A look at the latest buzz on draft day, six days before free agency hits.
has . Will he be heading home to Texas and play for the ?According to , the Rockets are looking to trade the 18th pick to make cap space for Aldridge and .Frank Kaminsky is moving up draft boards according to . The Hornets are interested in picking iola has defended Fernandinho after the makeshift centre-back struggled in victory at Everton.Fernandinho looked vulnerable at times against Everton, particularly when the Toffees took the aerial route to the City box.”We don’t have any other optionshim but he may be drafted before they get a chance to pick. is reporting that the “Kings’ internal dismay” is mainly coming from Vlade Divac. says the Lakers are leaning towards drafting Jahlil Okafor with the No. 2 pick.Oklahoma City Thunder
got ! Jeremy Lamb is now on the Hornets and Ridnour is on the Thunder.
By causing rumors about , George Karl has “” Kings owner Vivek Ranadive. Cousins meanwhile, is keeping his .
Kristaps Porzingis knows how to .
According to , the Hornets are targeting Devin Booker with the ninth pick.
is reporting that the Knicks are trying to trade their No. 4 pick to move down in the lottery.
doesn’t see the Lakers trading .
There are “” about the Celtics trading Marcus Smart for a top lottery pick.
Utah could ‘s return. Exciting!
Los Angeles Lakers
The . Wonder if Jahlil Okafor slips to the Knicks in this scenario.
New York Knicks
New York could basically do anything, . Kristaps Porzingis, Frank Kaminsky, Trey Lyles are all in play, with Emmanuel Mudiay reportedly “hovering.”
Luke Ridnour is the new . , .
The “hottest name right now,” ? Kaminsky! Ford adds, “Frank the Tank’s on fire!”Ford reported in his latest mock draft that teams think Kevon Looney could miss the entire season because of a hip injury. , Todd Ramsar, who said he had no idea where that came from. to get him to the Pistons, . Guess who represents Hezonja, and guess where he will start working on Aug. 3.Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz Paul Millsap. Why? . The Jazz have also placed Trey Burke on the trading block according to .
After , the Grizzlies are still trying to wheel and deal. that the Grizzlies are interested in acquiring Danilo Gallinari from the Denver Nuggets.
. A source close to him that there’s a 99.9 percent chance he’s leaving. Guess he won’t be the . The Spurs reportedly top his list, with the , Lakers, Knicks, and even the (imagine a Kevin Love-Aldridge switcheroo!) in the mix. that San Antonio and Dallas remain his top choices.
. They’re trying to trade today, , so they can chase Aldridge and Love.Houston’s No. 18 pick is also “very available,” .Memphis Grizzlies
We have our first trade of the day. The Grizzlies acquired Luke Ridnour from the on Wednesday, and now he’s headed to the Hornets in exchange for Matt Barnes, .
Charlotte will likely waive Ridnour’s non-guaranteed deal, but Barnes is expected to stay in Memphis. Oh hey, Barnes and and on the same team!
tChelsea boss Frank Lampard has announced Mason Mount will be staying this season.After loans with Vitesse and Derby, Lampard feels the midfielder is now ready for Chelsea’s demands.He said in Tokyo: “Mason signing is great because of the impressive two loans he has had. “He will be part of the first team squad.”Mount penned a new five-year contract yesterday.hat he doesn’t have a promise from the Wolves, but “it would be an honor and a privilege” to be drafted first overall by them.
Los Angeles Lakers
that the Lakers aren’t worried about Jahlil Okafor fitting next to Julius Randle or D’Angelo Russell fitting next to .
Mario Hezonja is a “strong target” for the Kings at No. 6, , but they’re trying to move back. Knowing what we know about Hezonja’s personality, isn’t he a hilarious player to add to the Sacramento circus? This needs to happen.
Another (sillier) possibility for the Kings: Frank Kaminsky. that Vlade Divac “loves” him, as does Phil Jacksoe in contact with Juventus for exciting young striker Moise Kean.Tuttosport says Everton football chief Marcel Brands has approached Juve about a price for the youngster.Indeed, the Dutchman intimated a willingness to pay €30-40m to take Kean to Enn, as does Michael Jordan. Jordan’s Hornets reportedly won’t pass on him at No. 9. Jackson’s Knicks will definitely pass on him at No. 4, though, right? Right? Uh-oh.If Sacramento doesn’t take Willie Cauley-Stein at No. 6, he could “free fall” to 13 or even 21, . This seems completely insane.The Nets are “actively” shopping as they seek a lottery pick, .Remember Sasha Kaun, the Kansas star? He’s spent the last seven seasons with CSKA Moscow, and he’s looking to make the jump to the NBA, . Cleveland has his rights, and the Nets and Spurs are two of the teams said to be interested in him.