NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • The Wolves Have Mile-High Potential. What Should They Do at No. 1?

    The Ringer "The Wolves would have an intriguing team heading into next season even without the no. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA draft. Their struggles last season don’t tell us much about their future. The team’s three best players—Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and Malik..." October 22

  • NBA Confirms 2020 Draft Will Be Conducted Virtually

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, the 2020 NBA draft will be conducted virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic that upended the ’19/20 season and continues to prevent large-scale gatherings. The NBA and ESPN issued a joint press release today confirming that this year’s draft..." October 22

  • As Timberwolves mull No. 1 pick options, three-point shooting is scarce

    Star Tribune "President Gersson Rosas promised a three-point revolution when he came to the Timberwolves a season ago, and he delivered on that as the season went on. The Wolves were the third-most frequent three-point chucking team in the NBA with 39.7 attempts per game. The problem was that only..." October 22

  • Timberwolves don't see clear choice for No. 1 NBA draft pick

    ESPN "The 2020 NBA draft is less than a month away, but the Minnesota Timberwolves still don't see a can't-miss guy to take with the No. 1 pick. After months of planning to make the top pick for the second time in franchise history, Timberwolves president of..." October 21

  • Knicks favor Killian Hayes as second NBA Draft point guard after LaMelo Ball

    New York Post "It doesn’t mean the Knicks will pick him if he falls to No. 8 in the NBA Draft, but Killian Hayes currently has a narrow edge as the team’s second point guard on the board after LaMelo Ball, according to NBA sources. Hayes, the 19-year-old left-hander who played in Germany..." October 21

  • Why Omri Casspi believes Deni Avdija would be 'amazing' for Warriors

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  The Warriors will go into the 2020 NBA Draft, barring a trade, with the No. 2 overall pick for the first time since they selected none other than Hall of Famer Rick Barry. There are unlimited options to choose from, with rumors swirling about the..." October 21

  • New York Knicks: Tyrese Haliburton and his unorthodox shot at NBA glory

    Empire Sports Media "The New York Knicks have been looking for a lead guard for so long. They might find him in this year’s point guard-heavy NBA Draft. He may not have the size and the athleticism of Magic Johnson and LeBron James but Tyrese Haliburton has their combination of vision,..." October 20

  • Timberwolves high on Obi Toppin in 2020 NBA Draft

    USA Today "Former Dayton forward Obi Toppin has emerged as one of the most well-liked prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft and has a number of teams interested in his services, including the Minnesota Timberwolves, who hold the Nos. 1, 17 and 33 picks on Nov. 18. The Timberwolves are reportedly high..." October 19

  • How High Will 2020 NBA Draft's Most Popular Prospect Climb?

    Bleacher Report "Obi Toppin sounds like the most popular prospect in the 2020 NBA draft.  He might not be No. 1, but practically every scout and executive Bleacher Report has spoken with has expressed confidence in his potential, fit and character.  Not every NBA..." October 19

  • Will Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball go No. 1?

    NBA.com "8h ago NBA Draft 2020 2020 NBA Mock Draft: Will Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball go No. 1? Want to learn more about the top prospects and other potential first-rounders in the 2020 NBA Draft? Look no further than our Mock Draft that provides insight to where players might..." October 18

  • 2020 NBA Free Agency: Ranking Top 15 Best Players Who Could Be Available

    Fadeaway World "The NBA season has come to an end. We have all got through a difficult season with plenty of distractions, and we crowned an NBA Champion in the Los Angeles Lakers. Looking towards next season, teams are looking to add quality players in the free-agent market to make big moves towards competing..." October 17

  • Experts weigh in on Knicks NBA Draft target Isaac Okoro

    SNY TV "An item of note ahead of next month’s NBA Draft: The Knicks have spent a lot of time gathering information on Isaac Okoro. Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl told SNY in a phone interview that “they’ve been very..." October 17

  • Warriors not likely to use No. 2 overall pick on a center

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors find themselves in an interesting, if not advantageous, position as they move full-steam ahead toward the NBA Draft next month. Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green return to form a core group that could contend..." October 16

