NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • Freshman Parker leaving Duke to enter draft

    ESPN.com "Duke Blue Devils freshman Jabari Parker is passing up his final three years of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8 Parker, a consensus first team All-America selection, joins Corey Maggette, Luol Deng, Kyrie Irving and Austin Rivers as Blue Devil freshmen to enter the draft after..." April 18

  • Jabari Parker would be top pick in 2015 if he returned to Duke

    Fansided "There is a lot of debate about what Duke freshman Jabari Parker should and will do this offseason when it comes to declaring for the NBA Draft or returning for another year with Coach K at Duke. Paker is projected to be one of the top picks in the draft this year but if he decides to stay another..." April 17

  • James Young leaving Kentucky for NBA Draft

    CBSSports.com "This one always seemed automatic. Kentucky freshman James Young is one-and-done at Kentucky, opting officially on Thursday to leave school after one year and pursue an NBA career. “My time at Kentucky has been special to me, something I'll always treasure, but I feel that I'm ready to take the..." April 17

  • UCLA officially loses Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine to the NBA Draft

    CBSSports.com "UCLA's Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine have formally declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. Anderson is a sophomore. LaVine is a freshman. "I will forever be proud to call myself a Bruin and will never forget the memories that were made here," LaVine said. " April 16

  • Dario Saric to declare for NBA Draft this week

    Fansided "There has been a lot of mystery about whether or not international basketball star Dario Saric would be entering the NBA Draft this summer. While he was initially set to declare for a second time, after pulling out last year, Saric’s father raised doubts about his son entering for a second..." April 16

  • Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III officially declare for NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "Immediately after a report emerged Nik Stauskas would turn pro, he denied it. Another report emerged that Glenn Robinson III would enter the draft, but that one appeared potentially shaky as well. Now, we have it on the record: The Michigan sophomores are headed to the NBA draft." April 16

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  • Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III leaving Michigan for NBA

    Detroit News "For the second straight season, Michigan is losing two of its top players — and maybe more — to the NBA draft. A year after Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. left early and became first-round draft picks, Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are forgoing their final two years, they announced..." April 15

  • Duke’s Jabari Parker will make 2014 NBA Draft decision on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker was honored with the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball’s top freshman on Monday, but the 6-foot-8 forward will also decide on his future this week, according to a report from the AP. Parker — in Oklahoma City to accept the Tisdale Award — told the AP..." April 15

  • Michigan State’s Garry Harris To Enter NBA Draft Read

    Black Sports Online "Another point guard has thrown his name into a crowded Draft field. Michigan State stud point guard has indicated that he will forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. " April 14

  • Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon to announce he's entering NBA draft

    Yahoo! Sports "University of Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon will announce this week he's entering the 2014 NBA draft, source told Yahoo Sports. Gordon averaged 12.4 points and eight rebounds in 31.2 minutes during his freshman year for the Wildcats. He is ranked as the eighth-best prospect in this..." April 14

  • Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III will enter NBA Draft

    Fansided "After the Michigan Wolverines made another deep run into the NCAA Tournament before bowing out to Aaron Harrison and Kentucky, it was widely expected there would be a few high-profile defections to the 2014 NBA Draft, and there is a report circulating that Glenn Robinson III will be one of..." April 14

  • Jabari Parker says he is unsure of going pro, will meet with Coach K

    ESPN.com "Duke freshman star Jabari Parker said Friday he still hasn't decided whether he will enter the NBA draft and will meet with coach Mike Krzyzewski next week to discuss his situation. Parker, who is ranked as the No. 2 draft prospect by ESPN.com's Chad Ford, said he has ruled out going on a..." April 12

  • Tennessee junior Jarnell Stokes to announce he's entering NBA Draft

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee junior Jarnell Stokes has scheduled a press conference on campus for Friday afternoon, at which point he's planning to announce that he'll enter the 2014 NBA Draft, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Thursday night. Stokes averaged 15.1 points and 10.6 rebounds this season while..." April 11

  • Source: Nik Stauskas to go pro

    ESPN.com "Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas is headed to the NBA, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com on Thursday. The source said the 6-foot-6, 205-pound shooting guard intends to make a public announcement soon. Stauskas told ESPN.com on Thursday that he has not yet made a final..." April 10

