NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • It’s time for the Raptors to truly embrace the tank — here are some players they can target

    The Star "To say the Toronto Raptors need to tank is like saying we need more electric vehicles: it’s true, but we’re already on the way there. The defence, which used to be an organizational superpower, doesn’t work anymore. The cohesion, which used to be assumed, is..." January 24

  • LeBron James: 'There's a Chance' Bronny Commits to Oregon; Dana Altman's a 'Great Coach'

    Bleacher Report "Don't rule the Oregon Ducks out when it comes to the recruitment of Bronny James. "He's going to make his own decision," James' father, LeBron, said of the possibility that the high-profile recruit joins the Ducks, per Bill Oram of the Oregonian...." January 23

  • Bronny James Reportedly Has One Favorite School For His College Career

    Fadeaway World "Bronny James has become a famous name around the NBA world in recent years, more so now that he's getting older and closer to being eligible for the NBA Draft. This is a big deal in the James household, as LeBron James and his eldest son could make history.  The Los Angeles..." January 19

  • 2023 NBA trade deadline: Big questions, targets and draft capital for every team

    ESPN "To help identify which NBA teams will be looking to acquire players for a playoff or championship push, which teams will trade players to accumulate more draft picks and which teams will mostly stand pat with what they have, we have broken down the rosters and draft picks for all 30..." January 15

  • With NBA Draft in sight, Scoot Henderson won’t stop working and learning: ‘I don’t like failure’

    The Athletic "Scoot Henderson has developed a knack for doing things extraordinarily early. He became a pro at 17 in 2021, signing a two-year deal with the G League to become the youngest professional basketball player in U.S. history. This season, he started his own AAU programs, one for boys and..." January 12

  • NBA draft 2023: Resetting the race for the No. 1 pick and Victor Wembanyama

    ESPN "Where does the NBA's race to draft Victor Wembanyama stand at the season's halfway point? Wednesday marks the midpoint of the 2022-23 schedule, with the typical team having played 41 of 82 regular-season games. That makes this a good time to revisit the competition for draft..." January 11

  • 2023 NBA Predictions for the Finals, Trade Demands, Victor Wembanyama, and More

    The Ringer "With 2022 in the books and 2023 underway, here are 13 NBA predictions about what will happen in the new year. From award projections to superstar trade demands that may be on the horizon, so many possibilities are on the table in a league that’s never felt less, well,..." January 03

  • Every NBA Team's Biggest Regret of 2022

    Bleacher Report "Welcome to the season of #NoRagrets, a glorious time of year in which we reflect on the past 12 months of the NBA calendar, never once actually lamenting our fandom, interest or the hours upon hours we've spent watching this league, yet dutifully acknowledging that, yeah, things could have..." January 01

  • Victor Wembanyama: Tanking by NBA Teams 'Unreasonable' and 'Weird Strategy'

    Bleacher Report "Victor Wembanyama hasn't even hit an NBA court yet, but he's already being labeled a generational talent. Because of the Frenchman's insane talent that has drawn rave reviews from the likes of LeBron James and Stephen Curry, the idea of teams tanking to improve their..." December 30

  • NBA Draft Stock Watch: Early Surprises and Disappointments from 2023 Class

    Bleacher Report "NBA scouts started the season with certain expectations. Midway through December, we're learning that some of their views remain the same, while others are evolving. Stock watch takes into account consensus feelings on prospects who've made signifiant impressions or changed..." December 19

  • Ranking The Eight NBA Teams Who Should Embrace The Tank For Victor Wembanyama

    The Athletic "Pulling the plug on a season is one of the hardest decisions a franchise can make. It’s also one of the most important. This year, it’s perhaps more important than others. On the one hand, seemingly every team in the league is 14-14 right now, leaving the standings endgame..." December 15

  • LeBron James’ son Bronny follows Bryce with Klutch Sports deal

    Clutch Points "Bronny James, son of Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, signed a “name, image and likness” deal with Klutch Sports Group, the agency announced in a Tuesday tweet. Bronny signed one day after Bryce James, LeBron’s youngest son, signed a..." December 13

  • LeBron James' Son, Bryce, Signs NIL Deal With Klutch Sports

    TMZ "LeBron James' family has yet another reason to celebrate today ... The King's youngest son, Bryce, has followed in Dad's footsteps -- and signed on with Klutch Sports. The agency announced Monday it's inked the young James to an NIL deal ... welcoming the..." December 12

