NBA draft rumors: Latest buzz around teams, players
The NBA rumor mill will continue to churn as we move closer to the draft next month. Even as the Warriors and Cavaliers compete in the NBA Finals, check back often as we update below with all the latest draft scoops, including news, rumors and possible transactions.
For more on the NBA draft, check out Luke Winn's look at Karl Anthony-Towns and Jahlil Okafor in historical context. And SI.com's Chris Mannix does a full first-round mock draft, which can be found here.
See the latest news and rumors below.
• Former Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell canceled his visit and workout with the Philadelphia 76ers this weekend after getting sick, reports Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Mannix projects the 76ers to select Russell.
• Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins would like the team to select former Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein with the No. 6 pick, reports ESPN's Ryen Russillo. Scouts put Cauley-Stein in a "special tier" defensively, according to Russillo. Mannix projects the Utah Jazz to select Cauley-Stein with the No. 12 pick.
• The New York Knicks are scheduled to meet with former Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky next week in New York, reports Marc Berman of the New York Post. The Knicks hold the No. 4 pick, but a recent report suggested the team could be considering trading down in the draft. Mannix projects the Charlotte Hornets to select Kaminsky with the No. 9 pick.
• "Recent buzz" indicates that point guard Emmanuel Mudiay could slip in the draft, reports Mannix. Mannix projects the Kings to select Mudiay with the No. 6 pick.