Both were projected as late first-round picks, so their absence might not shake up your draft board all that much, but it is disappointing to see an already thin international draft class get a little thinner.
You might notice those pieces of news still feature that dreaded “reported” designation though, as facts are hard to come by this time of year. You’ll hear a lot of innuendo and speculation ahead of the draft on June 22, and most of it isn’t worth squat.
Every once in a while, however, a team will leak some genuine information among the lies. That’s part of what can make this time of year such a hair-pulling experience for NBA fans.
Don’t worry. We’re here to help you parse what’s real, what’s a ruse, and what’s made up altogether — especially after a somewhat disappointing NBA Finals came to an end in five games. On that note, here’s version 4.0 of our 2017 NBA mock draft.