On the Beat | Finding Foreign Talent Important to Sixers' Approach

24 Jun

CAMDEN – While Markelle Fultz was understandably viewed as the highest-profile pick of the 76ers’ 2017 draft class, the team remained plenty busy after choosing No.1. By the end of Thursday night – more accurately, by the start of Friday morning – the Sixers had rounded out their haul with three more prospects. They obtained […]

Leaf Happy to be "Home" in Indiana

24 Jun

The fate of T.J. Leaf, the Pacers’ latest first-round draft pick, has yet to be determined, but this much is clear: he’s one of the most fateful first-round picks in the franchise’s history. His father, Brad, is from Indianapolis and played college basketball at Evansville. His mother, Karen, is from Evansville, and has several family […]

T.J. Leaf Holds Introductory Press Conference

24 Jun

T.J. Leaf, the 18th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, held an introductory press conference on Friday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “I’m extremely excited to be here,” Leaf said. “Indiana is like a second home to me. I can’t wait to really get out here and start getting to work with all my […]

Trey Lyles Joins Altitude Sports Radio to Discuss his Trade to the Nuggets, Nikola Jokić and More

24 Jun

Newly acquired Trey Lyles called-in to Nate Kreckman and Ryan Harris’ Altitude Sports Radio show this morning to discuss his Draft night trade to the Nuggets, playing with Nikola Jokić in high school, and his affinity toward the city of Denver. Lyles was acquired in a Draft night trade with Utah that saw the team’s […]

Magic Confident They Landed One of Most Talented Players in Draft

24 Jun

By John DentonJune 23, 2017 ORLANDO – Jackie Allen isn’t about to sprain her elbow while patting herself on the back – a la the always controversial and self-promoting LaVar Ball – but for years she has told anyone who would listen that her son, Jonathan Isaac, would play in the NBA. Late Thursday night, […]

Lakercrónicas: Comienza la Era Lonzo Ball

24 Jun

Magic Johnson y Rob Pelinka apostaron por Lonzo Ball como la cara del nuevo proyecto de los Lakers, en detrimento de D’Angelo Russell y otros, y esto marca el comienzo de una nueva era. Hablamos con Gonzalo Aguirregomezcorta de Yahoo y el Diario As acerca de la repercusión de la llegada del flamante conductor de […]

Lakers Expect Ball to Elevate New Teammates

24 Jun

Magic Johnson has a plan, and it all begins with the 19-year-old who sat to his left on Friday. At the introductory press conference for second-overall draft pick Lonzo Ball, Johnson placed high expectations for the UCLA point guard, even asking Ball to refrain from breaking at least a couple of the many records that […]

Kings Crowned Draft Winners By Experts

24 Jun

For months leading up to the Draft, NBA media members widely agreed that the Kings decisions on June 22 would be an integral part to their future. Not even 24 hours have passed, but Sactown’s 2017 Draft is already being revered as one of the best in the League by several major media outlets. Whether […]

Kings Waive Arron Afflalo

24 Jun

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento Kings today waived forward/guard Arron Afflalo, according to General Manager Vlade Divac. In 61 games played (45 starts) with the Kings during the 2016-17 season, Afflalo averaged 8.4 points (.440 FG%, .411 3pt%, .892 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 25.9 minutes per game. The 10-year NBA veteran has […]

Kings Rookies = Must Follows on Social

24 Jun

The 2017 NBA Draft is officially in the books, but we still aren’t done celebrating our newest draftees. It is time to get to know the newest players, De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson, Harry Giles and Frank Mason. Here is why you need to give our rookies a follow on your favorite social channels! First off, […]