NBA Draft: Freshmen Go Top 5

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With the first pick in the NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Washington guard Markelle Fultz.  The Lakers used the second pick on UCLA guard Lonzo Ball.  Duke forward Jayson Tatum went to Boston with the third pick.  Phoenix took Kansas forward Josh Jackson fourth and Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox went to Sacramento with the fifth pick.

 

Cavs Offer Billups Front Office Job

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered Chauncey Billups a long-term contract to be the president of basketball operations, but he is conflicted about accepting.  In the structure being offered, Billups would be able to hire an experienced GM to work with him.  Billups also interviewed for a front-office position with the Hawks.

 

Pacers Look To Cleveland, Trade George

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Sources say the Indiana Pacers reached out to the Cleveland Cavaliers about a possible trade involving Paul George.  The Cavs are willing to enter into trade talks for George without any assurances he will commit to a long-term deal in Cleveland.  Cleveland is confident its championship culture and overall atmosphere could sway George to want to stay after playing out the 2017-18 season.

 

Warriors One Win Away

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Kevin Durant hit a 3-pointer with just over 45 seconds left as the Golden State Warriors moved within one win of the title by rallying past the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.  The Cavs host Game 4 tomorrow night.