Dakari Johnson Rumors
A. Sherrod Blakely: Dakari Johnson has worked out for the #Celtics, #Lakers, #Grizzlies and #Bulls. He said he has five more workouts. #Celticstalk: 24 more rumors
Stefan Bondy: These are the next prospects working out for the Nets: Shannon Scott, Darian Hooker, Tyler Harvey, Josh Richardson, Rakeem Christmas, Youssou Ndoye, George Lucas de Paula, Josh Gasser, Anthony Brown, Luis Montero, Lucas Dias Silva, Dakari Johnson.
Serena Winters: Dakari Johnson expected in today’s second round of workouts. (One of @TheeCoreyH’s prospects Lakers should consider with later picks)
Derek Bodner: Most of the time, when a player asks who he patterns his game after, they usually say a superstar. Dakari Johnson’s answer: Robin Lopez
Chad Ford: Big ? mark is Dakari Johnson. John Calipari has been calling NBA folks all week to gauge his draft stock according to sources.
Chad Ford: NBA teams are telling Cal that Johnson is likely a second rounder. But Calipari has sounded pessimistic that Dakari will stay at UK.
Chad Ford: So expect Dakari to be the 7th player from UK to declare for the draft this afternoon. I think he’s the only UK player making a mistake
Kentucky sophomore center Dakari Johnson will declare for the NBA Draft, a source close to the situation told SNY.tv. Kentucky has a press conference set for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday that “will include UK players who are ready to announce their NBA Draft decisions, as well as head coach John Calipari,” the school announced.
Adam Zagoria: Source told @SNYtv that Dakari Johnson ‘wants’ to leave Kentucky for the NBA, but is making sure he’s making a wise decision.
Adam Zagoria: Kentucky sophomore Dakari Johnson is ‘gathering information’ with his family ‘and will make a decision by week’s end,’ his mom tells @SNYtv
Calipari projects that Willie Cauley-Stein, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Karl-Anthony Towns and Trey Lyles will declare for the NBA draft. He’s not so sure about Dakari Johnson and Devin Booker. “It’s time to take another step,” Cauley-Stein told reporters after the Wildcats’ loss to Wisconsin. “I mean, obviously, I’m not 100 percent on it, but I’m pretty sure I know what I want to do. Gotta talk to a couple more people, but probably was my last game here. “… You know, we’ll never be on the same team like this again. That’s going to set in. We got a month of school left with each other, and that’s it. I mean, that’s what you’ll remember.”
Meantime, on the DraftExpress 2014 Mock Draft, Kentucky currently has commits from the No. 2 (Julius Randle), 3 (Andrew Harrison), 9 (Aaron Harrison) and 10 picks (Cauley-Stein). They are also in the hunt for the projected No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in Andrew Wiggins and Aaron Gordon. The NBA GM also said that Kentucky pledges Dakari Johnson and James Young could be first-round picks next year. “Only question would be if they go high enough to come out based on the numbers they will get with limited minutes, but they are first-rounders,” the GM said.