NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • LaMelo Ball Tips His Hand On What NBA Team He’d like to Play For

    Hot New Hip Hop "Like any kid his age, LaMelo Ball plays NBA 2K. Unlike almost every other kid his age, LaMelo has the chance to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. So when LaMelo took to instagram to share a look at his 2K player, his followers couldn't help but notice that he..." October 25

  • NBA teams barred from scouting LaMelo Ball at practice

    USA Today "Last month, nearly every team in the NBA watched LaMelo Ball practice with the Illawarra Hawks ahead of their big matchup with the reigning NBL champions, the Perth Wildcats. According to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, the NBA league office informed teams that they..." October 07

  • NBA teams can scout RJ Hampton practices

    ESPN "The NBA league office has informed teams that they are permitted to scout two practices in Memphis involving projected 2020 top-10 draft pick RJ Hampton, a source told ESPN. Representatives from NBA teams were expected to attend five New Zealand Breakers practices in Memphis and..." October 07

  • LaMelo Ball drawing interest from Blazers, Nets, Pelicans and Raptors

    USA Today "While things could change when the NCAA basketball season gets underway, LaMelo Ball is currently projected to be a top-three pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, and teams are starting to do their homework on the 18-year-old Illawarra Hawks guard. According to Adam Zagoria of..." October 05

  • LaVar Ball Predicts Son LiAngelo Will Be Teammates With Lonzo In New Orleans

    Sports Gossip "LaVar Ball keeps on pushing for his son to be in the NBA.  LaVar Ball, CEO of Big Baller Brand and father to New Orleans Pelicans star Lonzo Ball, is asked where he thinks NBA free agent Carmelo Anthony will end up when finally signed, Ball states, “Carmelo should go..." October 02

  • Nike 'Interested' in Shoe Deal with LaMelo Ball

    TMZ "With LaMelo Ball reportedly open to signing a shoe contract outside of the Big Baller Brand, TMZ Sports has learned Nike has a serious interest in working with the 18-year-old. Our Nike sources tell us ... the company is actively scouting the youngest..." September 28

  • Lonzo Ball further distances himself from BBB, says LaMelo Ball will have choice

    The Score "Weeks after saying he had to change his Big Baller Brand ZO2 sneakers during every quarter of summer league in 2017 because they kept breaking, Lonzo Ball has further distanced himself from his father LaVar's apparel brand. "What makes it easier is I'm..." September 27

  • NBL to broadcast games featuring LaMelo Ball, RJ Hampton on Facebook

    The Score "Those in this hemisphere wishing to see LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton in action will be able to view select NBL games on Facebook Watch this season, the Australia-based league announced. The partnership calls for 52 games featuring Ball's Illawarra Hawks and Hampton's New..." September 26

  • LaMelo Ball's Camp Negotiating Sneaker Contract As No. 1 Pick Rumors Start To Buzz

    Bleacher Report "LaMelo Ball's representatives are reportedly negotiating a sneaker deal as he prepares to enter the 2020 NBA draft.  According to ESPN's Jonathan Givony, Ball was not seen wearing any Big Baller Brand merchandise during the recent NBL Blitz preseason..." September 24

  • 14 NBA Teams Have Open 20-Man Roster Spots

    Hoops Rumors "With NBA training camps right around the corner, several more teams filled their 20-man offseason rosters this week. The Hornets did so on Monday, with the Mavericks, Pistons, Raptors, and Hawks following suit over the next few days. Those clubs join a list of..." September 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA Passes Stricter Tampering, Compliance Rules Package

    SI "The NBA Board of Governors unanimously passed a stricter package of provisions to enforce compliance with tampering and salary cap circumvention. NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the rules changes in a press conference and said there "need to be consequences" when rules are..." September 20

  • Several Reported Free Agent Deals Not Yet Official

    Hoops Rumors "When a free agent agrees to join an NBA team, his tentative deal with the club is generally reported before he officially signs his contract. Often, word of an agreement between a player and team breaks minutes or hours – or perhaps a day or two – before the deal is formally..." September 15

  • LiAngelo Ball says Nets, Thunder, Heat expressed interest in adding him to 2019 Summer League roster

    USA Today "The Oklahoma City Thunder had a few players on its 2019 NBA Summer League roster who earned some attention throughout play. But there could have been far more buzz surrounding the team had LiAngelo Ball been healthy. The younger brother of New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball and..." September 02

  • Why LaMelo Ball could be a top-5 NBA Draft prospect in 2020

    SB Nation "LaMelo Ball is perhaps the most famous high school basketball player of all time, but his game remains clouded in a certain degree of mystery. While his peers spent the last two years competing against each other in organized grassroots leagues and showcases like the Nike Hoop..." August 28

  • 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