NBA Draft Wiretap

Montrezl Harrell, Terry Rozier Declare For NBA Draft

Mar 30, 2015 4:41 PM

Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier have decided to leave Louisville early to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.

"They're both leaving, yes, 100 percent," Rick Pitino told reporters. "And it's the right thing to do for both of them.

"You all may have some doubts about Terry, but I don't."

The Courier-Journal

Tags: Montrezl Harrell, Terry Rozier, Louisville Cardinals, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Georges Niang Staying At Iowa State For Senior Season

Mar 30, 2015 4:29 PM

Georges Niang has decided to remain at Iowa State for his senior season.

Niang was not widely expected to be drafted had he declared for the draft.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tags: Georges Niang, Iowa State Cyclones, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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R.J. Hunter Leaving Georgia State For NBA Draft

Mar 30, 2015 12:23 PM

R.J. Hunter will leave Georgia State to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Hunter finalized a decision with his family, including his father, Georgia State coach Ron Hunter, over the weekend, sources said.

 

Hunter is considered a late first round pick after averaging 19.7 points per game for Georgia State.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Myles Turner Declares For 2015 NBA Draft

Mar 30, 2015 11:57 AM

Myles Turner has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Turner spent one season at Texas where he averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game.

Turner is a likely late lottery pick.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Myles Turner, Texas Longhorns, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Rashad Vaughn Plans To Enter NBA Draft

Mar 27, 2015 6:27 PM

Rashad Vaughn has plans to enter the 2015 NBA draft, according to sources.

A formal announcement is expected in the near future.

Most teams see Vaughn currently as a second-round pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Rashad Vaughn, UNLV Runnin' Rebels, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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LSU's Jarell Martin To Declare For NBA Draft

Mar 26, 2015 12:32 PM

Jarell Martin will leave LSU after his sophomore season for the 2015 NBA Draft.

One source said Martin has already informed LSU coach Johnny Jones of his decision, which comes as no surprise considering Martin had a strong second half of the season en route to earning first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors.

“I talked to him (Martin) tonight … he’s already met with Johnny (Jones),” a source close to Martin told The Advocate. “I believe the plan is for there to be an announcement, a press conference, at either 1 o’clock or 2 o’clock (Wednesday).”

Martin led LSU in scoring with 16.9 points per game while shooting 50.9 percent from the field and ranked second to Jordan Mickey with 9.2 rebounds per game.

Sheldon Mickles/The Advocate

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Michael Frazier Leaving Florida For NBA Draft

Mar 26, 2015 12:12 PM

Michael Frazier is leaving Florida for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Frazier will hire Andy Miller and Matt Ramker to represent him.

Frazier averaged 12.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 29.2 minutes per game in 14-15.

Darren Heitner/Forbes

Tags: Michael Frazier, Florida Gators, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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R.J. Hunter Reminds Scouts Of Klay Thompson

Mar 18, 2015 1:47 PM

Georgia State's R.J. Hunter entered the season with many scouts expecting him to be an eventual lottery pick.

Hunter, however, has been in a shooting slump all season that could be blamed on how teams defend him.

According to Chad Ford, some scouts are reminded of a young Klay Thompson when they watch Hunter.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Tags: R.J. Hunter, Georgia State Panthers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Pat Riley Calls Building Through Lottery 'Life Of MIsery'

Mar 12, 2015 11:28 AM

Pat Riley has managed to work with some of the best players of their generations during his stops with the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Miami Heat.

Riley is fully aware that superstar players are necessary to compete for NBA titles.

He called these "very coherent thoughts and decisions that you make about getting stars. You've got to get great players. I've been around it my whole life." 

"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to be able to see what it takes," Riley said, running through his experience playing with West and Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain, coaching against Larry Bird and Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, and so on. "If you can get three of those kinds of players and fill it out with some other good guys, then you might be ahead of the curve....So there are a lot of ways to skin a cat.

"For me, it's not through the draft, because lottery picks are living a life of misery. That season is miserable. And if you do three or four years in a row to get lottery picks, then I'm in an insane asylum. And the fans will be, too. So who wants to do that?"

