Kyle Neubeck: Tomorrow’s Sixers workout participants: Jon Davis (UNC Charlotte), Dewan Hernandez (Miami), Ahmed Hill (Virginia Tech), Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s), Marcquise Reed (Clemson), Luka Samanic (KK Olimpija Ljubljana)
Keith Pompey: Croatian basketball standout @SamanicLuka is expected to work out for the #Sixers, as early as Thursday. He also has upcoming workouts with #Hawks and #Bucks before the June 20 #NBADraft. The 6-11 PF has already worked out for the #Spurs, #Warriors, #Jazz and #Pacers. pic.twitter.com/9atfu0qPB2
Darren Wolfson: The #Twolves have a bunch of draft prospects in today, including Kentucky's PJ Washington. He also worked out here last year, & interviewed w/ #AllEyesNorth at the Combine this year. He's a solid first rounder: pic.twitter.com/2GhnYAkndR
Kevin Chouinard: Tomorrow's sixth workout participant is Jordon Varnado from Troy University, brother of former MSU shot-blocker Jarvis Varnado.
Casey Holdahl: Blazers will hold their third predraft workout in Tualatin on Thursday and their final workout on Sunday. Draft is June 20, Portland owns the 25th overall pick.
Darnell Mayberry: More Bulls pre-draft workouts this week. Monday's six-man group: Amir Coffey (Minnesota) Jaylen Hands (UCLA) Jaylen Hoard (Wake Forest) Louis King (Oregon) Marial Shayok (Iowa State) Ty Cockfield (Arkansas State)
Darnell Mayberry: Tuesday's six-man group: Chris Clemons (Campbell) Daniel Gafford (Arkansas) Jessie Govan (Georgetown) Tyler Hall (Montana State) William McDowell-White (Brose Bamberg) Justin Robinson (Virginia Tech)
Kevin Chouinard: Tomorrow's Hawks workout: Oshae Brissett (Syracuse) – Forward – 6-8, 210 Kevarrius Hayes (Florida) – Forward – 6-9, 227 Adam Mokoka (Mega Bemax) – Guard – 6-5, 190 Nick Weiler-Babb (Iowa State) – Guard – 6-5, 205 Kenny Wooten (Oregon) – Forward – 6-9, 235
The following is a list of scheduled attendees for the 14th Sacramento Kings Pre-Draft workout, which will take place at the Kings Practice Facility on Wednesday, June 12. Josh Reaves (G – 6’5” 204 lbs.) Penn State Cody Martin (G – 6’6” 192 lbs.) Nevada Skyler Flatten (G – 6’6” 210 lbs.) South Dakota State Tyus Battle (G – 6’7” 204 lbs.) Syracuse Isaiah Pineiro (F – 6’6” 221 lbs.) San Diego Cam Jackson (F – 6’9” 256 lbs.) Wofford
The Cleveland Cavaliers conducted a private workout with Jarrett Culver on Monday, league sources told cleveland.com.
According to sources, the Cavs are still hoping to conduct a workout with De’Andre Hunter, but it hasn’t happened yet. Like Culver, Hunter is in consideration with the fifth pick.
Taylor Eldridge: Make that the 7th NBA Draft workout for Wichita State grad Markis McDuffie, this one with the Houston Rockets today. McDuffie has also worked out for Charlotte, Atlanta, Portland, New York, Miami and Minnesota.
Adam Zagoria: After working out today for Cleveland @ShamorieP works out for Dallas on Tuesday. Also has Philly and Houston coming up. pic.twitter.com/7DphZWaz0Y
Bryan Kalbrosky: Abdoulaye N'Doye has withdrawn from the 2019 NBA Draft, source tells USA TODAY Sports Media Group's @RookieWire. He had worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The international prospect is 6-foot-6 with a 7-foot-3 wingspan and has 3-and-D value.
