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Versatility will determine if Jaren Jackson emerges as best player in 2018 NBA draft class

CHICAGO – Possibly the best player in the 2018 NBA draft won't be DeAndre Ayton or Luka Doncic. And despite Michael Porter's declaration that it would be him, it might not be remembered that way, either. It very well could be Jaren Jackson, a 6-10 forward out of Michigan State by way of Indianapolis

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Couch: Open locker rooms, constant interviews prep Michigan State players for NBA

CHICAGO – Wherever Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr. are selected in the NBA draft, it's likely their interviews with team executives last week only helped. You could tell that much by how they answered questions from reporters surrounding them in close quarters at the NBA Draft Combine — the thoughtfulness

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LeBron opens up on losing in the playoffs

The old saying goes that a series doesn't start until a team loses at home, but the Cleveland Cavaliers returned to Ohio under immense pressure after losing convincingly in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals. In less than a week, the Cavs went from favorites to reach yet another

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Restless: LeBron says no Z's after playoff L's

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer Close Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate Follow on Twitter INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Only 6 percent of teams to trail 0-2 in an NBA playoff series

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Draymond Green's mom calls out ESPN's Smith

Mary Babers, mother of Warriors star Draymond Green, has never shied away from voicing her opinion on social media, and she's not afraid to be critical of Golden State. Draymond tried to keep his mom, who has " no chill," off Twitter entirely back in 2015. During last year's Finals,

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