NBA Draft Combine starts off without the stars

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Durant, however, doesn't take issue with the combine itself, and feels it's fine for players who are trying to navigate their way into the first round. It's hard to see how the projected second-round pick would fit in on the Suns with restricted free agent Alan Williams occupying the spot Bell would likely take on the team, but there's no doubt he's a player worth taking a chance on in round two.

Many Texas fans thought Isaiah Taylor should've stayed in school one more year. "All the strength coaches were laughing at me and s--". He didn't do great in the vertical leap or sprint even though he was known for his superior athleticism.

ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, the former St. John's coach who specializes in the NBA Draft, projected Mika to be taken in the second round earlier this week. Odd strategy in my opinion, but good that the Mavs can't go too far down the line. The Portland Trail Blazers had likely already made up their mind about taking Greg Oden first overall.

But the combine isn't quite the star-studded showcase it used to be. If you're Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball or Jayson Tatum this year and are lock top five picks, what do you gain showing up to the combine? "If I had played another minute or two before I got that off, it would have went in".

So, assuming the Bulls stay at No. 16, which players might still be on the board when they're on the clock?

DraftExpress.com has six Big 12 players listed in its two-round mock draft.

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Durant's point is sound. "For the guys, if you think there's anything here that would hurt you, don't come". "If you think there's anything here that would help you, come". Play one-on-one and 5-on-5 and that's how you really see who the best basketball players are. If it doesn't help you playing then don't play. After the Orlando Magic won the lottery in 1993, despite only having a 1 out of 66 chance to get the first pick, the National Basketball Association changed the odds even more and began the system in place today.

"Now (players aren't attending), but back then, every player was there. It's not the way it is for these kids".

"One of my friends, Bobby Portis, he's a real good player", Rabb said. Did I tell him, try to put your nose on the rim and let them see it? Now, he could be a none-and-done prospect through the same loophole as last year's draft pick Thon Maker. But he doesn't understand missing it entirely.

The NBA draft combine is underway in Chicago, giving teams a chance to measure players' physical attributes and skills against other top prospects.

"They're also getting the interview guys, where they wouldn't", Calipari said. And players looking to move up in the draft or into it are getting a showcase.

"I think I can shoot it a lot better than I've shown, or had the ability to show", Collins said. "Every time we have a combine, they look at ways to improve it". "Just being more vocal with the guys, just always communicating with them and also leading by example".

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