Shootaround (June 19) — Markelle Fultz excited to potentially land with Philadelphia 76ers –


Fultz looks forward to teaming with Simmons, Embiid — With the Philadelphia 76ers apparently in agreement with the Boston Celtics to acquire the first pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, likely No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz swung through Philly this weekend for a workout. And according to Fultz, he can’t wait to team up with the 76ers’ your core of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, as Keith Pompey writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Why the Timberwolves passed on Steph Curry — With the NBA Draft just hours away, former Minnesota Timberwolves GM David Kahn writes for Sports Illustrated about the 2009 NBA Draft, when the Timberwolves passed on Stephen Curry. As Kahn recalls, part of Minnesota passing on Curry was because of a caution from Steph’s father, Dell:

How Jeannie Buss became the most powerful woman in the NBA — The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the NBA’s premiere franchises, based in Hollywood with a vast collection of championship trophies. And the person in charge of everything is Jeannie Buss, daughter of previous owner Dr. Jerry Buss. As Tania Ganguli writes in the Los Angeles Times, in many ways Jeannie Buss is in a position she has prepared for her entire life:

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