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Northwest Notes: Blazers’ Draft Options, Wolves’ Workouts, Adelman

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He examines several mock drafts and notes they have varied widely on Portland's selections since last month's lottery. … With the draft just two weeks away, there's no consensus on which players the Trail Blazers might land with the seventh and 14th picks, writes Sean Highkin of Rose Garden Report.

Draft Notes: Fit Vs. Value, International Prospects, Top PGs, More

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In their latest mock draft for ESPN.com (Insider link), Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo provide two paths -- Givony makes each pick based on the team's biggest need, while Woo chooses the player who would be the best value at that spot. … 1, Givony has the Hawks taking Donovan Clingan, arguing that one of the league's worst defenses would benefit from adding the draft's best rim protector, while Woo views Zaccharie Risacher as the choice for Atlanta, since both he and Givony have the French forward ranked as the best prospect in this year's draft class.

Risacher, Sarr, Clingan, Nine Others Receive Green Room Invitations

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All of those players are projected lottery picks, according to ESPN's latest mock draft. … Zaccharie Risacher and Alexandre Sarr, the projected top two picks in the draft, were among 12 players who received green room invites on Tuesday, Jonathan Givony of ESPN reports.

Southwest Notes: Rockets, Clingan, Castle, Grizzlies

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3 in several mock drafts, but Iko isn't convinced that he's the best choice. … According to Iko, the Spurs' perfect draft would include UConn guard Stephon Castle as No.

Northwest Notes: Giddey, Malone, Nuggets’ Draft, Wolves

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Bennett Durando of The Denver Post offers his insight into players the Nuggets are projected to take in various mock drafts if they hold onto their first-round pick. … Vecenie notes that Washington general manager Will Dawkins, a former Oklahoma City executive, was heavily involved in the process when the Thunder drafted Giddey with the sixth pick in 2021.

Draft Rumors: Risacher, Buzelis, Salaun, Carter

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1 pick in the latest mock drafts from Yahoo Sports, ESPN and The Ringer. … Zaccharie Risacher could be the first selection in this year's draft, but most American fans aren't familiar with the French forward's game.

Draft Notes: Sarr, Risacher, Clingan, Withdrawals

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Alexandre Sarr holds the top spot in the latest mock draft from Sam Vecenie of The Athletic, but he cautions that the Hawks are a long way from deciding what they're going to do with the No. … 2 in Vecenie's mock draft, helped to solidify his status with a strong performance in the French League playoffs, averaging 15.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

Draft Rumors: Grizzlies, Rockets, Bridges, Hawks, Carter, Furphy, Nunez

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11 in his latest mock draft. … The Grizzlies are exploring the possibility of trading up in the 2024 NBA draft and have talked to the Rockets about the No.

Southeast Notes: Keefe, Suggs, Adebayo, Hornets’ Draft

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In his Hornets-themed mock draft, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer has the team selecting Connecticut guard Stephon Castle at No.

Draft Notes: 2024 Mocks, Withdrawals, Sheppard, Traore

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Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo of ESPN (Insider link) recently published a new 2024 mock draft that features lots of interesting information. … According to Givony, rival teams think the Trail Blazers, Grizzlies and Bulls have interest in moving up in the draft -- possibly to No.

Scotto’s Latest: Wizards, DeRozan, Hunter, Jazz, Magic, Thunder, More

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Those prospects sit atop most 2024 big boards and mock drafts, so Washington may not actually get to "choose between" the two, given that one of them will likely be selected at No. … After using a lottery pick last year to add Bilal Coulibaly, the Wizards may draft another Frenchman early in the 2024 event, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, who hears from league sources that the team expects to choose between big man Alexandre Sarr and forward Zaccharie Risacher.

Draft Notes: Omier, Roach, Shulga, Diarra, Warrick, More

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ESPN's Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo (Insider link) have published their post-combine mock draft, with Alexandre Sarr and Zaccharie Risacher in the top two spots, followed by Kentucky teammates Reed Sheppard and Rob Dillingham at No. … After spending their senior years at Miami and Duke, respectively, forward Norchad Omier and guard Jeremy Roach entered the 2024 NBA draft pool this spring.