  • Kentucky’s Julius Randle denies report he will enter NBA draft

    SI.com "Kentucky freshman forward Julius Randle plans to forego his final three seasons of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft, according to ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman. Randle quickly denied that report via Twitter saying he hasn’t made up his mind about entering the draft. He averaged 15 points and..." April 10

  • Report: Joel Embiid declaring for NBA draft today

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple weeks ago, a report leaked Joel Embiid would declare for the NBA draft. Embiid, likely sensibly, denied making such a decision. But with Embiid holding a news conference at 3 p.m. today, the writing is on the wall – and on ZagsBlog: Joel Embiid will announce his plans to enter..." April 09

  • Joel Embiid entering NBA draft

    ESPN.com "Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid announced Wednesday he will enter the NBA draft. The Jayhawks big man averaged 11.2 points on 63 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game as a freshman. The 7-foot, 250-pound Embiid, 20, is widely regarded as one of the top..." April 09

  • GMs think K.J. McDaniels is the best sleeper in class

    Fansided "As the NBA Draft approaches this June, we’re going to start hearing names like Julius Randle, Andrew Wigging, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker even more than we already are. But while this year’s class has a definitive top tier of players, there are still those hanging out below that tier who carry..." April 08

  • T.J. Warren announces early entry into NBA Draft

    Sporting News "N.C. State guard T.J. Warren, perhaps college basketball's best scorer, has announced he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Warren is projected as a late lottery pick in Sporting News' latest mock draft. The 6-8 Warren helped his cause down the stretch of the season with 19 straight 20-point games..." April 08

  • Marcus Smart makes it official, declares for NBA Draft

    The Oklahoman "Amid no fanfare and among no adoring Oklahoma State students, Marcus Smart officially confirmed a decision that has long been anticipated. He’s going to the NBA. In an exclusive one-on-one interview with The Oklahoman Monday, Smart said he’s ready for the next phase of his life, which begins..." April 08

  • McAdoo to exit UNC early, enter NBA draft

    ESPN.com "North Carolina forward James Michael McAdoo will forgo his senior season and enter the NBA draft, it was announced Thursday. "I just feel I am ready to play at the next level and excited about that challenge," McAdoo said in a statement released by the school. "I had chances to go after my..." April 04

  • North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo declares for NBA draft

    Sporting News "North Carolina forward James Michael McAdoo has decided to enter the 2014 NBA Draft, the school announced on Thursday. McAdoo explained his choice to enter the NBA after three seasons at North Carolina in a statement. "I am thankful to God for the opportunities I have had at Carolina,' says..." April 03

  • Several scouts believe Jabari Parker will return to Duke

    Sporting News "Duke forward Jabari Parker — projected as the No. 1 pick by Sporting News — will be a surefire lottery pick if he chooses to enter the NBA draft. But that may not be enough for Parker, who is considering a second collegiate season, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com (via Real GM). Multiple NBA..." April 02

  • Sources: Roc Nation in play for Andrew Wiggins

    CSN Northwest "Kansas freshman pheonom Andrew Wiggins announced today that he will declare for the NBA Draft. The 6-8 athletic forward is a potential No. 1 overall draft pick. According to league sources, Wiggins is in the process of choosing between Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports and one other..." April 01

  • Wiggins makes it official, declares for NBA Draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "This day has been expected since the day he sent his letter of intent into Kansas, but it is now official. Andrew Wiggins has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. But the potential No. 1 pick did say all the right things at his press conference, next to coach Bill Self. “At the end of the..." April 01

  • Wiggins to enter NBA draft Monday

    ESPN.com "Andrew Wiggins will announce he's leaving Kansas after one season for the NBA at a news conference on Monday afternoon, sources told ESPN.com. The school released a statement that the 6-foot-8 freshman from Canada will make an announcement Monday at 3 p.m. ET. Wiggins averaged 17.1 points..." March 31

  • Dante Exum’s preference to join Lakers wouldn’t prevent other teams from drafting him

