NBA draft rumors: Latest news, trades, first round buzz

Thursday June 16th, 2016

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The NBA draft is 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.

• The Charlotte Hornets will host Weber State's Joel Bolomboy and Australian Thon Maker in their Pre-Draft workouts tomorrow. A Western Conference scout told Woelfel's Press Box that Maker could go anywhere from eight to 12. The Milwaukee Bucks have also been keeping close tabs on Maker.

• The 76ers don't have a workout scheduled with Dragan Bender yet, according to Philly Mag's Derek Bodner.

• Providence point guard Kris Dunn wants to play for the Timberwolves.

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