NBA Draft Combine's Biggest Mystery: How Good Is Darius Garland?

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NBA Draft Combine's Biggest Mystery: How Good Is Darius Garland?
NBA Draft Combine's Biggest Mystery: How Good Is Darius Garland?

CHICAGO — Vanderbilt's Darius Garland's name is trending in NBA circles at the combine despite leaving before the event really got started. He wasn't expected to play, coming off a torn meniscus and a preseason lottery projection, but departing early Wednesday, per The Athletic's Shams Charania, has led to speculation about a promise. One NBA executive told Bleacher Report that rivals believed the Phoenix Suns (drafting sixth overall) to be the franchise giving Garland assurance, though nobody has ruled out the Los Angeles Lakers as a suitor at No. 4. Coincidentally, Garland is represented by LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. Suns general manager James Jones also has ties to

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