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Jon Isaac Pursuing Entering Draft Straight From Prep School

Feb 8, 2016 1:16 PM

Jon Isaac will explore declaring for the 2016 NBA Draft directly from prep school.

Isaac is a 6'10 small forward from IMG Academy and expects to take advantage of a new rule allowing prospects to enter the NBA Draft and return to college if they don't feel good about their projected draft position.

Isaac, 18, and IMG officials expect that he’ll be eligible for the 2016 NBA draft because he started high school in 2011.

Isaac is ranked No. 9 overall in the incoming 2016 class and is a Florida State commit.

Pete Thamel/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Jonathan Isaac, Florida State Seminoles, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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January PER Of Top-12 Prospects For 2016 NBA Draft

Feb 4, 2016 12:37 PM

The following are the month-by-month PER of the current top-12 prospects of the 2016 NBA Draft.

Overall PER / January PER / December PER / November PER

Ben Simmons: 28.5 / 25.8 / 35.3 / 27.0

Brandon Ingram: 23.1 / 23.9 / 29.7 / 16.4

Skal Labissiere: 17.2 / 16.0 / 7.4 / 23.1

Dragan Bender: 13.4 / -7.0 / 15.3 / 18.0

Jaylen Brown: 19.0 / 21.7 / 12.8 / 21.9

Kris Dunn: 24.8 / 20.9 / 29.0 / 30.1

Jamal Murray: 17.6 / 19.8 / 15.1 / 16.0

Henry Ellenson: 19.4 / 18.6 / 23.7 / 18.0

Jakob Poeltl: 29.1 / 24.5 / 29.1 / 36.9

Cheick Diallo: 19.6 / 17.8 / 21.7 / NA

Diamond Stone: 27.7 / 26.4 / 33.0 / 21.5

Ivan Rabb: 23.0 / 19.3 / 23.4 / 29.6

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Withdrawal Date For NBA Draft Pushed Back

Jan 14, 2016 1:21 AM

The NCAA Division I council has agreed to push back the date when men's basketball players must remove their names from the NBA draft until late May.

The decision goes into effect this year.

The rule change reverses a 2009 decision that had moved the date to the day before the spring signing period in early April.

 

This move allows players more time to gather information before making a decision.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tags: NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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John Calipari Seeks 10-Year, $120M Contract For NBA Return

Jan 11, 2016 11:11 AM

For NBA teams interested in hiring John Calipari, they have been told his asking price is 10 years and $120 million.

Calipari currently earns $8 million to $9 million per season at Kentucky and wouldn't leave that job for just an incremental raise.

Calipari turned down a 10-year, $80 million-plus offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 and he told the Sacramento Kings last spring it would take an offer with an annual average of more than $11 million.

The offer from the Cavaliers serves as a baseline and he seeks the $12 million per season Phil Jackson makes from the New York Knicks.

Calipari has also been linked to the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets hired Calipari in the 1990s with a five-year, $15 million contract when he came from UMass.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets' Brett Yormark Remains Proponent Of John Calipari

Jan 10, 2016 6:51 PM

Brett Yormark is expected to have influence in the Brooklyn Nets' general manager search.

Yormark remains an ally of John Calipari since his late 1990s tenure as president and head coach.

Yormark has remained a proponent of making a large offer to bring Calipari back to the Nets in a dual role as president and head coach.

Since his difficult tenure with the Nets, Calipari has had great success back in college at Memphis and Kentucky.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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