Draft Notes: Hart, Hayes, Nnaji, Mamukelashvili

Fresno State guard Niven Hart has decided to keep his name in the 2020 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility and going pro, he announced on Twitter.

Hart, who was a freshman in 2019/20, put up modest numbers in his first and only college season, averaging 8.7 PPG and 2.5 RPG in 26 games (17.7 MPG) off the bench for the Bulldogs. He did show some consistency from beyond the arc, knocking down 39.8% of his three-point attempts. However, he doesn’t appear on experts’ big boards for 2020, making him a long shot to be drafted.

Here are a few more draft-related updates:

  • Appearing on the Envergure podcast (French video link), agent Yann Balikouzou indicated that his client Killian Hayes will interview with the Timberwolves and Warriors, but doesn’t expect to talk to the Cavaliers, since they’re unlikely to draft a guard (hat tip to Darren Wolfson).
  • Arizona forward Zeke Nnaji had an interview with the Rockets and is meeting with the Warriors this week, tweets Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News.
  • Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com passes along updates on a pair of draft prospects, writing that Seton Hall forward Sandro Mamukelashvili has met with nearly 20 NBA teams, including the Knicks, and tweeting that Louisville big man Steven Enoch has interviewed with 23 teams, including the Nets and Knicks. Mamukelashvili, who is still testing the draft waters, remains undecided about his plans for 2020/21, Zagoria notes.
  • Ethan Strauss of The Athletic takes an early look at the top wings in the 2021 draft class, starting with Oklahoma State commit Cade Cunningham and G League prospect Jalen Green.
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8 thoughts on “Draft Notes: Hart, Hayes, Nnaji, Mamukelashvili

  1. Sillivan

    Zeke Nnaji interviewed with Rockets and Warriors ?一
    Why ?

    Have a trade in place around 25th pick?

  2. Sillivan

    I understand Killian interviewed with Warriors

    Why does Killian interview with Wolves but not Cavs?

    • x%sure

      Cavs could take a tall distributing PG, you see it on mocks.
      I don’t get that report

  3. KnickerbockerAl

    Hayes is nice talent. But he is 2-3 yrs away from real mins. Got great size and skill set for PG. Best place for him would be Pistons. They need to go full rebuild. Here there would be no pressure. Im Pistons and draft Hayes. I move Rose and Griffin by deadline. Next yr draft is loaded.

  4. Sillivan

    If Knicks interview Killian, LaVar gets mad with his friend World Wide Wes

    However Knicks have no time on draft, trade or free agents,they spend more time on coach

  5. Sillivan

    The best comparison of Killian would be Dragic

    3 pointers
    Ball 25%
    Killian 39%

    Free Throw
    Ball 72%
    Killian 91%

    • Sillivan

      A trade in place, I guess

      Warriors draft Ball and trade him to Knicks for Killian and 25th pick Zeke Nnaji

      • twolvesaremynightmare

        If the warriors left this shity draft with Hayes and Zeke they win!

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