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2018 NBA draft — Grayson Allen plucked by Utah Jazz at No. 21

Grayson Allen became the first senior plucked from the NBA's draft board Thursday night when the Utah Jazz selected the Duke guard with the 21st pick.While being interviewed on ESPN's broadcast, Allen was congratulated and hugged by Jazz...

2018 NBA draft – Six big first-round winners

Who are the winners after the first round of the 2018 NBA draft?Here are six teams and picks that stand out.Traded the draft rights to guard Trae Young a protected 2019 first-round pick for the draft rights to...

New York Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn declines contract, to become unrestricted free agent

11:34 AM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintcommentNew York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn has declined his $4.2 million contract for the 2018-19 season to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources told ESPN.LeBron James and Paul George are...

Memphis Grizzlies discuss trading No. 4 pick in NBA draft

The Memphis Grizzlies are in discussions with a number of teams to trade the No. 4 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, league sources told ESPN. Any such trade would likely include forward Chandler Parsons, whose contract is considered...

Gregg Popovich meets with Kawhi Leonard in California

11:59 AM ETRamona ShelburneCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior writer for ESPN.comSpent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily NewsAdrian WojnarowskiSan Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich traveled Tuesday to Southern California and met with Kawhi Leonard prior to Thursday's NBA draft,...

Inglewood residents sue to prevent Los Angeles Clippers’ new arena

A group of Inglewood residents filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the city violated state laws by entering into an exclusive negotiating agreement to develop public land for the Los Angeles Clippers' new stadium.This is the second lawsuit filed...

2018 NBA draft trades – Best deals we’d like to see

Plenty of picks throughout the lottery could be in play for draft-night trades. So which moves should teams make?Our NBA Insiders give their best six deals.Get our seven best Kawhi Leonard trades here.The Clips move upClippers get: Chandler...

2018 NBA draft – Is Trae Young a future superstar?

Trae Young might be the most fascinating prospect in this year's NBA draft.Young's freshman season at Oklahoma, which saw him lead the NCAA in both scoring and assists per game, was unlike anything we've seen in modern college...

Rudy Gay opting out of contract with San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay is declining his 2018-19 player option to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources tell ESPN.Gay is turning down a salary of $8.8 million in order to hit free agency.The...

Former University of Missouri player Michael Porter says he’s ‘feeling great’ ahead of NBA...

Former Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr., who had issues with his hip and back, said Monday that he's "feeling great" and wouldn't dismiss the idea of working out for teams this week ahead of Thursday's NBA draft."It's a...

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