NBA TEAMS POSITIONING FOR THE JUNE DRAFT-WILL THE PHOENIX SUNS BE ON THE CLOCK

Moe Wagner averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds this season while helping lead the Wolverines to the national championship game. Harry How/Getty Images

Michigan forward Moe Wagner will forgo his final season in college and turn pro, he announced Saturday. The move wasn’t much of a surprise after his stellar performance at the Final Four in San Antonio. By Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider

Arizona unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson on Thursday, carrying the 1997 national championship trophy under one arm and waving to the crowd with the other, a smile on his face.

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The ties have been sorted out and the pre-Lottery draft order is now set. Here’s a look at who might be the first 14 picks off the board in June. By Vincent Goodwill, NBC Sports Chicago

Mavs win tiebreaker with Hawks, jump to third pick in NBA draft

In a season of tough luck and bad breaks, the Dallas Mavericks had something positive go their way Friday night. After finishing the season 24-58 and tied with Atlanta for the league’s fourth-worst record, the Mavs won a random-draw tiebreaker with the Hawks and moved into the third overall position for the draft on Thursday, June 21 in New York. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

When the league is so bunched up that heading into the final day of the season not one playoff matchup was set, there were bound to be a few teams tied when all things were said and done. In the final days of the season, that led to a lot of stories and flowcharts about possible outcomes. By Kurt Helin, NBC Sports

 

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