The Hawks were assigned 12 players to interview at the recently completed NBA Scouting Combine. There were 67 draft-eligible players at the combine in Chicago where many took part in drills and scrimmages. NBA teams are assigned players for individual interviews. The Hawks interviewed: Jarrett Allen, Texas, Center; Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, Point Guard; John Collins, Wake Forest, Power Forward; T.J. Leaf, UCLA, Power Forward; Frank Jackson, Duke, Point Guard; Monte Morris, Iowa State, Point Guard; Harry Giles, Duke, Center; Dillon Brooks, Oregon, Small Forward; Donovan Mitchell, Louisville, Shooting Guard; Dwayne Bacon, Florida State, Small Forward; Caleb Swanigan, Purdue, Power Forward; Justin Patton, Creighton, Center.
July 22, 2017 | 5:35 am EDT Update
The Knicks’ young star took to Twitter to like a post that showed an edited image of Irving in a New York jersey, with the caption, “All that matters. Bring him back home to play with Porzingis.” That post was replying to a tweet in which ESPN’s Ian Begley reported that New York “would consider trading Carmelo Anthony and future first rounders” for the Cleveland point guard.
“Y’all know I wasn’t going nowhere,” Wall said into the camera. “Re-signed with the Wizards, man. Signed my extension. You know where I want to be. I love being in D.C. I love the organization. I love my teammates. I love the amazing fans. Just had to think it out with my family and friends. We made a decision. You know where I want to be at.
Collison, 36, told The Oklahoman that his future is still up in the after this season, which will be his 15th in the NBA. “I don’t know for sure,” Collison said when asked if 2017-18 is his final season. “I know I’m a lot closer to the end than the beginning. It’s hard to ever close a door. You just never know for sure. “I’ll be 37 when the season starts. I don’t want to totally close the door, because you never know, but it very well could be. I’m just gonna try to be ready for it, enjoy it, and as the year goes on, make a decision at the end of the year, I guess.”
New York Knicks general manager Scott Perry revealed on ESPN’s SC6 that he has not yet met team owner James Dolan. Perry, who was officially hired as Knicks GM last Friday, said he’d dealt with team president Steve Mills throughout the hiring process rather than Dolan. “I have not met with him yet, but I’m looking forward to that,” Perry said of Dolan.