Nuggets conundrum Michael Porter Jr. or Rockies absentee slugger Kris Bryant? Which bad back ends up breaking the backs of their respective franchises?

During a lighter moment at Ball Arena last week, sometime between the 10th or 11th goal the Avalanche slapped on Mike Smith’s tab, KOA’s Brandon Krisztal leaned over and asked me this: “So which guy do you think actually ends up playing in a higher percentage of his team’s regular-season games over the life of … Read more

Leonard Miller, this year’s most intriguing NBA draft prospect

When Scarborough’s Leonard Miller arrived at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland last month, he was the only Canadian invited to represent the world team in a game featuring some of the best young basketball prospects. But almost no one there had seen him play before. Canada’s top high school basketball player was a mystery. … Read more

Five Canadians are NBA bound. The Raptors might be players

One of the great truisms of the NBA draft process is that if a player is good, teams and scouts are going to find them. And if proof was ever needed of that, all it takes is a look at a handful of Canadians who are deep into the weeding-out process that teams hope will … Read more

Where Top 14 picks will go

The Magic are on the clock. For the fourth time in franchise history, Orlando has the No. 1 pick, and the team may need all the time between now and June 23 to decide on its selection. There is no clear-cut No. 1. There are three high-level prospects who can all make a case for … Read more

Knicks looking to break trend in return to NBA Draft lottery

MSG’s CEO James Dolan has experienced an exhilarating last few days in watching his other Garden team, the Rangers, stage rally after rally to come back from a 3-1 deficit and advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. A handful of Knicks were at Game 7, including coach Tom Thibodeau and Immanuel … Read more

Shaedon Sharpe, who never played for Kentucky as a freshman, to enter 2022 NBA draft, sources say

Elite guard Shaedon Sharpe plans to stay in the NBA draft and not return to Kentucky, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Sharpe announced earlier this month that he was entering the draft but maintaining his college eligibility. Despite having until June 1 to withdraw from the draft, Sharpe is expected to announce in the coming … Read more

Kofi Cockburn to enter NBA draft after three seasons with Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois junior Kofi Cockburn will enter the 2022 NBA draft and forgo his remaining college eligibility. “I’m closing one of the most amazing chapters of my life,” Cockburn told ESPN on Wednesday. “I’m proud of what we accomplished in college, but I am not sure it can get much better than that. It’s a scary … Read more