The Cavaliers made their first pitch to keep LeBron James in town Thursday by selecting Alabama point guard Collin Sexton with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Sexton, a one-and-done with the Crimson Tide, averaged 19.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last season.
Now, here’s the final Big Board. These are my top 60 prospects heading into Thursday night’s draft etched in stone…
Hammon, 41, has been with the Spurs as an assistant since 201She was head coach of San Antonio’s Las Vegas Summer League teams in 2015 and ’16, leading the 2015 squad to the championship.
She is the first full-time, salaried female coach in NBA history.
The Wizards need some offensive punch off the bench. Jerome Robinson is a possibility here, but Walker would be a nice combo guard off the bench behind Bradley Beal and John Wall.
Phoenix had Aaron Holiday in for two workouts, so there’s obvious interest in the UCLA standout. But there was not much expectation that Smith would be around at No. 16, and I don’t see them passing him up.
It’s beginning to look like the Blazers plan to remake their bench. They decided not to tender qualifying offers to backup guards Pat Connaughton and Shabazz Napier, who could have been restricted free agents, and were apparently unwilling to beat a modest deal for Ed Davis from Brooklyn.
Portland’s first addition to help mitigate those losses is Stauskas, a 2014 lottery pick who played just 523 minutes between the Philadelphia 76ers and Nets during the final season of his rookie contract. Stauskas did shoot a career-best 40 percent on 3s, but still rated substantially worse than replacement level because he contributes so little else in the box score.