• Knicks select cap space in 2022 NBA Draft, trade away pick and Kemba Walker

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    The Knicks ditched their first-round pick and ditched Kemba Walker.
    It was a confusing and hectic first two hours of the draft for the Knicks, with little to show for it in the shortterm but more cap space for their Jalen Brunson quest.
    They failed to trade for Jaden Ivey, who was picked fifth by the Pistons. Then Leon Rose dealt his 11th pick to OKC for three future lottery-protected first-round picks, although unknown to the Barclays Center crowd, which booed the choice of Ousmane Dieng because they thought the Frenchman went to New York.
    Two picks later, at No. 13, the Hornets took...
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  • Celtics look to future, draft Alabama's Davison at No. 53

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    By KYLE HIGHTOWER
    AP Sports Writer
    BOSTON - The Celtics selected for the future by drafting former Alabama guard JD Davison in the second round of the NBA draft. Davison was an SEC All-Freshman Team selection this past season for the Crimson Tide, averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists despite only starting six games. But the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder showed a propensity for big games with two games of 10-plus assists and 10-plus rebounds. It was the Celtics' lone pick after they traded their first-round selection to San Antonio as part of the deal that netted them Derrick White at...
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  • Lakers select Michigan State's Max Christie 35th in NBA Draft

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    The Lakers selected Max Christie, a 6-foot-6 wing from Michigan State, with the 35th pick of the NBA Draft on Thursday night, bringing in a 19-year-old who analysts believe could develop into a valuable shooter and defender.
    The franchise was eager enough to buy back into the draft on Thursday morning, swapping cash considerations and a 2028 second-round pick with the Orlando Magic. They wind up with Christie, who averaged 9.3 points and 3.5 points for the Spartans in a one-and-done season.
    Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka firmly stated a big goal for the team was to get younger, and...
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