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Markelle Fultz shows that you don't have to win in college to be a top NBA Draft pick

Few will remember anything Markelle Fultz did on the court as a Washington Husky. That doesn’t mean his college career didn’t have an impact on the sport. A few months of added perspective have cemented the notion that the 2016-17 college basketball season is destined to be remembered as an unsatisfying campaign. Show More Summary

NBA Draft 2017 prop bets: Fultz, Ball, Jackson, Tatum highlight odds at sportsbooks

The Philadelphia 76ers will start the NBA Draft off this Thursday with the No. 1 overall pick, and the sportsbooks have released betting lines for all aspects of the event. The Philadelphia 76ers made a trade with the Boston Celtics to move up to the No. Show More Summary

If Dwight Howard is traded and no one notices, does it make a sound?

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday’s NBA newsletter. Tuesday was one of those classic NBA offseason days where a deluge of WTF starts early and keeps on churning. The main event ended up being a huge trade between the Lakers...Show More Summary

D'Angelo Russell was becoming a Lakers afterthought. Now the Nets are his team

Russell gets a fresh new start in Brooklyn. D’Angelo Russell was traded by the Los Angeles Lakers along with Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. For the Lakers, this trade was about clearing cap space in pursuit of Paul George. Show More Summary

LeBron James tweeted his support of David Griffin, who stepped down as Cavs GM

The Cavaliers parted ways with GM David Griffin on Monday. Usually, The King gets what he wants. Not this time. A half-hour before midnight, LeBron James tweeted his appreciation of Cleveland’s ex-GM David Griffin, who stepped down Monday...Show More Summary

First up on the Cavaliers’ summer agenda: Anger LeBron

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter. David Griffin is, by all accounts, a very good basketball executive who has had a very weird job since LeBron James declared he wanted to return to the Cavaliers in July 2014. Show More Summary

Why Josh Jackson is a better NBA draft pick than Jayson Tatum

High lottery teams in need of a wing find themselves choosing between Duke’s Jayson Tatum and Kansas’ Josh Jackson. They’ve got plenty in common: 6’8 with long arms, very athletic, and both entering the draft after their freshman seasons, though Jackson is a year older. The distinctions emerge when you examine their games. Show More Summary

Would Andre Iguodala really leave the Warriors in free agency? We don’t think so

Andre Iguodala will seriously consider other teams’ offers, according to The Vertical. But we find it hard to believe he leaves the champion Warriors. Andre Iguodala has been one of the cornerstones of the Warriors’ foundation of dominance,...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant won an NBA title and started trolling people on Twitter again

Warning: hot tweets! Yeah, yeah, yeah, Kevin Durant is a great basketball player. He’s the NBA Finals MVP, one of the league’s top scorers, and he just led the Warriors past LeBron to win an NBA title. But we all know what his REAL secret...Show More Summary

The Lakers have finally zeroed in on Lonzo Ball as their No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, per report

Los Angeles spent the past few months hinting that they might draft someone besides Ball, which was smart. It looks more and more like the Lakers have settled on Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick headed into the 2017 NBA draft, according to ESPN’s Chad Ford. Show More Summary

Why Jonathan Isaac will be much better in the NBA than he was at Florida State

The Florida State prospect is being undervalued. The reality is that he’s exactly the kind of player NBA teams need. It’s easy to see Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac as a lottery ticket with boom-or-bust potential. Most wings who look like him in the NBA draft usually fit that mold. Isaac is tall (6’11), skinny, and raw offensively. Show More Summary

San Francisco newspaper makes petty reference to old Kevin Durant headline from OKC newspaper

The Petty Wars continue! The Golden State Warriors have been relentless at going after critics and haters after winning the NBA title against the Cavaliers. We had Draymond show up to their victory parade in a ‘Quickie’ shirt, and a hilarious and entertaining Instagram war that ensued afterwards. Show More Summary

We’re bored, so let’s run through some NBA hypotheticals to amuse ourselves

In our latest episode, we play NBA Would You Rather with serious and silly topics. We’re past the NBA Finals and not quite ready to dive into the NBA draft, so we brought on FanRag Sports’ Zach Harper for an hour-long podcast running through a ton of hypothetical scenarios. Show More Summary

Jimmer Fredette drained 92 out of 100 3-pointers for charity

Jimmer Fredette did something really cool during a charity event in Utah on Friday. Fredette and his foundation raised money for Heritage, a residential treatment center for adolescents. To do that, he shot 92 out of 100 three-pointers...Show More Summary

Look who liked LeBron James' Instagram joke about Draymond Green's t-shirt

Love you, NBA. The Golden State Warriors are hosting their NBA Finals championship parade on Thursday, which has been a fun day of festivities. One of the funniest things to come out from the event is Draymond Green’s t-shirt, whichShow More Summary

The Warriors will probably be the NBA’s kings for a long time

We recap the Finals, ponder if anyone can stop the Warriors, and go in on retired players in this week’s episode. The Warriors, as we all expected, just clinched the 2017 NBA title. It took fewer games than some of us expected (hoped?),...Show More Summary

Taco Bell is giving out free food because the Warriors are good at basketball

Remember to thank Kevin Durant! Brace yourselves, folks, because we have an important basketball announcement. drumroll On Tuesday, June 13, from 2 to 6 p.m., Taco Bell is offering a free Doritos Locos Tacos to everyone — and we can thank Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and the Warriors for that! The day is finally here. Show More Summary

Dennis Rodman is returning to North Korea as a diplomat sponsored by a marijuana currency

International diplomacy between the United States and North Korea has been handed over to Dennis Rodman and sponsored by a cryptocurrency for weed, because 2017 is weird as hell. Overnight Rodman took a flight to Pyongyang to meet with...Show More Summary

Michael Jordan's game-worn shoes just sold for $190,373 at auction

They weren't even from a legendary game! Look out, Lonzo and Lavar — in terms of big baller prices, this pair of shoes has you beat. By a lot. According to ESPN, a pair of shoes worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Summer Olympics sold...Show More Summary

This is why the Warriors need Kevin Durant

We saw what happened in a 3-1 NBA Finals last year. Kevin Durant is in Golden State to prevent that from happening again. CLEVELAND — The only thing this NBA Finals was missing, besides a victory by someone other than the Warriors, was a sense of the surreal that had shrouded the two previous meetings between these two teams. Show More Summary

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