Eight key players who could influence the NBA Draft:
Once considered a lock to be the No. 2 selection, Rubio could fall to No. 4. Sacramento even has some questions about the 18-year-old Spaniard but would take him. Will some team (Minnesota?) trade up to grab him?
Last month, most felt Curry would be available at No. 8 to go to the Knicks, which is where he wants to play. A straw poll of general managers ranked Curry the No. 2 point guard in the draft. Oklahoma City, Washington and Golden State are believed to be big Curry fans. He could go in the top five.
An extremely athletic power forward, Hill is one of the biggest mysteries in the draft. After averaging a double-double last season at Arizona, Hill could go as high as No. 5 or drop down to No. 8.
Few players’ stock has risen as much as Flynn’s the past month. The lightning-quick Syracuse point guard was ranked the No. 1 point guard in this draft by a couple of general managers, ahead of Rubio and Curry.
A couple of months ago, Jennings was thought to be a lock for the lottery.