"I knew nobody in that draft could guard me one-on-one", he said with the utmost confidence. And I think he knows who he is. Durant said he knew there wasn't a player in his draft class who could guard him, but the combine process still angered him.
"Stay your ass home, work out and get better on your own time", Durant said of top prospects skipping the workouts. "All the strength coaches were laughing at me and s***".
Durant had the third-worst vertical leap, fourth-worst sprint time and the worst lane drill.
How important was it for you to show your three-point shooting this season?
If the combine hurt his stock, it didn't drop too far.
Pompey also reported that Villanova star guard Josh Hart does not have plans to interview with the Sixers at the combine.
"Like I said, I knew I was the most skilled player there", Durant said.
"It'll kind of be interesting to see if Lonzo steps out of his father's shadow at some point once he gets the National Basketball Association money and does his own thing".
Add some of the top players to that list of spectators.
Durant also told ESPN that he's sure he could bench press 185 now (you know, since now he's a full grown man) but that he's not trying to do that because there's literally no point. "If you think there's anything here that would help you, come". The Philadelphia 76ers were one of them, and Fultz reportedly "came across glowingly" and wants to join their young core of players. That's certainly a jarring inquiry to receive from front office officials of a team you might be playing for in a couple of months; and coming up with a coherent answer on the spot seems even more challenging. My job is to protect my guys.
In your words, what is a team getting when they draft you? . Colangelo may head back overseas to attend the EuroLeague Final Four on May 19-21 in Istanbul, Turkey. "It's not the way it is for these kids".
Calipari was asked if he had ever advised one of his players to skip the event all together.
The Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year told CSNNW's Jason Quick he's met with the Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks and LA Clippers over the past two days. But he doesn't understand missing it entirely.
They are not doing all this work with any plans of getting rid of their pick.
Mason responded in tune to Dylan Thomas - by going gentle into that good night.
Bell's time of 2.56 seconds bested the record of 2.64 seconds set by Milwuakee Bucks rookie Malcolm Brogdon in last year's Combine. "They want it to be a valuable tool for us as well".
The 6-foot-4 Jackson is now projected at No. 21 in the 2018 Draft by DraftExpress.com, but ESPN's Fran Fraschilla believes Jackson could go in the first round this year. His tremendous explosiveness really helps him make up for just average length on the wing. He ranks it right behind his faith and family. "It was a good day and I'm looking forward to the rest of the week".
You know that "those who can't do" saying?
In fairness, teams will sometimes pose questions to prospects that are deliberately unusual or even disturbing.
"Here's the problem the league has, it's taking control away from them and they don't like it", the executive said.
If I were in one of these top prospect's shoes, I'd definitely listen to KD on this one.