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  • 2015 NBA mock draft: Post-lottery edition (Yahoo Sports)
    The NBA's draft order is set. Here's an early look at who might be going where.

  • NBA Hall of Famer Thomas maintains he is innocent of sex discrimination (Reuters)
    Isiah Thomas, an NBA Hall of Famer who was named president of the Women's National Basketball Association's New York Liberty despite a 2007 court ruling he sexually harassed a female colleague, maintained his innocence on Thursday and said he was "proud of the man" he is today. A federal jury eight years ago found that Thomas, then coach of the New York Knicks, made unwanted advances to team executive Anucha Browne Sanders, and it ordered Madison Square Garden and its chairman, James Dolan, to pay her $11.6 million in punitive damages for unfairly firing her after she complained about...

  • Butch Carter says Canadian Basketball League to start small, grow sustainably (Eh Game)
  • Wolves finally come out on top after heartache, bad luck (The Associated Press)
    His voice cracking and tears welling in his eyes, Flip Saunders pointed to the sky about 20 minutes after the Minnesota Timberwolves - the franchise that has been down on its luck for most of the past 25 years - won the draft lottery to get the No. 1 overall selection. ''My dad,'' Saunders said, unable to complete the sentence. ''Sometimes you have to have luck.'' Saunders' dad, Walter, died last week after a long illness, and the coach and president of the Wolves had been shuttling back and forth between Minnesota and his native Cleveland to be...

  • Timberwolves snag first pick in NBA entry draft (AFP)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery, becoming the first team with the worst record to be awarded the top overall pick since the Orlando Magic in 2004. The Los Angeles Lakers moved into the top three and will pick second. The Philadelphia 76ers stayed put at number three, the New York Knicks get the fourth pick and the Orlando Magic round out the top five.

  • Minnesota Timberwolves win 2015 NBA draft lottery, Lakers leapfrog Knicks to No. 2 (Ball Don't Lie)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves won the 2015 NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night, earning the right to make the first overall selection in the NBA draft for the first time in franchise history. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] The Timberwolves, who finished last season with a league-worst 16-66 record, entered the lottery with a 25 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick, the best odds among any of the 14 teams in the running. But actually coming away with the top spot is something of an...

  • NBA-Order of first-round picks in NBA Draft (Reuters)
    NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) - Order of picks in the first round of the NBA Draft on June 25 following the draft lottery conducted on Tuesday: 1. Minnesota Timberwolves 2. Los Angeles Lakers 3. Philadelphia 76ers 4. New York Knicks 5. Orlando Magic 6. Sacramento Kings 7. Denver Nuggets 8. Detroit Pistons 9. Charlotte Hornets 10. Miami Heat 11. Indiana Pacers 12. Utah Jazz 13. Phoenix Suns 14. Oklahoma City (rest of first-round order determined at end of playoffs) (Compiled by Larry Fine; Editing by Frank Pingue)

  • 2015 NBA draft lottery primer: 5 things to know about this year's lottery (Ball Don't Lie)
    The 2015 NBA draft lottery takes place in New York City on Tuesday, locking in the order of selections for the first round of the June 25 NBA draft. Let's get up to speed for this year's drawing with the relevant facts, figures and frozen envelopes fun related to the NBA's annual ping-pong-a-palooza. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] 1. When is the lottery? The 2015 NBA draft lottery will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, before Game 1 of the Western Conference...

  • Judging who should and shouldn't have been asked to attend the NBA draft lottery (Ball Don't Lie)
    The NBA’s draft lottery takes place on Tuesday, May 19. Representatives of the 14 NBA teams that will take part in the lottery were announced on Thursday, and as tends to happen, several mistakes were made. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball ] Minnesota Timberwolves Who they chose : Glen Taylor, owner Why : There are rumors that an ownership group cobbled together by both Timberwolves president/coach Flip Saunders and Kevin Garnett could try to purchase the team from Taylor, so this might be...

  • Bulls' Noah wins J. Walter Kennedy Award for citizenship (The Associated Press)
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah won the J. Walter Kennedy Award, given annually to an NBA player, coach or trainer for community service.

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