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CelticsBlog

Best fits for the Celtics on Draft Night

The NBA Draft is right around the corner. There is no telling which picks they will have, but who are the best prospects out there for the Celtics to choose? The NBA Finals has concluded, and now all eyes shift toward the 2019 NBA Draft this coming Thursday, June 20th. It will be a day full of speculation for the Boston Celtics as they come into the draft with three first round picks (and a second) and a flurry of trade rumors. Of course, for our coverage, we will assume that the Celtics will be keeping all of their draft selections so that we all can get a better understanding of which...

Grizzly Bear Blues

2019 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft: GRIZZLIES TRADE ALERT AT #29

Because why not? The last post for the 2019 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft needed another Grizzlies pick, in my opinion. So here we are. In case you’re just joining us, here’s the deal. Every year before the NBA Draft we here at Grizzly Bear Blues put on a mock draft of epic proportions. This isn’t your granddaddy’s mock draft - there are trades (lots of them, as you’re about to see) that have to be approved unanimously by our trade panel (former GBBer/current Patreon page owner Matt Hrdlicka, NBA Twitter hero Sagar Trika, and Peter Edmiston of Sports56 WHBQ in Memphis and The...

Grizzly Bear Blues

What Might Have Been: 2016 NBA Draft

This one is painful. Over the next week and a half, I’m going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzlies since the infamous 2009 proceedings. I’ll discuss what their pick would’ve been — in a semi-satirical way — if he was selected by another team. In addition, I’ll do the same about players they passed on if they were picked by the Memphis Grizzlies instead. Then, I’ll wrap it up by making sense on the pick and if it was the right call at the time. With that, let’s continue this “What Might Have Been” series with the 2016 draft. Check out the 2009 Draft...

Behind the Buck Pass

NBA Draft 2019 Prospect Watch: Bol Bol

Standing as the biggest wild card of this year’s NBA Draft for a variety of reasons on and off the court, we look at the game of University of Oregon big man, Bol Bol. One of the most well known and covered prospects heading Thursday night’s NBA Draft, Bol Bol brings a whole host of […] NBA Draft 2019 Prospect Watch: Bol Bol - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More

Hoops Habit

Phoenix Suns: 6 potential 2019 NBA Draft trades

The Phoenix Suns could keep the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, but there are several draft-day trades that might make more sense. Heading into the 2019 NBA Draft, one thing is abundantly clear for the Phoenix Suns: Another summer of adding young players with potential won’t be enough. This team — a […] Phoenix Suns: 6 potential 2019 NBA Draft trades - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

ClutchPoints

The Atlanta Hawks are the most intriguing team in the NBA Draft

As the NBA world encapsulates itself in the New Orleans Pelicans trading Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers, the team with the most intriguing situation heading into this week’s NBA Draft has received little to no press: the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks own three first-round picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Added onto their own […] The post The Atlanta Hawks are the most intriguing team in the NBA Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Daily Knicks

New York Knicks: What 2019 NBA Draft picks do they own?

The New York Knicks project to make two selections in the 2019 NBA Draft. On Thursday, June 20, the 2019 NBA Draft will finally arrive. For the New York Knicks, it will mark another step in the construction of a young team trying to dig out from a 17-65 record, which was the League’s worst […] New York Knicks: What 2019 NBA Draft picks do they own? - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Grizzly Bear Blues

What Might Have Been: 2015 NBA Draft

It honestly wasn’t terrible... Over the next week and a half, I’m going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzlies since the infamous 2009 proceedings. I’ll discuss what their pick would’ve been — in a semi-satirical way — if he was selected by another team. In addition, I’ll do the same about players they passed on if they were picked by the Memphis Grizzlies instead. Then, I’ll wrap it up by making sense on the pick and if it was the right call at the time. With that, let’s continue this “What Might Have Been” series with the 2011 draft — the first one...

The Sixer Sense

Philadelphia 76ers 2019 NBA Draft profile: Cam Reddish

One of the most divisive prospects in the 2019 NBA Draft, Cam Reddish blends star upside and chronic flaws in a potential top-five pick. Coming into the season, Cam Reddish was the No. 1 prospect on my draft board. I have a very real infatuation with his talent — a smooth 6-foot-8 wing who could […] Philadelphia 76ers 2019 NBA Draft profile: Cam Reddish - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Behind the Buck Pass

Milwaukee Bucks: 5 wings they could select in the 2019 NBA Draft

If the Milwaukee Bucks decide to further bolster their wing depth in the 2019 NBA Draft, which prospects could be in play at No. 30? With the countdown to Thursday’s NBA Draft continuing, so does our breakdown of the large number of prospects who could ultimately finish Thursday evening as the newest member of the […] Milwaukee Bucks: 5 wings they could select in the 2019 NBA Draft - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More

Clipperholics

Which types of players should the LA Clippers target in the NBA Draft?

