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NBA top draft Simmons' cousin killed in NJ hit-and-run

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:30pm

The cousin of Ben Simmons, who was picked first by the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA draft, died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in a New Jersey neighborhood, family members said.

Pau Gasol says he wants to play in Rio Olympics despite Zika

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 5:30am

Chicago Bulls star Pau Gasol says he wants to play in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics despite concerns over the Zika virus.

Pick 6: Celtics end draft with plenty of 'NBA bodies'

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 6:10pm

The Boston Celtics had an extra-long table lined up for their post-draft news conference Friday, a day after they picked six players.

Wizards' Beal is latest to decline Rio Olympics invite

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:10pm

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has declined an invitation to play for the United States in the Rio Olympics.

Championship ring: President calls Cavs coach after title

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:32am

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue got a unique championship ring — from the White House.

Trades are part of NBA draft day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:00am

The long wait to find out which NBA team would be in his future was over in a hurry for Domantas Sabonis.

Thunder send Ibaka to Magic for Oladipo, Sabonis

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 12:10am

The Thunder might finally have found their shooting guard in Victor Oladipo.

Rockets select Onuaku and Zhou in 2nd round of NBA draft

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:50pm

The Houston Rockets added a pair of big men in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday night in Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku and Chinese center Zhou Qi.

Grizzlies take Baldwin with 17th pick in 'whirlwind' draft

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:50pm

The Memphis Grizzlies hope they have finally found help for their long-range shooting woes.

Cavaliers acquire rights to point guard Kay Felder in draft

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:31pm

The Cavaliers added a point guard to the party.

Blazers trade with Orlando for 47th pick

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:30pm

The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired the rights to Jake Layman out of Maryland, who was selected by the Magic with the 47th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

Pelicans choose Hield with 6th overall pick in NBA draft

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:21pm

The New Orleans Pelicans held on to their first-round choice in the NBA draft for the first time since 2012, then used it to select a relatively mature rookie who was among college basketball's best long-range shooters this past season.

Bulls select Denzel Valentine with 14th pick in the draft

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:20pm

The Chicago Bulls found their Valentine after trading away their Rose.

Nuggets select Jamal Murray with No. 7 pick in NBA draft

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:20pm

Jamal Murray can score. The Denver Nuggets desperately needed a scorer.

Kings take Papagiannis, Labissiere, Richardson after 2 deals

Josh Dubow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:20pm

When the point guards the Sacramento Kings were targeting went off the board before they were set to pick at No. 8, general manager Vlade Divac didn't hesitate to trade down and bolster his frontcourt instead.

The Latest: Bow ties, international picks dominate NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:10pm

The Latest from the NBA draft at Barclays Center in New York.(all times local):

Warriors select Vanderbilt's Damian Jones in first round

Rick Eymer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:10pm

The Golden State Warriors got the big man they were looking for and then went looking for a supplemental pick.

Suns get Marquese Chriss after trade with Kings

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:00pm

The Phoenix Suns knew they'd be choosing between Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss in the NBA draft.

Pacers select LeVert for Nets at No. 20 to complete deal

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:00pm

Larry Bird and Kevin Pritchard couldn't wait for the draft to start remaking the Pacers roster.