  • Seven point guards Kings should target for backcourt

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The NBA Draft is just around the corner and the Sacramento Kings not only hold the No. 12 overall selection, but picks No. 35, 43 and 52 as well. While they don’t really have the roster space for all four picks, they do have holes to fill. On Wednesday morning, the team..." October 16

  • The NBA Draft trade that would land the Knicks LaMelo Ball

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks still need a focal point; a young star around which they can build their team. RJ Barrett doesn’t seem to be that guy. They’ve taken flyers on Frank Ntillikina, Dennis Smith Jr., and Kevin Knox, but none seem to have star potential. Mitchell..." October 15

  • NBA teams hearing Knicks had been looking to trade up in draft for top pick

    SNY TV "A few notes on the Knicks and the draft: Earlier this month, a few teams told people around top draft prospects that the Knicks were looking into trading up for a top pick in this draft. Just how hard New York had been looking into the possibility is unknown, but teams make..." October 15

  • What we know and don't know ahead of the draft, free agency and the start of the 2020-21 NBA season

    ESPN "The longest season in NBA history is finally complete. More than a full calendar year after teams reported to training camp, the Los Angeles Lakers were crowned champions, accepting the Larry O'Brien Trophy on Sunday night inside the NBA's campus environment at Walt Disney..." October 15

  • 5 Realistic LaMelo Ball Trade Ideas for 2020 NBA Draft Night

    Bleacher Report "LaMelo Ball looks like the best point guard in the 2020 NBA draft, and he might be the favorite to go No. 1 overall, as well. At 6'7" and just 19 years old, Ball has elite size and vision at the position and has already played professionally in Australia. While..." October 14

  • LeBron James grounded Bronny James after weed video? Odell Beckham Jr. let info slip

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers star Lebron James has been able to stay out of trouble and maintain a good public image all throughout his playing career. His eldest son in Bronny James also hopes to follow in his footsteps. But his name has recently trended on social media for the wrong..." October 14

  • LaMelo Ball Signs With Puma Basketball

    Complex "Highly-touted NBA Draft prospect and soon-to-be lottery pick LaMelo Ball is Puma Basketball’s newest ambassador. Originally rumored back in August, the deal was announced this morning via the 19-year old point guard’s Instagram page. He becomes the first Ball..." October 14

  • Detroit Pistons draft preview: In Deni Avdija, the chance to land a bookend partner for Sekou Doumbouya

    NBA.com "History says it’s a virtual certainty a future All-Star, perhaps even a future MVP, will be available when the Pistons go on the clock to make the seventh pick in the 2020 NBA draft. It’s too early to judge the 2018 and ’19 drafts – though early returns suggest..." October 14

  • Some NBA teams unhappy with pre-draft in-person workouts

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA announced Monday that teams will be allowed to conduct in-person workouts with prospects prior to the NBA Draft. That decision has apparently gone down poorly with some teams. According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, the rule was pushed hardest by teams near the top of..." October 13

  • Draft Prospects Can Start Making Visits On Friday

    Hoops Rumors "The league will allow teams to begin conducting in-person meetings with this year’s draft prospects on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. Meetings can be held during a month-long period from October 16-November 16. That will allow teams to see prospects up to..." October 12

  • Kevin Durant And The Worst Players At Bench Press Test On NBA Draft Combine

    Fadeaway World "The draft combine is an important part of the NBA draft, but failing at one of the test you face there won’t always translate in a bad career. If we take a look at the NFL, things are different. A bad result can totally change how a player is perceived in the eyes of teams. Still, NBA..." October 11

  • Why Devin Vassell would be perfect fit for Kings in NBA draft

    NBC Sports Bay Area "We now have hit the home stretch. Nov. 18 will be here before you know it and with it comes the 2020 NBA Draft and the all-important first selection for new Kings general manager Monte McNair. Will McNair be active during his first draft? Will he try to move up the board or down..." October 10

