Ian Begley: Knicks will be among teams at NBA Draft Pro…

Ian Begley: Knicks will be among teams at NBA Draft Pro Day on Friday in Miami featuring the following players: Daniel Gafford, Jeff Thomas, Namon Wright, Ty Cockfield, Aric Holman, Jared Harper, Isaiah Reese, D’Marcus Simmonds, Kevaughn Allen, Dylan Osetkowski, Nick Perkins, Tremont Waters

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Amr Mansour: Raleigh native Chris Clemons (Campbell) of 540 Sports & JCK Sports has excelled in pre-draft workouts with the following: Rockets, Celtics, Timberwolves, Hornets, Jazz, Warriors, Clippers, Kings and Magic. Upcoming workouts: 6/10- Mavericks, 6/15- Lakers, 6/19- Celtics
Michigan State guard Matt McQuaid was another workout participant on Tuesday. He’s not projected to be drafted, but like his time with the Spartans, McQuaid is looking to eke out a niche for himself in the NBA — possibly as an undrafted free agent. “Just keeping the underdog mentality and the edge at MSU that you play with and learn when you’re there,” McQuaid said. “Just being tough and doing the little things and paying attention to detail and do all the things that help you stand out.”
We reported last week that Kentucky power forward P.J. Washington will work out for the Heat in June, according to a source. And ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony reported Tuesday that Washington’s workout for the Heat will be Sunday and the first of six private workouts for one of three Kentucky players expected to go in the first round of the June 20 draft. Washington is among several players expected to receive strong consideration for the Heat’s pick at No. 13.
Brian Seltzer: 76ers have announced their 4th predraft workout. Scheduled invitees are: Eric Carter (Delaware). Carsen Edwards (Purdue). Jonathan Kasibabu (Fairfield). CJ Massinburg (Buffalo). Charles Matthews (Michigan). Quinndary Weatherspoon (Mississippi State). #HereTheyCome
Mark Murphy: This morning's Celtics pre-draft workouts: Kevin Porter Jr (USC), Lu Dort (Arizona State), Tyler Herro (Kentucky), Talen Horton-Tucker (Iowa State), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Virginia Tech), Skyler Flatten (South Dakota State)
Rod Beard: #Pistons predraft workouts today: G Sedrick Barefield (Utah). F Darius Bazley (Princeton HS). C Kevarrius Hayes (Florida). C Nick Mayo (E. Kentucky). G Matt McQuaid (Michigan State). F Milik Yarbrough (Illinois).
He matched up with Cameroonian-born prospect Paul Eboua during the workout. Franks measured at nearly 6-foot-9 with shoes at the G League Elite Camp, where he also showed off his long frame with his 7-foot-3 wingspan.
Darren Wolfson: Former #Gophers draft updates: Jordan Murphy has workouts this week with the Nets and his hometown Spurs. The latter, I bet, will be very cool for him. Amir Coffey works out for the Hornets tomorrow. They publicly announced that.
Early in the offseason, San Antonio Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford was overseas scouting NBA prospect Luka Samanic. Now it seems the European star is in San Antonio for a pre-draft workout. Recently, Samanic posted a photo of his arrival in San Antonio.
Darnell Mayberry: The Bulls continued pre-draft workouts Monday with a group of six prospects: Vic Law (Northwestern) Luke Maye (UNC) Jaylen Nowell (Washington) Lamar Peters (Mississippi State) Jordan Poole (Michigan) Justin Simon (St. John’s)
Jason Anderson: The Kings will hold their ninth predraft workout Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/DmJRJBvB99

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Eric Walden: These six players will work out for the Jazz on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/th2nz6X0qY

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Chase Hughes: Tomorrow’s Wizards pre-draft workout is another one with options for the second round and their G-League/Summer League teams: Raasean Davis (NC Central), Garrison Mathews (Lipscomb), Matt Morgan (Cornell), Marcquise Reed (Clemson), BJ Stith (ODU), James Thompson IV (E Mich)
Josh Robbins: The Magic just finished a predraft workout of: F Darius Bazley, Princeton HS. F Jaylen Hoard, Wake Forest. W Keldon Johnson, Kentucky. F Terance Mann, Florida St. F Kezie Okpala, Stanford. W/F Miye Oni, Yale.