Ethan Skolnick/Bleacher Report

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Proposal Would Move Early Entry Withdrawal Date To Late May

Mar 11, 2015 10:36 AM

The NBA, NCAA and National Association of Basketball Coaches have joined forces to offer a proposed solution to prevent underclassmen from leaving early for the draft if they aren't assured of being a high pick.

 

The withdrawal date would be moved to late May, which is nearly five weeks later than the current late-April date.

"This may be one of the best things the NABC has ever done," said John Calipari.

The current deadline to declare for the draft would remain in late April, as stated in the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players association (this year's deadline is April 26). The official withdrawal date of 10 days prior to the draft (mainly for international players) would not change.

 

If the proposal is accepted, underclassmen would be able to participate in a new, invitation-only combine in mid-May that would enable NBA teams to evaluate players and then offer feedback on their draft prospects.

Andy Katz/ESPN

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Phil Jackson Fined By NBA For Comment On D'Angelo Russell
Upon leaving Ohio State's game, Phil Jackson said D'Angelo Russell was a "great looking kid, [a] great prospect."

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Calipari: We Could Have $3 Billion In Created Wealth For Our Players Within Six Years
John Calipari has created a great pipeline at Kentucky to send players to the NBA while achieving success within the college game.

Emmet Ryan/Ball In Europe

Top NBA Draft Prospects (February Stats)
Karl-Anthony Towns had the best PER of any of the likely top prospects of the 2015 NBA Draft.

RealGM Staff Report

Phil Jackson Likely To Be Fined For Commenting On D'Angelo Russell
Phil Jackson will likely receive a fine for commenting on D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

76ers Have Strong Interest In Emmanuel Mudiay
The 76ers have already taken a liking to Emmanuel Mudiay, according to Larry Brown.

Marc Narducci/Philadelphia Inquirer

Thon Maker Reclassifies For 2015
Thon Maker play high school basketball at Orangeville Prep in Ontario, Canada.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

Silver Wants Minimum Age Of 20 For Draft
The union doesn't want to concede another year for players entering the NBA.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

France's Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot Plans Early Entry In NBA Draft
Timothe Luwawu is projected as a second round pick in the 2016 NBA draft, but the 19-year-old will gauge his stock for this June.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Robert Upshaw Considering Playing In D-League
Playing in the D-League would allow Robert Upshaw to improve his stock for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tyler Harris Plans Draft Entry Despite Unexpected Role Cut In Providence Junior Season
Providence junior forward Tyler Harris has plans to enter the NBA Draft in June.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Michigan Loses Caris LeVert For Remainder Of Season
Caris LeVert was previously considered a likely first round pick.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Okafor, Mudiay, Towns, Cauley-Stein, Porzingis In New DraftExpress Top-5
ahlil Okafor, Emmanuel Mudiay, Karl Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kristaps Porzingis comprise the DraftExpress top-5.

Jonathan Givony/DraftExpress

Celtics To Likely Receive Mavs' 2016 Pick
The Mavericks' pick goes to the Celtics this season if it falls between No. 4 and No. 14.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Alex Poythress Out For Season With Torn ACL
Alex Poythress suffered the injury during Thursday's practice.

ESPN

RealGM Radio: Jonathan Tjarks On Western Conference, Draft Prospects
Daniel Leroux and Jonathan Tjarks focus on the early dominance of the Warriors, the Western Conference playoff picture, MVP candidates and an early look at some notable 2015 NBA Draft prospects.

RealGM Staff Report

Jahlil Okafor Remains Consensus No. 1 Player In 2015 NBA Draft
Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.7 points and 7.9 rebounds for Duke.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Jahlil Okafor Considered By NBA Teams As Consensus Top Prospect In 2015
Jahlil Okafor is one of the best low post scorer prospects in many years.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Self: Cliff Alexander Not Tall Enough To Score Over Kentucky's Length
Cliff Alexander's lack of length was problematic in Kansas' 72-40 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday.

Steve Greenberg/Chicago Sun-Times

Some International Scouts Believe Kristaps Porzingis Is Best 2015 Prospect
Kristaps Porzingis is a 6'11 big out of Lavia that won't turn 20 until April.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Scout: Freshman Class Weak, Ball Dominant
Jahlil Okafor, Karl Towns, Myles Turner, Kelly Oubre and Stanley Johnson are considered the strongest NBA prospects.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports