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Dirk to Doncic: Mavs tap brakes on inevitable comparisons

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:00pm

Luka Doncic didn't get compared to Larry Bird when he was introduced a day after the Dallas Mavericks traded up to get the third overall pick in the NBA draft.

Kupchak: Kemba Walker focal point of franchise going forward

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:12pm

General manager Mitch Kupchak wants point guard Kemba Walker to end his NBA career right where it started — with the Charlotte Hornets.

Cavs having 'good dialogue' with LeBron's management team

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:54am

With one deadline looming on his future in Cleveland, LeBron James has been in contact with the Cavaliers through his representatives.

Spurs acknowledge relationship with Leonard is fractured

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:14am

General manager R.C. Buford acknowledges star forward Kawhi Leonard is unhappy with the Spurs.

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:34am

The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar.

Wizards select Oregon swingman Troy Brown with 15th pick

Benjamin Standig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:27am

After winging it with their perimeter depth late in a trying season, the Washington Wizards decided they needed more. A mature 18-year-old from Las Vegas with a winning game and a modern style convinced them he was the right call.

Raptors make no picks in NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:12am

The Toronto Raptors did not make a pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, having traded a first- and second-round selection to Brooklyn along with forward DeMarre Carroll in July 2017.

Pistons draft Miami's Brown, trade for Creighton's Thomas

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:54am

With their first-round pick gone after the trade for Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons tried to make the best of a tough situation on draft night.

A mom's fairytale draft spoiled by employer _ the 76ers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:30am

Tyneeha Rivers walked into Barclays Center for the NBA draft with her son, Mikal Bridges.

Behind the scenes of Kevin Huerter's draft moment

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:14am

The hardest part of NBA draft night for Kevin Huerter was keeping a straight face.

Thunder take Hall with 53rd pick, Hervey with 57th

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:09am

The Thunder hope they have run into some more good luck in the second round.

Nets go abroad, grab Musa and Kurucs in NBA draft

Adry Torres, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:53pm

The Brooklyn Nets have been creative in their attempt to start from scratch after selling away the future of the franchise five years ago hunting for a championship that never came.

Timberwolves take Georgia Tech G Josh Okogie with 20th pick

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:44pm

The Minnesota Timberwolves could have used their draft picks in deals to help clear space under the salary cap for potential free agent additions next month.

Blazers take guard Anfernee Simons with 24th pick

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:27pm

The Portland Trail Blazers acquired two guards during Thursday's NBA draft, landing IMG Academy's Anfernee Simons and Duke's Gary Trent Jr.

Rockets get USC's Melton, Purdue's Edwards on draft night

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:24pm

The Houston Rockets believe they got a steal by adding Southern California's De'Anthony Melton with the 46th pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night — and they aren't worried about his off-court headlines.

Warriors take Cincinnati's Jacob Evans with 28th pick

Rick Eymer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:20pm

Jacob Evans drew the attention of the Golden State Warriors as much for his defense as his versatility.

Nuggets take Michael Porter Jr. with 14th pick

Michael Kelly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:14pm

Michael Porter Jr. played only three college games but said he is ready for the grind of an NBA season.

Mavs go Euro with rebuild again, trading up for Luka Doncic

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:12pm

The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki.

Suns get their coveted center Ayton to anchor young squad

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:06pm

For most of their half-century in existence, the Phoenix Suns have coveted a big-time center.