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For Mavs, Draft Again Shaping Up As Prelude To Free Agency

Dallas has the 21st pick in the second round Thursday night, and three openings in the starting lineup after finding out for sure on the eve of the draft that guard Monta Ellis will opt out of the final year of his contract


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NBA Draft Prospect Bobby Portis: “I Haven’t Been Getting Much Sleep”

Arkansas PF Bobby Portis has been labeled as a possible draft sleeper, we got his thoughts on the draft process and where he sees his game fitting in the NBA.


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Alan Williams: ‘My Life As An NBA Draft Prospect’

UCSB isn’t your typical college basketball powerhouse, but Alan Williams isn’t your typical draft prospect either. Here’s his story, as told by him.


FC Barcelona's Croatian forward Mario Hezonja (L) is a potential top-10 pick in Thursday's draft. (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

NBA Pipeline From Europe Getting Bigger, Deeper And Stronger

A record 101 foreign-born players began this season on NBA rosters, and three more — Emmanuel Mudiay of China, Kristaps Porzingis of Latvia and Mario Hezonja of Croatia — are potential top 10 picks.


TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 3: Joel Embid #11 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during the 2014 NBA rookie photo shoot on August 3, 2014 at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Joel Embiid The Latest Example Of Risk Vs. Reward In NBA Draft

Seven-footers are still highly coveted by NBA teams, but these players have historically been more prone to injury


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Big Guys May Own NBA Draft Night

The first three players taken in the NBA Draft on Thursday could easily be a trio of big guys. Karl-Anthony Towns seems to be the most likely first pick by Minnesota.


The Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 to win the 2015 NBA Finals June 16, 2015 at the at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Warriors Top Cavs To Win NBA Title

Revived by Stephen Curry, the Warriors ended a 40-year NBA championship drought on Tuesday by finishing off the undermanned Cavaliers by a score of 105-97 in Game 6.


Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors dribbles up court against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Oracle Arena during Game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 14, 2015 in Oakland, California. (credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Stop Cavs To Take 3-2 Series Lead

Stephen Curry made seven 3-pointers and scored 37 points, and the Warriors withstood LeBron James to outlast the Cavaliers by a score of 104-91 on Sunday night.


Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors dribbles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena During Game four of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 11, 2015 in Cleveland,Ohio. (credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Top Cavs To Even NBA Finals 2-2

Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala scored 22 points apiece, and the Warriors squared the NBA Finals at 2-2 on Thursday night with a 103-82 win over the Cavaliers.


LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors in the second quarter during Game 4 of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Cameras Catch LeBron’s Wardrobe Malfunction

LeBron James may need to call Janet Jackson to get some advice on how to handle wardrobe malfunctions.


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Obama Neutral In NBA, But Picks Chicago In NHL

The avid sports fan who occupies the Oval Office is refusing to take sides as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors battle for the NBA championship.


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Nike To Become NBA’s Uniform Provider In 2017-18

The league said Wednesday it had agreed on an eight-year deal with Nike, which will become the first apparel partner to have its logo appear on NBA uniforms.