The NBA draft is less than two weeks away, and the rumor mill has begun to heat up. With the pool of eligible players set, teams continue to conduct workouts and do their diligence evaluating prospects and preparing for the big night. The NBA Finals are in full swing, but draft prep is still moving along behind the scenes.
Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram remain locked in as consensus top two selections, but beyond that, there’s plenty of room for chaos. Teams are trying to move up, and in some cases, into the draft, period.
Who’s rising? Who’s falling? Who wants to make a deal?
Keep tabs on this page for the latest news and rumors.
Monday, June 13
• Buddy Hield reportedly hit 85 of 100 three-point shots in front of scouts for the Boston Celtics. Jamal Murray hit 79 of 100 last week, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.
• Henry Ellenson is back in Milwaukee, where he starred for Marquette, as he will meet with the Bucks on Tuesday.
• Jerry Colangelo of the Philadephia 76ers says that “Everything that we get with respect to our intel as it relates to Ben is he would very much like to be selected number one,” according to Jessica Camerato of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
• French forward Mathias Lessort is withdrawing from the draft, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. other withdrawing international players include: Alpha Kaba, Jordan Sakho, Kenan Sipahi, Ognjen Jaramaz, Emircan Kosut.