Center Auston Matthews leads the way Friday into what should be a historic 2016 NHL draft at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Matthews and other top prospects are just the beginning of the storylines to know surrounding the event. Show More Summary
While the Sacramento Kings’ selection of Georgios Papagiannis 13th overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft provoked plenty of criticism from media and even an apparent subtweet from Kings’ center DeMarcus Cousins, Papagiannis has one notable person in his corner; his very opinionated father. Show More Summary
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Second round picks are long shots whether you have heard of them or not.
The No.1 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, Ben Simmons, sounds wise beyond his 19 years. It helps having a mentor like LeBron James in his corner—the two are The post Ben Simmons Learned from LeBron James Not to Respond to Critics appeared first on SLAMonline.
Thon Maker exploited a major loophole and wound up being rewarded for it by being the 10th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
The NHL Draft is tonight, because the NHL is very good at scheduling events for nights no one will be home to watch it. Auston Matthews will go No. 1, Patrik Laine will go No. 2, Jesse Puljujarvi will go No. 3, and after that, the only sure thing is that some teams’ picks will fill them with regret for years to come. Read more...
Last night, the Sacramento Kings selected Georgios Papagiannis with the 13th pick in the NBA Draft. The Kings, who have two guards under contract, passed on the only prospect to work out for them (Wade Baldwin) to draft a player who ESPN had going in the second round and Draft Express ranked as the 50th-best prospect. Show More Summary
As he sat down behind the microphones around 10 p.m. on Thursday, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak laid out one simple rule. “Don’t ask me to say the name,” Kupchak said, a slight grin on his face. “Especially not at this late hour.” The name: Ivica Zubac, a 7-foot-1 Croatian center whom the...
The 2016 NBA draft would classify as chaotic if everybody didn't enter Thursday night expecting madness. Once the Boston Celtics selected Jaylen Brown with the No. 3 pick, all bets were off. Any mock drafts intact eventually went into flames from pick No. Show More Summary
The Browns had plenty of picks during the 2016 draft and now they have all but one of them signed. The team announced Friday that they have signed fourth-round linebacker Joe Schobert. Like all players drafted after the first round, Schobert agreed to a four-year deal. Schobert started 28 games at Wisconsin after joining the…
Instagram teamed up with GQ and the National Basketball Association to create videos showcasing the fashion and personalities of players picked in the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday night.
With the 14th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls selected Denzel Valentine, according to Sports Illustrated. The 22-year-old small forward was considered one of the best players coming out of the college ranks. The Bulls are hoping he continues to play at a high level and will be able to help take... Show More Summary
The 2016 NBA draft was about as predictable as expected. LSU's Ben Simmons came off the board first to the Philadelphia 76ers, followed by Duke's Brandon Ingram second to the Los Angeles Lakers. In fact, there weren't even that manyShow More Summary
Hey, Cleveland Cavaliers, stop it already. As if life as the champs wasn't fun enough, the Cavs went out and got themselves the most entertaining player in college basketball when they purchased the rights to Kay Felder, the 54th pick...Show More Summary
The 2016 NHL Draft takes place Friday night with an elite class of top talent entering the league. Among the top picks, and very likely to go (...)
Even though the players to be picked in the NBA Draft are in line for millions of dollars, they don’t have that money YET. So it’s pretty unreasonable to think that they’d be in $3,000 suits wearing tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry before they actually got paid. With all that being said, it’s […]
It looks like the days of boxy, shapeless pinstripe suits that we saw two decades ago may be over. Now we’ve now got all sorts of athletes making “statements” with their draft-day suits, which I’m not sure is a huge improvement. The No. 5 pick in last night’s NBA Draft, Kris Dunn, took to the stage […]
On Thursday the Sacramento Kings traded the no. 8 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft to Phoenix in exchange for the no. 13 and no. 28 picks and the rights to Serbian baller Bogdan Bogdanovic. Then they used that no. 13 pick to select 7’2? Greek center Georgios Papagiannis. Papagiannis is just 18 years old […]
The 2016 NBA draft featured plenty of movement both in terms of roster players and draft picks, but there are likely plenty of deals still left to be struck as free agency approaches. Although this year's draft selections are no longer...Show More Summary