Jim Meehan: Brandon Clarke has workouts scheduled with Minnesota, Charlotte, Miami and Boston. Those teams draft, in order, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
Kerry Blackshear Jr. has been making his rounds as he prepares for this years NBA Draft. After working out with the San Antonio Spurs, he made his way to Los Angeles for a workout with the Lakers.
Oshae Brissett has been based in Phoenix doing workouts. He has worked out for the Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers. He has more coming up but his agent, Canadian Mike George, says they’ll make those final after Chicago.
Marcus R. Fuller: #Gophers junior guard Amir Coffey has a workout Friday with the Houston Rockets. Among NBA teams he’s already worked out for are Nets, Spurs, Nuggets, Bulls, Clippers and Warriors. Coffey will compete in @nbagleague elite camp next week in Chicago. @GopherMBB
Dayton Flyers forward Obi Toppin had his third workout with a NBA team on Saturday, sharing photos on Instagram of a Boston Celtics T-shirt and shorts and a short video from the team’s practice facility.
Daniel Greenberg: The Chicago Bulls had 6 players workout for them today. 1) Alpha Diallo. 2) Fletcher Magee. 3) Isaiah Roby. 4) Justin Turner. 5) Quinndary Weatherspoon. 6) Zach Norvell (Picture via @chicagobulls)
Nick Mayo: I spent all last week preparing myself for this Lakers workout. I was excited and eager for it. On Monday, I flew out to LA where I was picked up and brought to the hotel for my workout the next morning. Being so anxious and ready for the workout, I didn't necessarily get the best night of sleep, but once I was up I was ready to go. There were five other players entering the draft that worked out with me. The Lakers' facilities were top-notch and the workout went pretty well. For me, it was a great first experience and I will be having several more workouts with other teams over the next month.
Christian Bruey: Johnny Dawkins told me @BJ Taylor worked out with the @cavs today and will work out with the @DetroitPistons tomorrow. #UCF #NBADraft
Adam Zagoria: Seton Hall's Myles Powell @Myles Powell will work out today for the Atlanta Hawks. He also worked out for OKC over the weekend and will head to the G League Elite Camp next week in Chicago.
Myles Powell: The Real OG !!!!! Thanks for the advice @Vince Carter & Thank you to the @Atlanta Hawks for having me !!!! #Blessings
Paul Steeno: Max Strus has worked out for the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets. Working out for the Boston Celtics tomorrow. #BlueDreamin #DePaul #BlueDemons
Having announced last month his plans to test the NBA Draft waters, Isaiah Roby has been on the move ever since. He's already worked out for three teams — the San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks — and has a fourth workout this weekend with the Chicago Bulls. Then it's on to next week's NBA Draft Combine, and more workouts with individual teams after that.
Chris Vivlamore: The Hawks will host following players Friday in pre-NBA draft workout. F Tyler Cook (Iowa)* F CJ Elleby (Washington State)* G Terance Mann (Florida State) G Matt Mooney (Texas Tech) C Tanor Ngom (Ryerson)* G Myles Powell (Seton Hall)* *-Early entry candidate
Michael Scotto: Pac-12 Player of the Year Jaylen Nowell has workouts scheduled with the Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, and Phoenix Suns following the combine, @TheAthleticNBA has learned. Nowell has also worked out for the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics.
Michael Wallace: The @Memphis Grizzlies continue pre-draft workouts today, with U of Memphis standout Jeremiah Martin headlining a set of prospects that includes: Yoeli Childs (BYU) Jalen Hudson (Florida) Vic Law (Northwestern) Jeremiah Martin (Memphis) Jordan Murphy (Minnesota) Kevin McClain (Belmont)
Tony Jones: BYU star Yoeli Childs will work out for the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow, league sources tell The Athletic. Child’s was one of the best power forwards in the country this season with the Cougars
SFA Basketball: The first step to the next step. Congrats to Shannon Bogues for earning an invitation to a pre-@NBADraft workout by the @cavs! #AxeEm
Harry Froling has multiple teams interested in having him work out for them, and sources tell ESPN that he already has work outs for the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, OKC Thunder, Utah Jazz, New Orleans Pelicans and the San Antonio Spurs planned. His team workouts will begin on May 10, so in the meantime Froling is working with an individual trainer to familiarize himself with the American style of game.
