Utah’s Kyle Kuzma and David Collette will have their chance to show the Utah Jazz brass what they bring to the court. Kuzma and Colette will join Kansas forward Landon Lucas, Idaho guard Victor Sanders, Chicago State guard Fred Sims Jr. and Croatia forward Nik Slavica for a pre-draft workout Tuesday at the the Zions Bank Basketball Center, the Jazz announced Monday.
Robert Morales: Nigel Williams-Goss, on working out for Magic Johnson: "It's unbelievable. Best point guard to ever play the game, in my opinion."
Robert Morales: Kyle Kuzma, on Magic Johnson: "That's one of the people I grew up idolizing. He's from Michigan and I'm from Michigan, too." #Lakers
Marc Berman: Knicks will work out tomorrow another Iowa Sate senior - SG-SF Deonte Burton. Jae Crowder type, late 2nd rounder. Hornacek close to program.
Darren Wolfson: Hear Quinton Hooker (Park Center HS) will workout for the Rockets tomorrow. He's one of the best players ever from Univ. of North Dakota. pic.twitter.com/HLfeGIcwzI
Adam Zagoria: North Carolina's Tony Bradley and Purdue's Caleb Swanigan will both work out w/ teams up until Wednesday's NBA deadline, per sources.
Philip Rossman-Reich: Swanigan is working out for the #Magic on Tuesday. Will have until Wednesday to decide if he stays in the Draft.
Adam Zagoria: And the #Knicks on Wednesday. - RT: Philip Rossman-Reich: Swanigan is working out for the #Magic on Tuesday. Will have until Wednesday to decide if he stays in the Draft.
Michael Scotto: Former Pittsburgh star Jamel Artis has workouts lined up with the Lakers on Tuesday & Rockets on Wednesday, source told Basketball Insiders.
Josh Robbins: The Magic will host Cal's Ivan Rabb, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan and others for workouts on Tuesday: thesent.nl/2qLeXsD.
The Knicks and 76ers are among the teams who’ve reached out to N.C. State point guard Dennis Smith Jr.’scamp to set up workouts ahead of the NBA Draft, a source told ZAGSBLOG. The Sixers pick at No. 3 and the Knicks at No. 8, per DraftExpress.com. The Kings, who pick at Nos. 5 and 10, and the Wolves (No.7) also reached out.
Loyola's Milton Doyle, who is viewed as a mid-major sleeper by teams who've scouted this season, is scheduled to workout for the Houston Rockets on Monday and the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, a league source tells ESPN.
Jody Genessy: Jazz exec Walt Perrin on BYU big Eric Mika: "Eric had a very good workout for us. He really competed, really ran the court well."
Michael Scotto: Michigan guard Zak Irvin, coming off an impressive Lakers workout, is on his way to the Bucks on Tuesday. Bucks pick 48th in the 2nd round.
The Pacers will hold their third pre-draft workout in preparation for the 2017 NBA Draft on Monday, May 22. The six players scheduled to participate in workouts are Bryce Alford (UCLA), Ike Anigbogu (UCLA), Trevon Bluiett (Xavier), Vince Edwards (Purdue), Davon Reed (Miami, Fla.), and Trevor Thompson (Ohio State).
Tony Jones: Former Utah forward Kyle Kuzma will work out for the Utah Jazz Tuesday, league sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune
Tony Jones: Arizona guard Rawle Alkins has pulled out of a workout with the Utah Jazz... wondering if that means he's going back to school?
Nick Kosmider: The Nuggets will begin pre-draft workouts Monday. CU's George King, CSU's Gian Clavell & CSU-Pueblo's Nelson Kahler among the first group.
Seven-foot-six sophomore Tacko Fall of Central Florida headlines a group of six prospects who will audition for Jazz brass at Zions Bank Basketball Center.
The other five who will work out include Arizona freshman guard Rawle Alkins, Louisville sophomore forward Deng Adel, Connecticut senior big man Amida Brimah, Iowa State senior guard Naz Mitrou-Long and Brazilian forward Wesley Alves Da Silva.
Derrick Walton said he had a workout scheduled with the Los Angeles Lakers and was looking to have a few more in the next month.