Jay King: The Celtics draft workout today includes: Admiral Schofield - Tennessee Jason Burnell - Jacksonville St Jordan Bone - Tennessee Milik Yarbrough - Illinois St Oshae Brissett - Syracuse Ty Jerome - Virginia
Andrew Joe Potter: The Raptors are hosting 6 prospects for pre-draft workouts tomorrow: - Ky Bowman, Boston College - Lindell Wigginton, Iowa State - Aubrey Dawkins, UCF - Amir Coffey, Minnesota - Kenny Wooten, Oregon - Tariq Owens, Texas Tech
Jonathan Wasserman: Celtics and Warriors have both requested second workouts with Terence Davis, per source. Arguably the biggest pre-draft riser after initially being left off NBA combine list.
Chris Kirschner: The Hawks will workout the following players tomorrow: Tyus Battle (Syracuse) Bryce Brown (Auburn) Bruno Fernando (Maryland) Daniel Gafford (Arkansas) Cody Martin (Nevada) Marcel Ponitka (Arka Gdynia - Poland)
Tony Jones: Terence Davis, a combo guard from Ole Miss, will work out for the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, league sources tell The Athletic. The Jazz have previously interviewed Davis, who has been asked to second workouts with the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors
Jordan Schultz: Per source, USF PG Frankie Ferrari is working out for the following teams: #Kings — 6/3 #Warriors — 6/4 #Magic — 6/7 #Jazz — 6-8 Ferrari (15 PPG, 6 APG on 40 percent 3s as a senior) is a two-time First-Team All-WCC performer. @FrankieFerrari2
Keith Pompey: @Terry Harris, one of #Sixers forward @Tobias Harris’ brothers, will participate in Monday’s Sixers’ predraft workout. The former @ncatsuaggies 6-6 swingman worked out for the #Suns today. Another brother, @Tyler Harris, participated in this weekend’s #Sixers free-agency workouts.
David Baumann: Source: @UCF_MBB 7’6” legend @Tacko Fall will work out for the @Orlando Magic Monday. Fall averaged a steady 10.1 PPG, 7.7 RPG & 2.4 BLK over his four-year collegiate career. #PureMagic
“I’m a two-way player, an elite two-way player,” Culver said. “I can score and I can play defense. I feel like people see that a lot in me.” The 20-year-old worked out in an individual setting for the Lakers’ brass, including general manager Rob Pelinka and head coach Frank Vogel. Also present in the gym: superstar LeBron James. “I know LeBron plays here, but I didn’t expect him to be here,” Culver said. “You’re kinda shocked at first, like that’s LeBron James.”

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Earlier today, we reported that former Arkansas big man Daniel Gafford would join Kansas guard Lagerald Vick at the team workout later today. According to a person who has direct knowledge of the team schedule, the full list includes Michigan guard Jordan Poole, Charleston forward Jarrell Brantley as well as potential first-round picks Talen Horton-Tucker and Jalen McDaniels.
Alex Kennedy: The Los Angeles Clippers are holding a pre-draft workout today with Dontay Carruthers, Sedrick Barefield, Ahmed Hill, Cody Martin, Daulton Hommes and Dean Wade, per sources.
Projected first-rounder Daniel Gafford will work out for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, according to someone with knowledge of the team schedule.
