NBA draft lottery, NBA free agency, NBA draft pick list: All you need to know
The NBA draft is just a couple weeks away, and there’s plenty to be excited about as we approach the day of the draft.
We have three draft-eligible players who are ready to play in the NBA: center Isaiah Canaan, forward Jayson Tatum and forward Anthony Bennett.
But the biggest story heading into the draft has to be the upcoming return of Shaquille O’Neal.
The Cleveland Cavaliers selected the former Los Angeles Lakers star at No. 6 overall, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
It will be interesting to see if Cleveland continues to add assets to the roster, including a second-round pick, in order to draft a player like O’Neill.
O’Neal, whose last NBA season was a career-high-tying 31/9/10, is one of the biggest names of the next generation of players.
Ongoing rumors of his possible return to the NBA were fueled by O’Nes recent comments to reporters.
He also told reporters, “We’re not going to play basketball forever.
We’ll play some more basketball.
It’s a good feeling, to play and to come back.
We’re still working on the best plan.
If it’s going to happen, it will happen.”
O’Nessay has averaged 19.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game this season for the Cavs.
Owens is expected to be a third-round draft pick.
If he makes the team, he will likely be the third center in franchise history.
The New York Knicks have made a strong push to acquire O’Connor as a possible free agent.
New York has been in talks with O’Brien for months.
However, the Knicks have been reluctant to commit money to the former All-Star, as it would require a trade to acquire him.
The Knicks, who have not had any major trades for the past four years, could be forced to use their pick to acquire one of their top picks.
The Knicks could target O’Neil if he returns.
New Jersey, which also has a first-round choice, could potentially offer the Lakers, Bucks and Pacers a deal for O’Reilly.
Olin, O’Connell and O’Connors are all 6-foot-11.
O’Donnell, the No. 8 pick, is an All-American at Syracuse.
Olin and OConnors have both made big contributions this season, averaging 10.5 points and 7.3 assists per outing.
Owin and Olin have been highly productive in the first half of the season, combining for 41.3 points per game.OConnor, who averaged 18.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest, has averaged 12.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per 36 minutes in the 2016-17 season.
He has shot 55.7 percent from the field, including 44.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Owen has been a steady performer in the paint this season with a 40.7 field goal percentage.
He was named to the All-Big East Second Team and has a total of 16.3 blocks this season.
Owanaty has a chance to be drafted late in the lottery.
The 6-8 point guard is currently a free agent, and he is averaging 11.5 point and 5.8 rebounds per game in the 2017-18 season.
He has been playing for the D-League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce this season after transferring from UCLA.
Owaaty is a former five-star recruit who was ranked No. 21 in the ESPN 100.
He is averaging 12.6 point, 5.9 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game, and was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week after shooting 45 percent from 3-point range.OWaaty played in his first game as a member of the D’s in March, but has not played since.
The D-Leaguers have two first-year players on their roster: forward Dae-Young Park and guard David Nwankwo.
Park, the 6-5 forward who has averaged 11.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1 steal per game during his first two NBA seasons, is averaging 10 points and 5 rebounds per contest.
He also has five steals.
Nwankwwo, a 6-7 guard who averaged 9.3 ppg and 3 rpg per game for the Portland Trail Blazers last season, is playing in his second NBA season after going undrafted.
Nyangang is a 6’6 forward from the University of Miami who is averaging 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per 48 minutes.
He’s shooting 47.4 percent from deep.
Nyanang is averaging 4.5 assists per 40