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    It never takes long for the international flavor to hit the NBA draft, and Wednesday was no exception. With Killian Hayes and Deni Avdija going seventh and ninth respectively, it was the eighth consecutive year where a pair of international players went in the draft’s first 10 picks. Hayes was born in Lakeland, Florida but holds French citizenship, and going seventh overall made him that nation’s highest pick ever. Hayes, picked by Detroit, obviously also became the first European player taken this year. “It’s a cool title to hold, but it’s not something I was aiming for,” Hayes said. “I’m just trying to be in a great situation where I’m able to play and show what I can do.” Avdija was picked by Washington. The Israeli player was in Tel Aviv for the announcement, which came at about 4 a.m. Thursday local time. “Israel is such a small country that...
    Florida community seeks answers after two Black teens killed in law enforcement shooting ‘NorCal Rapist’ convicted of attacking 9 women between 1991 and 2006 NBA draft 2020 tracker: First-round analysis for each pick The 2020 NBA draft finally arrived on Wednesday after being delayed five months from its original June date because of the coronavirus pandemic.  NBA Draft: Anthony Edwards selected No. 1 by the Minnesota Timberwolves USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Baylor earns No. 1 spot in preseason mens basketball poll USA TODAY SPORTS Lorenzos Locks: The 3 best bets you should consider for NFL Week 10 USA TODAY SPORTS Are the Steelers real Super Bowl contenders? USA TODAY SPORTS Should the NFL consider a bubble system for the playoffs? USA TODAY SPORTS Why you should be skeptical of NFLs...
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    Florida community seeks answers after two Black teens killed in law enforcement shooting Xi touts Chinas huge economy as base of free trade in APEC speech NBA draft 2020 live tracker: Keep up with first-round analysis for each pick The 2020 NBA draft is finally here after being delayed five months from its original June date because of the coronavirus pandemic.  NBA Draft: Anthony Edwards selected No. 1 by the Minnesota Timberwolves USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Baylor earns No. 1 spot in preseason mens basketball poll USA TODAY SPORTS Lorenzos Locks: The 3 best bets you should consider for NFL Week 10 USA TODAY SPORTS Are the Steelers real Super Bowl contenders? USA TODAY SPORTS Should the NFL consider a bubble system for the playoffs? USA TODAY SPORTS Why you...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics added some guard depth with the team’s second pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, taking Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard with the 26th overall selection. Pritchard was a four-year starter for the Oregon Ducks, and averaged 20.5 points and 5.5 assists per game as a senior in 2020. He hit 47 percent from the floor and 42 percent from three-point range. He was the Pac-12 Player of the Year, a First-Team All American and won The Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s best point guard last season. The Celtics took Vanderbilt sharpshooter Aaron Nesmith with the team’s first pick in the draft at No. 14 overall, and still own the No. 30 pick in the first round.
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics added some guard depth with the team’s second pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, taking Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard with the 26th overall selection. Pritchard was a four-year starter for the Oregon Ducks, and averaged 20.5 points and 5.5 assists per game as a senior in 2020. He hit 47 percent from the floor and 42 percent from three-point range. He was the Pac-12 Player of the Year, a First-Team All American and won The Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s best point guard last season. The Celtics took Vanderbilt sharpshooter Aaron Nesmith with the team’s first pick in the draft at No. 14 overall, and still own the No. 30 pick in the first round.
    Florida community seeks answers after two Black teens killed in law enforcement shooting America’s 250,000 covid deaths: People die, but little changes Philadelphia 76ers trade Al Horford to Oklahoma City for Danny Green in multi-player deal The Philadelphia 76ers traded Al Horford to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Danny Green in a multi-player, multi-pick deal, a person familiar with the trade told USA TODAY Sports. NBA Draft: Anthony Edwards selected No. 1 by the Minnesota Timberwolves USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Lorenzos Locks: The 3 best bets you should consider for NFL Week 10 USA TODAY SPORTS Are the Steelers real Super Bowl contenders? USA TODAY SPORTS Should the NFL consider a bubble system for the playoffs? USA TODAY SPORTS Why you should be skeptical of NFLs new incentives for hiring...
    MIAMI (AP) — Precious Achiuwa was the best player in the American Athletic Conference in his lone collegiate season. The Miami Heat hope that success can now translate to the NBA. The 6-foot-9 Achiuwa was taken by the Heat with the No. 20 pick in Wednesday’s NBA draft, giving the reigning Eastern Conference champions more frontcourt depth and athleticism. Achiuwa averaged 15.8 points and 10.8 rebounds for Memphis last season, shooting 49% from the field and posted 18 double-doubles in 31 games. Achiuwa flourished as the year went on, taking over as Memphis’ best player once James Wiseman left college after just three games. Wiseman was the No. 2 pick in Wednesday’s draft, going to Golden State. Achiuwa’s first love as a kid growing up in Nigeria was soccer, which will make him a perfect fit in the Heat locker room: Jimmy Butler is a huge soccer fan, as is...
    MIAMI (AP) — Precious Achiuwa was the best player in the American Athletic Conference in his lone collegiate season. The Miami Heat hope that success can now translate to the NBA. The 6-foot-9 Achiuwa was taken by the Heat with the No. 20 pick in Wednesday’s NBA draft, giving the reigning Eastern Conference champions more frontcourt depth and athleticism. Achiuwa averaged 15.8 points and 10.8 rebounds for Memphis last season, shooting 49% from the field and posted 18 double-doubles in 31 games. Achiuwa flourished as the year went on, taking over as Memphis’ best player once James Wiseman left college after just three games. Wiseman was the No. 2 pick in Wednesday’s draft, going to Golden State. Achiuwa’s first love as a kid growing up in Nigeria was soccer, which will make him a perfect fit in the Heat locker room: Jimmy Butler is a huge soccer fan, as is...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Mavericks selected Josh Green, a guard out of Arizona, with the 18th pick of the NBA Draft on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The 6-6, 210-pound Australian brought size and athleticism to Arizona as a five-star freshman last year. Arizona Wildcats guard Josh Green (0) guarded closely by Washington Huskies guard Marcus Tsohonis (15) during the first round game of the men’s Pac-12 Tournament between the Arizona Wildcats and the Washington Huskies on March 11, 2020, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Analysts say the first-round pick has the potential to be a reliable outside shooter (36% from 3-point range) with quality defense (team-high 46 steals) and the ability to finish at the rim. More to come.
    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics selected Vanderbilt shooting guard Aaron Nesmith with the 14th pick in the NBA draft on Wednesday night. A 6-foot-6, 215-pound sophomore, Nesmith was averaging 23 points and shooting 51% in 14 games before a foot injury. The Celtics also entered the night with the 26th and 30th picks in the first round and No. 17 in the second. Basketball boss Danny Ainge was working to package the picks to move up in the first round but was unable to find a deal. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans selected 6-foot-3 Alabama guard Kira Lewis Jr. 13th overall in the NBA draft on Wednesday night. the 19-year-old Lewis joins a team headlined by 2019 first overall draft choice Zion Williamson and first-time All-Star forward Brandin Ingram, who also was named the NBA’s most improved player last season. Lewis also becomes the first draft pick of newly hired coach Stan Van Gundy’s tenure as Pelicans coach. Lewis averaged 18.5 points, 5.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game as a sophomore last season, highlighted by his career-high 37 point outburst against Georgia. He shot 44.7% and was an All-SEC first team selection. He also made 56 3-pointers last season, shooting 36.6% from that range. Lewis is a combo guard, much like Jrue Holiday, who is expected to be traded to Milwaukee in an agreed-upon multi-team deal that has yet to become official. As...
