Kevin Durant questions importance of National Basketball Association combine, tells players to skip it

"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". Mocks drafts have the North Carolina swingman going anywhere from No. 10 to No. 27. The combine is the biggest scouting event for National Basketball Association teams, which send several representatives to get a look at the talent pool for the year's upcoming draft. It was kind of back and forth. "Is he going to fit, is he going to put in the time and the work and is he going to be a good fit for your organization". Orlando has at least two more picks (at 25 and 35) and could get the 33rd pick if the Los Angeles Lakers end up in the top three after Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery.

Philly is now projected to have the No. 4 overall pick, and will also get the Lakers' pick if it falls out of the top three.

It would be a reach to select Jackson among the top eight picks. There's a large selection of physically impressive players starting with UCLA's Ike Anigbogu (7-foot-6.25 wingspan and 252 pounds), Indiana's Thomas Bryant (7-foot-6 wingspan and 247 pounds) and Kentucky's Bam Adebayo (7-foot-2.75 wingspan and 243 pounds at 5.2-percent body fat).

Jackson was asked what a team would get by drafting him.

"That's KD. He can say pretty much whatever he wants". If I do that, I'll be happy with my life. He won the Bob Cousy Award for the country's best point guard and was a consensus first-team All American. "I don't try to do max on the bench press". The Philadelphia 76ers were one of them, and Fultz reportedly "came across glowingly" and wants to join their young core of players. He is really good as a post scorer with length, but I think some scouts question the height of his ceiling. That's five super-young players BEFORE counting the Top-5 pick this summer, who will certainly be 20 or younger.

Kentucky PG De'Aaron Fox, who was scheduled to talk to the media on Thursday, pulled out of his media obligations.

"He doesn't have the polish of a Fultz or Ball, or the speed or raw athleticism of Fox or Smith".

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"I think I can get better at shooting, shoot the ball more consistently", Jackson said. According to CSN Philly's Jessica Camerato, Philadelphia is also talking to a handful of mid-first round prospects - with Justin Jackson and Justin Patton meeting with the team today and tomorrow, respectively.

The Sacramento Kings received a top-three protected pick from the New Orleans Pelicans in the DeMarcus Cousins trade.

The Magic have certainly interviewed more prospects than this as they have gone through the process in Chicago.

"If I needed another year, I would have done it", explained Fox.

Fox has been a recent riser on many draft boards, especially after his performance in the NCAA Tournament.

Sixers president Bryan Colangelo and vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley were overseas for two weeks scouting talent in Europe before coming to the combine. They would like to see every one of them play five-on-five, do all the (drills).

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