What did John Hammond, Billy McKinney and David Morway get to see when they visited Andrew Wiggins in Santa Barbara two weeks ago? Take a peek at the video above for a sense of the highlights, and if you look carefully you can see the Bucks' front office trio in a number of the clips seated courtside.
Observations: Andrew Wiggins is athletic, and hopefully he can dribble against NBA players like he dribbles against little 35-year-old white guys. Impressive stuff.
JS | Q&A: Bucks GM John Hammond's pre-draft news conference
Earlier on Tuesday, Eric brought you the highlights from John Hammond's pre-draft press conference, and you can check out a transcript of the whole thing at the JS. Not surprisingly, Hammond is playing things a bit more coyly than Marc Lasry did on Monday, though the general positivity and enthusiasm is more or less the same.
ESPN | Ford/Goodman: Cleveland Cavaliers torn on who to draft first
Parker or Wiggins? Wiggins or Parker? That's the debate keeping the Cavaliers up nights these days.
"They are torn," one source close to the situation told ESPN.com. "They met for three hours, and all they talked about was those two guys."
Added another industry source: "They haven't come to a decision yet."
Sporting News | Deveney: Bucks open to moving Henson for lotto pick, Ilyasova more expendable
Nothing unreasonable here: Sean Deveney reports that the Bucks would prefer to move Ersan Ilyasova on draft night, while John Henson would only be moved for a higher return.
While Milwaukee, which holds the No. 2 pick in the draft, as well as Nos. 31, 36 and 48 in the second round, remains engaged in trade talks, they are not actively seeking to trade power forward John Henson - though he is the guy who has drummed up the most interest, sources told Sporting News. They, will, however remain open to the idea if it nets a lottery pick.
There had been some speculation that the Bucks were hoping to land Michigan's Mitch McGary at #31, but Chad Ford tweets that they probably shouldn't hold their breath.
Hearing Hornets at 24 most likely destination for Mitch McGary to land. Source says they are the culprit of his draft workout shutdown— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 24, 2014
Jabari Parker's dad Sonny insists that his son did not tank his workout in Cleveland, as suggested Monday by Ford. My guess: Parker probably prefers the Bucks--for proximity to Chicago and roster reasons--but his performance in Cleveland was likely more a matter of having a bad day than intentionally trying to play poorly.
Sonny Parker on an ESPN report that his son Jabari "tanked" his workout with Cavs: "He wasn't raised like that. He wouldn't do that."— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) June 23, 2014
More from Sonny Parker: "Jabari has a lot of morals, principles, values and integrity. He'll play for whoever drafts him."— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) June 23, 2014
Sonny Parker added, "If Jabari didn't want to play there (Cleveland), he wouldn't have gone there, trust me."— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) June 23, 2014
Meanwhile, Jake Pavorsky from our SBN sister site Liberty Ballers tweets that the talk in Philly is that Parker has a promise from the Bucks. Maybe that's why Jabari never worked out for the Sixers, eh? Either way it only reiterates the general consensus currently out there that the Bucks will take the Cavaliers' leftovers.
Source: Milwaukee Bucks have promised Jabari Parker at number 2 if available. Other than CLE, refused to workout for other top 5 teams.— Jake Pavorsky (@JakePavorsky) June 25, 2014
Not the pizza, Jabari, NOOOOOOOOOOOO
255, 256, 257, 258... RT @NBADraft: Chicago native @JabariParker tries New York style pizza for the first time. pic.twitter.com/PpJCcLUG1i— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) June 24, 2014
If you want to get scared about passing on Dante Exum, listen to this @BillSimmons and @chadfordinsider podcast. http://t.co/oxVPd93Rfu— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) June 24, 2014