    Flanked by paintings of his late mother and grandmother, University of Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards was selected as the first pick in the 2020 National Basketball Association draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves kicked off an unprecedented November NBA draft by selecting Edwards, a freshman from Georgia who dominated the Southeastern Conference in his sole season with a college team. “It’s an indescribable feeling,” Edwards said during a virtual presentation by ESPN. “I can’t even describe it. So many emotions. My family is emotional. I feel like when I get out of here, I’m going to be emotional. It’s beyond measure to be in this situation.” With the No. 1 pick, the Wolves select Anthony Edwards ????New big 3 in Minnesota?(➡️ @autotrader_com) pic.twitter.com/rm4QK24Twd— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 19, 2020 Edwards becomes the 11th straight first pick to be a "one-and-done" player, having attended only one year of college. He averaged...
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    By The Associated Press The Houston Rockets agreed to trade Trevor Ariza and the 16th pick in Wednesday night's NBA draft to the Detroit Pistons for a future first-round pick, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. Detroit already had the seventh pick in this year's draft. The New York Knicks moved up a few spots with their second pick of the first round by completing a trade with the Utah Jazz. The Knicks acquired the No. 23 selection from Utah, sending the Nos. 27 and 38 picks to the Jazz. New York also received the draft rights to Croatian center Ante Tomic, who was taken by the Jazz in the second round in 2008 but has spent his entire career in Europe. The Knicks' first pick is the No. 8 selection. ___ AP...
    FDA approves first home COVID-19 test: Heres why most Americans wont get it before next spring She Filmed Rogue Guv Maskless in a Bar. Then She Got Fired. Timberwolves take Edwards first overall in NBA draft The Minnesota Timberwolves made University of Georgia standout Anthony Edwards the first overall selection in the 2020 NBA draft on Wednesday. © Garrett Ellwood Georgia's Anthony Edwards was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the first overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft The Timberwolves, who finished 19-45 in the coronavirus-disrupted 2020 season, opted for Edwards, who averaged 19 points per game as a freshman, to bolster a roster that includes young stars Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell. The 2020 draft comes barely four weeks after LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the NBA Finals after a virus-disrupted season. And it comes just five weeks before the 2020-21 campaign tips off...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves made Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards their latest addition in an ongoing attempt to return to NBA relevancy, adding a potentially dynamic scorer to their lineup with the first overall pick in the draft Wednesday night. The 6-foot-5 Edwards was the nation’s freshman scoring leader at 19.1 points per game in 2019-20 for the Bulldogs, before the pandemic halted the season. The 19-year-old native of Atlanta has sharp long-range shooting touch, an ability to score off the dribble and a nose for driving to the basket, though he comes to the league with some questions about focus and effort after an uneven one-and-done college season. President of basketball operations Gersson Rosas promised to be aggressive about entertaining trade offers for the top pick but ultimately opted to keep it. The Wolves also entered the evening with the 17th selection in the first round,...
    The New York Knicks moved up a few spots with their second pick of the NBA draft’s first round by completing a trade with the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. The Knicks acquired the No. 23 selection from Utah, sending the Nos. 27 and 38 picks to the Jazz. New York also received the draft rights to Croatian center Ante Tomic, who was taken by the Jazz in the second round in 2008 but has spent his entire career in Europe. The Knicks’ first pick is the No. 8 selection. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Philadelphia 76ers are moving on from Al Horford and will trade him and a protected future first-round pick to Oklahoma City in a major draft-night trade. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday the Sixers will receive Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson from the Thunder. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet announced. ROCKETS' JAMES HARDEN TURNED DOWN RECORD-SETTING DEAL OVER OWNER'S TRUMP SUPPORT: REPORT The Sixers also sent a 2025 first-round protected from 1-6 overall. The Sixers also sent the 34th pick in Wednesday’s draft to the Thunder and the rights to European point guard Vasilije Micic. The 76ers traded Horford more than a year after he was considered a ballyhooed free-agent signing away for their rival Boston Celtics. Horford was a flop in the first season of a four-year contract worth $97 million and...
    Five months delayed and comprehensively reformatted by the ongoing pandemic, the NBA's long-awaited 2020 draft is set to begin on Wednesday night with top picks like Georgia's Anthony Edwards and Memphis' James Wiseman vying to be taken first overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves.   Like the NFL Draft in April, the NBA is introducing the new class of rookies into the league using a virtual format to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection.  Likewise, the pandemic already wiped out the traditional end of a college career and the usual start of a pro one. So instead of being a month into their rookie seasons, Edwards, Wiseman, LaMelo Ball, and the rest of the class of 2020 are only just embarking on their careers.   Georgia's Anthony Edwards heads to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri in Columbia. Edwards could be picked first Wednesday ...
    The Oklahoma City Thunder have added Al Horford and multiple picks from the Philadelphia 76ers. As we covered extensively this morning, the Oklahoma City Thunder are starting a new NBA Cold War, only instead of stockpiling nuclear missiles, this arms race revolves around extra draft picks. Giving up a first-rounder five years down the road is risky, especially with the shaky ground the Sixers’ superstar tandem is currently operating on, but Morey is known for building perennial playoff teams. There’s a decent chance that pick doesn’t wind up holding much value, and the 34th pick in this year’s draft was fully expendable since the 76ers still have a first-round selection at No. 21, on top of three other second-rounders at Nos. 36, 49 and 58. Grade: B+ Next: NBA Draft Tracker - Scouting reports and live picks
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are moving on from Al Horford and will trade him and a protected future first-round pick to Oklahoma City in a major draft-night trade. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday the Sixers will receive Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson from the Thunder. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet announced. The Sixers also sent a 2025 first-round protected from 1-6 overall. The Sixers also sent the 34th pick in Wednesday’s draft to the Thunder and the rights to European point guard Vasilije Micic. The 76ers traded Horford more than a year after he was considered a ballyhooed free-agent signing away for their rival Boston Celtics. Horford was a flop in the first season of a four-year contract worth $97 million and lost his starting spot late in the season. The...
    Daryl Morey has begun to shake up the 76ers. Before Wednesday night’s NBA Draft 2020, the 76ers traded Al Horford, a 2025 first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and the draft rights to Vasilije Micic to the Thunder for Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. The first-round pick is “lightly protected,” according to the report, while the second-round pick is the No. 34 selection in Wednesday’s draft, adding to the Thunder’s haul of picks. The 34-year-old Horford signed a four-year, $109 million contract in Philadelphia last summer but his first season with the 76ers was a rough one. The former All-Star averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and four assists per game as the 76ers fizzled out in the Eastern Conference and suffered a first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the Celtics. The cost-cutting move could help free up the 76ers to make a run at James...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Daryl Morey is wasting no time making some big moves. A year after the Philadelphia 76ers signed Al Horford to a four-year, $109 million deal, he is now being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, along with a first- and second-round pick, for guard Danny Green, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Sixers are trading Al Horford and a first-round and second-round pick to the Thunder for Danny Green, sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 18, 2020 According to Wojnarowski, the Sixers are sending a protected 2025 first-round pick and the 34th overall pick in tonight’s draft. The Thunder are also sending forward Terrance Ferguson to the Sixers. The Sixers are sending a lightly-protected 2025 first-round pick and the 34th overall pick in tonights draft, sources tell ESPN. The Thunder are also sending Terrance Ferguson to the Sixers with Green. https://t.co/sDCfPo4T4L — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)...
