NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • NBA Scouts Worry Insane Hype Could Impact HS Hoop Megastars

    Bleacher Report "NBA scouts all know the name and star power of Mikey Williams, a precocious showman who landed the first NIL agency deal with Excel Sports, a first among prep basketball athletes. We know how popular he is—3.3 million people follow him on Instagram—but with his..." October 09

  • 2022 NBA Draft: 5 Prospects Who Could Realistically Become No. 1 Pick

    Bleacher Report "The No. 1 overall discussion for the 2022 NBA draft includes a handful of names and no heavy favorite.  Five prospects stand out with the upside to be the first prospect selected. Two will suit up for the same college team. One will test his luck with the G League..." September 23

  • Five NBA rookies most likely to outperform this season

    ESPN "Every season there are rookies outside the top 10 who contribute in a much bigger way than what their draft slots might indicate. Last season, Tyrese Haliburton (No. 12), Isaiah Stewart (No. 16), Saddiq Bey (No. 19), Immanuel Quickley (No. 25) and Desmond Bane (No. 30) headlined the group. Some..." September 13

  • Mexico City Capitanes to debut in G League this season

    The Score "The Mexico City Capitanes will become the first Latin American team to feature in the NBA G League during the 2021-22 season, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. They'll be based in Fort Worth, Texas, for practice and housing purposes this campaign due to international..." September 13

  • Heat Sign Micah Potter, Javonte Smart and Dru Smith "Your Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed Micah Potter, Javonte Smart and Dru Smith. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Potter appeared in six Summer League games with the HEAT and averaged 7.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.17 blocks, 1.0 assists and a total..." September 10

  • Sixers’ 2021 Second-Round Pick Charles Bassey to Finally Sign Non-Guaranteed Deal

    Heavy "Philadelphia 76ers fans got a look at the future this August during the return of the NBA Summer League. Second-year pros like Tyrese Maxey and Isaiah Joe shined during the tune-up contests, and “BBall Paul” made history. One player who didn’t..." August 31

  • 5 2022 NBA Draft Prospects Who Have Scouts Buzzing This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Over the past few months, NBA scouts have had access to events that featured a number of 2022 draft-eligible prospects. We dove into the five who have generated the most buzz after the EYBL, Peach Jam, Pangos Camp and the U19 World Cup. August 23

  • Top-10 2023 prospect Tyler Smith signs with Overtime Elite

    The Score "Tyler Smith, the eighth-ranked prospect on the ESPN 60 for 2023, has signed with Overtime Elite, he told ESPN's Jonathan Givony on Sunday. Smith is the seventh five-star recruit to ink a deal with the newly formed league. The 6-foot-10 power forward had offers..." August 23

  • The Pitch That Convinced Future NBA Prospect Jalen Lewis Jr. to Turn Pro at 16

    Bleacher Report "Jalen Lewis saw packed Bay Area high school gyms in his future. He'd followed his close friend Ivan Rabb's legendary career at Oakland's Bishop O'Dowd and saw a similar future for himself. Lewis—a 6'10", 16-year-old phenom—saw the big-name schools..." August 19

  • Jayson Tatum Says LiAngelo Ball Deserves NBA Roster Spot

    TMZ "LiAngelo Ball is getting a co-sign from one of the NBA's top talents ... with Jayson Tatum telling TMZ Sports the Summer League standout is long overdue to have a spot in the league!! The 22-year-old showed out during his time playing in Vegas over the..." August 18

  • Spurs rookie Joe Wieskamp to sign a two-way deal "Spurs 2021 second-round draft pick, Joe Wieskamp, is set to sign a two-way deal according to a report. Here’s a quick look-over of a two-way deal. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #eee;border-bottom:1px..." August 17

  • The 13 best rookies at 2021 NBA Summer League

    SB Nation "NBA Summer League is a diehard basketball fan’s dream. Every year, the league congregates in Las Vegas shortly after the draft with teams compromised of young players trying to prove they’re worthy of a roster spot. The main attraction is always the debut of the rookie class,..." August 17

