HoopsHype Draft rumors


May 22, 2015 Updates

Frank Kaminsky says he prefers Jahlil Okafor to Karl-Anthony Towns, the former Wisconsin forward told SI Now. Asked whom he would pick first in the draft, Kaminsky said it would depend on team need. But as for which player is more talented between Okafor and Towns, Kaminsky said: "I think Jahlil is a good player. Just the way he plays and how big he is and how strong he is. He's very advanced for his age. If I was going to build a franchise, my personal favorite is Jahlil, just because I know him more personally." Sports Illustrated

May 21, 2015 Updates

One of the most impressive performers at the Chicago pre-draft combine earlier this month was LSU’s Jordan Mickey, who will be among the players to work out for the Celtics. Mickey, a 6-foot-8 forward, had a chance to speak with the Celtics at pre-draft interviews in Chicago earlier this month. “It was a great conversation,” Mickey told CSNNE.com. “The guys that interviewed me, I felt like they enjoyed having me in there. I felt it was a good interview.” Prior to the combine, Mickey was considered a solid second-round pick after electing to leave LSU after his sophomore season. CSNNE.com

Eric Pincus: BDA Sports Day lineup: Jahlil Okafor (not expected to work out), Harrison twins, Frank Kaminsky, Kelly Oubre, Stanley Johnson, and more. Twitter @EricPincus

BDA Sports Day - Rookies: Andrew Harrison, Chasson Randle, Derrick Marks, Tyler Haws, Marko Mladjan, David Kravish, Joseph Young, Desi Washington, Aaron Harrison, Josh Richardson, Brandon Ashley, Vincent Hunter, Nnanna Egwu, Robert Upshaw, Kelly Oubre, Alex Zhigulin, Stanley Johnson, Frank Kaminsky. HoopsHype

Some scouts claim Duke point guard Tyus Jones’ stock has taken a hit and that, instead of being a mid-first rounder, he could now wind up late in the first round. Racine Journal-Times

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