Top 100 NBA Draft prospects for 2021: Final rankings, tiers and Big Board

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The Athletic 21 July, 2021 - 06:02am 13 views

When is the NBA Draft 2021?

The 2021 NBA Draft is set for Thursday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET at the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets. NBA CA2021 NBA Draft: Key prospects to know in the mid- to late-lottery range

Report: Jalen Green’s camp thought to prefer Rockets over Cavs as draft destination

Cavaliers Nation 21 July, 2021 - 10:00am

The Cleveland Cavaliers have an important decision to make in the coming draft.

They are reportedly zeroing in on drafting Evan Mobley because another potential option, Jalen Green, might not be available at the No. 3 pick.

Moreover, rumor has it that Green would rather be selected by the Houston Rockets with the No. 2 pick.

“Much of the chatter I’ve heard the past couple weeks has suggested that the Rockets prefer Green to Evan Mobley at this spot,” wrote Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated. “There have been reports in recent weeks that Houston has interest in trading up with Detroit to take [Cade] Cunningham, but the vast majority of speculation from other teams has centered on Green as the presumptive fit at No. 2. His ability to create his own shot gives him a chance to be a legitimate offensive fulcrum, and the Rockets are positioned to take a swing on upside. For what it’s worth, Green’s camp is thought to prefer Houston as a destination, rather than landing in Cleveland one pick later. Devin Booker’s evolution from promising scorer into a well-rounded perimeter centerpiece provides a blueprint for Green’s development, with his exceptional athleticism giving him major upside.”

There is speculation that the Cavs could be looking to select a guard in this year’s draft following reports that Collin Sexton has been put on the trade block. Choosing Green in that scenario would make a lot of sense.

But if Green would prefer to not land in Cleveland, the front office still has other options. Either way, the Cavs are sure to end up with a talented prospect on draft night.

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Three options for each of Detroit Pistons’ second-round picks

MLive.com 20 July, 2021 - 05:00am

The Detroit Pistons head into the upcoming 2021 NBA Draft with a few options in hand. They own the top pick and have three second-round selections.

Following the regular season, Pistons general manager Troy Weaver said that the team would focus on internal development. So there is a solid chance that the team does not draft three rookies on July 29. Instead, Detroit could broker a variety of deals that include a package of one-to-three picks.

Should they forgo trading their second-round picks, the team could find a few players who could give them some shooting power. A number of the players are on the bubble after improving their draft stock at last month’s NBA Scouting Combine.

So here are some of the players Detroit could take in the second round and how they meet some of the team’s needs.

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