NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • NBA plans to hold 2020 Draft Lottery virtually on Aug. 20th

    NBC Washington "The NBA offseason arrives later this week and will speed up soon not long after with the Aug. 20 draft lottery, which will be held virtually this year. The news it is being held virtually, which was first reported by the Athletic, was a fairly obvious expectation.  " August 10

  • NBA may delay 2020-21 season start date to allow for fans

    The Score "The NBA could push back its planned start date for the 2020-21 season - Dec. 1 - if the delay would allow for arenas to be reopened for fans, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The league has considered Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18 as a potential date for..." August 08

  • 5 biggest surprises inside the NBA bubble

    The Score "We've witnessed plenty of thrilling and competitive performances from the NBA's top 22 teams since play began inside the bubble on July 30. Based on a relatively small sample size of action - 49 of the 88 seeding games played thus far - here are the five most surprising..." August 08

  • Bronny James Says Joakim Noah Is Looking Homeless

    Fadeaway World "Bronny James took a big shot at Joakim Noah for his look on Twitch. LeBron James’ son was watching the highlights of the first formal game of the Lakers in the bubble and he didn’t miss a chance to take a jab at Noah, one of his father’s biggest nemesis in the..." July 31

  • Cavs are high on LaMelo Ball?

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers have remained consistently high on LaMelo Ball in the 2020 NBA Draft. Despite having a pair of young guards in Darius Garland and Collin Sexton on the roster, the team has not ruled out selecting another guard in Ball. " July 29

  • Players debuting in bubble eligible for 2021 Rookie of the Year

    ESPN "The NBA has decided that players who make their NBA debut in the bubble -- a group most notably led by Denver Nuggets forward Bol Bol -- will remain eligible for the Rookie of the Year award for the 2020-21 season, league sources told ESPN. Bol, a 7-foot-2 forward..." July 29

  • Speculation first-round draft picks could be for sale this year

    Pro Basketball Talk "First-round draft picks are generally considered too valuable to surrender in today’s NBA. Smart teams are slow to put them in trades, teams try to stockpiles them, and nobody sells them off. Well, not nobody, the Pistons sold the No. 30 pick (Kevin Porter Jr.). last year to the..." July 28

  • Princepal Singh Opts For G League Professional Path

    Hoops Rumors "Princepal Singh, a 6’10” forward from India and a graduate of the NBA Academy, has signed a contract to play in the G League in 2020/21, the NBAGL announced today in a press release. Singh will “train and compete alongside” the new Select Team, according to..." July 28

  • Mike Schmitz: “Victor Wembanyama, Maybe The Best Prospect In The World"

    Fadeaway World "Imagine a 7’3″ basketball prospect who could shoot like Porzingis, defend like Rudy Gobert, and handle/pass the rock like a point guard. Apparently, that describes French basketball star Victor Wembanyama, who one scout described as “the best prospect in the..." July 27

  • NBA invites select players to draft combine

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has reached out to "select players" about the possibility of a rescheduled scouting combine, according to ESPN's Jonathan Givony. The league postponed the combine and draft lottery due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Givony reported a new date..." July 27

  • NBA Moves 2020 Draft Lottery To August 20

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has moved the 2020 Draft Lottery up from August 25th to August 20th. " July 21

  • Knicks among teams to interview French guard prospect Killian Hayes

    SNY TV "The Knicks are among the teams who have conducted a video interview with prospect Killian Hayes, according to his agent, Yann Balikouzou. Balikouzou said on the Envergure podcast last month that Hayes had talked to dozens of teams. Some of those teams did not have a..." July 19

  • NBA Prospect Cassius Stanley Cops Michael Jackson 'Smooth Criminal' Pendant

    TMZ "NBA prospect Cassius Stanley just copped a new piece that would make the Gloved One proud -- a diamond pendant of Michael Jackson doing his iconic tilt from the "Smooth Criminal" music video!! TMZ Sports has learned ... the projected 1st round pick..." July 18

  • Canadian five-star recruit Karim Mane staying in NBA draft

    ESPN "Canadian five-star recruit Karim Mane has elected to sign with an agent and keep his name in the 2020 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Thursday. Despite only recently graduating high school, Mane, a guard, is eligible for the draft as an international player who satisfies the..." July 16

  • LaMelo Ball’s ‘broken’ jumper should have Warriors running for the hills

    Clutch Points "In a matter of weeks, the Golden State Warriors will find out where they will land during the NBA Draft Lottery, sharing an equal 14% chance of netting the No. 1 overall pick with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves. LaMelo Ball was already presented..." July 16

  • Jock Landale eyeing NBA move "Earlier in the summer, Jock Landale was stuck between Partizan NIS and Zalgiris Kaunas. That part of his future was resolved, but the 23-year-old Australian center is now in between of Europe and the NBA.  “There is a pretty good chance you could see me in an NBA..." July 14

  • LaMelo Ball 'Likes' What he Sees in Chantel Jeffries' Latest

    Sports Gossip "She is often seen showing off her body in a variety of jaw-dropping outfits on social media. But Chantel Jeffries gave her subscribers on YouTube a special treat when she modeled some of her favorite pieces from Rihanna's lingerie line Savage X Fenty on her channel. " July 14

  • LaMelo Ball’s manager seemingly denies rumors linking him to Knicks

    USA Today "The whirlwind of rumors has been constant linking the New York Knicks to LaMelo Ball. Though the draft won’t be held until late in the fall, with no basketball to discuss and most of the NBA quarantining in a bubble in Florida, there are no storylines to discuss either. The..." July 13

  • Jonathan Kuminga Going G League Route?

    Hoops Rumors "The top-rated prospect in the Class of 2020, Jalen Green, passed on college opportunities to join the G League. Two other highly-regarded prospects made the same commitment, as did one from overseas. Now, Jonathan Kuminga — ranked No. 4 in his class by..." July 11

  • 'Multiple Teams' Know LaMelo Ball Wants to Be Drafted by Knicks

    Bleacher Report "Potential No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and ex-Illawarra Hawks point guard LaMelo Ball reportedly wants to play for the New York Knicks. Ian Begley of provided the scoop Thursday: "As teams do their homework on players in..." July 09

  • Four Early Entrants Withdrawing From NBA Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Florida guard Tre Mann, UCF big man Collin Smith, Houston guard DeJon Jarreau, and UT Martin guard Parker Stewart are withdrawing from the 2020 NBA draft, according to a series of reports from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports..." July 07

  • Killian Hayes eyes interviews with Warriors, Timberwolves, will pass on Cavs

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Warriors have a litany of options in front of them when it comes to the 2020 NBA Draft. After posting an NBA-worst 15-50 record, the Warriors are guaranteed to have a top-five selection and have a 14 percent chance of landing the top pick. There are no transcendent talents in this..." July 07

  • In a pre-COVID world, the Pistons have their new lottery pick. So who’s it going to be? "In the pre-COVID world, the NBA draft was 11 days ago and the Pistons are now preparing for this week’s Summer League tipoff in Las Vegas with their new lottery pick. An important piece in the rebuilding has been added, slotting in next to Sekou Doumbouya, still nearly six..." July 07

  • 3 Blockbuster ‘All-In’ Trades For Devin Booker

    Fadeaway World "NBA superstar players are now expected to be competing for NBA titles these days. The days of a superstar player basking in mediocrity is something of the past. Either team start offering trade packages for them, or the superstars themselves request trades to place them in better positions to..." July 06

  • NBA Releases List Of Approved Jersey Messages

    Fadeaway World "The NBA has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to social justice and racial equality. So, amid one of the largest social protests the world has ever seen, nobody was surprised to see the NBA take action. When the season restarts later this month, executives gave permission..." July 04

