NBA draft 2017 pick-by-pick recap: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball are first two selections – Los Angeles Times

NBA draft 2017 pick-by-pick recap: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball are first two selections
Los Angeles Times
As Jackson isn’t the most imposing physical figure, his versatility will be his biggest asset in the NBA. He’s an effective scorer both on and off the ball, averaging 21 points per 40 minutes, while shooting 55% of two pointers and nearly 40% from three.

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NBA draft: Pick-by-pick fantasy basketball reaction – ESPN

NBA draft: Pick-by-pick fantasy basketball reaction
ESPN
… is active defensively — and he’ll have a chance in Philadelphia to lead all rookies in minute-per-game next season. The 6-foot-4 future star has top 50 fantasy upside from the minute he steps on an NBA court, and will likely go in rounds 4-5 in

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The Winners and Losers of the 2017 NBA Draft – The Ringer (blog)

The Winners and Losers of the 2017 NBA Draft
The Ringer (blog)
The state of Minnesota left Thursday’s NBA draft feeling victorious, but the state of Illinois couldn’t say the same. Months before any of the players selected in the draft compete in an NBA game, we already have our first round of winners and losers
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NBA Draft: Celtics swing big with Jayson Tatum, who gives them something new – CBSSports.com

NBA Draft: Celtics swing big with Jayson Tatum, who gives them something new
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On Thursday at Barclays Center, they selected forward Jayson Tatum out of Duke with the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft. Shortly thereafter, team president Rich Gotham told 98.5 The Sports Hub that they’ve had him at the top of their draft board “for a
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The NBA Draft Decoded – RollingStone.com

The NBA Draft Decoded
RollingStone.com
So my new obsession is the NBA draft, a different affair. The NFL ritual is a vast, twisted, almost agricultural event in which rich businessmen divvy up hundreds of poor (and mostly black) kids like cattle. Most football players are treated like

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Dear NBA GMs – The Players Tribune

Dear NBA GMs
The Players Tribune
For a few weeks now, I’ve wanted to write a letter to GMs making my case for the NBA draft. I know that I’ll be kicking myself later if I don’t stand up now and say what I want to say. Today’s the day. So let’s do this thing. Actually, I’ve written a

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5 bold NBA Draft predictions you can take to the bank – FOXSports.com

5 bold NBA Draft predictions you can take to the bank
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The NBA Draft is one of the best days on the sports calendar, and 2017 looks to be no different. We’ve had a number of trades already go down as the rumors continue to heat up in the hours before the big event. A few lucky teams will turn their
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Las Vegas bookmakers offer prop bets on NBA draft for first time – ESPN

Las Vegas bookmakers offer prop bets on NBA draft for first time
ESPN
Coming off the success of 2017 NFL draft proposition betting, Las Vegas offered props on Thursday’s NBA draft. Bettors are expecting a big Round 1 for the University of Kentucky. As for UCLA and Lonzo Ball? Opinions are a little more mixed on the Strip.

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Why this is the most anticipated NBA Draft day in decades – MarketWatch

Why this is the most anticipated NBA Draft day in decades
MarketWatch
The Golden State Warriors won the playoffs so easily earlier this month, that many NBA watchers are saying they “broke the NBA.” A year after losing in the finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors added the player many consider to be the second
Warriors interested in getting involved in NBA draft’s 2nd roundSFGate

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Three reasons why all this madness is happening leading up to NBA Draft – CBSSports.com

Three reasons why all this madness is happening leading up to NBA Draft
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The days leading up to the NBA Draft typically are quiet. There might be a few minor deals and the requisite rumors, but teams are mostly settled on their positions and reticent to do anything drastic before free agency opens — when the real chaos
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