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NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Meet Bruno Caboclo, Toronto’s Baffling First-Round Pick

NBA Draft

The Toronto Raptors targeted Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis in the first round last night. When he went to the Phoenix Suns at No. 18, general manager Masai Ujiri went with the second prospect on his draft board, a player no one had heard of coming into the draft. Read More »

College, D-League, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 5 Biggest Winners In The 2014 NBA Draft

Adam Silver, Dante Exum

The 2014 NBA Draft has come and gone. There were cheers, tears, surprises and more flashy suits than you can count on one hand. Most importantly, however, Thursday night served as a key stepping stone for the league’s 30 teams as they attempted to improve their rosters and take the next step up in the NBA’s hierarchy. It was also an opportunity to showcase where this future talent comes from and share origin stories that can only warm the heart. Read More »

instagram, NBA Draft, Smack / Jun 27, 2014 / 11:00 am

Julius Randle Has Been A Lakers Fan For A Long Time

Adam Silver, Julius Randle

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Kentucky power forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick last night. He posted a childhood photo on Instagram afterwards to show just how long he’s been a Lakers fan. Read More »

NBA Draft, Video / Jun 27, 2014 / 10:30 am

Watch Adam Silver And The NBA Draft Isaiah Austin

Isaiah Austin

Isaiah Austin (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Last night’s draft in Brooklyn was purportedly sold out, with fans raucously awaiting a crowd of intriguing players eager to hear their names called. The very best moment at the Barclays Center came between pick No. 15 and 16 when Adam Silver called the name Isaiah Austin, the Baylor center who had recently been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a career ending genetic condition. Read More »

NBA Draft, Smack / Jun 27, 2014 / 12:17 am

Zach LaVine Wasn’t Upset About ‘Wolves Pick, Just Overcome With Emotion

Zach LaVine

There’s a lot fans believe they can interpret from brief snippets of an NBA player’s countenance. Never was this fallacy more apparent than when Adam Silver announced Zach LaVine was Minnesota’s choice at No. 13 tonight. He had his head down on his table and appeared to mouth “F*** me” when his name called for Minney. It was misleading, to say the least. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 10:48 pm

Jabari Parker Talks Being A Buck For Life

Jabari Parker

The Bucks took Jabari Parker after Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, seeming to fulfill his dream of playing in Milwaukee. Even writing that felt wrong. Parker was upbeat talking with reporters afterwards, saying he wants to be a “throwback player” who “sticks with one team.” He backpedaled slightly because, well, Bucks, but his enthusiasm is real. We’re as surprised as you. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 8:12 pm

Magic Select Aaron Gordon With The Fourth Pick Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Aaron Gordon

The Orlando Magic have selected Arizona forward Aaron Gordon with the fourth pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 8:01 pm

Sixers Select Joel Embiid With The Third Pick Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers have selected Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 7:48 pm

Bucks Select Jabari Parker With The Second Pick Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

The Milwaukee Bucks have selected Duke forward Jabari Parker with the second pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 7:41 pm

Cavs Select Andrew Wiggins With The First Pick Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Andrew Wiggins

The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected Kansas wing Andrew Wiggins with the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »