Draft Rumors: Wizards, Trades, No. 10, Rockets, Raptors

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Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert revealed on Monday that he had a previous workout with the Wizards.

“The Wizards went great…I didn’t really get to meet a lot of the players, who weren’t around when I was working out…The front office clearly values someone like me, someone who can shoot it,” Kispert told FortyEightMinutes and other outlets during his pre-draft media availability.

Kispert, who spent four years at Gonzaga, previously played alongside Rui Hachimura while the two were at the university. The 22-year-old believes that he’d be a fit for the franchise as he would compliment Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook well.

“I can play really really well off of guys like that and then knock down open shots,” Kispert said.

Washington holds the No. 15 overall pick, which might be just outside of Kispert’s range.

More NBA Draft Rumors

  • The Grizzlies swung a deal for the No. 10 overall pick in the draft earlier today and while it was originally reported that Australia’s Josh Giddey was their target, Memphis may actually want to move even higher in the draft and take a more vaunted prospect. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer hears that they could be targeting Jonathan Kuminga or James Bouknight.

  • G League Ignite guard Jalen Green being selected No. 2 overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft appears to be gaining traction with Jonathan Givony of ESPN hearing that Green going to Houston is a “lock.” The shooting guard has only worked out for two teams: the Pistons and Rockets.

  • Jalen Suggs remains the favorite to be drafted by the Raptors. However, according to Givony, the team is taking hard looks at several other prospects, including Florida State’s Scottie Barnes. We reported that Toronto was strongly considering Barnes over the weekend.

  • Cade Cunningham seems to be the favorite for the No. 1 pick, though according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link), Detroit hasn’t yet made a final decision. Cunningham spoke highly of the Pistons during his pre-draft call with FortyEightMinutes and other media, stating that he felt like he was the No. 1 pick.

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Chris Crouse
As a co-owner of FortyEightMinutes.com, Chris Crouse wears many hats, including editor and marketing director. He previously covered sports business at CNBC and he has covered the NBA for various publications, including SLAM Magazine and Hoops Rumors, in addition to working on the business side of media.

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