Marvin Bagley III Introductory Press Conference

June 23, 2018

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Atlanta Hawks Evolve Cheer Squad Into The New Hawks ATL Dancers

ATLANTA, GA –- The Atlanta Hawks recently unveiled its new 20-member “Hawks ATL Dancers” as the official new dance squad of the NBA team. Formerly known as Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders, the Hawks ATL Dancers were chosen after a rigorous 10-day audition. This year’s tryouts were comprised of mini boot camps, public interviews and a focus on more technical dance acumen. To tip off the audition process, famed choreographer Jamaica Craft of…

June 23, 2018
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Courtside Seats with Kroeger – Episode Two

June 23, 2018

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Draft 2018 | "Unique," "Special" Talent Knows He Has Work to Do

June 23, 2018

In Zhaire Smith, the 76ers believe they drafted a prospect who boasts a foundation that’s “really special,” and “very unique,” to borrow words from Brett Brown. The team also realizes that patience will likely need to go hand-in-hand with the Texas Tech product’s great promise as well. During his 37-game debut collegiate campaign, Smith flashed plenty of NBA upside, particularly in respect to athleticism and defense. A pair of workouts…

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Draft 2018 | Shamet Eager to Contribute

June 22, 2018

Written for Sixers.com by Ryan O’Neil. When the draft wrapped up at 12:02 Friday morning, the 76ers had picked up three exciting prospects: Zhaire Smith, Landry Shamet, and Shake Milton. Smith and Shamet, the team’s two first-round picks, were introduced in Camden, NJ on Friday. According to some draft experts, Shamet was not expected to be taken in the first round, but the Sixers went with the 6-foot-5 Wichita State…

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Lakers Add Shooting and More By Drafting Wagner, Mykhailiuk

June 22, 2018

Magic Johnson wanted to address an area of need with the Lakers’ picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Fresh off a season that saw his Lakers shoot the league’s second-worst 3-point percentage, the President of Basketball Operations set his focus on bolstering the team’s perimeter attack. “Magic has preached over and over again (about) adding shooting to our core,” Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka said. Johnson, Pelinka and co. did just…

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Bamba Confident He Can Contribute Right Away With Magic

June 22, 2018

ORLANDO – When he wasn’t timing the release of his jump shot down to the hundredth of a second, wasn’t doing yoga and pop-up planks to improve hip flexibility that will help him defensively or enduring exhausting boxing-on-the-beach workouts to build stamina, towering big man Mohamed Bamba spent a big chunk of his free time leading up to Thursday’s NBA Draft plotting the ways he will soon revolutionize center play…

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Holiday Joins Pacers Tradition of Sister Influence

June 22, 2018

Pacers fans have heard this story before. It’s the one about a young boy who has a talented older sister who serves as a tutor, mentor, and ego-bruiser on the basketball court, thus serving as an inspiration toward an NBA career. Reggie Miller can tell that story. So can Paul George. And now comes Aaron Holiday, the first-round draft pick who was introduced to the local media on Friday at…

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What they're saying about the Wizards’ Draft

June 22, 2018

1st Round: Troy Brown Jr., Oregon Jerry Brewer, Washington Post: “In today’s NBA, there is no such thing as having too many wings. Positional duplication doesn’t really matter as long as all of the players are multidimensional. It’s most important to have options, and on many levels, the Washington Wizards increased their options Thursday night…Who is Brown? He’s more of a playmaker on the wing. The Oregon freshman, who doesn’t…

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Podcast: Rip City Report, Episode 140

June 22, 2018

After the Trail Blazers came away from the 2018 NBA Draft with Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr., your humble podcast crew of Joe Freeman, he of The Oregonian/OregonLive.com, and I, Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com, returned to the Moda Center studio for the second time in three days to record yet another edition of the Rip City Report, which you can listen to on various platforms below… In this, our…

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