NBA draft rumors: Latest reports around teams, players
The NBA rumor mill continues to churn as we move closer to the June 25 NBA draft. The Warriors finished off the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals on Tuesday, setting the off-season in motion. Check back often as we update below with the latest draft scoops, news, rumors and possible transactions.
For more on the NBA draft, check out Chris Mannix’s latest first-round mock draft and Jake Fischer’s Q&A with Kristaps Porzingis, a Latvian prospect who has reportedly climbed up many teams’ draft boards.
• The Minnesota Timberwolves will meet with Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns on Friday, Real GM's Shams Charania reports. It remains unclear whether he will workout for the team.
• The Milwaukee Bucks will hold workouts for R.J. Hunter, Jerian Grant, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Bobby Portis, and Justin Anderson. The Bucks have 17th pick and the 46th pick in the draft.
• Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith told ESPN.com's Chris Broussard that he will likely opt out of the final year of his contract. Smith is scheduled to make $6.4 million next season. Smith added that he “absolutely” wants to be back in Cleveland.