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NBA decision-makers prepare for a draft unlike any other
NBA decision-makers prepare for a draft unlike any other

This time of year, members of NBA front offices have their focus split. Half the league is gearing is up for the playoffs, while the other half is beginning offseason preparations. On both sides, a shared deadline is looming: the 2020 NBA Draft is about two-and-a-half months away. For playoff teams, this means keeping an

Ranking the top five dunks in Bulls franchise history, once and for all
Ranking the top five dunks in Bulls franchise history, once and for all

Jordan, Pippen, Rose, LaVine. So many transcendent athletes have donned Bulls red. But who uncorked the best five dunks in franchise history?

Sixers
Sixers' Shake Milton is donating meals to local healthcare workers ... and shakes

Shake Milton is donating meals to Philadelphia-area healthcare workers helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Of course, the 23-year-old is donating shakes, too. By Noah Levick

2020 NBA Mock Draft 4.0: Teams still on schedule for June
2020 NBA Mock Draft 4.0: Teams still on schedule for June

The rest of the NBA season is still in doubt, but the NBA Draft is still scheduled for late June. Here's how A. Sherrod Blakely sees things developing, with the Celtics considering a couple of international draft-and-stash prospects.

Nets
Nets' Joe Harris says he hopes to remain with Brooklyn long-term

Brooklyn Nets wing Joe Harris recently did a virtual video interview with Nets broadcaster Ian Eagle. The two touched on many subjects, including Harris' upcoming free agency. Harris made it clear his hope is to be back in Brooklyn. He said, ""In the ideal world, I'd play my whole career in Brooklyn. I came in

2020 PBT Awards: Defensive Player of the Year
2020 PBT Awards: Defensive Player of the Year

It's a clean sweep.

Duke
Duke's Cassius Stanley declares for 2020 NBA Draft

He is one of the top athletes in the draft.

Guirantes headed back to Rutgers instead of WNBA draft
Guirantes headed back to Rutgers instead of WNBA draft

Arella Guirantes is headed back to Rutgers instead of choosing to enter the WNBA draft. Oregon's Satou Sabally, Texas A&M's Chennedy Carter and UConn's Megan Walker have submitted their paperwork to enter the draft. While its been common place for years for underclassmen to enter the NBA draft early, the WNBA has seen more eligible underclassmen players do it over the past few seasons, including last season's No. 1 pick, Jackie Young.

The Ultimate Men
The Ultimate Men's NCAA Tournament Bracket: Who is the best team of all-time? First Round

After the play-in round saw three upsets by seed, how will the field be whittled down in the First Round?

Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas reported early leader for Bulls
Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas reported early leader for Bulls' top job

Arturas Karnisovas has a good reputation for both drafting and setting up a system to develop talent.

While NBA taking big financial hit, rumor is salary cap will not see huge drop
While NBA taking big financial hit, rumor is salary cap will not see huge drop

Will the owners and players agree to salary cap smoothing?

NBA 2K Players Tournament to resume Thursday with quarterfinals
NBA 2K Players Tournament to resume Thursday with quarterfinals

The quarterfinal round of the league's players-only NBA 2K video-game tournament will resume Thursday with quarterfinals that were originally set for Tuesday.

Bulls
Bulls' John Paxson reportedly willing to play small role, or even step aside, for new front office

After some name candidates take themselves out of the running, the reports that Paxson is willing to step aside came out.

Stanford
Stanford's Oscar da Silva tells Andy Katz how he's improvising to stay in basketball shape

Stanford's Oscar da Silva and Andy Katz discuss how the guard is staying in shape after moving back to Germany to be near his family during the current coronavirus pandemic. da Silva also talks about his crowded flight to Munich and the Cardinal's big step forward during the 2019-20 season.

Potential lottery pick Arizona point guard Nico Mannion declares for draft
Potential lottery pick Arizona point guard Nico Mannion declares for draft

He's projected to be taken in the teens.