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    To Anthony Edwards, basketball is like a job. It’s not football, his “first love.”  The Internet has made a big deal about Edwards’ recent comments in an ESPN story that included Edwards saying this line: “I’m still not really into (basketball). I love basketball, yeah. It’s what I do.” People have questioned whether that means the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft out of Georgia has what it takes to make it in the NBA, especially when Edwards added that he’d be fine to leave basketball behind if he was drafted into the NFL. Questioning whether that one line is a red flag for Edwards is silly, though. There are lots of people who view what they do as a job and not a game or a love and still do it very well. Serena Williams has been quoted as saying, “I never actually liked sports.”...
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    *** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published twice a week. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, from Nov. 17, has been made available in archived form and was updated on the morning of the 11th. Now, for something completely different … The NBA Draft is tomorrow. And the Pac-12 should be fairly well represented. Based on a sampling of mock drafts published by major media outlets, the conference has at least six players with a reasonable chance of being selected in the first round. The actual total could be three or four, or seven or eight — we won’t begin to guess the details. The point here is to provide a broad preview and a morsel of context in advance of the event. First, here’s a sampling of the mocks: • The Ringer 3. USC’s Onyeka Okongwu (Charlotte) 17. Stanford’s Tyrell Terry (Minnesota) 21. Arizona’s Josh Green...
    During Elijah Hughes’ redshirt year at Syracuse, there were whispers. This transfer, this kid from East Carolina, this under-recruited wing from Beacon, New York — yeah, he might be pretty good. Hughes proved those rumors right during his two seasons of game action at SU. He shot it from 3-point range as advertised, skied above the rim as advertised, even blocked shots better than advertised. At first glance, his 2020 NBA Draft credentials look great as a proven scorer, shooter and athlete out of the ACC with strong defensive instincts. Then you’ve got the doubts: His age, his transition from Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, why his shooting numbers didn’t always match his stroke. Put it all together, and you’ve got a draft-night sleeper who might fall into the second round but yet again exceed expectations.  NBA DRAFT 2020: SN’s top-60 NBA Draft Big Board Following Hughes’ required season on the sidelines...
    The NBA successfully finished the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic and has quickly advanced to the 2020 NBA Draft. It will be the league’s first virtual draft, with commissioner Adam Silver and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announcing the picks live from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. Some of the drafted players are expected to join the broadcast virtually. Originally scheduled for June, the draft was rescheduled to mid-October following the league’s COVID-19 delay. But it was pushed back again in September when the NBA and NBA Players Association agreed to reschedule it as part of a series of specific offseason dates that were moved. The Timberwolves own the No. 1 pick after winning the lottery, with the Warriors, Hornets, Bulls and Cavaliers rounding out the top five. This year’s draft class isn’t as star-studded as last year’s, which saw Zion Williamson, Ja Morant or RJ Barrett go with the...
    The NBA successfully finished the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic and has quickly advanced to the 2020 NBA Draft. It will be the league’s first virtual draft, with commissioner Adam Silver and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announcing the picks live from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. Some of the drafted players are expected to join the broadcast virtually. Originally scheduled for June, the draft was rescheduled to mid-October following the league’s COVID-19 delay. But it was pushed back again in September when the NBA and NBA Players Association agreed to reschedule it as part of a series of specific offseason dates that were moved. The Timberwolves own the No. 1 pick after winning the lottery, with the Warriors, Hornets, Bulls and Cavaliers rounding out the top five. This year’s draft class isn’t as star-studded as last year’s, which saw Zion Williamson, Ja Morant or RJ Barrett go with the...
    Trevor Lawrence should be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft m. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Cowboys have been a major disappointment this season, and picking at No. 4 overall in our latest NFL mock draft, they add an elite linebacker. We are officially entering Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season, and teams are really starting to separate themselves from the pack. The AFC in particular is loaded with quality teams, and a bunch sitting at 6-3, so battles for Wild Card spots will come down to the final weekend once again. With that said, here is our latest 2021 NFL mock draft. 1 Trevor Lawrence Quarterback, New York Jets The New York Jets are still the only team in the NFL without a win, and if the season ended tomorrow, they would hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The NBA Draft has arrived. In November. We’re used to wearing shorts and t-shirts around Boston when this day usually arrives, but as we’ve come to learn, nothing is usual in 2020. Instead of teams playing games tonight, they’ll be making draft picks to shape the future of their franchise. Or in the Celtics’ case this year, they’ll be looking to trade away a trio of first-round picks. And potentially one of their top four players in Gordon Hayward. Boston should be busy on Wednesday. Danny Ainge has three first-round selections and a second-round pick at his disposal tonight, but don’t expect him to make all of those picks. If he does, things will have gone terribly wrong for Boston. The Celtics simply don’t have room on the roster for four rookies. They barely have enough room for two. And for a...
    (CNN)Sure things are hard to come by. And the 2020 NBA Draft is no different.This year's draft kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and the hopes of many NBA franchises rests on the outcome of draft selections.Unlike in 2019 though, when Zion Williamson was a guaranteed first overall pick and Ja Morant a probable second-overall pick, there are no sure things in this year's NBA Draft.And in a year with the NBA's first ever virtual draft, in a year where the draft is being held 146 days after its original date of June 25, and only 34 days before the season starts on December 22, an NBA Draft without any certainties sounds about right.Additionally, this year's draft class has the potential to break the record (five) for most players from Africa selected in one NBA Draft.Read MoreNigeria in particular is strongly represented, with seven players in this year's...
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    What a whirlwind of an offseason for the NBA. Just a little more than a month since the Lakers clinched their 17th NBA championship, teams have already begun wheeling and dealing for the 2020-21 NBA season. MORE: Watch the NBA Draft live with fuboTV (7-day trial) While some teams opt to make blockbuster trades or sign flashy free agents, others rely on Wednesday’s NBA Draft to invest in the future. The Timberwolves won the rights to the first overall pick back in the NBA Draft Lottery and will have the run of the mill to choose from the top collegiate and international prospects. There are no sure-fire NBA All-Stars in this year’s draft like there was in 2019 with Ja Morant and Zion Williamson, but there are plenty of talented prospects that can play right away or contribute to a rotation in the near future. Expect to see names like...
    The NBA Draft’s pick-trading rules result in one of the quirkier draft-night rituals: Players whose draft rights are involved in trades often end up wearing the wrong hat. Because of moratorium periods on sign-and-trade deals, along with rules restricting how often first-round picks can be traded, teams often already have deals agreed upon and reported before they can actually be officially executed. That leads to teams selecting players that are requested by other teams for them to be officially moved following the conclusion of the draft. In 2020, that’s the case with at least the Lakers (reportedly picking for the Thunder) and the Trail Blazers (reportedly picking for the Rockets). Any deals that are agreed to during the draft will work the same way. If the Warriors trade the No. 2 pick while on the clock, whoever is taken there will still technically be a Golden State draftee even though...
