HoopsHype Adreian Payne rumors
Chris Vivlamore: Hawks GM Danny Ferry on Payne: "He fits into the way we want to play." #ATLHawks Twitter @ajchawks
Adrian Wojnarowski: Atlanta will select Adreian Payne with the No. 15 pick in draft, source tells Yahoo. Twitter @WojYahooNBA
Chad Ford: Confirmed NBA Green Room invites: Wiggins, Parker, Embiid, Exum, Vonleh, Gordon, Randle, Smart, McDermott, Saric, Harris, Payton, Stauskas, Young, LaVine, Nurkic, Payne, Warren, Ennis, Hood, Napier. 21 total. Twitter @chadfordinsider
He appears to be targeting shooting -- I hear McDermott, Stauskas and Adrien Payne all are high on his list -- but reiterated that he feels the team needs to add two-way players -- i.e. guys who can play defense, too -- most to this roster. "You still need to add shooting, you can never have too much shooting," he said. "I mean, you can look at it different ways. We had trouble shooting last year but we scored a lot of points. We may have had trouble shooting, but we rebounded the hell out of it and we got to the free-throw line. You want to find that balance. I don't think you totally want to substitute shooting where we have one-way type players, though." Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Josh Lewenberg: Here's a first… Adreian Payne on his workout with Raptors today: "It wasnt the best, but it wasnt the wor(st)… well yeah, it wasnt the best". For what its worth, the Raptors didnt seem to think Payne's workout was as bad as he did, understanding how taxing long pre-draft process is Twitter @JLew1050
Steve Kyler: Word is Adreian Payne played the last three months of the season with full blown Mono... Coming off it now, said to look great on the court. Twitter @stevekylerNBA
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