  • Thanks to Lakers' recent uptick, Pelicans' odds at landing Victor Wembanyama are starting to fade

    CBS Sports "Shed a tear for the New Orleans Pelicans, folks. The Western Conference's No. 2 seed, owners of 10 total first-round picks in the next seven drafts along with three potentially valuable swaps, are fading out of the race of Victor Wembanyama. This of course has nothing to do with their..." December 07

  • Inside How the Spurs are Already Preparing for Victor Wembanyama

    Spurs Talk "The front office of the San Antonio Spurs is well-known throughout NBA circles for their meticulousness. Stories are told about how the Spurs keep open files for every professional basketball player dating back 30-plus years and how the franchise has a constantly updated list of potential..." December 07

  • Imagining Victor Wembanyama on the NBA's 5 Worst Teams

    Bleacher Report "Victor Wembanyama is a multitalented mystery box with a size-and-skill combo nobody has ever seen. He's the kind of skeleton-key prospect who could unlock greatness in any number of ways for any number of NBA teams. Some need him more than others, though. The clubs at the bottom..." December 03

  • Paolo Banchero Says Bol Bol Is Like Victor Wembanyama

    Fadeaway World "The Orlando Magic have a lot of great young pieces that are sure to make them a threat in the years to come. They drafted Paolo Banchero as No. 1 overall in the 2022 NBA draft, and he has hit the ground running in his rookie season. And while the Magic still aren't quite there yet, they are..." November 29

  • Will Victor Wembanyama's rise spell the end of Team USA's dynasty?

    ESPN "Victor Wembanyama carries the date in his mind, a sinister anniversary he apparently has been unable to let go. "That loss, I have thought about it every day since July, 11, 2021," Wembanyama said, in French, in an interview published in L'Equipe. "When everything..." November 15

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo on Victor Wembanyama: 'Never Seen This Before in My Life'

    Bleacher Report "Giannis Antetokounmpo is arguably the best player in the current NBA, but his description of prospect Victor Wembanyama makes it seem like he won't have that title forever. "When this kid comes, you have to get ready," Antetokounmpo said of the likely No. 1..." November 15

  • Which team is Victor Wembanyama hoping gets the 1st overall pick in the NBA Draft?

    ESPN "NBA teams' great "Brick for Vic" campaigns haven't gone exactly as planned. After spending the summer trading away nearly their entire starting lineup and appearing to put themselves in the pole position for the NBA's worst record, the Utah Jazz are in..." November 14

  • NBA Analyst Thinks Many Teams Will Start Tanking For Victor Wembanyama Very Soon

    Fadeaway World "The Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes that 14 lottery teams will enter next year might be one of the most impactful moments in the history of those franchises. Not only is Wembanyama a 7'4" demigod, but he is also expected to add around $500 million in value to whichever team..." November 11

  • Greg Oden shares advice for Victor Wembanyama

    Larry Brown Sports "Projected No. 1 overall pick Victor Wembanyama is getting some advice this week from perhaps the single biggest whiff ever from the No. 1 overall spot. Ex-NBA big man Greg Oden, now the director of basketball operations for Butler University, spoke in an interview this week with..." November 04

  • Bronny James Rushed Off Court After Gun Scare During Game

    TMZ "Horrifying moment during Bronny James' high school basketball game over the weekend ... LeBron James' eldest son was rushed off the court after fans in the arena feared someone had a gun. Bronny's Sierra Canyon boys basketball team was taking on DeMatha as part..." October 31

  • Think Hornets should tank for Victor Wembanyama?

