Warriors' Durant tells top prospects to skip combine

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Numerous top prospects opted not to show up.

In fact, with the benefit of hindsight, Durant said he wished it had started before he embarked on his professional career.

Durant, who admits he was embarrassed 10 years ago when he could not bench press 185 pounds, has some very simple advice for the 2017 draft class.

"I said, in my sleep, because I wouldn't want to suffer from any pain or anything so I'd just rather be asleep around my son and my family". Keep laughing.' It was a amusing thing, because I was the only one that couldn't lift it and I was struggling to lift it. Keep laughing.' It was a amusing thing because I was the only one that couldn't lift it and I was struggling to lift it.

As NBA teams prepare for their draft process and the NBA Combine is completed, let's break down a list of the players that I now consider to be the top 30 on the board.

You know, for me, it's to see where I'm at compared to some of these guys.

Vogel said he's also gotten to know interim Magic general manager Matt Lloyd better. Furthermore, the draft lottery is make-or-break for some teams because its' results may be the difference between being able to draft a franchise player versus having to settle for someone else. It still doesn't matter. Both players are believed to be among the prospects the Los Angeles Lakers are considering should they hold on to their draft pick.

The Phoenix Suns ended the 2016-17 season with the second-worst record and have a 19.9 percent chance of securing the No. 1 overall pick, according to Tankathon.com. Durant was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics with the No. 2 pick after Portland took Greg Oden and went on to become one of his generation's best players. Obviously the Mavericks are most likely to fall to the 9th pick in the draft, but it sure is fun seeing some odds that Dallas could move up to the top 3 in the draft.

When asked about his ability to be a "stretch 5" in the league like Al Horford or Karl-Anthony Towns, Patton said, "If they're looking for a stretch-5, they come to me, and find the right person".

So can KD lift 185 pounds now? "That shows you that basketball isn't really that type of sport". If it doesn't help them to lift weights, they won't lift weights.

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Asked how he could help the Bulls, Jackson said: "I can shoot the ball pretty well, which helps with spacing. I try to guard everyone". "There's no point in that".

Similar story with Ferguson, who grew up in Tulsa but made a decision to play overseas rather than spend a year in college. Every day in practice, for his last four years, he's gone against NBA-type players and played in games against NBA-type players. He is certainly a late first-round option. They don't want to deal with that B.S., and I understand that.

"But if you're like a top pick and you know you're going to be a top pick, just work out". There's definitely going to be a transition for him in the National Basketball Association. And then just other guys like Coach [Hubert] Davis and guys like that I can trust.

"Not skip the event but skip things in the event like the playing", he said. "I knew that. My mom told me that too".

But he says he doesn't know if he'll return. "Wherever it might be, that's where I'm going to try to leave my mark and be as good as I possibly can".

I think it was really important.

If the Warriors draft Oliver (a big if but follow me here) can you imagine him on the Warriors possibly backing up Draymond Green, yikes.

In the eyes of legions of Knicks fans, the point guard whom NY should be targeting is the latest John Calipari prodigy.

But he still is skeptical about the value of those drills. You've got a lot of guys that are second-round picks.

Six-foot-9 with a thin, wiry frame, he always has been the flawless size and prototype to be a dominating figure on the basketball court. The Sixers will end up interviewing more than 20 players at the combine. Fultz is widely considered one of the two best point guards in the draft, along with UCLA star Lonzo Ball.