The Spurs sent an e-mail to every team in the league at 3:30 p.m. saying that they were willing to move the 26th pick. The e-mail asked league executives to "E-mail us your interest and your offers to 26."
The Clippers and Sonics have agreed to swap picks as long as the Wolves take O.J. Mayo at No. 3. ... With the No. 4 pick, expect the Clippers to take Eric Gordon of Indiana. ... The Sonics will take Brook Lopez or Jerryd Bayless at No. 7. However it seems like Lopez will be the guy.
Q: "If you could pick one player to take you under his wing and show you the ropes a little bit, who would it be?"
Anthony Randolph: "Kevin Garnett. Just the passion and intensity he plays with. You can tell he's one of the guys that really loves the game."
[Donte] Greene has one of the widest ranges of any player in the draft. Some scouts see the second coming of Rashard Lewis. Others see an inexperienced, one-dimensional jump shooter. I hear the Kings are high on him and the Rockets are trying to move up to get him.
The Kings may never wind up picking twelfth, as they are considering trading the pick to possibly get two picks late in the first round. That's the hope, anyway, just as they wouldn't mind moving up a few spots to all but guarantee that the likes of D.J. Augustin would be there. It's safe to say they're not thrilled about their current spot. The prospect of the Kings possibly moving up or down is not a new one, but I'm being told it's more likely this year than most.
Afterward, he grabs a pen and piece of paper, and with a grin, sketches a rough draft of a face, apportioning the elements of his analysis into sections. Scribbled underneath one section called "The Brain" is the question, "Who is he?"
Anthony Randolph has strangely decided to work out for a number of teams that seemingly have little chance at drafting him (Portland, Indiana) while refusing to visit teams that very well could—such as Sacramento. Randolph’s workouts continue to underwhelm many onlookers, to the point that it has clearly affected his confidence.
I can't tell you why Kansas played him only 24.7 minutes per game, but the numbers say Arthur is the third-best big guy in this draft. There are concerns that he might be a tweener, but he was a good college scorer who blocked shots.
If Sacramento selects Darrell Arthur at #12 like many NBA sources we spoke with anticipate (this was his last workout stop before cancelling numerous workouts) ...
One team to watch early could be the Sacramento Kings. The Kings, sources say, were set to take Hibbert last year before he unexpectedly decided to withdraw his name from the draft. While the Kings drafted another center in Spencer Hawes last year, sources say the team is still very high on Hibbert.