The NBA Draft is rapidly approaching, and the LA Clippers could find some gems in the back end of the second round. But what should they be looking for? The LA Clippers just finished up one of their most impressive seasons to date, and a big reason why they were so successful with so little […] Which types of players should the LA Clippers target in the NBA Draft? - Clipperholics - Clipperholics - LA Clippers News, Rumors, Scores and More

ClutchPoints

Pistons to pick best talent available in NBA Draft instead of filling a specific need

The Detroit Pistons will need some good luck in the NBA Draft in order to take the next step, having been swept out of the playoffs by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round this past season. Senior advisor Ed Stefanski noted the Pistons would like to add some wing depth, but will ultimately go […] The post Pistons to pick best talent available in NBA Draft instead of filling a specific need appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Peachtree Hoops

Draft Roundtable: Should the Hawks aim to trade up in the lottery?

The 2019 NBA Draft is rapidly approaching and the Peachtree Hoops crew gathered in roundtable fashion to answer some interesting questions before June 20 arrives. In the fifth installment, we evaluate the ever-present question of whether the Atlanta Hawks should trade up in the lottery. Note: More information on specific prospects can be found in our pre-draft scouting reports. Brad Rowland: In a vacuum, this isn’t a move that I love. With the war chest of six picks in the top 44, the door is now open for a trade-up scenario, though, and it is more defensible as a result. For example,...

Pippen Ain't Easy

2019 NBA Mock Draft: Two-round post-Anthony Davis trade

After the much anticipated Anthony Davis trade, the NBA Draft could shake up a bit for the Chicago Bulls, among a lot of other teams. Going to New Orleans in exchange for superstar big Anthony Davis was the 4th pick in this years draft, two more first rounders, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart. […] 2019 NBA Mock Draft: Two-round post-Anthony Davis trade - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Hawks satisfied with 2018 Draft Day trade with Mavs

Many pundits criticized the Atlanta Hawks for passing up the chance to get their hands on Slovenian phenom Luka Doncic, who instead went to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA Draft. The Hawks traded down from the third overall pick to select Trae Young No. 5 overall. They also acquired an additional 2019 first-round […] The post Hawks satisfied with 2018 Draft Day trade with Mavs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Golden State Warriors: 5 options for pick No. 28 in 2019 NBA Draft

The Golden State Warriors have seen their depth erode over the past few years. Who are five options at pick No. 28 in the 2019 NBA Draft to help them reload? The Golden State Warriors lost the 2019 NBA Finals in excruciating fashion. Not only did they lose in six games to the Toronto Raptors, but […] Golden State Warriors: 5 options for pick No. 28 in 2019 NBA Draft - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets NBA Draft: P.J. Washington is the answer

With the #12 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets could add a good prospect in a position they have much needed, the power forward spot. The Charlotte Hornets, in the last few years, struggled to have good players in their front court. Marvin Williams was the only consistent power forward on the […] Charlotte Hornets NBA Draft: P.J. Washington is the answer - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

NBA draft preview: Is post-Whiteside era at center the Heat’s next frontier?

(Last in a five-part positional series in advance of Thursday's NBA draft) There was a time when Hassan Whiteside was the future at center for the Miami Heat. That was the stroke of midnight on July 1, 2016, when a four-year, $98 million contract was offered. There soon will be a time when Whiteside...

Liberty Ballers

NBA Draft Big Board: An Introduction and Tier 4 Rankings

Ranking the players in the bottom third of the first round Hey everyone, leading up to the 2019 NBA Draft, I’m going to be releasing the top 30 of my tiered Big Board over the next few days. As such, I think it’s worth publicizing the guidelines by which I usually construct my rankings. I tend to gravitate toward guys who are very good basketball players or those who flash intriguing skill packages at a young age or early in their development curve. If you’re tall, traditionally athletic (run fast, jump high) and long, but rarely hint at any type of special upside, I’m unlikely to...