  • Paul Reed is type of unique, versatile prospect Sixers should covet

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Paul Reed Position: PF/C Height: 6-foot-9 Weight: 220 pounds School: DePaul Paul Reed entered high school in Florida at 6-foot-2 but grew to 6-foot-8 by his senior year. That might explain why he shows so much skill for a player his..." July 03

  • Bronny James refers to Stephen Curry as his dad in hilarious video

    Sportsnaut "It’s only going to be a matter of years before Sierra Canyon star Bronny James joins his father, LeBron, and Stephen Curry in the NBA. The younger James is now preparing himself for that eventuality, getting into the league of petty in a big way. " July 02

  • Draymond Green wants James Wiseman on the Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors will have a high draft pick this year, giving them the opportunity to add high-end talent to the existing championship core. Draymond Green seems to have a pretty clear idea of which player he’d like to see the Warriors take, if possible. Green singled..." July 01

  • Anthony Edwards signs with Rich Paul's Klutch Sports "Anthony Edwards, the potential No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, has signed with Klutch Sports Group. Edwards had previously signed with Omar Wilkes of Octagon in late March, but last week ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Wilkes had agreed to become the head of..." June 29

  • NBA Prospect Obi Toppin And Brother Soar Over Each Other In Insane Jam Sesh

    TMZ "Future NBA lottery pick Obi Toppin and his brother are taking each other to new heights during the COVID-19 pandemic ... by literally JUMPING over each other in an insane dunk session!!! Of course, Obi was one of the best players in college basketball with the Dayton Flyers..." June 26

  • NBA G League Announces 2019/20 All-NBAGL Teams

    Hoops Rumors "After being named the G League’s Most Valuable Player on Thursday, Wisconsin Herd guard Frank Mason III – who is on a two-way contract with the Bucks – headlines the All-NBA G League First Team, as the league announced today in a press..." June 26

  • LaMelo Ball seems to respond to comment about dad not wanting him on Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "LaMelo Ball responded in a deleted tweet on Thursday to the story about his father not wanting him on the Golden State Warriors. LaVar Ball said in a podcast interview that he doesn’t want LaMelo being drafted by the Warriors. His reason makes sense: he wants his son to..." June 25

  • 3 reasons LaMelo Ball is a bad fit for the Warriors in the NBA Draft

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors have a major decision on their hands ahead of the 2020 NBA Draft. After mustering the worst record in the league at 15-50, the franchise has an equal 14% chance to muster the No. 1 pick in the draft and a solid opportunity to land among the top three..." June 25

  • Warriors 'High' on Tyrese Haliburton Ahead of 2020 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "The Golden State Warriors are reportedly "high" on Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton ahead of the 2020 NBA draft.  ESPN's Jonathan Givony reported Tuesday the Dubs could target Haliburton, a player they feel could fill the..." June 23

  • Revised Early Entrant Policy For NBA Draft Clarified

    Yardbarker "Now that the NBA has established new dates for early entrants in the Oct. 16 draft, an ESPN report clarifies what those changes will mean. According to a memo from the league obtained by Adrian Wojnarowski, underclassmen and eligible overseas players can begin..." June 20

  • NBA Draft date set for Oct. 16

    Clutch Points "The schedule of the highly-anticipated 2020 NBA Draft has just been revealed. According to no less than premier NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, this year’s edition of the draft has been set for October 16th. This falls in line with the league’s new timetable..." June 20

  • Lottery hopeful Deni Avdija finishing season with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    Fantasy Pros "Maccabi Tel Aviv guard and projected top-5 NBA lottery pick Deni Avdija told reporters he will finish the season in Israel when play resumes on Sunday prior to coming to the U.S. ahead of the Draft in October. (Jonathan Givony on Twitter) Fantasy Impact: The versatile..." June 19

