The 2018 NBA Draft is just three weeks away, and as such, teams are conducting individual and group workouts with a number of their respective targets. There is particular interest at the top of the draft, where projected top-three pick Luka Doncic has yet to officially declare and teams are jostling over who will get Oklahoma star Trae Young. Here are the latest NBA Draft rumors you need to know:
Bulls interested in Trae Young, Collin Sexton
The Chicago Bulls appear to have found a reliable starting point guard in Kris Dunn, who flourished with the Bulls after a rough rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but that doesn't mean they're ignoring the top prospects at the position in this year's draft.
According to Vincent Goodwill of NBC Chicago, the Bulls are very high on both Young and Alabama's Collin Sexton.
The phrase ‘positionless basketball’ seems to apply to every spot but point guard, leaving many to believe Trae Young and Collin Sexton are unlikely choices for the Bulls. But they have no such trepidation with taking either player … The Bulls appear enamored with Young and are high on Sexton and aren’t worried about how it would affect Kris Dunn’s development in the near future.
Young averaged 27.4 points, 8.7 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Sooners, becoming the first college basketball player ever to lead the country in both points and assists in a single season.
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Sexton averaged 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.
Knicks "enamored" with Wendell Carter Jr.
The New York Knicks are also very interested in Young and are set to work him out early this week along with Duke big man Wendell Carter Jr., who some members of New York's front office are very high on, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr., who likely won’t be available when the Knicks pick, will workout for New York. Several people in the Knicks’ front office are enamored with Carter Jr. https://t.co/SufXfVqFwB— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 4, 2018
Carter averaged 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game last season.
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Mavs not looking to trade No. 5 pick
The Dallas Mavericks have been in discussions with the Boston Celtics about a potential deal that would send the No. 5 overall pick in the draft to Boston, but Mavs general manager Donnie Nelson told KTCK 1310AM The Ticket that the team isn't looking to make a deal with the pick.
"I don't think we'll look to trade out of the draft," Nelson said. "We're excited about the young nucleus with Dennis Smith, and obviously Harrison kind of grabbing the torch and providing the leadership role that Dirk has provided over the years. We're excited about getting another young, impact guy we can add to the mix."
Boston is reportedly looking to move up in order to draft Texas center Mo Bamba and was offering Dallas the No. 27 overall pick and Jaylen Brown for the No. 5 pick.Back to the NBA Newsfeed