Peachtree Hoops

ATL and 29: NBA Draft and a dramatic week in the league

Good morning! The ATL and 29 podcast is back with a new episode and Tyler Jones joins Kevin Chouinard of Hawks.com for the proceedings. Topics include the following: The Anthony Davis trade and how it will affect the future of both the Lakers and Pelicans Breaking down the various scenarios for the Hawks with three days until the NBA Draft What is Travis Schlenk going to do with six picks? Who are the players that are in play if the Hawks stay put? Jaxson Hayes vs. Goga Bitadze Much, much more ‘ATL and 29: A Peachtree Hoops Podcast’ is hosted on Megaphone and you can subscribe via a...

Brew Hoop

Community Draft Board: Stout Defender Mfioundu Kabengele Rounds Out The Board at 30

A newcomer to the polling lands in the final spot Finally, after diving into many prospects from P.J. Washington and on, we have reached the conclusion of the community draft board with Mfioundu Kabengele, a rim protecting big out of Florida State. His name recognition will likely come from being Dikembe Mutombo’s nephew, but he boasts plenty of his own skills in addition to the defensive pedigree passed down through generations. Kabengele made his bones as a paint protector at Florida State, averaging 2.6 blocks per-40 minutes throughout his career. He may be a 6’10” guy, but his...

FOX Sports

Texas' Jaxson Hayes headlines list of big men in NBA draft

Texas' Jaxson Hayes headlines the list of big men in the NBA draft

Canis Hoopus

Changing the Landscape: Can Wolves Use the 11th Pick to Move Andrew Wiggins?

In an uninspiring draft, can the 11th pick be re-purposed? The front-office makeover at Mayo Clinic Square has brought a renewed energy and optimism to a downtrodden fan base. There is a belief that the new brain trust will improve communication, make better use of available information, and modernize operations in pursuit of on-court success. But therein lies the rub: Success in the NBA is largely determined by talent. No matter how smart, driven, and personable everyone involved is, it won’t help without good players on the court. For all of the excitement fans feel about Gersson...

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: How to trade for the fourth overall pick?

The New Orleans Pelicans recent haul for Anthony Davis included the fourth pick in this year’s NBA draft and the Chicago Bulls need to do whatever they can to acquire it. Without even a full 48 hours going by, where the Toronto Raptors became NBA champions, the NBA sent shockwaves throughout the entire country now […] Chicago Bulls: How to trade for the fourth overall pick? - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Behind the Buck Pass

Milwaukee Bucks: Analyzing the cap situation entering the summer of 2019

With the NBA Draft and free agency rapidly approaching, what does the Milwaukee Bucks cap situation look like as they enter 2019 offseason? The Milwaukee Bucks are entering a crucial summer. Having come up just short in the Eastern Conference Finals last month, the Bucks will be looking to improve the roster in any way […] Milwaukee Bucks: Analyzing the cap situation entering the summer of 2019 - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More

ClutchPoints

Report: Suns deny putting T.J. Warren, Josh Jackson, 2019 No. 6 pick on trade block

Contrary to an earlier report by The Athletic, the Phoenix Suns do not intend to move forwards T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson along with the No. 6 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, according to Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic. Warren and Jackson are the two most valuable pieces the franchise has next […] The post Report: Suns deny putting T.J. Warren, Josh Jackson, 2019 No. 6 pick on trade block appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Valley of the Suns

Point: The Phoenix Suns should target Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

The Brooklyn Nets have made Rondae Hollis-Jefferson an unrestricted free agent. If the Phoenix Suns trade Josh Jackson and T.J. Warren, they should target the former UA Wildcat. As the roster stands prior to the NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns have a plethora of small forwards in Josh Jackson, T.J. Warren, Mikal Bridges, and if […] Point: The Phoenix Suns should target Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Anthony Davis is a rental player between now and his free agency – Jalen Rose | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose believes both the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis would benefit if Davis sits out the rest of the 2018-19 NBA season because it would keep Davis healthy and New Orleans could improve its 2019 NBA draft position. ✔

Knicks winning a good or bad outcome for NBA draft prospects? | Golic and Wingo

Stephen Jackson joined Golic and Wingo to discuss whether the New York Knicks winning is actually a bad thing because it decreases their chances at the #1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft. Jackson also breaks down whether all the scoring James Harden is

How Alfonzo McKinnie made it from Luxembourg to the Warriors' rotation | NBA Countdown

Nick Friedell joins NBA Countdown to tell the story of how Alfonzo McKinnie, who had no shot of going in the NBA draft after a career at Eastern Illinoiis and Wisconsin-Green Bay, went to Luxembourg then Mexico before landing on the Chicago Bulls' G-Leagu