Analytics will have a greater impact on some teams choices tonight more than others. ESPN's Ben Alamar surveyed executives to find out who in the NBA uses draft analytics the best.
Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal was asked about LeBron James' free agency. He believes that if James' decision hinges on putting himself in the best position to win a title, it will be difficult for James to beat the Golden State Warriors. "Golden State turning themselves into a dynasty is making it hard for other teams to compete so he's either going to say, ‘I want to get four before (the Warriors) get four' and do a quick fix or Cleveland's going to have to do a lot of phone calls and lot of moves to get him the squad he wants," O'Neal said. "But it's going to be difficult. You have three superstars on one team that actually play the right way. Even with LeBron (on a roster), if you don't play the right way it doesn't matter."
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The 65-year-old father of NBA veteran Richard Jefferson was killed in a drive-by shooting in Compton, California. Authorities do not know the motive at this time.
Zach Lowe and Jackie MacMillan discuss the potential downside of the Timberwolves handing Andrew Wiggins a max contract.
Rachel Nichols, Zach Lowe and Jackie MacMullan dive into the challenges facing first-time GM Elton Brand heading into the season.
Zach Lowe and Jackie McMullen think that Lonzo Ball's talent and personality will keep him with the Lakers for the foreseeable future.
With his non-profit organization, Mavericks guard JJ Barea is helping Puerto Rican communities renovate local schools affected by Hurricane Maria.
New 76ers GM Elton Brand says his near-term goal is to advance the team deeper in the playoffs and ultimately win a championship.