  • NBA To Eliminate BLM, Social Injustice Messages On Courts Next Season

    Total Pro Sports "When the NBA came back from their hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, it did so by having social justice messages on the courts, but that won’t be happening next season. NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the messages such as “Black Lives Matter” won’t be..." October 09

  • Lack Of Consensus On Prospects Could Shake Up Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Former North Carolina guard Cole Anthony has long been considered a probable lottery pick in the 2020 draft, ranking 14th on ESPN’s top-100 list even after an underwhelming freshman season. However, Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report (Twitter link) says he recently..." October 09

  • The Best Trade Offer Every NBA Lottery Team Could Hear on Draft Night

    Bleacher Report "NBA draft night is an opportunity to change the roster, and that doesn't happen solely with the selections. Teams are always wheeling and dealing at the annual talent grab, and the activity could increase during this year's iteration. Free agency is limited—both..." October 08

  • Nets’ draft possibility Jalen Smith salivating over potential Kevin Durant alliance

    New York Post "The Nets were one of the first teams to interview Maryland power forward Jalen Smith, which is fitting. The 20-year-old grew up watching a pair of similarly sized Kevins the Nets are intimately familiar with: Kevin Garnett and Kevin Durant. Smith patterned his game after Garnett and..." October 08

  • LaMelo Ball is at top of Cavs’ draft board

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers’ mantra for the upcoming draft might as well be “Ball don’t lie.” Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor reported this week that star guard LaMelo Ball is at the top of the team’s 2020 draft board. Deni Avdija from Israel and..." October 06

  • Built to Win: Knicks’ prospect Isaac Okoro hates losing

    Empire Sports Media "The New York Knicks are intrigued by Auburn’s one-and-done prospect Isaac Okoro who could be the second coming of Kawhi Leonard. In the summer of 2019, before Isaac Okoro went to Auburn for his lone college season, Boston Celtics’ rising star Jaylen Brown came..." October 06

  • 7 Superstars The Timberwolves Can Land For The No. 1 Pick

    Fadeaway World "The Minnesota Timberwolves struck gold by acquiring the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. Despite having a massive pool of talent to select in the draft this season, the Wolves might make a move for a third star to pair with D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns. This means..." October 06

  • Reading tea leaves about Nets Draft thinking

    Nets Daily "With Draft interviews now in full force, it’s hard to tell just who the Nets like for the 19th spot in the first round ... or the 55th spot in the second, if they keep it. But there are some suggestions of who they are prioritizing in their discussions. This week, two..." October 05

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Players In 2021 Olympics ‘Unlikely’

    Hoops Rumors "With the NBA expecting the 2020/21 season to start until this upcoming January at the earliest, the league’s players will likely not participate in the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, commissioner Adam Silver said on NBATV (via NBC Sports). “I think it’s unlikely,..." October 03

  • Auburn star Isaac Okoro claims he should be 2020 top draft pick, sees fit with Timberwolves

    Clutch Points "Auburn’s Isaac Okoro is making the case for why the Minnesota Timberwolves should select him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Okoro isn’t necessarily one of the names frequently mentioned as a potential top pick, such as LaMelo Ball or Anthony..." October 03

  • 10 Crazy Blockbuster NBA Trades That Could Happen This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "With the NBA talent pool so widely spread out, and a number of major stars finally set to return from extended injury-induced absences, the League is primed for some potentially massive power shifts between now and next season. Single or double-star led teams could be looking for some big moves..." October 03

  • Doc Rivers Could Trade Ben Simmons For The No. 1 Pick And Draft LaMelo Ball

    Total Pro Sports "Doc Rivers may have been served his walking papers with the Los Angeles Clippers, but he did not stay without a job for very long. Rivers reached agreement on a five-year deal to become the next coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. It also means he will return to the Atlantic Division, where he..." October 02

  • New York Knicks cast a wide net in point guard search

    Empire Sports Media "It’s going to be an unpredictable NBA Draft Night for the New York Knicks. New Knicks president Leon Rose and his front office have continued to keep their cards close to their chest.  But the Draft Combine media interviews have provided some clarity that the Knicks..." October 01

