NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • Orlando Magic win lottery for No. 1 pick in 2022 NBA Draft

    TSN "Orlando Magic hold the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft after winning the Draft Lottery on Tuesday. The Oklahoma City Thunder will pick second and the Houston Rockets will select third " May 17

  • Who should the Cavs take if they strike NBA lottery gold again?

    Cavs Nation "Despite a wildly successful season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, they find themselves in a familiar position on the NBA’s quirky, but impactful lottery night. A late slide caused the Cavs to slip just outside the playoffs. It’s a disappointing result, but the future is..." May 17

  • 5 teams set to improve the most with luck in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the annual NBA Draft Lottery set to take place prior to the start of Tuesday night’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup, there is no top consensus, LeBron James, Zion Williamson, or otherwise top-regarded No. 1 prospect in the incoming class. Instead, there are..." May 17

  • Auburn’s Jabari Smith favored to go No. 1 in 2022 draft

    Yahoo! Sports "Jaden Ivey is a tantalizing pick for bettors to go No. 1 in the June NBA draft. The Purdue guard is getting the most money of any player to get picked first at BetMGM. Ivey is getting just under 10% of bets but those bets make up over 43% of the total money bet on the first pick ahead..." May 17

  • Adam Schefter roasts Knicks ahead of 2022 NBA Draft Lottery

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks finished the regular season below .500 with a 37-45 record and no postseason run. After the disappointing 2021-2022 season, the team is looking forward to moving on and preparing for the season ahead. The NBA Draft Lottery is the next big thing for teams..." May 17

  • The biggest storylines to watch in the upcoming NBA draft combine

    ESPN "A record 120 players will gather at Wintrust Arena in Chicago for the NBA draft combine and G League Elite camp this week. Chicago will also play host to 17 agency-run pro days, as well as the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), marking one of the most important weeks on..." May 16

  • Top 10 signature moves from the 2022 NBA draft class

    ESPN "Magic Johnson had the no-look pass, Dirk Nowitzki had the leaning one-legged fadeaway, and now the next generation of prospective NBA stars in the 2022 NBA draft will look to bring their own signature moves to the hardwood. Prior to next Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, draft..." May 13

  • 2022 NBA Lottery Simulation + Mock Draft: Who Would Wizards Take No. 1?

    Bleacher Report "Recent trades and draft picks have signaled that the Washington Wizards remain focused on competing. Rebuilding doesn't seem to be part of the plan. Would winning the 2022 NBA draft lottery make them more or less likely to restart from scratch? That conversation..." May 12

  • 3 Ideal NBA Draft Landing Spots For Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis

    NBA Analysis "The postseason is still playing around the league, but it is never too early to take a look at the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft. One intriguing prospect that continues to climb up draft boards is Wisconsin guard Johnny Davis. The Badger was named the Big Ten Player of the Year..." May 12

  • 2022 NBA Lottery Simulation and Mock Draft: Who Would NOLA Take No. 1?

    Bleacher Report "After a brutal 3-16 start to the season, the New Orleans Pelicans suddenly look like playoff regulars with a 26.3 percent chance of having a top-four selection in the 2022 NBA draft. They'll own the Los Angeles Lakers' pick, assuming it lands in the top 10 (99.5 percent..." May 11

  • Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren Highlight 2022 NBA Draft Combine Participants

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NBA Draft Combine list is out, and a whole host of big names will be attending. Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic provided the official group of attendees Tuesday. All 50 players on Jonathan Wasserman's latest Bleacher Report 2022 draft big..." May 11

  • 2022 NBA Draft: 3 Ideal Landing Spots For TyTy Washington Jr.

    NBA Analysis "Kentucky’s TyTy Washington Jr is one of the best guard prospects in the 2022 NBA Draft. Projected to go mid-first round, Washington Jr is adept at creating shots for himself and his teammates, despite his small stature. At his absolute best, Washington Jr could turn into a point..." May 03

  • NBA playoff observations: First-round analysis through the Clippers’ lens

    The Athletic "Despite being a game away from clinching a spot in the 2022 NBA postseason, the LA Clippers were one of 14 NBA teams that failed to make the playoffs. As a team one year removed from a conference finals appearance, the Clippers will be expected to at least return to the playoffs in..." May 01

  • Best & Worst Landing Spots For Chet Holmgren In 2022 NBA Draft

    NBA Analysis "Chet Holmgren is one of the most polarizing players in recent NBA Draft history. Most analysts believe that his unique blend of size and skill tags him with a towering potential that outweighs any possible concern and gives him the loftiest ceiling of all the prospects available in..." April 29

  • NBA Draft 2022 Rumors: Chet Holmgren's 'Upside is Too Much to Ignore' with No. 1 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren remains a strong candidate to be the first player selected in this year's NBA draft. "I think it would be tough to have the No. 1 pick and not take him," an NBA team source told The Athletic's James L. Edwards III. "If he's..." April 26

  • 2024 Top Recruit Naasir Cunningham To Sign With Overtime Elite

    The Spun "Naasir Cunningham is the top basketball recruit in the 2024 cycle. He’s heard from nearly every prominent collegiate program in the country. However, he’s taking a different route for his basketball future. Cunningham has decided to sign with Overtime Elite, a basketball..." April 25

  • Leonard Miller declares for NBA Draft

    A Sea of Blue "The Kentucky Wildcats may have lost out on a big addition to the 2022-23 roster today. Leonard Miller, a 6-foot-10 forward from Canada’s Fort Erie International Academy, announced his intentions Saturday to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. He will maintain his..." April 24

  • Best and Worst Landing Spots for Every Projected 2022 NBA Lottery Pick

    Bleacher Report "Team fit plays a key role in a prospect's early development after the NBA draft. Landing with the right franchise can jump-start a player's career. The wrong fit could derail it. Based on the strengths and weaknesses of the projected lottery picks in..." April 21

  • Four NBA Teams Have No 2022 Draft Picks

    Hoops Rumors "In a typical NBA draft, each team receives two picks — one in the first round and one in the second. However, as our pre-lottery draft order shows, only five NBA teams (the Knicks, Pistons, Hawks, Wizards, and Rockets) control exactly two picks in the 2022 draft. The other 25..." April 21

  • Where NBA Draft Lottery teams stand heading into offseason: What went wrong, what to fix, pick situations

    The Athletic "The NBA Draft Lottery will take place May 17, right in the heart of the playoffs. We probably won’t hear from or much about the 14 teams that didn’t end up making the playoffs until the week of that draft-lottery pull. That doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment to check in..." April 20

  • 3 Trade Targets For Pacers With Projected Top 5 Draft Pick

    NBA Analysis "The Indiana Pacers made a splash at this year’s NBA trade deadline, swapping franchise mainstay Domanas Sabonis for Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield. Indeed, the trade signaled the team’s intention to rebuild. Didn’t it? Frankly, we’re not sure. As a..." April 20

  • 6 Prospects Sliding Down 2022 NBA Draft Boards

    Bleacher Report "Some NBA prospects used March and April to move up boards, which means some are moving down. Six names stand out as the biggest fallers who'll need to change scouts' and executives' minds during workouts. However, a few haven't announced whether..." April 19

  • Duke’s Mark Williams Declares For Draft

    USA Today "Duke Blue Devils sophomore Mark Williams on Monday announced that he will declare for the 2022 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining collegiate eligibility. Williams was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year after averaging 11.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.8..." April 18

  • 2022 NBA Draft Lottery Odds

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will be using its revamped lottery format for the fourth time this year. The new format, instituted in 2019, smoothed out the odds for top picks, reducing the league’s worst team’s chance of getting the No. 1 selection from 25.0% to 14.0%. The changes have had an..." April 18

  • Dyson Daniels To Enter NBA Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Dyson Daniels of the G League Ignite has decided to declare for the NBA draft, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN. The 6’8″ Australian guard is ranked 10th overall on ESPN’s big board. “I’m all in for the draft,” Daniels..." April 17

  • Update On 2022 NBA First-Round Picks

    Hoops Rumors "Cleveland fell to Atlanta in the East’s final play-in game, missing out on a playoff berth. However, there was one silver lining for the Cavaliers: they’re keeping their first-round pick in the 2022 draft. If the Cavs had won and advanced to the playoffs,..." April 16

  • Possible Lottery Pick Ousmane Dieng Entering Draft

    Hoops Rumors "French forward Ousmane Dieng is entering the 2022 NBA draft, he told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Jonathan Givony. Dieng is viewed by ESPN’s as the No. 12 prospect in this year’s class, according to the report from Wojnarowski and Givony, though he..." April 15

  • Jeremy Sochan, Baylor men's basketball freshman, entering NBA draft

    ESPN "Baylor freshman Jeremy Sochan will enter the 2022 NBA draft and forgo his remaining college eligibility by hiring agents, he told ESPN on Friday. "I am fortunate enough to be declaring for the 2022 NBA draft," Sochan, the No. 14 prospect in the ESPN..." April 15

  • 4 moves Hornets must make to return to the playoffs

    Sportsnaut "For the second consecutive season, the Charlotte Hornets were blown out in the Eastern Conference play-in game. This time, it came in a 29-point loss to the Atlanta Hawks with star forward Miles Bridges displaying the same frustration that had to be on the minds of every..." April 14

  • 4 moves Spurs must make to return to the playoffs

    Sportsnaut "The San Antonio Spurs have now missed out on the NBA Playoffs for a third consecutive season. It’s the first time this has happened in the history of the franchise, beginning all the way back in 1967 when they were the Dallas Chaparrals. Stuck between bottom-end playoff..." April 14

  • Nikola Jovic to declare for 2022 NBA Draft

    The Score "Serbian forward Nikola Jovic has submitted paperwork to become eligible for the 2022 NBA Draft, Jovic's agent told ESPN's Jonathan Givony. Jovic, 18, ranks as the 23rd-best prospect in the class of 2022. " April 11

  • LeBron James Loved His Son Bronny James' Brilliant Mixtape

    Fadeaway World "Bronny James may have it a bit tough coming through as a basketball player considering who his father is, but the support LeBron shows his son constantly likely makes up for the pressure from the outside. As Bronny gets closer to making it into the league, his highlights and performances are..." April 10

  • Isaiah Mobley Among Latest To Enter NBA Draft

    Hoops Rumors "USC big man Isaiah Mobley announced on Twitter that he will declare for the NBA draft and hire an agent. Mobley also entered the draft last year, along with his brother Evan, who is among the favorites for Rookie of the Year honors. Isaiah decided to return to school for his..." April 10

  • Top 10 Storylines for the 2021-22 NBA Season's Final Week

    Bleacher Report "As the final week of the 2021-22 NBA regular season begins, all kinds of questions remain. Many of the major award races are still unsettled, and much about the seeding and first-round matchups isn't nearly as locked in as it usually is by this time of year. With that in mind,..." April 04

  • Bronny James' Impressive AAU Debut Goes Viral

    Fadeaway World "Bronny James is a youngster that every NBA fan keeps an eye on with some interest. With LeBron recently revealing that he will move to whatever team drafts Bronny to play alongside his son, where Bronny goes in the draft will be influenced by that. However, his level of play will..." April 03

  • Paolo Banchero’s NBA Stock Is Soaring. Should He Go No. 1?

    The Ringer "Paolo Banchero has something right now that Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith Jr. don’t: the ability to create his own shot and open looks for others. I’m moving him to no. 1 on my 2022 NBA Draft Guide big board, which is where he was in my mind before the college season. Smith..." April 01

  • Bryce James Is Considered A Better Prospect Than Older Brother Bronny James Jr.

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James' sons are expected to follow in his father's footsteps and pursue professional basketball careers. This has been known for a while, especially with his eldest son, Bronny James, growing up and showing good quality.  The King has stated that he wants to..." April 01

  • Notre Dame’s Blake Wesley Declares For NBA Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Notre Dame guard Blake Wesley won’t return to the Fighting Irish next season, telling Jonathan Givony of ESPN that he plans to enter the 2022 NBA draft and go pro. A freshman in 2021/22, Wesley was named to the All-ACC Second Team after averaging 14.4 PPG,..." March 30

  • 3 Blazers 2022 NBA draft prospects set to star in the Final Four

    Clutch Points "At least the Portland Trail Blazers tanked their way into a silver lining from one of the most disappointing seasons in team history. Even if the New Orleans Pelicans make the playoffs, delaying their biggest prize from the C.J. McCollum trade until 2025, the..." March 30

  • March Madness 2022: NBA Draft prospects who helped or hurt their stock during the NCAA Tournament

    CBS Sports "The first two weekends of the 2022 NCAA Tournament shined a spotlight on some of the brightest stars on the biggest stage in the sport with very real implications for this year's NBA Draft. Fair or not, how players perform in March Madness can often significantly boost -- or torpedo --..." March 30

  • Tari Eason to leave LSU Tigers basketball team, declare for NBA draft

    ESPN "LSU sophomore Tari Eason will enter the 2022 NBA draft and forgo his remaining college eligibility by hiring an agent, he told ESPN on Friday. "After a long talk with my family, coaches past and present and peers, reflecting on my love for basketball, I've..." March 25

  • Ranking the Top 10 NBA Draft Prospects in the 2022 Sweet 16

    Bleacher Report "Though a handful of potential top-10 NBA draft picks have been eliminated from the NCAA tournament, lottery teams still have plenty of targets to scout. Multiple No. 1 overall candidates will be playing in the Sweet 16, and we've counted 10 prospects who could wind up in..." March 24

  • Potential 2022 First-Round Pick Chet Holmgren Compared To Kevin Durant By NBA Scout

    Fan Nation "According to Kyrsten Peek of Yahoo! Sports, one NBA scout compared Gonzaga star Chet Holmgren to NBA superstar Kevin Durant when he was coming out of the University of Texas in 2007.   The article on Yahoo! can be read in the hyperlink above, and the quote from the scout can..." March 24

  • 'I'm the best player': Jaden Hardy credited G League for draft prep

    USA Today "Projected first-round pick Jaden Hardy recently credited the NBA G League for preparing him to advance to the next level after playing this season with the Ignite. Hardy, who was the No. 3 prospect in the high school class of 2021, opted to turn professional and sign with..." March 24

  • Memphis F Josh Minott will declare for NBA draft

    Sportsnaut "Memphis freshman forward Josh Minott said Thursday he will enter the 2022 NBA Draft. Minott told ESPN that he has no intentions of returning to the Tigers but will maintain his college eligibility. “I don’t plan to need my eligibility,” Minott told..." March 24

  • Drew Timme Scouting Report: Why isn't he a projected NBA first-round Draft Pick?

    Sporting News "As scintillating as Holmgren is as a prospect, it was Timme who completely dominated in each of Gonzaga's first two games. Timme exploded for 32 points and 13 rebounds to defeat Georgia State in the Round of 64 and his second-half surge kept Gonzaga's National Championship..." March 24

  • 3 early 2022 NBA Draft targets Magic must be watching

    Clutch Points "The Orlando Magic have the third-worst record in the NBA and are looking at a likely top-five pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. As a team with several quality pieces but no blue chip superstar, the team needs to get this pick right and draft a future star. The Magic can draft..." March 23

  • 3 early 2022 NBA Draft targets Pelicans must be watching

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans Pelicans hoped to have a 100% healthy Zion Williamson as the leader of the franchise for the foreseeable future. However, he sustained another injury that has sidelined him for the whole season and caused the Pelicans to plummet all the way to 10th in the Western..." March 19

  • 3 Intriguing NBA Draft Prospects To Keep An Eye On In March Madness

    NBA Analysis "The NBA will take a back seat in the basketball world this week to college basketball, as the 2022 NCAA Tournament is upon us. The tournament is a polarizing event that draws the attention of everyone. It is hard to find anyone that isn’t filling out at least one bracket this..." March 16

  • 2022 NBA Draft to take place June 23, lottery on May 17 during combine events

    The Athletic "The NBA is starting to prepare for the season ahead with a little over a month left in the 2021-22 regular season. Dates and locations for the 2022 NBA Draft events were revealed by the league on Tuesday. The draft itself will take place on June 23 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y...." March 15