Draft Rumors: Pistons, Leonard, Bobcats, Rockets

The NBA combine continues in Chicago today, with the buzz this morning surrounding the official measurements of the prospects in attendance. Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal provides the complete list. According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, a handful of players saw their stock rise a little due to the results, but Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress heard from scouts that there weren't many big surprises (Twitter link). A handful of rumors and rumblings have also emerged from the combine today, so let's round up some of them….

  • The Pistons are seriously looking at Arnett Moultrie at No.9, tweets Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times. For his part, Moultrie views Detroit as the perfect fit for him among the lottery teams, according to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News (via Twitter).
  • Meyers Leonard has improved his value at the combine and could be picked in the 9-14 range, tweets ESPN.com's Chad Ford.
  • The Bobcats are seeking a star-caliber player and a team willing to take on a bad contract for the second overall pick, reports Bill Ingram of HoopsWorld. I'm not sure there's a clear-cut No. 2 pick in this draft class that's worth paying that price.
  • If the Rockets end up using either or both of their first-round picks, it will mean their "exhaustive" efforts to trade them in a package for an impact player were unsuccessful, says Ingram.
  • The Kings love Harrison Barnes, but it continues to look as if the Cavaliers are a sure bet to take Barnes at No. 4.
  • Quincy Miller has struggled in Chicago and may have played himself out of the first round, according to Ingram.
  • Noting that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has a workout scheduled with the Blazers, Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com wonders if Portland could be considering trading up (Twitter link).


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