Duke's Jackson to sign with agent, remain in NBA draft

Posted May 16, 2017

Calipari said he hadn't read Durant's comments yet, but when apprised of what Durant said, Calipari's answer was blunt.

Durant remembered strength coaches laughing when he couldn't bench press 185 pounds. "They were giggling with each other that I couldn't lift 185 pounds".

Fox finished the 2016-17 college basketball season with averages of 16.7 points, 4.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game.

"I think Malcolm did a good job of exemplifying what it means to be a mature, ready product", said Williams-Goss.

A basketball player wanted to play basketball rather than lay there getting ostracized for being unable to complete a skill that has literally nothing to do with basketball.

"Stay your a- home, work out and get better on your own time", Durant told Chris Haynes of ESPN.com on Wednesday.

"It'd be an honor whoever drafts me, so if that's here then that would be great", Jackson said. I'm sure Bobby believes in giving guys a second chance, that a new environment will allow them to start over. I've matured a bit over this a year ago. Future employers want to know the person behind the basketball skills, and finding someone that fits the mentality the team is looking for can be crucial to the overall objective in the front office. And I knew that if I worked as hard as I could, then that (stuff) wouldn't matter at the end of the day. It still doesn't matter. "Last year was a great experience for me and this year has been even better".

Even though numerous top prospects are not in attendance in Chicago and the Magic did not get an interview with expected top prospect Markelle Fultz, the team is still gathering a lot of information for their other picks. "That tells you a lot about the significance of that s--".

That's actually incredibly insightful.

The 2017 NBA Draft Combine is taking place this week, and it will be broadcast live to a national television audience without some of the draft's top prospects, including Kentucky's Malik Monk.

As embarrassing as that was, Durant just doesn't see the point.

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. Plus, assuming they remain at ninth, whatever player they might be able to acquire for that pick isn't going to put them over the top this coming season - unless you're talking about getting over the top of.500.

Kevin Durant suggested that the combine is a waste of time for potential top selections. The Philadelphia 76ers were one of them, and Fultz reportedly "came across glowingly" and wants to join their young core of players.

Though skipping medical testing, agility drills and scrimmages is ultimately the player's decision, agents of the top picks see no need to attend, and in giving that advice to their clients, they can control the draft, says ESPN's Fran Franscilla. You've got a lot of guys that are second-round picks. "I knew I was the best player in the draft". He's a rare bird at this event, one of those four-year players Iwundu mentioned.