As Draft Night dawns (so sue us), is Sacramento moving towards Marvin Bagley?
The veteran reporter cautions that the Kings could still go for Euro phenom Luka Doncic and they’ve also been tempted by Michael Porter (Greg Oden nods). So we’ll see how that pans out.
Worth remembering: if Sacto does go for Bagley, he’ll team up with fellow former Blue Devil Harry Giles. Giles spent this past season rehabbing but the buzz out of Sacramento has been somewhere between glee and awe.
Is Memphis hot for Wendell Carter? Sounds like it.
Grayson Allen is now seen as a first-round draft pick but things can still change.
In Beantown, Trader Danny Ainge is supposedly trying to get into the Top Ten. Who could he be after?
Probably depends on how high he can get. No one has suggested Phoenix is interested in trading the #1 pick but if you put enough on the table, who knows?
Boston’s big need is probably a big, so that would probably mean Ayton, Bagley, Mohamed Bamba or Wendell Carter. Bamba would give them a great shot blocker, which in Boston really means something.
Special note here: NBADraft.net has zoomed BC’s Jerome Robinson all the way up to the #13 pick. Seriously? That’s an astonishing rise.
SI sees it as Ayton, Bagley and then Atlanta with a conundrum. The Hawks are apparently not sold on Doncic but just behind them, Memphis and Dallas are really keen on him, so that could get interesting fast (or Ainge might be fixated on him too for all we know).
Meanwhile, Jonathan Givony says the Knicks are trying engineer a traded with Memphis, perhaps with an eye on Bamba.
Speaking of Bamba, here’s a startling fact: no New Yorker has gone in the Top Five in the draft in 19 years. How can that be?
And over on the boards, the annual DBR Mock Draft has concluded.
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