The 2011 NBA Draft is inching closer and closer, and even though there isn't much new out there in terms of news and rumors, I'll pass on what Google was able to find this morning.
First and foremost, SB Nation's Tom Ziller has an interesting look at the NBA's age limit. I'm of the opinion that upping the age limit to two years out of high school wouldn't be a bad thing -- and actually probably help the NBA D-League in terms of relevancy -- but would probably prefer the MLB's rules when all is said and done: either allow players to come out directly from high school or make them complete at least three years of college before being allowed to enter the NBA Draft.
In other workout news, the Indiana Pacers are holding pre-draft workouts today which will feature a slew of interesting players including Jeremy Tyler, BYU's Jimmer Fredette, Tennessee's Tobias Harris, Florida's Vernon Macklin, Kansas's Marcus Morris and Duke's Nolan Smith. The New York Knicks will host Morehead State's Demonte Harper, Boston U's John Holland, Rick Jackson of Syracuse, UCLA's Malcolm Lee, South Carolina's Sam Muldrow and UTEP's Julyan Stone according to their Twitter account.
And last, but not least, the Golden State Warriors are also hosting a workout of their own including Texas swingman Jordan Hamilton and forward Gary Johnson, Seton Hall guard Jeremy Hazell, Florida State's Chris Singleton, Mychel Thompson of Pepperdine and Dayton's Chris Wright.
Bullets that aren't necessarily related to the NBA Draft are included after the jump.
- Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach Dave Joerger, mentioned here over the weekend, talked to the Bismarck Tribune's Lou Babiarz on Monday. Most interesting is the fact that Joerger's contract with the Grizzlies is up, effectively making him a free agent.
- Former D-League coach (and current Phoenix Suns executive) John Treloar talks about his love for the NBA Draft.
- In the same mold of the Treloar story, here's an interesting look at Matt Lloyd, the Chicago Bulls director of college scouting.
- CBS Sports' Ken Berger is reporting that no progress is being made on the NBA lockout situation.
- This has nothing to do with anything, but since I know everyone reading shares my love of North Dakota, I'll pass on this note about the Dallas Mavericks' Shawn Marion and how he's played twice in North Dakota!
- In another thing not having to do with the NBA Draft, but instead having to do with one of my other loves, Luke Schenscher re-upped his deal in Australia. Sad face.