Everybody wins as Sixers complete trade of picks with Celtics

That first round pick will be either the 2019 Kings selection or the 2019 Sixers selection, whichever one is the higher pick, with one very important protection. The Los Angeles Lakers know that Paul George wants to play for them, but that doesn't mean he can't change his mind. James was one of the outstanding players of the NBA Finals, but ended up on the losing team as Golden State Warriors picked up the championship for the second time in three years .

Lonzo Ball: What The Lakers Are Getting In No. 2 Pick

Some experts say this draft rivals the highly touted 1996 and 2003 drafts. Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball have been the headliners in so much of the pre-draft conversations, projected to be selected first and second. And watching tape on the two only drives home the comparison further, from their similar ball-handling styles, to their unselfish play, and of course to their lanky frames.

Lakers GM describes Lonzo Ball as a 'transcendent talent'

Lakers GM describes Lonzo Ball as a 'transcendent talent'

The youngsters are a big part of the Lakers' future after the worst four-year stretch in franchise history, but general manager Rob Pelinka also confirmed that Johnson's strategy is to land big free-agent stars in 2018. Ball said Zeus and Jesus knew his son was going to get drafted, and he boldly predicted the Lakers will be in the playoffs next season. "Right now, I'm hoping (Lonzo) leads us to a couple of summer league victories, and we'll take it from there".

Fewer players with international ties picked in NBA draft

The Los Angeles Lakers also have promising young players like Larry Nance Jr. and Ivica Zubac. The Lakers were a 26-win team last season, so that's a helluva turnaround to guarantee. Just everything he's going to teach me is going to be useful. "The right people are in charge". Just seconds after being drafted, the outspoken father made yet another over-confident statement about his son's potential.

Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7m euros in Spanish tax fraud case

Di Maria is the latest in an increasingly long line of people associated with both Real Madrid and Jorge Mendes to face tax fraud charges, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho both now being charged with similar offences. It released a statement saying: "To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor has contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers".

It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft

It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft

The Philadelphia 76ers chose Markelle Fultz as their first pick after they traded with the Boston Celtics earlier in the week. Fultz is an dynamic scorer who averaged 23.2 PPG for the Huskies. Leaf, his fellow freshman teammates. With a quick first step and a solid outside shooter, Isaac could be transformed into a poor man's Kevin Durant depending how Orlando is attempt to utilize his talents.