NBA draft rumors: Latest buzz around teams, players

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015

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.

For more on the NBA draft, check out Luke Winn's look at Karl Anthony-Towns and Jahlil Okafor in historical context.'s Chris Mannix does a full first-round mock draft, which can be found here

The draft will be held on June 25. The Minnesota Timberwolves hold the No. 1 pick and the Los Angeles Lakers hold the No. 2 pick. 

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June 3

• 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.

June 2

• Timberwolves GM Flip Saunders prefers Jahlil Okafor to Karl-Anthony Towns, ESPN's Chad Ford reports. Minnesota holds the first pick in the draft. 

• Emmanuel Mudiay is expected to work out with the Lakers, 76ers and Knicks, SMU coach Larry Brown told SNY's Adam Zagoria Monday. 

• Potential lottery pick Kristaps Porzingis of Latvia told SI Now Tuesday that he hopes the Knicks pick him.

• Georgia State's R.J. Hunter worked out for the Thunder on Monday, he said on Twitter. He also tweeted that he was in Utah visiting the Jazz

• Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant worked out with the Wizards on Monday. The team tweeted a video of Grant at the practice facility. 

• Duke's Tyus Jones worked out for the Mavericks on Monday and will visit the Rockets on Wednesday, according to Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 in Minneapolis. 

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