NBA Rumor: Draft Combine Invitations
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Jeff Goodman: Boston College guard DeMarr Langford Jr,, will withdraw from the NBA Draft, source told @Stadium. Averaged 11.3 points per game last season.
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Iowa men’s basketball player Kris Murray declined his invitation to the NBA Combine on Tuesday night. He received an invitation following a strong surge in draft buzz while training in Chicago alongside twin brother Keegan Murray, a projected lottery pick. Sure sign that he’s returning to Iowa? It’s not for certain, according to his father, Kenyon Murray.
Several NBA teams have expressed interest to Kris and there’s the possibility for invitations for individual workouts. Therefore, he’s not shutting the door on those opportunities and the chance to pique a team’s interest in a private session. In the meantime, Kris will continue his path of individual training and taking feedback from teams as it comes.
Shams Charania: 2022 NBA Draft Combine (May 16-22) participants revealed:
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Wake Forest guard Alondes Williams on Wednesday confirmed that he will participate in the NBA draft combine this month in Chicago, Illinois. Williams, a grad transfer from Oklahoma, was named the ACC Player of the Year after averaging 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.2 steals, becoming the first Demon Deacon to win the award since Josh Howard (2003).
Zach Braziller: Former St. John’s star Julian Champagnie has received an invite to the NBA Combine, per a source. He also has workouts set up for May 11 and 12 with the Celtics and his hometown Nets. #sjubb
LaMelo Ball highlights Draft Combine participants list
Jeremy Woo: I’m told LaMelo Ball is currently scheduled for team interviews and a media session via the combine this week. Unclear if he’ll take part in any other portion (logic suggests no). With Edwards, Wiseman and other skipping out, Ball is the highest-profile prospect participating.
Adam Zagoria: Nathan Knight from William and Mary received an invite to the NBA combine, per source.
Hard at work in Santa Barbara preparing for this year’s NBA Draft, ex-Gophers star Daniel Oturu has spent the month of July honing his skills and building up his body for the next level. Oturu hasn’t started the process of talking with NBA teams. But the 6-foot-10 Woodbury product learned recently he would be invited to the NBA Draft Combine when it takes place this summer.
Oturu and ex-Duke point guard and Apple Valley product Tre Jones received emails from the NBA in the last week informing them they were selected to the combine, sources told the Star Tribune. The NBA told invitees the combine’s date, location and format were not known at this time.
Adam Zagoria: Baylor’s Jared Butler was invited to the NBA Combine, per source
NBA GM’s voted on a list of 105 players for invitations to the NBA Draft Combine. The top 60-70 vote-getters received invites to the Combine, although it remains unclear at this point if the Combine will actually happen. It could be virtual, sources said. The official invite list has yet to be released, but sources said Seton Hall’s Myles Powell, Marquette’s Markus Howard and Xavier’s Naji Marshall were invited from the Big East. The NBA Draft withdrawal deadline is Aug. 3. The Draft is set for Oct. 16.
Adam Zagoria: Isaac Okoro of @AuburnMBB received an NBA Combine invite, per source.
Adam Zagoria: Villanova’s Saddiq Bey has received an NBA Combine invite, per source. Nova has 8 dudes in the NBA and not a single one and done.
Adam Zagoria: Iowa State’s Tyrese Halliburton received an invite to the NBA Combine, per source.
Adam Zagoria: Former @APlayersProgram F @ZekeNnaji_Hoopz received an invite to the NBA Combine, per source.
Adam Zagoria: Illinois freshman big man @kxng_alpha received an NBA Combine Invite, per source. Former @OHACoachSmith and @ctkcoachjarbs guy.
Adam Zagoria: .@Trendon_2 of LSU received a Combine invite, per source.
Former Ohio State center Kaleb Wesson is among the prospects to have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 NBA Draft Combine, though an official date has not been set for the annual scouting event. According to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke with USA TODAY Sports Media Group’s Rookie Wire because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, Wesson joins Penn State forward Lamar Stevens, TCU forward Desmond Bane and Stanford guard Tyrell Terry as those prospects invited to the NBA Draft Combine.