Omari Sanfoka II: Grizzlies will host closed workouts for the following players tomorrow: Shaq Buchanan (Murray State) Jalek Felton (Union Olimpija) JaKeenan Gant (Louisiana) Matt Mooney (Texas Tech) Lindell Wigginton (Iowa State) Kenny Wooten (Oregon)
Sean Cunningham: Saturday’s Kings pre-draft workout in Sacramento: Frankie Ferrari (G – 6’1” San Francisco) Josh Perkins (G – 6’3” Gonzaga) Zach Norvell (G – 6’5.5” Gonzaga) Charlie Brown (G – 6’7” St. Joseph’s) Dewan Hernandez (F – 6’10” Miami) Sacha Killeya-Jones (F – 6’11” Kentucky)
James H. Williams: Kyle Allman Jr. of Cal State Fullerton will have a predraft workout with both teams playing in the #NBAFinals , the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. He will also workout for the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat.
Tommy Beer: An interesting note here from Jonathan Givony: The Grizzlies have requested to have R.J. Barrett in for a private workout, but Barrett has declined... Would lend credence to the report that Barrett does prefer to land in New York with the Knicks.
Chris Kirschner: While in Atlanta for his draft workout, San Diego State forward Jalen McDaniels had a private lunch with Travis Schlenk. McDaniels is projected as a second-round pick.
The Lakers will host their first individual workout prior to the 2019 NBA Draft, as Texas Tech shooting guard Jarrett Culver will audition at UCLA Health Training Center on Saturday. Fresh off leading his hometown Red Raiders to their first NCAA championship appearance in school history, Culver will look to show off his skills for the Lakers, who own the fourth-overall draft pick for June 20.
DaQuan Jeffries, Guard, 21, 6-5, 216, Senior, Tulsa. Jeffries participated in a group workout with the Nets, league sources told The Athletic. After earning Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team honors, Jeffries was recognized as a top performer at the G League Elite Camp and advanced to the NBA Draft Combine.
Jessie Govan, Center, 21, 6-10, 255, Senior, Georgetown. Govan participated in a group workout with the Nets, league sources told The Athletic. Considered more of a traditional center earlier in his career at Georgetown, Govan expanded his game beyond the 3-point line this season shooting 41.2 percent on 3.5 attempts per game.
Josh Robbins: Maryland center Bruno Fernando, who worked out for Orlando today, said he's also worked out for Boston, Charlotte and Detroit. He said he has workouts scheduled with Atlanta, Indiana, Minnesota, San Antonio and Utah.
Ja Morant said he was not sure which teams he might visit - his agency, Tandem Sports, is still planning that, and Morant might not need to work out at all. "If my agency decides that I will work out with a team," he said, "it will probably be the top three. But I guess soon we'll see."
Some of that came from his time spent with Chris Paul at the CP3 camp last summer. That's where he better learned how to play off ball screens, a staple of being a point guard in the NBA. "I loved how Chris Paul was hands-on with everybody," Morant said, "and what I learned the most was handling the ball-screen situations. I know at Murray we run a lot of ball screens. So we watched film. He showed us how he attacked screens, what he was trying to read on the floor, and that's what I took most from that camp."
Evan Fitzgerald: Former @FSUHoops and @MVABasketball star Christ Koumadje has workouts lined up w/ NBA teams like Philly and the Lakers.
Indiana forward Juwan Morgan has three upcoming workouts with NBA teams scheduled, NBA sources tell Peegs.com. Morgan currently is scheduled to workout for the Phoenix Suns on Friday, the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, June 4, and the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, June 5.
The following is a list of scheduled attendees for the fifth Sacramento Kings Pre-Draft workout, which will take place at the Kings Practice Facility on Thursday, May 30. Alex Robinson (G – 6’1” 176 lbs.) TCU Justin Wright-Foreman (G – 6’1” 185 lbs.) Hofstra Justin James (G – 6’7” 183 lbs.) Wyoming Jaylen Hoard (F – 6’9” 213 lbs.) Wake Forest Dean Wade (F – 6’10” 225 lbs.) Kansas State Bennie Boatwright (F – 6’10” 232 lbs.) USC
Ian Begley: The Knicks plan to visit in-person with Duke’s Cam Reddish ahead of the draft, per SNY sources. New York has the No. 3 overall pick and attended RJ Barrett’s Pro Day Tuesday. New York will also workout Jarrett Culver, sources say. Reddish is a projected top-10 pick.
