Washington Wizards star John Wall, Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving of Cleveland and Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin are among 13 NBA players chosen to scrimmage against the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team in July.
The decision was made. Paul Hewitt would not be coaching this season. The six weeks after his ouster at Georgia Tech left time for contemplation on how his 11 years in Atlanta unfolded.
The Utah Jazz likened Enes Kanter to a "bull in a china shop," one they felt fortunate to grab with the No. 3 overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft.
Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said the chance to pick No. 3 in June's draft means the team is coming back _ a season after losing Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan, All-Star Deron Williams and a record-setting 43 games.
The last time the Wizards were at the Staples Center, John Wall was participating in the All-Star skills challenge, dishing off a lob pass to Clippers star Blake Griffin for a monster dunk in the Rookie Challenge game, and JaVale McGee was dunking multiple basketballs in the All-Star dunk contest.
Rookie forward Derrick Favors will make his first start in a Jazz uniform Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers in place of injured Paul Millsap.
The second blockbuster NBA trade in two days sent Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets, shifting another star from the Western Conference to the East and to a bigger market.
The Utah Jazz have traded All-Star guard Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for rookie Derrick Favors, point guard Devin Harris and two future first-round picks.
A person with knowledge of the trade says the New Jersey Nets have agreed to acquire All-Star point guard Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal.
A person with knowledge of the trade says the New Jersey Nets agreed to acquire All-Star point guard Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz on Wednesday in a surprising deal the day before the deadline.