NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • Pistons' Johnson signs for $2.58 million annually

    Detroit News "Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson never talked about his desire to sign a contract with the Pistons. He always talked about things that were more important to him, such as leading the Pistons to a championship and trying to lure free agents to the team. So it wasn't much of a surprise that he..." July 23

  • Phil Jackson: Duke Players Fail To Live Up To Expectations In The NBA

    College Spun "On Monday, Charley Rose published the fourth article in a five-part ESPN series about New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, and his attempt to gut and rebuild the team. While most of the focus, and the headlines, of the article, which is based on interactions with Jackson on January 10, focus on..." July 22

  • Carmelo Anthony introduced himself to Kristaps Porzingis as ‘Me7o’

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony has a marketing vision for himself, and he is not afraid to go to great lengths in an attempt to make sure it is successful. But he should probably tone it down a bit. New York Knicks first-round draft pick Kristaps Porzingis recently told Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling..." July 21

  • Nuggets' Emmanuel Mudiay already playing beyond his years

    USA Today "The challenges for Emmanuel Mudiay – some of his doing, some out of his control – have been difficult. As a young child, he lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo during brutal wars. “It was tough. There are some things you don’t forget growing up,” Mudiay said. “Seeing your mom struggle...." July 19

  • Byron Scott says D'Angelo Russell is 'not Magic Johnson'

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers wrapped up summer league in Las Vegas on Friday with an 84-78 loss to the Utah Jazz, falling to 1-4 despite carrying at least seven players under contract that will play for the team this upcoming season. "I think we all expected them to be better, but we all need to understand that..." July 18

  • Kings' Cauley-Stein focusing on defense, offensive flow

    NBA.com "Yes, the defense. Of course the defense. It's why the Kings spent the sixth pick in the June 25 draft on Willie Cauley-Stein over Emmanuel Mudiay as the point guard of the future, because Cauley-Stein would be a formidable inside presence at 7-1 and 242 pounds with the athleticism to also step out..." July 16

  • Karl Towns's talent shining through struggles during transition to NBA

    SI "It looked like just another broken possession in a game full of them. The shot clock ticked down under 10 seconds, Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns kept getting bumped out toward the three-point line, and the entry pass still wasn’t coming. Finally, Adreian Payne tossed a lazy one-handed pass in..." July 14

  • Hornets sign Orlando Summer League invitee Aaron Harrison

    At The Hive "The Charlotte Hornets have signed Kentucky's Aaron Harrison to a two-year deal. The dollar value of Harrison's contract is unknown at this time, but it's safe to assume the Hornets used some of their mid-level exception to sign him. His contract includes a team option for next season. It..." July 13

  • So far, so good for Kristaps Porzingis, both on and off the court

    Newsday "Kristaps Porzingis looks like the biggest kid at NBA summer league. He's 19, doesn't have facial hair and wears his backpack straps over both shoulders like a student walking around school. But Porzingis seems unfazed by fans and members of the media who believe the Knicks made a mistake by..." July 13

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Washington forward Kelly Oubre -- the 15th pick -- has signed his rookie-scale contract with the Wizards, league source tells RealGM.

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    Emmanuel Mudiay said he was asked to go back in for the 4th but opted not to due to fatigue from two-a-days. Said entire team was wiped.

  • Lakers expected to sign Robert Upshaw

    ESPN "Undrafted free-agent center Robert Upshaw, an ultra-talented shot-blocker who has also been kicked out of two colleges, has reached an agreement on a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, a league source confirmed to ESPN late Friday night. The source said the deal is expected to be..." July 11

  • Karl-Anthony Towns 'very nervous' in NBA summer league debut

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As if he didn’t know so already, new Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns recognized he had a classic case of rookie nerves after he chucked a shot in the opening moments of his first real NBA action and it hit nothing but desert air. “I started out like any other rookie,” he said. “I ain’t..." July 11

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Thunder announce they have officially signed first round pick Cameron Payne.

  • 76ers' Rookie Richaun Holmes Suffers Broken Elbow

    Real GM Basketball "Philadelphia 76ers rookie Richaun Holmes has been diagnosed with a fractured elbow in Utah and faces a six-to-eight week recovery timetable, league sources told RealGM. Out of Bowling Green, Holmes cemented himself as rising draft prospect at the Portsmouth Invitational and went 37th overall to..." July 10

  • Sixers Sign Jahlil Okafor

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers have signed center Jahlil Okafor to a rookie scale contract, the team announced. Okafor was the No. 3 overall selection in this year’s NBA draft. The big man departed Duke after a freshman campaign that saw the Blue Devils capture the NCAA Championship and him being named a first-team..." July 07

  • Jazz sign Trey Lyles to rookie deal

    A Sea of Blue "Trey Lyles has signed his rookie deal with the Utah Jazz, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge. Lyles, a 6-10, 241-pound forward, averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 36 games in 2014-15. An All-SEC Freshman Team selection, Lyles was also named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice during his..." July 07

  • Timberwolves Sign 2015 NBA Draft Picks Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones

    NBA.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns, the 1st overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky, and guard Tyus Jones, the 24th overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft out of Duke University. The Wolves acquired..." July 07

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Towns after 1st practice, made 9 straight 3s. "I need to take the rim on a date or something. It didn't treat me well on the 10th one."

  • Okafor taking small, quick steps

    Philly.com "Jahlil Okafor learned it by the end of the second day, if he hadn't known it already: The 76ers will run you. They want to play fast, and they want their players to get from one end to the floor fast, and, if you're Okafor, they will want you to establish position in the post fast. So by 1 p.m...." July 06

  • Rockets prospect Sergio Llull signing contract extension with Real Madrid through 2021

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Rockets made a play to sign Sergio Llull, the No. 34 pick in the 2009 NBA draft. But the Spanish point guard spurned Houston. E. Carchia of Sportando: Sergio Llull reached an agreement with Real Madrid for a contract extension till June 2021. Llull’s new buyout for the NBA will be..." July 06

  • Heat officially sign first round pick Justise Winslow

    Hot Hot Hoops "With Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade re-signed and back on the team, the Miami Heat have signed their first round pick Justise Winslow to a rookie deal. Winslow is already practicing with the Summer League squad, along with second round pick Josh Richardson, in anticipation of the Orlando..." July 03

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Justise Winslow says he will work almost exclusively at shooting guard and small forward during summer league.

  • Magic's Mario Hezonja expects to acclimate well to the U.S.

    Orlando Sentinel "Mario Hezonja spent the last three years in the bustling, picturesque city of Barcelona. He has traveled throughout Europe as a professional basketball player. And he speaks five languages: Croatian, Serbian, Catalan, Spanish and English. So, even at 20 years old, Hezonja already is a man of..." July 03

  • Knicks, Porzingis camp differ on hip injury delaying debut

    New York Post "It would be nothing short of a nightmare if their super-skinny European project Kristaps Porzingis is too injured to participate in the Knicks summer league that opens July 11 in Las Vegas. And his brother alluded to the uncertainty in a radio interview Monday on ESPN Radio, citing the..." July 02

  • Carmelo Anthony reached out to Kristaps Porzingis amid reports

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony reached out to Kristaps Porzingis, the New York Knicks' first-round draft pick, on Saturday after reports surfaced that the Knicks star was unhappy with the organization's decision to select the 19-year-old Latvian. "Carmelo reached out to Kris after all of that. It was..." June 30

  • Jahlil Okafor -- Viral Sex Story Is B.S. ... 'Considering Legal Action'

    TMZ "NBA rookie Jahlil Okafor claims he's been targeted by an Internet "troll" -- who is spreading disgusting lies about a sexual encounter that NEVER happened ... and now he's taking action to shut her down. Social media exploded over the past 24 hours after someone claiming to be a woman named..." June 29

  • Carmelo Anthony -- 'I Really Love' Porzingis ... Meeting with Him Today

    TMZ "Don't give up on Knicks draft pick Kristaps Porzingis just yet ... Carmelo Anthony isn't -- telling TMZ Sports, "I really love him." Melo was leaving Madeo in L.A. on a double date with his wife La La Anthony, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and his GF Ciara ... when we asked about C.A.'s..." June 29

  • Scout raves about ‘star’ Porzingis, avoids dreaded comparison

    New York Post "The first impression of Kristaps Porzingis remains indelible for Tim Shea, the former Knicks European scout who still lives in Spain. And it wasn’t his height. It occurred three years ago — Porzingis’ first season with Sevilla (in Spain’s top-tier league) — before a road game in Santiago. “You..." June 29

  • Lakers would still trade D'Angelo Russell for Cousins

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the Los Angeles Lakers would trade No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell "tomorrow," if that alone would complete a deal for Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. This process will take years, not a year. You shortcut it at your peril, even if the Lakers were willing..." June 29

  • Wolves nabbed Tyus Jones with seconds to spare

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Tyus Jones and his family experienced what they termed a "dream come true" when the former Apple Valley-Duke point guard was acquired via an NBA draft night trade with Cleveland. The Cavaliers took Jones with the No. 24 overall pick, then traded him to the Timberwolves for the Nos. 31 and 36..." June 28

  • Porzingis will have a buddy on the Knicks…just not next season

    New York Post "This stash pick is no trash pick. The Knicks may not have a center on their roster yet for this season, but feel they have a potential pivot for their rotation in 2016-17 – 6-foot-11 Spanish League second-rounder Guillermo Hernangomez. The Sixers had five second-round picks and traded their..." June 28

  • Jahlil Okafor thinks NBA is still a big man's league

    Sporting News "Dave Cowens might not think so, but at least one player thinks there’s still room for a big man to thrive in the NBA. 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor said despite increased emphasis on the perimeter game, the NBA is still a big man’s league. "For as long as I remember, big men have dominated the..." June 28

  • Draft pick Kevon Looney fits Warriors' mold

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors first-round draft pick Kevon Looney is versatile, and that's what the team likes after seeing players who can fill different roles and guard multiple positions carry it to the title. "Drafting a player like Kevon who has a lot of different skill sets really speaks to the way we play,..." June 27

  • Carmelo Anthony calls Kristaps Porzingis a steal, downplays drama

    CBS Sports "Reports surfaced Friday that Carmelo Anthony was unhappy with the Knicks' draft night moves of trading Tim Hardaway Jr. and drafting Euro project Kristaps Porzingis. It makes sense, as THJ was at least one of the players that despite their differences, Melo can be sure can play in the NBA...." June 27

  • Brian Shaw to Lakers Rookie: Might Need to 'Bow Down' to Kobe ... Over 'Rapist' Tweet

    TMZ "How should newly drafted Lakers rookie Larry Nance Jr. deal with the fact he called Kobe Bryant a "rapist" on Twitter back in 2012?? He might need to "bow down" and beg for his forgiveness ... so says Bryant's former teammate Brian Shaw. " June 27

  • Spurs take Serbian center Nikola Milutinov at 26

    San Antonio Express-News "Not unexpectedly, the Spurs added to their prodigious collection of so-called “draft and stashes” on Thursday, selecting Serbian center Nikola Milutinov with the 26th pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. General manager R.C. Buford said it has yet to be determined whether Milutinov, 20, will play in the..." June 26

  • Bulls select Arkansas forward Bobby Portis with first-round pick

    Chicago Sun-Times "Call Bobby Portis 6-feet-10, 250-pounds of insurance. With the No. 22 pick in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft, the Bulls obviously made the decision that their frontcourt as it is currently constructed either has some expendable bodies or is more fragile than they’re letting on, as they..." June 26

  • Mavs overjoyed to draft Justin Anderson

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "As Thursday’s NBA Draft kept unfolding, the Dallas Mavericks had their eyes squarely on three players. But two of them – point guards Jerian Grant and Delon Wright – were drafted before the Mavs were afforded their pick. But the third player, Virginia’s Justin Anderson, was the player who the..." June 26

  • Bucks shoot for outside depth on draft night

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Length and athleticism, check. The Milwaukee Bucks have that. Perimeter shooting? Not so much. The Bucks sent a clear message Thursday night they wanted to upgrade their shooting as they selected Nevada-Las Vegas freshman guard Rashad Vaughn with the 17th overall pick in the NBA draft..." June 26

