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  • Raptors select OG Anunoby with 23rd overall pick


    The Toronto Raptors have selected OG Anunoby with the No. 23 pick in the NBA draft.

  • Wolves acquire Jimmy Butler in draft-day deal: report


    Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Chicago Bulls had traded three-time all-star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick Thursday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick.

  • Papa LaVar Ball has another dad-of-the-year moment at NBA draft

    LaVar Ball draft

    LaVar Ball claims his son will be so good for the Lakers, he'll take them to the post-season in just his first year with the team. Of course, it's just LaVar's most recent outlandish claim after his son was selected second overall by Los Angeles in Thursday's NBA draft.

  • Sixers do as expected, select Markelle Fultz 1st overall


    The Philadelphia 76ers have selected Markelle Fultz from the University of Washington with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

  • R.J. Barrett could be the future face of Canadian basketball


    R.J. Barrett just turned 17 last week, and his dad, Rowan, is a Canada Basketball veteran who played alongside Steve Nash for the last national team to qualify for the Olympics in 2000. R.J. Barrett is the most hyped Canadian prospect since Andrew Wiggins, and some have him projected as a future No. 1 pick.

  • Raptors could bolster frontcourt at NBA draft


    With the 23rd pick in Thursday's NBA draft, the Toronto Raptors could have their choice of three power forwards.

  • Despite injury, Montreal's Chris Boucher hopeful heading into NBA draft


    While his fellow draft prospects have been sprinting up and down NBA courts in countless professional auditions, Canada's Chris Boucher has finally graduated to running in the University of Oregon pool, the weightlessness of the water cushioning his surgically-repaired knee.

  • Lakers send Russell, Mozgov to Nets: reports


    Three people with knowledge of the deal say the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade point guard D'Angelo Russell and high-priced centre Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for big man Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the upcoming draft.

  • Raptors' president Ujiri on Lowry: 'He wants to come back'


    Masai Ujiri insists all-star point guard Kyle Lowry wants to stay in Toronto. The Raptors president was responding to a media report that said Lowry, who will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, has "zero interest" in remaining in Toronto.

  • Celtics name P.E.I.'s Scott Morrison assistant coach

    Scott Morrison

    Scott Morrison, who previously coached for the NBA development league and for Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., has been named one of the assistant coaches for the NBA’s Boston Celtics.

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