Arizona’s Azuolas Tubelis to enter NBA draftApril 13, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's second-team All-American forward Azuolas Tubelis will enter the 2023 NBA draft.
Tubelis told ESPN of his plans on Thursday and he is not expected to return to the Wildcats.
Amari Bailey leaving UCLA after 1 season to enter NBA draftApril 13, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amari Bailey has joined the exodus of UCLA players to the NBA draft.
He announced his plans Thursday on his Instagram account.
Adama Sanogo leaving UConn for NBA draftApril 13, 2023 GMT
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn center Adama Sanogo announced Thursday he will leave the national champions and make himself eligible for the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-9 junior from Mali, who was named Most Outstanding Player at this year's Final Four, made his decision public in an Instagram post, thanking his family and coaches for their support.
UConn guard Jordan Hawkins declares for NBA draftApril 7, 2023 GMT
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn guard Jordan Hawkins announced Friday that he will leave college and enter the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-5 sophomore from Gaithersburg, Maryland averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists this past season, helping lead the Huskies to the program's fifth NCAA Tournament title.
Duke freshman Dereck Lively II says he’ll enter NBA draftApril 4, 2023 GMT
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke big man Dereck Lively II is entering the NBA draft after one college season.
Lively announced his decision in a social-media post Tuesday.
Analysis: Scoot Henderson says he’s ready for NBA draftFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
Scoot Henderson is starting to watch the Harry Potter movies. He can easily explain what inertia is. He can’t understand why one of his friends always seems to beat him when they go online to play Madden.
AP source: Hornets send Plumlee to Clippers for JacksonFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have traded center Mason Plumlee to the Los Angeles Clippers for point guard Reggie Jackson and a 2028 second-round draft pick, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Murray hits eight 3-pointers as Kings beat Rockets 140-120February 7, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Keegan Murray had a career-high 30 points and set a franchise rookie record with eight 3-pointers to help the Sacramento Kings snap a two-game skid with a 140-120 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night.
Former Seton Hall basketball player Dick Gaines dies at 86December 16, 2022 GMT
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Richard “Dick” Gaines, who played basketball at Seton Hall and is a member of the school's athletics hall of fame, has died. He was 86.
Gaines died on Dec. 10, according to a news release from the school on Friday.
Magic beat Clippers 116-111 in OT, snap 9-game losing streakDecember 8, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Pablo Banchero scored 10 of his 23 points in overtime and the Orlando Magic snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 116-111 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
G League preview: Top prospect Scoot Henderson leads IgniteNovember 3, 2022 GMT
Jason Hart has been making the comparison for about a year now. When the coach of the G League Ignite sees Scoot Henderson, a certain NBA player comes into his mind.
DeRozan reaches 20,000 points but Spurs beat Bulls 129-124October 29, 2022 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Keldon Johnson scored 33 points for San Antonio, spoiling a career milestone for former teammate DeMar DeRozan and leading the Spurs to a 129-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
Spurs waive Josh Primo, No. 12 pick in 2021 NBA draftOctober 29, 2022 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs waived Josh Primo on Friday, and the second-year guard told ESPN he has been dealing with trauma he experienced previously.
The 6-foot-6 Primo was selected by San Antonio with the No.
Paolo’s diary: Magic rookie getting set for his NBA debutOctober 18, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: Orlando Magic rookie Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft, will do a periodic diary for The Associated Press to chronicle his first season in the league.
France picks Wembanyama for World Cup qualifying gamesOctober 8, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Top NBA draft prospect Victor Wembanyama will join France's national team next month for a pair of World Cup qualifying games.
Analysis: Wembanyama showed the repertoire, as NBA watchedOctober 5, 2022 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Victor Wembanyama didn’t wait long to make an impression.
The 7-foot-4 French phenomenon from the club Metropolitans 92 blocked shots at the rim and on the perimeter, got rebounds, ran the floor, set screens, scored on a nifty spin move, showed off his ability to dribble, dove for a loose ball and even played point guard on one possession.
