Darren Wolfson: The #Twolves will have healthy representation next week in Santa Monica and Thousand Oaks for a bunch of agency Pro Days, including getting to see Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura at Wasserman’s on Tuesday morning.
Jovan Buha: The six players the Clippers worked out today, a league source told @TheAthleticLA: - Nick Weiler-Babb (PG, Iowa St.) - Chris Clemons (PG, Campbell) - Charles Matthews (SF, Mich.) - Terry Harris (SG, North Carolina AT&T) - Mamadi Diakite (C, Virginia) - Kenny Wooten (C, Oregon)
Rod Boone: Maryland's Bruno Fernando is among the players #Hornets are bringing in for tomorrow's pre-draft workout. The others: Shizz Alston, Temple Raaesan Davis, NCCU Justin Simon, St. John’s Lamar Stevens, Penn State Keyshawn Woods, Ohio State
Jovan Buha: North Carolina AT&T shooting guard Terry Harris, the 6-foot-6 younger brother of Tobias Harris, will work out today for the Clippers, per a league source. He has several other team workouts scheduled within the next few weeks.
Powell will take part in the Roc Nation Pro Day on May 28 in Los Angeles and then decide after that. “He’ll decide on the 29th what he’s going to do,” a source close to Powell said. This week he worked out for Brooklyn, Charlotte and Sacramento. He had previously worked out for Oklahoma City and Atlanta, and also impressed at the G League Elite Camp in Chicago although he wasn’t invited to the main NBA Combine.
College of Charleston’s Jarrell Brantley will work out for the Philadelphia 76ers, according to someone with knowledge of the team schedule.
Brantley has already worked out for the Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Charlotte Hornets. The person told Sixers Wire that Brantley will next work out for the Phoenix Suns as well as the L.A. Clippers before meeting with Philly.
Daniels declared for the NBA Draft after the season and worked out for the Boston Celtics. He kept open the possibility that he could return to Tulane but it was his one visit, to Villanova and coach Jay Wright, that convinced him to move on.
Ian Begley: Nets GM Sean Marks is among many execs at Priority Sports Pro Day today. Knicks and Nets - & likely the 28 other teams - have execs there. Brandon Clarke, Carsen Edwards, Bruno Fernando, Ethan Happ, Ty Jerome, Isaiah Roby, Admiral Schofield, Max Strus, Dylan Windler are there.
Shaw’s Amir Hinton has spent the last month traveling across the country working out for NBA teams ahead of the draft. His most recent workout was for Sacramento Kings and he spoke to the media about trying to make the most of his opportunity. Hinton has previously worked out for several teams, including the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and several others.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Former Arkansas big man Daniel Gafford (@Dan_G33) will have a pre-draft workout with Boston, per source. His total vertical reach was the second-highest among all participants at the NBA combine, trailing only 7-foot-7 prospect Tacko Fall. bit.ly/2X3wufa #Celtics
Sean Deveney: The Celtics held a workout on Thursday that included Kansas G Devon Dotson, source told SN. He's now had 8 workouts including Atlanta produced well at the predraft Combine in Chicago. He's still considering a return to Kansas and will decide next week.
NBA prospect Terence Davis recently had a workout with the Golden State Warriors, according to a person with knowledge of the schedule. The person told USA TODAY Sports Media Group’s Warriors Wire on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on this matter. Davis had previously worked out with the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics.
Ryan McDonald: Utah's Donnie Tillman is working out for the Jazz tomorrow. Syracuse's Oshae Brissett and Gonzaga's Zach Norvell are potentially interesting prospects who will also be there
Virginia Cavaliers forward Mamadi Diakite is testing the 2019 NBA Draft waters while leaving the door open to returning to UVA for his senior season. On Monday and Wednesday, Diakite worked out for the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings.
Wednesday, EJ Montgomery worked out for the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs own the rights to the Nos. 19, 29 and 49 picks in this year's draft.
Adam Zagoria: Brian Bowen worked out for the Pacers Tuesday and has ones lined up with Utah, Golden State, and Sacramento, per league source.
Mays did confirm that he's visited and worked out for five NBA teams: the Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks.
Jason Anderson: The Kings’ pre-draft workout Thursday will include Tacko Fall, a 7-foot-7, 289-pound center from UCF. Averaged 11.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks as a senior.
