"I said in my sleep, because I wouldn't want to suffer any pain or anything", Mason said. "All the strength coaches were laughing at me and s--". 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. So they can take that as, 'okay, he isn't serious about basketball.' But hopefully I can portray to them in these interviews that, for me, basketball has been a talent given to me by God.
Quick to acknowledge he's not a finished product, Mika said his decision will come down to "where I can develop best and quickest so I can contribute to a (NBA) team".
If the Magic do not take a point guard early in the Draft, Evans is likely the best point guard of the rest of the class and should be available in the 20s. "I knew that for sure".
Not being able to bench press 185 didn't hurt Durant's stock. "But I've been playing ball all my life so I just step out on the court and do what I know I'm capable of". That's their job. So they know what type of basketball player we are. Then they will go back to Europe for their draft camp later in June. It still doesn't matter. "They want you in their system to have a chance to develop you and get you to be a real player for them that produces".
Durant's career seems to have worked out so far, with a Rookie of the Year and an NBA MVP trophy on his mantle.
"I haven't tried. I know I can lift 185, though, now, but I don't bench-press", Durant said.
"For me it's just to kind of see where I'm at compared to some of these guys", he said. And players looking to move up in the draft or into it are getting a showcase.
"I'm getting that now as an older player and I realize that, but it's about flexibility with me, because I'm never going to be strong".
An elite jumper and shot-blocker, Bell showed off his speed by running the fastest shuttle time (2.56) in the history of the National Basketball Association combine, according to DraftExpress. Dorsey is a scorer through and through, but he didn't really force the issue and let the game come to him, which is important considering what his role will be at the next level. "They are committed to you, and you'll be in their system".
K-State's Wesley Iwundu: "You just go in there every night and work hard, you can have a chance to get here".
Even though numerous top prospects are not in attendance in Chicago and the Magic did not get an interview with expected top prospect Markelle Fultz, the team is still gathering a lot of information for their other picks.
Fultz reached double figures in all but one game while setting Washington's freshman single-season points record with 579 points and finished second for a freshman in school history in assists (148), tied for fifth in blocks (30) and fifth in steals (40).