AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Pistons have taken two wing players in the NBA Draft. They selected Bruce Brown of Miami in the second round and traded for the rights to second-round pick Khyri Thomas of Creighton. The Pistons were without a first-round pick after sending theirs to the Los Angeles Clippers in a trade for Blake Griffin this past season.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers chose German center Moritz Wagner with the 25th pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-11 Wagner entered the draft after leading the Wolverines to the NCAA Tournament championship game. The Berlin native averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game last season, demonstrating versatility and a steady outside shot.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Hornets wound up with versatile small forward Miles Bridges from Michigan State in the first round of the NBA draft after a trade with the Clippers. Charlotte landed Kansas point guard Devonte Graham at No. 34 overall after a trade with Atlanta. The Hornets also got shooting guard Hamiduo Diallo from Kentucky at No. 45 as part of the impending trade that will send Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets and selected Arnoldas Kulboka from Lithunia at No. 55.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies have selected forward Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft. Despite reports the Grizzlies might trade out of the franchise's first lottery pick since 2010, Memphis stayed put and selected Jackson immediately after the Atlanta Hawks selected Luka Doncic. Jackson is a one-and-done power forward with good defensive skills with quickness that allows him to keep pace with smaller players.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has announced the Detroit Tigers will play a regular-season game against the Kansas City Royals at TD Ameritrade Park on June 13, 2019. That's two days before the start of the College World Series. Manfred says Major League Baseball wants to strength its relationship with the NCAA and college baseball and also bring the game to new markets.
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