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Portland Trail Blazers acquire draft rights to Zach Collins

PORTLAND, Ore.  – The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired the draft rights to forward Zach Collins from Sacramento in exchange for the draft rights to Justin Jackson and Harry Giles, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. The Trail Blazers sent the draft rights to Jackson (15th overall pick) and Giles (20th overall pick) to Sacramento ...

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Milwaukee Bucks trade draft rights to Sindarius Thornwell

[unable to retrieve full-text content] MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Bucks have traded the draft rights to Sindarius Thornwell to the Los Angeles Clippers for cash considerations, said General Manager Jon Horst. Thornwell was the 48th overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft. NBA.com: News

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Pacers GM: Paul George informing us he's leaving 'was a total gut punch'

The 2017 NBA Draft has ended, and Paul George is still a member of the Indiana Pacers after reported talks with the Boston Celtics stalled. General manager Kevin Pritchard spoke out for the first time since the All-Star’s agent informed the team he’ll leave after next season. “For me, it was a gut punch. It was a total gut punch,” ...

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Memphis Grizzlies acquire draft rights to Ivan Rabb and Dillon Brooks

Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced tonight that the Grizzlies acquired the draft rights to California forward Ivan Rabb (No. 35 overall) from the Orlando Magic for a future second round draft pick and Oregon guard/forward Dillon Brooks (No. 45 overall) from the Houston Rockets for a future second round draft pick. Rabb (6-10, 220) appeared in 31 games (30 starts) and averaged 14.0 points, ...

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Winners and losers: Wolves, Ball family score at draft

The 2017 NBA Draft was a wild and busy affair with nearly a dozen trades consummated as teams shuffled picks to find the players they liked. There were no surprises in the lottery, for the most part, with the top six selections unfolding exactly according to the word of prognosticators. Markelle Fultz went first, followed by Lonzo Ball, and then ...

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Utah Jazz acquire draft rights to Tony Bradley from Los Angeles Lakers

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz have acquired the draft rights to Tony Bradley (28th overall pick) from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for the draft rights to Josh Hart (30th overall) and the draft rights to Thomas Bryant (42nd overall pick). Bradley (6-10, 248, North Carolina) averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game ...

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Trade grades: Bulls get pennies on the dollar for Butler

The Chicago Bulls dangled their lone star player in trade rumors for almost two years before finally dealing away Jimmy Butler for pennies on the dollar. Chicago received Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, and the No. 7 pick used on Lauri Markkanen from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Butler and the 16th selection used on Justin Patton. Here are the ...

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Joel Embiid wants Ben Simmons to dunk all over Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball, who was selected second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night’s NBA Draft, has earned plenty of headlines leading up to his professional career. Many of them have come courtesy of his father, LaVar, whose bold statements have raised no small amount of eyebrows in recent month. That trend continued on Thursday night, when Ball crowed ...

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Butler's trainer calls Bulls GM Forman a 'liar' after trade

by Joe Wolfond 31m ago David Banks-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images It’s safe to say there are members of Jimmy Butler‘s inner circle who were less than thrilled with the trade that sent him from the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night Thursday. It’s unclear whether the Bulls had made assurances to Butler about whether they ...

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Chicago Bulls acquire Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen

The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has acquired guards Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine (luh-VEEN), as well as No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft Lauri Markkanen (LAU-ree MARK-a-nin) from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for guard/forward Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 overall pick Justin Patton in tonight’s Draft. Dunn (6-4, 205), selected fifth overall by ...

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