Kevin Durant still angry over draft combine experience

Celtics to meet with Fultz at combine

Top Pac-12 2017 NBA Draft prospects: Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball battle for top spot

I was embarrassed at that point, but I'm like, 'Give me a basketball, please.

Kansas' Frank Mason III participates in the standing vertical jump at the NBA basketball draft combine Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Chicago.

"I knew nobody in that draft could guard me one-on-one", he said with the utmost confidence. "I always knew what I was capable of and what I could do". I've matured a bit over this past year. It still doesn't matter. Last year was a great experience for me and this year is better still. Both Fox and Fultz are expected to be lottery picks. "Tre's a good player, he's a good kid and I feel like we'd get along really well".

So can KD lift 185 pounds now? Calipari said he hadn't read Durant's comments yet, but when apprised of what Durant said, Calipari's answer was blunt. "But he's also going to take time to mature, think the game through". "There's no point in that".

Fraschilla, along with fellow ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg - who, two days ago, Tweeted, "Frank Mason will be a 10-year National Basketball Association player".

More than 60 players were invited to next week's combine, but some of potential lottery picks such as Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, Dennis Smith Jr., Malik Monk, Lauri Markkanen and Jonathan Isaac will reportedly not attend. If it doesn't help you [to] play, then don't play. His is a little different because he was a late second-round pick trying to work his way into the league.

For Fox, the combine is just part of the process.

"You're rolling the dice and hopefully teams have scouted these guys well, which I believe they have", Fraschilla added. "Pat Riley told me, 'Your guys know how to be good teammates.' Then the second thing that happens is, they're not overwhelmed by it".

"I figured they knew who they were going to draft already", Durant said.

As Durant told ESPN, the player who finished first didn't even get drafted.

"To not go through medical and some of the athletic testing, you don't have that in football", he said. "I mean, everybody wants to hear that". "You know how fantastic it is over there", Alkins told the Star. I was feeling down about it, because everybody needed something to say about me.

"It's 50-50, and depends on the feedback that I get", Alkins said during Combine interviews Thursday at the Quest Multisport complex. I didn't want to be a weightlifter.

I think it was really important. "I knew I was the best player in the draft".

John Calipari has Kevin Durant's back.

But he still is skeptical about the value of those drills.

A guy that you won't have to worry about off the court. Best case, you dominate, and simply prove you're the best. If you have to play to help yourself, come. Texas had only one pick in that lot - running back D'Onta Foreman.

To be sure, several players did not let this opportunity go by.

Six-foot-9 with a thin, wiry frame, he always has been the flawless size and prototype to be a dominating figure on the basketball court.

The Combine wraps up with another day of drills and five-on-five scrimmages in Chicago on Friday. Fultz probably won't handle the ball as much as he's accustomed to if he plays alongside Simmons, who will assume the point guard duties.

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