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    LaMelo Ball has never lacked confidence, in his game or how he expresses himself. On the eve of the NBA draft, that hasn’t changed. The youngest of the three Ball brothers, the 6-foot-7 LaMelo believes he should be the top pick Wednesday night. “I feel like I’m born for this,” the talented point guard said over Zoom on Tuesday. It remains to be seen if the Timberwolves feel the same way. There is still uncertainty about who will go No. 1, likely Ball or Georgia one-and-done shooting guard Anthony Edwards. Ball, whose older brother Lonzo plays for the Pelicans, has worked out for the Timberwolves, Pistons, Warriors and Hornets. “I feel like I’m just the right man for it,” Ball said, referring to the No. 1 pick. “Like I said, I feel like I’m born for this whole thing going on, so that’s pretty much my answer right there.” He’s...
    LaMelo Ball has never lacked confidence, in his game or how he expresses himself. On the eve of the NBA draft, that hasn’t changed. The youngest of the three Ball brothers, the 6-foot-7 LaMelo believes he should be the top pick Wednesday night. “I feel like I’m born for this,” the talented point guard said over Zoom on Tuesday. It remains to be seen if the Timberwolves feel the same way. There is still uncertainty about who will go No. 1, likely Ball or Georgia one-and-done shooting guard Anthony Edwards. Ball, whose older brother Lonzo plays for the Pelicans, has worked out for the Timberwolves, Pistons, Warriors and Hornets. “I feel like I’m just the right man for it,” Ball said, referring to the No. 1 pick. “Like I said, I feel like I’m born for this whole thing going on, so that’s pretty much my answer right there.” He’s...
    Lockdowns coming again: Latest in your state Tulsa mayor says Oklahoma governor and surrounding communities are ignoring the pleas for help coming from overburdened hospitals The wait is over: Delayed NBA draft finally comes Wednesday There was no dancing on the court after a March Madness victory. No bounding onto the stage in a spiffy suit to meet the commissioner in June. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks brings the ball up during a game against the Sydney Kings in the Australian Basketball League in Sydney. Ball is expected to be the first point guard taken and possibly the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft on Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File) The coronavirus pandemic wiped out the traditional end of a college career and the usual start of a pro one....
    Kyle Trask is the hot new Heisman favorite and is rising up 2021 NFL Draft boards but can the Florida quarterback crack the first round? There is no hotter player in college football right now than Florida senior quarterback Kyle Trask. History has taught us that there is a player who comes from nowhere and has a stellar season. Cam Newton did it at Auburn in 2010, and Joe Burrow came from nowhere just last season. Both quarterbacks parlayed their magical seasons into the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. Injuries could potentially hurt the NFL Draft stock of these playersKyle Pitts, Florida, TE (1st Round)While it is doubtful that an injury — barring something that is career-threatening — would affect where Pitts is drafted, the Florida tight end does not want to garner the reputation of being injury-prone. First, Pitts had issues with his foot; now, the junior...
    BOSTON (CBS) — We’re in the final countdown to the 2020 NBA Draft. It’s go-time for the Boston Celtics. Danny Ainge has reportedly been working the phones in hopes of trading away some of — if not all of — Boston’s three first-round picks. The Celtics have no room for three rookies on a crowded roster, and Ainge would reportedly love to try to turn those three picks into a Top 10 selection. Whether he makes a pick in the Top 10 or then flips that selection is anyone’s guess. But since we’ve heard so darn much about the Celtics wanting to trade, let’s just face the grim reality that the Celtics will probably be making a couple of picks come Wednesday night. Perhaps Ainge will be able to get something for his latter two picks when teams see who is available at that point, but the Celtics making their...
    For months, his stock has fallen like a steady rain. He’s slid down draft boards. Heard criticism of his ability, told that his hometown team — the franchise his father played for — didn’t want him. For some prospects, that would take a toll. For Cole Anthony, it has only emboldened him. Added even more motivation for someone who didn’t need any further ammunition. “I just got to come into this with a chip on my shoulder,” he said over Zoom, in advance of Wednesday’s NBA draft. “I’m not in an ideal position, but all my dreams, all my goals are still ahead of me.” The 6-foot-3 Anthony — the son of former NBA point guard Greg Anthony — entered his freshman season at North Carolina considered a top-five draft pick. He was ranked fourth in his class by 247Sports. The Upper West Side native set a Tar Heels record...
    For months, his stock has fallen like a steady rain. He’s slid down draft boards. Heard criticism of his ability, told that his hometown team — the franchise his father played for — didn’t want him. For some prospects, that would take a toll. For Cole Anthony, it has only emboldened him. Added even more motivation for someone who didn’t need any further ammunition. “I just got to come into this with a chip on my shoulder,” he said over Zoom, in advance of Wednesday’s NBA draft. “I’m not in an ideal position, but all my dreams, all my goals are still ahead of me.” The 6-foot-3 Anthony — the son of former NBA point guard Greg Anthony — entered his freshman season at North Carolina considered a top-five draft pick. He was ranked fourth in his class by 247Sports. The Upper West Side native set a Tar Heels record...
    25 films where actors brilliantly played against type The best ways to start saving right now Adam Thielen pays tribute to Alex Trebek with custom cleats Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen is planning a cool tribute to “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek for Monday night. © David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Adam Thielen is paying Alex Trebek the ultimate tribute. Mache, which does custom artwork for many NFL players’ cleats, posted an image of Thielen’s footwear on social media. The shoes feature Trebek’s face, a message from Thielen and even replaces the “Adidas” name with “Trebek.” Thielen will wear the shoes before the game during warmups. For #MNF pregame tonight my guy @athielen19 will be honoring the legend Alex Trebek who passed last week. I feel like no matter where you were from I feel like Jeopardy was a part of all of our lives in some way. #skol pic.twitter.com/1itrgOM4M8...
    Either elected leaders the world over are wrong about the pandemic or Scott Atlas is Georgetown University to offer more housing, in-person classes for seniors in spring Memphis Wiseman headlines list of big men in NBA draft James Wiseman was considered a possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick before he ever played in college. Things haven’t changed, even after only three games at the college level. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Memphis' James Wiseman pauses during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Bradley, in Memphis, Tenn. Wiseman is the headliner of the big men in the NBA draft on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, and is expected to go in the top three picks. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht, File) The Memphis freshman headlines the list of big men in Wednesday’s draft and...
    New York Knicks first round mock: Jack of all trades is the solution By: Alexander Wilson November 15, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditWith the NBA draft coming up, it is only fair to begin formulating mock drafts for the New York Knicks. They could go several different directions in this draft with holes all over. This has been one of the more interesting draft periods in recent memory, mainly due to the effects of COVID-19. With just days away until the Knicks find out who their selection will be with the 8th pick, they have turned to a virtual setting to decipher which players might fit their mold and culture. Relying on film studies primarily, things have been a bit tumultuous the past few months in terms of working out prospects. The Knicks have a number of different holes they are trying to fill...
    Thousands of cars form lines to collect food in Covid-hit Texas Godspeed: 4 astronauts make history as SpaceXs Resilience launches for International Space Station Fans react to DeAndre Hopkins game-winning TD catch for Cardinals The Arizona Cardinals found themselves down 30-26 late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Kyler Murray had to lead his team to do the (near) impossible. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports DeAndre Hopkins' incredible game-winning TD catch lit up the Twitterverse. Despite the odds stacked against them, Murray and stud pass-catcher DeAndre Hopkins were undeterred. With just 11 seconds left and the ball at Buffalo’s 43, Murray scrambled to buy time. Hopkins ran down field toward the end zone. The culmination of this play (and the game) has to be seen to be believed. Say what??? pic.twitter.com/kdV14VvF9a— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) November 16, 2020 Yes, that’s Hopkins coming down with the...
