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The draft lottery could have gone worse for the Hawks - but not much worse. Had the percentages regarding Ping-Pong balls held, at worst they'd have had the fifth and ninth choices overall. They wound up with Nos. 8 and 10. Their only consolation was that the pick they were owed by Dallas didn't land in the top five, which would have meant the Mavericks got to keep it. There are some drafts ...

Last week, Kentucky Coach John Calipari reminded us that basketball is art as well as science. Pardon the pun, but for all the hoopla about vertical leaps, shuttle run times and textbook execution, the game also rewards instinct, anticipation and improvisation. With seemingly the latter in mind, Calipari said of the players on UK's 2019-20 team, "I want this group to be playing pickup three ...

CHICAGO - Joey Reinsdorf had known that the Bulls dropped from No. 4 to No. 7 for close to an hour Tuesday night when he grimaced as the NBA's draft lottery TV show aired in a hotel backroom to announce picks he already knew. "Maybe next time, my dad will get my other brother to come here," Joey cracked before catching himself. "Actually, hopefully this is our last time here." Joey, the ...

If there was one moment that could be brighter than any shining moments this weekend in Minneapolis, it would be Zion Williamson cutting down the nets. Or tearing down the rim. Or destroying the backboard like it was a pair of his Nikes. But college basketball's most famous player - and probably its best - won't be in Minneapolis for the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. Duke got ...

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LOS ANGELES_He was either practicing his victory march or polishing his concession speech. Who knows? With Magic Johnson, who can ever know? The only thing certain was, on what was supposed to be one of the final calm days before the NBA's free-agent storm officially arrives this weekend, the Lakers basketball boss created his own thunder. He said he felt no pressure to sign LeBron James and ...

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