Chandler Hutchison, Mitchell Robinson Made Promises?

As we relayed on Wednesday, two notable NBA prospects, Chandler Hutchison  and Mitchell Robinson, withdrew from this week’s 2018 NBA Draft Combine in advance of the event. We also heard on Thursday that Hutchison was reported to have found a “safe landing spot” in the late first round.

Now, according to a tweet from and a story from Bryan Kalbrosky of HoopsHype, it appears that promises may have been made to both players by teams picking in the 20’s of the upcoming draft. Hutchison is rumored to have received a promise by the Bulls at pick No. 22 while Robinson’s promise is purported to have come by the Lakers at pick No. 25.

It remains fairly early in the draft process for teams to be making promises to prospects, but the report at least provides a bit of context as to why Hutchison and Robinson may have withdrawn from the combine.

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6 thoughts on “Chandler Hutchison, Mitchell Robinson Made Promises?

  1. cobe1224

    I can’t imagine that this is the case. The Lakers have been continually been bringing in late first round players. Why would they choose Mitchell Robinson who hasn’t played organized basketball in a year.

  2. Philly Fan

    Weren’t Frank Jackson and D.J.Wilson promised to be taken by Utah last year only for the Jazz to take Mitchell and Bradley? Promises mean little since trades can happen and different players than expected can become available

    • Luckylefty2

      Yea exaclty you can’t be so sure because anything can happen on draft night plus this is a business.

  3. bdallen714

    Unless this is a way to get prospects they really want to fall to them…..

  4. x%sure

    Robinson could go earlier than 25 easily. Seems like he could go for higher and show up at the combine. Well who knows with this guy.

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