Rod Beard: #Pistons will have two predraft workouts today. Group 1: SF Ignas Brazdeikis (Michigan), SF Louis King (Oregon), C Naz Reid (LSU), PG Andrew Nembhard (Florida), PG Justin Robinson (VA Tech), C Marques Bolden (Duke)
Ian Begley: Tacko Fall’s workout with the Knicks, which was scheduled for today, has been postponed due to travel issues, per SNY sources. It’s expected to be rescheduled. Fall, the 7-7 C from Central Florida, impressed some NBA talent evaluators at G League Elite Camp & NBA Draft Combine.
Darnell Mayberry: The Bulls will continue their pre-draft workouts with two group sessions Monday at the Advocate Center. Among those Chicago will see up close: former Loyola point guard and Final Four hero Clayton Custer.
Jason Anderson: Update: Armoni Brooks will replace Anthony Cowan in the Kings’ pre-draft workout Monday.
Brian Seltzer: 76ers announce participants for second predraft workout, which will be held tomorrow am at Training Complex: Ky Bowman (Boston College) Tookie Brown (Georgia Southern) Zylan Cheatham (Arizona State) Terance Mann (Florida State) Marial Shayok (Iowa State) Max Strus (DePaul)
Chris Kirschner: The Hawks will work out the following players tomorrow: (F) Aric Holman, Miss. State (F) Tres Tinkle, Oregon State (F) Obi Toppin, Dayton (G) Devon Dotson, Kansas (G) John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne (G) Payton Prichard, Oregon
John Alfes: Tyler Herro will work out with #Celtics, #Pacers, #Timberwolves, #Heat and #Magic leading up to #NBADraft.
Utah State center Neemias Queta is currently participating in the NBA Combine in Chicago. While there, the Portuguese big man has reportedly received offers from four NBA teams to go through workouts — the Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks.
Jordan Schultz: #Vanderbilt PF Simi Shittu is in Chicago to workout for the #Bulls tomorrow, per a source. Shittu, 19, is a former McDonald’s All-American. The 6-9 1/2 Canadian (7-1 1/4 wingspan) averaged nearly 11 PPG and 6.7 RPG for the Commodores as a freshman. @LanX_Sims
Robert Barbieri: Former Bonnies F @Ladarien Griffin has a workout with the @sixers this Tuesday. #NextLevelBonnies
Sherrell D. McMillan: Nassir Little's first team workout will be with the Minnesota Timberwolves, a source told @InsideCarolina. Minnesota has the No. 11 pick in next month's NBA Draft.
Mike Vorkunov: Michigan's Ignas Brazdeikis says he met w/ 13 teams this week. Has workouts scheduled with Pistons & Utah. He was asked: "What would you do if you're locked in a car and you had a hammer." He thought smash his way out but seems simply unlocking the door is the right answer.
Once he leaves Illinois, Dewan Hernandez is off to New York for his first pre-draft workout with the Brooklyn Nets. After he spent the past few months as a mystery, Hernandez is finally back on the NBA radar.
The following is a list of scheduled attendees for the first Sacramento Kings Pre-Draft workout, which will take place at the Kings Practice Facility on May 20. Anthony Cowan (G – 6’0” 170 lbs.) Maryland Jon Axel Gudmundsson (G – 6’4” 190 lbs.) Davidson Xavier Sneed (F – 6’5” 210 lbs.) Kansas State Yoeli Childs (F – 6’8” 225 lbs.) BYU Reggie Perry (C – 6’8” 239 lbs.) Mississippi State Kevin Samuel (C – 6’11” 250 lbs.) TCU
A. Sherrod Blakely: Tyler Herro spoke with the #Celtics at the combine and said they will be among the handful of teams he will workout for leading up to next month's #NBADRAFT.
Keith Pompey: Former #Oregon forward Louis King said he has a workout scheduled with the #Sixers during the #NBA predraft process. pic.twitter.com/itCzFGay9F
Rick Bonnell: Brandon Clarke said Thursday he has a workout scheduled with the @Charlotte Hornets. Two other forwards or centers to expect at Spectrum Center: Maryland's Bruno Fernando and Arkansas's Daniel Gafford.
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.
August 13, 2022 | 2:04 am EDT Update
ClutchPoints: “From what I’m told, the two former teammates are back on good terms now despite [James] Harden forcing his way out of Brooklyn.” @ramonashelburne on the Sixers’ reported interest in trading for Kevin Durant.
After speaking with children during the Jr. Celtics camp, Grant Williams was asked how he felt about the trade rumors involving Brown. Williams responded by talking about the business side of the NBA while also praising Brown’s mindset and value as a player. “I feel like JB is mature in his mindset, and he knows that. I talk to him, texted him, reach out of as often as I can. It’s one of those things. It’s the league. It’s a business. It’s one of those things that you can’t be discouraged by because we love JB. It also shows how valuable he is.”
Obviously, Durant is one of the greatest players of all time. Williams explained that Brown having his name mentioned as the potential centerpiece in a deal for Durant just shows how great the Celtics star is. “It kind of shows how valuable he is. The fact that, top-10 player in the world, you’re the focal point. It’s one of those things, I remember, back in the day with Al Jefferson and KG [Kevin Garnett]. It’s one of those things where you’re like, ‘oh dang, Al Jefferson.’ It’s not even like a difference,” said Williams.
“I think he’s going to approach it even better. He’s going to take it with a competitive mindset, too. So, if it doesn’t work out, which, I don’t know what it is or not, I’m not involved in none of those processes,” stated Williams. “But I think that he’s going to come back with a chip on his shoulder, and I love that. Because I know how JB responds, and he’s going to be very, very, very, very secure because he’s secure of himself and he’s secure of what he’s going to be.”
Green then admitted that it’s usually him who takes the high road. Curry and Thompson don’t always clap back, so when they do, Dray knows that he has to take a step back in order to avoid an escalation: “That’s just not how we roll,” Green said. “So I usually do the majority of the talking most the time. It either leads to us having a conversation and discussing what I think and what they think and how we can figure it out. If it’s in a heated battle, a heat-of-the-moment situation and I’m like ‘Klay stop shooting the ball’ and he cuss and yell back, then we just keep it pushing and I run on and he run on. Or if I say something to Steph and he gets mad and snaps back every two blue moons then he says something back and I just run off and go about my day.”
It was at this point where Wade decided to drop a shocking truth bomb about how the hatred for the Heat was racially motivated: “We knew that some of the hate was because of our skin color,” he claimed. “Because of being Black men and deciding to control the fate of our careers. … So, when we had the power, when we had the moment, we took it. But some of the hate came because we were three Black guys who decided and changed the way that the NBA probably would ever be because of that decision.”
Dwyane Wade recently made a guest appearance on JJ Redick’s The Old Man & The Three podcast, and it was an opportunity for the Heat icon to get brutally honest with his thoughts on why their Big 3 garnered so much hate. Wade was quick to point out that the way they teamed up to win a title wasn’t much different from how other iconic teams did it in the past (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter): “If you think about it, no one gives backlash to any championships that Larry Bird won, that Magic Johnson won, that Michael Jordan won,” Wade said. “… You don’t win championships without playing with other guys that are great, first of all.”
Clutch Points: Brandon Jennings has some thoughts on the state of today’s NBA… 🤔 Jennings mentions that he feels Chris Paul and LeBron James were among those who contributed to turning the NBA into a “player’s league,” which has hurt the league. (via @Tuff__Crowd) pic.twitter.com/0fKrdStGsK