ESPN Draft Analysts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz
ESPN NBA Draft analysts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz join the Woj Pod to discuss Duke’s freshmen class of RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish who could go 1-2-3 in the June Draft, the surging NBA rookie class -- including Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Memphis’ Jaren Jackson, the impasse in NBA-NBPA negotiations on ending the one-and-done rule, and much, much more. 1:30: Duke freshmen R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson dominating Kentucky in their first game. 4:00: NBA scouts loving Barrett’s competitive drive. 6:24: Will Barrett, Williamson and Cam Reddish competing to be the No. 1 pick have an impact on Duke? 8:06: Why it will be a difficult choice for whichever team has the No. 1 pick. 12:14: How the changing style of play in the NBA impacts the draft. 15:38: The strengths and weaknesses of the 2019 draft. 17:47: The impressive start to Luka Doncic’s career in Dallas. 21:19: Jaren Jackson Jr. moving into the starting lineup and producing for the Grizzlies. 24:53: Negotiations for the end of the one-and-done rule stalled because of agents wanting to keep control over player medical records. 32:30: The importance of ownership in team building and how the G League could factor into age-limit negotiations. 36:29: Players and front office members not really wanting the age limit to change. 39:23: The NCAA wanting everyone else to change so they don’t have to change their business. 40:11: The upcoming games and tournaments that NBA teams will be scouting.
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