    The Patriots turned the page at quarterback from Tom Brady in 2020, ulltimately going with Cam Newton late in free agency as the best fit for this season, instead of rookie draft pick or second-year option Jarrett Stidham. But what if they had already landed Lamar Jackson as their worthy Brady successor in the 2018 NFL Draft? Their near future — and the entire landscape of the AFC — would be a lot different. MORE NFL DRAFT:Read the latest NFL Draft news at SN’s draft HQ With the No. 31 overall pick two years ago, the Patriots went with running back Sony Michel out of Georgia. One selection later, at No. 32, the Ravens traded up into the last pick of the first round to take Jackson out of Louisville. Since then, New England has won another Super Bowl and two more AFC East titles. Baltimore, by replacing Joe Flacco with Jackson halfway through the latter’s rookie...
    Why wouldn’t LaMelo Ball go No. 1? He’s “1 of 1,” as he likes to say; using the phrase as his bio on an Instagram profile with 5.6 million followers and counting. He has a winged No. 1 – his jersey number – tattooed on his chest. The much-hyped 19-year-old prospect’s non-traditional journey – from Chino Hills to Lithuania to Ohio to Australia – has made him the headliner of a draft process unlike any before in the NBA. And that’s fitting, he thinks: “I kind of like how it’s like the first time we’ve ever seen it,” Ball said during a Zoom call with reporters in late September. “It’s all unique, (and) I feel like I’m like that, too.” His pops, to absolutely no one’s surprise, is sure the youngest of the Ball brothers is “gonna go No. 1.” As LaVar Ball recently told Sports Illustrated, “You can...
    How Queen Elizabeth Broke Royal Protocol with the Birth of Prince Charles 72 Years Ago You Dont Need to Save a Ton of Money to Retire Wealthy -- Just Do This Instead Path to the draft: James Wiseman could be just what the Warriors need Near the top of an uncertain draft class, in the middle of an unprecedented NBA offseason, perhaps no prospect defines the times quite like James Wiseman. © Photo illustration by Nick Roy / theScore LaMelo Ball may be an unknown commodity in his own right, but he's also been a visible celebrity since he was 15 years old, and has a professional body of work - albeit a limited one - to draw evaluations from. Since graduating from Memphis' East High in the spring of 2019, Wiseman has played three competitive games over the last year and a half. ESPN+ Fantasy Tools: Play Like...
    Nevada governor tests positive for Covid-19 Wife of top US general, saves vets life during Veterans Day ceremony Celtics have strong interest in potential top-10 draft pick? The Boston Celtics are known for their aggressive moves, and it sounds possible that it might happen again before the NBA Draft. © John Reed-USA TODAY Sports The Celtics are reportedly interested in Auburn wing Isaac Okoro (right). According to Sean Deveney of Heavy.com, the Celtics “have long had eyes for” Auburn wing Isaac Okoro, who is expected to be a top-10 pick. He is considered the “likely target” if the organization makes a move to trade up. The Celtics have the ammunition to move up if they want to do so. They are currently slated to pick 14th, 26th, and 30th overall. Packaging those selections together could be enough to move Boston up. The Celtics have been named as one of...
    The NBA Draft is Wednesday. Yes, Wednesday. Can you believe it? And before the craziness gets underway, sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach and Wes Goldberg discussed what the best-case scenario is for the Warriors on draft day. Dieter Kurtenbach: We’ve been doing this for what? Seven-and-a-half years now. It feels like it’s been seven-and-a-half years. Wes Goldberg: It’s literally been since last December that I’ve been writing about this draft when it was pretty clear that the Warriors would be picking at the top of it. The amount of times that I’ve heard, ‘it’s not a strong draft.’ I get it. I’m aware. I may be more aware than anybody else other than the Warriors. But I am so ready. DK: So the question today gets down to brass tacks. What is the best-case scenario for the Warriors on draft day? I’m happy to set...
    Obi Toppin needed one season to go from developmental project to potential NBA lottery pick. He blossomed last year for Dayton to turn the Flyers into a Final Four contender while becoming a sought-after pro prospect ahead of Wednesday’s draft. He’s among the headliners of this year forwards, players offering enough size or length to tussle inside or contribute on the perimeter. The list includes international prospect Deni Avdija and Florida State’s Patrick Williams as other potential lottery picks. Here’s a look at some of the top prospects: OBI TOPPIN Toppin was once a 6-foot-2 high school junior who had never dunked in a game and then a senior lacking Division I offers. Now he’s a high lottery prospect as a rangy power forward. STRENGTHS: The 6-9, 220-pound Toppin’s development, which included a stop in prep school and a redshirt season, turned him into an efficient scorer and high-flying dunker....
    In the aftermath of rumors suggesting that the Dallas Mavericks might be interested in trading for Zach LaVine, a recent list of trade ideas suggested that the team could acquire the high-scoring Chicago Bulls guard for a package centered on Tim Hardaway Jr. According to Fansided’s Pippen Ain’t Easy, the main “problem” with hypothetical transactions involving LaVine and the Mavericks is not salary matching, but rather the lack of a “true valuable trade chip” that Dallas could offer Chicago in order to acquire the 25-year-old. As such, the publication pointed out that the Mavs would need to move some future draft picks to sweeten the deal — in this case, offering a package including Hardaway, the No. 18 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, and two future first-rounders. As further explained by Pippen Ain’t Easy, Hardaway is probably the only Mavericks player that the organization would have no problem shipping...
    Getty The 49ers have shown an interest in BYU quarterback Zach Wilson. The San Francisco 49ers are likely going to explore all of their options at quarterback before making a decision on Jimmy Garoppolo’s future. One player the Niners are already showing an interest in is dynamic BYU quarterback Zach Wilson. Niners Nation’s Akrash Anavarathan reported the 49ers lead scout Adam Peters attended the BYU-Boise State game to get an in-person look at Wilson. “The Zach Wilson-to-SF noise increases, as #49ers’ lead talent evaluator — Adam Peters — was in Boise to watch Wilson play the best team on BYU’s schedule this season,” Anavarathan noted on Twitter. Wilson’s stock is rising as the quarterback has led BYU to an undefeated start to the season. The BYU quarterback is one of the most dynamic prospects potentially in the 2021...
    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins had an opportunity to take Justin Herbert in the 2020 draft, and early this season it was tempting to wonder why they didn’t. Tua Tagovailoa is starting to provide the answer. The rookie from Alabama had a breakout performance last week in a thrilling win at Arizona that added momentum to the surprising Dolphins’ recent surge. They’re 5-3 and take a four-game winning streak into Sunday’s home game against Herbert and the luckless Los Angeles Chargers. Miami made Tagovailoa the fifth choice in the draft, and with the next pick the Chargers selected Herbert. Both teams are happy about their decisions. “Obviously two good players,” Dolphins coach Brian Flores said. “That’s why they both went high in the draft.” ROOKIE QBS The Chargers are 2-6, with their losses by a combined 24 points, but Herbert has been terrific since becoming the starter in Week...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browseEvery first-round pick in the NBA Draft believes they’re ticketed for stardom, but these five prospects need to work hard to avoid becoming busts.  Every NBA mock draft spends a lot of time articulating the potential of each potential first-round pick. Those rosy outlooks make for great reading for the prospects themselves, but the ugly truth is that quite a few first-round picks this season will fail to carve out meaningful NBA careers. The following five likely first-rounders need to be very concerned with their ability to become high-profile busts. Each player has a significant upside, but they also have serious flaws in their respective games. If those flaws aren’t corrected quickly, any one of the five could find themselves struggling to earn their second NBA contract.5. Obi ToppinPlenty of scouts believe Toppin is one of the safest picks in this...
