NBA teams with brightest futures: Thunder, Mavericks, Pelicans among risers ahead of draft

NBA teams with brightest futures: Thunder, Mavericks, Pelicans among risers ahead of draft

As the 2020 NBA Draft approaches, even mediocre franchises will be tempted to imagine a championship contention window hiding just around the corner. But hopes of breaking through are much easier for certain teams to believe in; having young cornerstones to build around and a stockpile of future picks separates organizations such as the Thunder … Read more

I was ‘born’ to be top pick in NBA Draft

I was 'born' to be top pick in NBA Draft

LaMelo Ball has never lacked confidence, in his game or how he expresses himself. On the eve of the NBA draft, that hasn’t changed. The youngest of the three Ball brothers, the 6-foot-7 LaMelo believes he should be the top pick Wednesday night. “I feel like I’m born for this,” the talented point guard said … Read more

Jarrett Allen ready for Nets’ title charge

Jarrett Allen ready for Nets' title charge

Every year, teams start the season talking about aiming for a title, and almost every year they’re lying. But the Nets not only have championship aspirations but also expectations — and Jarrett Allen is looking forward to meeting them. “Oh, it’s going to be fun. Not only is it going to be fun, but it’s … Read more