NBA news round-up: Zion progressing, Williams’ knee surgery, Wembanyama’s draft caution and more

Victoir WEMBANYAMA of ASVEL during the Turkish Airlines Euroleague match between ASVEL LDLC and Olimpia Milan at The Astroballe on April 7, 2022 in...

As the domestic campaign gets underway this weekend in France, projected 2023 top draft pick and teenage center Victor Wembanyama spoke with understandable caution about preferring team fit as well as a favourable environment rather than just being the No. 1 selection. Zion Williamson’s strength-and-conditioning coach provided an encouraging endorsement, Robert Williams III (knee) will miss the start of the season and more besides. Read the round-up here. Continue reading

Hornets 129-140 Celtics: Tatum, Brown pivotal as Boston secure road win in overtime

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics drives past LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of their game at Spectrum Center on...

Jayson Tatum had 41 points with eight assists and seven rebounds, while fellow All-Star teammate Jaylen Brown added 30 on 20 shots as the Boston Celtics rallied from a nine-point deficit with 4:30 left to eventually outgun the Charlotte Hornets in overtime – ending their perfect 3-0 start to the new campaign during a frenetic duel packed with multiple lead changes. Continue reading