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NBA teams continue to go big with draft picks

NBA teams continue to go big with draft picks

Small ball was supposed to be all the rage in the NBA after the Golden State Warriors benched center Andrew Bogut on the way to their first championship in 40 years.

A bevy of big men poked their heads back into the proceedings Thursday night, showing that size is still king in the minds of many team executives.

Seven of the first 12 players selected in the league draft at Barclays Center in New York were 6 feet 10 or taller, with five of the picks 7-footers.

The Minnesota Timberwolves took 7-foot Karl-Anthony Towns with the top pick, as expected, before the Philadelphia 76ers selected 6-11 Jahlil Okafor with the third pick even though they already had 7-foot Joel Embiid...