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Pacers, Mavs, Grizzlies, Lakers Win Draft Tiebreakers

Apr 17, 2015 4:04 PM

The Indiana Pacers won a tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz to get the No. 11 seed in the lottery. The Jazz will get the No. 12 pick if they don't move up in the draft.

In other tiebreakers, the Dallas Mavericks will drafted 21st ahead of the Chicago Bulls at 22nd.

The Memphis Grizzlies will pick 25th ahead of the San Antonio Spurs at 26.

The Los Angeles Lakers will pick 27th with the Houston Rockets' pick acquired in the Jeremy Lin trade, while the Boston Celtics will select 28th with the pick from the Los Angeles Clippers in the Doc Rivers' deal.

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Trevor Lacey Leaves N.C. State For NBA Draft

Apr 16, 2015 6:46 PM

Trevor Lacey has announced his intentions to declare for the NBA Draft.

"I would like to thank the coaching staff, university and fans for a wonderful experience the last two years at NC State, but I'd like to declare for the NBA Draft," Lacey said. "I had a great group of teammates the last two years and they'll always be like brothers to me. This has been the toughest decision of my life but I feel like pursuing this new journey in my basketball career is what is best for me."

Lacey, a 6-3 guard from Huntsville, Ala., averaged 15.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists for a Wolfpack squad that won 22 games and advanced to the Sweet 16.

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Carmelo Wants Knicks To Keep Lottery Pick

Apr 16, 2015 11:57 AM

Carmelo Anthony believes the New York Knicks should keep their high lottery pick.

The Knicks finished with the second worst record in the NBA.

Anthony explained that the Knicks have enough cap space to sign veterans in free agency.

Anthony also said he hasn't lost any faith in Phil Jackson.

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Tyus Jones Leaves Duke For NBA Draft

Apr 15, 2015 1:38 PM

Tyus Jones has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft after one season at Duke.

"Tyus could not have done a better job for us this past year," Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. "We're so very happy for him and his family to have the opportunity to declare for the draft.

"He's going to get a lot better, but people have already seen him and know how he handles himself, especially in pressure situations and in the biggest games. He comes through like a champion! I loved coaching him, and I believe he'll be an outstanding professional. At this time, I think is so appropriate for him to take advantage of this opportunity."

RealGM's Shams Charania reported last week that Jones had begun meeting with potential agents and was moving towards declaring for the draft.


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Justise Winslow Leaves Duke For NBA Draft

Apr 14, 2015 4:38 PM

Justise Winslow has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Winslow helped lead Duke to the 2015 National Championship in his lone season with the school.

Winslow, the third-highest freshman scorer in the ACC this season, averaged 12.5 points per game on 48.6 percent shooting from the field.

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Bobby Portis Leaves Arkansas For NBA Draft

Apr 14, 2015 1:26 PM

Bobby Portis has decided to leave Arkansas for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Portis averaged 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 steals per game in his sophomore season.

Portis is a probable first round pick.

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Kristaps Porzingis Named 14-15 Eurocup Rising Star

Apr 14, 2015 12:34 PM

Kristaps Porzingis of Baloncesto Seville has been named the winner of the 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy.

The 19-year-old Latvian big man comes off a strong season - his second in the competition - for Seville, which he led to the Eurocup Last 32. The Eurocup Rising Star Trophy recognizes the most outstanding player in the competition who was younger than 22 years of age on July 1 of the summer before the season started.

Despite coming off the bench for all but three games this season and averaging less than 21 minutes per night, Porzingis led his team in scoring (186 points in 16 games, 11.6 ppg.) and index rating (13.1), while adding 4.1 rebounds and a team-best 1.2 blocks. He also shot 45.9% from behind the arc. 

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Justin Anderson To Enter NBA Draft

Apr 13, 2015 1:39 PM

Justin Anderson plans to enter the 2015 NBA Draft, leaving Virginia after his junior season.

