NBA Draft Day Fail: Does Markelle Fultz Know Who He's Playing For?

The Sixers roster is about full and neither of the four second-rounders may play for them next season. Markelle Fultz posted a photo on his Instagram of him in his Philadelphia 76ers hat after being selected No. Fultz, often compared to Houston's James Harden, missed Washington's final four games, capped by a Pac-12 Tournament loss to Southern California. And his three-tier scoring ability... [Full Article...]

Timberwolves Steal the Show With Draft Deal for Jimmy Butler

The Wolves reunited Tom Thibodeau with Butler, giving up two promising young players in Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick to land one of the best two-way players in the game. For more on the deals check out the Timberwolves official team release below. Chicago and Minnesota discussed a deal a year ago on draft night that involved Butler, LaVine and Dunn. [Full Article...]

76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft

On Monday, June 19, the Boston Celtics finalized their trade that will send the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers . If the Lakers are as bad as they were this year, the Celtics could draft in the top three for a third consecutive year. Some have argued that the 76ers surrendered too much to the Boston Celtics just to move up two spots in Thursday's Nat... [Full Article...]

Hornets select guard Malik Monk with No

The Sacramento Kings took Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox with the fifth pick in the National Basketball Association draft and then traded their second lottery pick for two more first-round selections. Malik Monk will team up with former Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the Charlotte Hornets. And the Hornets didn't mess it up - as they are often wont to do when it comes to draft... [Full Article...]

Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs

Cut from the varsity team as a sophomore at DeMatha Catholic High School in 2013 because he was only 5-foot-9, Fultz dominated opponents on the junior varsity level then continued his stellar performances in his final two years at high school. [Full Article...]

Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers

Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers Proud papa, non-stop hype man and brash and shrewd businessman, LaVar Ball is part Donald Trump, Don King, Ari Gold, the late Muhammed Ali and Kris Jenner rolled into one multi-cultural, bi-racial package of flair, bravado and marketing savvy. [Full Article...]

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in National Hockey League draft

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in National Hockey League draft What might have once been a far-out, dystopian sequence to a Hunter S. Thompson book came true Wednesday night: Las Vegas picked an National Hockey League team which will begin play in fewer than four months. "I'm not looking to be the face of much", Fleury said when asked of being his new team's star player. The team has been very active in trading players for draft picks and vice versa. [Full Article...]

10 things I liked and didn't like from the 2017 NBA Draft

Duke's Jason Tatum was taken by the Celtics with pick No. 3, while the Suns took Josh Jackson from Kansas. "Joel will come out and [say] something similar", said Brown, who watched both Simmons and Embiid get a workout in at the facility. [Full Article...]

Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball Everyone is familiar with some of the favorites, Lonzo Ball , Markelle Fultz , and Josh Jackson . The intrigue, then, starts with the No. 3 pick in the National Basketball Association draft Thursday. 2 overall pick, the second-year head coach admitted he's not quite ready to make those type of guarantees with the season still months away. The freshman showed astonishing passing ability ... [Full Article...]

Australia 2-3 Germany

Julian Draxler stepped up and converted from the spot. But while they might be weakened, they certainly aren't weak, with plenty of talent and experience in the group. Australia put on Tim Cahill in place of Juric in search of a late equalizer, but the 37-year-old forward could not find an opportunity. I suppose it was a good game to watch but disappointing to lose. [Full Article...]

Portugal Prepare For New Zealand Clash After Beating Russia

Germany: Advances with a win or draw vs. Cameroon . They can not catch Mexico or Portugal - both of whom are on four points - going into their last match against the European champions on Saturday. "It was an incredible first-half performance from us". "The fact we got into those positions says a lot about how we played in the first half". To find out, watch the New Zealand vs. [Full Article...]

Lakers Select Lonzo Ball Number 2 Overall In NBA Draft

Lakers Select Lonzo Ball Number 2 Overall In NBA Draft Lonzo Ball wants to stay home with the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2, and it seems surer than ever he will. The Lakers' pick came right after the Philadelphia 76ers selected Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the No. Ball led UCLA to the elite eight where the Bruins lost to the Kentucky Wildcats, 86-75. Along the way, Fox put on a dominating show against fellow star rookie point gua... [Full Article...]

Knicks end the run on freshmen picks in draft

First, Simmons and Embiid need to be healthy. Philly chose Louisiana State forward Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick in 2016, but he missed the entire season with a broken right foot suffered in training camp. 1 choice the last two years . They needed an all around playmaker in the backcourt and that's what they got. Butler is reunited with his former head coach Tom Thibodeau on a team that now... [Full Article...]

Portugal's Probable Starting XI vs New Zealand - Confederations Cup

We have a team of good players, everyone is equal. We need to play with motivation. "We will be at a disadvantage if we enter the game with this mentality". "I'm very happy, " he said. Mexico's Diego Reyes exercises during a training session in Kazan , Russia , on Friday, June 23, 2017. The world's best player, Cristiano Ronaldo , may sit out his country's final group stage game, even ... [Full Article...]

Celtics' Trade In NBA Draft Shows Ainge Is Still 'Full Of Surprises'

He's already learned about life at the trade deadline. He said he had been open to working out for the Celtics and said it was possible they might draft him, anyway. A lot of the team's decision depends on who the Lakers go for, specifically regarding Ball. "We talk nearly every day". Things are expected to settle down a bit for at least the first two picks. [Full Article...]

Jimmy Butler to going to the Minnesota Timberwolves

Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) reacts during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at the United Center. After Rose's injury and his subsequent departure, it was fair to consider how far Butler could take a team in the East, part of that having to do with the way the Bulls failed to build a contending roster around him. [Full Article...]

Koepka's trip around the world leads to major title at home

Koepka's trip around the world leads to major title at home Open previous year. "It was bombs away for me", said the champion. "You could hit it far and the fairways were generous enough where you could still miss it and hit the fairway", he said. Missing in action during the weekend were six of the top 10-ranked players in the world , who didn't make the cut, including the top three - Dustin Johnson, McIlroy and Jason Day. [Full Article...]

Boston Celtics Make Trade Of No.1 Pick Official, Ainge Excited

Australia's Ben Simmons is nearly certain to team up with top point guard prospect Markelle Fultz in Philadelphia next season after the 76ers and Boston Celtics confirmed their National Basketball Association draft deal. Boston will receive the Lakers' 2018 pick if it falls between No. 2 and No. 5. NY is conveniently located between both cities and 76ers fans have made the trip here freq... [Full Article...]

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

The heist he pulled off with Brooklyn has set the team up well for the present and future. Even if Tatum doesn't ultimately become a true No. 1 scorer for an National Basketball Association team, he has the ability to slot in nicely as an excellent sidekick in that regard. [Full Article...]

Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship

Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship In history it's happened three times: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson with the Lakers; and Julius Erving and Moses Malone with Philadelphia. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry deserve the spotlight and then some, but there's a behind-the-scenes member of the franchise who's piqued our interest following the Warriors' big win. [Full Article...]

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