What type of team wants Wichita State’s Cleanthony Early? The consensus is he fits on a playoff team as a scorer off the bench. Teams such as Houston (which may need to replace Chandler Parsons), Oklahoma City, Memphis and Miami seem to make sense. Early, 23, profiles as a player who could contribute quickly as a three-point shooter.
We find out tonight when the NBA Draft begins at 6 p.m. Remember, the difference between the first round (guaranteed contracts) and the second round (no such thing) is significant. Expect to see Early on an NBA roster regardless, but the security and pay-check from the first round matters.
Boston Globe – No. 23 to Utah
Cleveland Plain-Dealer – No. 22 to Memphis
New Jersey Star-Ledger – No. 21 to Oklahoma City
Newsday – No. 22 to Memphis
Los Angeles Times – No. 29 to Oklahoma City
Yahoo.com – Not included
New York Post – No. 26 to Utah
Detroit News – No. 18 to Phoenix
Orange County Register – No. 26 to Miami
DraftExpress.com – No. 35 to Utah
Sports Illustrated – No. 26 to Miami
NBA.com – Not included
NBADraft.net – No. 26 to Miami
CBSSports.com – No. 24 to Charlotte