Former five-star recruit and Kentucky freshman Kahlil Whitney is leaning towards bypassing his college eligibility to put his name into June’s NBA Draft, a source tells 247Sports. Whitney, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward, announced he would transfer from Kentucky on Jan. 24. Whitney’s camp fielded calls from a host of schools, and initially indicated that transferring was his first option, but since things have changed.
Felipe Souza: Forward Didi Louzada confirmed he’s entering the 2019 NBA Draft and has already talked about it: “I’ve talked with my agents and we decided to enter the Draft. I’m happy and very confident, living a wonderful moment in my life and in my career”
Auburn center Austin Wiley has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine. Wiley is one of four Auburn players to declare for this year's NBA Draft. Mustapha Heron, Jared Harper and Bryce Brown all also declared for the draft, though only Heron intends to sign with an agent.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Missouri State's Alize Johnson will participate in the NBA Draft Combine, per source. He is a 6-foot-9 forward who averaged 15.0 points and 11.6 rebounds with 1.2 three-pointers per game last year.
Adam Zagoria: The NBA announced today that 236 players -- 181 players from colleges and post-graduate institutions and 55 international players -- have filed as early entry candidates for the 2018 NBA Draft. List coming. pic.twitter.com/ZuvsXuwssE
Wichita State junior forward Markis McDuffie has entered his name into the NBA Draft, first reported by NBC Sports. McDuffie has not signed an agent.
Tavarius Shine announced he will forgo his senior year at Oklahoma State as he decided to declare for the 2018 NBA draft and hire an agent. He will be represented by the JCK Sports Group.
Tyus Battle will enter his name in the 2018 #NBADraft but is not hiring an agent. We fully support him throughout this process.
South Carolina freshman and former Louisville signee Brian Bowen told ESPN he will declare for the NBA draft in case the NCAA does not clear him to play next season for the Gamecocks.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Wake Forest center Doral Moore will forgo senior season and enter NBA Draft. He plans to hire an agent soon. The 7-foot-1 prospect averaged 11.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks this past season.
Gary Parrist: Chance Comanche will remain in the NBA Draft. He averaged 6.3 points this past season at Arizona.
September 19, 2021 | 5:06 pm EDT Update
Tommy Beer: Oh man… The French Prince Frank Ntilikina says goodbye to New York in a video posted to his Instagram page. getting dusty in here pic.twitter.com/8q8hi6LCsl
September 19, 2021 | 4:26 pm EDT Update
Keith Smith: Jarrell Brantley, who played for the Utah Jazz for the last two season, has signed with BC UNICS in Kazan, Russia. BC UNICS also signed former NBAer O.J. Mayo. Mayo last played in the NBA in in 2015-16 with the Milwaukee Bucks.
September 19, 2021 | 3:08 pm EDT Update
“I’m optimistic about our team,” added Ballmer. “I’m optimistic about our team success, and that optimism is a force multiplier. In many ways, the reason we did this is consistent with that optimism as a force multiplier approach.”
The Clippers owner also paid the town of Inglewood $66.2 million for the land where Intuit Dome will sit. The Clippers will get some of that back, though. Intuit, the software company that makes Turbo Tax, will pay the team more than $500 million for a 23-year naming rights slot. That deal only enhanced Ballmer’s optimism. “This stadium is about being optimistic about our team,” Ballmer said. “It’s about being optimistic about our fans. Get in the building, pump up, make energy,” Ballmer added, clapping his hands. “Your energy can feed our team to greater success.”
The Clippers estimate the Intuit Dome will generate roughly $260 million in annual economic activity for Inglewood, including over 7,000 full-time and part-time jobs. The Clippers also committed to a $100 million community benefits package. “It’s a big market,” Ballmer said. “There’s plenty of fans that can be fans of the Clippers and Lakers. But we want to tell you who we are. I think there are many folks in LA who identify with this notion of being the underdog, the person who strides. It’s almost two LA’s. It’s not all showtime and movie business. Our fans are grinders.”