Draft season is in full swing and NBA Draft rumors are flying — the Warriors are working out a big sleeper, the Rockets are divided and Victor Wembanyama capes for his teammate.
We’re just over two weeks out from the NBA Draft and while the top is taking shape trades and high-rising prospects have the potential to bring all sorts of chaos.
NBA Draft rumors: 3. Warriors are working out Ben Sheppard
Ben Sheppard came out of the NBA Draft Combine with plenty of buzz and could sneak his way into the middle of the first round with some solid team workouts. The 6-foot-6 wing from Belmont averaged 18.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game during his senior season, shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc.
His impressive showing in both the athletic testing and scrimmages at the combine erased some concerns about his ability to produce despite the big jump in competition from the Missouri Valley Conference to the NBA. His offensive versatility and shooting could attract plenty of teams and Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report tabbed him as someone drawing first-round interest,
Sheppard has recently worked out for the Hawks (No. 15 pick), Jazz (No. 16 and No. 28). According to Wasserman, he’ll also work out for the Pelicans (No. 14) and Warriors (No. 19) this week. The Warriors, in particular, make for an interesting fit with minutes potentially available on the win next season for an NBA-ready shooter, comfortable finding the open man and moving without the ball.