2014 NBA Draft Notes: Bucks Receiving Calls, Cavs Torn, Payton Rising


News and notes from around the league Tuesday:

– Mitch McGary, who worked out for the Bucks last week, is likely to land with the Hornets at No. 24.

– Not draft related, but still worth noting: Giannis Antetokounmpo may never stop growing:

– The Bucks hold three second-rounders but just one first-round pick. Perhaps that will change:

Of course, a trade would have to go down in order for Milwaukee to obtain another first-round pick. And it would probably have to be a fairly major one. Sacramento, Philadelphia and Utah are all candidates to move up, but it’s unknown whether they have reached out to Milwaukee with any serious offers.

John Henson is one potential trade target, according to Sporting News.


– The Cavaliers are still torn between Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker, according to Chad Ford.

Ford reports that Cavs brass met for three hours and were unable to come to a consensus as to who the team will select first overall Thursday. The Bucks are expected to take whichever of the prospects Cleveland passes on.

– Parker’s father, Sonny, refuted claims that his son may have “tanked” his workout with the Cavs on Monday:

– Hey, if you haven’t heard, LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat on Tuesday morning. While the move by no means rules out a return to South Beach, James will have no shortage of suitors in the coming weeks.

Lala Anthony would love wintertime in Cleveland:

– The main criticism of Andrew Wiggins is he doesn’t have a “killer instinct.” His college coach seems to agree:

– While Rodney Hood is typically projected higher in mock drafts, he and K.J. McDaniels have matched up several times in group workouts. The Spurs look to be interested in adding McDaniels, a Clemson product, at the end of the first round.

– In possibly the most Kings move of all time, Sacramento is apparently interested in adding Josh Smith… without getting rid of Rudy Gay. Dear God please deliver us a Boogie-Gay-Smith frontcourt.

Elfrid Payton continues his climb up draft boards and could sneak into the lottery: