Kevin Durant calls NBA combine waste of time for top prospects

Kevin Durant calls NBA combine waste of time for top prospects

As many in his corner had pointed out previously, however, Williams also was quick to point to Mason's intangible qualities, which Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan also said could play a big role in the draft.

Rest assured, the 22-year-old Jackson is on the Bulls' radar.

"If I were to go back and [Duval] were to come there it wouldn't affect me", Jackson said of the point guard who is also considering Arizona, Baylor, Kansas and Seton Hall. These marks were remarkable over a 39-game span. Asked if he'd be more likely to win a 3-point or dunk contest, guard Terrance Ferguson said both. He said these workouts are tough. Demanding effort every defensive possession.

It's absurd to think that a guy that was as purely and naturally talented at the sport of basketball as Kevin Durant was during his one year at Texas would ever have to prove himself in the weight room like that.

Over the entire span of Oregon's Final Four run, the junior forward was an absolute monster. "Hopefully we can give him some help in the backcourt". Keep an eye out for more combine analysis over the next weekend.

His draft stock rose after he averaged 18.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists on 44.3 percent shooting this past season. Even by the eye test, he says March Madness was huge for his exposure. Ultimately I can help a team out.

The idea is to get some information to see where I stand at in the draft.

Oh, most definitely. I think my confidence has risen through the roof, especially after this season, after the championship. I'm sure Bobby believes in giving guys a second chance, that a new environment will allow them to start over. When the lights come on, I don't try to do anything different.

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

Standing at roughly 6-foot-8 and weighing in at 224 pounds, the argument against Bell is his college-friendly frame. From 1985 to 1990, the National Basketball Association lottery was a completely random pick, where all the non-playoff teams had an equal shot at getting the first overall pick. He's already following in the footsteps of the man he emulates his game after.

"A lot of people are probably pretty shocked how I'm playing and interviewing this week", he said. "He's one of those players you can't really say what position he is, but he's a force on defense". He'll have time to prepare for whatever question comes his way.

Zagoria said former Arizona center Chance Comanche's draft placement will rely on his performance at the Combine and in workouts. The overall experience of the event has been fun for him. He is a mid-to-late first rounder in my opinion and seems like a player who could be a really nice fit right away as a bench scorer for a playoff team.

Thus far, Bell has met only with the Miami HEAT, a team he sees as a fit due to their defensive focus.

Perhaps notably, the Boston Celtics didn't weigh in LaVar Ball.

"I took that extremely seriously", Jackson said. "Being able to switch one through five". Timing. Decision making on offense.

I've thought about it.

Regardless of where Bell goes, that team will get a player with a high motor and an excellent approach cultivating a team's culture.

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