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Valley of the Suns

Phoenix Suns: Pre-draft rules released and they make scouting difficult

The Phoenix Suns are going to have limited resources with which to select a player in the 2020 NBA Draft, as new guidelines came out limiting what teams can do. Barring some ping-pong ball lucky bounces, the Phoenix Suns are likely to end up with the 10th overall pick in 2020 NBA draft, whenever that […] Phoenix Suns: Pre-draft rules released and they make scouting difficult - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

FOX Sports

NBA changing pre-draft process for workouts, interviews

The NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league’s coronavirus hiatus

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REPORT: NBA teams only permitted to conduct virtual interviews with prospects

The NBA has issued new guidelines outlining how front offices can navigate certain aspects of the pre-draft process amid the unique obstacles presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the league’s revised guidelines state that “teams are allowed to conduct virtual meetings with prospects” but are “prohibited from in-person workouts […] The post REPORT: NBA teams only permitted to conduct virtual interviews with prospects appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Golden State Of Mind

Dubs in-depth: What should the Warriors do with trade exception?

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via The team has $17.2 million available. Even though the Golden State Warriors have the worst record in the NBA, the team is set to return to the top of the NBA next season. Klay Thompson will be back after missing the year rehabbing from his ACL injury. Stephen Curry will be next to him in the back court and the team will have a top-5 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. One move Bob Myers last offseason was trading veteran Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies. The move gave the Warriors a $17.2 million trade exception, meaning the team can make an unbalanced...

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NBA mock draft: Nico Mannion, Josh Green, Zeke Nnaji to make history for Arizona Wildcats?

The Arizona Wildcats basketball program has a very rich history in the NBA draft. It could get richer in 2020.        

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Greatest Draft Steals in New York Knicks History

The New York Knicks are one of the oldest teams in the NBA, tracing back their roots to 1946. For a sports franchise to last that long, they need to have talent and the Knicks are no exception. The team has had its fair share of highly-touted prospects such as Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, and […] The post Greatest Draft Steals in New York Knicks History appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bright Side Of The Sun

The Suns Report: Would you rather...

Subscribe to the Bright Side Podcast to get almost daily pods pushed to you from Suns Report and Fanning the Flames THE SUNS REPORT: Would you rather... Would you rather the Suns traded Amare for KG or Steph Curry on draft night 2009? Would you rather Amare and Diaw stayed on the bench or Ainge stayed on Paxson? We answer these questions and more on our Would You Rather podcast! Follow John (@DarthVoita), Matthew (@MatthewLissy), and the podcast (@TheSunsReport) on Twitter. Stop by The Suns Report Podcast page on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram (@TheSunsReportPodcast). The Suns Report...

BT Powerhouse

Drake Forward Liam Robbins Transfer to Minnesota

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The Gophers have potentially found their replacement for Daniel Oturu. Minnesota got some good news this week with Liam Robbins announcing that he is transferring to the Golden Gophers. I’m a Gopher❗️〽️ pic.twitter.com/Sm1wTVU429— Liam Robbins (@liamrobbins_) April 5, 2020 The seven footer has ties to the Minnesota program as his uncle Ed Conroy is an assistant coach under Richard Pitino. The addition of Robbins could be huge for Minnesota as they need to replace star Daniel Oturu, who declared for the NBA Draft. Robbins isn’t a grad...

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: Which former young Laker will have the best career?

  In an effort to surround LeBron James with the necessary firepower to win a ring during his time in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Lakers‘ front office made some serious moves to mortgage their future for the present. The Lakers let go of multiple top-three draft selections in an effort to maintain the services […] Los Angeles Lakers: Which former young Laker will have the best career? - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Los Angeles Lakers: 4 surprising facts about the Lakers and the NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is one of the most exciting things in the NBA. Every year, future legends are selected by various NBA teams, sometimes being anticipated (such as LeBron James) and other times being a surprise (Giannis Antetokounmpo). Let’s not forget about the draft busts as well. Those are always fun to look back at […] Los Angeles Lakers: 4 surprising facts about the Lakers and the NBA Draft - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Greatest Draft Steals in Miami Heat History

In the grand scheme of things, the Miami Heat are one of the newest teams in the NBA. Started in 1988, the Heat haven’t had the luxury of multiple decades to try their luck in the draft like many other teams. However, in their 31 seasons, Miami has made the postseason 20 times. That wouldn’t […] The post Greatest Draft Steals in Miami Heat History appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Greatest draft steals in Los Angeles Clippers history

The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t had the best draft record throughout their history. Notorious busts like Michael Olowokandi, Darius Miles and Danny Ferry bring back bad memories in the minds of fans. But despite only reaching the postseason 14 times in their 50-year history, the Clippers have found themselves in positions to find true gems […] The post Greatest draft steals in Los Angeles Clippers history appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Orlando Magic: Ranking the last 10 first-round picks

With the NBA season on hiatus, we ranked the Orlando Magic’s last ten first-round draft picks, where there are names fans would probably like to forget. The best small-market NBA teams draft well. The San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Utah Jazz have been successful with this model, and despite a recent stretch of […] Orlando Magic: Ranking the last 10 first-round picks - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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The 5 greatest NBA draft steals in Lakers franchise history

As one of the most successful teams in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves at the back half of the draft more often them not. Still, the Lakers have found ways to draft strong talent with the picks they are given throughout the years. The NBA Draft is a mixed bag for most […] The post The 5 greatest NBA draft steals in Lakers franchise history appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Greatest draft steals in Golden State Warriors history

The Golden State Warriors have drafted exceptionally well in recent years. The current core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were all drafted by the team and with none of the three being top-five draft picks, the Warriors have really found some steals in the draft. It’s not just recently either. Throughout the […] The post Greatest draft steals in Golden State Warriors history appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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5 Greatest Draft Steals in Milwaukee Bucks History

