NBA Draft Wiretap

Kris Dunn Leaving Providence For NBA Draft
Kris Dunn is widely expected to be a high lottery pick.

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Yale's Makai Mason To Test Draft Waters
Makai Mason averaged 16.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 32.7 minutes per game in his sophomore season with Yale.

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Ben Simmons Publicly Declares For 2016 NBA Draft
In his lone season at LSU, Ben Simmons averaged 19.2 points on 56 percent shooting to go with 11.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

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Cal's Tyrone Wallace Breaks Bone In Right Hand
Tyrone Wallace is ranked No. 17 among seniors in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Brandon Ingram Would Be No. 2 Prospect Only Once In Last Nine Drafts
Brandon Ingram is not far ahead of Jamal Murray based on Pelton's projections.

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Ben Simmons Has Disappointed But Remains Atop Team's Boards
Ben Simmons didn't have as strong of a freshman season as some expected, which has called into question whether he will be the top overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Ben Simmons Compared To 'Taller Rondo, More Athletic Turner, Skinnier Royce White'
Brandon Ingram is now ranked the No. 1 prospect in the 2016 NBA Draft class by Draft Express over Ben Simmons.

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Ben Simmons To Hire Klutch Sports As Agent
Ben Simmons' older sister, Emily Bush, has been a marketing/branding employee of Klutch since 2014.

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Ben Simmons Included On Australia's Extended Olympic Squad
The squad will be cut to 16 for the selection camp from July 5-10, once the Boomers' commitments in the NBA and Europe finish.


GMs, Scouts Believe Ben Simmons Remains Consensus No. 1 Pick
Chad Ford still has Ben Simmons as the top overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft regardless of who wins the lottery despite the way Brandon Ingram has closed the gap.

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Byron Scott: We're Not Trying To Lose Basketball Games
The Lakers are hoping to keep their top-3 protected lottery pick for the 2016 draft but they won't lose games on purpose to do so.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Ben Simmons Doesn't Start Due To Academic Issue
Ben Simmons played 36 points and had 21 points and nine rebounds to go with a season-high eight turnovers.


Jon Isaac Pursuing Entering Draft Straight From Prep School
Jon Isaac is ranked No. 9 overall in the incoming 2016 class and is a Florida State commit.

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January PER Of Top-12 Prospects For 2016 NBA Draft
We've gathered the month-by-month PER of the current top-12 prospects of the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Withdrawal Date For NBA Draft Pushed Back
This move allows players more time to gather information before making a decision.

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Klay Thompson Expected To Be Picked By Bucks In 2011
The Bucks traded the pick to the Kings, who picked Jimmer Fredette while they ended up with Tobias Harris at No. 19.

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December PER Of Top-10 2016 NBA Draft Prospects
Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram each had a higher PER in December than November.

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LeBron Okay With Ben Simmons' Comparisons
Ben Simmons has been compared to LeBron James with his abilities as a passer despite having the height of a forward.

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Discussions On Lottery Reform Unlikely Before CBA Talks Open
The NBA is unlikely to have another discussion of lottery reform until the next session of collective bargaining in 2016 or 2017.

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Draft Express Moves Ben Simmons To No. 1, Brandon Ingram To No. 2
Skal Labissiere had been in the first slot in the Draft Express mock draft since April and is now projected to go third.

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Celtics Tried To Use Hornets' No. 9 Pick To Trade Up With Knicks To No. 4
The Celtics were targeting Justise Winslow at No. 4, just as they were at No. 9.

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Ben Simmons Considered Consensus No. 1 Prospect For 2016
Fifty-one NBA scouts and execs attended Ben Simmons' game in Brooklyn on Monday in which he had 21 points, 20 rebounds and seven assists.

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No. 5 Recruit Malik Monk Commits To Kentucky
Malik Monk is a 6'3 shooting guard and an electrifying athlete.

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Harry Giles Commits To Duke
Harry Giles will have the chance to play with Jayson Tatum, who is ESPN's No. 2 recruit.

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Harry Giles Tears ACL In Right Knee
Harry Giles is considered the top recruit of the 2016 incoming freshman class.

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Skal Labissiere Cleared By NCAA To Play For Kentucky
Skal Labissiere is projected as a top-3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Ben Simmons Has 41.5-Inch Vertical During LSU's Combine
Ben Simmons has also added 11 pounds since late June.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Skal Labissiere Hasn't Been Cleared To Play For Kentucky
Skal Labissiere is expected to be one of the first three picks of the 2016 NBA Draft.

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ESPN Gives 28 Five-Star Grades To Class Of 2016
Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Dennis Smith Jr. and Malik Monk are in ESPN's top-five.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Mike Schmitz of DraftExpress On 2016, 2017 Draft Prospects
Nate Duncan is joined by Mike Schmitz of DraftExpress to introduce listeners to key 2016 and 2017 NBA draft prospects, including Skal Labissiere, Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown, Brandon Ingram, Harry Giles and Dennis Smith.

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