NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • Killian Hayes Is Coming to Claim His Basketball Birthright

    Bleacher Report "Killian Hayes idles a few feet behind the three-point line, scanning the floor, when he spots an opening. Wielding the ball with his left hand and keeping a defender at bay with his right hip, Hayes slips a dribble behind his back and blows by his man. In another bounce, he's at the top of..." August 02

  • Bronny James Reportedly Has A New Girlfriend

    Fadeaway World "Arguably the biggest name in NBA history is LeBron James, the four-time MVP is still considered one of the best players in the league. The popularity and skill of LeBron has his son LeBron James Jr otherwise known as Bronny under a lot of pressure to follow in his footsteps. Bronny is..." July 22

  • Trae Young 'LaMelo Ball Could Be Top 3 Pick ... In 2020 Draft'

    TMZ "NBA star Trae Young says the hype about LaMelo Ball is REAL -- because he believes it's entirely possible the youngest Ball bro ends up a top 3 NBA draft pick in 2020. The Atlanta Hawks star just came off a FANTASTIC rookie season, and has been working out with LaMelo while..." July 21

  • Hoops Star R.J. Hampton Already Killin' Pros ... Says NBA Trainer

    TMZ "Looks like R.J. Hampton made the right decision passing up college basketball to get a check in Australia ... 'cause he's already dominating pro basketball players, according to NBA skills trainer Tyler Relph. Relph is a basketball guru, having trained guys like Julius Randle,..." July 20

  • The Rise of the Next Antetokounmpo

    Bleacher Report "Giannis Antetokounmpo leans against a table at the Bucks practice facility in downtown Milwaukee and watches a boy dribble. The boy's legs turn into scissors as he slices a basketball between them. A white band that says "God is here" dangles from the boy's wrist, seeming to..." July 18

  • Projected 1st-rounder Amar Sylla signs with Oostende

    ESPN "Amar Sylla, ranked No. 23 in the ESPN 2020 mock draft, has signed a three-year contract containing NBA out clauses with Belgian league champions BC Oostende, his agent Arturo Ortega told ESPN. "I think this is the best step for me at this stage of my career," Sylla told..." July 15

  • The Thunder Have a Pirate's Chest of First-Round Picks

    The Big Lead "The Oklahoma City Thunder shocked everyone by trading away Paul George, but they were well-compensated for the bold move. They received no less than five first-round picks from the Los Angeles Clippers, a haul of unprecedented proportions in a trade for a superstar. It was a..." July 08

  • Top 5 Surprises Of The 2019 NBA Draft

    Fadeaway World "The day most NBA fans were expecting is finally in the history books, as the NBA Draft came to an end and left a lot of fans in total disbelief thanks to some of the moves we saw. While the top 3 picks were pretty much a lock, it was mayhem from then on, and every single mock Draft..." June 23

  • Shaquille O'Neal would build a franchise around No. 44 pick Bol Bol over Zion Williamson

    USA Today "Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal's allegiance to big men has taken a confusing turn.  O'Neal  told Complex he would build a franchise around former Oregon center Bol Bol, the No. 44 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, over No. 1 pick and Duke standout Zion..." June 22

  • This is How Much Bol Bol Lost After Falling Late In The 2nd Round In NBA Draft

    Total Pro Sports "One of the most heartbreaking moments on Thursday was watching Bol Bol hear name after name called in the first round to the point where he saw himself fall into waiting for the second round. Even then, he still heard name after name called until the Miami Heat selected him with the..." June 22

  • Zion Williamson takes inspiration from Thanos, the 'Avengers' supervillain

    CBS Sports "Zion Williamson won himself fans across the NBA on Thursday night, giving a simple but powerful message to New Orleans Pelicans fans after going No. 1 overall in the 2019 draft: "Let's dance." On Friday, the big man revealed that his viral remarks actually stem from one..." June 22

  • Five Biggest Steals of the 2019 NBA Draft

    12 Up "The NBA Draft has come and gone, meaning newly-minted NBA athletes are currently meeting the coaches, players, and executives who will make help their transition into the Association much simpler. While some picks from last night were by the book, there were a few that had..." June 21

  • Shaquille O'Neal would build a franchise around No. 44 pick Bol Bol over Zion Williamson

    USA Today "Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal's allegiance to big men has taken a confusing turn.  O'Neal  told Complex he would build a franchise around former Oregon center Bol Bol, the No. 44 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, over No. 1 pick and Duke standout..." June 21

  • Hard to make sense of Elton Brand's first NBA draft as Sixers' GM

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It’s tough to know what to make of Elton Brand’s first draft as the Sixers’ GM. An optimist may applaud his boldness in seeing a player he liked in Matisse Thybulle and doing what he needed to do to get that player.  A pessimist may say that..." June 21

  • These 5 players absolutely should have been picked in the 2019 NBA Draft

    SB Nation "There are only 60 players that get picked in the NBA Draft. That means that every year, there are always a handful of prospects who don’t get to hear their name called on draft night. These players certainly have the talent to make NBA teams, but they just need somebody to..." June 21

  • Stephen A. comes unhinged, rants league ‘should’ve fixed’ lottery so Knicks could get Zion

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Knicks weren’t able to get Duke’s Zion Williamson on Thursday nightin the 2019 NBA Draft. But ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith — an unabashed Knicks fan — still thinks the Knicks (or “we” as he refers to the team) are..." June 21

  • Will Drafting RJ Barrett Be New York Knicks' Biggest Offseason Move?

    Bleacher Report "As the New York Knicks meandered through a deflating 17-win season—their second such horror show in five years—there was finally reason for optimism. Remember when the Knicks thought they could be getting Zion Williamson, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, all..." June 21

  • Bol Bol Shows Up For NBA Draft In $100,000 Suit, Gets Picked In Second Round

    Inquisitr "Bol Bol stepped out for a nail-biting evening as the NBA draft picks were announced on Thursday night. While the night wore on, the top rated basketball player continued to look as cool as cool can get. This attitude was helped along by the wardrobe the teen rocked for the big event held at..." June 21

  • What Zion Williamson Stands to Earn on His Rookie Contract

    12 Up "Was it ever really in doubt? Thursday night in Brooklyn, the New Orleans Pelicans made a it official by selecting former Duke freshman phenom Zion Williamson with the No.1 overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft. And with this big moment comes a big..." June 21

  • Feedback and medicals on Nuggets’ Bol Bol are ‘not good’, explains massive slide

    Clutch Points "Bol Bol, the 7-foot-3, 208-pound center turned in uninviting medical results which explain his massive slide in the 2019 NBA Draft. Bol was selected 44th overall by the Miami Heat during the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday. However, he was traded to the Denver..." June 21

  • Record 4 Canadians taken in 1st round of NBA draft

    The Score "An NBA-record four Canadians were selected in the first round of the draft, including Duke star RJ Barrett and Gonzaga's Brandon Clarke. The previous record was set when Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas, and Tyler Ennis were taken in the first 18 selections of the 2014 draft. Dwight..." June 21

  • Pelicans GM: Zion not here to 'save this franchise'

    ESPN "An historic week for the New Orleans Pelicans came to a peak Thursday evening when general manager David Griffin and the front office chose Zion Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft. "We had a rather eventful evening," said..." June 21

  • Blazers Had Nassir Little 12th On Draft Board

    Real GM Basketball "The Portland Trail Blazers had Nassir Little 12th on their draft board but selected him at No. 25. Little was one of the highest rated prospects entering his freshman season at North Carolina. " June 21

  • The Nuggets Traded Into The Second Round To Draft Bol Bol

    Dime Magazine "Bol Bol entered last fall as one of the most intriguing prospects at the collegiate level, but after suffering a stress fracture of his foot that ended his season, he slid down may boards due to concerns about his health. Those concerns led the extremely talented, but raw, Bol to fall..." June 21

  • Grizzlies’ Ja Morant says he will not play in 2019 NBA Summer League

    Clutch Points "Memphis Grizzlies rookie point guard Ja Morant says he will not play in the 2019 NBA Summer League. Morant underwent right knee surgery at the beginning of June. The Grizzlies selected Morant with the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Ja is now the new face of the..." June 20

  • ESPN Roasted The Hell Out of The Knicks During The 2019 NBA Draft

    Total Pro Sports "The New York Knicks were just sitting around minding their business when ESPN decided to roast their life away. As they got ready to take R.J. Barrett with the 3rd over all pick in the 2019 NBA Draft — Bobby Marks listed what the team needs and he just listed..." June 20

  • The Wizards, Still Operating Without A GM, Drafted A Guy They'd Neither Met Nor Spoken To

    Deadspin "The Washington Wizards selected Gonzaga big man Rui Hachimura with the No. 9 pick in NBA Draft. The pick was a bit of a surprise given that there hadn’t been any reports of any connections between that franchise and their eventual draftee. As it turns out, that surprise extended all the..." June 20

  • Jaxson Hayes Wore a Sideshow Bob Necklace, It Was Glorious

    The Big Lead "Jaxson Hayes averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds during his freshman year at Texas. The NBA Draft is about more than raw numbers, though, and Hayes possesses freakish athleticism. Therefore, he was taken eighth overall by the New Orleans Pelicans. He’ll join forces with Zion Williamson and..." June 20

  • Top 3 picks in NBA Draft all cried in interview with parents after being picked

    Larry Brown Sports "The top three picks in the 2019 NBA Draft went as expected, but the drama came in the post-selection interviews with ESPN’s Maria Taylor. Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, and RJ Barrett all cried when talking about what their parents meant to them and their success. Here is Zion..." June 20

  • Wizards select Rui Hachimura with No. 9 pick

    The Score "With the No. 9 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards selected Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura. The Japanese forward continued to grow and flourish with the Bulldogs, significantly raising his production from when he began with the program two seasons prior. It led to the..." June 20

  • After trade, Pelicans select Jaxson Hayes with No. 8 pick in 2019 NBA Draft

    The Advocate "After a massive trade with the Hawks that included sending the No. 4 pick to Atlanta, the New Orleans Pelicans selected Jaxson Hayes with the No. 8-overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft. Less than an hour after taking former Duke freshman phenom Zion Williamson with the..." June 20

  • Zion Williamson Gave An Emotional Speech About His Mother After He Was Drafted No. 1 Overall

    Dime Magazine "Zion Williamson knew for months that he would be the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. But all the preparation in the world can’t prevent emotions from getting the better of you in major life moments. That was the case on Thursday, when Williamson was taken No. 1..." June 20

  • Donovan Mitchell bothered by Bol Bol’s spider suit

    Larry Brown Sports "Donovan Mitchell seemed a little bothered by Bol Bol’s draft-day suit. Bol Bol, the lanky big man from Oregon, wore a suit with spider webs on it. Up Close: Bol Bol’s Spider Web suit for..." June 20

  • Celtics No Longer Expected To Move Up In NBA Draft

    NESN "Looks like you can cancel those fireworks plans, Green Teamers. Thursday began with rampant rumors that the Boston Celtics were looking to move up in the 2019 NBA Draft. But shortly after the draft got underway, The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach reported that Boston..." June 20

  • Minnesota Timberwolves select Jarrett Culver No. 6 overall

    247 Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have selected Jarrett Culver with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft after a trade with the Phoenix Suns put them in that position. Culver did everything for Texas Tech last season. He needed to. Their success was predicated on having the..." June 20

  • Cleveland Cavaliers select Darius Garland at No. 5 in 2019 NBA Draft

    Fox 8 Cleveland "The Cleveland Cavaliers are adding new talent to their roster during the 2019 NBA Draft. The draft officially kicked off at 7 p.m. As widely predicted, the New Orleans Pelicans, who won the No. 1 overall pick in the draft lottery,  took Zion Williamson from..." June 20

  • De’Andre Hunter Selected By Lakers With 4th Overall Pick In NBA Draft, Reportedly Traded To Hawks

    CBS Philly "Philadelphia native De’Andre Hunter was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the fourth overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, but is reportedly being traded to the Atlanta Hawks. The University of Virginia guard played a major role for the Cavaliers, who won this..." June 20

  • Report: New York trying to get another first-round pick to take Bol Bol

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks didn’t have the chance to draft Zion Williamson on Thursday night, but came away with quite the consolation prize regardless. This time last year, R.J. Barrett was considered the prize of the 2019 draft class, and all he did since then is become one of only..." June 20

  • New Orleans Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 overall pick

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With the first pick of the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday night (June 20), the New Orleans Pelicans selected Duke freshman forward Zion Williamson. Shocker, right? New Orleans landed the pick in the May 14 lottery despite only having 6% odds at doing so. When it did,..." June 20

  • Grizzlies select former Murray State point guard Ja Morant No. 2 overall in NBA Draft

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies took a major step toward remaking the franchise on Thursday night by selecting Murray State point guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the pick from the stage of Barclays Center in New..." June 20

  • New York Knicks select Duke’s RJ Barrett

    Newark Star-Ledger "The New York Knicks selected Duke forward RJ Barrett with the third overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday night. Knicks fans eager to embrace their newest player can buy his jersey on Fanatics, the NBA Store and Lids. Barrett..." June 20

  • Zion Williamson could sign with a Chinese shoe company

    Yahoo Finance "Few would question that Zion Williamson is by far the top play entering the NBA, and so where he’ll play is not up for debate. But what will be on his feet when he debuts as a professional basketball player? Could a Chinese brand like of Li-Ning, Peak or Anta steal the hottest NBA rookie..." June 20

  • Phoenix Suns Trade No. 6 Pick To Minnesota Timberwolves For Dario Saric And No. 11

    SLAM Online "The Phoenix Suns have trade their No. 6 pick in tonight’s NBA Draft for Dario Saric and the No. 11 pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. As we detailed earlier today, there were reports of the Wolves trying to creep up higher in the draft. Wojnarowski adds in..." June 20

  • Report: Pelicans Trade 4th Pick in NBA Draft to Hawks; ATL Wants De'Andre Hunter

    Bleacher Report "The Atlanta Hawks have reportedly acquired the No. 4 overall pick of the 2019 NBA draft from the New Orleans Pelicans, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. New Orleans will receive four draft picks—Nos. 8, 17 and 35 in this draft and a protected first-round pick..." June 20