Nba Mock Draft

15 Jul 19
Sports Daily Tips

8:44 AM ET Amar Sylla, ranked No. 23 in the ESPN 2020 mock draft, has signed a three-year contract with NBA out clauses with Belgian league champions BC Oostende, his agent Arturo Ortega told ESPN. “I think this is the best step for me at this stage of my career,” Sylla told ESPN. “I’ve been […]

14 Jul 19
Stevie Cozens - Sports Journalist

This July I was lucky enough to be selected for the Sports Business Classroom at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. When I heard about this program a year ago on the Dunc’d on Podcast, I decided I would do whatever it took to get there. The second I got the magic email from […]

14 Jul 19
LEAGUE ALERTS

  This offseason was by far the most unpredictable in recent memory. LeBron James worked his magic and got Anthony Davis to the Lakers. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving teamed up in Brooklyn with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George doing the same on the Clippers. Jimmy Butler found his new home in South Beach, and […]

14 Jul 19
Warriors Wire

Jordan Poole feels he has to prove himself as one of the newest members of the Golden State Warriors. Keeping the mindset of an underdog gives him the edge to do just that.

14 Jul 19
Sport analysis with Ben Skinner

(Image courtesy of Clutch Points). No trades! This is based on my big board found here. I wrote this prior to the draft, but am publishing afterwards. I can’t be bothered doing the rest of the second round – besides, any player worth $5 mil or less (who would be taken in the mid to […]

13 Jul 19
Habitual Hoops

Your new source for basketball hot-takes, opinions, stories, and other great content. Welcome to Habitual Hoops! My name is Joshua Boyle. I am a first year college student, and I love the NBA. Unfortunately, some of us are extremely slow with small verts and no handles, so we have to do something other than going […]

13 Jul 19
Boston Herald
LAS VEGAS – Grant Williams walked through Building 9 at NASA for the first time when he was 6 years old. His mother, Teresa, showed the way through the broad expanse of mock-ups, all designed for the international space station. They walked through modules, and Williams’ imagination was on fire. His questions were on a loop. “We did our first launch 20 years ago, and each part of the build is in this mock-up area,” said Teresa, who has been a NASA engineer for the past 22 years. “He’d talk to scientists and ask them questions.” He met astronaut Stephanie Wilson, the second African-American woman to go into space, and went into interrogatory overdrive. As it seems to Teresa now, this hunger to learn dictates every aspect of Grant’s life. He learned piano from his grandfather, a self-taught jazz musician and retired high school vice principal who played jazz and ragtime as his grandsons were waking up. He attended two art schools during his high school years, sang in chorus, and just couldn’t resist his real passion, basketball. He chose Tennessee despite courtships from Yale and Harvard, giving the family a momentary jolt, attended the Haslam School of Business, and completed his bachelor’s degree in supply chain management in three years. But in this very busy, young life, there is nothing like the work he has put into reaching the NBA, or hitting those back-to-back 3-pointers in the third quarter of the Celtics’ summer league win against Memphis Thursday night. “Look at what he’s doing there. They didn’t think he could do that,” said Teresa, pointing down from her place in the stands at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center. “You read that they questioned that. But from April 29 to the draft, that’s what he went and worked on. You want me to get three points? He did it. He didn’t have the opportunity — that was not his role at Tennessee. He was not asked to do that. He does what he has to do, and he balances it with the church. He’s been doing that all his life. I can’t believe he’s done it twice in a row. He took time, and his hard work is paying off.” GOAL REALIZED Williams was 4-for-5 on 3-pointers in that game and doesn’t understand the fuss. “I’ve been able to shoot it, never been an issue,” said Williams, selected by the Celtics with the 22nd pick in last month’s NBA draft. “Been working on it for a while. The summer has been defense and 3-point shooting. I don’t pay much attention to the criticism. I have a great understanding of the person I am.” He’s had a whiteboard, for instance, since he first arrived at Tennessee. Teresa had suggested Grant compose a list of seven different goals or plans, and he drew them all out on the whiteboard. An NBA career is thought to be at the top of the list, but Teresa isn’t sure. “He won’t tell me what’s on the board,” she said. “He’s kept it pretty close to his vest, hasn’t really shared it with anyone. I know two — one to get his college degree in three years, and I know for a fact that’s a check.” The other, of course, is the NBA, and Williams has tackled this new step as he always has, as the most outward person in the room. Upon arrival at Tennessee, he didn’t merely volunteer. He requested that he lead the hosting effort for new recruits. “That’s my personality,” Williams said. “I’m welcoming, a well-spoken nice guy, and I like to meet other people and see how they feel about life.” Games always were a big part of growing up in his grandfather’s house in Charlotte, N.C., and he came equipped to the Celtics, calling fellow rookies on the first day and trying to arrange some gamer activity. “He’s a strategic person so also a family person. He has Christian beliefs,” Teresa said. “When my mother was growing up, no matter what you did on Saturday night, you found your way into the house of the Lord on Sunday. Grant knows whatever you’re doing has an outcome, and when he landed he wanted to get to know each of his fellow draftees.” ARTISTIC SIDE Otto Johnson, now 83, wanted to handle the ball like Bob Cousy and was, at 6-foot-3, considered a big guard in the spring of 1951. That’s when his  West Charlotte High School boys team came up against Sam Jones in a state tournament game. Jones hit the buzzer beater with a long jumper, giving Laurinburg the win. But the future Celtics legend didn’t bank this one. Otto remembers the shot as a high-arcing swish. Otto grew to love Boston in another way, too. He was stationed with the army in Fort Bragg, N.C., and sometimes drove a friend up to Boston to visit his girlfriend in Roxbury. Otto would check into the YMCA on Huntington Avenue and walk down the street to the Berklee College of Music. At one point he sat in with Charlie Mariano, the onetime Charles Mingus sideman on alto and soprano sax, who was on the Berklee faculty. “What I require is that everybody, I teach them music,” Otto said. “The whole time he was at Tennessee I taught him music – theory and practice. You have to learn chromatic harmony. I’d wake them up in the morning playing Take Five.”
12 Jul 19
USA TODAY High School Sports

