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 Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky is "tentatively scheduled" to meet with the New York Knicks on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. Kaminsky met with team president Phil Jackson at the combine in May in Chicago.
• According to Berman's report, point guard Emmanuel Mudiay worked out for the Knicks on Tuesday and had dinner with team officials on Monday. Mudiay and Justise Winslow, who worked out for the team Monday, are considered "neck-and-neck" at the No. 4 slot for New York if the team keeps its pick.
• The Boston Celtics are "dangling" their two first-rounders, Nos. 16 and 28, and are "making a concerted effort" to move into the lottery according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times. Boston also holds the 33rd and 45th picks in the draft.
• The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to work out five prospects "clearly on their radar screen" next week, according to Woelfel: shooting guard R.J. Hunter (Georgia State), point guard Jerian Grant (Notre Dame), power forward Bobby Portis (Arkansas) and wings Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Arizona) and Justin Anderson (Virginia).
• Former Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison was scheduled to work out for Charlotte on Monday, but after deciding to go work out for the Lakers instead, his brother and college teammate Andrew Harrison showed up for the Hornets in his place, according to the Indianapolis Star.