NBA Commissioner says league will support freedom of speech

This rift between China and the NBA started late last week when Morey tweeted a now-deleted image that read "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong," in reference to months of pro-democracy demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese territory that has been mired in escalating violence between protesters and law enforcement.

Hawks select two ACC standouts in first round

The Atlanta Hawks entered Thursday with three first round picks, but general manager Travis Schlenk made a trade just hours before the draft to get a higher selection. The Hawks drafted De’Andre Hunter with the No. 4 pick before selecting Cam Reddish with the No. 10 pick.