Chris Kirschner: The Hawks will workout the following players tomorrow: Silvio De Sousa (Kansas) Quentin Grimes (Kansas) Ahmed Hill (Virginia Tech) Skylar Mays (LSU) Zach Norvell Jr. (Gonzaga) Dylan Osetkowski (Texas)
While the Milwaukee Bucks are creating a buzz in the NBA playoffs, they are also quietly doing some important work behind the scenes. The Bucks scouting department is scrutinizing prospects for the June draft. After watching countless players during the collegiate season and traveling overseas to check out draft-eligible players, the Bucks are now getting up-close-and-personal looks in private workouts in Milwaukee. One took place Tuesday with team officials working out several intriguing prospects, including three who were highly touted prep players before attending their respective colleges.
Two of them were freshmen guards Quentin Grimes (pictured) and Devon Dotson of Kansas. Both were five star recruits coming out of high school and turned in solid freshmen seasons with the Jayhawks. Grimes, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who was ranked as the eighth best prep player by Rivals, started 36 games for Kansas and averaged 8.4 points during the regular season before upping his average to 13.3 points in the Big 12 Championship tournament. As for Dotson, a 6-2 point guard who was ranked 18 by Rivals, he also started all 36 games last season and steadily improved to the point where he was selected to the Big 12 all-tournament team.
Joining Dotson and Grimes at the Bucks’ workout were EJ Montgomery of Kentucky and Dererk Pardon of Northwestern. Montgomery, a 6-10 power forward, was also a five-star recruit coming out of high school and ranked 11th in the country by Rivals, played in each of Kentucky’s 37 games and started 10 of them.
Rod Boone: #Hornets are holding their second predraft workout today. It includes Dontae Hall (Alabama), Ahmed Hill (Va. Tech), Markis McDuffie (Wichita State), Nick Perkins (Buffalo), Kerwin Roach (Texas) and Kenny Williams (UNC). This is Perkins. He's intriguing. A 6-8, 250 pound lefty. pic.twitter.com/ZABwlHlNnw
Michael Wallace: The @Memphis Grizzlies holding a series of private pre-draft workouts in Memphis, starting today. Among notable expected today are: Marlon Hunter Jr. (Jacksonville State), Anthony Lawrence (Miami), Skylar Mays (LSU), Matt McQuaid (Michigan St.), Juwan Morgan (Indiana), Josh Reaves (Penn St.)
Andrew Ramspacher: Former #Gamecocks All-SEC forward Chris Silva will work out with the Minnesota Timberwolves tomorrow.
Tres Tinkle was one of six players to work out for the 76ers, a group that included Washington State’s C.J. Elleby. Tinkle has had a previous workout with Utah. Later this week, Tinkle has scheduled workouts with Toronto, Boston and Charlotte, and next week with Atlanta.
Timberwolves: Wasting no time. We welcomed our first round of 2019 draft workout invitees this morning.
Mark Singelais: Siena freshman guard Jalen Pickett worked out for the Spurs on Saturday and the Thunder on Sunday. He has another workout set up with the Nets on Wednesday. Then he takes part in the G League Elite Camp in Chicago next Monday.
929ESPN: Juwan Morgan (Indiana) and Yoeli Childs (BYU) have scheduled draft workouts with the @memgrizz, source tell HoopsHype's @BryanKalbrosky. Morgan ranks No. 78 on the latest big board from CBS Sports. Childs was All-WCC First-Team, averaging 21.2 points per game.
Darren Wolfson: Back to toy department tweets: The #Twolves have some draft workouts this week, including today. Among players in today: Forward Jordan Murphy (#Gophers) and guard Jordan Geist (Mizzou).