During the combine, Ky Bowman had individual interviews with the Heat and Warriors. He also has had private workouts with the Hawks, Nets, and Timberwolves, and will have more as the June 20 draft approaches.
So far, Matt Mooney has worked out for two NBA teams: the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks. He also has multiple workouts lined up for the future with teams that include: the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Detroit Pistons, and the Miami Heat.
Jordan Schultz: Purdue-FW SG John Konchar has #Celtics’ workout Thurs, per source. Konchar has worked out for the #Hawks/#Raptors this week - along w/#Clippers/#Nets. He measured over 6-5 w/a near 6-9 wingspan; only player NCAA history to amass 2k pts/1k reb/500 assists/200 steals @johnkonchar
Rod Beard: #Pistons work out Bruno Fernando, Daniel Gafford in search for backup big man: detroitnews.com/story/sports/n… via @detroitnews pic.twitter.com/pHOU2chz44
Jordan Schultz: #Tennessee forward Grant Williams worked out for the #Warriors today, per source. Williams (19 PPG, 8 RPG, 56 percent FGs, 82 percent FTs) was the first back-to-back SEC POY since 1995 and was a consensus first-team All-American for the Vols.
Mike Wilson: Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams both posted pictures from workouts with the Golden State Warriors today. The duo got back together in the Bay, it appears.
Mike Vorkunov: Heard that the Knicks have pre-draft workouts lined up with Wofford guard Fletcher Magee and Wichita State forward Markis McDuffie. Magee has the NCAA record for 3s.
Adam Zagoria: Former @StJohnsBBall G Justin Simon works out for Charlotte on Sunday and the Nets in Mid-June, per league source
While exiting the workout may have been a letdown, Derrik Smits will be returning to Indianapolis for the upcoming basketball season. The son of the "Dunking Dutchman" said he fully expects to withdraw from the draft and play for the Bulldogs next season. The Pacers were the only workout he had scheduled.
Darren Wolfson: The #Twolves have a bunch of draft prospects in town today for workouts, including former #Badgers star Ethan Happ. He was due in previously, but had to reschedule. #AllEyesNorth
Dylan Windler now travels to Chicago, where he is staying ahead of the draft to train with fellow clients of Priority Sports & Entertainment and agent Mark Bartelstein. He will then visit with the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics.
Tony Jones: Hearing Purdue star Carsen Edwards will be working out for the Utah Jazz sometime in the coming week
Zach Braziller: St Johns guard Shamorie Ponds has a workout with Warriors Wednesday. Worked out for Bulls Monday. #sjubb
Adam Zagoria: Tacko Fall will likely have his Pro Day next week and then workout for the #Knicks the week after, per league source. Knicks eyeing him with the No. 55 pick if he’s there.
Darnell Mayberry: The Bulls continued pre-draft workouts Monday with two groups of six. First group: Clayton Custer (Loyola), Quentin Grimes (Kansas), Charles Matthews (Michigan), Derek Pardon (Northwestern), Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s), Silvio De Sousa (Kansas)
Darnell Mayberry: Second group from Monday: Amir Hinton (Shaw), Dedric Lawson (Kansas), Javin DeLaurier (Duke), Justin James (Wyoming), Miye Oni (Yale) Simi Shittu (Vanderbilt)
Chris Fischer: Former #Canes star Dewan Hernandez impressed at #NBACombine, earning tryouts w/ 5 teams already including #Nets today, #Raptors tomorrow. Agent tells me the Norland High product is scheduled for 10 more workouts. @NBC6Sports
Mike Vorkunov: Knicks have an early June workout scheduled with Texas PG Kerwin Roach Jr., according to a source. They interviewed him at Portsmouth Invitational. They worked out Roach pre-draft last spring too. He averaged 14.6 ppg, 3.2 apg, and shot 35.5% on 3s as a senior.
Adam Zagoria: .@SetonHallMBB G @Myles_Powell worked out for the Nets today and has the Hornets Tuesday and then the Kings on Thursday.
