Lots of news swirling around the NBA Draft before this Thursday's annual selection show.
Carmelo Anthony has opted out of his contract with the New York Knicks, making him the most desired free agent on the market.
Kevin Love still wants out of Minnesota, and is the most desired player in the early summer trade sweepstakes.
The Miami Heat reportedly have a June 30 deadline with LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to choose their early termination options or keep their over-$20M each 2014-15 salaries.
Kansas big man Joel Embiid had foot surgery earlier this week and could take up to a full year to be 100 percent.
Dario Saric was a projected lottery pick last year, but pulled out of the draft at the last possible moment. News on Monday was that he has signed a three-year deal that will keep in him Europe.
Undoubtedly there will be lots of fireworks between now and the end of the draft. But here's how we see the first round of the draft playing out in a few short days.
- Cleveland Cavaliers - Jabari Parker, F, Duke
- Milwaukee Bucks - Andrew Wiggins, F, Kansas
- Philadelphia 76ers - Julius Randle, F, Kentucky
- Orlando Magic - Marcus Smart, G, Oklahoma State
- Utah Jazz - Noah Vonleh, F, Indiana
- Boston Celtics - Dante Exum, G, Australia
- LA Lakers - Aaron Gordon, F, Arizona
- Sacramento Kings - James Young, F, Kentucky
- Charlotte Hornets (from DET) - Nik Stauskas, G, Michigan
- Philadelphia 76ers (from NO) - Joel Embiid, C, Kansas
- Denver Nuggets - Doug McDermott, F, Creighton
- Orlando Magic (from NYK via DEN) - Adreian Payne, F, Michigan State
- Minnesota Timberwolves - Zach LaVine, G, UCLA
- Phoenix Suns - Gary Harris, G, Michigan State
- Atlanta Hawks - Rodney Hood, G, Duke
- Chicago Bulls (from CHA) - Dario Saric, F, Croatia
- Boston Celtics (from BRK) - Kyle Anderson, G/F, UCLA
- Phoenix Suns (from WSH) - Tyler Ennis, G, Syracuse
- Chicago Bulls - Cleanthony Early, F, Wichita State
- Toronto Raptors - Jordan Clarkson, G, Missouri
- Oklahoma City Thunder (from DAL via HOU) - Jarnell Stokes, F, Tennessee
- Memphis Grizzlies - TJ Warren, F, NC State
- Utah Jazz (from GS) - Jerami Grant, F, Syracuse
- Charlotte Hornets (from POR) - Jordan Adams, G, UCLA
- Houston Rockets - Clint Capela, C, Switzerland
- Miami Heat - Shabazz Napier, G, UConn
- Phoenix Suns (from IND) - Jusuf Nurkic, C, Bosnia
- LA Clippers - Mitch McGary, F, Michigan
- Oklahoma City Thunder - Patrick Young, F, Florida
- San Antonio Spurs - CJ Wilcox, F, Washington