July 23, 2021 | 5:17 pm EDT Update
Much of the chatter I’ve heard the past couple weeks has suggested that the Rockets prefer Jalen Green to Evan Mobley at this spot. There have been reports in recent weeks that Houston has interest in trading up with Detroit to take Cunningham, but the vast majority of speculation from other teams has centered on Green as the presumptive fit at No. 2.
Rod Beard: Cade Cunningham on the top prospects in this draft class: “I’ve been saying for a long time that we have one of the best classes in a long time. I appreciate that we’ve all been pushing each other throughout.”
James Edwards III: Cunningham on his passing: “I take a lot of pride. Anytime I watch basketball or a player, that shows how much they know the game. … It’s a huge skill. I’m only going to try and get better at it.”
Richmond’s NBA superstar is giving back to his hometown following a very successful rookie season. Desmond Bane has set up a website to help Richmond by enabling the purchase of merchandise. Portions of the proceeds then are given to charitable organizations. The website is desmond-bane.com.
Indianapolis-based streetwear brand Saint Avenue has teamed up with Utah-based knitwear manufacturer Coleman Knitting Mills to produce an exclusive Milwaukee Bucks Championship jacket for the entire team. The two companies wanted to commemorate the Bucks’ historic win by curating jackets exclusive to the players.
July 23, 2021 | 4:44 pm EDT Update
Rod Beard: Cade Cunningham on the city of Detroit: “I love Detroit. I’ve already been listening to Detroit music — way before the lottery … it’s a city that has a lot going on and getting the sports team rolling will be huge for the city.”