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dante Exum is expected to be taken with one of the top five picks in this summer’s draft, but after signing with Kobe Bryant‘s agent and spending his time working out in Los Angeles, reports have surfaced that Exum may try to do what he can to end up with the Lakers. L.A. is doing its part by..." March 30

  • Michigan's Nik Stauskas concerned only about Elite Eight, not pro talk

    Detroit Free Press "Depending on the situation, the reminder would come almost every time they huddled up during the final few minutes of the game: “You know where I’m going to be. If I’m open, hit me.” It’s a familiar refrain that comes from Michigan sophomore guard Nik Stauskas, teammate Spike Albrecht said,..." March 29

  • Report: UCLA star Kyle Anderson to enter 2014 NBA draft

    USA Today "UCLA guard-forward Kyle Anderson will enter the 2014 NBA draft, his father told SNY.tv. The 6-9 sophomore had 11 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals in the No. 4 seed Bruins' 79-68 Sweet 16 loss Thursday to No. 1 seed Florida, which ended their NCAA tournament and possibly..." March 28

  • Tyler Ennis leaving Syracuse to enter NBA draft

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse University freshman Tyler Ennis will enter the NBA draft. "I'd like to thank Coach Boeheim, the coaching staff, my teammates and the amazing fans of Syracuse for the opportunity to play at a great university like Syracuse," said Ennis in a statement released by SU athletics. "I feel..." March 27

  • Jahlil Okafor, top recruit in class of 2014: Raising NBA’s age limit unfair to players

    SI.com "Commissioner Adam Silver has gone on the record about his desire to raise the NBA’s age minimum to 20 years old. Rules instituted in the collective bargaining agreement stipulate that players must be at least 19 during the calendar year in which the draft takes place to be eligible, effectively..." March 27

  • Sources: Kansas center Joel Embiid to enter NBA draft

    Yahoo! Sports "Kansas star Joel Embiid – a possible No. 1 overall choice – has decided to enter the June NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports. Embiid, a 20-year-old, 7-foot freshman, rapidly emerged as one of college basketball's major talents and moved into competition with Jayhawks teammate Andrew Wiggins..." March 27

  • Mouhammadou Jaiteh To Declare For NBA Draft

    Real GM Basketball "French prospect Mouhammadou Jaiteh will declare his name into the June NBA draft and gauge feedback to frame a decision on whether to stay, a source told RealGM. Jaiteh had submitted eligibility in last year’s draft, before pulling out late in the withdrawing window. Multiple teams late in the..." March 25

  • Young's Okafor named national player of year

    Chicago Tribune "He’s a state champion, a world champion, a McDonald’s All-American and the consensus top prep prospect in the United States. Add national player of the year to Jahlil Okafor’s resume. Three days after leading Young to the IHSA Class 4A title, Okafor was named Morgan Wootten Player of the..." March 25

  • Jerryd Bayless: Wiggins, Parker can ‘learn just as well’ in NBA

    Boston Globe "Celtics guard Jerryd Bayless, who is taking part in a Boys & Girls Club charity event sponsored by Nesquick (details below), answered questions for Boston.com on the adjustment from college to the NBA for this year’s top draft prospects and on a difficult Celtics season. Question: You went to..." March 25

  • Dario Saric likely won't declare for 2014 NBA Draft, per report

    SB Nation "Saric reportedly has a new deal in place with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League. Croatian forward Dario Saric has an agreement in principle on a three-year deal with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League and it's highly unlikely he'll declare for the 2014 NBA Draft,..." March 24

  • Jabari Parker won’t go later than third

    Fansided "Although Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker referred to his career as “incomplete” and has a close friend, the top overall recruit in the class of 2014, 6-10, 265-pound center Jahlil Okafor, making his way to Duke in the fall, most analysts still expect Parker to declare for the..." March 23

  • Report: Andrew Wiggins is the 76ers top target

    CBSSports.com "The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 22 straight games, and may not win another the rest of the season. But you'll never believe this. It could be because they're trying to get a high draft pick. Just call it a hunch, I guess. Question is, if the Sixers were to land a top one or two pick, who..." March 21

  • Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck says Andrew Wiggins will play for Boston next year

