Five biggest surprises of 2016 NBA Draft

As expected, Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram were the first two picks of the 2016 NBA Draft. After that, we got more than a few surprises thrown our way. Some where mildly surprising, while others were borderline jaw-droppers. In some cases, the big surprises were who got drafted, or who didn’t. In other cases, the surprise came in the form of a trade. Now that the first round...
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Report: Timberwolves and Bulls in talks to trade Jimmy Butler for Kris Dunn

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Providence point guard Kris Dunn at No. 5, in the 2016 NBA Draft but he might not be staying there for long. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Chicago Bulls are in talks with the T-Wolves about trading Dunn for Jimmy Butler. Minnesota and Chicago still in serious talks on a Jimmy Butler deal centered on fifth pick Kris Dunn, league sources tell...
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Minnesota Timberwolves select Kris Dunn with the fifth pick of the 2016 NBA Draft

With Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown and Dragan Bender off the board, the Minnesota Timberwolves were up next with the fifth pick of the NBA Draft. Brown and Bender went a bit higher than some expected so the Timberwolves pretty much had their pick of whoever they wanted outside of Simmons and Ingram. With the fifth pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, the Timberwolves selected…...
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Celtics could steal Kris Dunn in 2016 NBA draft, then deal him

Many consider the Boston Celtics one of the biggest losers of the 2016 NBA draft because the team landed No. 3, meaning Danny Ainge and the front office miss out on Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram. It’s a fair assessment, but ignores the fact Providence’s Kris Dunn is one of the best point guard prospects to come out in years. Now, Boston doesn’t need any help in the backcourt...
Via The Sports Daily
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Report: Celtics targeting Nerlens Noel in trade talks

The Boston Celtics were a middle-of-the-pack rim protecting team last season, ranking 14th in the NBA in field goal percentage allowed inside five feet. But apparently general manager Danny Ainge wants to do better in that regard. According to a report by Brian Geltzeiler of on Tuesday, the Celtics are targeting Sixers big man Nerlens Noel in trade talks. League...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hield, Dunn headline group of upperclassmen in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) A couple of one-and-done freshmen will take center stage at the NBA draft on Thursday night, but do not discount upperclassmen. After Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram are called, Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn and Denzel Valentine figure to have their moment. Some of the elders to keep an eye on: Kris Dunn, Providence Draft prospect: Viewed as a potential top-5 pick Position...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Point Guards

This 2016 draft class is not very impressive as far as point guards are concerned. None of these prospects have shown true superstar potential and only Vanderbilt's Wade Baldwin IV can potentially be dreamed of as a second or third best guy on a contender in the distant future with the right breaks along the way. Providence's Kris Dunn is the best player at this point and probably...
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Kris Dunn has strict demands for his draft workouts

One of the top players in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft, Kris Dunn, has set up some rather curious demands for teams wanting to work him out. According to Chad Ford of ESPN, Dunn has yet to workout with any NBA team, just over one week before the draft. “He’s refusing to do 1-on-none workouts with teams,” Ford reports. “Will only workout for teams if it’s against Ben Simmons...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: The Case for Kris Dunn over Isaiah Thomas

It may seem downright preposterous to suggest trading the best offensive commodity the Boston Celtics have, but you tend to trade away your one solid piece when you’re in rebuilding mode. That’s right I said it. Yes, I know the Celtics just won 48 games, and in the East if you sniff 50, it is usually full steam ahead, not time for dismantlement. The problem is, however, and maybe...
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Should the Chicago Bulls try to move up in the draft?

Derrick Rose becomes a free agent next summer, and many Chicago Bulls rumors are floating around that there is a chance of him leaving. Personally, I do not think that he would leave, but I do think that the Bulls need a solid back-up point guard. The 2016 NBA Draft could be the place to find one. Aaron Brooks is a good player, but his size lets him be exploited on defense...
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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