July 7, 2019, 9:35 pmNaz Mitrou-LongSG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Nazareth Mitrou-Long led the Cavs with 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting in Sunday's 82-75 win over the Bulls.
He shot 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and 6-of-7 from the stripe. Mitrou-Long has played in 15 games for the Jazz over the past two seasons and averaged 1.3 points in 5.7 minutes per game. He will have the opportunity to make a name for himself during this Summer League with Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr. sitting out.
July 4, 2019, 12:20 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland is unlikely to play at Summer League.
Garland suffered a torn meniscus back in November that ended his college season and while both he and the Cavs insist that he's fully healthy, there is no rush to get him back on the floor for ultimately meaningless games. Redraft fantasy owners can treat Garland as a late-round flier at best this season.
Source: The Athletic
June 21, 2019, 5:43 pmDarius GarlandG, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs expect to play Darius Garland and Collin Sexton together next season.
Coach John Beilein says the duo would be "beautiful together" and really open up the floor. Garland is the better facilitator of the two, but he's also the better shooter, which makes moving Sexton off the ball a dicier prospect. Regardless, the opportunities figure to be there for both young guards this season as the Cavs try and sort out their long-term plans. We'd steer clear of either player until the very late rounds unless you end up punting efficiency.
Source: Fred McLeod on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 8:07 pmDarius GarlandG, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavaliers selected Darius Garland with the fifth pick of the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday night.
Garland missed a lot of last season at Vanderbilt with a torn meniscus. Garland's fantasy value is iffy to start out because of his size and defensive ability, but the Cavaliers have plenty of space to give him opportunities to play next to Collin Sexton and become a volume scorer in short order.
June 19, 2019, 5:19 pmDarius GarlandPG, College
According to John Gambadoro, the Pelicans are receiving plenty of interest from other teams who are looking to move up to the No. 4 pick to select point guard Darius Garland.
The Pelicans have agreed to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers and one piece that they would receive in return is the 4th overall pick in this year’s draft. With several teams interested in acquiring the Vanderbilt product, the Pelicans may look to move down in the draft while trying to acquire a veteran who can help this young core compete as soon as this upcoming season.
Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter
June 18, 2019, 12:41 pmDarius GarlandG, College
The Knicks, who have the number three pick in the NBA Draft, are hosting Darius Garland for a last-minute workout on Wednesday.
It has been widely expected that the Knicks were going to go with Duke’s R.J. Barrett with the 3rd pick, but there remains many moving parts leading up to Thursday’s draft. The Pelicans could move up from number four by trading with the Grizzlies, which would make Barrett potentially unavailable and Ja Morant in play for the Knicks in this scenario. One of Garland, Morant and Barrett will likely become the new face of the Knicks in a few days. We are in for an exciting night on Thursday.
Source: Draft Express on Twitter
June 17, 2019, 11:41 amDarius GarlandG, College
According to Fletcher Mackel of NBC New Orleans, both the Bulls and Suns are interested in trading up to the No. 4 spot in the draft in an effort to draft Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland.
The Pelicans have been fielding offers for the No. 4 pick, and though Mackel isn’t typically a newsbreaker this rumor is far from surprising. The Suns and Bulls draft 6th and 7th respectively, with the Pelicans likely to acquire a future first-round pick from either team in any deal as well. Both Phoenix and Chicago are rumored to be in the point guard market, with the Suns in particular also connected to UNC’s Coby White, who figures to be available at the six spot. We’ll see if the Pels can flip the pick prior to Thursday.
Source: Fletcher Mackel on Twitter