  • Melo Trimble still trying to make it to NBA, had interest from multiple teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Melo Trimble was one of college basketball’s biggest stars just a few years ago, and he could be back in the public eye again before too long. The former Maryland star told Jeff Ermann of 247Sports this week that he has signed a one-year deal with Spanish club Montakit..." June 18

  • How the NBA's Return Impacts the 2020 Draft

    SI "With the NBA’s return tentatively in place—and the draft’s target date set for Oct. 15—the good news is, we have a timetable for the first time since the league halted operations in March. The bad news is we still have to wait four months, as opposed to the draft..." June 18

  • LaMelo Ball fails in bid to buy his former Australian basketball team

    Sporting News "LaMelo Ball has failed in his bid to buy the Illawarra Hawks, the Australian basketball club for which he played in 2019, with a consortium including former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo winning the license for the team instead. Ball's business..." June 17

  • NBA draft: Five potential second-round picks who could surprise

    Yahoo! Sports "This year’s draft class is all over the place with no true overall No. 1 pick like Zion Williamson last year and a ton of question marks throughout the first and second rounds. Each year we see some sleepers emerge from the second round who go on to have successful NBA..." June 17

  • Greg Whittington Gaining 'Serious' NBA Interest

    The Big Lead "Greg Whittington, a 27-year-old former Georgetown standout, has serious interest from several NBA teams for the 2020-21 NBA season, his agent Jerry Dianis tells The Big Lead.  The 6'9", 210-pound forward played in the Euro Cup League this season and shot over 52 percent..." June 15

  • Feron Hunt Withdraws From Draft

    Hoops Rumors "SMU forward Feron Hunt is withdrawing his name from the draft and will return to school, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports tweets. Hunt tossed his name into the draft pool in late March.  " June 15

  • Lonzo Ball, Brothers LaMelo and LiAngelo Officially Sign with Roc Nation Sports

    The Score "Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo Ball have joined Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, the agency announced Monday. The Ball brothers were previously represented by Creative Artists Agency. " June 15

  • Young NBA Stars Discussing Insurance Policies as Protection vs. Injuries

    Bleacher Report "Several of the NBA's best young players have reportedly discussed asking the league to finance insurance policies to protect them against long-term or career-threatening injuries when the season resumes in Orlando.  Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Bam..." June 13

  • LiAngelo Ball Debuts Massive Back Tattoo, 'Beat The Odds'

    TMZ "LiAngelo Ball is catching up with Wiz Khalifa in the race to ink his whole body ... with the hooper revealing a MASSIVE new back tat on Friday. Remember, not so long ago ... LaVar Ball was LIVID when he found out the oldest Ball bro was tatted in a hilarious..." June 12

  • NBA facing complicated options for lottery-bound teams

    USA Today "The NBA’s general managers talk to each other often. Usually, they just discuss trades. And they converse with skepticism. Lately, though, these teams have exchanged ideas more openly. While the NBA will resume its season for 22 teams on July 31 at a quarantined sports..." June 10

  • Bronny James vs. high school LeBron James: How they compare

    ESPN "ESPN national recruiting director Paul Biancardi scouted LeBron James in the early 2000s, back when Biancardi was a college assistant at Ohio State and LeBron was a high school sophomore. Biancardi has more recently had several opportunities to scout James' son, Bronny James,..." June 09

  • Villanova forward and potential lottery pick Saddiq Bey staying in NBA draft

    ESPN "Villanova sophomore forward Saddiq Bey -- a potential lottery pick -- is staying in the 2020 NBA draft, he told ESPN. Bey, No. 18 in ESPN's Best Available players, is signing with Excel Sports Management for his professional representation, he said. Bey is..." June 09

  • You Can’t Fly in the NBA Unless You Have Wings

    The Ringer "On Thursday, the NBA’s board of governors voted to approve a 22-team format to resume play on July 31, and we also learned when the league plans to hold its annual offseason events. The draft lottery is scheduled for August 25, and the draft is tentatively set for October 15. The..." June 09