Apr 22, 2014 9:34 PM EDT
Damien Inglis will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
Inglis recently participated in the Nike Hoop Summit with the World Team.
Several NBA scouts have told Yahoo Sports they are most attracted by Inglis' defensive ability.
Inglis said he has no NBA buyout with Chorale de Roanne Basket. DraftExpress.com projects him as the 32nd overall pick in this year's draft. Inglis said if he isn't comfortable with his potential draft position he might take his name out by the June 16 deadline.
"I want to develop my game with a good team who is very interested and focused on me," Inglis told Yahoo Sports. "I want to play in the league next year but it depends. I don't really want [to] take my name out."
Apr 22, 2014 9:29 PM EDT
Isaiah Austin has announced his decision to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
Austin returned to Baylor for his sophomore season after a shoulder injury.
Austin is a 7-foot center currently projected to go early in the second round by Draft Express.
Apr 22, 2014 3:37 PM EDT
Julius Randle officially announced he will declare for the NBA Draft in June.
Randle will forgo his sophomore season.
As a freshman, Randle averaged 14.8 points and 10.4 rebounds in 40 games.
Apr 22, 2014 12:06 PM EDT
K.J. McDaniels will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
McDaniels is a small forward out of Clemson.
McDaniels averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.7 blocks in 33.7 minutes per game last season.
Apr 21, 2014 11:53 PM EDT
After intending to declare for the NBA, French center Mouhammadou Jaiteh won’t formally enter his name in the June Draft, a source told RealGM.
Jaiteh had been gauging feedback from the NBA, and the 6-foot-10 prospect ultimately decided to forgo the draft. Jaiteh will likely re-sign in France’s ProA league to continue his development.
RealGM reported on March 25 that Jaiteh would declare for the draft. The 19-year-old also entered the draft process a year ago before pulling out in the weeks before the 60 selections.
Jaiteh averaged 5.4 points and 3.9 rebounds with JSF Nanterre this season.
Apr 21, 2014 8:20 PM EDT
Elfrid Payton is leaving Louisiana-Lafayette for the 2014 NBA Draft after his junior season.
Payton could become a late first round pick.
Payton developed from a lightly recruited point guard out of Louisiana to one of the top floor leaders in the country.
Several NBA executives told ESPN.com that Payton is likely to be selected somewhere in the 25 to 40 range.
Apr 20, 2014 11:51 PM EDT
The Chicago Bulls are excited to own the 16th and 19th overall picks in the 2014 NBA Draft.
“Yeah, because picks are invaluable,’’ Gar Forman said Sunday. “You’re capable of getting a couple of players that can help your team, and under the new CBA, you’re getting guys that are locked in contractually at very reasonable contracts. So in building a team, we’ve seen that draft picks are of extreme importance.’’
Forman elected to wait until all of the underclassmen make their decisions before declaring on the depth of the draft.
“Every year, you’ve got people speculating on whether it’s a strong draft, weak draft, whatever,’’ Forman said. “I think our philosophy has always been that there’s always opportunities in the draft, and it’s our job to find guys that fit our culture, our team, our organization. With two picks in the top 20, I think we have an opportunity to get two guys that can help us.’’
Apr 20, 2014 1:23 PM EDT
Andrew and Aaron Harrison are continuing to weigh their options about returning to Kentucky for their sophomore season or leaving for the NBA.
The Harrisons are waiting for feedback from the NBA before reaching a decision.
“I just sent the paperwork in two or three days ago,” Aaron Harrison Sr told Fox 26. “I talked to a gentleman at the NBA and he said he would get it to me as fast as possible and then we’ll go from there.
“It’s important. You’re trying to find out what the prospects are for them and where they’ll be drafted and all those things.”
“It’s basically my career really,” Aaron said. “Don’t leave anything out. Think about all the angles and everything that goes into it and just try to make the best choice for your family.”
“It’s tough,” Andrew added. “You got to keep praying on it and just keep talking with your family and see what’s the best thing for you and your family.”
Apr 18, 2014 8:23 PM EDT
Marcus Lee announced Friday that he will return to the University of Kentucky for his sophomore season.
"I've really enjoyed my college experience and I'm looking forward to continuing to develop as an all-around player," Lee said. "Playing in the Final Four was such an amazing feeling, but I want to come back and help win that final game this year."
Lee was named to the Midwest Regional All-Tournament team in his freshman season.
Apr 18, 2014 5:23 PM EDT
The NBA broke five ties for teams with identical records to help determine the selection order for the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Utah Jazz won a tiebreaker over the Boston Celtics.
The Brooklyn Nets won a tiebreaker the Washington Wizards. The Celtics will receive the pick from the Nets, while the Phoenix Suns receive the Wizards' pick.
The Chicago Bulls on a tiebreaker over the Toronto Raptors.
The Portland Trail Blazers won a tiebreaker with the Miami Heat and Houston Rockets. The Rockets then won a tiebreaker with the Heat.
Milwaukee 15-67 (.183) // 250
Philadelphia 19-63 (.232) // 199
Orlando 23-59 (.280) // 156
Utah 25-57 (.305) // 104
Boston 25-57 (.305) // 103
LA Lakers 27-55 (.329) // 63
Sacramento 28-54 (.341) // 43
Detroit (1) 29-53 (.354) // 28
Cleveland 33-49 (.402) // 17
New Orleans (2) 34-48 (.415) // 11
Denver (3) 36-46 (.439) // 8
New York (To Denver or to Orlando via Denver) 37-45 (.451) // 7
Minnesota (4) 40-42 (.488) // 6
Phoenix 48-34 (.585) // 5
The order for the remainder of the first round picks is as follows:
15. Atlanta 38-44 (.463)
16. Charlotte (To Chicago) 43-39 (.524)
17. Brooklyn (To Boston) 44-38 (.537)
18. Washington (To Phoenix) 44-38 (.537)
19. Chicago 48-34 (.585)
20. Toronto 48-34 (.585)
21. Dallas (To Oklahoma City via Houston and LA Lakers) 49-33 (.598)
22. Memphis 50-32 (.610)
23. Golden State (To Utah) 51-31 (.622)
24. Portland (To Charlotte) 54-28 (.659)
25. Houston 54-28 (.659)
26. Miami 54-28 (.659)
27. Indiana (To Phoenix) 56-26 (.683)
28. LA Clippers 57-25 (.695)
29. Oklahoma City 59-23 (.720)
30. San Antonio 62-20 (.756)
2014 Second Round Draft Choice Order
33. Orlando (To Cleveland)
34/35. Boston (To Dallas)
36. LA Lakers (To Milwaukee via Minnesota and Phoenix)
37. Sacramento (To Toronto)
39. Cleveland (To Philadelphia)
40. New Orleans (To Minnesota)
42. New York (To Houston)
47. Brooklyn (To Philadelphia via Dallas and Boston)
48. Toronto (To Milwaukee via Phoenix)
52. Memphis (To Philadelphia via Cleveland)
53. Golden State (To Minnesota)
54. Houston (To Philadelphia via Milwaukee)
56. Portland (To Denver)
58. LA Clippers (To San Antonio via New Orleans)
59. Oklahoma City (To Toronto via New York)
60. San Antonio
The Lakers may look to accelerate their rebuilding efforts around Kobe Bryant and their cap space.
Dante Exum participated in the Adidas Nations program in 2011 and 2012.
James Young averaged 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in his lone season with the Wildcats.
Jordan Adams contemplated declaring for the NBA Draft after averaging 17.4 points per game.
Jabari Parker will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
Dario Saric will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, though it is uncertain if he will remain beyond the withdrawal deadline.
Branden Dawson averaged 11.2 points and a team-best 8.3 rebounds for MSU in 2013-14.
Isaiah Austin is currently projected as the 38th overall pick by DraftExpress.
Glenn Robinson III averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds as a sophomore.
Willie Cauley-Stein averaged 6.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in 23.8 minutes per game.
Gary Harris averaged 16.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting to go with 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Apr 14, 2014
Montrezl Harrell was projected to be a first round pick.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski will likely remain at Arizona for 14-15.
Myles Turner has grown a full inch since October.
Eric Moreland averaged 8.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season.
Clint Capela is starting for Chalon and averaging 9.1 points, seven rebounds and 1.8 blocks at just 19 years old.
Jabari Parker said he expects to make a decision by next Tuesday or Wednesday on whether he will enter the June NBA Draft.
Alex Kirk, a seven-foot redshirt junior, averaged 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 32.0 minutes per game this season.
Jarnell Stokes will forego his senior season at Tennessee and enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
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