NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • Herb Jones, Jordan Goodwin, Hasahn French Withdrawing From Draft

    Hoops Rumors "After testing the 2020 NBA draft waters, Alabama forward Herb Jones has decided to withdraw his name and return to school for his senior season, he announced today in a press release. Jones, who declared for the draft in March, averaged 7.9 PPG, 6.4 RPG, and 2.3 APG for..." June 03

  • NBA Draft Lottery, Combine reportedly set for August

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA is bringing 22 teams to the ESPN Wild World of Sports complex in Orlando to restart the season and head to the playoffs. That will start with eight regular-season games per team, potentially followed by a play-in between the eight and nine seeds (if the ninth-seeded team is..." June 03

  • Warriors Have Surprising Point Guard Atop Draft Board

    12 Up "When the 2019-20 NBA season was halted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Golden State Warriors had the league's worst record at 15-50. Assuming that their season is over, they will be the favorites to land the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 Draft. Should that..." June 03

  • Board of governors to propose moving free agency ahead of NBA Draft

    Clutch Points "As the NBA grapples with how best to resume the 2019-20 season, it is also concerned with how the coronavirus pandemic will impact next year. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported the draft is expected to be held sometime in September. Pompey also..." May 28

  • NBA Draft Could Move to Late September with Free Agency Opening Oct. 1

    Bleacher Report "As the NBA calendar remains in a state of flux because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 draft and free agency reportedly could be moved back. Per Marc Stein of the New York Times, some teams are expecting the draft will be held in September and free..." May 26

  • Bryce Cotton will return to Perth Wildcats

    Sportando "Two time NBL MVP Bryce Cotton has decided to return to the Perth Wildcats, a source in Australia told Sportando. The American guard opted out of the deal early in May to become free agent. After testing the market, the three-time NBL champion decided to go back to the..." May 26

  • LaMelo Ball's purchase of NBL's Hawks 'imminent'

    USA Today "  After much, much back and forth between LaMelo Ball, the Illawarra Hawks and the NBL, it appears Ball is finally closing in on the purchase of the franchise. The Illawarra Mercury reported on Monday that a deal between the NBL and Ball is..." May 26

  • Knicks reportedly high on LaMelo Ball

    Yahoo! Sports "LaMelo Ball has the highest upside of any player in the 2020 NBA Draft, according to NBC’s own Rob Dauster. He’s a 6’7″ guard who has fantastic handles and elite court vision, which makes him dangerous off the pick-and-roll. Ball’s supporters see a guy..." May 24

  • LaMelo Ball wants to be ‘best to ever play the game’

    Larry Brown Sports "LaMelo Ball will be a top pick in the NBA Draft, but he has loftier goals than going No. 1 or landing with a preferred team. Ball wants to be known as the best ever when all is said and done. “15 years from now I want to be the best to ever play the game,”..." May 23

  • Any chance Denver goes after Tyler Bey in the NBA draft?

    Denver Post "Denver Post sports writer Mike Singer posts his Nuggets Mailbag every other week on Friday during the season. Pose a Nuggets — or NBA — related question for the Nuggets Mailbag. Mike, do you see Denver pursuing a guy like CU Buffs forward Tyler Bey in the..." May 23

  • A new favorite has emerged to be the top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

    Sportsnaut "It seems like eons ago that Memphis big man James Wiseman saw his college career come to an end after just three games following a rift with the NCAA. The highly-coveted recruit dominated the only three games he played as a freshman for the Tigers, leading to speculation..." May 22

  • Tyrese Haliburton’s unusual path to NBA Draft could lead him right to Knicks

    New York Post "Iowa State point guard Tyrese Haliburton says he won’t be daunted if he winds up with the Knicks, as some project. “Being in New York, they always talk about the pressure of being a Knick,’’ Haliburton said Tuesday on ESPN’s “The..." May 21

  • Warriors GM Bob Myers reiterates team will 'consider' trading first-round pick, and the options are plentiful

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors don't yet know if their 2019-20 season is over. On Wednesday, reports surfaced that the possibility of the NBA resuming action at a single site -- with Orlando's Walt Disney World being the front-runner -- is gaining steam, and it..." May 21

  • NBA Not Expected To Alter Draft Lottery Process

    Hoops Rumors "Although the NBA’s 2019/20 regular season is unlikely to be completed in full, the league isn’t expected to make any changes to its lottery format, league sources tell ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. In other words, the lottery order will still be determined by..." May 18

  • LaMelo Ball camp may try to steer him to Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Ball family may be up to something behind the scenes of the NBA Draft. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, some within the league believe that LaMelo Ball’s camp will try to steer him to the New York Knicks in the upcoming NBA Draft. " May 17

  • Bronny James: Scouting profile, videos, stats and comparisons

    Clutch Points "Bronny James has an other-worldly hype to live up to. After all, his father is Los Angeles Lakerssuperstar LeBron James. To help get a better understanding of the young man, we’ve put together a short scouting profile with videos, stats and some comparisons. Let’s dip our..." May 17

  • Devin Vassell and the Sacramento Kings are a match made in heaven

    Sacramento Bee "The Sacramento Kings have a lot to consider between now and the 2020 NBA draft. Questions are more plentiful than ever with the season on hold, including where the team’s first selection will end up. It appears Sacramento’s first-round pick will be in the lottery. The..." May 16

  • LaVar Ball argues Knicks are ‘the best fit’ for LaMelo Ball

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks appear destined to select near the top of the 2020 NBA Draft. LaMelo Ball appears destined to be selected near the top of the 2020 NBA Draft. So, what if the Knicks bestow a uniform to Ball? That’s what highly controversial and outspoken father,..." May 14

  • Warriors May Draft Onyeka Okongwu Instead Of James Wiseman

    Fadeaway World "The Golden State Warriors have a big decision to make this summer. As they look to return to Championship contending form, a number of roster changes are imminent. For them, everything will center around their upcoming 2020 Draft pick. With their chance of landing a top pick looking..." May 14

  • The Case for No. 1: Anthony Edwards is a star with room to grow

    The Score "One year after Zion Williamson emerged as the clear-cut No. 1 pick, the top of the 2020 NBA draft class appears to be wide-open. A few players could make a case to be chosen first overall. As draft season approaches, theScore looks into the prospects vying to prove they're the best of the..." May 14

  • Colorado guard McKinley Wright hires an NCAA approved agent

    SI "Colorado Buffaloes point guard McKinley Wright has signed with an agency. He signed with Chris Emmons of Octagon according to Stadium's Jeff Goodman. The catch is Octagon and Emmons are on the NCAA list of approved agents. " May 14

  • Wizards' pre-draft interviews include Jalen Smith, Immanuel Quickley in adjusted process

    NBC Sports Washington "Despite the suspension of games, the postponement of the draft lottery and the uncertainty of when the 2020 NBA Draft will be held, the pre-draft process has continued in earnest around the league as teams are poring over film and even interviewing prospects. The interviewing process..." May 13

  • NBA Draft Withdrawal Date Pushed Back

    The Slipper Still Fits "The NCAA announced today that the June 3 deadline for students to withdraw from the NBA Draftand retain eligibility will be pushed back. A new date has not been determined. The NCAA’s full statement is below. “The NCAA’s deadline for men’s basketball..." May 13

  • Knicks have scouted Cole Anthony extensively in advance of 2020 NBA Draft

    SNY TV "If the NBA cancels the rest of the regular season and resumes with a 16-team playoff format, the Knicks will finish with the sixth-worst record in the NBA. That would give New York a nine percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick and a 36 percent chance of getting a pick in the top..." May 13

  • Bronny James Blasted For Only Liking Light Skinned Girls

    Sports Gossip "The internet can be an absolute circus, that's not a secret. And now Bronny James is facing the wrath from the keyboard warriors. They have decided to bombard him because of the women he finds attractive.  " May 13

  • Tre Jones, Jaden McDaniels, Nico Mannion To Remain In Draft

    247 Sports "Tre Jones, Jaden McDaniels, and Nico Mannion will remain in the upcoming NBA Draft after signing with BDA Sports. " May 12

  • Dachon Burke spurns South Alabama, decides to turn pro

    Omaha World-Herald "Former Nebraska guard Dachon Burke — set to graduate from NU this summer — will officially turn pro instead of finishing his college career at South Alabama.  Jeff Goodman, of the website Stadium, announced Burke's plans Monday on..." May 12

  • Likely top-10 pick Isaac Okoro to stay in the NBA Draft

    SI "At the time, Isaac Okoro couldn’t have guessed that one of his greatest disappointments would be the springboard for accomplishing his ultimate goal. A year ago, after a dominant summer with one of the top teams in the grueling Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, AOT (Ga.),..." May 11

  • Knicks are high on LaMelo Ball?

    Larry Brown Sports "LaMelo Ball could be the second Ball brother to be drafted into a top market. In a mailbag article this week, Marc Berman of the New York Post received a question about if the New York Knicks would be interested in Lonzo Ball, who was formerly a CAA client and left upon Leon..." May 09

  • Top NBA prospect Killian Hayes won't play in German league finale

    ESPN "Killian Hayes, a projected top-10 NBA draft pick in the ESPN Top 100, won't play in a three-week tournament the German league plans to hold in June to finish its season, a source told ESPN. Hayes' team, Ratiopharm Ulm, is among those slated to participate in the 10-team,..." May 09

  • NBA could play in both Las Vegas and Disney World

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been talk that the NBA could play in Las Vegas or Disney World upon resuming the season. What about playing in both locations? That seems like a possibility. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke with the league’s players on a conference call Friday and shared information..." May 08

  • If NBA Season Resumes, No Fans Expected to Attend Games, Adam Silver Says

    SI "BA commissioner Adam Silver gathered NBA players for a league-wide call on Friday and told them if the season resumes, games are expected to be played without fans, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.  Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Silver told players..." May 08

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he doesn't have to make decision on season until June

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver had a conference call Friday with executive director of the National Basketball Players Association Michele Roberts, Chris Paul and media members to discuss the league’s ongoing strategy to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. " May 08

  • Cole Anthony scouting report "Everything about Cole Anthony says he's ready for the bright lights of the NBA. For starters, he's got pedigree as the son of decade-long NBA guard Greg Anthony and he grew up around the game learning the intricacies of what it takes to be a pro. Even with a target on his back..." May 08

  • RJ Hampton has Knicks intrigue as polarizing NBA Draft prospect

    New York Post "Could there be an RJ-RJ backcourt at the Garden next season? According to a source, RJ Hampton, who skipped college to play in New Zealand, is another point-guard-type under consideration by the Knicks if they select between sixth and 10th in the draft currently slated for June..." May 05

  • Insane LaMelo Ball Trade Rumor Circulating That Involves the Raptors, Warriors and 76ers is Idiotic

    12 Up "LaMelo Ball is being heralded as one of the best prospects in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. Many around the league believe he can be even better than his older brother, Lonzo. One destination that the youngest Ball has been linked to is the Golden State Warriors. Being that Golden..." May 05

  • LaVar Ball declares he has ‘inside scoop’ on his sons teaming up on Los Angeles

    Clutch Points "LaVar Ball can’t help himself. Despite his eldest son already jettisoned from the Los Angeles Lakers, Pappa Ball is back to claim all three of his sons will be donning the Purple and Gold soon. Wait… what? Ugh, yes! I’m also here to claim the ocean is filled..." May 05

  • Deni Avdija could help the Wizards out at a position of need

    NBC Sports Washington "The Washington Wizards are likely to have a lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects who could fall around where the Wizards will select... 2020 NBA Draft Wizards Prospect Preview: Deni Avdija Team: Maccabi Tel..." May 04

  • 2020 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting Round 1 of the NBA Draft

    Complex "The NBA shutdown its season all the way back in March and there still haven’t been many answers as to when things are going to be back up and running. While we wait to find out whether or not the regular season is resumed, shortened, or if the playoffs just begin when sports are back, it..." May 04

  • Cole Anthony’s trainer tries to quell doubts about polarizing NBA Draft prospect

    New York Post "Chris Brickley, Cole Anthony’s trainer since he was 16, was delighted by the point guard’s quarantine request. The Manhattan product asked Brickley if they could scour tape of his underachieving freshman season at North Carolina via Zoom. It was a perfect..." May 04

  • EJ Montgomery Signs with Agent Edition

    A Sea of Blue "We knew that EJ Montgomery was foregoing his remaining eligibility to enter the NBA Draft, but that became official when Wasserman announced that the company signed Montgomery. Montgomery is hoping to carve out a role in the NBA although most mock draft projections do..." May 04

  • NBA GMs voice concerns about older coaches, staff members if league resumes play

    CBS Sports "Last month, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league would not be able to make any decisions about returning to play until at least May due to the coronavirus pandemic. But with the health crisis still gripping the country as the calendar has turned, things are still up in the..." May 02

  • Draft Notes: Tyler Bey, Josh Hall, Sandro Mamukelashvili, Mason Jones

    Hoops Rumors "Colorado’s Tyler Bey has signed with an agent and will remain in the draft, Jeff Goodman of GoodmanHoops tweets. Bey declared for the draft in late March. The 6’7” Bey is a potential first-round pick. He’s currently ranked No. 35 overall by ESPN..." May 02

  • NBA's draft lottery and combine are postponed

    The Score "The NBA postponed both the draft lottery and the combine, the league announced Friday. Both events were scheduled for May in Chicago. The league said more information about rescheduling will be shared at a later date "as the NBA continues to closely monitor the coronavirus..." May 01

  • Is LaMelo Ball a Better NBA Draft Prospect Than Lonzo Ball at 19?

    Bleacher Report "LaMelo Ball will be one of the first players picked in the 2020 NBA draft, just like his brother Lonzo was in 2017. But teams aren't scouting the same player as they did when Lonzo was a freshman at UCLA. The report on LaMelo out of Australia's NBL is different. His identity..." May 01

  • The 2020 NBA Draft Class Isn’t Weak—It Just Isn’t Heavy on Stars

    The Ringer "Any NBA team would obviously rather draft its own Steph Curry or LeBron James in the lottery, rather than its own Shaun Livingston or Tristan Thompson. But every championship team in history has featured secondary guys who complement and enhance its best players—like Livingston’s..." May 01

  • NC State loses four-star basketball signee Josh Hall, who will sign an agent and enter 2020 NBA Draft

    SI "North Carolina State men's basketball signee Josh Hall is skipping college and entering the 2020 NBA draft. The four-start prospect announced his decision via Twitter. "I would like to thank Coach Keatts and NC State for their support in this decision. It truly is a..." May 01

  • NBA Draft date could be pushed back, but Heat already evaluating options for pick No. 23

    Miami Herald "The 2019-20 NBA season might still be suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there was an important NBA Draft deadline that came and went Sunday. College underclassmen and international early entrants had until the end of Sunday to submit their names into the 2020 NBA..." May 01

  • Ashton Hagans picks his agency

    A Sea of Blue "Kentucky Wildcats point guard Ashton Hagans has officially ended his remaining college eligibility. On Thursday, Evan Daniels reported that Hagans would be signing with CAA Sports for his professional agency. " May 01

  • Utah F Timmy Allen To Test NBA Draft Waters, Will Maintain Eligibility

    KSL "University of Utah forward Timmy Allen will declare for the 2020 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent to maintain eligibility. Allen has until June 3 to decide to keep his eligibility or hire an agent. The NBA released a new rule a couple of years ago where draft prospects..." April 30