French star Wembanyama set for his first taste of NBA lifeOctober 3, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson have been linked constantly over the last couple years, with just about every prognosticator anointing them as the top two picks in the 2023 NBA draft.
Thunder rookie Holmgren learns ways of NBA while on the mendSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren is experiencing the rehab process for the first time.
Thunder No. 2 pick Holmgren to miss season with foot injuryAugust 25, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City forward Chet Holmgren, the No. 2 pick in this year's NBA draft, will miss the 2022-23 season with a right foot injury.
The 7-footer was hurt while playing in a pro-am game last weekend in Seattle, near where he starred last season for Gonzaga, and the Thunder announced Thursday that he sustained a Lisfranc injury.
Charge dropped against Banchero tied to teammate’s DWI stopJuly 30, 2022 GMT
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor charge against former Duke player and No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Paolo Banchero tied to an impaired-driving incident involving a teammate and grandson of now-retired Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski.
G League Ignite moving to Vegas suburb of Henderson, NevadaJuly 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The G League Ignite said Friday that the team has struck a multiyear deal to relocate to Henderson, Nevada.
The Ignite had been training in Walnut Creek, California, since their inception and played home games this past season in Las Vegas, about 15 miles from their new home.
Shaedon Sharpe out of Summer League with shoulder injuryJuly 9, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shaedon Sharpe's first Summer League with the Portland Trail Blazers is over.
The No. 7 pick in last month's NBA draft has been shut down for the remainder of Portland's stay in Las Vegas because of a small labral tear in his left shoulder.
Banchero, Magic top Smith, Rockets in NBA Summer LeagueJuly 8, 2022 GMT
Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half, Caleb Houstan had 20 and the Orlando Magic breezed to a 91-77 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night to open play in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Bucks’ draftee Beauchamp overcomes adversity to reach NBAJune 28, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — There was a stretch of homelessness while growing up. A constant shifting from one high school to another. The cancellation of an NBA draft training program due to the pandemic. A year proving himself with a G League developmental team.
Banchero arrives in Orlando, a day after becoming No. 1 pickJune 24, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The secret about how Orlando was going to take Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft was incredibly well-kept.
Mavs trade into draft, get G League’s Hardy at 37 from KingsJune 24, 2022 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks general manager Nico Harrison can finally say he has made a draft pick.
The second-year GM and his club traded back into the NBA draft in a deal with Sacramento, acquiring G League player Jaden Hardy after the Kings drafted him 37th overall in the second round Thursday night.
Thursday Sports in BriefJune 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Orlando Magic selected Duke freshman Paolo Banchero on Thursday night with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
After leading the Blue Devils to the Final Four in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final season, the 6-foot-10 forward was called first by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to begin the draft, beating out fellow first-year forwards Jabari Smith Jr.
Moving up: Grizzlies trade 2 1st-round picks to get LaRaviaJune 24, 2022 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jake LaRavia wasn’t just worth a first-round pick. The way the Memphis Grizzlies saw it, he was worth two of them.
The Grizzlies moved the 22nd and 29th picks in Thursday’s NBA draft to Minnesota for the 19th pick — which became LaRavia, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Wake Forest.
Pacers take Arizona’s Mathurin at No. 6, Zags’ NembhardJune 24, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Arizona sophomore Bennedict Mathurin figures he has a lot to bring to the Indiana Pacers.
“I feel like I'm a winner," said Mathurin, who was taken No. 6 overall by the Pacers in the NBA draft Thursday night.
Clippers take Michigan’s Moussa Diabate with 43rd pickJune 24, 2022 GMT
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers drafted forward Moussa Diabate from Michigan with the 43rd pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
Diabate was the second player from Michigan to be picked in the second round.
Lakers get Michigan State’s Max Christie with 2nd-round pickJune 24, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers think Max Christie is the next underrated young talent who will grow into a solid NBA contributor after he puts on the purple and gold.