Dayton
Dayton's Obi Toppin wins Wooden Award, sweeps NCAA basketball honors

Should Golden State draft Toopin, he'd need extra bags to fit all of his awards on an eventual flight to San Francisco.

CJ McCollum estimates one third of NBA players live paycheck to paycheck
CJ McCollum estimates one third of NBA players live paycheck to paycheck

"I think a lot of guys are going to be hurting especially people on minimums or people that didn't just budget correctly."

Kevin Garnett: Should
Kevin Garnett: Should've joined Paul Pierce & Ray Allen sooner, would've probably won 3-4 titles

In 2007, Garnett facilitated a trade to the Celtics.

Lakers to ask top executives to voluntarily defer 20% of salary
Lakers to ask top executives to voluntarily defer 20% of salary

The Lakers plan to ask top-level executives to voluntarily defer 20% of their pay as the team navigates its finances during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duke freshman Cassius Stanley declares for NBA draft
Duke freshman Cassius Stanley declares for NBA draft

Duke freshman Cassius Stanley is entering the NBA draft. Stanley announced his decision Tuesday after averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Blue Devils, highlighted by his high-flying athleticism. In a statement, the 6-foot-6 guard from Los Angeles said he believed the Blue Devils could have attained his goal of reaching the Final Four and contending for a national championship.

Jeff Van Gundy says he has never eaten hummus
Jeff Van Gundy says he has never eaten hummus

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans tweeted about hummus.

Arizona
Arizona's Mannion joins Nnaji in declaring for NBA draft

Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draft. ''I have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft,'' Mannion posted Tuesday on Twitter. Mannion arrived in Tucson as the highest-rated recruit in a class that included Nnaji and Josh Green.

Maryland
Maryland's Jalen Smith declares for NBA draft

Maryland sophomore Jalen Smith is turning pro after two strong seasons in the Big Ten.

Bey, Garza, Powell, Pritchard, Toppin win hoops awards

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Saddiq Bey of Villanova, Luka Garza of Iowa, Myles Powell of Seton Hall, Peyton Pritchard of Oregon and Obi Toppin of Dayton have earned positional awards from the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Duke
Duke's Cassius Stanley enters 2020 NBA draft

Duke's Cassius Stanley is turning pro after an explosive freshman campaign.

Likely first-rounder, Maryland
Likely first-rounder, Maryland's Jalen Smith, declares for NBA draft

Jalen Smith was Maryland's first AP All-American in a decade.

Maryland star Jalen Smith to leave school for NBA draft
Maryland star Jalen Smith to leave school for NBA draft

Maryland forward Jalen Smith intends to enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining two years of eligibility. Smith averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds as a sophomore, helping the Terrapins to a 24-7 finish and a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. Maryland made the NCAA Tournament during Smith's freshman year and was poised to return as a high seed before the coronavirus brought an abrupt end to the 2019-20 season.

Why resuming NBA play soon creates a logistical nightmare
Why resuming NBA play soon creates a logistical nightmare

"It would take so much more than I think we realize..."

Arizona
Arizona's Nico Mannion declares for 2020 NBA draft

After one season in Tucson, Nico Mannion is turning pro.

Report: Lakers asking some staff to defer salary
Report: Lakers asking some staff to defer salary

Is this a noble sacrifice by rich executives or a mechanism to preserve the wealth of Lakers owner Jeanie Buss?

Kevin Garnett on Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor:
Kevin Garnett on Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: 'I don't do business with snakes'

Kevin Garnett despises Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor.

Fans to be refunded for Team USA-Australia games last summer
Fans to be refunded for Team USA-Australia games last summer

Russell Crowe disliked his view for the Team USA-Australia exhibition games in Melbourne last August. He wasn't the only one.

UCLA leading scorer Chris Smith declares for NBA draft
UCLA leading scorer Chris Smith declares for NBA draft

UCLA guard Chris Smith, who was the Pac-12 Conference's most improved player this season, announced his intention Tuesday to enter the NBA draft.

