Orlando Magic make Duke’s Paolo Banchero No. 1 pick in 2022 NBA draft

Orlando Magic make Duke's Paolo Banchero No. 1 pick in 2022 NBA draft

1:11 AM BST Tim BontempsESPN NEW YORK — After months of speculation, Duke’s Paolo Banchero was a surprise selection by the Orlando Magic with the top overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center. Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren was taken second by the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Auburn forward Jabari … Read more

Pistons-Blazers trade for Jerami Grant could be first domino to fall in a string of many

Pistons-Blazers trade for Jerami Grant could be first domino to fall in a string of many

To break down the first trade of NBA Draft week, and one that tips off what could be the league’s two most fascinating front-office offseasons, it’s best to start with a simple question. Or rather two questions: The first is: If you could trade CJ McCollum for Jerami Grant and Josh Hart, would you do … Read more

Knicks stay put to take sharpshooter

Knicks stay put to take sharpshooter

The day has finally arrived. It’s the 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Dreams will be realized. Mistakes will be made. There will be unexpected selections, players who fall too far, outrageous outfits and heartfelt moments. After weeks of intrigue, rumors and smokescreens, it’s time to make the picks. Before then, however, The Post’s Zach … Read more

Knicks flush with 2022 NBA Draft options for roster upgrade

Knicks flush with 2022 NBA Draft options for roster upgrade

Trade-up. Trade down. Use the pick for an established player. stand pat. The Knicks and president Leon Rose are flush with options for Thursday night’s 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. There are a variety of directions they can go, a myriad of options to take to upgrade a roster badly in need of a … Read more

Pistons trade Jerami Grant to Blazers: Why they made the deal, what’s next

Pistons trade Jerami Grant to Blazers: Why they made the deal, what's next

Troy Weaver Season is upon us. The Pistons general manager has been wheelin’ and dealin’ ever since he became the head honcho in Detroit in 2020. He turned over the roster completely in less than two years, completely ridding it of every player who was here when he inherited it. On Wednesday, with just over … Read more

Jimmer Fredette, potential NBA lottery picks Ausar and Amen Thompson among big names participating in 2022 TBT

Jimmer Fredette, potential NBA lottery picks Ausar and Amen Thompson among big names participating in 2022 TBT

Former national Player of the Year Jimmer Fredette and potential top-10 NBA draft picks Ausar and Amen Thompson headline the 2022 field for The Basketball Tournament. The 64-team TBT bracket, which was released Wednesday, features a record 71 players with NBA experience as well as 29 college alumni teams. For the first time in the … Read more

Shaquille O’Neal didn’t want his Shareef to enter NBA Draft

Shaquille O'Neal didn't want his Shareef to enter NBA Draft

Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef O’Neal, attended a pre-NBA Draft workout at the Lakers facility on Tuesday against his father’s wishes. Shaq — whose No. 34 Lakers jersey was retired by the team in 2013 — preferred his 22-year-old son stay in school, but Shareef insists he is ready for the NBA plunge. “We kind of … Read more

Nets still Kyrie Irving’s most likely landing spot

Nets still Kyrie Irving's most likely landing spot

Despite the Nets and Kyrie Irving hitting an impasse in their talks, both sides are still working to find a happy medium in Brooklyn rather than an exit strategy out of it. Or as a source told The Post “what’s good for both [sides].” The stalemate in contract talks between the Nets and their enigmatic … Read more

Mike Brown introduced as Sacramento Kings coach, ready to embrace winning after lengthy playoff drought

Mike Brown introduced as Sacramento Kings coach, ready to embrace winning after lengthy playoff drought

A day removed from the Golden State Warriors’ championship parade in San Francisco, Mike Brown appeared 90 miles up Interstate 80 on Tuesday, reporting for duty as the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings. “I hope I don’t get in trouble for saying this,” Brown said as he sat next to Kings general manager … Read more

NBA free agency 2022 – Latest deals, news, buzz and reports from around the league

NBA free agency 2022 - Latest deals, news, buzz and reports from around the league

NBA free agency doesn’t begin until June 30 at 6 pm ET, but the news is already rolling in from around the Association. Much of the early buzz is coming out of New York, where Kyrie Irving’s contract status has pundits and fans speculating about the future of the Brooklyn Nets’ star point guard. (Irving … Read more