Unsigned NBA Drafts And Who's Hot To Watch|
Believe it or not, but there are still some excellent players available from the 2022 NBA Draft. And, with some of those having not received an approach, their contract status ahead of the 2022/23 season remains very much up in the air and undecided.
In total, there were thirty-nine players involved in the draft who have penned their maiden agreements, with their proposed moves sure to heavily influence betting markets on NBA outrights and matches. However, there are still plenty waiting to take the next step in their careers, with their futures remaining unclear.
Andrew Nembhard, 22, is a point guard who the Indiana Pacers picked up in round two of the draft. After starring at college level for Florida between 2018 and 2020, and then Gonzaga from 2020 until 2022, he decided to forgo his remaining college eligibility to declare for the draft. He should receive a three or four-year deal on the Pacer's standard 15-man roster.
Koloko, like Nembhard, was picked at the top end of the second round of the draft, so he should be seeing a three or four-year deal coming his way from the Toronto Raptors. And rightly so. The centre, who's 22 and stands at 7'1, has racked up the personal accolades from high school through to his college career with Arizona, which ran from 2019 until 2022. After being selected as the thirty-third overall pick in the draft, the next stop is the NBA for the Cameroonian.
E. J. Liddell
E. J. Liddell, 21, is in a bit of a predicament. Well, his proposed team, the New Orleans Pelicans, are. Selected in round two and the forty-first pick overall, the power forward seemed on course to take the next step in his career. However, The Pelicans have a dilemma as their fifteen-man roster is full. So, to accommodate Liddell, they would have to waive or make a trade. An alternative option is to run with a two-way contract.
You could look at Liddell's situation and apply it directly to that of Diabate. But, it appears as though the Clippers, who selected the Frenchman in round two of the draft, will move quickly to agree on a two-way deal. And this will suit the twenty-year-old centre, who decided to forgo his college eligibility early with Michigan to make sure he was involved in the 2022 draft.
Rollins, 20, spent a couple of years with Toledo at college football level before deciding he was ready for the draft. And, after being selected by the Atlanta Hawks, he now finds himself in pole position to make the fifteen-man Golden State Warriors Roster. The shooting guard does currently have a leg injury, but it’s believed that isn’t going to hinder any deal that is forthcoming. So, he’s expected to be a Golden State Warriors player sooner rather than later and plying his trade in the NBA.