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Kristaps Porzingis pulls out of draft

Updated: June 15, 2014, 11:13 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis withdrew from the 2014 NBA draft on Sunday, his agent, Andy Miller, told ESPN.

Porzingis, an athletic 7-footer who can stretch defenses with his shooting ability, was one of the hot names in the draft in recent weeks, with teams in the late lottery to mid-first round seriously considering drafting him and leaving him overseas for a year or two to develop.

Teams as high as the Orlando Magic at No. 12 had traveled to Europe to spend days scouting ...

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