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Hornets GM accidentally introduced Dwayne Bacon as 'Dwyane Wade' and everyone started laughing

And now we have a new reaction meme. The Hornets have new rookies eagerly waiting to play next season: Kentucky’s Malik Monk and Florida State University’s Dwayne Bacon. On Friday, Hornets GM Rich Cho spent a few minutes introducing Bacon and Monk to the local media, although there was a little accident during his intro. Show More Summary

Lonzo Ball, Ben Simmons early NBA Rookie of the Year favorites

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The odds, which were released Friday, have No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz as the third most-likely winner.        

Vlade Divac says Kings would have drafted De’Aaron Fox No. 1 overall

That’s bold, but Fox to the Kings seems to be a perfect match. When Markelle Fultz came off the board first, followed by Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum and Josh Jackson, one thing became clear: De’Aaron Fox was going to be a Sacramento King. Show More Summary

Trade now official: Brook Lopez to Lakers, D’Angelo Russell to Nets

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired center Brook Lopez and forward Kyle Kuzma from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for center Timofey Mozgov and guard D’Angelo Russell, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Lopez appeared in 75 games (all starts) for Brooklyn in 2016-17, averaging 20.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 [...]

Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves tonight acquired forward Jimmy Butler and the draft rights to center Justin Patton, the No. 16 selection in this year’s draft from the Chicago Bulls, in exchange for guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn and the draft rights to forward Lauri Markkanen, the No. 7 selection in this year’s draft. Butler, a 6-7 [...]

Jimmy Butler’s Trainer Blasts the Bulls’ Culture

Chicago traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota. The post Jimmy Butler’s Trainer Blasts the Bulls’ Culture appeared first on SLAMonline.

Brooklyn Nets acquire D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov from Los Angeles Lakers

BROOKLYN (June 22, 2017) – The Brooklyn Nets have acquired D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Brook Lopez and the rights to Kyle Kuzma, the 27th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

2017 N.B.A. Draft: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Then Who?

The 76ers and Lakers are expected to take Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball with the top two picks. After that, it gets interesting.

NBA Trade Rumors: Kristaps Porzingis trade to Celtics is on the table, per report

The Knicks are asking for multiple first-round picks and an established young player. The Celtics could make that deal. The Boston Celtics are continuing to engage in talks with the New York Knicks for a potential Kristaps Porzingis trade, according the ESPN’s Marc Stein. Show More Summary

Fan annoyed by LeBron gets crying LeBron tattoo

That's one way to express how much you dislike a player.        

Magic Johnson: Lonzo Ball is 'the new face of the Lakers'

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Magic Johnson made it clear how much he expects from his new rookie.        

Knicks' pick Frank Ntilikina provides dose of youthful optimism

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“What I will bring to the Knicks, actually a lot of hope,” Ntilikina said.        

Q&A: Red Auerbach Told Bill Russell, ‘I’m the Coach and You’ll Fit’

Russell, the Boston Celtics star, recalls in a Q. and A. how he and his peers transformed basketball and perceptions of blacks in professional sports.

For W.N.B.A.’s Oldest Rookie, a Lot of Persistence Goes a Long Way

After playing for years overseas, Yvonne Turner of the Phoenix Mercury is still coming to grips with the fact that she has finally reached her goal, at age 29.

Phoenix Suns draft pick Josh Jackson misses the mark throwing first pitch

While playing his college basketball at Kansas, forward Josh Jackson exhibited the kind of all-around skill that makes NBA front offices drool. He could run, finish and even pass. That last quality is especially impressive for a 6-8 frontcourt player.

Jimmy Butler posts heartfelt message to Chicago on Instagram

After spending the first six seasons of his career in Chicago, Jimmy Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves during Thursday's draft as part of a mega-deal.

Magic Johnson calls Lonzo Ball 'new face of Lakers' and expects retired jersey one day

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Magic Johnson pointed a long index finger at the wall of the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex, where the 16-time NBA champions' nine retired numbers hang over the practice court.

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