DraftExpress: Top 4 guys being mentioned by NBA teams as looking good in the Combine today: Eric Bledsoe, Paul George, Gordon Hayward, Solomon Alabi. about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter
DraftExpress: DeMarcus Cousins says he got "a really good vibe" from Minnesota today and that he thinks they would pick him if he were there at 4. about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter
A number of teams have already looked into the availability of the Philadelphia 76ers' No. 2 pick in the June 24 draft.
The asking price? Several sources said they were told that the Sixers want their trade partner to take Elton Brand off their hands. Good luck with that. With Brand set to earn $51 million over the course of the next three years, he's virtually impossible to trade.
As much as teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves, for instance, love Evan Turner, I don't think they love him that much.
DraftExpress: Heard Dominique Jones was the best player in 1st Minnesota workout. Aggressive in mid-range. Excellent in 2 on 2 w/jumper. Good defense. about 4 hours ago via UberTwitter
chadfordinsider: Did talk to a number of NBA people however. They all had different takes. Only consensus winner was Jordan Crawford in morn workout about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck
DraftExpress: Greivis Vasquez apparently impressive in Minnesota today. Made great passes to Ebanks, made shots off dribble. Vs Courtney Fortson though. about 12 hours ago via UberTwitter
DraftExpress: Heard Latavious Williams had a really nice showing in day two of the Minnesota group workouts. Important, since not everyone had seen him. 4 minutes ago via UberTwitter
DraftExpress: Spoke to an NBA Asstnt GM about last two days of the Minnesota workouts. Mentioned Trevor Booker & Lazar Hayward a lot, Samardo Samuels too. about 2 hours ago via UberTwitter
Dave D'Alessandro of the New Jersey Star-Ledger wrote:The Nets are leaning toward Derrick Favors, but from what we can tell, they are also convinced that there is no way the Georgia Tech kid is ready to start – not this year, perhaps not until the middle of his second year.
And no, they’re not settled on Favors, as much as they like him. Some on the staff still believe DeMarcus Cousins is the second biggest talent in the draft. And they all agree that Wesley Johnson is the safe pick, a guy who will have a good 10-year career.
GERY WOELFEL of the Milwaukee Journal Times wrote:One of the draft’s fastest climbers is Baylor power forward Ekpe Udoh, who is drawing more than a passing interest from New Jersey at No. 3.
GERY WOELFEL of the Milwaukee Journal Times wrote:he whispers are growing that the New York Knicks will purchase a first-round pick
Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote:It appears that Kentucky point guard Eric Bledsoe is drawing attention from more than the NCAA. As the NCAA looks in to alleged grade fraud and illegal gifts connected to Bledsoe, the Grizzlies are said to be eyeing his services.
There is a groundswell within the organization to select Bledsoe if the Griz hold on to the 12th overall pick.
DraftExpress: A source close to DeMarcus Cousins indicates his preference is to land in Detroit. Feeling is mutual. Not a fan of Sacramento apparently. 8 minutes ago via web
DraftExpress: 13 confirmed Green Room Invites so far: Wall, Turner, Favors, Cousins, Johnson, Monroe, Aminu, Udoh, Davis, Hayward, Aldrich, Babbitt,George less than a minute ago via web
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo wrote:The Washington Wizards have the Nos. 1 and 30 picks of the first round, but league executives says GM Ernie Grunfeld is trying to stockpile more picks. New owner Ted Leonsis had a similar philosophy with the Washington Capitals, and has insisted that building through picks and the draft will be his priority in the NBA, too
WojYahooNBA Denver's trying to acquire a second-round pick and the draft target is UTEP's Derrick Caracter, sources say. Nuggets wants a young big man.
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