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Shawn Dawson    F  Player

 

 

Shawn Dawson will reportedly play for the Rockets' summer league team. Dawson tried to make his way onto an NBA squad via the summer league route last year but ended up getting waived during training camp. The Rockets already have a lot of depth in their backcourt, so Dawson will really need to impress during summer league to earn himself a camp invite.

Marc Stein on Twitter

Jun 25 - 5:15 PM

Jaron Blossomgame    F  Player

 

 

With the penultimate pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Spurs selected Clemson F Jaron Blossomgame. This was San Antonio's second pick of the night, after taking Derrick at No. 29. Blossomgame is almost 24 years old, having played four years in college, so he comes to the Spurs as a relatively NBA-ready prospect despite nearly falling out of the draft. Unless injuries ravage the lineup, we're not expecting to see him in the rotation this season.

Jun 23 - 12:20 AM

Jawun Evans    G  Player

 

 

The Clippers used the No. 39 pick, via Philadelphia, to select Oklahoma St. PG Jawun Evans on Thursday. L.A. traded for the rights to Evans, a 6'1" guard who averaged 19.0 points, 6.5 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals last season. He's just 6’1" and he posted a poor 33.5-inch max vertical at the combine, but he thrives in pick-and-roll sets and plays a controlled game. It’s possible he’s the latest undersized guy to get minutes, especially since the Clippers aren't overflowing with backcourt depth.

Jun 22 - 11:29 PM

Jordan Bell    F  Player

 

 

The Warriors will acquire the 38th pick from the Bulls to select Jordan Bell. The Warriors really are light years ahead and once again they pick up a great player in the second round -- they did the same with Pat McCaw. Not many players helped themselves in the NCAA tournament like Jordan Bell. In the five games, Bell averaged 12.6 points, 13.2 boards, 3.0 blocks and 0.8 steals before falling to North Carolina in the Final Four. Bell is all motor and will have to continue to outwork his fellow power forwards. He’s only 6’9" with a 6’11" wingspan, but he has some bounce with his 38-inch max vert.

Jun 22 - 11:26 PM

Wesley Iwundu    G  Player

 

 

Wesley Iwundu may have risen to early second round, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. The four-year Kansas State guard had a fantastic season last year with his 13.0 points per game. We've seen a lot of contending teams make a move to buy a second-round pick to get a guy who may be slightly NBA ready, so that may be the case here -- think Patrick McCaw last year.

Sam Amick on Twitter

Jun 22 - 4:51 PM

De'Aaron Fox    G  Player

 

 

If Jimmy Butler is traded, the Bulls are expected to target De'Aaron Fox or Josh Jackson, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. While Johnson is one of the most plugged-in reporters on the beat in the entire league, this isn't a surprise as the Bulls have been linked to both for a couple weeks. If the Bulls could pull a Butler deal off, they may have to trade into the top five to get either of these guys -- Fox doesn't seem like he'll be going past five while Jackson could slide after that if he doesn't go .

K.C. Johnson on Twitter

Jun 22 - 4:40 PM

Harry Giles    F  Player

 

 

Multiple NBA teams said Harry Giles' medical info was more favorable than they anticipated, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. This is good news for a player with perhaps more injury red flags than any other prospect. Giles has torn both his ACLs in his playing career and he also hurt his knee again last year at Duke. There is some talk of him going in the top 10 for his upside, so this news may help him go in the lottery.

ESPN.com

Jun 22 - 3:10 PM

Josh Hart    G  Player

 

 

The Knicks are interested in Josh Hart and may try to move up to take him later in the draft, according to Ian Begley of ESPN NY. There were not many better NCAA players last year, but Hart being a four-year Villanova guy hurts his draft stock. The shooting guard is also a little undersized at 6'5", but there's some hope he can transition to more of a combo guard. He could be drafted towards the end of the first round or early in the second round.

Ian Begley on Twitter

Jun 22 - 12:46 PM

Harry Giles    F  Player

 

 

ESPN's Chad Ford said that the Kings will consider Harry Giles with the 10th pick in the draft. Once considered one of the top prospects in this class, Giles' value has taken a hit due to concerns about his knee -- he's had two ACL tears since 2013. He was also pretty underwhelming as a freshman at Duke, but it's safe to say he wasn't 100 percent healthy at the time either. He's 6'11" with a 9'1"standing reach and great athleticism, so it's easy to see why teams like his long-term potential. In addition to the Kings, Ford adds that the Blazers have strong interest at 15 and 20, the Pacers like him at 18 and the Thunder at 21.

ESPN

Jun 22 - 11:57 AM

Josh Jackson    F  Player

 

 

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, there is a "tremendous appetite" around the NBA to trade into the top four to select Josh Jackson. While Jackson could be an option for the Lakers (No. 2) and Celtics (No. 3), it's sounding more and more like he could fall to No. 4 or No. 5 (that should be his floor). Woj has already reported that the Knicks (No. 8 pick) are intrigued by Jackson and would be willing to trade Kristaps Porzingis if they could move up and take the Kansas product, but it's not clear what other teams are also looking to move into the top four.
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