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10:08 PM ET LOS ANGELES — If Thursday’s NBA draft truly has a steep drop-off in talent beyond the presumed top two picks in Duke’s Zion Williamson and Murray State’s Ja Morant, somebody forgot to tell Vanderbilt’s Darius Garland. The 6-foot-2 guard, who left school after playing just five games his freshman season because of
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10:25 PM ET Count Las Vegas oddsmakers among those who were not caught off guard by the Los Angeles Lakers‘ blockbuster trade for superstar Anthony Davis. In anticipation of a potential trade for Davis, the Lakers were installed as the favorites to win next year’s championship at multiple sportsbooks, shortly after the Toronto Raptors finished
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8:16 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement to acquire three-time All-NBA forward Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans for three players and three first-round draft picks on Saturday, league sources told ESPN. The Lakers paid a steep price to partner Davis with LeBron James: sending Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram,
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5:57 PM ET ESPN News Services The newly crowned NBA champion Raptors, who won the title in Oakland, California, on Thursday night, apparently are having too good of a time celebrating in Las Vegas. Expected back in Toronto on Saturday, they instead are staying an additional night in Sin City. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment,
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2:19 PM ET The NBA Finals had a wild impact on next year’s championship odds, leaving the Los Angeles Lakers as the favorites at some sportsbooks and the injury-riddled Golden State Warriors as second-tier contenders. The Lakers, at +400, are the favorites to win the 2019-20 NBA championship at Caesars Sportsbook, followed by the Milwaukee
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6:39 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers remains confident that the organization can retain Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant this summer. “There’s things I can say; there’s all these rules — but I would say that we value those guys at the highest level,” Myers said on Friday. “I
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