Draft Notes: Exum, Wiggins, Selden

The 2014 draft class is expected to be one of the strongest in modern basketball history and Dante Exum is a virtual lock to join in.  The Australian guard, who is projected to be a top five pick, has been meeting with agents for the past few weeks.  Here’s tonight’s draft news..

  • Exum finished his meetings with eight marquee agencies, leaving the representatives confident that he’ll enter this year’s draft rather than attending college, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.  That echoes what we heard about the Australian point guard last week.
  • Not everyone is head over heels about Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins, who was thought to be the top talent in this class pretty recently.  “There’s zero chance of any team taking anybody before Jabari Parker,” an Eastern Conference official told Mark Heisler of Forbes.com. “And there’s zero chance of any team taking Wiggins before [Kansas center] Joel Embiid.”
  • Fellow Kansas standout Wayne Selden is doing well, but scouts say he should stay in school, writes Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.
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5 thoughts on “Draft Notes: Exum, Wiggins, Selden

  1. Jeff Meneau

    It is stupid to say 0% chance no one would take Wiggins ahead of Parker or Embiid. Toronto would almost certainly take him first overall. It also depends on what you need. Marcus Smart seems to be missed in this whole equation and he could be the best pro out of the bunch.

    • alphakira

      Agreed, I’m sure no one thought Bennett would be drafted first or that Noel would fall all the way to 6th and yet that’s exactly what happened.

  2. Franklin Cotton

    I’d hesitate to label Mark Heisler as being from “Forbes Magazine”. Heisler is a contributor to Forbes.com whose content is not printed in the Forbes print magazine. An appropriate byline would be “Mark Heisler of Forbes.com“.

    *I have nothing against Mark Heisler or his journalistic credibility. He’s worked at several newspapers and currently has a column with the Orange County Register. But there’s little chance any of his work has appeared in Forbes magazine.

    For more information about the new Forbes.com model see: link to poynter.org

    • HoopsRumors

      Yeah, it’s a tough call. There are a lot of different models these days, so it’s difficult to say who really is aligned with whom, and what sort of alignment they’re in. Since the work is hosted on Forbes.com, I think it’s fair to list that as his affiliation, so I’ve changed “Forbes Magazine” to “Forbes.com.” Thanks for pointing this out!



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