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Zion Invited to NBA Draft, Ujiri Could be Charged and More

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To the surprise of absolutely no one, Zion Williamson and Ja Morant received two of the 20 invites to the NBA Draft the league handed down on Friday. You’ll see Zion on stage wearing (presumably) a Pelicans jersey after New Orleans selects him No. 1 overall. There is plenty of intrigue surrounding free agency between now and then. One report says D’Angelo Russell is unlikely to return to the Nets if Brooklyn signs Kyrie Irving, and another says Jimmy Butler wants to be a free agent rather than return to the 76ers. Meanwhile, in NBA Finals aftermath, Raptors president of basketball operations, Masai Ujiri, could be charged after an alleged altercation with a police officer.

Of course, Zion and Ja Morant won’t have to wait long to hear their names called Thursday night. What about these other players?

There are some conflicting reports concerning exactly what happened with Masai Ujiri in the aftermath of the Raptors’ win.

Sounds like Bob Myers wants to get the band back together at Golden State, even if Klay and KD can’t play for a while.

Indiana is a possible landing place for D’Angelo Russell if Kyrie Irving comes to Brooklyn.

No surprise here: Jimmy Butler has said all along he’d likely become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.


• Zion Williamson, Ja Morant headline 20 players invited to NBA draft | Yahoo Sports

• Battery charge sought against Raptors’ Masai Ujiri for NBA Finals altercation | San Francisco Chronicle

• GM says Warriors’ outlook on Klay, KD unaffected |

• Sources: D’Angelo Russell unlikely to return to Nets if team signs free agent Kyrie Irving | SNY
• Sources: Jimmy Butler intends to decline player option | Yahoo Sports

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