LA Expected To Interview De'Aaron Fox At NBA Draft Combine

Durant, speaking Wednesday in an exclusive interview with ESPN at the Golden State Warriors' practice facility, said the combine was an ordeal that is still raw to the eight-time All-Star and 2014 MVP.

With the NBA Draft Combine getting underway in Chicago today, the focus of NBA executives is going to be on the next tier of players as the top tier in attendance won't do much more than an interview and take physicals.

It's unclear yet whether the Lakers will have a lottery pick.

The 6-foot-4 Jackson is now projected at No. 21 in the 2018 Draft by DraftExpress.com, but ESPN's Fran Fraschilla believes Jackson could go in the first round this year.

Sixty-seven NBA hopefuls vie for 60 spots during the 2017 NBA Draft Combine, which airs Thursday and Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

I've heard people say that he's as talented (as United Kingdom guard) Malik Monk.

"I'm not really sure". I knew that. And I knew that you don't need to [bench-press] to lift a basketball up.

I do think it will be tough for Kentucky to win the title without the five-star center, who wants to play forward. "Maybe not, but at the end of the day, this is what they asked us to do, so that's what we're going to do". It still doesn't matter. "Last year was a great experience for me and this year has been even better".

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That's what you like to do as a manager, develop the players. "If we go on holiday we need to know". He improved in several aspects in his play, but I still think he can do better", Koeman said.

If the Suns still have this pick as it comes up during the draft, expect them to take an worldwide player they can stash for a while overseas. He needs a lot of work on his game to be a starter in the National Basketball Association though or a significant contributor. Then again, Durant was one of those players that likely would have had nothing to really prove at the combine.

Picking in the middle of the first round (16th overall), you can expect the Bulls to go with the "best athlete available" formula, with extra emphasis on finding a young wing player to develop behind Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade.

Justin Rowland, Publisher: Based on everything that's out there, and there's more out there on some guys than others, I'll say that Kentucky lands Mo Bamba, Cam Johnson goes elsewhere and Diallo stays in the draft. "All the strength coaches were laughing at me and s--". They were giggling with each other that I couldn't lift 185 pounds (on a bench press), and I was like, 'All right, keep laughing.

"I think most people thing Markelle Fultz will probably be the number one pick and then you have a couple guys after that, including Lonzo Ball from UCLA, Josh Jackson from Kansas and Jayson Tatum from Duke that are kind of in that next group after Fultz", said SportsNet New York Basketball Insider Adam Zagoria to Sports360AZ.com's Brad Cesmat in a recent interview.

The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 10.9 points per game in his lone season for Duke, shooting 47.3 percent from the field and almost 40 percent from long distance.

"I haven't tried. I know I can lift 185, though, now, but I don't bench-press", Durant said. If you haven't seen him, just go to YouTube. "I will try my best to be the best I possibly can".

Sixers president Bryan Colangelo and vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley were overseas for two weeks scouting talent in Europe before coming to the combine. "I think that's the most important thing".

The story from the Ball fans is that he has uncanny court vision and awareness and plays so unselfishly that he'd fit in better with teams that already have players in place, which is the case for most of the teams looking at a top five pick. They're getting face time with prospects.

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