September 2011 Basketball Wiretap

Drummond Could Face Sanctions For Appearing In Adidas Promotion

Sep 29, 2011 2:46 PM

Andre Drummond could face sanctions for appearing in a video promoting a new adidas basketball shoe.

Drummond is an incoming freshman at Connecticut and is considered one of the leading candidates to be the top overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft.

Kris Dunn of New London High School also appeared, which could put his eligibility at New London High School in jeopardy. Dunn has committed to Providence.

It is not known whether any player accepted payment for their appearance.

Norwich Bulletin

Tags: Andre Drummond, Kris Dunn, Connecticut Huskies, Providence Friars, High School, NCAA, NCAA Suspension, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Owners Propose Adding Third Round Of Draft

Sep 7, 2011 10:55 AM

The NBA owners have proposed adding a third round to the NBA draft, according to sources.

The union has countered by offering a variety of changes to the draft that would help address the desire for owners to improve competitive balance.

"Under one proposal," writes Sheridan, "the 15 teams with the worst records would continue to pick 1st through 15th, but then would also have the 16th through 30th picks. The teams with the top 15 records would have the first 15 picks of the second round, then would have the 44th through 60th picks.

"Under another proposal, the teams with the eight worst records would get an additional first round pick, beginning with selection No. 22, and the teams with the eight best records would have no first-round picks but would select at the top of the second round (picks 31 through 38), then also would get the final eight picks of the second round."

Chris Sheridan/

Tags: NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA CBA

Gillenwater Signs With Apollon

Sep 1, 2011 4:39 PM

Troy Gillenwater has signed with Apollon of Cyprus, his agent Scott Nichols has confirmed.

Gillenwater will be a candidate for the 2012 NBA Draft.

Gillnwater declared for the 2011 NBA Draft, but eventually withdrew. He led New Mexico State in scoring at 18.9 points per game.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Troy Gillenwater, New Mexico State Aggies, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Signing Rumor, International Misc Rumor, International Official Signing