NBA Draft

Los Angeles Laker players LeBron James, center, and Anthony Davis, right, take in an NBA summer league basketball game between the New York Knicks and the New Orleans Pelicans, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)
July 05, 2019 - 11:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zion Williamson's first NBA show was a sellout. And it ended earlier than the fans wanted. The No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans didn't keep his adoring new public waiting for his display of dunks and power. With tickets commanding more than $500 on the resale...
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Washington Wizards basketball team introduce Rui Hachimura, the team's first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft during a press conference at Capital One Arena in Washington, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 22, 2019 - 1:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan. Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9...
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Duke's Zion Williamson, right, poses for photographs with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the New Orleans Pelicans as the first pick during the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 20, 2019 - 11:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson plays with force and ferocity, a Hulk in hightops who looks as though he'd never show a soft side. Draft night proved otherwise. Williamson was the No. 1 pick of the New Orleans Pelicans — a surprise to nobody who watched basketball this past season. But afterward he...
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Oregon's Bol Bol smiles before the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 20, 2019 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday's NBA draft (all times local): 11 p.m. The first round of the NBA draft is complete. Milwaukee selected USC guard Kevin Porter Jr. with the 30th and final pick of the first round. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that 7-foot-2 freshman Bol Bol from Oregon is...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Duke's Zion Williamson (1) dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Clemson, in Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils freshman is widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 17, 2019 - 3:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft since Davis in...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis brings the ball up during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in New Orleans. Two people familiar with the situation say the Pelicans have agreed to trade Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins July 6. ESPN first reported the trade.(AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
June 15, 2019 - 9:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices,...
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June 13, 2019 - 10:09 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Duke star Zion Williamson is suing to terminate his contract with a sports marketing company, saying the agency violated the state's sports agent law. A lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro says the star player should be allowed to void his...
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June 11, 2019 - 3:28 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said Tuesday that the timing of next week's NBA draft won't necessarily raise urgency to deal away disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis. "I'm open-minded," Griffin said while introducing new front office hire Swin Cash...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 11:36 am
TORONTO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he has already offered presumed No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson advice on enjoying the process of entering the league. Silver, who appears on the latest episode of PodcastOne Sports Now with AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds, also says he...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2019, file photo, Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson (34) reaches for a rebound between Iowa State's Cameron Lard (2) and Marial Shayok (3) during the second half of a first round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Tulsa, Okla. Wesson's decision to return could make Ohio State a top-10 team next season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
May 30, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett all remained in the NBA draft through the withdrawal deadline. No surprise there, nor for several other players expected to go in the first round. Numerous other players faced difficult decisions on Wednesday, though, and the outcome of those could have a...
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