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Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft

It was a life-changing night for young basketball players, for whom dressing well has become a condition of stardom.

Sacramento Kings waive guard Arron Afflalo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings have waived guard Arron Afflalo one year after signing him as a free agent.

Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suspended for 2 games

NEW YORK (AP) -- Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was suspended for two games without pay by the NBA on Friday for pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Lonzo Ball not the Lakers savior, but he's a good start

By taking Lonzo Ball at No. 2, the Los Angeles Lakers may be beginning to finally turn things around.        

Jimmy Butler trade transforms Minnesota Timberwolves in Tom Thibodeau reunion

Butler is back with his old Chicago Bulls coach and will be charged with guiding an immensely talented group.        

NBA draft: Top five goes all freshmen for first time in history

For the first time in NBA draft history, the top five picks all went to freshmen.        

Chicago Bulls hit rebuild with Jimmy Butler trade, set drastic new direction for franchise

The Bulls set a drastic new direction for their franchise Thursday night.        

Josh Jackson gives Phoenix Suns exactly what they need

Jackson joins Devin Booker as the future of the Suns franchise.        

Winners and losers of the NBA draft

Teams mostly did pretty well, while very few completely owned the night.        

Jimmy Butler sends heartfelt message to Chicago after Timberwolves trade

Butler was traded on Thursday night after spending the first six years of his career in Chicago.        

2017 NBA draft trade tracker: Breaking down the draft night deals

USA TODAY Sports keeps tabs on all the latest deals during NBA draft night.        

2017 NBA draft tracker: Pick-by-pick grades and analysis

Follow along with USA TODAY Sports' instant analysis of the 2017 NBA draft.        

Paul George delivered 'gut punch' to Pacers

Pacers President Kevin Pritchard says Paul George's decision couldn't have come at a worse time.        

Dennis Rodman suggests he helped win Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea

The former NBA star says call Kim Jong-un a 'friendly guy' and karaoke partner.        

Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suspended for March arrest

Caldwell-Pope will be suspended two games without pay at the start of next season.        

Knicks No. 8 pick Frank Ntilikina balancing draft night, French league finals

After being selected at No. 8, Frank Ntilikina planned to hop on a flight back to France.        

Frustrated fan: McEnroe says Knicks a 'total train wreck'

John McEnroe was sitting just feet away when Charles Oakley was arrested during a Knicks game last season        

Warriors newbie Jordan Bell gets call from Draymond Green

Draymond Green came looking for new teammate Jordan Bell on draft night with a FaceTime attempt after acquiring his digits from Warriors GM Bob Myers        

NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

The NBA draft averaged more than 3.5 million viewers        

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