The Los Angeles Lakers have worked out Cal State Fullerton guard Tre’ Coggins as they continue to prepare for the 2017 NBA Draft. The Lakers are one of several teams to show interest in Coggins, including the Utah Jazz, a source with knowledge of the situation told Silver Screen and Roll.
Now, one year later, the Bucks could still end up with the 6-foot-10 Rabb. They have the 17th overall pick in the June 22 draft and their interest in him is reflected in the fact he’ll be working out for the team on Friday morning in St. Francis. It will be the first of several pre-draft workouts for Rabb, whose next workout is Monday with the Orlando Magic.
The Hawks have held one pre-draft workout in Atlanta with UCLA’s Aaron Holiday, Utah’s Kyle Kuzma, St. Bonaventure’s Jaylen Adams and Seton Hall’s Angel Delgado. They are expected to resume and ramp up workouts this month.
Members of the Knicks organization have been in touch with representatives for N.C. State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. about scheduling a pre-draft workout, a league source confirms. There has been no workout scheduled yet but the contact between the Knicks and Smith's camp - which was first reported by ZagsBlog - is an indication that the Knicks would like to take a closer look at Smith Jr. as a potential first-round draft pick.
Monk is training in New York and waiting for his agent to set up his workouts with teams. He wouldn’t rule out working out for the Knicks. “If my agent says it, I’m going to have to do it,” Monk said. “I trust him.”
Mike Bresnahan: Among players scheduled to work out for Lakers tomorrow: Wisconsin's own Nigel Hayes (sorry, a little Badger bias there).
Gian Clavell, 23, said scouts from about 15 NBA teams were at the combine in Florida watching him work out Tuesday and Wednesday with 23 other pro prospects. He was scheduled to meet individually Wednesday with the San Antonio Spurs, he said, and he's hoping to participate in pre-draft workouts with several NBA teams.
Adam Zagoria: The Knicks, Sixers, Wolves & Sacramento have called to set up workouts with NC State PG Dennis Smith Jr, source tells ZAGSBLOG. No dates yet
Fall has previously worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston. He has a workout scheduled with Utah and is hoping to meet with Houston prior to making his decision.
Gery Woelfel: Cal PF Ivan Rabb didn't work out for Bucks today as ESPN reported he would. He is expected to work out for Bucks Friday, though. #NBAdraft
Josh Lewenberg: Raptors had UCLA forward T.J. Leaf in today. They'll hold more workouts next week. Monday's features Oregon forward/Canadian Dillon Brooks
Ian Begley: Iowa State forward Deonte Burton begins his East Coast workouts with a visit to the Knicks on Wednesday and the Celtics next Friday, per a league source. Scouts like Burton's wingspan (6-11.5) and view him as a potential Jae Crowder type in that he can defend multiple positions well. The Knicks have two second-round picks. The Celtics have three.
Adam Zagoria: In addition to working out for Milwaukee, Chicago & Nets, UK G @Diallo1Hamidou worked out for Boston before the Combine, per league source.
Chris Haynes: Cal power forward Ivan Rabb to work out for Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, league sources tell ESPN. The Bucks have pick No. 17.
Ian Begley: In addition to UNC's Tony Bradley, the Knicks' workout today included Kobi Simmons, Kasey Hill, Tyler Dorsey and Omer Yurtseven, per ESPN sources. It was the first day of workouts for the Knicks, who have the eighth pick in the draft and two second-round picks.
Once it became clear that no team had leapfrogged the Lakers on Tuesday night — guaranteeing that the Lakers would keep the pick, which would have been sent to Philadelphia if it had fallen out of the top three — the first stages of a Ball-Laker union were underway. That union could yet be derailed by goings-on between now and draft day, including the potential for a Lakers trade. But for now, this pairing carries the odor of inevitability. In fact, some executives around the league have been concerned about their ability to get Ball in for a workout between now and the draft in June. With the Lakers keeping their pick, front offices with the potential to land in the top three have been bracing themselves for the possibility that Ball will simply refuse to work out for any team other than the Lakers.
Lonzo Ball is undecided on whether he'll work out for teams other than the Lakers, a source close to Ball tells ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. "We will make that decision closer to June," the source said.
Gery Woelfel: Colorado's Derrick White, K-State's Wesley Iwundu & Florida's Devin Robinson expected to work out for Bucks Wednesday morning. #NBAdraft
Rod Beard: #Pistons GM Jeff Bower on conference call says they have a few workouts scheduled tentatively, but prospects wanted to await draft order.