  • Celtics make Louisville G Terry Rozier top pick at No. 16

    Boston Herald "Call it the splash heard all the way from Cleveland. Terry Rozier, selected with the 16th pick by the Celtics last night, was poolside at a club in Cleveland with his family when the news arrived. Clad in a suit and accompanied by his younger brother and nephews, the 6-foot-1 Louisville guard..." June 26

  • Confident Cameron Payne excited to join the Thunder

    The Oklahoman "From the fitted navy blue suit jacket to the white dress pants to the floral pocket pin to the blindingly shiny watch, Cameron Payne’s draft night outfit screamed confidence. Much like the Thunder’s established star point guard, its newest point guard fancies himself as a stylish dude. “I..." June 26

  • Phoenix Suns select Devin Booker with 13th pick in NBA draft

    Arizona Republic "The Suns selected the best shooter in Thursday's NBA draft by selecting Kentucky shooting guard Devin Booker. After ranking last in the NBA for 3-point shooting percentage after the All-Star break and trading deadline, the Suns took an 18-year-old sharpshooter who came off the bench on a..." June 26

  • Utah Jazz: Kentucky forward Trey Lyles is picked No. 12 in NBA draft

    Salt Lake Tribune "Kentucky coach John Calipari called Trey Lyles the X-factor last season for the Wildcats. And on Thursday night, still buzzing after hearing his name called as the 12th pick in the NBA draft, the newest member of the Utah Jazz said he thinks he can be a factor immediately in Salt Lake City. "I..." June 26

  • Pacers go with upside, draft Myles Turner at No. 11

    Indianapolis Star "With one veteran big man all but gone, the Indiana Pacers ordered in a young one on Thursday. The Pacers selected Myles Turner with the No. 11 pick in the NBA Draft. Turner, a 7-0, 239-pound center, averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks to earn Big 12 Freshman of the Year in his..." June 26

  • Miami Heat selects Duke’s Justise Winslow in NBA Draft

    Miami Herald "Last season, the Heat’s offense was handicapped without a consistent three-point shooter off the bench. Presumably to remedy that deficiency, the Heat selected Justise Winslow with the 10th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday. Winslow, a freshman, does other things well besides shoot, of..." June 26

  • Charlotte Hornets select Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky with 9th pick in NBA draft

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte Hornets chose Wisconsin center-power forward Frank Kaminsky with the No. 9 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. In doing so, the Hornets chose to pass over freshman Duke star Justise Winslow, who unexpectedly slid out of the top six picks. They also passed over Kentucky’s Devin..." June 26

  • Emmanuel Mudiay selected by Denver Nuggets with No. 7 pick in 2015 NBA draft

    Denver Post "Emmanuel Mudiay had just walked across the stage to shake NBA commissioner Adam Silver's hand as the most important draft pick the Nuggets have made in years. Minutes later, after the telecast went to commercial, Mudiay was the featured player in a Foot Locker ad. Meanwhile, the Nuggets'..." June 26

  • Kings think defense with Cauley-Stein

    Sacramento Bee "Amid coach vs. player, coach vs. executive and all the drama that has defined the Kings lately, the NBA draft was approaching. The Kings could not select peace and harmony in the draft but addressed one need, defense, by selecting Willie Cauley-Stein sixth overall Thursday in New York. The..." June 26

  • Orlando Magic select Croatia's Mario Hezonja of FC Barcelona in 2015 NBA Draft

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic scouted Mario Hezonja for several years before team officials finally met him face-to-face June 4 in Barcelona and had the opportunity to ask him questions. During that 90-minute meeting between general manager Rob Hennigan, assistant general managers Scott Perry and Matt Lloyd..." June 26

2014 NBA Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns Kentucky
2 Lakers D'Angelo Russell Ohio St.
3 76ers Jahlil Okafor Duke
4 Knicks Kristaps Porzingis Baloncesto Sevilla
5 Magic Mario Hezonja Barcelona
6 Kings Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky
7 Nuggets Emmanuel Mudiay Guangdong Southern Tigers
8 Pistons Stanley Johnson Arizona
9 Hornets Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin
10 Heat Justise Winslow Duke
Full NBA Draft Results