Last Tuesdays Draft Lottery helped give a better idea of what this NBA offseason will look like for the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls had high hopes of landing one of the first two picks in the 2019 draft but, unfortunately, the ping pong balls did not bounce their way as they were projected to grab the fourth slot. However, they found themselves with the seventh overall selection. That’s an unfortunate fall when you look at what Chicago is missing out on, one Zion Williamson and one Ja Morant. Either player would have been a key piece in a rebuild that has been marginally successful but is trending in the right direction. Continue reading →
After jumping from Number 8 to Number 2 in the draft lottery, the Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly zeroing in on guard Ja Morant with the second overall draft pick. With the Grizzlies eyeing Morant, it could mark the end of 12 year veteran guard Mike Conley‘s career in Memphis. To clear up more playing time for the rookie point guard, and possibly tank for next year’s draft class, there’s a great chance the Grizzlies will entertain talks for the veteran guard this summer.
As expected, the Miami Heat remained with the 13th pick in what was a wild draft lottery. Once the lottery ended, multiple sites immediately updated their mock drafts. A name that’s been linked to the Heat on most mock drafts: University of Southern California’s Kevin Porter Jr. Continue reading →
The 2019 NBA Draft is furiously approaching as the playoffs wind down to the cream of the crop in the league. It emulates from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night June 20th. The annual Draft Lottery kicks it all off on Tuesday, May 14 which will fortify the top fourteen picks at the top. The combine also begins on the 14th and the withdrawal deadline for underclassmen is set for June 10th.
As we get closer to the NBA Draft, we begin to near the end of the college careers of many of the best players across the country. Bol Bol has already declared for the draft, Zion Williamson has played his last game before his NBA journey begins, and Ja Morant is all but guaranteed to become the first top-five pick the Ohio Valley Conference has produced since Jim Baechtold, all the way back in 1952, in a few months’ time. But I’m not interested in talking about those players, at least not in this segment. Continue reading →
North Carolina is ranked 1st in the Midwest Region. They have an overall record of 28-6 and a 16-2 conference record. Coby White and Luke Maye have been a big part of North Carolina’s success this season.