Now at the top of the league’s pecking order, the Milwaukee Bucks have built themselves into legitimate title contenders if the NBA season is ever resumed. You often don’t get to the point of being one of the league’s best teams without striking gold in the draft. As a result, the Bucks have had their […] The post 5 Greatest Draft Steals in Milwaukee Bucks History appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Golden Gate Sports

Warriors in an odd position in preparation for the 2020 NBA Draft

The Golden State Warriors are in a bit of an odd position as they approach the draft since they do not have an obvious need. How should they approach this? The Golden State Warriors will likely end the season with the worst overall record in basketball meaning they will draft no lower than the fifth […] Warriors in an odd position in preparation for the 2020 NBA Draft - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

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Greatest NBA Draft steals in Houston Rockets history

The Houston Rockets have had their fair share of star players over the course of the franchise’s history. At the same time, many of the team’s best players (Hakeem Olajuwon, Yao Ming, Elvin Hayes and Ralph Sampson) were selected early in their drafts and were expected to be stars. Or, in the case of players […] The post Greatest NBA Draft steals in Houston Rockets history appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets: Former pick Kobe Bryant to be inducted in Hall of Fame

As many expected, one of the Charlotte Hornets’ former draft picks will be rightfully inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. While fans await good news about the league, news about a former Charlotte Hornets’ draft pick made many happy. On Saturday, it was announced that Kobe Bryant would join two others in the Basketball […] Charlotte Hornets: Former pick Kobe Bryant to be inducted in Hall of Fame - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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John Wall will help Wizards improve from 2nd-worst defensive team, claims GM

The Washington Wizards had the second-worst defense in the NBA before the 2019-20 season was suspended due to COVID-19. However, general manager Tommy Sheppard believes the team is going to improve defensively through the draft, free agency and simply by getting John Wall back in 2020-21. Wall, the Wizards’ All-Star point guard, is recovering from […] The post John Wall will help Wizards improve from 2nd-worst defensive team, claims GM appeared first on ClutchPoints.

8 Points, 9 Seconds

Indiana Pacers: Re-grading the Caris LeVert trade

In 2016, the Indiana Pacers drafted Caris LeVert with the 20th pick in the first round of the NBA Draft. Before he signed with the team, LeVert was traded to the Brooklyn Nets. One day prior to the Nets selecting him, LeVert wrote a touching letter published on The Player’s Tribune clarifying his injury history […] Indiana Pacers: Re-grading the Caris LeVert trade - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Kobe Bryant ‘knew he was really special’ at a young age, claims Jerry Colangelo

Former Phoenix Suns owner and current Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Hall of Fame Jerry Colangelo says Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant “knew he was really special” at a young age. Colangelo remembered Bryant coming to Phoenix for a pre-draft workout in 1996 and just had a feeling Kobe was going […] The post Kobe Bryant ‘knew he was really special’ at a young age, claims Jerry Colangelo appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The J-Notes

Utah Jazz Rumors: Damyean Dotson to be a free agent target?

The Utah Jazz are one of three teams currently showing early interest in New York Knicks unrestricted free agent Damyean Dotson. With the 2019-20 NBA season suspended, just about everything remains in question. Will the season resume? What’s the pre-draft process going to look like? Will free agency start on time? When will the 2020-21 […] Utah Jazz Rumors: Damyean Dotson to be a free agent target? - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: Way-too-early draft candidates for the 2020 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers still have a first-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft after sending a surplus of draft capital to the New Orleans Pelicans in the Anthony Davis trade. While rookies typically do not benefit a contending team like the Lakers that much, the team has to be smart with who it selects […] Los Angeles Lakers: Way-too-early draft candidates for the 2020 NBA Draft - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The Lakers’ 5 biggest NBA draft busts in franchise history

Over the past five or six years, the Los Angeles Lakers have fared pretty well in the draft. Mostly because of the team’s horrible stretch of lottery seasons, they have had the opportunity to select some of the fastest rising stars in the NBA today. These include Julius Randle, D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance, Brandon Ingram, […] The post The Lakers’ 5 biggest NBA draft busts in franchise history appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Best draft picks in Warriors’ history

The Golden State Warriors have had an illustrious history in the NBA, from their time as the Philadelphia Warriors to their current iteration playing out of San Francisco for the first time in decades. Warriors lore goes back all the way to 1946 as members of the Basketball Association of America. That league eventually became […] The post Best draft picks in Warriors’ history appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant reveals his top play from the season

The suspension of the 2019-20 NBA season prevented a hyped conclusion to a likely Rookie of the Year finish for Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant. Morant, the second overall pick by the Grizzlies in the 2019 NBA Draft out of Murray State, soared to the top of the Rookie of the Year leaderboard with his […] The post Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant reveals his top play from the season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Jalen Rose's advice to Markelle Fultz on saving his NBA career | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby react to the Orlando Magic picking up the team option for Markelle Fultz, the former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick for the Philadelphia 76ers. They then (2:15) react to Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta's comments to The Ath

Jalen Rose: There’s a lot of truth to KD’s Warriors comments | Get Up

Jalen Rose weighs in on Kevin Durant saying he was never going to be “one of those guys” in Golden State since the Warriors didn’t draft him. #GetUp #NBA ✔

Passing on Kobe Bryant still haunts me to this day - former Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks | The Jump

On Kobe Bryant's birthday, Cassidy Hubbarth, Royce Young and Bobby Marks discuss the former Los Angeles Lakers star, with Marks -- who was in the New Jersey Nets' front office during the 1996 NBA draft -- saying passing on Mamba still haunts him to this d