The league is holding a two-day draft combine starting tomorrow in Chicago, but the event isn't likely to reveal much about the top prospects. Sam Amick of SI.com reports that Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, Andre Drummond, Dion Waiters, and Harrison Barnes will not take part in running and shooting drills, and Matt Moore of CBSSports.com takes this as a sign that the league should either force players to participate fully or scrap the event entirely. Fellow CBSSports.com scribe Jeff Goodman nonetheless identifies some of the key issues surrounding prospects that the combine is likely to resolve. Here's more draft-related news from around the Association.
- The Suns are "aggressively looking" at wing players to take with their first-round selection at No. 13, writes Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic.
- Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group breaks down the Warriors' draft-day options, concluding that the safest way to go is to hold on to the seventh pick and use it to select a small forward.
- One small forward who may not be available for the Warriors is Harrison Barnes, whom the Cavs are "very high on," says Sam Amick of SI.com.
- Sean Deveney of The Sporting News looks at the rising stock of UC-Santa Barbara guard Orlando Johnson, currently ranked No. 29 by DraftExpress.com.
- ESPN.com draft expert Chad Ford shares a few observations in a chat.