The Lakers selected the Michigan State guard with the 35th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.
Kings nab Iowa’s versatile Keegan Murray with 4th pickJune 24, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings selected Iowa forward Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft.
A first-team All-American as a sophomore, Murray was the Big Ten’s leading scorer at 23.5 points a game and averaged 8.7 rebounds while playing alongside twin brother Kris.
AP source: 76ers trade Green, pick to Memphis for MeltonJune 24, 2022 GMT
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers traded the rights to the 23rd overall pick of Thursday night's NBA draft and Danny Green to the Memphis Grizzlies for De’Anthony Melton, said a person with knowledge of the situation.
Thunder take Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren with No. 2 overall pickJune 24, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder chose Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night and hit the accelerator on their rebuild by adding three of the top 12 selections.
Nuggets draft Kansas’ Braun, acquire rights to UCLA’s WatsonJune 24, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets selected Kansas guard Christian Braun with the 21st pick of the NBA draft Thursday night.
The 6-foot-6 Braun averaged 14.1 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Jayhawks last season.
Pistons draft Ivey at No. 5 and acquire No. 13 pick DurenJune 24, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons suddenly have a dynamic backcourt, giving the three-time championship franchise a chance to restore a bit of glory.
Detroit also made a savvy deal to bolster its frontcourt.
Blazers select Shaedon Sharpe with No. 7 pick in draftJune 24, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers selected Shaedon Sharpe with the seventh pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, taking a chance on a player who never suited up in college.
Sharpe, 6-foot-6 wing from Canada, was a five-star recruit who committed to Kentucky but never played for the Wildcats.
Busy Hornets select Williams, trade Duren in NBA draftJune 24, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets drafted two centers in the first round of the NBA draft — trading one and keeping the other.
The Hornets selected Memphis center Jalen Duren with the 13th overall pick before trading the pick to the New York Knicks.
Baylor’s Sochan, Ohio State’s Branham to Spurs in NBA draftJune 24, 2022 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs chose Baylor forward Jeremy Sochan with the ninth overall pick, Ohio State guard Malaki Branham with the 20th selection and Notre Dame’s Blake Wesley at No. 25 in the NBA draft on Thursday night.
Wizards draft Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis with 10th pickJune 24, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — During the interview process with Johnny Davis leading up to the NBA draft, Washington Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. realized this was a player with an impressive feel for the game.
Hawks pick Duke forward A.J. Griffin at No. 16 in NBA draftJune 24, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Looking to bounce back from a disappointing season, the Atlanta Hawks selected another Duke player in the first round.
Now the question: Is A.J. Griffin just the first of several newcomers who will be joining the team for next season.
Celtics look to future, draft Alabama’s Davison at No. 53June 24, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics looked toward the future by selecting former Alabama guard JD Davison in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday night.
Davison was an SEC All-Freshman Team selection this past season for the Crimson Tide, averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists despite only starting six games.
Pelicans take G League’s Dyson Daniels at No. 8 in NBA draftJune 24, 2022 GMT
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dyson Daniels believes he is ready to immediately contribute to the New Orleans Pelicans.
He’s just 19 years old and has played in just 26 G League games since coming to the United States from his native Australia.
Houston takes Auburn’s Jabari Smith with third overall pickJune 24, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — After falling to the third overall pick by the Houston Rockets after most projected him to go No. 1 in the NBA draft, Jabari Smith Jr. wasn't worried about the two teams that didn't pick him.
Warriors select forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. with 28th pickJune 24, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors will build a roster with the mission to repeat as NBA champions.
How the team's new draft picks will fit into that quest remains to be seen.
Heat draft Serbian forward Nikola Jovic with 27th pickJune 24, 2022 GMT
Serbian forward Nikola Jovic was selected by the Miami Heat with the 27th pick in Thursday's NBA draft.
