Celtics to meet with Fultz at combine

The player who registered the most reps in the bench press at that year's combine, Russell Carter from Notre Dame, has not played a single minute of National Basketball Association action in his career and according to his Wikipedia page, now plays for Niigata Albirex BB, a professional team in Nagaoka, Japan.

When asked about the NBA Draft Combine, Golden State Warriors star and 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant told prospects they should not attend. We will finally know for certainty where the Boston Celtics will draft, as well as whether the Los Angeles Lakers will be able to exercise their pick or fork it over to the Philadelphia 76ers. He thoroughly outplayed Lonzo Ball in the NCAA Tournament although Kentucky lost to UCLA earlier in the year.

Jackson announced his decision in the middle of the NBA Draft Combine, which started Tuesday and will last until Sunday.

"I knew nobody in that draft could guard me one-on-one", he said with the utmost confidence. "But I've been playing ball all my life so I just step out on the court and do what I know I'm capable of".

"He just told me to be myself, to be vocal and compete and play hard", he said.

With a stacked draft class like the one we have this year, the Mavericks should get a great deal on a player no matter where they fall. It still doesn't matter. These last couple of months, I have been working on my game and I am a different player than people have seen.

Picking in the middle of the first round (16th overall), you can expect the Bulls to go with the "best athlete available" formula, with extra emphasis on finding a young wing player to develop behind Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade. But back then, I wish I would have known the power I had or I probably wouldn't have done it, either.

The no.2 overall pick in 2007 recounts how the combine did little for him apart from being shamed for his his lack of strength.

"I figured they knew who they were going to draft already", Durant said. They were giggling with each other that I couldn't lift 185 pounds (on a bench press), and I was like, 'All right, keep laughing.


You know what's amusing, is, [the draft] wasn't even the first thing I had to prepare for.

- Among point guards, Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox might've solidified himself in the top four with his improved length as he measured a 6-6.5 wingspan.

Dozier was able to finish his sophomore year at SC and will return one day to get his degree, he said.

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

"You know, if you're a team and you don't - if you're uncomfortable about a medical situation, I can't see in the first eight, nine picks, as I look at my roster, that anybody has had a major injury".

Zagoria said former Arizona center Chance Comanche's draft placement will rely on his performance at the Combine and in workouts.

And to think these players thought this was all going to be X's and O's at the combine. Even with the uncertainty around his offensive game, he has the ability to be an NBA-level defender without the need for much more polish. "Just being more vocal with the guys, just always communicating with them and also leading by example".

"If someone takes him in the lottery I will retire", said Calipari.

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