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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 | 2769 days ago | 1727 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 | 2956 days ago | 1699 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 | 2254 days ago | 1570 Ballers sent

2017 ROOKIE NBA NEWS

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J.R. Hildebrand hoping for vindication at Indy 500

The 33 drivers in the Indianapolis 500 are seeking racing immortality. One, J.R. Hildebrand, also wants vindication for being a mere mortal. Six years ago the Californian was only one corner away ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 9 hours ago | 0 Baller sent

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MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Deyonta Davis

Despite being the first pick of the second round, Davis secured a three-year guaranteed deal from the Grizzlies after playing just one season in college at Michigan State. ...

Memphis Grizzlies | 2 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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As NBA teams make more use of D-League, prospects more open to experience

On March 20, 2014, Wolves rookie center Gorgui Dieng turned heads against the Rockets in Houston. Dieng finished with 22 points, ...

Detroit Pistons | 3 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Season in Review | Jon Leuer

On March 20, 2014, Wolves rookie center Gorgui Dieng turned heads against the Rockets in Houston. Dieng finished with 22 points, ...

Detroit Pistons | 3 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Roster Review | Kris Dunn

In his rookie season, Kris Dunn showed the ability to be a shutdown defender in the NBA.

Minnesota Timberwolves | 5 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Jason Williams Rookie Gallery

There was an odd feel within Staples Center before the game had tipped off. The air felt incredibly thick. The air conditioning, noticeably felt as it tried to cut through the warmth ...

Sacramento Kings | 5 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Embiid, Saric Finalists for Rookie of the Year

JOEL EMBIID & DARIO SARIC NAMED FINALISTS FOR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Philadelphia Sixers | 7 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Sparks receive their championship rings, then beat Mystics 99-89

Nneka Ogwumike scored 23 points, rookie Sydney Wiese added 22 — hitting six 3-pointers, and the Sparks beat the Washington Mystics 99-89 on Friday night. Before ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 7 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Timberwolves Season Review: Karl Anthony-Towns

Having unanimously won 2016 Rookie of the Year the season prior, the Timberwolves' Karl Anthony-Towns continued his development toward being a future All-Star during the 2016-17 season. ...

Dunking With Wolves | 7 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Flashback Friday | Dieng Has 20/20 Game In Houston

On March 20, 2014, Wolves rookie center Gorgui Dieng turned heads against the Rockets in Houston. Dieng finished with 22 points, ...

Minnesota Timberwolves | 8 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Chris Paul is the Timberwolves' missing link

Chris Paul would put the Minnesota Timberwolves over the top in their quest to be a playoff team. ...

Dunking With Wolves | 8 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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2016-17 Player Reviews: Marquese Chriss

Few rookies come into the league and perform like Marquese Chriss did this season One thing the Suns lacked after the 2016-16 season was a player who could finish ...

Valley of the Suns | 8 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Andrew Harrison

Harrison was an opening-night starter for the Grizzlies, and went on to play in 72 games in what essentially was his redshirt rookie season after spending last ...

Memphis Grizzlies | 9 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Andrew Harrison

Harrison was an opening-night starter for the Grizzlies, and went on to play in 72 games in what essentially was his redshirt rookie season after spending last ...

Memphis Grizzlies | 9 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Chargers continue offensive line overhaul on eve of organized team activiti

At the end of the Chargers’ rookie minicamp Friday, third-round pick Dan Feeney worked with special-teams coordinator George Stewart while most of his teammates headed off the field. ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 11 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Korean-born kicker Younghoe Koo is trying to stick with Chargers

The football shot through the air and through the uprights on the Chargers’ first day of rookie minicamp, with Younghoe (pronounced Young-way) Koo briefly posing, his left foot planted ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 12 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Former USC running back Justin Davis homes in on the details during Rams' ...

Former USC running back Justin Davis is focusing on precision during the Rams’ rookie minicamp. Catching the ball out of the backfield, he said, requires more than running a simple route. ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 14 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Rams mailbag: Rookie projections, season ticket renewals, Les Snead, Tavon

The Rams are conducting a two-day rookie minicamp, the first step in the indoctrination of the new draft class and an opportunity for undrafted free agents ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 14 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Suns Squared: Lonzo Ball

This look will be into Lonzo Ball and his college stats and rookie projections. Lonzo Ball has had arguably the worst past month of and of the top-5 prospects. Ball’s performance in ...

Valley of the Suns | 15 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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'Great Wall' producer Peter Loehr to step down as CEO of Legendary East

Movie producer Peter Loehr will step down as the chief executive of Legendary Entertainment’s Chinese subsidiary, the company said Thursday. Loehr, who has run Beijing-based Legendary East for about ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 15 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Cauley-Stein Fostering 'Family First' Culture

As the 2016-17 season neared its close, Willie Cauley-Stein found his groove alongside rookie bigs Georgios Papagiannis and Skal Labissie

Sacramento Kings | 15 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Kristaps Porzingis' brother says Knicks star 'feels at home' in New York

Porzingis has two years left on his four-year rookie contract with the Knicks.

USA Today .com | 16 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Player Review 2017: Joe Young

Age: 24Years pro: 2Status: Has two years remaining on his rookie contract, both at team options.

Indiana Pacers | 17 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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A look at ’16 NBA draft class a useful reminder of challenges rookies ...

Phoenix Suns first-year guard Tyler Ulis has been named the Kia NBA Western Conf

Detroit Pistons | 18 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Papagiannis Focused on Physique

With his rookie campaign in the rearview, Georgios Papagiannis has turned his focus to building towards next season.

Sacramento Kings | 19 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Season Review: Grading Kris Dunn's year

Kris Dunn had a disappointing rookie season for the Minnesota Timberwolves. When the Timberwolves ...

Dunking With Wolves | 20 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Rams mailbag: Draft analysis, McVay-Snead, salary cap and podcast requests

The Rams are preparing to welcome new players at next week’s rookie minicamp. Eight draftees — tight end Gerald Everett, receivers Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds, fullback Sam Rogers, ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 21 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Rookie Cody Bellinger belts two more home runs in Dodgers' 8-2 defeat ...

For however long the Dodgers play without Adrian Gonzalez — and neither he nor the team has any idea how long that might be — the outfield competition is on. As of Friday, when Gonzalez ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 21 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Plaschke | Struggling Dodgers need rookie Cody Bellinger’s bat in lineup

The bases were loaded early Tuesday evening, and there was seemingly only one spot on the Dodger Stadium field where Cody Bellinger could hit a ball that would clear them. It was a distant spot, ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 24 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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2016-17 Player Reviews: Devin Booker

Devin Booker made his mark as one of the elite scorers in the NBA, and he still hasn't even hit his ceiling. Devin Booker stepped up every facet of his game this season. After a promising ...

Valley of the Suns | 25 days ago | 3 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