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Thon Maker to Bucks: Twitter Reacts as PF Is Selected in 2016 NBA Draft

After having his stock threatened by a controversy over his age, Thon Maker heard his name called early in the 2016 NBA draft Thursday, when the Milwaukee Bucks selected him with the 10th overall pick. As Sports Illustrated's Jake Fischer...Show More Summary

Buddy Hield to Pelicans: Twitter Reacts as SG Is Selected in 2016 NBA Draft

Oklahoma Sooners star Buddy Hield was one of the most dynamic scorers in college basketball last year, and he'll hope to have similar success with the New Orleans Pelicans after they made him the No. 6 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft...Show More Summary

Jaylen Brown to Celtics: Twitter Reacts as SF Is Selected in 2016 NBA Draft

The Boston Celtics added an intriguing young piece to their core in Thursday's NBA draft by selecting California forward Jaylen Brown with the No. 3 overall pick. Twitter had plenty to say about Boston's choice, which was the first wild-card...Show More Summary

Jeremy Lin Opts out of Hornets Contract: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Jeremy Lin arrived in Charlotte seemingly at the end of his NBA rope. A disappointing stint with the Los Angeles Lakers left him hanging out on the free-agent market and looking for a low-level deal—an experience that paled in comparison...Show More Summary

Avery Bradley Trade Rumors: Latest News, Buzz, Speculation on Celtics Guard

With the Chicago Bulls shopping guard Jimmy Butler, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, a source told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune on Thursday that the Boston Celtics have been in talks with the Bulls and have included guard...Show More Summary

Ben Simmons to 76ers: Twitter Reacts as Forward Is Selected in 2016 NBA Draft

The Philadelphia 76ers made official what has already been known for a while, selecting LSU product Ben Simmons with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York. The Sixers welcomed Simmons into...Show More Summary

Brandon Ingram to Lakers: Twitter Reacts as SF Is Selected in 2016 NBA Draft

For months, Brandon Ingram has been slated to go second overall. The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed those expectations Thursday, selecting the Duke forward with their first-round selection. Bleacher Report and the Lakers had an early look...Show More Summary

Jae Crowder Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation on Celtics Forward

The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls are reportedly discussing a trade centered around Jimmy Butler, according to the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson, and Boston could ship Jae Crowder to the Windy City if the two sides strike a deal. Johnson reported Thursday night that Crowder "has been involved" in the trade talks. More to follow. Read more NBA news on

Marco Belinelli to Hornets: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Nearly a year after signing a three-year, $19 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, swingman Marco Belinelli is reportedly being shipped out of California's capital. According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, Belinelli is headed to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for the No. Show More Summary

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Early Predictions for Next Year's Class

This year's NBA draft is in the process of unfolding Thursday evening, but for the diehard draftniks who can't get enough of the best up-and-coming players that basketball has to offer, it's a perfect time to look ahead to 2017. After...Show More Summary

Phil Jackson, Jeff Hornacek Comment on Knicks' Trade for Derrick Rose

The New York Knicks announced Wednesday that they acquired point guard Derrick Rose in a package from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for center Robin Lopez and guards Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon, and president of basketball operations...Show More Summary

Follow NBA Draft Live with Internet-Famous Aussie Sportswriter

Greetings, the people, and welcome to the 70th annual NBA draft of these fine United States of America. This is the Big One, the Mega Action Man Auction Event in which bright-eyed, athletic and stupid-tall young fellows come from across...Show More Summary

NBA Draft 2016 Results: Live Reaction, Highlights and Analysis

Dreams are about to come true for 60 NBA hopefuls, as the 2016 NBA Draft is upon us. For detailed analysis and reaction to all the picks, trades and highlights throughout the night, stick with Bleacher Report throughout. First-RoundShow More Summary

LeBron James Declines Invite to Play in Rio 2016 Olympics

No American men's basketball player has won four Olympic medals. LeBron James will pass on making history. Via his agent, James told Team USA on Thursday he will not make the trip to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Games, according...Show More Summary

Hassan Whiteside: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent Center

In the space of two years, Hassan Whiteside went from relative unknown to one of the most prized assets on the free-agent market. No matter where he lands, Whiteside will cash in big this summer.'s Tim MacMahon reported Thursday...Show More Summary

2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down the Pro Future of Pascal Siakam

Pascal Siakam is one of the NBA draft's best stories. The New Mexico State product arrived in the United States from Cameroon in November 2012, and he had just started playing basketball after getting discovered at a Basketball Without...Show More Summary

Tracy McGrady Says He Was Nearly Traded for Scottie Pippen During 1997 NBA Draft

Tracy McGrady began his NBA career in 1997 with the Toronto Raptors, but he was apparently close to joining the Chicago Bulls. McGrady said Thursday on The Jump that he was brought to Chicago for a meeting with the Bulls that could have...Show More Summary

Serge Ibaka Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation on Thunder Forward

Fresh off a dispiriting collapse in the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly made forward Serge Ibaka available in trade discussions. Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reported the news ahead of Thursday's draft. Ibaka, 26, averaged 12.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game in 2015-16. Show More Summary

Thaddeus Young to Pacers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Brooklyn Nets traded forward Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers on Thursday in exchange for Indiana's 20th overall pick in this year's draft and a future second-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical and Nate...Show More Summary

NBA Mock Draft 2016: Order of Selections and Final 1st-Round Team Predictions

Draft day provides a sense of finality over a yearlong process, and Thursday's 2016 NBA draft is the latest example. But not for long. Before the final pick gets called Thursday night, scouts will already begin to slot boards together for the next class. Show More Summary

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