Combine still has value even if top National Basketball Association prospects skip it

Combine still has value even if top National Basketball Association prospects skip it

However, a majority of the projected lottery players opted not to come, including UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, Kansas guard Josh Jackson and Kentucky guard Malik Monk.

Players are allowed 13 meetings during the combine, according to the league.

"To not go through medical and some of the athletic testing, you don't have that in football", he said.

Durant spoke out against the combine on Thursday, saying that top-10 picks should stay home and get better on their own time.

"I remember it like it was yesterday", Durant said, as he readjusted his body to get comfortable in his seat", Durant said.

I'm all in. I can't say, 'Coach, I'm coming back.' You know, it's a different mindset. They were giggling with each other that I couldn't lift 185 pounds, and I was like, 'Alright, keep laughing. But I think the one thing that I'm really trying to focus on is just trying to get stronger.

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.

"Yeah, it was a good day, I though I competed well", Jackson said.

"On every interview, I have I do my research on the team, make sure I know the general manager's name and the staff, so I can greet them", Alkins said.

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You know what's amusing, is, [the draft] wasn't even the first thing I had to prepare for. Did I tell him, 'Try to put your nose on the rim and let them see it?' And then stay away from all the other stuff. 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. It still doesn't matter. Last year was a great experience for me and this year is better still.

Early mock drafts predict that Bell will be taken around pick 42, but after his showing today the 2017 Pac 12 Defensive Player of the Year should shoot up the predraft rankings.

"You tell me how you think I did", Alkins said to the Star when asked about his performance Thursday.

Durant's career seems to have worked out so far, with a Rookie of the Year and an NBA MVP trophy on his mantle.

Not being able to bench press 185 didn't hurt Durant's stock. Fultz probably won't handle the ball as much as he's accustomed to if he plays alongside Simmons, who will assume the point guard duties.

"There's a lot of layers to that story and I think it'll be interesting to see as Lonzo gets into the National Basketball Association, as he kind of separates himself from his dad", Zagoria said. Fox was a first team All-SEC selection previous year. They want to just work out.

Evans averaged 19.2 points and 6.4 assists per game past year for Oklahoma State, leading the team to the NCAA Tournament.

"I figured they knew who they were going to draft already", he said. "If he signs with one, who knows whether he'll have the option to even go". And our promise to you is that we will always strive to provide indispensable journalism to our community. He is a definite target for the Magic with that second pick.

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