• The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are both “aggressively” trying to acquire a pick in the draft, reports Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy.
• Maccabi Tel Aviv power forward Dragan Bender, a projected top five pick, could fall out of the lottery on draft night, reports Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler.
• Projected No. 1 pick Ben Simmons announced on “Uninterrupted” that he has signed with Nike over Adidas.
• The National Basketball Referees Association is calling on the league to stop publishing the Last Two-Minute Reports because they “cause more harm than good” for the officials, reports USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt.
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