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Continued: Under new CBA, 2nd round picks take on even greater importance for cost-conscious NBA

  • Article by: JON KRAWCZYNSKI , AP Basketball Writer
  • Last update: June 27, 2013 - 3:15 AM

And even if they don't hear their name called Thursday night, Neal offered a little bit of advice on how to channel the disappointment into something productive.

"Just dealing with the reality that I wasn't going to get drafted, that's like a crossroad for a lot of guys coming out of college," Neal said. "You realize you're not going to get drafted and there's a great chance that you might not become an NBA player.

"You kind of have to make your mind up that you want to continue on professionally and take the European route and take it seriously. After I talked it over with my family, that's what I decided to do. I was able to mentally just get past the European thing and go over there and be professional about it."

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Miami - LP: M. Dunn 1 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: D. Carpenter 3
Arizona - WP: T. Cahill 7 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop 5
San Francisco 12 Top 11th Inning
Colorado 8
Texas - WP: M. Perez 3 FINAL
Oakland - LP: S. Gray 0
Houston - LP: J. Fields 3 FINAL
Seattle - WP: F. Rodney 5
Cincinnati 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Pittsburgh 0
LA Angels 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Washington 0
Kansas City 0 Top 2nd Inning
Cleveland 0
Baltimore 1 Top 2nd Inning
Toronto 0
Chicago WSox 2 Bottom 1st Inning
Detroit 0
St. Louis 1 Bottom 1st Inning
NY Mets 0
Minnesota 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Tampa Bay 0
NY Yankees 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Boston 1
San Diego - T. Ross 7:10 PM
Milwaukee - K. Lohse
Philadelphia - C. Hamels 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - Z. Greinke
Charlotte 12 1st Qtr 5:30
Miami 13
Dallas 7:00 PM
San Antonio
Portland 8:30 PM
Houston
Pittsburgh 1 1st Prd 12:08
Columbus 0
Anaheim 7:00 PM
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St. Louis 8:30 PM
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Houston 6:30 PM
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