Despite all assurances that the Sixers did not know that they would win this evening’s draft lottery, the ping pong balls bounced in their favor, and they’ll get the first crack at next month’s NBA draft. Was it rigged? Who knows. All we can say now is that there is some convincing evidence that Dikembe Mutombo maybe…
The NBA draft lottery is at 8 p.m. EDT tonight in New York City. At 4:36 p.m., Dikembe Mutombo tweeted his congratulations to his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers, for winning the lottery and “grabbing the #1 spot.” Mutombo apologized and clarified that he had tweeted too soon and was just getting amped for the…
My favorite type of NBA player is an audacious, teeny-tiny point guard who makes up for his physical deficiencies with speed and bravado. Watching an apex human like LeBron James dunk on guys is its own sort of thrill, but it’s far more out of the ordinary for someone of Isaiah Thomas’ stature to do something like …
Thon Maker, a 19-year-old stick figure with maybe once-in-a-generation basketball skills and a strong name, declared for the 2016 NBA Draft last night in this Bleacher Report video.
In a tweetstorm this afternoon, Kentucky coach John Calipari revealed his latest plan to lay bare the machinations of the NCAA. Here is a lightly edited transcript of his tweets:
Last night while most people were sleeping, the Nets traded Mason Plumlee and 41st-overall pick Pat Connaughton to the Portland Trail Blazers for... Steve Blake and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. This is a bad trade.
Last night’s NBA draft didn’t feature nearly as many exciting trades as we’ve grown accustomed to, which is kind of a bummer. It looks like we can place a lot of the blame on the Charlotte Hornets, who reportedly nixed a big trade because they didn’t want to miss out on Frank Kaminsky.
Last night, I covered the NBA Draft from the Barclays Center for my student paper, and I’m not sure why.
You can always count on the NBA draft to produce a few a few memorable moments. Sobbing Knicks Child was the star of last night’s show, but Sad Ty Lawson Smoking Hookah ran a very close second.
In case you missed our insightful and thought-provoking live-blog, the 2015 NBA Draft happened tonight, and, after what seemed like an eternity, the first round is finally over.
Tonight the New York Knicks drafted Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Here are some images of Knicks fans reacting to this selection.
Hello! This is the official Deadspin liveblog of the 2015 NBA Draft. We’ll be farting around here until we get tired and decide to go to bed. Let’s do this.
The Knicks have the fourth overall pick in tonight’s draft, which should guarantee them a shot at a very talented young player. But the rumor mill suggests they’re strongly considering taking Frank Kaminsky or trading the pick away, because the Knicks can always find a way to screw up a good thing. In the spirit of…
The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that 76ers’ center Joel Embiid—the third pick in last year’s draft—has suffered setbacks in his recovery from surgery on his right foot and is unlikely to be ready for the start of next season, and may even miss the entire 2015-16 season.
Well, it was worth it. At long last, it was worth it. The two forfeited seasons, the lottery picks spent on bum legs, the young players traded for assets, the assets traded for lesser assets, the draft lottery letting the Heat and Lakers keep their picks instead of shipping them to Philly, the TED talks, the…
Here is an interesting NBA Draft proposal that probably has holes I haven’t yet sussed out: What if, instead of rewarding teams for being shitty, we rewarded them for predicting which other teams will be shitty?
Hours after the revelation that ESPN insider Chad Ford's NBA prospect rankings had been edited years after the drafts they purported to reflect, ESPN's draft rankings pages have been reverted to their original versions.
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