Draft Rumors

Freshman sensation Lonzo Ball wasted no time taking college hoops by storm … and now former UCLA star Baron Davis is showing a LOT of love for the young hooper … proclaiming Ball a future NBA All-Star. TMZ Sports spoke with B.D. about the freshman phenom — who leads the NCAA in assists (9 per game) as a freshman — and it’s clear Baron expects nothing but greatness. “He will definitely be a UCLA Hall of Famer,” Davis says. “He’s following right after Russ (Westbrook) and all the rest of the great point guards.”
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Jason Jones: I asked Nik Stauskas was he bothered when it’s still brought up who the Kings really wanted to draft in 2014. I referenced Sam Amick’s Q&A from USA Today where Vivek Ranadive says he wanted Elfrid Payton. His answer: “Not really. Like I said they did me a favor sending me here to Philadelphia. I’ve had a really good opportunity to play even though I hadn’t been performing though my first year with the Sixers. I’m thankful that the organization gave me an opportunity, they drafted me, but if they felt like the made a mistake by drafting me then they felt like they made a mistake. I can’t do anything about it now.”
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David Robinson: In four years, you will be an ensign in the U.S. Navy, and you’ll earn a monthly salary of $1,260.90. I know that sounds like a tremendous amount of pizza money, but no, that’s not the bombshell. The bombshell is that you’re going to be drafted No. 1 overall by the San Antonio Spurs. You will sign a $3 million contract, with a $1 million signing bonus. You will be stationed on a submarine base in Kings Bay, Georgia, serving your two-year commitment in the Navy, waiting to play in the NBA, and you’ll get a check for one million dollars.