Getting swept at home in four games by the Reds – which had not happened since the days of the Big Red Machine in the mid-70s – sent out huge warning flags. And they cannot afford to get this one wrong. "There's a lot of really good young players in this draft," Nelson said. "We're going to take the best guy, pull the trigger and not look back. The mystery man of the 2018 NBA draft, the kid who was targeted as the best player in this draft class until back surgery last year still figures as the biggest gamble in this draft.
I took a step back. Mo Bamba is working out with @DrewHanlen in LA and appears to have made some adjustments to his shooting mechanics. If Porter isn’t long gone when the Hornets pick 11th, it will probably be about his medical projection. The Bulls didn’t tank well enough, which is why they have the seventh pick in the draft. Porter planned to meet with 13 teams while at the combine, but not the Bulls.
Bamba needs to work on his offensive game. Spellman also had a breakout March, and put himself on the NBA radar. If Nevada finds a way to get all three back, this is a legitimate preseason top-10 team. If everyone comes back, Alford will have enough talent to make noise in the Pac-12. Burns , who was an ESPN 60 prospect in 2019, and has been involved with former North Carolina guard Jalek Felton. Nick Ward , Michigan State: It was an up-and-down season for Ward, but Tom Izzo will need him in an expanded role next season after the departures of Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr. .