Coby White Rumors
The Pelicans will now have two of the top four picks in Thursday’s NBA draft — No. 1 and No. 4. New Orleans will select Zion Williamson at No. 1 and now has the flexibility to select a player at No. 4 — or trade it at auction in the next several days. New Orleans has had significant interest in talks with teams in recent days on the fourth pick, and those talks are expected to continue over the next several days, sources said. Teams are pursuing point guards Darius Garland and Coby White high in the lottery, which gives New Orleans a chance for an even bigger haul from the deal.
KC Johnson: Following up on yesterday’s Jaxson Hayes Tweet, the Texas big man has intrigued some within the Bulls, per sources. Also, Coby White visit is possibility next week. The draft combine chatter that the Suns promised him at No. 6 has quieted since then.
According to league sources, the Suns are known to be extremely high on Jarrett Culver, and while this spot is his realistic floor, he may not make it this far. According to reports, the Suns have been weighing trading this pick, but it does seem likely that either White or Darius Garland will be available at this spot, which would give then a chance to address their long-standing hole at point guard.
Duke star Zion Williamson heads the first list of invitees to the NBA draft green room, a source told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, Darius Garland, De’Andre Hunter, Jarrett Culver, Coby White, Cam Reddish, and Jaxson Hayes also received invitations.
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 1×0 workout.