Jeff Goodman: Dayton’s Charles Cooke scheduled to workout for Boston on Saturday. I think Danny Ainge is gonna bring in every single eligible player.
Jeff Goodman: San Diego State’s Malik Pope told ESPN he will work out for the Los Angeles Clippers this weekend.
Adam Zagoria: N.C. State's Abdul Malik Abu will work out for the Timberwolves May 7-8, his AAU coach tells @SNYtv
Adam Zagoria: Former Iona G A.J. English works out for the Rockets today after working out for the Spurs yesterday.
Adam Himmelsbach: Also, for those itching to start this all over again: Celtics have their first NBA draft workout on Wednesday.
Jeff Goodman: NC State’s Abdul Malik-Abu will work out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on May 7, source told ESPN.
The Lakers have also become increasingly doubtful they will have a workout for Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns. The Lakers believe their lack of progress with those efforts stem from most NBA mock drafts predicting the Minnesota Timberwolves will select with their No. 1 pick. But the Lakers will accommodate their workout schedule should Towns and his representatives express interest in a workout.
Michael Scotto: Sources: The Detroit Pistons will bring in Myles Turner, Frank Kaminsky and Travis Trice as part of a group workout on Saturday. #NBADraft
Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant will take part in a pre-draft workout for the Atlanta Hawks. The 6-foot-5 Grant appeared in 36 games last season and averaged 16.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 36.8 minutes per game.
Shams Charania: Karl-Anthony Towns will visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, league sources tell RealGM. Workout status unclear, but meeting is set.
Michael Scotto: Clippers will bring in Damontre Harris and Michale Kyser as part of a group workout on Wednesday, sources tell Sheridan Hoops. #NBADraft
Los Angeles Lakers officials conducted a workout of Porzingis on Monday night at the franchise’s El Segundo, Calif., practice facility, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Suddenly, Porzingis is pursuing the Lakers’ pick at No. 2, along with spectacular Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor. Suddenly, Porzingis is changing this NBA draft.
His visit to the Pepsi Center ended sooner than Murray State point guard Cameron Payne would have liked, and for the worst reason — an injury. Payne's predraft workout with the Nuggets on Monday morning was cut short near the end when he suffered a bruised right hand. Payne left the arena to get X-rays. Before the injury, he was able to display his talents for about an hour along with four other players, including Kentucky product Trey Lyles.
Shams Charania: Texas' Jonathan Holmes starting to cancel some draft workouts w/ NBA teams in 30s, including CHA, for 1st round visits, source tells RealGM.
For several weeks, the Pacers have wanted to get Kaminsky in for a workout -- and the feeling appears to be mutual. According to a source with knowledge, Kaminsky has a short list of three teams which he believes would be a good fit, and the Pacers are one of them. Last month at the NBA combine, Kaminsky interviewed with Indiana team officials and recognized how he could fit right away with the 2015-16 Pacers as they promote a quicker pace.
Keith Pompey: Source: D'Angelo Russell canceled his #Sixers workout because he got "real sick." http://bit.ly/1FYRVNH
D’Angelo Russell canceled this weekend’s scheduled workout with the 76ers, according to multiple sources. One source said don’t rule out the franchise securing a workout with Russell in the near future.
The Indiana Pacers will host six prospects for the 2015 NBA Draft at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, June 14 for pre-draft workouts. The six players scheduled to participate in workouts are Corey Hawkins, UC Davis; Darrun Hilliard, Villanova; Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin; T.J. McConnell, Arizona; D.J. Newbill, Penn State; and Myles Turner, Texas. Players are subject to change.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Dakari Johnson has worked out for the #Celtics, #Lakers, #Grizzlies and #Bulls. He said he has five more workouts. #Celticstalk
The New York Knicks are in active discussions offering cash considerations to acquire a draft pick in the late first-round to early second-round range, sources told RealGM. The Knicks have worked out several players, including France’s Mam Jaiteh, selling the potential that the team will push hard to acquire a pick in their range.
After two predraft workouts featuring players who are at best summer-league prospects, the Kings will host two college stars they will consider selecting with the sixth pick in the NBA draft on June 25. Murray State point guard Cameron Payne and Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein will work out for the Kings on Thursday at the team’s practice facility.
Reports have indicated that Towns won’t work out for teams, and Okafor confirmed that he has yet to schedule any workouts either. However, it does seem like he might work out for some teams before the draft, but he and his camp are still finalizing all of that. “I don’t have anything scheduled yet, but I’m going to soon, obviously,” Okafor said. “Actually, I’m going to talk to my agent today and we’re going to figure that out. I know Karl isn’t working out for any teams and that’s definitely understandable, but me and my agent will talk about it today in detail and then I’ll have a better understanding [of my schedule].”
August 11, 2022 | 7:20 pm EDT Update
There is a growing belief among rival teams that Durant knew when he issued that me-or-them ultimatum that Tsai had no intention of yielding to the request and firing Marks and Nash. One resultant theory that the Durant/Tsai meeting spawned is the idea KD has begun trying to manufacture as much behind-the-scenes discord as he can in hopes that it will lead the Nets to lower their asking price and trade him out of exasperation.
Appearing on The Scoop podcast with Darren Wolfson of SKOR North and 5 Eyewitness News, Glen Taylor said new Wolves president of basketball operations Tim Connelly had his eye on multiple impact trade targets, but Gobert was his “number one option.” The input of head coach Chris Finch, who expressed confidence in his ability to use Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns, was also a key factor in Minnesota’s decision to pull the trigger on the blockbuster deal. “What I did when Tim and Chris talked to me about this trade is to ask (Finch) is there a system that he knows how to utilize these players,” Taylor said. “And he was very confident that he did understand how to utilize their skill sets, being two big guys. We talked about a lot, so he convinced me that this is something that is going to take us to a winning situation, and gave us the go-ahead to make the trade.”
Asked if he’d like to see D’Angelo Russell sign an extension before the season begins, Taylor said it might benefit both sides to hold off and see how the 2022/23 season goes. “(Finch) believes that with the new lineup, and with Russell in that lineup, that he’ll have a much better year just because of the way we’re going to play,” Taylor said. “He says he thinks there’s a big upside for Russell with this group of (players). That’s to his advantage and to our advantage if it works out.”
The plan remains for Taylor to hand over control of the franchise to incoming owners Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez in a little over a year. The Wolves’ longtime owner said he’s not having any regrets about giving up control of the team as it becomes a more legitimate contender. “No, I don’t have any second thoughts. I think it’s the right thing to do,” Taylor said. “We’ve left some options open that I’ll continue to be involved if I want to be involved, and that suits me just fine.”
“My favorite NBA player to watch besides Steph is Luka,” Green said on the latest edition of his eponymous podcast. “Luka different. I mean, the way he sees the floor, scores the basketball, gets to his spot, his pace. It’s Luka for sure.”
August 11, 2022 | 5:46 pm EDT Update
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be gathering in Los Angeles for voluntary, player-led pre-training camp workouts next week, sources tell cleveland.com. All-Star point guard Darius Garland and Rookie of the Year runner-up Evan Mobley — two guys who spend time on the West Coast during the offseason — are helping organize the workouts.