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Rookies to watch

Rookies to watch Blake Griffin, Clippers Looks to be the total power-forward package - but now is sidelined with a broken left kneecap (more on that story, page B8). Tyreke Evans, ...

SFGate Golden State Warriors | 2885 days ago | 1774 Ballers sent

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Michael Beasley Drafted Second, Seventh in ROY Voting

No surprise here. Well not anymore anyways. After entering the season with huge expectations, Michael Beasley has finished 7th in Rookie of the Year voting. Derrick Rose was the runaway winner after ...

Bleacher Report .com | 3072 days ago | 1758 Ballers sent

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Former UCLA teammates Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love still close friends

BY JOHN ROHDE Staff Writer jrohde@opubco.comIn the last four years, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love have played together on five different teams.They first became teammates for one season at UCLA, then the NBA ...

NewsOk.com Thunder | 2370 days ago | 1637 Ballers sent

2017 ROOKIE NBA NEWS

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Phoenix Suns: One bold prediction about the small forward position

The small forward position for the Phoenix Suns has some quality depth, but rookie Josh Jackson has the most potential for the ...

Valley of the Suns | 3 hours ago | 0 Baller sent

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Skal Poised for Breakout Season

Following an exciting finish to Skal Labissiere’s rookie campaign, the Kings big man is ready to make an even larger impact in his sophom

Sacramento Kings | 21 hours ago | 2 Ballers sent

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A Closer Look at the Pacers' Hall-of-Fame Frontline

They're all in now, their careers preserved for eternity within the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

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Thomas Bryant Has Energy to Spare Ahead of Rookie Season

Thomas Bryant is looking to put his high motor on display in his first year with the Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers | 1 day ago | 0 Baller sent

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Popcorn Machine: Special Guest Thomas Bryant

Thomas Bryant joins the podcast to discuss life on and off the court before his rookie season.

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Josh Hart Sets Sights On Defense Ahead of Rookie Year

The reigning Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year is looking to keep opposing wings in check with his tenacious mentality.

Los Angeles Lakers | 5 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Popcorn Machine: Special Guest Josh Hart

Josh Hart joins The Popcorn Machine podcast to talk about life on and off the court heading into his rookie year.

Los Angeles Lakers | 8 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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MLB notes: Aaron Judges becomes second rookie in majors to hit 40 home ...

New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has become the second major league rookie to hit 40 homers. With his solo shot in the fourth inning Sunday against the Texas ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 9 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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At Kings rookie camp, goalie Cal Petersen sees a 'tremendous opportunity'

Cal Petersen knew he was a long way from South Bend, Ind., when he came to Los Angeles this summer. Petersen, a well-regarded goalie prospect, signed with the Kings ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 11 days ago | 3 Ballers sent

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Kuzma Prepares to Grind In Rookie Season

Kyle Kuzma is bringing a workman's mentality to his first season in the NBA.

Los Angeles Lakers | 12 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Kings Rookies Score 100+ in Madden 18

Sacramento fans are eagerly awaiting the first glimpse of NBA action for all five of the Kings rookies, but with NFL season starting ...

Sacramento Kings | 12 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Kings Rookies Score 100+ in Madden 18

Sacramento fans are eagerly awaiting the first glimpse of NBA action for all five of the Kings rookies, but with NFL season starting ...

Sacramento Kings | 12 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Phoenix Suns should trade for Shooting Guard Nik Stauskas

The Phoenix Suns have a need at the shooting guard position and should try to trade for Philadelphia ...

Valley of the Suns | 12 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Ex-Arizona star, Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen turning heads in FIBA EuroBas

Former Arizona Wildcats basketball standout Lauri Markkanen is having himself quite the tournament over in Europe.

AZcentral.com Suns | 13 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Rams tight end Johnny Mundt overcomes broken ankle, is signed to practice ...

Johnny Mundt suffered a broken ankle on the first day of Rams rookie minicamp, a setback that did not prevent the undrafted tight end from impressing coach Sean McVay. Mundt ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 14 days ago | 3 Ballers sent

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Aaron Donald's absence hasn't been all bad for some Rams

The continued absence of Rams star defensive lineman Aaron Donald is affecting several teammates. Fellow linemen Ethan Westbrooks and rookie Tanzel Smart don’t necessarily view it in ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 14 days ago | 3 Ballers sent

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Dodgers don't have to play through injuries as they get set up for a postse

Clayton Kershaw made occasional on-field appearances during the five-plus weeks he was on the disabled list, sprinting toward rookie Kyle Farmer one day, leaping into the arms of Yasiel ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 18 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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How many positions in today’s NBA? SVG sees 4

The 2017 rookie class gave high praise to Suns’ Josh Jackson and Davon Reed during the rookie survey.

