The 2018 NBA Combine in New York City is in full swing, and there’s plenty of news coming out regarding the Portland Trail Blazers. NBCSports Northwest’s Jason Quick is on the scene and providing updates of all the happenings from the Barclays Center:
Players who today confirmed they have met, or plan to meet with Blazers at NBA Combine:— Jason Quick (@jwquick) May 18, 2018
Donte DeVincenzo, PG/SG, Villanova
Khyri Thomas, PG/SG, Creighton
Jerome Robinson, PG/SG, Boston College
Shake Milton, PG/SG, SMU
Bruce Brown, SG, Miami
Jacob Evans, SF, Cincinnati
One of the Blazers' interviews at the NBA Combine: Forward Brian Bowen, whose recruitment by Louisville led to the school firing Rick Pitino. He sat out last year and is debating between attending So. Carolina or going pro.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) May 18, 2018
One thing to note about Blazers' interviews at Combine: Unlike most teams, no basketball personnel is in the meeting. It is just Dana Sinclair, a sports psychologist who has worked for the team for the last decade.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) May 18, 2018
As Quick reported last year, Zach Collins got the analysis treatment as well and found it “funny”.
Also, Miami’s Lonnie Walker is apparently stirring up a storm today.
Miami shooting guard Lonnie Walker just blew away the media with his interview session. Reminds me of how Donovan Mitchell handled himself at last year's combine. Very, very impressive.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) May 18, 2018
Miami shooting guard Lonnie Walker interviewed with Blazers' psychologist, but he will not workout in Portland according to agent Happy Walters because at No. 24 the Blazers are selecting too low for Walker's expected draft position.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) May 18, 2018