    Charlotte Observer "It’s inevitable, really, and will only grow to a louder crescendo with each twisted ankle, bruised quad and maddening defeat over the coming days, months and weeks. The chatter actually began almost immediately on the heels of an offseason featuring essentially no player..." October 25

  • Western Conference Executive Says LeBron James Not Untouchable In Victor Wembanyama Trade

    Total Pro Sports "LeBron James called him an alien, but could he see himself being traded for him? Victor Wembanyama has been the talk of the NBA since fans tuned in to watch him play against the G League Ignite. The 7-foot-4 center and projected No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft scored 37..." October 21

  • Season of Victor Wembanyama begins, and the hype hasn’t stopped: What NBA execs are saying

    The Athletic "What you notice, more than anything else, is the lack of snark. Two weeks after Victor Wembanyama’s wildly successful U.S. debut in Las Vegas, the hype around the 18-year-old French phenom is even greater than it was when he dropped 73 points in two exhibition games against G..." October 19

  • Bronny James Signs NIL Deal W/ Beats By Dre

    TMZ "Bronny James is following in his father's footsteps ... signing a NIL deal with Beats by Dre -- 14 years after LeBron James became the company's first athlete ambassador. Bronny, 18, is making history with the deal ... becoming the first high school athlete ever..." October 17

  • Which NBA Teams Will Really Join the Victor Wembanyama Tankathon?

    Bleacher Report "Victor Wembanyama may be the best NBA prospect since LeBron James in 2003. If that's the case, shouldn't we expect a long list of teams to tank the 2022-23 season for a chance at the 18-year-old seven-footer? The answer may not be the obvious "YES" you might expect,..." October 15

  • Jalen Rose Says There Are Only 3 Players He Wouldn't Trade For Victor Wembanyama

    Fadeaway World "Little by little, Victor Wembanyama got the attention of many NBA fans, as his talents and performances overseas were something remarkable for a guy his size. However, it all took a different dimension when he traveled to the US and played against a G League team, composed of interesting..." October 11

  • Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes: What winning would mean for every lottery contender

    The Athletic "There’s one moment that’s stuck out from last week’s Victor Wembanyama roll out in the United States with the Metropolitans 92 against the G League Ignite. It’s this inexplicable moment where he catches the ball in transition on the right side of the floor above the..." October 11

  • NBA Fans Debate Who Will Be Drafted Number One Between 18-year-old LeBron James And Victor Wembanyama?

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James is widely regarded as one of the best players in NBA history. For many, he's hands down the best, and there are a plethora of reasons behind it. When James was drafted into the NBA, he was shouldered with a lot of expectations from basketball fans around the..." October 10

  • Is the NBA Ready for Victor Wembanyama?

    The Ringer "Victor Wembanyama is the best NBA prospect since LeBron James. He stands at a towering 7-foot-4 and doesn’t even need to leave his feet to alter shots because he can stretch his 8-foot wingspan to swat away jumpers or poke the ball away from would-be attackers. With his size and lockdown..." October 07

  • Victor Wembanyama Could Add $500M in Value to a Franchise

    Basket News "NBA fans took no notice of the opening night of the strongest club competition in the old continent. They had one giant reason from an average domestic league club in Europe that overshadowed the tip-off of the 2022-23 EuroLeague season. 18-year-old basketball prodigy from..." October 07

  • Nets' Kevin Durant: NBA is 'Really in Trouble' When Victor Wembanyama Gets Drafted

    Essentially Sports "Every year, there is a lot of hype around who the number one pick in the NBA draft is going to be. Fans have seen some remarkable players going for the overall number-one pick. There are some who live up to the hype and some turn out to be total busts. But that doesn’t stop fans and..." October 07

  • Victor Wembanyama Hailed as NBA 'Create a Player' "After playing his first two games on American soil this week, 18-year-old Frenchman Victor Wembanyama is being hailed as the “single greatest prospect in NBA history” by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. And Woj isn’t alone as everyone from LeBron James to..." October 07

  • How Victor Wembanyama's buzz will influence NBA tanking

    The Athletic "There is nothing more amazing than an event that not only lives up to the hype, but exceeds it. We all had high hopes for this week’s Battle Royale in the Las Vegas suburbs between the likely top two picks in the 2023 NBA draft, French big man Victor Wembanyama and G League..." October 07

  • Crazy photo of Victor Wembanyama standing next to Rudy Gobert goes viral

    Deseret News "For a number of different reasons, one the NBA players presumptive No. 1 pick in next year’s draft, Victor Wembanyama, has been compared to is former Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. On Thursday afternoon, the stars aligned for Gobert to see Wembanyama, his fellow French..." October 07

  • LeBron James Reveals First Impression About Supertalented Victor Wembanyama

    Fadeaway World "Victor Wembanyama is already making a lot of noise around the NBA world. The French prospect was already believed to be an incredible talent in the last couple of years, but now, things have taken a different dimension, as the player has shown what he's capable of doing at an NBA..." October 06