Chris Kirschner: The Hawks will work out the following players tomorrow: G Ronshad Allen-Shabazz (App St.) G Aubrey Dawkins (UCF) F Mamadi Diakite (Virginia) C Trey Porter (Nevada) G Marial Shayok (Iowa State) G Quinndary Weatherspoon (Mississippi State)
Zach Braziller: Former St Johns guard Justin Simon will have his first NBA workout Wednesday with the Hawks, per source. #sjubb
Jim Meehan: Gonzaga's Killian Tillie received an invite to the NBA Draft Combine (May 14-19 in Chicago). He sprained his ankle Friday at workout for the Atlanta Hawks, but it didn't sound too serious. Previously reported that Norvell, Hachimura and Clarke received combine invites.
Josh Lewenberg: The Raptors will start their pre-draft workouts tomorrow. Their 1st-round pick belongs to San Antonio (via the DeRozan-Leonard trade), but they own their 2nd-rounder (59th pick). Here's the first crop: IMGhttps://twitter.com/JLew1050/status/1125480409590931456
Brian Seltzer: No rest for EB and the front office this time of year. Scrimmage groups for 76ers first predraft workout: Andrew Nembhard, Tres Tinkle, Ronshad Shabazz, CJ Elleby, Justin Wright-Foreman, Oshae Brissett pic.twitter.com/cavP054ISV
Sean Bock: I’m told Iowa freshman guard Joe Wieskamp had a workout with the Boston Celtics today and will workout with the Oklahoma City Thunder tomorrow. Wieskamp has not hired an agent but is going through the draft process.
Robert Barbieri: Former Bonnies G/F @Courtney Stockard has a workout with the @celtics Saturday. #NextLevelBonnies
Sam Blum: Bryce Brown has a workout with the Boston Celtics on Saturday and will be working out with the Minnesota Timberwolves early next week.
Jeremiah Martin: First workout was good today with the San Antonio Spurs. Blessed that they brought me in for a workout
Zach Braziller: Former Hofstra star Justin Wright-Foreman worked out for Celtics today. Is signing with Sean Kennedy of Excel Sports. Also has workouts coming up with 76ers and Timberwolves Monday and Tuesday. He will be going to G-League Elite Camp May 13-14 in Chicago. #hofmbb #nbadraft
A. Sherrod Blakely: The current #Celtics may have had the day off, but potential future #Celtics were in town for workouts leading up to the draft, among them being Ole Miss guard Terence Davis who lit up Kentucky (25 pts, 12 reb) in March.
Brad Rowland: Georgia State’s D’Marcus Simonds says he got “banged up” during his workout with the Hawks today. Says everything is fine but has a bit of a limp. This was his first workout with an NBA team.
Justin Felder: NBA league source tells @FOX5Sports former Georgia State star D'Marcus Simonds will work out with #Hawks on Friday.
Wednesday was his sixth NBA workout, his third this spring (he previously auditioned for the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics). Chris Clemons has workouts scheduled with the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves as he awaits whether that combine invitation will come.
AJ Lawson respectfully declined an invitation to the NBA’s G-League Elite Camp and will focus on individual workouts for NBA teams, a USC spokesperson confirmed. That means that Lawson had a chance to advance to the NBA Combine and didn’t take it.
The Gamecocks’ Chris Silva was also invited to the G-League camp. He worked out for the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.
Washington State forward CJ Elleby has hired an agent and plans to work out for a handful of NBA teams in the coming weeks while still preserving his college eligibility, The Spokesman-Review learned Tuesday.
Rod Boone: #Hornets first predraft workout list, scheduled for tomorrow: Nicolas Claxton, F, 6-1, Georgia Chris Clemons, G, 5-9, Campbell Hassani Gravett, G, 6-2, South Carolina Dewan Hernandez, F, 6-11, Miami (FL) Ronshad Shabazz, G, 6-5, App. State LaGerald Vick, G, 6-5, Kansas
Chris Kirschner: The Hawks are bringing in the following for pre-draft workouts on Wednesday: G Ky Bowman (Boston College) G Armoni Brooks (Houston) C Steven Enoch (Louisville) F Caleb Martin (Nevada) G Garrison Mathews (Lipscomb)
Battle did receive an invitation to the G-League Elite Camp, which will be held in Chicago from May 12-14. The G-League camp will include approximately 40 players. Battle’s father, Gary, said he expected that Battle would schedule workouts with 10 to 15 different NBA teams prior to the draft.
