Tag: NBA Draft

Michigan’s Franz Wagner attentively listens to advice from head coach Juwan Howard during a game against Indiana in 2020. (Image: Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)

Michigan Swingman Franz Wagner Declares for NBA Draft

German-born Franz Wagner, a sophomore swingman at Michigan, will bypass his junior season in Ann Arbor and declare himself eligible for the 2021 NBA Draft. Wagner is the younger brother of NBA player and former Michigan standout Moritz Wagner. Wagner, 19, averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per […]

Georgia super frosh Anthony Edwards became the #1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Image: AP)

No Surprises in NBA Draft, Anthony Edwards Goes No. 1

The 2020 NBA Draft, at least the lottery portion of it, stuck close to the script and followed the consensus projection in numerous mock drafts. As expected, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Anthony Edwards with the #1 pick. Edwards, a shooting guard from Georgia, became the 11th straight one-and-done collegiate player […]

Three NBA Franchises That Should Never Be Allowed to Draft Again

Three NBA Franchises That Should Never Be Allowed to Draft Again

NBA Draft Day is a little like a late-night trip to the drive-thru. Everyone piles in famished and filled with expectations. When the food comes, one person gets everything they wanted, one steals another’s best item, a third settles for whatever’s leftover, and one gets left holding a sweaty bag […]

Potential lottery pick Anthony Edwards playing for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2019. (Image: Joshua L. Jones/AP)

2020 NBA Draft No. 1 Pick Odds: Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball First?

Who will the Minnesota Timberwolves select #1 in the upcoming NBA Draft? DraftKings updated their odds on which player will become the #1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft with Anthony Edwards (-152) and LaMelo Ball (+135) leading the way. Last season, Zion Williamson went #1 in the NBA Draft. […]

The Milwaukee Bucks selected Lew Alcindor (UCLA) with the #1 pick in the 1969 NBA Draft. (Image: Getty)

OG’s Complete List of Every No. 1 NBA Draft Pick from Alcindor to Zion

Some of your all-time favorite players, including LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, and Lew Alcindor (before he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) were selected #1 in the NBA Draft. With the 2020 NBA Draft approaching, we’ve compiled a complete list of every #1 pick since its […]

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. […]