Monday’s Must Reads: USA’s World Cup Woes & NBA Draft Talk

by Nate Conley
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The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team suffered one of the more devastating ties at the World Cup in recent memory. They did still manage to notch a point out of the result. So what does that mean in terms of advancing to the knockout round, and what needs to happen in Group G to ensure the U.S. get through? Kami Mattioli has all the scenarios here.

Keeping it local, CBSSports’ NBA Writer, Ken Berger, takes a look at the 9th Pick in the upcoming NBA Draft and reports that the choice will most likely come down to very familiar names. Read the story by Matt Moore here.

Aaron Afflalo has also been a familiar name floated in Charlotte when discussing potential trade targets for the Charlotte Hornets this offseason. However, it seems a few other teams have him on their radar as well. Mark Berman of the NY Post explains who else might by eyeing the Orlando Magic Shooting Guard. Click Here to read.

Lastly, the big news over the weekend regarding the NBA Draft was the fractured foot and subsequent surgery of Joel Embiid. While no one knows exactly how this will affect the Draft, it will most certainly see his stock drop. Just how far is the mystery. Sean Deveney of Sporting News tries to solve that mystery in this piece.


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