    Getty Quarterback Zach Wilson of the BYU Cougars It’s no secret the Chicago Bears need a franchise quarterback, as well as multiple talented offensive linemen. One analyst and insider thinks the Bears can nab both their quarterback of the future along with a first-rate o-lineman in the 2021 draft in the first and second rounds. On ESPN 1000’s Kap & J Hood, NFL insider Albert Breer discussed the tiers of available quarterbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft, and noted right away Chicago will likely miss out on the top three. “We have the three quarterbacks who are in the top 10, ” Breer began, referencing Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State’s Justin Fields and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance. All are extremely likely to be drafted before the Bears will pick in the first round. But Breer also listed a trio of second-tier quarterbacks who just may be available,...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — We’ve heard plenty of rumors about the Celtics wanting to turn their three first-round picks in next week’s draft into anything but three first-round picks in next week’s draft. Whether it’s trading up, trading down or trading out, we’ve heard them all. Now we’re hearing a new one. Danny Ainge is reportedly trying to turn his three first rounders (Nos. 14, 26 and 30) into a higher lottery pick, and then flipping that higher lottery pick to the New Orleans Pelicans for guard Jrue Holiday. Now that is one spicy rumor from the latest mock draft by The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor: The Celtics have offered up their three first-round picks (nos. 14, 26, and 30) in trades to try and move into the lottery, but multiple league sources say they intend to reroute that pick to the Pelicans in exchange for Jrue Holiday....
    The Dallas Cowboys have struggled all season long and being without Dak Prescott is making things tougher. The Cowboys haven’t won a game since Prescott was injured during a three-point victory over the New York Giants. Andy Dalton, Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert have not been the answer. The way things are going, Dallas could end up being in range of drafting Trevor Lawrence in 2021. NFL WEEK 10 PREVIEW: IT'S MAKE-OR-BREAK FOR TEAMS IN PLAYOFF CONTENTION However, Troy Aikman told USA Today on Wednesday that the team needs upgrades at other positions and shouldn’t be focusing on draft position. “You coach to win, that’s the objective,” the onetime Dallas quarterback said. “I think all those things kind of work itself out. The Cowboys aren’t in need of a quarterback. I can see where maybe some teams might look at it as, ‘Trevor Lawrence is sitting out there, we’d sure like a...
    Opinion: The disturbing truths in the new Vatican report on the McCarrick scandal Progressives praise Bidens picks for economic transition team LaMelo Ball had private workout with Timberwolves? The Minnesota Timberwolves are picking first in next week’s NBA draft, and they met with one of the top contenders for the pick. © Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Will LaMelo Ball end up in Minnesota? It’s not on his dad’s preferred list, but it would be hard to argue with going No. 1. According to Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony, Ball conducted a private workout for the Timberwolves on Wednesday in Ball's home region of Southern California. Givony says this was Ball’s first private workout for a team. He says he was told Ball shot the ball well. LaMelo Ball had previously met with Minnesota's head coach, Ryan Saunders, and lead decision maker, Gersson Rosas, but this was his first private workout...
    LaMelo Ball opted to play professionally overseas instead of making a brief stop in college basketball. That unconventional route to the NBA now has him set to be the top point guard taken – and maybe the first player overall – in the Nov. 18 draft. Ball, who most recently played in Australia, is the headliner at the position and is expected to be a top-four pick, and another American-born international prospect Killian Hayes and Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton are likely top-10 selections. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Here’s a look at some of the top point guard prospects: LAMELO BALL The younger brother of New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball is projected by to have the draft's highest ceiling with his passing, ball skills and size. STRENGTHS: The 19-year-old is bigger than most point guards with a 6-foot-7 frame, which will become even more of...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The NBA Draft is only a week away. And the Boston Celtics still have three first-round picks. Danny Ainge is really hoping that changes soon. This isn’t a particularly talented draft, and the Celtics don’t have room on the roster for three rookies. They barely have room for one. Ainge will be furiously working the phones over the next seven days in hopes of consolidating his three selections (Nos. 14, 26 and 30). Maybe he’ll get lucky and be able to move up into the Top 10. Perhaps he’ll snag a player he wants at No. 14 and then cash in Boston’s later two picks for future selections. Ainge doesn’t have any future firsts to clamor over, so you better believe he’ll jump at the chance to add another selection or two in the near future. Or… he’ll have to make three picks on Nov. 18, and...
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    Alabama’s Mac Jones is skyrocketing up draft boards just like Joe Burrow did a year ago. Few expected Alabama quarterback Mac Jones to put himself alongside the likes of Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields in the eyes of NFL scouts, but his scintillating start to the season for a Crimson Tide team primed to make another run at the national championship. Jones’ rise has draft experts like Todd McShay seeing the exact same positive traits they saw out of Joe Burrow, who went from late-round pick to No. 1 overall last season. ESPN’s Todd McShay confirmed that Jones is creeping up his big board, comparing his rise to that of Burrow, who was picked with the first selection in the draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Mac Jones is moving up @McShay13s draft board very quickly ???? "Mac Jones is coming in and hes pulling a Joe Burrow. Im not saying...
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    By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams won the NL Rookie of the Year award on Monday night. Featuring a devastating changeup and a four-seam fastball that gets into the upper 90s, Williams was practically unhittable during the pandemic-shortened season. The 26-year-old right-hander went 4-1 with a microscopic 0.33 ERA, striking out 53 in just 27 innings. Williams is the first player to win the award for Milwaukee since Ryan Braun in 2007. He is the first reliever to take home the honor in either league since Craig Kimbrel for Atlanta in 2011. San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth and Philadelphia Phillies infielder Alec Bohm finished tied for second in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The Managers of the Year will be announced by the BBWAA on Tuesday night, followed by the Cy Young Awards on Wednesday and the MVPs on Thursday....
    Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams won the NL Rookie of the Year award on Monday night. Featuring a devastating changeup and a four-seam fastball that gets into the upper 90s, Williams was practically unhittable during the pandemic-shortened season. The 26-year-old right-hander went 4-1 with a microscopic 0.33 ERA, striking out 53 in just 27 innings. Williams is the first player to win the award for Milwaukee since Ryan Braun in 2007. He is the first reliever to take home the honor in either league since Craig Kimbrel for Atlanta in 2011. San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth and Philadelphia Phillies infielder Alec Bohm finished tied for second in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The Managers of the Year will be announced by the BBWAA on Tuesday night, followed by the Cy Young Awards on Wednesday and the MVPs on Thursday. Williams, a St. Louis native, was...
    COVID-19 stress isnt taking a break for the holidays: How experts say you should cope McDonalds confirms creation of McPlant plant-based burger, unveils new Crispy Chicken Sandwich will debut in 2021 Falcons waive DE Takk McKinley Takk McKinley’s time with the Falcons has come to an end. Atlanta has waived the defensive end, a former first-round pick, they announced Monday afternoon. © Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Takk McKinley entered the league with a lot of fanfare, but like most recent Falcons defensive draft picks, he didn’t pan out in Atlanta It was widely reported that the Falcons were shopping the pass-rusher ahead of last week’s trade deadline, but last Monday McKinley announced he wouldn’t be traded, saying Atlanta turned down a handful of offers for him. If that’s true, then it’s pretty strange the Falcons would have chosen not to take some draft compensation only to cut him loose...