Chris Kirschner: The Hawks will workout the following players tomorrow: Charlie Brown (St. Joe's), Zylan Cheatham (Arizona St.), Keldon Johnson (Kentucky), Nassir Little (UNC), KZ Okpala (Stanford), Kevin Porter Jr. (USC)
Rod Beard: Today's #Pistons predraft workouts: F Oshae Brissett (Syracuse) G Barry Brown Jr (Kansas St.) F Digue Diawara (France) F Nikola Miskovic (Serbia) G Zach Jackson (Omaha) G Josh Perkins (Gonzaga)
Barry Jackson: We previously reported that Heat is bringing in intriguing Southern Cal guard Kevin Porter Jr. into town for a workout/visit. He told reporters in Charlotte (where he worked out today) that his Heat workout in Miami will be Thursday.
RJ Barrett will work out with the Knicks on Monday in Tarrytown as the former Duke swingman prepares for the NBA draft.
Former Michigan guard Charles Matthews suffered a torn ACL during a workout for the Boston Celtics, his agent told ESPN. Matthews, who has been preparing for the NBA Draft, is likely to miss all of the 2019-20 season.
Jeff Rabjohns: Indiana forward Juwan Morgan has worked out for the Suns, Bulls, Pacers, Jazz, Grizzlies & Timberwolves. He is scheduled to work out for the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday and Detroit Pistons on Friday, he tells Peegs.com. #iubb
Chris Vivlamore: The following players will work out for the Hawks on Monday ahead of the NBA draft: G Jordan Bone (Tennessee) F Brian Bowen (Sydney) F Dewan Hernandez (Miami) G Jordan Poole (Michigan) G Justin Robinson (Virginia Tech) F Dean Wade (Kansas State)
Darnell Mayberry: The Bulls continued pre-draft workouts Sunday with a group of six prospects: Kenny Wooten (Oregon) Jalen McDaniels (San Diego St.) Matt Mooney (Texas Tech) Sagaba Konate (West Virginia) Terrence Mann (Florida State) Terence Davis (Ole Miss)
Rod Boone: Tomorrow's #Hornets pre-draft workout: Ignas Brazdeikis, Michigan Moses Brown, UCLA Mfiondu Kabengele, Florida State DJ Laster, Gardner-Webb Makai Mason, Baylor Marcquise Reed, Clemson
Casey Holdahl: Blazers will hold their second predraft workout Monday at their facility in Tualatin. Portland has the 25th pick in the 2019 Draft.
Candace Buckner: #Wizards announce their fifth predraft workout: Brandon Better (Guard, Southern Utah) Joe Cremo (Guard, Villanova) Jon Davis (Guard, Charlotte) Malik Dunbar (Forward, Auburn) Paul Eboua (Forward, Africa) Kaleb Johnson (Forward, Georgetown)
Chris Vivlamore: The Hawks will work out the following players Sunday: F Darius Bazley (Princeton High School) F Robert Franks (Washington State C Matur Maker (Zlatorog Laško) G William McDowell-White (Baunach) G Miye Oni (Yale) C Trayvon Reed (Texas Southern)
Jay King: Nassir Little, Dylan Windler and Ignas Brazdeikis are working out for the Celtics tomorrow, per a source. Little is one of the most intriguing wings in the draft, with a 7-1 wingspan and 38.5-inch vertical leap. Currently ninth on @sam_vecenie’s big board.
The following is a list of scheduled attendees for the 12th Sacramento Kings Pre-Draft workout, which will take place at the Kings Practice Facility on Monday, June 10. Kyle Guy (G – 6’2” 168 lbs.) Virginia BJ Taylor (G – 6’2” 200 lbs.) UCF John Konchar (G – 6’5” 200 lbs.) IPFW Jaren Lewis (G – 6’6” 215 lbs.) Abilene Christian Jakeenan Gant (F – 6’7” 200 lbs.) Louisiana Lafayette Nick Mayo (F – 6’8.5” 242 lbs.) Eastern Kentucky
Zach Braziller: Former Virginia guard Ty Jerome of New Rochelle has worked out for Pacers, Jazz, Celtics, Hornets and today the Magic, I'm told. Projected first round
Darren Wolfson: This is interesting: told that Coby White is here today for a workout w/ the #Twolves. Hard for me to see him getting to 11. I love him, by the way. He's not in the group workout that is 6 guys with Coffey, Tucker, Wilkes, 3 others. White is a 1x0 workout.