League evaluating virtual Draft Combine version
Sam Vecenie: Got told similar stuff about this today, particularly about evaluating different options for what the Combine could look like this year. Seems like the league does want to try and have some version of one.
The NBA has picked 11 players from the G League Elite Camp to stay for the NBA draft combine that starts Thursday. UCF’s Tacko Fall, Florida State’s Terance Mann, Miami’s Dewan Hernandez, Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett, Nevada’s Cody Martin, Tulsa’s DaQuan Jeffries, Auburn’s Jared Harper, Iowa’s Tyler Cook, Iowa State’s Marial Shayok, Mississippi State’s Reggie Perry and Ole Miss’ Terence Davis were invited Wednesday to stay.
Jonathan Wasserman: I’m told Jalen Lecque received an invite to the NBA Combine. Potential to go straight from Brewster Academy to NBA, turning 19 in June. Will be a priority/ big draw for teams in Chicago.
The invites to the 2019 NBA Draft Combine continue to trickle out. And while a full list is expected sometime around May 4th, another Virginia Cavaliers standout has been reported as being on the list. As reported earlier, courtesy of NBA Draft God on Twitter, both Kyle Guy and De’Andre Hunter have received invites to the combine. Now, NBA Draft God is reporting that Ty Jerome has also been added to the list of invites.
Jeremy Woo: Two potential first-rounders receiving NBA Combine invitations, per sources: Georgia’s Nic Claxton and Utah State’s Neemias Queta, both late-season risers generating buzz around the league.
Adam Zagoria: Pac-12 Player of the Year Jaylen Nowell of Washington received an NBA Combine invite, per source.
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April 1, 2023 | 3:30 am EDT Update
NBA will implement a second salary cap apron for highest-spending teams
The NBA is curbing the ability of the highest-spending teams, such as the Golden State Warriors and the LA Clippers, to continue running up salary and luxury tax spending while still maintaining mechanisms to add talent to the roster. The NBA is implementing a second salary cap apron — $17.5 million over the tax line — and those teams will no longer have access to the taxpayer mid-level in free agency. Those changes will be eased into the salary cap over a period of years. Under these changes, Golden State’s Donte DiVincenzo, Milwaukee’s Joe Ingles, Boston’s Danilo Gallinari and former Clippers guard John Wall wouldn’t have been able to sign with those teams last summer.
The NBA and NBPA have agreed to increase the upper limits on extensions from a 120% increase on a current deal to 140%, which could have a significant impact on the futures of stars like Celtics forward Jaylen Brown. Under the current rules, Brown would be allowed to sign a four-year extension worth $165 million. With the extension rules increased to 140%, however, Brown — who is set to earn $31.8 million in the 2023-24 season, the final year of his current contract — would be able to reach his four-year maximum of $189 million, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.
There is an increase in two-way contract slots, jumping from two to three per team. Two-way contracts were created in the 2017 collective bargaining agreement as a vehicle for teams to develop younger players. It has been seen as a success, as it’s become a route to players earning long-term homes in the league, and in several cases becoming major contributors.
The in-season tournament will arrive beginning in the 2023-24 season. The event will include pool-play games baked into the regular-season schedule starting in November — with eight teams advancing to a single-elimination tournament in December. The Final Four will be held at a neutral site, with Las Vegas prominent in the discussion, sources said. Each in-season tournament game would count toward regular-season standings; the two finalists would ultimately play 83 regular-season games. Winning players and coaches will earn additional prize money.
Shams Charania: Prize money for the championship team of the NBA’s In-Season Tournament beginning in 2023-24 season: $500,000 per player, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Marijuana will no longer be prohibited under the new CBA
Shams Charania: Sources: NBA players will no longer be prohibited for marijuana under the new seven-year Collective Bargaining Agreement. It’s been removed from the anti-drug testing program, a process that began during 2019-20 season.