  • Pelicans sign second-round pick Herb Jones to three-year deal "The Pelicans have reached an agreement to sign second-round pick Herb Jones to a three-year contract, according to Will Guillory of The Athletic. The third year of the deal will be a team option, Guillory reports. Jones, 22, is a 6’8″ forward who spent..." August 16

  • Rokas Giedraitis rejects NBA offer, will remain in Baskonia

    Basket News "Baskonia forward Rokas Giedraitis has rejected an NBA offer and will stay in Vitoria for at least one more season, per BasketNews sources. Giedraitis, 29, received a one-year minimum contract offer from the NBA team this summer, sources say BasketNews. A minimum..." August 16

  • New York Knicks 2021 NBA Draft Grades For Every Pick

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks looked to fill the gaps in their roster by hauling in talented prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft. However, their night didn’t go as planned as none of their initial targets fell to their lap at the 19th overall pick. In this specific post, we’re doing our..." August 15

  • Heat Tried Buying Draft Pick to Sign DeJon Jarreau, Coach Says

    Heavy "The Miami Heat had zero picks going into the 2021 NBA draft, but apparently, the front office tried to sneak in and buy a slot in order to obtain University of Houston guard DeJon Jarreau. Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman reported that Adam Simon,..." August 14

  • 2021 NBA Rookies Drafted to the Wrong Team

    Bleacher Report "Just as the right fit on draft night could help jump-start an NBA player's career, the wrong one could delay or derail his development.  Five first-round rookies might soon be wishing they were selected by different teams. Their projected role may not be suited to..." August 14

  • Hawks rookies, shedding 'risky' labels with dominant summer league showing

    Yahoo! Sports "The Atlanta Hawks have a lot of momentum heading into next season after making the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2015.  Trae Young signed a five-year, $207 million max contract, and the Hawks had two picks in the 2021 NBA draft, one of the..." August 11

  • Five-star prospect Jazian Gortman chooses to sign with Overtime Elite

    CBS Sports "Overtime Elite, the upstart professional league positioning itself as an alternative path for players aspiring to turn pro, signed its highest-ranked recruit to date on Wednesday as five-star Class of 2022 point guard Jazian Gortman, the No. 8 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings,..." August 11

  • Warriors Rookie Jonathan Kuminga Going Viral Over Nickname ‘The Kum Bucket’

    Total Pro Sports "The Warriors No. 7 pick showed why he’s worth waiting for in his Las Vegas Summer League debut. Unfortunately for Jonathan Kuminga, his performance on the floor is not why he is trending this week. Kuminga, who poured in 16 points with six rebounds and three steals in 29..." August 11

  • A.J. Lawson Ditches Heat for Hawks at NBA Summer League

    Heavy "Former South Carolina guard A.J. Lawson apparently had enough of Miami Heat Culture. Or maybe he was upset over riding the pine on Monday night against the Denver Nuggets. Either way, the undrafted rookie is off the summer league roster. Lawson, 6-foot-6 rookie..." August 10

  • Thunder, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Agree To Four-Year Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Thunder and second-round pick Jeremiah Robinson-Earl have agreed to a four-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Charania reports that the agreement is worth $8MM, which is a big number for a player picked in the second round. A..." August 10

  • Rockets Rookie Jalen Green Fires At Pistons For Picking Cade Cunningham At NBA Draft Instead Of Him

    Clutch Points "Cade Cunningham was the clear-cut, No. 1 prospect for just about everyone entering the 2021 NBA Draft. The Detroit Pistons agreed and took him with the first pick. That hasn’t stopped Houston Rockets rookie and the No. 2 overall pick, Jalen Green, from speaking his..." August 10

  • Pelicans Sign Trey Murphy III To Rookie Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have officially signed No. 17 overall pick Trey Murphy III to his rookie scale contract, according to the team’s NBA Transactions page. The 21-year-old wing was selected by the Pelicans after the team traded back from the 10th pick, and..." August 10

  • Jalen Green could lead the NBA in scoring one day

    SB Nation "Jalen Green was always destined to get buckets in the NBA. He was already a consensus five-star recruit by the time he entered high school, and arguably the most famous teenage hooper of his generation this side of Zion Williamson and LaMelo Ball by the time he left it. Green’s ridiculous..." August 09

  • The Clippers are making a big investment in Brandon Boston Jr.