    Pfizers COVID-19 vaccine candidate shown to be 90% effective in early findings McDonalds reveals the McPlant, as the fast-food giant crafts plant-based burgers and chicken NBA draft: Player comparisons for projected first-rounders One of the most compelling ways to quickly study any draft class is to look at the NBA comparisons for all of the prospects available. © Provided by HoopsHype File Photo Now that the 2020 NBA draft is less than two weeks ago, all of the folks looking for a crash course in learning more about the players that will be available for selection can use this as a guide for the potential outlook of each projected first-round draft pick. This exercise is far from foolproof, of course, considering that outcomes for each prospect will depend heavily on the teams that draft them as well as the roles they are given and the development process that surrounds...
    The Knicks desperately need an infusion of talent. Fortunately, New York has two first-round picks to work with in the 2020 NBA Draft.  If the Knicks want to make a leap into the playoff picture anytime soon, they desperately need to add talent in this year’s NBA Draft. The good news for fans in New York is that they have two first-rounders to work with. The bad news is that it’s going to be hard to find a gamechanger with either the No. 8 or No. 27 overall selection. He does lack the elite athleticism required to become a superstar, but his polish at the position gives him a chance to compete early in his career. His feel and passing ability give him a chance to become a solid starter. Don’t be surprised if he rises too much in the pre-draft process to stay on the board this long.5. Tyrese...
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Privately Visited a Cemetery to Honor Remembrance Day States where COVID-19 has widened student achievement gaps Deshaun Watson had strong opinion on Will Fuller trade rumors Will Fuller has long been one of Deshaun Watson’s favorite targets on the Houston Texans, so it’s no surprise the quarterback had a strong reaction to recent trade rumors involving the wide receiver. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (left) apparently would have blown a gasket had the Texans traded Will Fuller (right). Watson made very clear Sunday that he would not have been happy had the Texans traded Fuller, as they were rumored to be looking into before last week’s trade deadline. “There would’ve been hell,” Watson said of a possible Fuller trade, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. One has to wonder if the Texans took that on board when considering...
    The NFL is past the midseason point with Week 9 underway for the 2020 season. The college football season finally ha sall of the Power 5 in action with the return of the Pac-12. That makes it another good time for an updated Sporting News first-round mock draft for 2021. The winless Jets go into Monday night with a strong hold on the No. 1 overall pick, but there are plenty of one- and two-win teams jockeying for prime positions. Here’s how we see the picks from 1-32 playing out now. The top 18 picks are based on the current draft order, according to Tankathon. The bottom 14 is based on SN’s projected finish of the current playoff teams through Super Bowl 55. MORE: Week 9 NFL standings, AFC and NFC playoff picture (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/6f/e2/trevor-lawrence-fiesta-102920_16plsldgq8ilt1mhg1w1ev8797.png?t=1997524741&w=500&quality=80 NFL mock draft 2021 1. New York Jets (0-8) Trevor Lawrence, QB,...
    With the 2020 NBA Draft just two weeks away, the Golden State Warriors are putting the final touches on their big board in preparation for their selection at No. 2 overall. According to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Connor Letourneau, league sources have indicated that the team will likely select Georgia Bulldogs guard Anthony Edwards, provided that the Minnesota Timberwolves elect to go in a different direction with their pick at No. 1. Per Letourneau, Golden State’s decision-makers share a belief that the former freshman standout could evolve into an elite player at the professional level. “The Warriors are believed to view Edwards as someone who can blossom into a face of a franchise and multi-time All-Star if put in the right situation,” he wrote. The league insider further opined that Edwards’ skill set could make him an ideal fit given the current construction of the Warriors’ roster....
    Hawks Talon Gaming Club, the NBA 2K League team of the Atlanta Hawks, announced Friday that they will host a 32-team virtual tournament called ‘Showdown in the A’. For the execution of this tournament, Hawks Talon has teamed up with Rival, a first-of-its-kind, enterprise SaaS solution that empowers companies and organizations to leverage the popularity of gaming and esports. People interested in participating in the tournament will register their team of five for the tournament through the Hawks Talon GC site on Rival. The tournament, which will begin play on Monday, Nov. 16, will last approximately eight days and feature competition in a 5 vs. 5 ProAm style and best-of-three series. The winners of the tournament will be declared on Tuesday, Nov. 24 and will receive a $500 grand prize and become eligible for the NBA 2K League’s Draft at...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics would prefer not to use all three of their first-round picks at the 2020 NBA Draft. But chances are that Danny Ainge will take at least one player on Nov. 18, so he and the rest of the Boston brass are in the process of checking out potential selections. On Friday, that means a workout with Memphis star Precious Achiuwa, according to Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers.com. Achiuwa, a 6-foot-9 power forward, is a definite possibility for the Celtics with their first pick in the draft at No. 14. Achiuwa took home American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and AAC Freshman of the Year honors (not to mention a spot on the First-Team All AAC) after averaging 15.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game for the Tigers. He led the AAC in rebounding, pulling down 334 boards over his 31 games. He’s an...
    Getty JJ Redick of the New Orleans Pelicans. The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 28 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, but could end up dealing the selection for an established player that would aid their win-now mentality. Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz proposed some options for the Lakers with the pick — including using it — but came up with three targets for the team to look at via trade, with the first-round selection as the centerpiece. The targets included Detroit guard Derrick Rose, Pacers big man Myles Turner and veteran Pelicans sharpshooter JJ Redick, who might be the most interesting, and logical, name listed.JJ Redick Would Give Lakers Much-Needed Shooting GettyJJ Redick Redick is one of the best shooters in the league and can still get buckets at 36 years old. He started 36 games last year for the Pelicans, recording 15.3 points per game...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The NBA Draft is less than two weeks away, and the Celtics are trying frantically to pawn off their three first-round picks. In no way, shape or form can Boston add three more young players to its roster, so Danny Ainge is trying to trade cash those picks in for either a higher lottery selection or potentially even a veteran that can help the young C’s of the present. Those efforts have not been going very well, according to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor. Teams aren’t really lining up to take picks nos. 14, 26 and 30 from Ainge, and who could blame them? It’s a relatively weak draft class, meaning Ainge will likely have to pawn off those picks one by one. If he’s lucky, maybe a team will take two of the picks off his hands, but he probably won’t get...
    One former NFL GM has had enough of the Tua Tagovailoa hype. Tagovailoa made his Dolphins debut on Sunday and the team cruised to a 28-17 victory over the Rams. However, the final margin had little to do with the Alabama rookie with Miami being led by defense and special teams. It wasn’t so much Tagovailoa’s performance that irked former Browns and Patriots exec Michael Lombardi, as it was the level of excitement around it. “Tua was nice. They’re trying to make him be the second coming of any quarterback,” Lombardi said on VSiN Live. “He throws a 5-yard completion and (host) Scott Hanson on the Red Zone was going absolutely berserk like he just saw the Red Sea parted. I mean seriously, the guy threw a high school play, and he completed it. “That’s not why you draft the guy the [fifth] pick overall. You want to see unique...