The 19-year-old was born in England and moved to Serbia when he was 9. He has played for Mega Basket in the Serbian league, averaging 11.7 points on 43% shooting in that league this past season.
Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draftJune 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The question for weeks leading into the NBA draft was whether the first pick would be Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren or Jabari Smith Jr.
The answer finally came Thursday night — and even Banchero didn't know it until moments before the announcement of the Orlando Magic's selection.
Cavs select Agbaji at 14, add another Mobley in NBA draftJune 24, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ochai Agbaji developed championship DNA in college. The Cavaliers are counting on it staying with him in the pros.
Looking to add a perimeter player who can shoot, defend and maybe accelerate their timeline to NBA title contention, Cleveland selected Agbaji with the No.
Raptors draft Arizona C Christian Koloko with 33rd pickJune 24, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors selected Arizona center Christian Koloko with the 33rd overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.
“Good shot blocker, really good defensive numbers,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of Koloko.
AP source: Kemba Walker trade to Pistons among Knicks’ movesJune 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks removed Kemba Walker and added no players in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday.
Walker wasn't around the Knicks late in the season and now he won't be with them at all after they agreed to deal him to the Detroit Pistons.
It’s Banchero to Orlando: Magic grab Duke standout at No. 1June 24, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Paolo Banchero never worked out for the Orlando Magic. He didn’t have to, either.
His year at Duke provided all the information they needed.
The latest — and perhaps most important — piece to Orlando’s rebuild is Banchero, the 6-foot-10 forward who went No.
Victor who? Wembanyama favorite to be No. 1 pick in 2023June 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Let the Victor Wembanyama watch begin.
This year, Duke's Paolo Banchero was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. A choice some consider at least a mild surprise.
Lakers get in draft, acquire 35th pick in trade with OrlandoJune 23, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers will get to participate in the NBA draft after acquiring the 35th overall pick from the Orlando Magic on Thursday for cash and a future second-round selection.
Cavaliers add second-round pick, acquire No. 49 from KingsJune 23, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers made their first move before the NBA draft tipped off.
Adding another asset to perhaps use to bolster its roster, Cleveland acquired the No. 49 selection from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for the rights to forward Sasha Vezenkov and $1.75 million.
Smith? Holmgren? Banchero? Magic own No. 1 pick in NBA draftJune 22, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Paolo Banchero thinks he should be No. 1. Jabari Smith Jr. is sure he won't go beyond No. 2. Chet Holmgren would be happy with either.
The freshmen have been considered the top three players available, in some order, in the NBA draft.
Hornets entering NBA draft with 2 1st round picks, no coachJune 22, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have two picks in the first round of Thursday night’s NBA draft — and no head coach in place to help facilitate those decisions.
Duren, Williams, Kessler top list of NBA draft’s big menJune 21, 2022 GMT
Memphis' Jalen Duren, Duke's Mark Williams and Auburn's Walker Kessler are the headliners among big men in Thursday's NBA draft.
Each is a mobile big man with the ability to finish above the rim, with Duren and Williams as potential lottery picks, along with Kessler as a first-round prospect.
Jovic, Dieng highlight international prospects in NBA draftJune 21, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Ousmane Dieng of France moved to Australia for a season to hone his skills. Nikola Jovic stayed home in Serbia.
Both are expected to end up in the NBA, though, since they are among the top international prospects in Thursday night's draft.
Orlando still evaluating all options with No. 1 draft pickJune 21, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — College basketball season ended almost three months ago, the NBA draft lottery was more than a month ago and the draft itself is later this week.
Smith, Holmgren, Banchero top list of forwards in NBA draftJune 20, 2022 GMT
Forwards are expected to dominate Thursday's NBA draft, starting with the trio of Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren, Auburn's Jabari Smith and Duke's Paolo Banchero. They are the headliners at the position and have been widely ranked as the top prospects overall with their size and open-floor potential.