    Clips Nation "The final 10 picks or so of the NBA draft don’t usually yield a lot of value. Most players with any hope of landing on a roster try not to get picked so that they can choose their own team as an undrafted free agent, a process made more lucrative by the creation of two-way..." August 09

  • Thunder Sign Josh Giddey, Tre Mann To Rookie Contracts

    Hoops Rumors "The Thunder have signed first-round picks Josh Giddey and Tre Mann to their rookie scale contracts, the team announced today in a press release. Having entered draft night with the sixth, 16th, and 18th overall picks in the first round, Oklahoma City..." August 08

  • Scottie Barnes Signs Rookie Contract With Raptors

    Hoops Rumors "The Raptors have signed Scottie Barnes to his first NBA contract, tweets Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports. The Florida State forward was something of a surprise pick at No. 4, but Toronto was attracted to his potential to be a difference-maker on..." August 08

  • Knicks set to get first up-close look at Luca Vildoza

    New York Post "Point guard Luca Vildoza arrived from Tokyo late Friday night, staged his first practice as a Knick on Saturday and is ready to reverse his Olympic fortunes Sunday when their summer-league schedule opens against Toronto at 4:30 p.m. Vildoza, the 25-year-old Argentine..." August 08

  • Knicks Sign Jericho Sims To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks have added forward Jericho Sims on a two-way contract, the team announced today in a press release. The deal will cover two seasons, tweets Keith Smith of Spotrac. Sims, selected with the No. 58 pick out of Texas, will be eligible to appear in..." August 08

  • Pistons Sign Second-Round Pick Isaiah Livers

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have officially signed former Michigan forward Isaiah Livers, according to’s transactions log. While terms of the deal aren’t yet known, Detroit had been operating under the cap, giving the team the ability to offer Livers a three-..." August 07

  • Rockets Sign Alperen Sengun, Josh Christopher To Rookie Deals

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets have signed first-round picks Alperen Sengun and Josh Christopher to their rookie scale contracts, according to’s official transactions log. Sengun, a 19-year-old forward/center from Turkey, was named the Turkish League MVP..." August 07

  • Knicks 2021 draft pick Rokas Jokubaitis reveals timeline to come to NBA

    Clutch Points "Leon Rose was wheeling and dealing during the 2021 NBA Draft for the New York Knicks. Tom Thibodeau’s club entered the draft with four draft picks and left with four selections but only one came at a slot they entered the draft with. The Knicks used the No. 34 pick that..." August 06

  • Cavaliers sign No. 3 pick Evan Mobley to rookie contract "The Cavaliers have officially signed No. 3 overall pick Evan Mobley, per a team press release. The former Trojan averaged 16.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 2.4 APG and 2.9 BPG in his lone season at USC, showcasing impressive versatility on both ends of the floor. His combination of ball..." August 03

  • Orlando Magic sign first-round picks Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner

    Sportsnaut "The Orlando Magic signed first-round draft picks Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner on Tuesday. Suggs, a 6-foot-4 guard, played one season at Gonzaga before being selected with the No. 5 overall pick in last week’s draft. Wagner, a 6-9 forward from Michigan, was the No. 8 overall..." August 03

  • Corey Kispert’s Girlfriend Won the NBA Draft & Became An Instant Star

    Total Pro Sports "When the NBA and NFL draft comes around, it’s not just the players hearing their names called who go viral on social, it’s also the woman they have in their life. It happened to Corey Kispert when he was selected 15th overall by the Washington Wizards. August 02

  • Joe Lacob discusses Jonathan Kuminga pick and his win-now, develop-now plan for the Warriors

    The Athletic "Joe Lacob was part of the Warriors contingent that flew out to Miami to meet Jonathan Kuminga. He watched both Moses Moody workouts at the franchise’s San Francisco facility. He sat in on just about every draft meeting, traveled to the combine and, if you grilled him on prospects —..." July 31

  • 5 biggest surprises from the 2021 NBA Draft

    NBA Analysis "The 2021 NBA Draft took place on Thursday night and there were plenty of obvious picks that transpired. Cade Cunningham heard his name called to the Detroit Pistons, Jalen Green ended up going to the Houston Rockets, and Evan Mobley is on his way to the Cleveland Cavaliers, just as..." July 31

  • Jalen Suggs fell after bad pre-draft workout?

