Mo Bamba, Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III are part of a new wave of skilled big men entering the league.

There was a ballroom full of NBA centers in midtown Manhattan Wednesday — not one of them eager to follow in the sizeable footsteps of Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Shaquille O’Neal or Dwight Howard.
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In fact, on the very day that the top prospects for the 2018 Draft were made available to the media — a talent pool particularly long on length this year — Howard was on the move again, in a reported deal from the Charlotte Hornets to the Brooklyn Nets that will land the eight-time All-Star with his fourth team in four seasons.

Scott Kingery (R), 16 percent, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals (RHP Erick Fedde): The Phillies patience is beginning to pay off, as Kingery carried a modest eight-game hitting into Thursday’s action. His power is still dormant, though the rookie is running a bit, with a pair of steals in the past week. This is especially relevant, with the Phillies checking in with a 10 rating in steals for today’s tilt with the Nationals.

Robertson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from presenters Charles Barkley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Robertson is the career leader in triple-doubles and was the first player to average one for a season. His antitrust case against the NBA also ushered in free agency for players, which Robertson said was his most important assist.

Backstage, Robertson commended the activism of today’s players, although he wondered why more white athletes aren’t speaking out.

The only thing that really bothers me is where are the white athletes when this is happening? he said. This is not a black athlete problem. You see injustice in the world. It’s all around.

With the Suns looking to be aggressive this offseason in free agency, both players could be moved for Phoenix to clear cap space, creating more than $40 million in room.

However, both players are the perfect mentors for rookies Deandre Eli Manning Jersey Ayton and Mikal Bridges. On the court, Chandler (despite playing only 93 games the past two seasons) Clay Matthews Jersey continues to be one of the most efficient rebounders in the NBA. Plus, Phoenix won’t be able to move both players without attaching an asset in the deal.Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday