NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • Are we ruling out R.J. Barrett too early in the draft process for the Suns?

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Nearly two years ago, R.J. Barrett broke out onto the scene with a historic performance for Team Canada in the FIBA U19 Semifinal against Team USA. On his way to pouring in 38 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists on 12-of-24 shooting, Barrett established himself as the No. 1 prospect for the 2018..." April 22

  • Duke's DeLaurier, Bolden declare for NBA draft

    The Duke Chronicle "Throughout the 2018-19 season, the NBA future of certain Blue Devils lurked in nearly every conversation about the Duke squad. Although this discussion focused almost entirely on the freshmen trio of Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish, two unexpected Blue Devils threw their..." April 22

  • Kentucky’s Keldon Johnson, Tyler Herro remaining in 2019 NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kentucky forward P.J. Washington declared for the NBA draft. A couple other Wildcats are following his lead. Kentucky releases: Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Keldon Johnson will remain in the 2019 NBA Draft pool and will..." April 22

  • NBA Rumors: Knicks Willing To Trade Top 3 Pick In Draft For Superstar

    Fadeaway World "Zion Williamson is being hailed as the next great NBA superstar, even before he has touched a pro-level court. ASs the projected #1 overall pick, many are insisting he is a once in a generation type of talent. Jerry West even compared passing on Zion in the draft to passing on Michael..." April 22

  • The argument for Zion Williamson not going No. 1 in the NBA Draft

    Clutch Points "Duke’s Zion Williamson has been the consensus best player in college basketball since he committed to Duke, and for good reason. The 18-year-old possesses a truly rare blend of size and athleticism, along with elite body control that allowed him to dominate the ranks of the NCAA this..." April 21

  • Georgian Center Goga Bitadze Enters Draft

    Hoops Rumors "International prospect Goga Bitadze from the Republic of Georgia has entered this year’s draft, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN. Ranked 19th on the latest ESPN big board, the 7’0″ center is excelling for Buducnost in the Euroleague at age 19, averaging 12.1..." April 21

  • Zion Williamson vs Ja Morant Isn't Even a Debate

    The Big Lead "Supposedly, the geniuses who run the Suns, last playoff appearance circa 2010, would prefer to draft Ja Morant over Zion Williamson. With all due respect to Morant and his future in the NBA, that report via Sam Vecenie of The Athletic dropping today, April 20, is appropriate because..." April 20

  • Auburn's Okeke declares for NBA draft

    Alabama "Auburn forward Chuma Okeke announced he will declare for the NBA Draft, per a post on his Instagram page. He did not announce whether or not he has hired an agent. “After talking with my family, Coach Pearl and the entire staff at Auburn, I have decided to declare for the 2019..." April 20

  • Wake Forest's Hoard to remain in NBA draft, leave college

    Blogger So Dear "Wake Forest freshman Jaylen Hoard has to decided to remain in the NBA draft and start his pro career. You can read the official Wake Forest release here, but the basic gist is that Hoard will not being donning the black and gold in the future. The 6-8 freshman average 13.1..." April 20

  • NC State signee Jalen Lecque enters 2019 NBA Draft

    Backing the Pack "Jalen Lecque has been informed that he is eligible for the 2019 NBA Draft despite not playing a year in college, and not surprisingly, he’s going to test the waters. Lecque made that move official on Saturday afternoon. This move does not come as a surprise. He retains the..." April 20

  • Suns prefer Ja Morant Over Zion Williamson In 2019 Draft

    Fadeaway World "On Wednesday morning, Jerry West compared passing on Zion Williamson in the upcoming draft to passing on Michael Jordan. He made it clear: not selecting Zion when you have the chance would be a tremendous mistake.

    April 20

  • Missouri's Jontay Porter declares entry

    Sporting News "Jontay Porter has announced his entry into the 2019 NBA Draft. The Missouri center broke the news in a post via Twitter on Friday, thanking those who have helped him along the way. Porter wrote: "I'll be declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft. I'd like to..." April 20

  • Western Kentucky C Bassey declares for draft

    Louisville Courier-Journal "In a move that should shock no one, Western Kentucky freshman center Charles Bassey has declared for the NBA draft on Thursday, but won't sign with an agent, leaving him the opportunity to return to Bowling Green for his sophomore season. The 6-foot-11 native of Lagos,..." April 20

  • LaMelo Ball Shows Off Absurd New Chest Tattoo On Social Media

    The Spun "While there still isn’t an update on LaMelo Ball and his status for next season, the five-star recruit is back in the news again for his latest decision. Similar to his brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo, he now has a bold tattoo of his own to showcase for the world. Ball is considered..." April 19

  • Nicolas Claxton declares for NBA draft

    The Red & Black "The Georgia men’s basketball team received some bad news on Friday. Only one day after Anthony Edwards signed with the Bulldogs, Nicolas Claxton declared for the NBA draft. Per NCAA rules, Claxton can still return to the Bulldogs even if he signs with an agent. Former Bulldog..." April 19

  • NBA Draft's Keldon Johnson Flaunts $300,000 Supercar ... In Hollywood

    TMZ "Keldon Johnson is expected to be a 1st round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft -- and he's already rollin' around Hollywood like a BALLER!!!! The former University of Kentucky star hit up Catch in L.A. for dinner and EVERYONE noticed when he pulled up ... behind the wheel of what..." April 19

  • French teen Doumbouya declares for NBA draft

    ESPN "French forward Sekou Doumbouya has submitted paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2019 NBA draft, his agent, Bouna Ndiaye of Comsport, told ESPN. Doumbouya, the No. 8 prospect in the ESPN Top 100, is the youngest player eligible for the 2019 draft. He..." April 19

  • Tacko Fall Worst Part About Being 7'6" Is ...

    TMZ "It ain't always great being a giant ... just ask 7'6" NBA draft prospect Tacko Fall ... who's telling TMZ Sports what sucks most about being incredibly tall!! The ex-UCF Knights star was towering through LAX on Thursday ... when he gave us the lowdown on the pros and..." April 19

  • Zion Williamson To The Knicks Could Be A Mess, Says Jay Williams

    TMZ "Zion Williamson better hope New York doesn't end up with the #1 overall pick ... 'cause Jay Williams tells TMZ Sports he's not confident the Knicks owner would know how to handle a player of his caliber.  "I live in New York City, so..." April 18

  • Jerry West: Not taking Zion Williamson No. 1 in draft ‘like passing on Michael Jordan’

    Sportsnaut "It seems like a foregone conclusion that Zion Williamson will be the No. 1 overall selection when the 2019 NBA Draft kicks off on June 20. The NBA logo himself, Jerry West, believes Williamson cannot be passed up, comparing him to His Airness, Michael Jordan. Yet depending on which..." April 17

  • Tyler Herro Announces he will stay in the NBA Draft

    WYMT "Kentucky men's basketball freshman guard Tyler Herro has decided to remain in the 2019 NBA Draft, ending his career at UK. Herro completes his Kentucky with 519 points and 60 3-pointers in his lone season at Kentucky. "After exploring my options a little bit more..." April 16

  • NBA Draft: What the Bulls would get in Zion Williamson

    NBC Sports Chicago "It’s difficult to determine what’s more incredible about Duke freshman Zion Williamson: The amount of hype, headlines and hyperbole he’s received since he entered the national spotlight 5 months ago, or the fact that he’s deserving of every single ounce of..." April 15

  • Zion Williamson Declares For The NBA Draft

    Forbes.com "Zion Williamson has officially declared for the NBA Draft. "I will pursue my next dream and declare for the 2019 NBA Draft," he said in an Instagram post. The 6-foot-7 Williamson won every major National Player of the Year Award, including the Naismith Trophy, the..." April 15

  • UVA’s De’Andre Hunter to enter 2019 NBA Draft

    WTKR "Dre is away to the NBA. De’Andre Hunter, the reigning National Defensive Player of the Year, announced on Instagram that he will forego his final two seasons at UVA, sign with an agent and enter the 2019 NBA Draft. Hunter, a redshirt sophomore, averaged 15.2..." April 15

  • Should Lakers trade LeBron if Knicks land No. 1 overall pick?

    Amico Hoops "With the NBA regular season officially over, and the game’s top superstar missing in action for the first time in 15 years — that being LeBron James — the playoffs may lose a bit of luster. With that being said, while the Golden State Warriors likely cruise..." April 11

  • Duke men's basketball's Cam Reddish declares for NBA Draft

    The Duke Chronicle "After one year in Durham, shooting guard Cam Reddish has officially declared for the NBA Draft, making his announcement via Instagram Thursday evening. The Norristown, Pa. native becomes the second Blue Devil to declare for the 2019 Draft, following R.J. Barrett Wednesday. "Right..." April 11

  • Jerry West believes Ja Morant is the best player in 2019 Draft

    Clutch Points "Jerry West is as iconic as an individual as any in NBA history. “The Logo” is not only one of the greatest players ever, but he also one of the best executives the game has seen. West has a brilliant track record in the front office, having drafted Kobe Bryant in 1996..." April 11

  • NBA, NBPA Reportedly Targeting 2022 Draft to End One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have reportedly set their sights on 2022 as the target date to end the one-and-done rule. Per ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski and Jonathan Givony, the NBA and the players union have resumed talks in recent weeks..." April 10

  • Duke men's basketball's R.J. Barrett declares for 2019 NBA Draft

    The Duke Chronicle "RJ Barrett entered the collegiate chapter of his basketball career as the No. 1 player in his class, so it’s no surprise that the chapter was short. The one-and-done announced he will declare for the NBA draft via Instagram and Twitter Wednesday, and will likely be followed by..." April 10

  • Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver says he's undecided about declaring for NBA draft

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver said he hasn't decided yet about leaving for the NBA draft.  The 6-6 sophomore has been projected as a possible lottery pick after winning Big 12 player of the year honors. "The decision is yet to be made," Culver said...." April 09

  • PJ Washington Will Enter 2019 NBA Draft, Forgo Junior Season at Kentucky

    Bleacher Report "Forward PJ Washington announced Tuesday that he will forgo his junior season at Kentucky and enter the 2019 NBA draft. Washington made the announcement on Twitter with the following video message:

    April 09

  • Watch ‘One Shining Moment’ Video Featuring Only Zion Williamson

    NESN "Monday night’s National Championship means the debut of this year’s “One Shining Moment” video. The video comes just minutes after the final whistle, but one creative mind has already released the only “One Shining Moment” video you need to watch..." April 09

  • Jarrett Culver Could Solidify Top-5 NBA Draft Status in NCAA Title Game

    Bleacher Report "Two years ago, Jarrett Culver was a 3-star recruit headed to Texas Tech. Last season, he was a role player. On Monday night, he'll be the main draw for hungry NBA lottery teams scouting the national championship game. He came alive late Saturday night..." April 08

  • What's the Future of Big Baller Brand?

    Complex "When Lonzo Ball slid a pair of his Big Baller Brand (BBB) sneakers down a garbage chute on Instagram, it played like alarm bells on a BBB sinking ship. Then came Lonzo covering his BBB tattoo and the allegations — followed by a lawsuit — that family friend and brand co-founder Alan..." April 08

  • Alexander-Walker declares for NBA draft, will hire agent

    Sporting News "Virginia Tech guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker, projected as a potential lottery pick, announced Sunday night that he will enter the 2019 NBA Draft, forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility. Alexander-Walker, a cousin of Clippers rookie and 11th overall pick Shai..." April 08

  • LaVar Ball: Zion Williamson not as good as LiAngelo Ball

    Sportsnaut "The bottom feeders of the NBA world are clamoring for the chance of landing Zion Williamson, who is considered by most to be a generational talent. Just don’t expect LaVar Ball to admit that. In an interview with TMZ Sports, Ball stayed completely on brand and took a..." April 08

  • Cam Reddish sat courtside at Lakers game with Rich Paul

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers won't go quietly into that good night. Despite having nothing to gain and quite a bit to lose by winning, they took down their rival Los Angeles Clippers on Friday and are threatening to do the same to the Utah Jazz tonight. They controlled the early part of the first..." April 08

  • Carsen Edwards ends Purdue career, declares for NBA draft with agent

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the best careers in Purdue basketball history has come to a close. Boilermakers star Carsen Edwards announced Sunday that he intends to enter the 2019 NBA draft with an agent, leaving behind any chance of a return for his senior year. Edwards averaged 24.6 points per..." April 07

  • Zion Williamson would 'love to play' for the Knicks

    Yardbarker "The Knicks  apparently won’t have to worry about Zion Williamson  demanding a trade if they win the lottery. Williamson said on Friday that he would “love to play” for the Knicks if they drafted him, per Adam Zagoria of the New York Times.  The Duke..." April 06

  • Are the Bulls the best fit for Ja Morant?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Ja Morant officially declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday, which brings to mind his eventual landing spot and where he would be a good fit. Morant figures to be one of the first players taken after Zion Williamson in the draft and the Bulls are in need of a point guard with Kris..." April 05

  • Iowa State's Lindell Wigginton has 'full intent of staying in' NBA Draft

    The Gazette "Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton has declared for the NBA Draft for a second time, this year “with the full intent of staying in.” Wigginton, a 6-foot-2 sophomore from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, tweeted his decision Thursday and announced he plans to hire an..." April 04

  • Zion Williamson has interest from seven shoe companies

    Yardbarker "What team ends up drafting Zion Williamson is the most intriguing question surrounding the Duke star, but it’s not the only big one that will be answered in the coming months. Another major question about Williamson is with what shoe company he ends up signing. According to..." April 04

  • Romeo Langford Declares for 2019 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Indiana Hoosiers freshman guard Romeo Langford declared for the 2019 NBA draft on Thursday, according to ESPN's College Gameday: Langford had a solid freshman season, averaging 16.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, though the Hoosiers in general..." April 04

  • Carsen Edwards is Now a Consensus All-American

    SB Nation "Purdue will have another All-American banner in Mackey Arena in time. I assume the only reason it did not have one this year is because you cannot have one for an active player. Last season Carsen Edwards was on multiple All-America teams and won the Jerry West Award as the..." April 03

  • Tennessee's Jordan Bone declares for NBA Draft

    Sporting News "Jordan Bone will declare for the NBA Draft after three years at Tennessee, he said Wednesday. The junior guard said he's proved his worth with the Volunteers and that he's comfortable moving on to the pros. “I feel like over these past three years that I have..." April 03

  • Naz Reid declares for 2019 NBA Draft

    247 Sports "LSU freshman forward Naz Reid has declared for the 2019 NBA Draft, he announced on Wednesday on his Instagram page. The Asbury Park, N.J. native started 32 of 34 games he played in, earning All-SEC Freshman honors as the Tigers went 28-7 and won the Southeastern Conference regular season..." April 03

  • Vanderbilt's Shittu declares for draft, intends to hire agent

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt freshman basketball player Simi Shittu has declared for the NBA draft, he announced on Twitter Wednesday. He does not plan on returning to the Commodores, despite an ongoing coaching search that reportedly has narrowed to former NBA All-Star and current Memphis Grizzlies..." April 03

  • North Carolina guard Coby White announces he’ll enter NBA draft

    News & Observer "North Carolina freshman Coby White will declare for the NBA draft, he announced on social media Wednesday. White, a 6-5, 185-pound point guard, is projected to go No. 5 overall, according to NBAdraft.net. Once thought to be a multi-year player, White’s draft stock increased..." April 03

  • Ja Morant Reportedly Will Declare for 2019 NBA Draft, Leave Murray State

    Bleacher Report "Murray State Racers guard Ja Morant didn't need a powerhouse school to bolster his NBA stock and reportedly will officially declare for the 2019 draft on Wednesday.   Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported Morant will make his decision official at a..." April 03

  • Report: How Alan Foster allegedly spent stolen Big Baller Brand money

    247 Sports "Lonzo Ball is suing Alan Foster, a founder and 16.3 percent owner of Big Baller Brand, according to TMZ Sports. Foster is alleged to have stolen around $1.5 million from Ball and the company, and previously spent time in prison for his role in a Ponzi scheme. TMZ is reporting that..." April 03

2018-2019 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Knicks Zion Williamson Duke
2 Suns RJ Barrett Duke
3 Cavaliers Ja Morant Murray St.
4 Bulls Cam Reddish Duke
5 Hawks Rui Hachimura Gonzaga
6 Grizzlies KZ Okpala Stanford
7 Wizards Bruno Fernando Maryland
8 Magic Jarrett Culver Texas Tech
9 Pelicans Nickeil Alexander-Walker Virginia Tech
10 Pistons Keldon Johnson Kentucky

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.