Philadelphia 76ers will work out multiple top prospects
The Philadelphia 76ers plan to work out several top prospects in preparation to pick first in the 2016 NBA draft, expanding its options beyond the two players everyone is talking about. Ex-Duke forward Brandon Ingram and ex-Louisiana State forward Ben Simmons are widely projected to be the top two picks in this year’s draft. So much so that many would consider it cavalier for new Sixers president and general manager Bryan Colangelo to select another prospect. Even so, several sources told The Undefeated that Philadelphia expects to also work out ex-California forward Jaylen Brown, ex-Providence point guard Kris Dunn and ex-Kentucky combo guard Jamal Murray. The Sixers are also considering offering workout invitations to ex-Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield and Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv forward Dragan Bender, too.. . . . . MORE
Ioannis Bourousis, MVP of Spain's Endesa League 2015-16
Ioannis Bourousis, of Laboral Kutxa Baskonia is the MVP of the Endesa League 2015-16, winning clearly in the voting conducted among fans, media, players and coaches of the clubs in the competition. The Greek power forward obtained a total of 80 points out of 100 possible, adding the maximum vote of Media and players and coaches, and only giving way to fourth place with the fans.
These 80 points allowed him to overcome and nearly double second in the voting, power forward from Valencia Basket Club Justin Hamilton, who had 45 points. The third in the vote was for Real Madrid power forward Gustavo Ayon, who had 33 points. . . . .
Defeat for Hapoel Tel Aviv despite Robinson’s 46 points
Although Nate Robinson scored no less than 46 points in his first overseas playoffs game, Hapoel Tel Aviv succumbed against Hapoel Jerusalem, 97 – 99 in overtime.
With his no less than epic efforts, the “Krypto-Nate” forced the extra period, but in the end, Hapoel Jerusalem won the day. The 46 points (shooting with 15/22 from the field, with 7/10 three-pointers) he dropped are the most in a playoffs game since Israeli basketball legend Doron Jamchy recorded 51 in 1985!
Eli Holman was the hero in the end for the winners since with a put-back basket, he helped the hosts make it 1-0 in the quarterfinal series against their opponents. Earl Rowland was the top scorer for the team from Tel Aviv with 16 points.
Forecasting the early entrant decisions after the 2016 NBA Draft Combine
At the NBA Draft Combine this season, there were 16 players who declared for the draft but have not hired an agent, giving them the opportunity to decide to return to school by May 25.
Some of those players are much better prospects than others, and have already decided to keep their name in the draft. Others have already decided to return to school. But a majority of these players still have not made a final call yet.
Here is a quick rundown on all 16 of those players. It discusses how they performed at the combine, what we know about their intentions, and whether or not they're likely to stay or go.
The NBA’s Draft lottery is Tuesday night in Brooklyn. The 14 teams that didn’t make the playoffs — well, except the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, both of whom traded away their picks — will have representatives on hand hoping to land a spot to draft Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram in the top two spots (because there is a drop off after those two). Below is everything you need to know for the evening.
What are the lottery odds? Here you go: