Draft Updates: Sunday

We've already heard today from Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer about the Bobcats' draft history and how important it is to capitalize on top five picks when you have them. In an Odds & Ends post, the Pistons and Hawks draft prospects were also discussed. As tonight's start time for Game 3 of the NBA Finals approaches, we will keep all draft-related links in this post, with the latest news on top.

  • Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com examines the possibility of Austin Rivers being drafted by the Celtics and playing for his father. While he deems the chances remote, it sounds like something both parties would be up for.

Earlier Updates:

  • Stephen Hewitt from WEEI.com takes a look at Leon Radosevic, a Croatian big man that will likely be available when the Celtics pick in the second round. 
  • Harrison Barnes has impressed NBA teams in the pre-draft process, writes Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Barnes has been frequently linked to Cleveland at pick number four.
  • According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld on Twitter, the Thunder will trade the 28th pick. Apparently, they're satisfied with their core and don't want to get locked into any guaranteed contracts. 
  • Kennedy also tells us via Twitter that the Nets are looking to acquire a first round pick.  The Nets forfeited their first rounder to Portland in the Gerald Wallace deal.  
  • Derek Page of HoopsWorld put together a profile on potential lottery pick Terrence Ross, who HoopsWorld has going 18 to Minnesota in their latest mock.
  • Damian Lillard, an Oakland native, worked out for the Warriors today and said that he would love to play for his hometown team, via Jimmy Durkin from the Bay Area News Group. Lillard is expected to fall right around Golden State's pick number seven. 


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