Tag: NBA Draft

Minnesota Timberwolves secure #1 pick in NBA Draft for second time in draft history. (Image: AP)

Minnesota Timberwolves Hit Lottery, Land No. 1 Pick in 2020 NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves had the second-worst record (19-45) in the NBA during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season, but the T-Wolves hit the lottery on Thursday, securing the #1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. The T-Wolves also have the #17 pick in the upcoming draft for a total of two first-rounders […]

NBA commish Adam Silver congratulates Zion Williamson for becoming the #1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft via the New Orleans Pelicans. (Image: Sarah Stier/Getty)

2020 NBA Draft and Free Agency Dates Set

NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed that the 2020 NBA Draft will take place on Oct. 16. NBA free agency will begin two days later on Oct. 18. Anthony Edwards, a shooting guard from the Georgia Bulldogs, comes into the NBA Draft as the potential #1 pick. James Wiseman, a 7-foot […]

Anthony Edwards, Georgia's freshman shooting guard, takes a layup against Michigan State in the Maui Invitational in Hawaii in 2019. (Image: Darryl Oumi/Getty)

Who Will Go No. 1? Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, or Obi Toppin?

DraftKings updated its odds on which player will end up as the #1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, and Anthony Edwards (Georgia) is the overall favorite at -110. Big man James Wiseman (Memphis) and LaMelo Ball (Illawarra Hawks) are also among the top-three betting favorites as a potential first […]

LaMelo Ball playing for the Illawarra Hawks in Australia's NBL. (Image: Rick Rycroft/AP)

LaVar Ball Wants LaMelo Picked #1 or Drafted by NY Knicks

LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of LaMelo and his basketball prodigy siblings, thinks his youngest son has enough talent to get selected #1 in the upcoming NBA Draft. If LaMelo isn’t picked first, then LaVar Ball would prefer that the New York Knicks draft his son. “The best fit in […]

Aleksej Pokusevski playing for Olympiacos in the Greek 2nd division. (Image: Gianni Kostas/AP)

7-Footer Aleksej Pokusevski Declares for NBA Draft

Aleksej Pokusevski, basketball prospect born in Serbia and playing pro ball in Greece, declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. The 7-foot-0 teenager, and projected first round pick, plays for Olympiacos Piraeus in the EuroLeague. Pokusevski, 18, will be the youngest player in this year’s NBA draft. He turns 19 the […]

Point guard RJ Hampton during a game for the New Zealand Breakers in the NBL. (Image: Justin Ford/USA Today Sports)

NBA Draft: New York Knicks Like RJ Hampton (New Zealand Breakers)

The New York Knicks are interested in drafting RJ Hampton, one of the top guard prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft. Last year, Hampton decided to bypass college basketball and the top high school recruit signed a one-year deal with the New Zealand Breakers in Australia’s basketball league (NBL). Hampton, […]

Trinity International star, Daishen Nix, drives against a teammate during a practice last season in Las Vegas. (Image: Caroline Breham/LVRJ)

5-Star Prospect Daishen Nix Decommits from UCLA, Headed to G League

Daishen Nix, one of the top high school point guard prospects in the class of 2020, de-committed from UCLA and opted to sign a contract with the G League, otherwise known as the NBA’s developmental league. Nix, a 6-foot-5 point guard from Las Vegas, became the third highly-rated high school […]

North Carolina guard Cole Anthony flexes after hitting a 3-pointer early in the 2019-20 season. (Image: Gerry Broome/AP)

UNC’s Cole Anthony Declares for NBA Draft, NY Knicks Bound?

Cole Anthony, North Carolina’s super freshman, declared himself eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft. Cole, the son of Greg Anthony (New York Knicks point guard), grew up in New York City and has no qualms about getting drafted by his hometown Knicks. Anthony averaged 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.0 […]

Vernon Carey celebrates hitting an "and-one" basket against Virginia in Charlottesville. (Image: Rich Barnes/USA Today Sports)

Going Pro: Duke Big Man Vernon Carey Declares for NBA Draft

Vernon Carey led Duke in scoring as a freshman and now the 6-foot-10 center is officially a “one-and-done” player after declaring himself eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft. Carey averaged 17.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks this season at Duke. He also shot 57.7% from the floor. Carey earned […]

Killian Hayes, point guard for Ratiopharm Ulm in the German basketball league, is a projected first round pick. (Image: Harry Langer/Getty)

2020 NBA Draft Prospect: PG Killian Hayes (France)

Killian Hayes, a point guard prospect from France, declared himself eligible for the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. Several mock drafts project Hayes as a late, first-round pick. Hayes, 18, already played pro ball in France and Germany. The 6-foot-5, left-handed point guard currently plays for Ratiopharm Ulm in the top […]

Theo Maledon, point guard for ASVEL, during action in France's top basketball league in Paris. (Image: Elyxandro Cegarra/Getty)

French Star Theo Maledon Declares for NBA Draft

Theo Maledon, a point guard from France, made himself eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft. Maledon plays on the French national team and he has been playing pro basketball with ASVEL. Maledon, who will turn 19-years old in mid-June, has been regarded as the top young player in France for […]

Deni Avdija, swingman from Maccabi Tel Aviv, playing in a EuroLeague game. (Image: Antonio Calanni/AP)

Israeli Hoops Star Deni Avdija Potential Lottery Pick in NBA Draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers heavily scouted Israeli basketball star, Deni Avdija of the Maccabi Tel Aviv, who is expected to become a sleeper lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Avdija, a 6-foot-9 swingman, is an excellent shooter who can create his own shot off the dribble and in the post. […]

Georgia guard, Anthony Edwards, double-teamed by Michigan State in the Maui Classic. (Marco Garcia/AP)

Anthony Edwards Going Pro, Georgia Star to Be No. 1 Pick?

Anthony Edwards, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Georgia, will forgo his NCAA eligibility and declare himself available for the 2020 NBA Draft. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA hasn’t made a final decision on its annual draft, which is typically held in June. Whenever the draft happens, […]

North Carolina point guard Coby White in a March Madness game against Washington in Columbus, Ohio. (Image: Greg Shamus/Getty)

Ja Morant and Coby White Declare for the 2019 NBA Draft

Murray State’s Ja Morant and North Carolina’s Coby White announced they are leaving their respective schools early and declared themselves eligible for the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft. Ja Morant has been on everyone’s radar for most of the season. The sophomore was recently named a First-Team All-American. Morant led Murray […]