Heat officials already have had a long look at three Kentucky prospects who could all go in the teens of the June 20 NBA Draft. And they’re going to get an even closer look in the weeks ahead. The Heat, which has the 13th overall pick, has scheduled a private workout and visit in South Florida with Kentucky forward PJ Washington, according to a league source. Miami also plans to bring in Kentucky guard Tyler Herro, according to NEO Sports Inside’s John Alfes. And the Heat has shown interest in scheduling a South Florida visit and workout with Kentucky 6-6 swingman Keldon Johnson, though nothing was booked as of late last week.
Zach Braziller: St Johns guard Justin Simon has workout for Celtics today. Also has Bulls and Clippers this week. #sjubb
Ian Begley: SNY sources: the Knicks have a June 5 workout scheduled with Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver. Some members of NYK’s front office are high on the 6-6 shooting guard from Texas Tech. NYK has the No. 3 pick in the draft.
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Of course, the Nets will have their excuses to lean on in the event they are eliminated by the Bucks. Irving’s ankle sprain was a dramatic game-changer in this series, and though Harden looked physically better in Game 6 than he did in Game 5, he still wasn’t half the force he was with two healthy legs. “It’s not even about rust,” Harden said. “It’s about being able to move. … I’m out there to do whatever it takes to win. I’ve got to be better on both sides of the ball, which I will be for Game 7.”
Not yet. Not at a championship level. And, honestly, probably not near a championship level. “This one … this is going to eat at me for a long time,” Mitchell said. “Even when I go to the grocery store, I’m going to be thinking about this.” The Utah Jazz were spectacular on Friday night. Spectacular in building a 75-50 lead. Spectacular in blowing almost all of that lead in less than 12 minutes and allowing a Los Angeles team missing Kawhi Leonard to make them look like one of the worst defensive groups on Earth.
“It was a tough night for us all the way around,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “We called timeouts to adjust how we defended. We tried stunting defensively. We went zone. But we got into full rotations and help situations, and we gave up looks trying to protect the rim. It was just a tough night. We were trying to guard the ball, and we struggled to stay in front. When Rudy came over to protect the rim, Mann made shots. Everybody made shots. Seventy-four percent from 3-point range is an unusual number. But there were things we didn’t execute on.”
George spent a lot of time with Mann at the beginning of the 2019 season, when he was working his way back from shoulder surgery. “T-Mann was like my sparring partner,” George said. “His tenacity was what I needed to get me back playing at an elite level. We challenged each other. I hope I was able to pass some things off to him. “He works on his game so much. One of the best young players that I’ve been around. Reminds me a lot of myself. He puts the work in. So, we tell him, we come out here, you work so hard, for what? Come out here and show it.”
“Happy to get the monkey off the Clippers back a little bit,” Jackson said. “But we are striving for more. This group, we have been hungry for one thing coming into the season, and it’s just still in the front of our mind and we just want to get better. Continue to come in here and get better each and every day. Excited to get home. Watch some film. Try to dissect it. Excited for our coaching staff to do the same and for us all to come as collective minds tomorrow to see what we’ve been doing well in this series, take something else from this series to go into the next one. We are going to enjoy it. It’s right back into playing another great team in Phoenix in two days. So we are getting ready for the challenge.”
“I know the Lakers are out and there’s a lot of Laker fans here,” said Clippers coach Tyronn Lue, who played on the Lakers’ 2001 NBA championship team. “But once the Lakers are gone, if we’re not playing the Lakers, you should be cheering for the Clippers because it’s all in one city. I can just feel the love and I’m very happy and proud of our guys.”