Mark Medina: Tab Kansas State senior forward Wesley Iwundu as scheduled to work out for Lakers (June 12).
Jeff Goodman: Bucks workout today: Hamidou Diallo, Deng Adel, L.J. Peak, Nigel Hayes, Sterling Brown and Jalen Moore.
Baxter Holmes: Thursday, Lakers will work out Xavier's Trevon Bluiett, UCLA's Isaac Hamilton, Michigan’s Zak Irvin & Miami's Davon Reed, source tells ESPN.
Ian Begley: Correction: Knicks are scheduled to workout UNC big man Tony Bradley tomorrow. Deleted an earlier tweet stating it was scheduled for today.
Darren Wolfson: Also working out for the #Twolves today, I'm told: former Virginia point guard London Perrantes. Part of some very good teams in college. pic.twitter.com/NxNrBotrk1
The Celtics are loaded with players at every position. The fear is that — much like No. 3 pick Jaylen Brown this year — their clients would have to spend the next few years coming off the bench. That’s not what most top prospects in the draft want. They want a chance to start and lead a franchise right away.
Ian Begley: The Knicks are scheduled to workout North Carolina big man Tony Bradley today, per league sources.
Josh Robbins: The Orlando Magic worked out Dennis Smith Jr. on Monday. Here's a quick story with video: thesent.nl/2qkAPg0.
Nick Kosmider: Derrick White is working out for the Pacers today. He'll be in Milwaukee on Wednesday. twitter.com/Pacers/status/…
Michael Scotto: Celtics will bring in Marcus Keene, Tacko Fall, Michael Ojo and others as part of a group workout today, sources told Basketball Insiders.
Adam Zagoria: Villanova's Josh Hart and Oregon's Tyler Dorsey will work out for the Nets on Thursday, per league sources.
Josh Robbins: The Orlando Magic will work out NC State point guard Dennis Smith Monday morning in Orlando.
Adam Zagoria: Arizona freshman Rawle Atkins will work out Tuesday for the @Brooklyn Nets, per source. Had a great combine.
Fox said the Knicks didn’t specifically address the triangle offense during their meeting, but that he’d love to play with 7-foot-3 star Kristaps Porzingis. “I don’t know too much about the triangle,” he said. “Everyone says it’s hard to learn but if I go in there I’ll have to learn quickly. And Porzingis, he’s amazing, watching the NBA this year. I really paid attention to the NBA this year knowing I’m about to go into this business; I had to stop watching it as a casual fan and start thinking of it as a business aspect. He’s great and if I get to play with him, I feel like we can do something special.”
Thornwell met with at least 14 teams this past week, including San Antonio, Orlando, Miami, Brooklyn, Denver, Golden State, Milwaukee, Detroit, Portland, Atlanta and Dallas. He knew of at least one private workout scheduled with the Trail Blazers.
Jason Quick: Some players confirmed for workouts in Portland: Ivan Rabb (Cal), Dillon Brooks (Oregon), Sindarius Thornwell (So. Carolina).
Vincent Ellis: Michigan's D.J. Wilson says he interviewed with the #Pistons. Injured quad on 1st day of workouts with #Spurs. Also worked out for #Jazz.
Chris Haynes: Cal big man Ivan Rabb will work out for Portland at some point after combine, league sources tell ESPN. Trail Blazers owns picks 15, 20, 26.
Jason Quick: Former Oregon standout Dillon Brooks said at the NBA Combine that he has a workout scheduled with the Blazers in June.
Manny Navarro: #FSU shooting guard Dwayne Bacon (6-7, 220) said he has a scheduled workout with the #Heat next week
Adam Zagoria: The Thunder, Pelicans, Cavs and Heat have reached out to the HS coach of Arizona's Rawle Atkins. He worked out Sunday for OKC.
BYU’s Eric Mika will be one of six players participating in a pre-draft for the Utah Jazz on Sunday, the team announced Saturday afternoon. Mika declared for the draft in late March but did not hire an agent. Now the Lone Peak alum will have the chance to work out for the home team.
