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
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.
Rick Bonnell: Hornets workout tomorrow includes Jalen Lecque, who was headed to N.C. State, but instead chose out of prep school to enter the NBA draft. pic.twitter.com/aOnT0Ni20s
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
Jonathan Wasserman: Potential first-rounder Dylan Windler expected to work out for Brooklyn Nets today, Sixers Thursday, Celtics (for 2nd time) this weekend.
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).
John Karalis: Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett works out with Boston Celtics with eye on growing Canadian basketball s.masslive.com/eLsVPiZ
Former Washington State forward Robert Franks is one of several NBA prospects who have had a pre-draft workout with the Boston Celtics.
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.
Chris Kirschner: Texas center Jaxson Hayes is expected in Atlanta for a private workout tomorrow morning, per source.
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.
Zach Braziller: Former Hofstra guard Justin Wright Foreman worked out for Lakers today and has Clippers tomorrow. #hofmbb
Chase Hughes: The Wizards have a pre-draft workout scheduled with Kevin Porter Jr. of USC in the middle of the month, NBCSW has learned.
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
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.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Duke forward RJ Barrett – the presumptive No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft – will make a visit to the New York Knicks early next week for meetings, medical evaluation and light court work, league sources tell ESPN. The Knicks are selecting third in this month's draft.
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
Jason Anderson: Update: Harry Froling will participate in the Kings’ pre-draft workout Monday instead of Sacha Killeya-Jones.
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.”
Adam Zagoria: All-Big Ten forward Juwan Morgan (Indiana) has added the Suns, Pacers, and Bulls to an already busy workout schedule that includes the Grizzlies, TWolves, Jazz, Kings and others. Morgan is viewed as one the best passing bigs in the 2019 draft.
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.
Keith Pompey: #LSU PF @Naz Reid and #ArizonaState G @Luguentz Dort are scheduled to work out for the #Sixers on Monday as part of the team’s #NBA predraft workout.
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.
However, below is a look at prospects the Nets have reportedly worked out and four additional players they’ve brought in according to sources on The Athletic. Prospects staying in the draft. Brandon Clarke, Forward, 22, 6-8, 207, Junior, Gonzaga. Clarke, who is currently projected to go No. 18 to the Pacers in my latest mock draft, is a player the Nets may consider with the 17th overall pick.
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.
Jason Anderson: The Kings will hold another pre-draft workout Friday: Ky Bowman, G, 6-1, Boston College (Vecenie #42), Justin Robinson, G, 6-2.5, Virginia Tech, Brandon Randolph, G, 6-5, Arizona, Marial Shayok, F, 6-5.5, Iowa State, Donta Hall, C, 6-10, Alabama, Josh Sharma C, 7-0, Stanford
Chris Kirschner: The Hawks will workout the following players tomorrow: (F) Brandon Clarke, Gonzaga, (F) Louis King, Oregon, (G) Jaylen Hands, UCLA, (F) Jalen McDaniels, San Diego St., (F) Eric Paschall, Villanova, (F) Grant Williams, Tennessee
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
Olgun Uluc: William McDowell-White has locked in two NBA pre-draft workouts, per a source: Toronto Raptors (June 4) and Charlotte Hornets (June 6). He’s currently in the process of confirming a few others.
Jabari Young: #Spurs doing their due diligence over the last few days. Told front office officials and team scouts attended the Roc Nation Sports workouts to watch prospects like USC’s Kevin Porter Jr. and attended Wasserman’s workouts as well. All in Cali.
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.
Barry Jackson: Per source, Heat has booked a June 15 pre-draft workout with former UM forward Dewan Hernandez.
Several Heat executives — including Andy Elisburg and Adam Simon — watched North Carolina swingman Nassir Little in a workout in Las Vegas on Monday, and he remains in play for the Heat’s pick at No. 13. Miami has expressed interest in bringing him to South Florida for a visit, but Little is still formulating a workout schedule.
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.
June 2, 2023 | 8:01 pm EDT Update
James Borrego and Terry Stotts potential hires as assistants for Milwaukee
Griffin and the Bucks will now work toward securing veteran assistants for his coaching staff. Two potential candidates are former Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego and ex-Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, according to the sources.
While the team has not yet made the hire official, league sources tell The Athletic that Griffin has been with the team throughout the week in various meetings and draft workouts in Milwaukee. The Athletic has also learned that Griffin will be paid roughly $4 million per year on a multiyear contract with the Bucks.
Omari Sanfoka II: Pistons have made the Monty Williams hire official. Troy Weaver: “He has high character and high conviction. He will be a great leader and mentor for our young core, and given his career as a player, he’ll connect with our veteran players as well.” pic.twitter.com/fkRgfTLH12
No, Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic’s point toward his hand as he walks off the floor after wins is not a reference to the championship ring that he’s a few victories away from earning. It’s a gesture meant for his little girl, taken from one of his toddler daughter Ognjena’s favorite songs. “It’s just a song that we sing,” Jokic said during a SportsCenter interview after the Nuggets took a 3-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals. “It’s not a big deal, but she likes it, and I just want to have some connection with her.”
June 2, 2023 | 7:06 pm EDT Update
Erik Spoelstra on the undrafted narrative: 'That's so disrespectful to keep on talking about that that way'
Yes, the Heat has reached the NBA Finals with a rotation filled with undrafted players. But this also isn’t new, considering the Heat has made the Eastern Conference finals in three of the last four seasons and the NBA Finals in two of the last four seasons with chunk of its rotation made up of undrafted players. “That’s kind of played out,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said during the conference finals when asked about the undrafted success stories on the Heat’s roster. “That’s so disrespectful to keep on talking about that that way. “That story line is over. These guys have proven themselves as competitors and winning players.”
“We don’t typically have a ton of draft picks. That’s just us,” Spoelstra said when asked about the Heat’s impressive ability to develop undrafted talent into rotation players. “It’s not right or wrong, that’s just our philosophy. So we have to stockpile and develop our talent base sometimes in different ways to fill out a roster.
Clutch Points: “I think it’s a lot of mental toughness… I think that stemmed from [growing up] in a military-like household.” Jamal Murray on how his upbringing plays a huge part in where he is today 🔥 (via @Rachel__Nichols) pic.twitter.com/MeLvQArAnn