NBA On This Day: Rockets 27 3
NBA On This Day: Rockets 27 3's sets single game record (2019)

Yahoo Sports looks back at some of the most thrilling and historic games in NBA history. On this day in 2019 the Houston Rockets connected on 27 3-pointers in a 149-113 win against the Phoenix Suns to set a single-game record for most 3-pointers made.

NBA Draft 2020: Onyeka Okongwu
NBA Draft 2020: Onyeka Okongwu's potential could intrigue Warriors

Okongwu could be the darling of the NBA in a few seasons.

Zach LaVine, Bulls donate meals to 2,000 Chicago healthcare workers
Zach LaVine, Bulls donate meals to 2,000 Chicago healthcare workers

Another generous gesture from Zach LaVine and the Bulls amid trying times.

2020 PBT Awards: Executive of the Year
2020 PBT Awards: Executive of the Year

Two executives who traded with each other last summer each get major recognition.

Who are the best small forwards in Celtics history? Ranking the Top 10
Who are the best small forwards in Celtics history? Ranking the Top 10

Celtics fans know the team's Big 3 of the 1980s and the newer incarnation that led the team to a title in 2008. But on Chris Forsberg's Top 10 list of the best small forwards in C's history, there's another Big 3 that stands alone at the top of the pack.

Practice? All Sixers
Practice? All Sixers' Matisse Thybulle has to work with is a mini hoop

Matisse Thybulle's life once revolved basketball, but now all the Sixers rookie has to work with is a mini hoop in his apartment. By Noah Levick

Ben Wallace not sure Pistons would have won titles if they drafted Carmelo over Darko
Ben Wallace not sure Pistons would have won titles if they drafted Carmelo over Darko

"Melo wanted to play right away. It would have had the potential to disrupt the team chemistry."

NBA coaches use break to prepare for possible playoff matchups
NBA coaches use break to prepare for possible playoff matchups

"We're ready for whatever is thrown at us," Tornoto coach Nick Nurse said.

2020 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Saddiq Bey is the most underrated player in this class

Villanova wing Saddiq Bey is the most underrated prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft class. At 6-foot-8 and 216 pounds, Bey -- a 20-year old sophomore -- averaged 16.1 points and shot 45 percent from three for Villanova this past season, but the crux of his potential as a pro actually comes on the other

Game-worn Michael Jordan 1992
Game-worn Michael Jordan 1992 'Dream Team' jersey up for auction

The front of the jersey is inscribed by Jordan in black Sharpie that reads: "Best Wishes/Michael Jordan."

Bill Wennington breaks down what caused Lauri Markkanen
Bill Wennington breaks down what caused Lauri Markkanen's third year struggles

Bill Wennington drew on his experiences with the 90s Bulls to diagnose the root of Lauri Markkanen's third-year regression and offer a solution.

Report: NBA assessing COVID-19 testing options that could accelerate return
Report: NBA assessing COVID-19 testing options that could accelerate return

The NBA is hoping this marks a breakthrough in the quest to resume to play.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver gives update on timetable to resume play
NBA commissioner Adam Silver gives update on timetable to resume play

It's simply too soon to project or predict anything with certainty.

How new NBA draft rules affect Warriors
How new NBA draft rules affect Warriors' ability to evaluate prospects

The Warriors will have one of the top picks in the NBA draft, but they won't be able to evaluate their choices properly.

Chris Paul hilariously explains why he fake laughed at Steve Kerr joke
Chris Paul hilariously explains why he fake laughed at Steve Kerr joke

Chris Paul can laugh at some, but not all, of his history with the Warriors.

Bulls observations: Michael Jordan symbolically shows out and Bulls complete sweep
Bulls observations: Michael Jordan symbolically shows out and Bulls complete sweep

A symbolic 45 for MJ, Shaq's off to La-La land and the sweep is complete.

NBA, players union working together to look at rapid testing devices for coronavirus
NBA, players union working together to look at rapid testing devices for coronavirus

A fast and accurate test is the first step in creating a bubble where the playoffs can take place.


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