second-round pick Richardson provides 3-and-D promise
    The path to the No. 40 selection in Thursday's NBA draft for Tennessee guard Josh Richardson began when the NBA said he couldn't. That's when he was determined to show that he would. Bypassed when it came to invitations to the NBA's Chicago combine in...
  • Darrun Hilliard, Liberty High grad, ready for NBA life to start with Detroit Pistons

    Darrun Hilliard, Liberty High grad, ready for NBA life to start with Detroit Pistons
    As the NBA Draft played out Thursday, Darrun Hilliard began to think it may not be his night. His feelings had nothing to do with the picks unfolding on ESPN. While he occasionally checked the draft's progress on TV, Hilliard's focus was on snapping a...
  • Celtics show their interest by picking W&M's Thornton

    Celtics show their interest by picking W&M's Thornton
    It was a long night, one that nearly stretched into the next morning. But just before midnight, Marcus Thornton's phone rang. He was a Boston Celtic — or, at least, he has a chance to be one. "I was glad to hear my name called," said Thornton, the...
  • Kansas coach Self offers support after Alexander goes undrafted

    Bill Self fired off a text message to Cliff Alexander late Thursday night, after the NBA draft had ended, after the former Kansas forward waited for more than five hours to hear his name on national television. The wait had lasted deep into the night....
  • 76ers GM Hinkie: Okafor was best available player

    In between traveling to see prospects in person, watching film and talking with coaches on the phone, Sam Hinkie has a less conventional way of assessing talent and potential. The 76ers general manager talks to players about other players because they've...
  • Former Oak Ridge standout Cady Lalanne drafted by Spurs

    Former Oak Ridge standout Cady Lalanne drafted by Spurs
    Former Oak Ridge High and UMass standout Cady Lalanne was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the No. 55 overall pick. Lalanne caught the attention of NBA scouts when he made the all-tournament team of the Portsmouth Invitational in April. Lalanne,...
  • Former Oak Ridge player celebrates NBA Draft with family, high-school coach

    Former Oak Ridge player celebrates NBA Draft with family, high-school coach
    CLEARWATER — Two plates of chocolate-chip brownies were almost gone, and the smallest family member, a year old that day, curled up to sleep on the couch. She had been waiting with everyone else, about 20 family members and friends, for nearly...
  • Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant. Knicks fans just got mad — though not for long. Minnesota selected Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on...