Basketball Wiretap

Raptors Work Out Malachi Flynn, Devon Dotson

Oct 25, 2020 6:40 PM

The Toronto Raptors worked out Malachi Flynn and Devon Dotson on Sunday, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.

Dotson, who averaged 18.1 points and 4.1 rebounds last season at Kansas, is ranked No. 33 on ESPN's Best Available for the upcoming draft.

Flynn averaged 17.6 points last season with San Diego State, and is ranked No. 38 in the Best Available list.

The Raptors have the 29th and 59th pick in the upcoming draft. 

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Warriors Impressed After Private Workout With Deni Avdija

Oct 22, 2020 4:57 PM

The Golden State Warriors worked out Deni Avdija on Thursday morning in Atlanta.

Avdija performed well in the workout with Warriors' officials reportedly "blown away" after meeting with him.

Avdija is a 19-year-old wing from Maccabi Tel Aviv expected to be a high lottery pick. The Warriors currently own the second overall pick.

Steve Kerr was among the contingent from the Warriors to attend the workout.

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Knicks Rank Killian Hayes Behind LaMelo Ball For Point Guards In Upcoming Draft

Oct 21, 2020 1:06 AM

The New York Knicks have Killian Hayes ranked behind LaMelo Ball on their point guard board for the upcoming NBA Draft, sources told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

The Knicks, who have the No. 8 pick in the draft, won't necessarily draft Hayes if he is available.

The team was reportedly looking to draft a point guard, though Leon Rose is now flexible on position.

Hayes will do a private, in-person workout for the Knicks.

The Knicks are also interested in trading down should Ball or James Wiseman be off the board, according to sources.

Marc Berman/New York Post

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Certain Teams To Skip Live Workouts Ahead Of NBA Draft

Oct 18, 2020 1:14 PM

A number of teams are expected to skip the live workout day for prospects ahead of the 2020 NBA Draft, sources told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

Pre-draft workouts this year will take place in a designated city, with scouts allowed to watch the workouts in person.

1-on-1 interviews are expected to be granted during the event, but are not guaranteed.

Certain teams believe that the risk of COVID-19 outweigh the rewards of insight gleaned from the workout, with executives believing that the best way to watch a prospect is during college practices.

“Doing your own homework and own background checks are more important,’’ one executive told Berman. 

Marc Berman/New York Post

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LaMelo Ball, R.J. Hampton To Participate In Draft Combine

Sep 27, 2020 11:31 PM

LaMelo Ball and R.J. Hampton are among the prospects who will participate in the 2020 NBA Draft combine.

Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, and Obi Toppin will sit out the combine.

A full list of participants can be found here.

The 2020 NBA Draft combine will take place from September 28th through mid-November, with workouts happening both online and in team markets. 

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