Phoenix Suns thrilled to get Josh Jackson with fourth pick in draft

Josh Jackson says he somewhat regrets not taking a workout with the Celtics, but is happy to be on the Suns. (0:26)

PHOENIX — Josh Jackson skipped out on a pre-draft workout with Boston at the last second, a move that didn’t sit too well with the Celtics.

The Phoenix Suns, who ended up drafting t …
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Johnny Depp apologizes for joking about assassinating Donald Trump: ‘I was only trying to amuse’

While speaking at the Glatonbury Festival on June 22, actor Johnny Depp said, “When was the last time an actor assassinated the president?” Depp clarified that he was not referring to himself since he “is not an actor” and “lies for a living.” (Reuters)

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For Celtics, Jayson Tatum pick can go wrong more ways than it can go right

With the No. 3 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics selected Jayson Tatum, who had been talked about as perhaps the most polished scorer in the draft. Tatum figures to be good right away, and could well end up being the best player in this draft — a distinction that could realistically …
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‘Nothing ever shocks me:’ Jimmy Butler on trade to Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler is a straight shooter, always has been, always will be.

So it’s no surprise he reacted in matter-of-fact fashion to the Bulls’ blockbuster trade that sent him to Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves on Thursday.

“Me disappointed? Never. Nothing ever shocks me. I knew it was going to hap …
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Ridiculously early 2018 NBA Mock Draft: DeAndre Ayton, Michael Porter start on top

First things first: The 2018 NBA Draft isn’t this year’s draft.

The 2017 draft was an embarrassment of riches. Nearly every lottery team landed a potential foundational star, and the three or four teams at the end of the lottery still ought to get solid NBA starters.

The five point guards drafted …
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