North Carolina freshman Armando Bacot knows what it takes to win Peach Jam and offered pointers.

12 Jul 19
TMan's Sports/Sci-Fi Site

Today in Sports Stuff: -Thunder, Rockets swap superstar point guards and picks -Early 2019 College Football Top 10 teams -2020 Top 10 NFL Mock Draft Let’s begin with ANOTHER huge NBA trade! AD, Mike Conley, and Paul George have all been dealt, but now another superstar player has been moved. Around 8:30 last night, Adrian […]

11 Jul 19
The Sports Daily

With the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League set to end next Monday, it is a great time to see how the local players are doing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each summer, we see an influx of basketball players, who either went to school in the Philadelphia area or grew up in the city or […]

11 Jul 19
NYDaily.news

David Dow/Getty Images Projected as an early second-round pick on Bleacher Report’s final mock draft, Terence Davis wound up undrafted. It was one of the surprises during an unpredictable night. The lack of interest seemed even more puzzling after his first …

11 Jul 19
Nachrichten Welt

Cliff Alexander dachte, er sei 2014 auf dem Weg zum NBA-Star. Als drittplatzierter Kandidat in der Rekrutierungsklasse 2014 von ESPN und als All-American von McDonald's engagierte sich Alexander für Kansas und trainierte die Top-10-Rekrutierungsklasse von Bill Self. Anfang 2015 hatten ihn NBA-Mock-Drafts unter die Top-10 gewählt. Viele…

10 Jul 19
Nachrichten Welt

Cliff Alexander dachte, er sei 2014 auf dem Weg zum NBA-Star. Als drittplatzierter Kandidat in der Rekrutierungsklasse 2014 von ESPN und als All-American von McDonald's engagierte sich Alexander für Kansas und trainierte die Top-10-Rekrutierungsklasse von Bill Self. Anfang 2015 hatten ihn NBA-Mock-Drafts unter die Top-10 gewählt. Viele…

08 Jul 19
Detroit Sports Nation

Let me preface this writing by saying that nothing you are about to read is anything more than JUST my own personal opinion. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last couple of days, you’ve surely heard by now that the Detroit Pistons have been linked (quite heavily in some cases) to Oklahoma City Thunder point […]

06 Jul 19

SDWJR BLOG

BLAKE GRIFFINTo Kawhi LeonardL.A. AIN’T ALL GRAVY 646 21 7/6/2019 8:41 AM PT Play video content LEVEL PLAYING FIELD TMZSports.com Blake Griffin thinks Kawhi Leonard choosing the Clippers is “good for basketball” … but warns the superstar that L.A. definitely has it’s ups and downs! Griffin would know … he spent 8 seasons with the […]

06 Jul 19
TODAY NEWS

The NBA draft lottery came and went on Tuesday, as did…