Darren Wolfson: Interesting, Part II: Doumbouya will visit Minnesota and the #Twolves early next week. @Jonathan Wasserman notes that Doumbouya will have a Pro Day tomorrow. He's been stationed in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/nJbHcyySx3
Ira Winderman: Miami Heat planning pre-draft workout for Alonzo Mourning’s son. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Georgetown forward Trey Mourning already has had pre-draft workouts with the Wizards and Kings.
Shams Charania: Suns officials have traveled to Lubbock, Texas, for a private visit and workout with high draft lottery prospect Jarrett Culver, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. pic.twitter.com/GLCj2oBLeq
Alexander-Walker recently worked out with the Celtics and, sources said, performed extremely well in front of their brass. He also fits something of a positional need now in the backcourt with the team potentially losing Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier in free agency. More of a combo-guard, secondary creator than a pure point guard, the former Hokie is a very skilled player who can run pick-and-rolls, split double-teams, and get into the paint. He can also knock down shots from distance and create plays for others at some level. The big concern here is overall athleticism in regards to potential future star power. Because of that, he profiles best next to a high-level creator. Still, this would be a good value at No. 20 for anyone.
Chase Hughes: Tremont Waters says he has visits with the Pacers and Spurs lined up. Matur Maker heads to Milwaukee next (where his brother Thon played).
In addition to hosting power forward P.J. Washington for his first private NBA visit and workout this coming Sunday, the Heat also hosted swingman Keldon Johnson for a workout and visit on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena, according to a league source.
Josh Newman: Eric Carter will work out for the Nets on June 18, I’m told. Former Jackson Memorial star was at the Sixers yesterday.
Fred Katz: Wizards announce the group coming in for pre-draft workouts tomorrow: Kavell Bigby-Williams ,Jordan Caroline, Aubrey Dawkins, William McDowell-White, Justin Robinson, Elijah Thomas
Kevin Chouinard: Hawks workout for tomorrow: Jalek Felton (BC Nokia) Daulton Hommes (Point Loma) Sagaba Konate (West Virginia) Charles Matthews (Michigan) Nikola Miskovic (Mega Bemax) Joshua Obiesie (s.Oliver Wurzburg)
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)
May 17, 2021 | 4:43 am EDT Update
With a first-round rematch between their teams set, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic said there are no hard feelings remaining from the heated rivalry that he developed with LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. during last season’s playoff series. According to Doncic, Morris apologized to him during a game earlier this season about stepping on the back of Doncic’s left ankle in Game 5, a controversial play that the Mavs considered dirty with their star playing on a sprained ankle.
“He’s a hell of a player, hell of a defender,” said Doncic, who averaged 31 points, 9.8 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game in last season’s series during his first NBA postseason. “Trash talk is always there, and if it’s not, you’re not really competing. It’s going to be great.”
When The Athletic recently asked Martins whether the team intends to extend Weltman’s contract, Martins said it is team policy not to comment publicly on contract discussions. But Martins also indicated that he and the DeVos family have been pleased with the performance of Weltman and GM John Hammond.
May 17, 2021 | 1:19 am EDT Update
Michael Scotto: LeBron James on Stephen Curry: “Everybody counted him out this year. Everybody said now that Klay (Thompson) is hurt, can Steph lead a team on his own? What’s he going to be able to do? Can he carry a team into the postseason? Can he keep a team afloat? He’s done that and more.”