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Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Analytics will have a greater impact on some teams choices tonight more than others. ESPN's Ben Alamar surveyed executives to find out who in the NBA uses draft analytics the best.

Trotz to coach Islanders after leaving Captials (1:34)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees picked up their 50th win of the season Thursday, beating the Mariners, 4-3. The win earned the Yankees their seventh series sweep (they had 10 last year). Aaron Judge and Miguel Andújar were the heroes, hitting a pair of first-inning two-run homers that gave the Yankees all the scoring they needed.

Who Will Be Drafted Number 1?

Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre preview the NBA Draft and bid for Luck Doncic to go number 1, weigh in on the Dwight Howard trade, the Philly Phanatic incident and more.

Haniger robs Stanton's home run (0:44)

Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

When the Islanders hired Lou Lamoriello, the word "stability" was thrown around a lot. But that stability now extends to signing Stanley Cup champion coach Barry Trotz to a long-term deal. He's made the playoffs in 11 out of the last 14 seasons. This is a massive bat signal to the rest of the league, and John Tavares, that things are different.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

With Miguel Andújar's first-inning homer Thursday, the Yankees now have seven players each with 10 or more homers. Per Elias, it's the first time they've had that many players in double figures before July 1 since 2009. The Yankees won the World Series that year.

Andujar belts 2-run homer (0:25)
Judge homers in 1st (0:18)

NHL Draft preview

The Capitals have the Stanley Cup and the other 30 NHL teams are trying to take it from them. Former NHL executive Craig Button joins Don La Greca to preview the NHL Draft.

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Jets' Anderson settles final charge from arrests

Robby Anderson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge and received six months of probation, settling the final charge remaining from two arrests that he initially had faced four felony counts.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees today placed righty reliever A.J. Cole on the 10-day DL retroactive to Wednesday with a left neck strain. To take his place, the Yankees have returned Luis Cessa (oblique) from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the DL.

Stephen A.: Knicks have to get draft pick right (1:50)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

About 14 hours after Giancarlo Stanton walked them off to a win over the Mariners, here's the Yankees' lineup in the finale with Seattle. Clint Frazier starts it off: Frazier CF Judge RF Stanton LF Gregorius SS Torres 2B Andújar DH Bird 1B Romine C Walker 3B Severino SP

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The current Knicks regime under team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry seemingly hasn't had to fight the same perception issues that New York dealt with during Phil Jackson's presidency. Some young players were turned off by what they'd heard about the Knicks in recent seasons; one of the top point guards in the 2017 NBA Draft was dead set against working out for New York because he didn't want to run the triangle offense, per sources. This Knicks contingent doesn't seem to be handcuffed by those same negative perceptions - at least not to the same degree as the past regime.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's hard to overstate just how important this draft is for the Knicks' rebuild. It's also the first draft for the executive duo of Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry. From an outside view, it seems as if Mills, Perry and the Knicks front office has done its homework for this draft. Like all NBA teams, the Knicks have either hosted – or traveled to – workouts for many potential picks. They've had representatives – assistant general manager Gerald Madkins, who overseas the scouting department, and others - at hundreds of college and international games throughout the season. This is what competent NBA teams do.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Let's assume that neither Michael Porter Jr. nor Wendell Carter Jr. is available to the Knicks when they select at 9. It could come down to Kentucky's Kevin Knox, Villanova's Mikal Bridges, Michigan State's Miles Bridges and Miami's Lonnie Walker. I've heard that Knox, Mikal Bridges and Walker all have had support within the Knicks front office in the weeks leading up to the draft. If I had to guess at the time of this post (9:30 AM on Thursday), the Knicks would go with Knox in this scenario.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Assuming the Knicks don't trade up or back, they should have plenty of players to choose from at nine. The big question, of course, is how far Michael Porter Jr. falls. If he's available at 9, the Knicks will have to think long and hard about the risk/reward of taking Porter Jr. If Wendell Carter Jr. somehow falls to 9, I'd expect the Knicks to take him even with Porter on the board given the risk involved with the Missouri star.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Depending on how things unfold over the next few weeks, Kawhi Leonard could be available in free agency in the summer of 2019 as well. Leonard's advisers view New York as a potential destination for the Spurs star. So it would make sense for the Knicks to try to draw Leonard as a free agent rather than try to trade for him; any trade for Leonard would almost certainly have to include Kristaps Porzingis heading to San Antonio.

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