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2018 NBA draft

How this draft sets up future trades and free agency

Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.

These six picks won the NBA draft’s first round

Which teams made the best moves in the first round of the draft?

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Which teams made the biggest gambles on NBA draft night?

The league's newest draft class is filled with boom-or-bust potential.

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NBA draft's best, riskiest and most surprising picks

Who had the best night? Which moves were the riskiest? We run through our standout draft picks, teams and deals.

Do the Suns now have Shaq and Kobe 2.0?

No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton might be on to something by likening himself and Devin Booker to a historically-dominant duo.

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Sexton makes pitch for LeBron to stay in Cleveland

The Cavaliers choose Collin Sexton with the eighth overall pick, then the point guard attempts to pitch LeBron James on staying in Cleveland.

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Ayton goes No. 1 overall to Suns

Phoenix selects Deandre Ayton with the first overall pick of the NBA draft.

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NBA draftees make a fashion statement

Check out the suits of the NBA's future stars on stage at the 2018 NBA draft.

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Young to Hawks, Doncic to Mavs

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Stephen A.: Doncic, Young 'will be linked for years to come'

Stephen A. Smith's biggest takeaway from the NBA draft is the trade between Dallas and Atlanta to swap Luka Doncic and Trae Young.

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Trae Young: ‘I want to do something that’s never been done’

The projected NBA lottery pick went from prodigy to bust in only a matter of weeks. Will he rise again?

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How Luka Doncic got to the Dallas Mavericks

After a pre-draft process full of mystery, Luka Doncic has landed with the Mavs. How did we get here?

LeBron's big decision

All the places LeBron James could take his talents in July

LeBron James' decision on where to play next season could shake up the NBA. Where will the King find his throne? We look at the most likely options.

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LeBron's free agency moving title odds

Doug Kezirian breaks down how LeBron James' free agency is affecting the NBA championship odds for the 2018-19 season.

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Mo Bamba drafted by Orlando

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Williams: 'Bamba has more upside' than Ayton

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Bamba to spread wings in Orlando as No. 6 pick

Texas center Mo Bamba, who touts an NBA draft combine-record 7-foot-10 wingspan, was taken by the Orlando Magic with the sixth pick in the NBA draft.

Inside Mo Bamba's quest to be the NBA's next great big man

This is the behind-the-scenes story of how Bamba is training to join the ranks of the league's top big men.

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Next step for Cavs, LeBron after Draft?

Full list of 2018 Free Agents

Inside Stuff: Back stage at the Draft

Knicks take Kentucky's Knox

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Knox got advice on booing fans from Porzingis

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Knicks pass on bigger names and choose Knox

Kevin Knox said he wasn't fazed by some of the boos he heard when the Knicks selected him at No. 9, saying that Knicks fans booed Kristaps Porzingis on draft night, too.

Jalen: Knicks fans should be happy with Knox

Jalen Rose explains why the fans who booed the Knicks' No. 9 overall draft pick Kevin Knox for not being Michael Porter Jr. are mistaken.

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Bulls pick Wendell Carter Jr.

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Bulls bulk up with Duke's Carter at No. 7 pick

The Bulls chose to stay put at No. 7 overall and selected Duke center Wendell Carter Jr., whom they hope will pair up nicely with young forward Lauri Markkanen.

The NBA journey begins in Chicago for Wendell Carter Jr. and his family

Said his mom, Kylia: "This is what you wanted. You're here. You're in this elite fraternity now."

Kawhi On The Move?

Lowe: Should Celtics put Jaylen Brown in a Kawhi trade?

If San Antonio is trading Kawhi Leonard, what would Boston offer? Zach Lowe explores how far the Celtics should go.

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Seven best Kawhi Leonard trades we'd like to see

The All-Star forward reportedly wants out of San Antonio. Our NBA Insiders give seven deals that work.

Stephen A.: Celtics should avoid Kawhi trade

Stephen A. Smith does not think Boston should take the risk of trading for Kawhi Leonard because he wants to be in Los Angeles.

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Woj: Kawhi trade request stems from frustration

Adrian Wojnarowski says Kawhi Leonard's frustration with comments by Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich about his injury made him want to leave San Antonio.

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How the Celtics bring Kawhi to Boston

Bobby Marks breaks down how Boston's "treasure chest of assets" puts the Celtics in position to enter the race for Kawhi Leonard.

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Stephen A. goes off on Kawhi's desire to be in L.A.

Stephen A. Smith isn't happy with Kawhi Leonard's disparaging of the Spurs just because he wants to play in Los Angeles.

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Summer spectacular

NBA free agency: Latest buzz, rumblings and reports

The market officially opens July 1, but NBA free-agency news is coming in fast. Stay up to date with the latest rumors and rumblings.

Trades, free agency and draft decisions for every NBA team

ESPN Insider Bobby Marks is breaking down the moves each team can and should make in the offseason.

The Basketball Tournament

Lowe: New kind of crunch time has NBA luminaries excited

The Basketball Tournament is going all-in on its radical approach to fourth quarters.

Jalen skeptical of new kind of crunch time

Zach Lowe and Jalen Rose are on opposite sides of The Basketball Tournament's experimental crunch time rule.

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