    Pro Basketball Talk "Underrated moment at the the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and Kings owner Vivek Ranadive were on a panel together, and Ranadive basically accused Boston of tanking. “And what are you doing?” Grousbeck jabbed back. Tanking doesn’t exist (says Adam..." March 13

  • KU's Andrew Wiggins can burnish his reputation in March

    Kansas City Star "The flight to Madrid had dragged on for nearly half a day, cramped and mind-numbing. Then came a three-hour bus ride. By the time the Canadian teenagers arrived at the basketball gym in Spain, they were jetlagged from the trans-Atlantic travel and stiff from a claustrophobic journey across the..." March 12

  • Duke's Parker hasn't made stay-or-go call

    ESPN.com "This could be it for Jabari Parker at Duke. His final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium could come Saturday night when No. 4 Duke hosts rival North Carolina -- if the freshman phenom jumps to the NBA after the season, as most outsiders always assumed he would do. Parker insists he still hasn't..." March 07

  • KU's Embiid, now out for two games, has had back problems before

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Joel Embiid is done for the regular season -- and it isn't the first time Kansas' talented freshman center has had to cut his season short because of recurring back problems. Embiid's high school coach, Justin Harden at The Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., tells FOXSportsKansasCity.com that..." March 03

  • Nuggets have rising prospect in Europe's Joffrey Lauvergne

    Denver Post "Half a world away, out of the sight of even the most detailed American basketball observer, a Nuggets prospect is making waves and creating some excitement for a franchise looking to turn things around next season. Joffrey Lauvergne, 22, is looking like a keeper, playing in Serbia. Selected..." March 03

  • Glenn Robinson Jr. sees himself in emerging Michigan star and son Glenn III

    Detroit News "Growing up the son of an NBA star and Purdue legend, Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III heard the comparisons to his father all his life. It’s in the name, in the game and even in the movements and mannerisms. Glenn Robinson Jr. got a glimpse of his son’s improving game on Wednesday night at Mackey..." February 28

  • Randle offers Wildcats new picture of success

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Julius Randle remembers coming to the University of Kentucky as a recruit and seeing oversized photos of the program’s past stars and great moments adorning the walls of the Joe Craft Center. This week, a new image went up at the team’s practice facility: a freeze-frame of Randle being swarmed by..." February 27

  • It's Time to Move Tyler Ennis into the Elite Group of 2014 NBA Draft Prospects

    Bleacher Report "Tyler Ennis has been delivering for Syracuse since Day 1, but it has taken a while for the point guard's NBA draft stock to catch up. If you haven't placed him right alongside the cream of the crop in the 2014 draft class, you're doing something wrong. This kid truly belongs among the elite..." February 19

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver discusses desire to raise NBA age limit

    College Basketball Talk "With the shift in leadership from David Stern to Adam Silver, the NBA has begun a new era with Silver taking over as commissioner. Last week it was discussed that one area in which Silver would like to make changes is the NBA’s age limit, which would be raised from 19 to 20 years old if Silver..." February 14

  • Michigan State's Gary Harris and Keith Appling make Naismith Trophy Midseason 30

    Michigan Live "Michigan State's backcourt is considered by some, including Spartans' coach Tom Izzo, to be the best in the nation. That was reflected in the release of the "Midseason 30" for the Naismith Trophy. Spartans' senior point guard Keith Appling and shooting guard Gary Harris were both among the 30..." February 13

  • Marcus Smart, Julius Randle both projected first-round picks

    Dallas Morning News "Former Flower Mound Marcus star Marcus Smart and Plano Prestonwood standout Julius Randle are both projected first round picks in the June's 2014 NBA Draft in one mock draft. In a report from ESPN Insider's Jeff Goodman, Randle is the frontrunner as a No. 4 overall pick for the Sacramento..." February 13

2014 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Bucks Andrew Wiggins Kansas
2 76ers Joel Embiid Kansas
3 Magic Jabari Parker Duke
4 Jazz Julius Randle Kentucky
5 Celtics Dante Exum Australian Institute of Sport
6 Lakers Marcus Smart Oklahoma St.
7 Kings Noah Vonleh Indiana
8 Pistons Aaron Gordon Arizona
9 Cavaliers Dario Saric Cibona Zagreb
10 Nuggets Doug McDermott Creighton

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