The NBA Draft is less than two months away, and there are still plenty of questions about who will leave the board first.
LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman became the top three picks in the draft, but there’s a chance the Timberwolves won’t keep their top spot overall. According to Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman, Minnesota are considering narrowing their pick, but would have to draft Ball if he retains his first selection.A Western Conference leader told Wasserman the Timberwolves were “confused” and were not yet certain of a player. The team are under pressure after “missing last year by trading for Jarrett Culver”.The project does not take place until November 18, so Minnesota still has plenty of time to make a decision.
Until then, several players in the draft group will speak to the media this week via Zoom. Ball was among a handful of players to join the calls on Monday.
Check out the latest news and rumors around the NBA:
- The Clippers parted ways with coach Doc Rivers after seven seasons. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
- The Pelicans and 76ers have reached out to Doc Rivers about their respective coaching vacations. (Marc Spears, The undefeated)
- Nuggets forward Jerami Grant is expected to retire from his player option. He is expected to earn $ 9.3million in 2021 if he opts for the final year of his current contract, but he could make more money elsewhere after his playoff performance. (Mike Singer, The Denver Post)
- The Warriors, who have the second overall pick, aren’t likely to take Anthony Edwards if he’s still on the board. The teams are said to be “worried about Edwards’ will and his enthusiasm to win.” (Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report)
- LaMelo Ball disagrees with his father LaVar’s assessment that he wouldn’t be a good fit for the Warriors. “My old man, he’s his own man. He has his opinions, I have mine. Like I said, I feel like I can play for any team. Anywhere is a good choice, ”said LaMelo Ball. (Anthony Slater, Athletic)
- Killian Hayes spoke to the Warriors, and his agent told him he could go anywhere from # 2-no. 10. (Anthony Slater, Athletic)
- Hayes also said he had not spoken with the Timberwolves. (James L. Edwards III, Athletic)