  • LaMelo Ball withdraws from remainder of 2020 NBA Draft combine

    USA Today "After taking part in the interview portions of the 2020 NBA Draft Combine, LaMelo Ball has withdrawn from the remainder of the combine, as reported by Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo. The move comes after Ball took part in a media interview on Monday, a rarity, but before he could..." September 30

  • LaMelo Ball interviews with the Knicks but unsure if they’ll trade for him

    Empire Sports Media "LaMelo Ball dreams of playing next season as the top overall pick. “Ever since I was a little, when I’d do little projects and stuff, that was one of my goals — to go to the NBA and be the No.1 pick,” Ball said during his Draft Combine zoom call with the..." September 29

  • Phoenix Suns show interest in Arizona's Zeke Nnaji and Maryland's Jalen Smith

    AZ Central "Zeke Nnaji is letting it be known he can bring more to an NBA team than just high energy. “I’m a very coachable person,” Nnaji said. “Very big competitor. Work hard every day. Tenacious rebounding on both ends of the floor. Can run the floor well. Someone who..." September 29

  • LaMelo Ball reveals ideal situation for him in the NBA

    Clutch Points "LaMelo Ball is one of the top prospects in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. However, while he is confident that he can fit in with any group, he believes that he can excel better in a situation where he has the ball in his hands. No one knows for certain which team will pick Ball...." September 28

  • LaMelo Ball on father's comments about not fitting with the Warriors: 'I'm my own man'

    USA Today "There has been much conversation in the pre-draft process on LaMelo Ball and his potential fit with the Warriors. Positioned at the No. 2 spot in the draft, Golden State will almost certainly have a big decision to make as to whether to draft Ball. While the Warriors have made their..." September 28

  • LaMelo Ball expected to go first overall if T-Wolves don’t trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves hold the first overall selection in the upcoming NBA Draft, and some believe they will trade the pick. If they don’t, the youngest of the three Ball brothers could become a No. 1 pick. Multiple sources told Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman..." September 28

  • LaMelo Ball among those participating in 2020 NBA Draft Combine

    Bleacher Report "NBA teams will reportedly have an opportunity to evaluate LaMelo Ball in person during the NBA Draft Combine. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium shared a list of participants joining Ball. Notably absent is potential No. 1 pick Anthony Edwards, as well as the..." September 28

  • Georgetown's Ömer Yurtseven on interviewing with Wizards

    NBC Sports Washington "  As 2020 NBA Draft prospect Ömer Yurtseven met with general manager Tommy Sheppard and Wizards brass on Wednesday in a pre-draft interview conducted by video conference, the Georgetown big man had an opinion to share with them: Bradley Beal should have been..." September 25

  • Warriors will not draft LaMelo Ball

    San Francisco Chronicle "In the lead-up to the NBA draft, The Chronicle is analyzing players the Warriors could consider taking with the No. 2 pick. Next up is former Illawarra Hawks guard LaMelo Ball: Strengths: Ball might be the most polarizing player in this draft class, but few doubt that he has a..." September 25

  • Cavaliers To Use 5th Overall Pick As Bait

    Fadeaway World "The Cleveland Cavaliers are facing a major crossroad this offseason. They’ve put together a somewhat intriguing young core with Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, and Kevin Porter Jr but it seems like they still lack a superstar prospect that could take them over the..." September 23

  • Warriors 2020 NBA Draft targets: Is Isaac Okoro young Andre Iguodala?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  With the NBA officially setting the 2020 NBA Draft for Nov. 18, it’s  time for the Warriors to begin gearing up for what could be a huge night for the franchise. Armed with the No. 2 overall pick, Golden State has options. They can trade the pick and bring..." September 22

  • NBA mulling fall tournament featuring G League select team

    USA Today "The NBA G League is reportedly discussing the possibility of hosting a tournament in a bubble environment featuring the newly-formed Ignite team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The tournament will take place in November or December and will also include other teams,..." September 22