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. Check back often as we update below with all the latest scoops, including news, rumors and possible transactions.
• Phil Ervin of Fox Sports reports that the Timberwolves are hoping to work out Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell next week. He adds that Towns reportedly won't work out for any teams, but will interview.
• Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly told the Denver Post that the team wants to have a deadline of finding a head coach before the June 25 draft.
• Kevon Looney and Bobby Portis will work out for the Jazz on Thursday, reports The Desert News.
• Cliff Alexander has a mild MCL sprain and will be out 3-5 days, ESPN's Chad Ford reports.
• The top four teams in the draft have all either requested or scheduled an interview with Emmanuel Mudiay, SI's Chris Mannix reports.
• Timberwolves GM Flip Saunders prefers Jahlil Okafor to Karl-Anthony Towns, ESPN's Chad Ford reports. Minnesota holds the first pick in the draft.
• Potential lottery pick Kristaps Porzingis of Latvia told SI Now Tuesday that he hopes the Knicks pick him.