The Portland Trail Blazers have waived forward Cameron Oliver, center Chinanu Onuaku and guard Gary Payton II, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
Bobby Marks: The one-year veteran exception for Gerald Green has a “no trade clause” because of the one-year bird restriction. Green can veto any trade.
Bill Oram: One Lakers thing: Jalen Brunson had an individual workout with the Lakers earlier this month. It was not among the workouts the team announced. This doesn't mean they're going to draft him. But it's interesting.
Ohm Youngmisuk: The Lakers brought Arizona's Allonzo Trier in for a second workout this week, according to league sources. The Lakers are looking to improve their shooting and Trier shot better in the second workout than his first according to sources. The 6-5 guard's stock could be rising.
On Tuesday, ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony reported Young worked out privately for the Cavs over the weekend. The team would not confirm the workout, which, assuming the workout did in fact take place is a break from how the team has operated with its pre-draft workouts so far (the Cavs have typically confirmed them afterwards).
The organization hasn't been shy about its affinity for Missouri's Michael Porter Jr (on Tuesday cleveland.com reported the Cavs would likely take him if he's there at No. 8), or about Alabama point guard Collin Sexton -- who so excited Dan Gilbert at his workout that the team owner took to Twitter over him.
Mark Murphy: Among other draft candidates this week, Celtics have worked out a pair of big men - Iceland seven-footer Tryggvi Hlinason and Michigan's Moritz Wagner.
Sean Deveney: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shed zero light on what he's been up to since declaring for the NBA draft. Said he has worked out for teams, but when asked who, he said, "I can't say that." Asked how many teams he worked out for, he said he couldn't tell that either.
Adam Himmelsbach: Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison said he worked out with the Celtics after declaring last year, but not this year.
Ian Begley: Aaron Holiday, Ray Spalding and Donte Ingram were among the players who worked out for the Knicks on Tuesday, per sources. Holiday, out of UCLA, is one of the top point guards in the draft. Ingram, from Loyola, has impressed teams in workouts and is seen by some of those teams as a potential second-round pick. Spalding, a 6-10 big, averaged 12.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game last season at Louisville. The Knicks have the 9th and 36th picks in Thursday's draft.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Texas A & M's Robert Williams had a second visit with the Clippers on Tuesday, league sources tell ESPN. This one included a conversation with owner Steve Ballmer. Clippers have done significant study of Williams for its picks at 12 and 13.
Darren Wolfson: Also in yesterday to workout for the #Twolves, I hear: two Cincinnati Bearcats in Kyle Washington and Gary Clark. This was Clark's 2nd workout here. Washington played in high school at Benilde St. Margaret's in St. Louis Park. pic.twitter.com/hInA7qyhYN
Trae Young reportedly conducted a “secret workout” with the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, per ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. The Cavs reportedly view Michael Porter Jr. as their top choice; however, point guard is a clear need on the roster should Porter not be available. Thirty-two-year-old George Hill is the only point guard currently under contract for the 2018-19 season.
Nets Daily: The Nets have released and tweeted five videos of their Draft prospects. Not one prospect’s face was shown. Not one. Nets are keeping their Draft plans, their strategy even the players they’re working out VERY closely held. Expect the unexpected.
Chase Hughes: The Wizards will hold another individual workout tomorrow, this time with Boston College forward Jerome Robinson. Likely first round pick.
Jason Quick: Simons had a workout with Memphis, but cancelled to accept Blazers' invitation. "I feel like they wanted me more,'' Simons said of Portland.
Jessica Camerato: Zhaire Smith has been very busy during the pre-draft process. Smith said his workouts have included the Suns, Hornets and Lakers since first workout with the Sixers just last week. Today he worked out a second time in Philadelphia before going to New York for the draft.
Jason Quick: Final draft workout for Blazers today features two marquee names: Bosnian wing Dzanan Musa and teenager Anfernee Simons, who is in Portland for his second workout with Blazers. Simons is the only prospect brought in for two looks.
Rod Beard: #Pistons draft workouts today: Elijah Bryant (BYU). Obi Enechionyia (Temple). Zach Lofton (New Mexico St.). Yante Maten (Georgia). E.C. Matthews (Rhode Island). Nuni Omot (Baylor)
Monte Poole: Draft hopefuls working out for Warriors on Tuesday SG Trevon Bluiett (Xavier) SF Gary Clark (Cincinnati) PF Bonzie Colson (Notre Dame) PF MiKyle McIntosh (Oregon) SG Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Kansas) SG Desi Rodriguez (Seton Hall)
Kerem Kanter, the younger brother of former Thunder center Enes Kanter, was in Oklahoma City on Monday as part of a pre-draft workout with the Thunder, according to Kerem's agent, Hadis Fetic, of Maestro Sports.
September 18, 2021 | 12:10 pm EDT Update
The Rockets have officially re-signed guard Dante Exum and waived Tyler Bey to create a roster space for him, according to the NBA’s transactions log. Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw was the first to report the Bey transaction (Twitter link). With John Wall not expected to play for the team this season as it seeks to trade him, the Rockets were in the market for another point guard. The Rockets’ interest in Exum surfaced on Tuesday.
When the Timberwolves traded up to get Leandro Bolmaro last November in the 2020 NBA Draft (yes, it was less than a year ago… it still feels weird), the question was would it be a year or two before Bolmaro came over from Barcelona to play in the NBA. The answer is one. Minnesota reached a deal and Bolmaro will be with the Timberwolves in training camp, the team announced Saturday. This is not a surprise; he was expected to come over this season. He will be playing on a rookie scale contract.
September 18, 2021 | 8:54 am EDT Update
There are reports that Anthony Davis will play center for the Los Angeles Lakers this coming season with LeBron James taking the power forward position. In the past AD said that he does not love playing the five but can do it if needed. Lakers legend James Worthy thinks that the best option is to use the former number one pick in the post. “I think initiating Anthony Davis in the post is the best option,” Worthy said on Spectrum SportsNet. “I’ve never been one of those players to say ‘I don’t wanna play three, I wanna play four. I wanna play.’ I don’t know what the problem is, maybe who he defends or where he is on the floor. I think the five is a good spot for him. Because other fives don’t have a shot at guarding him.
“You want to make opponents make adjustments. Him at the five shooting three is going to pull Gobert out and they’re going to have to put somebody small on him and he can take advantage of that. I think he needs to look at what position best suits the team and what position best suits how they wanna play before he just says ‘Ahh, one or the other.’”
When these outlandish claims air nationally, it doesn’t take long to go viral on social media. When it does, everyone talks about it and shares it everywhere. When the comments are negative, it can result in fans saying disrespectful things, but this comment did something different. “You got a bunch of white kids that repeat ‘I want Iguodala!’ all the time. That’s just a cool thing about it. But when you break down real basketball. Nah, I wouldn’t do that,” the Warriors vet furthered.
Scottie Barnes: I remember walking into the green room after Adam Silver called my name, and some people from the front office were waiting for me. We were shaking hands, and making introductions, and I was so excited I could barely get the words out. But there was one main thing that I really wanted to get across about myself: I’m ready to work. Not ease into it, not half-do things or make excuses because I’m one of the new guys. I’m ready to work. I’m ready to grind. I’m ready to WIN. And I could tell that the feeling was definitely mutual. So, to the fans, I want y’all to hear it straight from me: I couldn’t be happier to be here in Toronto.
Shane Young: When speaking after today’s event, Jerry West was asked about Steve Ballmer’s passion for the Clippers and the community: “His enthusiasm is real. There’s not one fake thing in him. There’s not. I admire him a lot.”