    Larry Brown Sports "Few were expecting Jalen Suggs to fall to the Orlando Magic at No. 5 overall, but it turns out that there may have been good reason for his slide. Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reported on Friday that there was word that Suggs had a bad workout with the Toronto Raptors...." July 30

  • Timberwolves To Sign Isaiah Miller To Exhibit 10 Contract

    Hoops Rumors "After going undrafted on Thursday night, UNC Greensboro guard Isaiah Miller tweeted that he would be joining the Timberwolves, and Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News confirms (via Twitter) that Miller is signing an Exhibit 10 contract with..." July 30

  • Raptors’ plans with Pascal Siakam after Scottie Barnes selection

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Raptors pulled off a shocker in the 2021 NBA Draft when they selected former Florida State standout Scottie Barnes with their No.4 overall selection. However, this trade may have provided a hint at the team’s long-term plans with Pascal Siakam. As..." July 30

  • Cade Cunningham Says He Owned The Night, Not Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "Yesterday was one of the wildest days the NBA has lived in a while. First, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers were trading for Buddy Hield. Then, Shams Charania said that they were going after Russell Westbrook. The Lakers completed a huge blockbuster deal to get yet another..." July 30

  • Draymond Green Reportedly Had A Big Role In The Warriors Drafting Jonathan Kuminga And Moses Moody

    Fadeaway World "The Golden State Warriors are a players' organization. They prioritize the player and that's why everyone who's been there only has nice things to say about Bob Myers and his staff. Draymond Green has clearly earned his stripes within the organization, He's been there..." July 30

  • Kai Jones Went Viral After He Kissed His Mom On The Lips After Selection

    Total Pro Sports "Welcome to the world of social media where a guy kissing his mom on the lips gets a ton of attention online. Last night was a great one for several NBA prospects as their lives changed overnight just by hearing their names called by commissioner Adam Silver. Texas forward Kai Jones..." July 30

  • Raptors made a huge mistake in not picking Jalen Suggs in the NBA draft

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Raptors sent the first wave of shock in the 2021 NBA draft by passing on Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs and instead selecting Florida State standout Scottie Barnes with the 4th overall pick. Most mock drafts projected Suggs to go to Toronto and reports hours prior to the draft..." July 30

  • Cade Cunningham Wants to Bring 'Bad Boy' Mentality Back to Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "Cade Cunningham wanted to make a good first impression. He accessorized his black-and-navy draft night suit with a pair of Cartier C Décor glasses, which are known to Detroiters as Buffs.  The Detroit Pistons tried not to tip their hand on their intentions..." July 30

  • 2021 NBA Draft results: Picks 1-60 "Below you can find the list of every Draft pick from the 2021 NBA Draft, which aired Thursday on ABC/ESPN. This page will be updated. First Round 1. Pistons draft Cade Cunningham 2. Rockets draft Jalen..." July 30

  • Terrence Clarke, former Kentucky Wildcats player who died in car accident, selected by league in NBA draft

    ESPN "Midway through the first round of Thursday night's NBA draft, the league briefly paused its annual selection show to honor the late Terrence Clarke, the 19-year-old basketball prospect out of Kentucky who died in a car accident earlier this..." July 30

  • 2 reasons Cade Cunningham just changed the Pistons forever

    Clutch Points "Cade Cunningham unsurprisingly has been drafted number 1 overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2021 NBA Draft. This draft pick has changed the Detroit Pistons franchise forever, and he will be their franchise player for years to come. Cunningham is one of the best prospects coming out..." July 30

  • Kendrick Perkins flubs Moses Moody’s name repeatedly in NBA Draft hilarity

    New York Post "The internet is having a field day over Kendrick Perkins flubbing Moses Moody’s name at the NBA Draft, but Arkansas fans… not so much. During ESPN’s draft coverage on Thursday night, Perkins was discussing the No. 14 overall pick to the Warriors, and said,..." July 30