  • Scoot Henderson focuses on himself in pursuit of No. 1 in the 2023 NBA draft

    Andscape "Scoot Henderson is the rare American teenager who is not heavily into social media. So when 7-foot-3 basketball phenom Victor Wembanyama boasted Monday that Henderson would be selected No. 1 in the 2023 NBA draft if Wembanyama hadn’t been born, the G League Ignite star missed it for..." October 06

  • LeBron James’ heartwarming message to Bronny Jr. on 18th birthday

    Clutch Points "Thursday is a special day in the James household as Bronny turned 18 years old. By no surprise, LeBron James sent a heartwarming message to his first-born son on Instagram, using an awesome throwback photo and a more recent one from the two at a recent Ohio State football..." October 06

  • Victor Wembanyama Pursuit to Cause 'Race to the Bottom Like We've Never Seen'

    Bleacher Report "Let the tanking begin. After Victor Wembanyama's performance during Tuesday's high-profile showdown with fellow top prospect Scoot Henderson, one general manager believes teams will be striving for the top pick in the 2023 NBA draft like never before. "Victor..." October 05

  • Victor Wembanyama Won't Be Shut Down Ahead of 2023 NBA Draft, Agent Says

    Bleacher Report "NBA teams may not love it, but Victor Wembanyama will continue playing competitive basketball this season rather than being shut down for the 2023 draft. "NBA people are telling me to shut him down, and we are not going to shut him down," Bouna Ndiaye told ESPN's Adrian..." October 05

  • Victor Wembanyama Is Unlike Anything You've Seen Before (No, Really)

    Bleacher Report "Watch enough basketball year after year and the phrase "You've never seen a prospect like this" starts to sound like the boy who cried wolf. In 2019, the description worked for Zion Williamson. Last year, it was affixed to Chet Holmgren. And from now until the 2023..." October 05

  • 5 Victor Wembanyama Questions NBA Scouts Have Ahead of G League Ignite Showdown

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest scouting opportunities of the year will take place this week in Las Vegas, where projected No. 1 pick Victor Wembanyama will play two games against projected No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson and the G League Ignite. Most scouts got to see Henderson live at least..." October 04

  • Victor Wembanyama ahead of matchup with Scoot Henderson: 'If I was never born, I think he'd deserve the first spot'

    Sporting News " It's uncommon to see the projected Nos. 1 and 2 picks in the NBA Draft face off after high school or AAU before they reach the NBA stage. With all the different pathways to the league these days, there have only been five such instances over the last two decades...." October 04

  • London Johnson Signs Record NBA G League Ignite Contract, Bypasses College "London Johnson, a top point guard in the class of 2023, has signed a two-year deal with NBA G League Ignite on a reported seven-figure deal. Johnson is ranked by ESPN at the No. 32 overall prospect in the class of 2023. He also considered Alabama, Virginia and North..." October 03

  • Victor Wembanyama: being drafted by right franchise more important than going No.1

    Pro Basketball Talk "Victor Wembanyama has no control over what NBA team he will head to training camp with a year from now — lottery ping pong balls will make that determination. The 7’4″ French wunderkind is the clear consensus No.1 pick on the top of 2023 NBA Draft boards and is projected as a..." September 21

  • Five takeaways from the proposed lowering of the NBA Draft age and how it could impact college basketball

    CBS Sports "The NBA and the NBPA are reportedly in advanced talks, and expected to soon approve, lowering the draft eligibility age from 19 to 18 years old as soon as 2024. The move, which could be agreed upon as soon as this week as part of ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations, would..." September 20

  • Celtics GM Brad Stevens Spotted Scouting Victor Wembanyama In France

    Larry Brown Sports "Forget Denny’s because the Boston Celtics are going for an early bird special of their own. Celtics GM Brad Stevens was spotted in Europe this week scouting out top 2023 NBA Draft prospect Victor Wembanyama (among other players). “We’re paying..." September 15

  • Top 2 prospects Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson to face off in October

    The Score "French big man Victor Wembanyama and G League Ignite point guard Scoot Henderson, the projected top two picks in the 2023 draft, will meet in a pair of exhibition games in October, a source told ESPN's Jonathan Givony. Wembanyama's Paris-based Metropolitans 92 will travel..." September 07