According to reports coming out of Chicago, a somewhat disappointing showing highlighted day two of the the NBA Draft Combine. Many of the top prospects chose not to participate in today's group workouts and drills. The following players opted to pass on Thursday's showcase:
- Anthony Davis
- Bradley Beal
- Harrison Barnes
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
- Thomas Robinson
- Andre Drummond
- Jeremy Lamb
- Dion Waiters
- Austin Rivers
- Arnett Moultrie
Participation should improve tomorrow with players undergoing athletic tests and physical measurements. However, some of that information is already being leaked and reported by media in attendance. Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports
shared a few player measurements on Twitter, including a potential Kings' target.
So who have the Kings interviewed? According to tweets from Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee
, so far they've spoken to two guards and two forwards.
Breaking down this year's prospects with fellow THN blogger and DX contributor Mike Schmitz.
Sacramento Kings fans breathe a sigh of relief after the NBA's annual draft lottery.
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Previewing the lottery from a Sacramento Kings' perspective.
The players taking part in this annual prospect showcase have been announced.
The list of players who've applied for early entry into this year's NBA Draft.
Two NBA legends debate the idea of the one-and-done- college athlete.
Since 2006, the NBA has placed an age limit on the draft, forcing most league hopefuls to play at least one year of college basketball before making the professional leap. Contributors to ESPN The Magazine reached out to 39 NBA players and revisted their decisions to leave school prematurely for ...
Editors Note: This interview took place on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 before the NBA locked out their players.
This is the third and final edition of the Cowbell Kingdom summer interview series with Coach Paul Westphal. In today's edition, we talk about last year's second round pick, Hassan Whiteside, as well as new comers Tyler Honeycutt and Isaiah Thomas. Loaded with potential, a bum knee wiped out almost the entirety of Whiteside's training camp last season. After playing four minutes in the season opener, the young seven footer out of Marshall never saw the floor again at the NBA level and later admitted to being more injured than originally thought.
Honeycutt and Thomas both fell hard on draft night, slipping into the second round where the Kings gladly scooped them up. With so many young players on the roster, Westphal answers how this group fits into the Kings' rebuilding blue print.
Hassan Whiteside is a similar player to Samuel Dalembert on the defensive end - a shot blocking defensive specialist. How is he progressing? How is his recovery from last season's knee surgery?
Well, his recovery is coming along well, but it takes a long time. He's just starting to shoot baskets and move around a little bit. He can run on a treadmill like a champ. He's been working hard. He's an intriguing player, but it's hard to even say what his progress is because there is no measurement of him competing in basketball to define progress. He's been around watching and trying to pick up as much as you can by watching. He's been working on his body. So much of what's going to happen with him is going to depend on how completely his knee heals and how much he can pick up what the NBA is all about.
Defensively, it's funny, he can be compared to Dalembert in some ways because they are similar size and shot blockers. But Dalembert usually blocks his own man's shot. Hassan is a weakside shot blocker. Their style is very different even though they have similar body types. It will be interesting to see how Hassan is able to bring his skills to the NBA.
Read more after the jump.