Basketball Wiretap

NBA Teams Strongly Considering Brandon Miller Over Scoot Henderson At No. 2

Mar 15, 2023 11:57 AM

Brandon Miller has emerged with the potential to go No. 2 in the 2023 NBA draft ahead of Scoot Henderson. Miller is a 6'9 multi-dimensional wing while Henderson is a 6'2 super athletic combo guard. 

"NBA teams are telling me he is firmly in the mix at No. 2," said ESPN's Jonathan Givony on NBA Today.

"I talked to a veteran executive just in the last week and he told me he currently has Brandon Miller No. 2 on his board," said Brian Windhorst on his podcast on Wednesday. "So it is a thing."

Sam Veccine of The Athletic shared a similar sentiment this week as well.

"It is not a foregone conclusion that Henderson will be picked at No. 2. I’ve talked with a number of lead front-office executives as well as high-level scouts who either think the margin between Miller and Henderson is razor thin or just have Miller ahead at this point," wrote Veccine.

While the No. 2 pick is a subject of debate, Victor Wembanyama remains the consensus option at No. 1. 

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Scoot Henderson Shut Down For Remainder Of G League Season

Mar 14, 2023 2:51 PM

Scoot Henderson has been shut down by the G League Ignite for the remainder of the season.

The Ignite are unlikely to make the playoffs and the feeling is that Henderson has shown enough this season ahead of the NBA Draft.

Henderson is expected to either be the second or third pick in the draft.

In 19 G League games, Henderson averaged 16.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.5 assists in 30.7 minutes.

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Bronny James Tabbed As Top-10 Pick In ESPN's First 2024 NBA Mock Draft

Feb 22, 2023 8:27 AM

Bronny James is projected as a top-10 selection in ESPN's first mock draft for 2024, which is significantly higher than many have expected based on his recruiting ranking.

James is a 6-foot-4 senior combo guard at Sierra Canyon School in California. He's undecided on his college of choice, as of this moment. With the NBA and NBPA seemingly no closer to eliminating the "one-and-done" rule in collective bargaining, James will likely attend one year of college before becoming draft eligible.

James, who is the eldest son of LeBron James, will become draft eligible for the first time in 2024, should he enter the draft after one year in college. James could also choose to play for the G League Ignite next season and get a jump-start on his professional career that way.

The draft eligibility of the younger James will coincide with the elder James having the ability to become an unrestricted free agent by declining his player option for the 2024-25 season. The elder James has indicated he'd like to play with his son in the NBA before he retires.

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Victor Wembanyama Will Be Happy With Whatever Team Drafts Him

Feb 20, 2023 9:42 AM

Victor Wembanyama is aware NBA teams are positioning themselves to select him at the 2023 NBA Draft. Wembanyama even humorously noted that he hasn't spent a lot of time watching the teams positioning for the best draft lottery spots.

"Let's just say I've been following along, but it's easier to watch teams at the top of the standings," Wembanyama said. "It's a little hard to look down."

That said, Wembanyama will be happy to go to whatever team drafts him.

"There is no wrong team," Wembanyama said. "I am not worried; there is no bad organization. I never tell myself I don't like to go there."

When he gets to whatever NBA team he'll play for, the 7-foot-4 big man said his focus is a simple one.

"The only thing I can tell you is I love winning, and I hate losing. I want to build something that eventually is going to be remembered. But it's more about building every day, adding a little piece to the building every day," Wembanyama said.

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