Larry Brown Sports "Few were expecting Jalen Suggs to fall to the Orlando Magic at No. 5 overall, but it turns out that there may have been good reason for his slide. Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reported on Friday that there was word that Suggs had a bad workout with the Toronto Raptors...." July 30
Hoops Rumors "After going undrafted on Thursday night, UNC Greensboro guard Isaiah Miller tweeted that he would be joining the Timberwolves, and Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News confirms (via Twitter) that Miller is signing an Exhibit 10 contract with..." July 30
Clutch Points "The Toronto Raptors pulled off a shocker in the 2021 NBA Draft when they selected former Florida State standout Scottie Barnes with their No.4 overall selection. However, this trade may have provided a hint at the team’s long-term plans with Pascal Siakam. As..." July 30
Fadeaway World "Yesterday was one of the wildest days the NBA has lived in a while. First, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers were trading for Buddy Hield. Then, Shams Charania said that they were going after Russell Westbrook. The Lakers completed a huge blockbuster deal to get yet another..." July 30
Fadeaway World "The Golden State Warriors are a players' organization. They prioritize the player and that's why everyone who's been there only has nice things to say about Bob Myers and his staff. Draymond Green has clearly earned his stripes within the organization, He's been there..." July 30
Total Pro Sports "Welcome to the world of social media where a guy kissing his mom on the lips gets a ton of attention online. Last night was a great one for several NBA prospects as their lives changed overnight just by hearing their names called by commissioner Adam Silver. Texas forward Kai Jones..." July 30
Clutch Points "The Toronto Raptors sent the first wave of shock in the 2021 NBA draft by passing on Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs and instead selecting Florida State standout Scottie Barnes with the 4th overall pick. Most mock drafts projected Suggs to go to Toronto and reports hours prior to the draft..." July 30
Detroit Free Press "Cade Cunningham wanted to make a good first impression. He accessorized his black-and-navy draft night suit with a pair of Cartier C Décor glasses, which are known to Detroiters as Buffs. The Detroit Pistons tried not to tip their hand on their intentions..." July 30
NBA.com "Below you can find the list of every Draft pick from the 2021 NBA Draft, which aired Thursday on ABC/ESPN. This page will be updated. First Round 1. Pistons draft Cade Cunningham 2. Rockets draft Jalen..." July 30
ESPN "Midway through the first round of Thursday night's NBA draft, the league briefly paused its annual selection show to honor the late Terrence Clarke, the 19-year-old basketball prospect out of Kentucky who died in a car accident earlier this..." July 30
Clutch Points "Cade Cunningham unsurprisingly has been drafted number 1 overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2021 NBA Draft. This draft pick has changed the Detroit Pistons franchise forever, and he will be their franchise player for years to come. Cunningham is one of the best prospects coming out..." July 30
New York Post "The internet is having a field day over Kendrick Perkins flubbing Moses Moody’s name at the NBA Draft, but Arkansas fans… not so much. During ESPN’s draft coverage on Thursday night, Perkins was discussing the No. 14 overall pick to the Warriors, and said,..." July 30
MSN.com "The Memphis Grizzlies selected Stanford forward Ziaire Williams with the No. 10 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski The Grizzlies moved up from the 17th pick after a trade Monday that Jonas Valanciunas to the New..." July 29
The Athletic "Don MacLean is a former NBA forward who has spent most of this decade training NBA Draft picks during the pre-draft process. Until a few months ago, the player he trained who he thought was the most NBA-ready was Donovan Mitchell. His answer changed in the last few months...." July 29
Detroit Free Press "Franz Wagner is going to the Orlando Magic. The former Michigan basketball star was selected in the first round of the 2021 NBA draft with the No. 8 overall pick, becoming the highest Wolverine taken since Nik Stauskas went No. 8 overall in 2014. Wagner..." July 29
Golden State Of Mind "The Golden State Warriors selected G League Ignite wing Jonathan Kuminga with the No. 7 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft on Thursday night. Kuminga is viewed by most draft analysts as one of the players with the highest ceilings in this year’s draft class. At 18..." July 29
Draftkings Nation "The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Australian G Josh Giddey with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. In the middle of a rebuild after losing Paul George, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, and several others over the past couple of seasons, the Thunder failed to..." July 29
Hoops Rumors "The Bucks have agreed to trade the No. 31 pick in tonight’s draft to the Pacers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who reports that Milwaukee is received the Nos. 54 and 60 picks in return, along with two future second-round picks. The Bucks had entered..." July 29
The Score "With the fourth pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic have selected Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs. Suggs went to Gonzaga as the highest-ranked recruit in school history and actually exceeded the massive expectations during his only season in Spokane. The..." July 29
Yahoo! Sports "The Toronto Raptors selected Scottie Barnes fourth overall in the 2021 NBA Draft, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The 19-year-old Barnes is an athletic marvel, standing at 6-foot-9 with a 7-foot-3 wingspan that promises elite defensive versatility at the next..." July 29
USA Today "USC center Evan Mobley was heavily linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the pre-draft process, and the 7-footer will now head to Ohio to begin his NBA career. The Cavaliers on Thursday selected Mobley with the third overall pick in the NBA draft after a tremendous freshman..." July 29
CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets have selected guard Jalen Green from the G-League Ignite team with the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. The 19-year-old prospect thrived playing against far older players in the G-League last season by averaging 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists on..." July 29
New York Times "The Detroit Pistons, a franchise that spent most of the last decade in the N.B.A. wilderness, will rest their hopes for a rescue on Cade Cunningham, the 19-year-old Oklahoma State standout guard. The team selected Cunningham with the first pick of Thursday night’s N.B.A. draft,..." July 29
NBA Analysis "Plenty of teams will be searching for ways to add high-level, impactful prospects to their roster in this year’s NBA Draft and while the draft is on Thursday night, this will not stop teams from looking to trade up! Given the interest in several of this year’s top..." July 29
Pro Basketball Talk
"The Pistons will pick Oklahoma State point guard/wing Cade Cunningham No. 1 in tonight’s draft, barring a trade.
The Rockets appear set to take minor-league guard Jalen Green No. 2.
ESPN "Jalen Suggs has landed a multiyear footwear and apparel deal with Adidas ahead of his anticipated selection early in the 2021 NBA draft on Thursday. "I'm so excited to be with the brand," the former Gonzaga star said. "I grew up inspired..." July 29
Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade Landry Shamet to the Phoenix Suns for Jevon Carter and the 29th pick. The Nets acquired Shamet from the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason. " July 29
The Score "The Detroit Pistons will use the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA draft to select Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Members of Detroit's front office traveled to New York on Wednesday and met with Cunningham for a..." July 29
"The Toronto Raptors’ NBA Draft decision is looking like it’ll be a lot more straightforward.
The Raptors hold the fourth overall selection tonight, but it appears that they might actually be the first team to have some level of suspense about their pick.
Clutch Points "With the NBA Draft set for Thursday night, plenty of reports are swirling about who will do what. The New York Knicks hold four picks total in the draft, including three in the top 32. According to Ian Begley of SNY, the general sentiment around the league is that New York will..." July 29
Bleacher Report "The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly shopping the No. 20 pick in the 2021 NBA draft and small forward Cam Reddish in an effort to move up. According to The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor, the Hawks have been gauging the interest of teams picking late in the lottery during Thursday..." July 29
"Who knows what’s going to happen tonight and over the next week across the NBA?
Chances are, it will be a lot, and the Toronto Raptors could be right in the thick of it.
