The Thunder are acquiring center Derrick Favors and a future first-round pick from the Jazz in exchange for a future second-round pick, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Favors, 30, was a first-round pick of the Nets in 2010, but has spent 10 years with the Jazz. Last season, he averaged 5.4 points and 5.5 rebounds in 15.3 minutes per game.
Draft projections have placed Alvarado and Wright as potential second-round choices in the NBA Draft, but the most recent projection of the top 100 prospects by Jonathan Givony at ESPN.com last weekend show Alvarado at No. and Wright at No. A total of 60 players are selected in the draft.
AAP Don't call him a mentor - Joe Ingles says that would be selling Josh Giddey's smarts short. Instead they're just a couple of mates, representing the Boomers' present and future hopes, staying in touch before the 18-year-old Giddey begins his NBA journey. The 200cm-tall point guard will learn his fate on Friday, tipped to go as high as No.