May 25, 2013 7:23 PM EDT
Mark Cuban admitted on Saturday that the Dallas Mavericks could end up trading or stashing their 13th overall pick in this year's NBA draft.
To prevent the player's $1.66 million against the salary cap, the Mavericks might draft a player "to stash overseas somewhere," Cuban said.
"If you look at this like a two-year plan, then we think we're on track to have a great team by the end of next year," Cuban said.
May 25, 2013 12:12 PM EDT
James Southerland has scheduled eight visits over the next few weeks.
Southerland will work out for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz.
"He's visiting a bunch of teams," Southerland's agent, Mark Bartelstein said. "He's going to be very, very busy."
Southerland worked out for the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this week.
May 25, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
Peyton Siva auditioned for the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.
“He’s real competitive, [has] great speed,” Nets director of player personnel Gregg Polinsky said. “What do you say? [He comes from a] winning culture, he’s been coached, can take all you can give him ... he’s going to get some looks.”
Siva led Louisville to a national title and believes that experience will help him handle the pressure of playing at the next level.
“It helped me a lot,” Siva said, “because I was able to play against a lot of different guards, and especially against some of the top-tier point guards.
“Obviously winning helped a lot.”
May 25, 2013 11:29 AM EDT
The Portland Trail Blazers have scheduled a pre-draft workout with Pierre Jackson, a 5-foot-10 point guard out of Baylor.
Considered a mid second round selection just a few weeks ago, Jackson is now being projected as a first round pick.
The Blazers have four picks in the draft, including the No. 10 overall selection.
May 24, 2013 8:48 PM EDT
The Boston Celtics will host six point guards and four centers for draft workouts this weekend.
Point guards Shane Larkin of Miami, Phil Pressey of Missouri, Pierre Jackson of Baylor, Peyton Siva of Louisville, Erick Green of Virginia Tech, and Myck Kabongo of Texas are scheduled to attend.
The centers expected to participate are Jeff Withey of Kansas, Steven Adams of Pittsburgh, Colton Iverson of Colorado State, and Greg Echenique of Creighton.
The Celtics have the No. 16 pick in the June 27 draft.
May 24, 2013 8:45 PM EDT
Anthony Bennett proved to be a versatile player in his lone season at UNLV.
Bennett possesses a 7-foot-1 wingspan and shot 38 percent from beyond the arc in 35 games for the Runnin’ Rebels.
"I just feel like I’m a basketball player. I don’t really have a position. I can play inside. I can play out," the 6-foot-8 Bennett said. "So whatever a team needs, I think I got it."
Bennett has spent time doing background work on teams that might select him.
"I can go anywhere in the top 5. I feel I can play in any of those systems," Bennett said. "I don’t even have to change my game."
May 24, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
Ernie Grunfeld believes there's talent beyond the top two picks in the upcoming draft.
"Well, I think it’s a three-player draft," Grunfeld said, when told the draft is being described as top heavy, with the top two players being Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore. "But I won’t tell you who that third player is."
Grunfeld seemed to suggest the Wizards already have a player in mind.
"Obviously we've been going through this process already, but the process will continue," he said. "And as I said before, we feel good about the player that’s probably going to be available to us at that spot."
Grunfeld wouldn’t rule out the possibility of trading the No. 3 pick.
"Well, I think everything is on the table," he said. "We feel good about where we are, we think we’ll get a nice player, but you never say never to anything."
May 24, 2013 11:38 AM EDT
The Minnesota Timberwolves are targeting Victor Oladipo in the NBA draft, according to league sources.
The Timberwolves currently have the ninth overall pick and would have to move up to get Oladipo.
Flip Saunders is likely to engage the Charlotte Bobcats, holders of the No. 4 pick, in trade talks.
May 24, 2013 11:35 AM EDT
Trey Burke is scheduled to work out for the Orlando Magic before the June 27 draft.
Burke has scheduled just one workout thus far.
"I may do three or four (workouts with teams), two or three, I don't know (yet),” Burke said. "Everything's not (totally) scheduled yet still."
Burke doesn’t have a preference for where he could end up.
"Wherever I go, it doesn't matter," he says. "Wherever I go, I'm going to be ready to play right away.
"Try and contribute at a high level."
May 23, 2013 11:44 PM EDT
Otto Porter Jr. is under consideration by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick, according to a source with knowledge of the team's thinking.
Porter is a sophomore forward out of Georgetown.
Chris Grant selected Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters higher than most had projected.
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Trey Burke is unlikely to fall out of the top 10 in June's draft.
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The Suns will pick fifth overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, their highest selection since 1987 when they selected Armen Gilliam at No. 2.
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The 13th overall pick has a cap hold of $1,655,300, cap space the Mavericks are looking to clear.
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Victor Oladipo appears to be the most popular player in the 2013 NBA Draft for general managers, even if he isn't on top of draft boards.
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Arron Afflalo struggled in his first season with the Magic.
Nikola Mirotic was drafted 23rd overall in 2011.
The Mavericks will pick in the lottery for the first time since 2004.
Otto Porter is considered the top-ranked small forward in the NBA draft.
The Warriors believe they can purchase a first or second round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Deshaun Thomas interviewed with the Spurs on Thursday.
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