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Muhammad sets ground rules for involved father

MINNEAPOLIS — For the first 20 years of his life, almost every time Shabazz Muhammad turned around on a basketball court, his father was right there behind him.

Bennett, Cavs get acquainted

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Anthony Bennett wasn’t really all that interested in playing basketball. Yeah, it was cool dunking on guys, and a great way to make new friends after moving from Toronto to the city’s suburbs.

 
Oh, Canada: Cavaliers take Bennett with No. 1 pick

Anthony Bennett learned he would be making NBA draft history the same time as everyone else. “When they said my name,” Bennett said of the Cleveland Cavaliers surprisingly taking Bennettand making him the first Canadian No. 1 overall pick.

 
Bennett shocked to go first

NEW YORK — Allergies were bothering Anthony Bennett from the time he woke up Thursday. He was sneezing and feeling miserable, and then suddenly, he had never felt better in his life.

Muhammad hits lottery after wait

NEW YORK — A year ago, if odds were put on a player from Las Vegas being the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, Shabazz Muhammad would have been a heavy favorite.

NBA DRAFT: Best and worst draft choices for all 30 teams

In honor of Thursday night’s NBA draft, The Associated Press takes a look at the best and worst all-time picks for each of the league’s 30 franchises.

Worth the weight: Anthony Bennett too talented to pass up

One of the trade rumors circling tonight’s NBA Draft goes like this: Minnesota would send third-year forward Derrick Williams and two first-round picks to move up from the No. 9 position and select Indiana guard Victor Oladipo.

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