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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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2018 ROOKIE NBA NEWS

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Timberwolves rookie center Justin Patton has foot surgery for a second ...

Those who knew Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler long ago are having their allegiances tested now that the pride of Tomball, Tex., is playing the Houston ...

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Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell takes over vs. Thunder, breaks Michael Jordan

Donovan Mitchell once admired the Thunder's stars, but he took it to them in Game 2.

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A phenom, yet still a rookie, Shohei Ohtani's third start is charmless

For the three giddy weeks, he was Babe Ruth. In one sobering hour, he reminded everyone he is still merely a babe. In the legend of Shohei Ohtani that has dominated this young baseball season, conveniently ...

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Ranking the 2017-18 Phoenix Suns Rookies and Sophomores

The 2017-18 season has come and gone for the Phoenix Suns. Over the campaign, 13 different first and second year players suited up in purple and orange. THIRTEEN. ...

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76ers' rookie Ben Simmons flirts with triple-double in playoff debut

76ers rookie Ben Simmons dominated in his playoff debut.

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Lonzo Ball will need to get tougher if he wants to have staying power ...

Magic Johnson famously looked up to retired numbers on the wall of the Lakers’ practice facility last summer and loudly saved a space for the NBA’s most celebrated rookie. ...

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Angels monitoring Ohtani daily to determine how much two-way player can ...

Two weeks after all the talk about whether Shohei Ohtani should be playing in the big leagues, the talk now is about whether he should be playing more in the big leagues. The conversation is just ...

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Spotlight | Big Finish Nets Simmons Season's Final Rookie of the Month ...

During the strongest stretch of sustained regular season success in 76ers history, Ben Simmons took his game to another level, assu

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Spotlight | Big Finish Nets Simmons Season's Final Rookie of the Month ...

During the strongest stretch of sustained regular season success in 76ers history, Ben Simmons took his game to another level, assu

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Donovan Mitchell takes another shot at Ben Simmons with second 'rookie

The Rookie of the Year spat between Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell is heating up by the day.

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Kobe Bryant floored by Lakers' rookie Andre Ingram's debut: ...

Kobe, like the rest of the NBA, was in awe of what Andre Ingram did on Tuesday night.

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USA TODAY's NBA voters reveal picks for MVP, Rookie of the Year, ...

USA TODAY's NBA insiders reveal their votes for MVP, Coach of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

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Ben Simmons responds to Donovan Mitchell's sweatshirt stunt

The Rookie of the Year race between Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell is getting better by the day, both on and off the court.

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Who is Andre Ingram? Lakers' 32-year-old rookie is a math tutor, ...

Andre Ingram spent 10 years in the G League, waiting patiently for an NBA opportunity. Then the 32-year-old scored 19 points for the Los Angeles Lakers in his debut.

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Ben Simmons responds to Donovan Mitchell's sweatshirt ploy

The Rookie of the Year race between Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell is getting better by the day, both on and off the court.

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The Phoenix Suns best point guard: Shaquille Harrison

There are plenty of point guards on this Phoenix Suns roster. Tyler Ulis, Elfrid Payton and Brandon Knight (kind of) have all manned the position ...

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Andre Ingram steals the show in Lakers' loss to Rockets

Staples Center stirred in anticipation as a thin 32-year-old rookie with taught cheek bones and gray speckled hair walked over to the scorer’s table to check in. The arena ...

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NBA: 76ers set team record with 15th consecutive win

JJ Redick scored 28 points and the surging 76ers set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory, holding off the Hawks to ...

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Shade returned: Donovan Mitchell responds to Ben Simmons' rookie ...

Contenders for this year's NBA rookie of the year award are making their cases known.

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Clippers rookie Thornwell knows it's all about confidence

Of all the lessons Sindarius Thornwell learned this season with the Clippers, one stood out for the rookie. “I learned that confidence is everything,” Thornwell ...

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Alex Iafallo is optimistic about being ready for Kings' playoff opener ...

The timing wasn’t great for Alex Iafallo as the regular season wound down. The rookie winger sat out the final four games because of an upper-body injury, just as the Sacramento ...

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Simmons Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Forget, for a moment, the conversations about Rookie of the Year.

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Ben Simmons on other rookies who have caught his attention: 'None&apos

As far as Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is concerned, the Rookie of the Year race isn't a race at all.

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Nolan Arenado and Matt Chapman had Gold Glove starts at El Toro High in ...

The line drive off Troy Tulowitzki’s bat in July seemed destined for left field until Matt Chapman, the rookie third baseman for the Oakland Athletics, intervened. Chapman sprawled to ...

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Josh Jackson Continues His Historic Streak vs Pelicans

The Suns have been without many of their key players as the injuries continue to pile on, but fortunately for them, rookie Josh Jackson has shown no issue ...

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Elgin Baylor, in bronze, gets place of honor

Jerry West was a scared rookie leaving West Virginia for the big city, unsure he even belonged in the NBA, when he joined Elgin Baylor’s team in 1960. He’ll never ...

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Elgin Baylor, in bronze, gets place of honor

Jerry West was a scared rookie leaving West Virginia for the big city, unsure he even belonged in the NBA, when he joined Elgin Baylor’s team in 1960. He’ll never ...

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With Devin Booker extension looming, the timeline is ticking

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is eligible to receive an extension this offseason which would kick in after his rookie deal expires ...

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Olynyk's hot shooting powers Heat past Hawks

Jerry Zgoda and Michael Rand discuss Jimmy Butler's return to practice, his comments about the Wolves being too soft, the tight Western Conference playoff race and even the debut of ...

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Bucks' Jabari Parker nearing 1st playoff appearance

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05. Ricky Rubio (MT)
06. Jonny Flynn (MT)
07. Stephen Curry (GSW)
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