Zach Braziller: Seton Hall’s Myles Powell worked out for the #nets today, per his Instagram account. #shbb
The Pacers will hold their first two workouts in preparation for the 2019 NBA Draft on Tuesday, May 21 at St. Vincent Center. The first workout group includes Brian Bowen II (Australia), Ty Jerome (Virginia), Jaylen Nowell (Washington), Josh Perkins (Gonzaga), Dylan Windler (Belmont), and Justin Wright-Foreman (Hofstra).
The second workout group includes Nicolas Claxton (Georgia), Carsen Edwards (Purdue), C.J. Elleby (Washington State), Martin Krampelj (Creighton), Derrick Smits (Butler), and Lamar Stevens (Penn State).
Keith Langlois: Ignas Brazdeikis on decision to stay or return to Ann Arbor: "Definitely leaning toward staying in for sure." Worked out for Pistons today.
Rod Boone: Tomorrow's #Hornets pre-draft workout list: Dedric Lawson, Kansas, Marial Shayok, Iowa State, Jessie Govan.,Georgetown, Francis Alonso, UNC Greensboro, Jalek Felton, BC Nokia/UNC Charlotte, Myles Powell, Seton Hall
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
July 27, 2021 | 11:06 am EDT Update
New York will pursue Evan Fournier in free agency and are considering making a push for Spencer Dinwiddie, according to sources. Dinwiddie declined his player option for $12.3 million with Brooklyn Nets to become an unrestricted free agent.
The Boston Celtics acquired Fournier from the Orlando Magic in March. He’ll become an unrestricted free agent. The French guard, who helped his native country upset the U.S. in the Olympics earlier this week, is expected to ask for around $18 million per season, while Dinwiddie’s asking price is $25 million per, sources say.
If they lose Ball and miss on Lowry, the Pelicans might be on the lookout for Spencer Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie is looking for big money; in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, he tossed out a five-year, $125 million contract as what he would be looking for to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets.
A reasonable number of these players are expected to move in August with potentially more being involved in trades. Collin Sexton of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves are among those who so far have been floated on the trade market.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Bryn Forbes is declining his player option for the 2021-22 season and will become an unrestricted free agent, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Forbes played a significant role off the bench as the Bucks delivered the franchise’s first NBA championship in 50 years. He had his most efficient NBA season in several offensive categories, including 3-point percentage and true shooting percentage. Forbes, 28, was fourth in the NBA in 3-point shooting (45.2%) — and third best among players with 200-plus attempts. Forbes averaged 12.2 points on 48% 3-point shooting in February when starting guard Jrue Holiday was sidelined.
Davis suffered a knee sprain in Game 3 but played through the pain in Game 4; however, he took a hard fall in Game 4 and suffered a groin strain. From that moment on, the balance of the firepower tilted towards Phoenix, who ensued to blow out the Lakers in the final games of the series. Though it’ll never be known how things would’ve transpired with a healthy Davis, Metta World Peace believes the Lakers would’ve advanced when discussing his thoughts on the Bucks-Suns matchup and Giannis Antetokounmpo being a great player, via Chris Sheridan of BasketballNews.com: “Now imagine, Giannis, one of the greatest players in the league, doesn’t really have to go up against the greatest team, then you would say Giannis was going to win. Because the Lakers got hurt. The Lakers were going to beat Phoenix before Anthony Davis got hurt.”
The Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of hiring Igor Kokoskov to join Jason Kidd’s coaching staff, sources confirmed to ESPN. Kokoskov, whose two decades of NBA experience includes a one-season stint as the Phoenix Suns’ head coach, has a strong relationship with Mavs superstar Luka Doncic stemming from his time coaching the Slovenian national team. Kokoskov coached Slovenia for two years, culminating with the EuroBasket 2017 title, when Doncic and Goran Dragic led the nation to its first championship in that event.
Ahead of the 2021 NBA draft, projected top overall pick Cade Cunningham has signed a multiyear footwear and apparel endorsement deal with Nike. After a COVID-19-impacted market found a majority of last season’s rookies playing out the 2020-21 season without a sneaker deal, brands are now returning to aggressively sign top players heading into this week’s draft. Nike had its eyes set on Cunningham, who starred at Nike-sponsored Oklahoma State University and has long had an affinity for the brand. “More than anything, they show that athletes are more than just athletes,” Cunningham told ESPN. “They really put the right message out for people to see. That was important to me. … I felt like it was a perfect match for me.”