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill tweets that he is leaving school to prepare for the NFL draft, citing his brother’s recovery from brain surgery and COVID-19, which also affected his mother. In the first of two posts on his official Twitter account, the senior wrote that uncertainty because of the coronavirus pandemic “forced all of us to adapt as best as possible.” Hill said he decided to enter the draft after talking with his family and added, “This has been an incredibly difficult decision, but one that I feel is best for me at this time.” Hill had missed most of the Bulldogs’ past three games, and first-year Bulldogs coach Mike Leach repeatedly said the player was not with the team for personal reasons. Just last week, Leach said he hadn’t talked with him but heard Hill was preparing to enter the NFL draft. Hill...
    Getty Images Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge The Boston Celtics have their eyes on a top-tier prospect and are reportedly willing to trade all three of their first-round picks to move up and in this year’s NBA draft just to get him. We are weeks away from the Draft and according to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, the only problem Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is facing right now is finding a partner to swap his first-round picks with. The Minnesota Timberwolves hold the No.1 overall pick, followed by teams like the Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers picking between selections No. 3 and No. 5. Ainge will most likely target one of the latter three teams in hopes the Hornets, Bulls, or Cavaliers are willing to sign three first-round picks over one.O’Connor: ‘If Celtics Stay Here, (RJ) Hampton Would Make Sense’If the Celtics...
    Few lines, no waits: So many voted early in D.C. area that Election Day has been a breeze 12 restaurant chains have filed for bankruptcy in 2020 in the wake of the pandemic. See the full list. Report: Dolphins trade WR Isaiah Ford to Patriots The Dolphins have agreed to trade wide receiver Isaiah Ford to the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. It’s not yet known what New England will give up in return.  © Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Isaiah Ford (84) The deal will provide Cam Newton with a big-bodied receiver, similar to one-time Panthers teammates Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess. The former seventh-round pick has quietly been a key contributor in Miami this year, catching 18 passes for 184 yards in seven games. Some have speculated that the Patriots could turn into sellers at the deadline, but Bill Belichick has dismissed such talk all week. Instead,...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) —  It has been a while since we saw Danny Ainge shift into full “Trader Danny” mode, but the Celtics president of basketball ops. is trying his hardest ahead of the NBA Draft. Unfortunately for him, there are no takers for Boston’s three first-round picks. According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, Ainge has offered up picks nos. 14, 26 and 30 in an effort to move up in the draft  board. Thus far, “no one is biting.” Moving up makes perfect sense for the Celtics, considering they already have a pretty full roster with a good collection of young talent. The Celtics don’t have room at the moment, and the last thing that Ainge or head coach Brad Stevens needs are three more young players to add to the Celtics’ mix in 2020-21. But with a somewhat weak draft class, it’s also...
    Cruising won’t resume in U.S. waters until 2021, with lines renewing a voluntary suspension 12 restaurant chains have filed for bankruptcy in 2020 in the wake of the pandemic. See the full list. Report: Packers brass not in agreement on Will Fuller trade Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller has been one of the biggest names on the trade market heading into Tuesday afternoon’s deadline, and there have been multiple reports that the Green Bay Packers are interested. A deal is starting to sound unlikely, however. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports that there has been disagreement among the Packers’ front office about whether or not acquiring a top wide receiver as a potential rental would be worthwhile. I’m told the Green Bay Packers have discussed trading for Texans' receiver Will Fuller. However, there's been a disagreement in Green...
    All states prohibit militia extremists and paramilitary activities. So why arent they stopped? 12 restaurant chains have filed for bankruptcy in 2020 in the wake of the pandemic. See the full list. Patriots have high asking price in potential Stephon Gilmore trade The 2020 NFL trade deadline is about to come and go within a few hours. While there’s been some movement, star players have yet to find themselves dealt. That includes reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore. © Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports The Patriots are demanding a king's ransom for cornerback Stephon Gilmore. There’s also seemingly good reason for this. The Patriots find themselves at 2-5 on the season and going nowhere fast. In no way does that mean they are willing to trade Gilmore for pennies on the dollar. After speaking with a few GMs around the NFL, I've learned...
    All states prohibit militia extremists and paramilitary activities. So why arent they stopped? Order from McDonalds: Burger King urges UK customers to support its rivals ahead of a second COVID-19 lockdown Patriots’ asking price in potential Stephon Gilmore trade revealed Stephon Gilmore is a player to watch heading into Tuesday afternoon’s NFL trade deadline, but it is going to take a lot to pry the reigning Defensive Player of the Year away from the New England Patriots. © Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports The New England Patriots are unsurprisingly asking for a lot in a potential trade of cornerback Stephon Gilmore. The Patriots are willing to trade Gilmore but want a first-round pick and a player in return, ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports. After speaking with a few GMs around the NFL, I've learned multiple teams who have called the Patriots about CB Stephon Gilmore were told by New England they...
    The Celtics enter the 2020 NBA Draft with three first-round picks. That gives them the ammunition to move up the board for a player they love.  Credit Danny Ainge for putting the Celtics in an enviable position heading into the 2020 NBA Draft. Boston already has a roster capable of competing for the Eastern Conference title for years to come. They also have three first-round selections to strengthen Brad Stevens’ chance of guiding this team to an NBA title in the very near future. 2. Isaiah Stewart, Big, Washington, Big Board Rank: NRTraditional centers may not hold a ton of value in the modern NBA, but the Celtics have to be aware that they can use a big man capable of playing elite post defense in certain postseason series. Looming matchups with guys like Joel Embiid should be in the back of the franchise’s collective consciousness. Stewart lacks above-average athleticism,...
    Coronavirus caseload sets record in D.C. region as infections continue to surge Friendlys restaurant chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid pandemic woes NFL draft winners and losers: Zach Wilson, Trey Lance swapping spots in QB pecking order? Even with a near upset at Clemson and a shootout between Texas and Oklahoma State, it was a fairly mundane week from a draft-prospect perspective. Still, there was plenty to discuss from the week that was — plus, some bigger-picture observations about how the 2021 NFL draft class is shaping up. Here are this week’s winners and losers:WinnersBYU QB Zach Wilson On Saturday, Wilson turned in his statistically worst game of the season — 18 of 32 passing (56.3 percent) for 224 yards, with three TDs and his first interception since the season-opening game. Wilson also ran five times for 35 yards and a score. The pick ended a streak...
    Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett asked her first questions during oral arguments on Monday, in a remote hearing on a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case.  Barrett was the last of the justices to speak Monday as they grill lawyers in descending order of seniority to preserve order in the teleconference hearings during the pandemic. Before the arguments began, Chief Justice John Roberts said that it was his "great pleasure" to welcome his new colleague and wished her "a long and happy career in our common calling." The first case Barrett and the rest of the justices heard Monday morning was U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services v. Sierra Club. That case centers around granular administrative law on what exactly the government is required to disclose in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. "You said that if a government official simply stamps 'draft' on it and sent it over, and as Justice...
    Supreme Court sends Louisiana BLM case back for another round Its certainly going to get worse: Businesses plan more layoffs, hiring freezes in 2020 as COVID-19 escalates Dolphins set high asking price for Xavien Howard The Dolphins have received at least one trade inquiry on cornerback Xavien Howard, but it would take a “Laremy Tunsil type” offer to get a deal done, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter. This jibes with previous reports we’ve heard — the Dolphins may be willing to listen, but they want a serious haul for the fifth-year star. © Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports What could Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard fetch in the trade market? The Tunsil deal saw the standout left tackle and wide receiver Kenny Stills shipped to the Texans last year in exchange for two first-round draft picks, a second-round choice and more. While Howard holds significant value, Tunsil was a special case....