NBA Draft Rumors: Scoot Henderson visits, Lakers plan for pick, Spurs can have both worlds

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Scoot Henderson, NBA Draft Rumors
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The latest NBA Draft rumors include Scoot Henderson’s pre-draft workouts, the Lakers’ No. 17 pick and the Spurs getting the best of both worlds.

The NBA Finals may be dominating the spotlight right now but we’re only a few weeks away from the NBA Draft and the rumor mill is spinning.

The draft will take place on June 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET from the Barclays Center in New York. Until it arrives, there will be plenty of murmurings and speculation about how the top picks will go down.

Let’s look at some of the biggest rumors around.

NBA Draft Rumors: Scoot Henderson isn’t accepting 4th

Scoot Henderson is considered the best guard in the NBA Draft and is arguably No. 2 behind Victor Wembanyama in terms of ability and potential. However, the draft lottery really didn’t work out in his favor if he wants to be the No. 2 pick behind Wemby.

Now, the Hornets will have first crack at Henderson, then the Trail Blazers at No. 3. The problem? Neither of those teams are particularly in need of a guard. Some have even projected that Henderson will fall to the Rockets at No. 4.

It doesn’t look like Henderson is buying into that speculation though. The G League Ignite star spent his weekend at a pre-draft workout for Portland and he’ll also visit the Hornets. He has no other visits planned, not with Houston or anyone.

That’s confidence from Henderson, who honestly should be able to convince one of those teams to take him, need or no.