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March 30, 2015 Updates

Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and sophomore guard Terry Rozier have each decided to leave school early and declare for the NBA draft, Cards coach Rick Pitino said Monday. "They're both leaving, yes, 100 percent," Pitino told reporters. "And it's the right thing to do for both of them. You all may have some doubts about Terry, but I don't." Louisville Courier-Journal

"Terry looks at home and sees his mom working two jobs, and she's going 16, 17 hours a day," Pitino said. "And he says, 'OK, maybe I wouldn't be drafted as high as I would be if I waited one more year, but I'd rather sacrifice that for my mom not having to work two jobs.'" Louisville Courier-Journal

Mario Hezonja said he never told Croatian media he "should be the first pick of the next NBA draft”. “These are not my words. It is not the first time this happens. Now they used my words out of context. I want people to know that I talk (with my performaces) on the court. I don’t know anything about the draft or the NBA. I don’t know what will happen”. Sportando

Adrian Wojnarowski: Georgia State junior guard R.J. Hunter will enter the 2015 NBA Draft, sources told Yahoo Sports. Formal announcement expected soon. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Myles Turner, the 6-foot-11 Texas freshman who had a solid-but-unspectacular season in Austin, has declared for the NBA draft via YouYube. Yes, he created a YouTube video to declare he’s leaving Texas early, and he thanked fans, the school, but not Rick Barnes, his coach who just “parted ways” with the school. The Big Lead

March 29, 2015 Updates

Kurt Helin: Okafor more polished, will have better rookie year, but fair amount of scouts think Towns could be better long-term. Not just my opinion. Twitter @basketballtalk

Alex Kennedy: Not a big surprise, but I'm told that Kelly Oubre is leaning toward entering the 2015 NBA Draft. Nothing official yet, though. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

March 28, 2015 Updates

“The turnaround can be just as quickly here as it was in New Jersey,” Scott said. “But obviously you have to hit a home run in the free agent market and with your draft pick. We have the capability of doing that.” The Lakers could have as many as four draft picks, both in the first and second round. The Lakers will also have enough cap space to sign one marquee free agent at a max-level contract, possible candidates including Memphis’ Marc Gasol, Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, Cleveland’s Kevin Love, Miami’s Goran Dragic and Dallas’ Rajon Rondo. Los Angeles Daily News

Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot said he plans to enter the 2015 NBA Draft. The French player born in 1995 is playing in Pro B with Antibes averaging 7.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in 19 minutes per contest. Sportando

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