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And-Ones: Riller, Offseason, Micic, Thunder, BIG3

Former Sixers guard Grant Riller has fully recovered from shoulder surgery and plans to work out for teams ahead of free agency this summer, a league source told Hoops Rumors. Riller spent time on two-way contracts with Philadelphia this season and Charlotte last season. The 25-year-old started this season with Philadelphia, but he was waived upon […]

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Draft Notes: Combine, Draft Traders, Withdrawals

In his article about the 2022 NBA Draft Combine, Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated says that while some rival teams think the Thunder will pick Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren No. 2, he’s heard “quite a few educated theories” that they might favor Duke’s Paolo Banchero instead — assuming the Magic take Auburn’s Jabari Smith No. 1, […]

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Fischer’s Latest: Magic, Holmgren, Bamba, Kings, Sharpe

Rival executives and league personnel view Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren as the most likely pick for the Magic at No. 1 in next month’s draft due to the front office’s affinity for length, writes Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman and general manager John Hammond have gravitated toward lanky players […]

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Presti Says Draft Rankings “Always Changing”

The Thunder wound up with the No. 2 and 12 picks in the first round. GM Sam Presti said it could come down to the wire what they’ll do with those selectons, according to Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman. “We don’t really even finalize those (ratings) until a little bit before the draft, to be honest […]

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Barnes, Cunningham, Mobley, Wagner, Green Head All-Rookie Team

Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley, Franz Wagner and Jalen Green comprised this year’s All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced in a press release. Barnes, Cunningham and Mobley were all unanimous selections, receiving the maximum total of 200 points each. Wagner received 183 points, followed by Green with 158. Strangely, one media member left Wagner […]

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