Let's round up a few updates on this year's draft prospects as the May 30th lottery inches a little closer….
- Sam Amick of SI.com completes his week-long look at the top draft prospects by examining the "safe bets," a list highlighted by Damian Lillard, Tyler Zeller, and Jared Sullinger.
- Amick also notes (via Sulia) that Michael Jordan's former agent David Falk hasn't exactly fallen off the map, and continues to recruit young players. Sullinger and Austin Rivers are among Falk's clients in this year's draft class.
- General managers who spoke to ESPN.com's Chad Ford identified Perry Jones III, Terrence Jones, Terrence Ross, Quincy Miller, and Andrew Nicholson as five players whose stocks could rise in pre-draft workouts.
- Ford adds that a number of NBA scouts returned from the Euroleague Final Four talking about Greek forward Kostas Papanikolaou. If the 22-year-old were a better shooter or athlete, he'd have a chance to be a first-round pick, but he'll likely come off the board in the second round, according to Ford.