Draft Notes: Clingan, Risers, Buzelis, Withdrawals

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The "buzz and excitement" surrounding former UConn center Donovan Clingan seems to be growing, Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report writes in a post-combine update of his 2024 mock draft. … 13) are among the other notable lottery risers in Wasserman's latest mock draft, while Matas Buzelis slipped from No.

2024 NBA Offseason Preview: Utah Jazz

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A guard like Stephon Castle is one possibility -- ESPN has Castle going to Utah in its most recent mock draft, observing that his potential as a play-maker and versatile perimeter defender would make him a good fit next to smaller, offensive-minded guards like some on the Jazz's roster. … Continuing to build incrementally through the draft and stockpile assets by trading non-star veterans is one option.

Texas Notes: Sheppard, Knecht, Kentucky, Doncic, Game 5

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A fresh mock draft from Nick Moyle of The San Antonio Express-News sees San Antonio adding a pair of talented shooters by selecting Kentucky combo guard Reed Sheppard and Tennessee swingman Dalton Knecht. … 8) of this year's NBA draft.

Draft Notes: Combine, Mocks, Holland, Trade Rumors, Osobor

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Wasserman, Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer, and Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo of ESPN.com updated their 2024 mock drafts following the conclusion of Sunday's lottery to reflect the new order. … As Chase Hughes of Monumental Sports Network tweets, prospects whose international teams' seasons haven't ended are permitted to miss the combine, but those players - including Zaccharie Risacher of JL Bourg and Nikola Topic (Crvena Zvezda) - will be required to complete "pre-draft activities" at a later date.

Draft Notes: Lottery, Williams, Sarr, Holland, Sheppard, Shannon

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O'Connor also published a new mock draft, which has UConn's Clingan coming off the board at No. … This year's draft lottery isn't nearly as highly anticipated as the 2023 event that determined which team would get the opportunity to select generational prospect Victor Wembanyama.

Draft Notes: G League Elite Camp, Carrington, Edwards, George

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27 in HoopsHype's latest aggregate mock draft. … The 45-player list is made up of some of the top prospects who didn't earn invites to next week's draft combine, though the standout performers at the Elite Camp will be invited to stick around for the combine.

Draft Notes: Wells, J. Davis, Armstrong, Castle, 2024 Class

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Michael Scotto of HoopsHype has updated the site's aggregate mock draft for 2024, speaking to a few sources about specific prospects and the draft class as a whole. … After initially being invited to the G League Elite Camp, Washington State shooting guard Jaylen Wells has now been added to the list of invitees for the NBA's draft combine, reports Jonathan Givony of ESPN (Twitter link).

Colorado’s Cody Williams Entering 2024 NBA Draft

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2 in ESPN's mock draft in February. … 10 on ESPN's big board, is declaring for the 2024 NBA Draft, he told Adrian Wojnarowski and Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Draft Notes: Furphy, Beekman, More Early Entrants, NTX Combine

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Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo have updated their mock draft at ESPN (Insider link). … Following a promising freshman season at Kansas, Jayhawks wing Johnny Furphy has announced that he'll enter the 2024 NBA draft while retaining his NCAA eligibility (Twitter link).

Draft Notes: Shead, Bona, K. Jones, Mock

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Krysten Peek of Yahoo Sports recently released her latest mock draft for 2024, with some noteworthy differences compared to ESPN's rankings. … Houston senior Jamal Shead is entering the 2024 NBA draft and forgoing his final year of college eligibility, he told Chancellor Johnson of KPRC 2.

Draft Notes: Brazile, Bradshaw, Traore, More Early Entrants

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Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report has updated his 2024 mock draft following the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament. … Brazile tells Jonathan Givony of ESPN that he has decided to forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2024 NBA draft.

And-Ones: West, MVP Race, All-NBA, Comanche

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Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is the runaway winner in the latest MVP straw poll conducted by Tim Bontemps of ESPN, earning 85 of 100 first-place votes from the media members who submitted mock ballots.

And-Ones: Clingan, Knecht, Sears, Gambling

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In the latest ESPN mock draft, Jeremy Woo and Jonathan Givony list Clingan as the No. … UConn center Donovan Clingan is zooming up the draft boards after his dominant performances in the NCAA Tournament.

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