NBA Analysis "In each draft class, there are some highly-rated prospects that do not succeed at the next level. The 2021 NBA Draft class, while it is deep, is no different. Heading into draft night, there are some prospects that could turn into busts once they begin their work at the next..." July 29
Clutch Points "Memphis Grizzlies star point guard Ja Morant is excited for the 2021 NBA Draft. However, Morant isn’t excited for NBA reporters like ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski to be leaking the selections early before they’re actually made on live television. Morant aimed a..." July 29
"The trade inquires started about five weeks ago, shortly after the Cleveland Cavaliers jumped up a few spots to No. 3 on lottery night, and they are expected to continue through Thursday evening.
The 2021 NBA Draft is here. Cleveland is in a prime spot.
NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired the No. 53 overall selection in the 2021 NBA Draft from New Orleans in exchange for cash consideration. The pick originally belonged to Dallas and was acquired by the Pelicans..." July 29
Fadeaway World "The day has finally arrived. The NBA Draft is one of the most exciting times of the offseason because it gives struggling franchises hope and fans the potential to see a blockbuster trade. For now, we aren’t worried about transactions, just prospects. The Detroit Pistons own the No. 1..." July 29
NBA Analysis "The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the busiest teams in the NBA when it comes to upgrading their roster. They are shopping players very aggressively as they look to make a deal during the 2021 NBA Draft. Los Angeles owns the No. 22 pick in this year’s draft and at this..." July 29
NBA Analysis "The NBA Draft is not just a time to introduce new faces into the league, but it is also a time in which we see plenty of high-level talents on the move to new teams. Whether they look to move up or down in the draft, teams are always looking to move some players around and this year..." July 29
Denver Post "Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly is a scout at heart. His sterling draft record (2017 notwithstanding) is a testament to the Nuggets’ dedication to the process. His staff relishes traveling to games, sometimes across far-flung corners of the earth,..." July 29
"The rumor mill is reaching a fever pitch ahead of Thursday's 2021 NBA draft.
Draft plans are being finalized. Draft dreams are being explored. Draft deals are being discussed.
Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers are willing to trade their first-round (and only current) pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. As is the case with Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers have aggressively shopped their best trade asset — the No. 22 pick — around..." July 29
Clutch Points "The New York Knicks are reportedly trying to move up in the 2021 NBA Draft, and that could be bad news for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. According to NBA insider Chad Ford, the Knicks are “aggressively” working to trade up and make..." July 29
Fadeaway World "A draft pick is an asset and we will get to these teams to try and replenish their assets this Thursday at the 2021 NBA Draft. Teams will utilize their picks to try and find the next star. There might be other teams that bump up the excitement by pulling off trades on draft..." July 29
GQ "Jalen Green doesn’t think he’s famous. He blushes and squirms when I try to explain his celebrity to him, even saying at one point, “I'm not going to be playing basketball forever. That’s going to come to an end one day.” But the fact is that he was a local..." July 29
Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors seem to be getting closer to making a decision on their top choices for the 2021 NBA Draft. According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dubs are “leaning towards” drafting Jonathan Kuminga with the 7th pick on..." July 29
NBC Sports Bay Area "Whomever the Warriors select with the No. 7 and No. 14 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, they hope those rookies will be able to fit in seamlessly next to Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, and can help Golden State fill one of its areas of need. Michigan wing Franz..." July 29
NBA Analysis "While they failed to make the playoffs for the fifth NBA season now, the 2020-21 campaign was a major success story for the Charlotte Hornets for many reasons. Not only did they learn a lot about the youth on their team and prove that they can play against the best of the best in the league,..." July 28
CBS Sports "In a perfect world, the Los Angeles Lakers won't make a single pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. With LeBron James now 36 years old, the Lakers are firmly in win-now mode, and should therefore be shopping their No. 22 overall pick to any team with a veteran capable..." July 28
Bleacher Report "For most of this past college basketball season, USC's Evan Mobley has been near the top of most NBA draft boards. His size, length, basketball IQ and across-the-board fundamentals have drawn favorable comparisons to Tim Duncan and have made him a near-lock to be among..." July 28