DraftExpress has Anderson ranked No. 32 overall in its most recent 2015 mock draft, and league executives believe Anderson, who suffered through an injury-plagued season, could become a first-round pick with a quality pre-draft workout process.

Anderson averaged 12.2 points and four rebounds for Virginia.

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Olivier Hanlan Leaving Boston College For NBA Draft

Apr 13, 2015 1:29 PM

Olivier Hanlan will leave Boston College to declare for the NBA Draft.

Hanlan averaged 19.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in his junior season at Boston College.

Hanlan projects as a second round pick or could be an undrafted free agent.

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Lakers Clinch 4th Worst Record, 82.8 Percent Chance Of Retaining Pick

Apr 13, 2015 1:09 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have clinched the NBA's fourth-worst record.

The Lakers will have an 82.8 percent chance of retaining their 2015 first-round pick, which they would convey to the Philadelphia 76ers if the pick falls out of the first five this year.

In the past five years, two teams have dropped from fourth to sixth.

The Lakers will also have a 37.9 percent chance of vaulting into the top three this year, and an 11.9 percent chance at landing the top overall pick.

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Jay-Z In On Roc Nation Meeting With Stanley Johnson
Stanley Johnson is widely expected to be a top-10 pick.

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D'Angelo Russell To Declare For Draft, Deciding Upon Representation
D'Angelo Russell averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game in his freshman season at Ohio State.

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2015 Nike Hoop Summit Measurements (Team USA)
Jaylen Brown measures 6'5.5" without shoes.

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Malik Newman Receiving Interest From China, Spain
Malik Newman is ranked No. 4 in the incoming college class of 2015 by ESPN.

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Tyus Jones Scheduling Agent Meetings, Moving Toward Declaring For Draft
Tyus Jones is proceeding toward plans to declare for the NBA Draft and is scheduling representation meetings, sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Sam Dekker Leaves Wisconsin For NBA Draft
Sam Dekker will leave Wisconsin for the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Jahlil Okafor Declares For NBA Draft
Jahlil Okafor is expected to be one of the top three picks in the draft.

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Seven Kentucky Underclassmen Declare For NBA Draft
Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Dakari Johnson, Devin Booker, Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison have declared for the draft.

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Kaleb Tarczewski Remaining At Arizona For Senior Season
Kaleb Tarczewski averaged 9.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game as a junior.

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Rashad Vaughn Leaves UNLV For NBA Draft
Rashad Vaughn was named the Mountain West conference freshman of the year.

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Harrison Twins Leaving Kentucky For NBA Draft
Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison have decided to enter the NBA Draft and have chosen representation, sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Kentucky Expected To Hold Thursday Press Conference For NBA Declarations
Kentucky is expected to lose five to seven underclassmen to the NBA.

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Grayson Allen Remaining At Duke For Sophomore Season
Grayson Allen has decided to return to Duke for his sophomore season instead of declaring for the 2015 NBA Draft, sources tell RealGM.

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Cliff Alexander Leaving Kansas For NBA Draft
Cliff Alexander was one of the top recruits in last year's freshman class but his stock dropped dramatically.

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NBA Execs Believe Tyus Jones' Stock Will Never Be Higher
Tyus Jones is expected to be a late first round pick if he leaves Duke for the NBA.

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Brandon Ashley Expected To Leave Arizona For NBA Draft
Brandon Ashley is expected to be a mid-to-late second round pick.

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Kevon Looney Leaving UCLA For NBA Draft
Kevin Looney is expected to be a lottery pick.

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Kentucky Expected To Have 5-7 Players Declare For NBA Draft
Willie Cauley-Stein, Karl-Anthony Towns, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles are expected to declare by John Calipari

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Domantas Sabonis Remaining At Gonzaga For Sophomore Season
Domantas Sabonis averaged 9.7 points and 7.1 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game in his freshman season.

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Cameron Payne Planning To Leave Murray State For NBA
Team executives who expect to be picking in the late lottery range said they expect Cameron Payne to be a prospect they'll have to consider.

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