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".

Blixt-Smith widens lead at windy Zurich Classic
As Atkins finished on 17-under to finish three shots clear of the field, Gunn shot rounds of 71-71-71-74 to end on one-under. Both teams were 27 under through regulation after Blixt and Smith carried a four-shot advantage into the final round.

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.

Related Articles

  • Severe storms are likely Wednesday night in central Indiana

    Severe storms are likely Wednesday night in central Indiana

    Wednesday's severe threat shifts only slightly to the east, in advance of this slow moving weather system. More wet and stormy weather is in the forecast though Tuesday for much of the area in and around Denver .
    Tax Probe Against Gandhis: Will A Court Appearance Be Next?

    Tax Probe Against Gandhis: Will A Court Appearance Be Next?

    The plea had sought quashing of two Income Tax notices sent to YI in January and March with regard to the assessment year 2011-12. Firstly, the case was opened for investigation by Delhi's Patiala House Court which had been challenged in the Delhi High court.
    Teen Asking for Free Chicken Nuggets Breaks Record for Most Retweets Ever

    Teen Asking for Free Chicken Nuggets Breaks Record for Most Retweets Ever

    It's earned just more than 3.4 million retweets while Carter's , as of this morning, has so far netted about 3.5 million. A Nevada teenager was awarded Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year after breaking Twitter's all-time record for retweets.
  • Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS

    These apps allow you to write, execute, and debug code continuously on an iOS or Android device straight from the IDE. Microsoft announced Xamarin Live Player at its Build conference here this week.
    Vulgar Joke by Late Night Comedian Stephen Colbert Puts Pressure on CBS

    Vulgar Joke by Late Night Comedian Stephen Colbert Puts Pressure on CBS

    POTUS then took aim at CNN's Chris Cuomo , calling the reporter a " chained lunatic " who is "like a boiler ready to explode". Samantha Bee (now the host of Full Frontal on TBS) had one of the more interesting stories to trade with the group.
    Blue Jays put on show in defeat of Encarnacion, Indians

    Blue Jays put on show in defeat of Encarnacion, Indians

    Goins' homer, his third of the season, came off Trevor Bauer (2-4) and landed in the second deck in the second inning. The Toronto Blue Jays have placed catcher Russell Martin on the 10-day disabled list due to a left shoulder injury.
  • Josh Gordon timeline: Browns WR still working to get off troubled path

    Josh Gordon timeline: Browns WR still working to get off troubled path

    July 25, 2011 - Gordon is suspended indefinitely from the program by Baylor coach Art Briles for a violation of team rules. But he has played in just five regular-season games since - all late in 2014, when he caught 24 passes for 303 yards.
    Hertz tanks 15% after missing big on earnings

    Hertz tanks 15% after missing big on earnings

    Finally, Credit Agricole S A purchased a new position in Hertz Global Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at $341,000. No trade can occur until someone is willing to sell a stock at a price that another is willing to buy it at.

    Indians put Kluber on 10-day DL with back issue

    Cabrera, who hit his sixth career homer off Cleveland ace Corey Kluber , missed the previous nine games with a right groin strain. The Tigers also lost second baseman Ian Kinsler , who was removed in the top of the seventh inning with left hamstring tightness.
  • Sturgeon slams claims Tory surge could derail indyref2

    But a resurgent Tory party have said the seat is a key target and have urged Unionist voters to back them. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron took his campaign bus to several Scottish seats it hopes to regain.
    Another US Citizen Is Detained In North Korea

    Another US Citizen Is Detained In North Korea

    In April, KCNA said Tony Kim - also known as Kim Sang Duk - was detained for "hostile acts" toward the North Korean regime . Last year's party congress, the first one in more than 30 years, was a venue for Kim to reaffirm his unfettered rule.
    Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

    Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

    We're not sure NASCAR's rookie drivers are quite ready for this type of race , so we're looking at more experienced value plays. Logano was third, followed by Ben Kennedy in fourth, then Erik Jones , Matt Tifft and Michael Annett.