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Three NBA teams inquiring about Hamidou Diallo

Chet White | UK Athletics

Chet White | UK Athletics

Chet White | UK Athletics

Wondering what team out there would take a chance on Hamidou Diallo in this year’s draft?

Well Adam Zagoria knows at least three teams that are looking into it. Zagoria reported today that coaches from Diallo’s former AAU team, the New York Rens, have been in contact with the Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets.

Brooklyn will have two picks at the end of the first round and could be desperate enough to take the unproven talent that grew up a couple subway stops away.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for Three NBA teams inquiring about Hamidou Diallo

  1. AndTheDevil
    6:28 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    Makes sense. People saying, “this draft is loaded. it’s guard heavy. why would anyone take him?” Well, would you take the guy who might be the a top 3 pick in next year’s draft at number 7 this year? Or take the #7 pick in this year’s? Also teams hear buzz and think, If we don’t get him then team x is getting a steal at pick #?

  2. humboldt24
    6:39 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    I’m getting frustrated at KSR shaming Diallo and those NBA teams who might pick him.

    Why would a team have to be “desperate” to take a top 10 ranked player in his high school class a year earlier than to be expected. Any why should anyone be mad at Diallo for taking the opportunity to realize his dreams and make millions of dollars next year.

    As a fan, I would love to see him wear Kentucky blue next year, but I can’t imagine passing up his opportunity if I was in his shoes. I know he may become a better draft pick if he comes and proves himself next year, but he’ll still make a couple million dollars in the NBA next year if he gets drafted in the first round, he’ll end up playing for a better organization later int eh first round than earlier, and he’ll be 1 year closer to signing a big contract extension where players really start to make their money.

    All in all, it would be pretty selfish for anyone to talk badly about the kid for making this decision, and I also think it would be foolish to doubt NBA teams for taking a flyer on a kid with incredible potential.

    • CstlCAT22
      7:05 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink


    • unbridled
      12:16 am May 9, 2017 Permalink

      Mad truth and there is no other way to objectiylook at the situation!

    • unbridled
      12:17 am May 9, 2017 Permalink

      Mad truth and there is no other way to objectively look at the situation!

    • Catsby80
      8:48 am May 9, 2017 Permalink

      You say that he would play for a better organization if he’s selected later in the first round, yet the article suggests that the Nets may take him… Let me remind you, the nets are garbage. I don’t blame the kid one bit for testing the waters. If he ultimately leaves and gets paid to do so, more power to him. If I were given the opportunity to go make a couple mil or go play in college, it’s a no brainer… But just because he’s drafted at the end of the first round does not mean he’s going to play for a good organization.

  3. UkfanMatt
    7:34 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    Taking him would be a gamble, but only because he has proved himself at the college level. As a result, I can see teams who have 1 or 2 picks for the entire draft passing on him. However, a team that has multiple drafts, and is looking a few years into the future, would definitely have a low risk-high reward pick by choosing him in the late 1st round or early 2nd

  4. jim tom
    7:54 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    Moving on. Old news. Fish are biting

    • CstlCAT22
      8:06 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      Suppose ur trolling for fish? Taking the easy catch… It’s just an update no matter how redundant.

    • jim tom
      8:13 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      No casting as a matter of fact.

    • jim tom
      8:16 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      Too old school for y’all. You come and take a scholarship you play. New school is bullshit plain and F simple.

    • jim tom
      8:17 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      No more than a prima dona

    • CstlCAT22
      8:24 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      Take a scholarship in the middle of a season? Who was he saving it for? Certainly affected no one… It’s prima Donna with two N’s… You sure you know what that even means? Old school or slow school… But why do you care, you’re moving on right?

    • catsarerunnin
      8:44 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      Old two first names fishes with dynamite..

    • unbridled
      12:23 am May 9, 2017 Permalink

      Sorry you feel let down jym thom. Don’t take this the wrong way but I can guarantee you that coach cal not diallo really care what you think. Does that bother you?

  5. jaws2
    7:57 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    ALL of these writers are desperate for clicks, don’t help them.