The other participants in Sunday’s Jazz workout include UCLA guard Aaron Holiday, Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes, LSU wing Antonio Blakeney, Georgetown wing L.J. Peak and Michigan big Moritz Wagner.
Adam Zagoria: Arizona freshman and NYC native Rawle Atkins works out for OKC tomorrow. NBA Combine next week.
Tania Ganguli: Lakers have started workouts with draft prospects. Had two on Wednesday one yesterday. Of course, heavy lifting comes in next couple weeks.
George Washington's best scorer and rebounder, Tyler Cavanaugh, has pre-draft workouts lined up with the Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs, among other teams, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com before his agent, Keith Glass, confirmed Friday. Cavanaugh will workout for the Jazz, who are in a first-round playoff series with the L.A. Clippers, this weekend. The Spurs just ended their first-round series in six games with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Jeff Goodman: NC State big man Omer Yurtseven will being among those working out for the Celtics on May 8, source told ESPN.
The Hawks held a pre-draft workout on Saturday morning with Aaron Holiday, Kyle Kuzma, Jaylen Adams and Angel Delgado, according to a person familiar with situation. All four are early-entry candidates.
The Utah Jazz still have at least one game remaining in their season Sunday against the LA Clippers, but the team will begin its workout process Saturday in advance of June 22's NBA Draft. Texas' Andrew Jones, Northeastern's T.J. Williams, UConn's Rodney Purvis, Michigan's Zak Irvin and D.J. Wilson and George Washington's Tyler Cavanaugh will audition for the Jazz at Zions Bank Basketball Center.
In the meantime, Seton Hall's Angel Delgado will work out for the Atlanta Hawks on a Saturday, a league source said.
Kyle Draper: The #Celtics worked out Dragan Bender Tuesday. FWIW I'm told he looked good during workouts. Less than 48 hrs away from #NBADraft night.
Jeff Goodman: New Hampshire native and former Arizona big man Kaleb Tarczewski will work out for the Celtics tomorrow, per source.
Brian Windhorst: The Phildelphia 76ers have informed Ben Simmons they will select him with the No. 1 pick Thursday, source says (@Chris Haynes 1st)
Brian Windhorst: The Phildelphia 76ers have informed Ben Simmons they will select him with the No. 1 pick Thursday, source says (@ChrisBHaynes 1st)
December 6, 2022 | 5:47 pm EST Update
Indiana: Tyrese Haliburton (sore left groin) and Myles Turner (sore right hamstring) have been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday’s game against Minnesota. TJ McConnell (non-COVID illness) and James Johnson (right elbow sprain) are also listed as questionable.
Jonathan Feigen: Just a few incorrect no-calls in LSM report of Rockets-Sixers. Jalen Green was fouled on turnover (Sixers turned it back over) and on a missed shot in Q4 (Rockets got the rebound.) Rockets got away with a foul on a Melton turnover but missed the shot for game-winner at Q4 buzzer.
Orazio Cauchi: After a meeting with coach Gianmarco Pozzecco and general director Salvatore Trainotti, Paolo Banchero “once again expressed his openness to the Italian project, reserving the right to give confirmation during the sporting season”, the Italian basketball federation announced.
December 6, 2022 | 5:26 pm EST Update
Far more crucially: Dec. 15, 2022, is also the deadline in the NBA’s current collective bargaining agreement for both sides — either the league or the players — to give notice that it is opting out of the existing labor deal. The NBA’s current labor pact runs through the 2023-24 season, but an opt-out from either side in the next nine days would sound immediate alarm bells because A) it essentially breaks the contract effective at the end of this season and B) it’s a measure that instantly makes the threat of a lockout tangible.
With the sides nowhere close to a new deal, according to sources briefed on the talks, it would appear that an extension to that deadline will have to be announced very soon for the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association to extend the runway toward hashing out a new labor pact during the 2022-23 season with any semblance of cooperative spirit.
Sources say that the league’s increasingly determined pursuit of an Upper Spending Limit as we revealed in October — its version of a broad Hard Cap without calling it a Hard Cap — remains the No. 1 stumbling block in recent negotiations. There are certainly other issues, such as the ongoing wrangle about the league’s desire to lower the draft-eligible age limit back to 18 and (among numerous related concerns) how that would impact subsequent rookie scale contract lengths, but the USL is clearly Obstacle No. 1.