This week marked the contract extension deadline for the NBA's 2018 first-round draft class and veterans with two years remaining on their deals.
LaMelo Ball scored 31 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, and the Charlotte Hornets used a 24-0 third period run to battle back and beat the Indiana Pacers 123-122 on Wednesday night. Indiana led 122-121 on Torrey Craig’s foul shots with 12.7 left. P.J. Washington made two free throws with 4.6 seconds left before Domantas Sabonis missed from 11 feet to seal the Hornets’ win.
Mike Barner provides his picks and pans, including a center who's in line to dominate against the Thunder.