Detroit Pistons | 23 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Quiz: Number of Kings Wins vs NBA Opponents

Sacramento will debut five rookies in the upcoming 2017-18 season, including four selections from the 2017 NBA Draft (De’Aaron Fox, Justi

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Rookie Battles to Watch

Sacramento will debut five rookies in the upcoming 2017-18 season, including four selections from the 2017 NBA Draft (De’Aaron Fox, Justi

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Rookie Battles to Watch

Sacramento will debut five rookies in the upcoming 2017-18 season, including four selections from the 2017 NBA Draft (De’Aaron Fox, Justi

Sacramento Kings | 25 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Suns Jackson, Reed Gain High Praise During Rookie Survey

The 2017 rookie class gave high praise to Suns’ Josh Jackson and Davon Reed during the rookie survey.

Phoenix Suns | 29 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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NBA rookie survey: Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. voted most likely ...

NBA rookies weighed in on how they viewed their fellow classmates.

USA Today .com | 29 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Fellow Rookies Vote Lonzo to Have 'Best Career'

According to the NBA Rookie Survey, Lonzo Ball is likely to have the "Best Career" of the draft class.

Los Angeles Lakers | 29 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger gets day off after spraining ankle

A day after spraining his right ankle, Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger received a day off for Sunday’s series finale against the Tigers. Manager Dave Roberts said Bellinger may also sit ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 31 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Should the Timberwolves give Andrew Wiggins the max?

One of the off-season questions still lingering for the Timberwolves is whether or not to give Andrew Wiggins a max contract extension this fall… About three years ago, ...

Dunking With Wolves | 34 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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NBA transition program helps rookies avoid financial, social pitfalls

The NBA's mandatory Rookie Transition Program helps prepare first-year players for the future.

USA Today .com | 35 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Chargers great LaDainian Tomlinson sees opportunity to bring people togethe

LaDainian Tomlinson’s moving Aug. 5 Hall of Fame induction speech, in which the former Chargers star running back used the story of his great-great-great grandfather, George, who inherited the Tomlinson ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 37 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Parker Bridwell helps Angels complete sweep of Mariners for sixth consecuti

Parker Bridwell threw six strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels completed a four-game sweep, beating the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Sunday for their sixth consecutive win. Bridwell (7-1) gave up one ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 37 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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MLB notes: Yankees' Jordan Montgomery is OK after he's hit in head during ...

New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery was in uniform Saturday after being hit in the head by a fly ball while signing autographs as the Boston Red ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 39 days ago | 6 Ballers sent

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2010 NBA Mock Draft
01. John Wall (WW)
02. Evan Turner (76ers)
03. Derrick Favors (NJN)
04. Wesley Johnson (MT)
05. DeMarcus Cousins (SK)
06. Ekpe Udoh (GSW)
07. Greg Monroe (DP)
08. Al-Farouq Aminu (LAC)
09. Gordon Hayward (UJ)
10. Paul George (IP)
2009 NBA Mock Draft
01. Blake Griffin (LAC)
02. Hasheem Thabeet (MG)
03. James Harden (OCT)
04. Tyreke Evans (SK)
05. Ricky Rubio (MT)
06. Jonny Flynn (MT)
07. Stephen Curry (GSW)
08. Jordan Hill (NYK)
09. DeMar DeRozan (TR)
10. Brandon Jennings (MB)
Scoring
01. Kevin Durant27.7
02. LeBron James26.7
03. Carmelo Anthony25.6
04. Dwyane Wade25.5
05. Kobe Bryant25.3
06. Amare Stoudemire25.3
07. Derrick Rose25.0
08. Monta Ellis24.1
09. Kevin Martin23.5
10. Dirk Nowitzki23.0
Rebounds
01. Kevin Love15.2
02. Dwight Howard14.1
03. Zach Randolph12.2
04. Blake Griffin12.1
05. Kris Humphries10.4
06. Pau Gasol10.2
07. David Lee9.8
08. Al Jefferson9.7
09. Emeka Okafor9.5
10. Tyson Chandler9.4
Assists
01. Steve Nash11.4
02. Rajon Rondo11.2
03. Deron Williams10.3
04. Chris Paul9.8
05. Jose Calderon8.9
06. Raymond Felton8.3
07. John Wall8.3
08. Jason Kidd8.2
09. Russell Westbrook8.2
10. Derrick Rose7.7
Steals
01. Chris Paul2.4
02. Rajon Rondo2.3
03. Monta Ellis2.1
04. Russell Westbrook1.9
05. Tony Allen1.8
06. Mike Conley1.8
07. Jason Kidd1.7
08. Raymond Felton1.7
09. LeBron James1.6
10. Trevor Ariza1.6
Blocks
01. Andrew Bogut2.6
02. Dwight Howard2.4
03. JaVale McGee2.4
04. Serge Ibaka2.4
05. Andrew Bynum2.0
06. Darko Milicic2.0
07. Al Jefferson1.9
08. Amare Stoudemire1.9
09. Tim Duncan1.9
10. Roy Hibbert1.8