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Lakers get Westbrook in 4-player trade

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LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers are acquiring All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards for three players and the rights to first-round pick Isaiah Jackson.

According to two people with knowledge of the deal, the Lakers are trading Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell to Washington for Westbrook, who is a Los Angeles native and helped lead UCLA to a pair of Final Four appearances. The Lakers had the 22nd overall pick in Thursday's draft and selected Jackson, a 6-foot-11 forward from Kentucky.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be officially announced until Aug. 6, when the salary cap becomes official and teams can also begin making moves for the upcoming season. The Lakers will also receive second-round picks from the Wizards in 2024 and '28.


Pistons draft Cunningham No. 1 overall

Cade Cunningham sure looked like the No. 1 overall draft pick all year at Oklahoma State with his fluid game, scoring ability and passing - all in a 6-foot-8 frame.

So it was no surprise the Detroit Pistons would grab the freshman All-American with the top pick as they did to open the draft Thursday night in New York. And it was the start of multiple teams spending high picks on playmakers with size, including Florida State forward Scottie Barnes and Australian teenager Josh Giddey climbing a bit higher than expected as top-six picks.


Raptors surprise by taking F Barnes 4th

TORONTO (AP) Scottie Barnes hopes to achieve greatness in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors believe he's got it in him.

The Raptors selected the 6-foot-9 Florida State forward with the fourth pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.


Rockets use 2nd pick on scorer Green

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets selected Jalen Green with the second overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft.

Green joins a team that is rebuilding after sinking to an NBA-worst 17-55 last season after James Harden forced a trade to Brooklyn to end a streak of eight consecutive playoff trips.


Cavs pick versatile C Mobley at No. 3

CLEVELAND (AP) Evan Mobley has set a lofty goal for his rookie season - All-Star.

"I'm trying to get everything," he said.


Magic land Suggs at 5, Wagner at 8

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) When the Orlando Magic's hopes of moving up in the NBA draft never materialized, they instead used their picks to select former Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs fifth and German forward Franz Wagner eighth.

Owners of two top-eight picks for the first time in franchise history, the Magic had hopes of packaging those selections and moving into the draft's top four. However, when they failed to find a trade to their liking, the Magic stood pat and chose Suggs and Wagner.


Warriors draft Kuminga 7th, Moody 14th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jonathan Kuminga knows what his primary job will be when he steps on the court with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green come training camp: learn all he can from these superstars with multiple championships.

The Golden State Warriors selected the young forward with the No. 7 pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night after he played last season with the G League Ignite following a 2016 move from his home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Hornets add C Plumlee, draft Bouknight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak was a busy man Thursday night.

The Hornets selected guard James Bouknight from Connecticut with the No. 11 pick and landed a pair of centers via trade.


Cavs acquire G Rubio from T-Wolves

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers have agreed to acquire veteran guard Ricky Rubio in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night before the NBA draft.

Cleveland is sending small forward Taurean Prince, cash and a second-round pick in 2022 to the Timberwolves for the 30-year-old Rubio, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the NBA has to approve the trade.


Pelicans' Hayes spars with cops, jailed

LOS ANGELES (AP) New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was arrested in Los Angeles after a struggle with officers who responded to a report of a domestic dispute and used a Taser before handcuffing him, authorities said Thursday.

The 21-year-old player was booked into jail on suspicion of resisting arrest, and a woman declined to cooperate with the investigation into the domestic dispute call early Wednesday, a Los Angeles Police Department statement said.

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