Jonathan Givony

Jonathan Givony



NBA Draft analyst at @ESPN. Founder and co-owner of, a private scouting and analytics service utilized by NBA, NCAA and International teams.

Joined on May 30, 2009

We looked inside some of the tweets by @DraftExpress and here's what we found interesting.

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312. in country United States and category Personal

"I am a all around player... I can do everything on the court... I want to be a #NBA player... I like @MagicJohnson + Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5)" ~ With @Giannis_An34 capturing his 2nd straight #MVP award here's a look back at his exclusive 1st interview ever as a 18 y/o in #Greece

Defensively 6-9 + 17 y/o Adem Bona shows great agility, a quick second jump + impressive playmaking ability. Gets in a deep stance, has natural timing as a shot blocker + is now going straight up to contest shots w/ far more discipline than he used to, according to @DraftExpress

Among the more promising young #African imports in #Europe in recent memory, Adem Bona has improved considerably since arriving in #Turkey + showed as much in at both the FIBA U16 + U18 European Championships last summer. Now he'll enroll @ProlificPrep, according to @DraftExpress

Bona will become NBA Draft-eligible in 2023 when he's a year removed from his high school graduating class. He may consider following @prolificprep alum Jalen Green at the G League Ignite team, or could elect to return to Europe.

Bona, a long, athletic big man with outstanding defensive instincts, represented Turkey four times at the FIBA level in 2018 and 2019, establishing himself as a top shelf NBA prospect.

6'10, 17-year old Nigerian/Turkish big man Adem Bona, one of the most promising international prospects in Europe regardless of class, will spend the next two seasons in the US at @ProlificPrep in Napa, a source told ESPN.

Source says LaMelo Ball was in Boston for a meeting with sneaker company Puma, not the Celtics, as some online reports have indicated. In-person pre-draft workouts/meetings with teams are not permitted at the moment.

Architect of Denver Nuggets – Tim Connelly - joins The Woj Pod on run to Western Finals, resisting trades of a younger Jamal Murray for established stars, fighting to keep confidence as GM in job's early days, emptiness of celebrating without family. ESPN:

Nikola Jokic's full skill-set has been on full display during this impressive #NBAPlayoffs run by the #Nuggets. Back in 2017 @Mike_Schmitz discussed the evolution of Jokic's game on @DraftExpress, from pudgy teenager to rising #NBA superstar >>

"Every time you've had enough you always have that in your mind that someone is working harder than you" ~ Marcus Smart to @DraftExpress at the 2012 McDonalds Game. To start Game 1 of the East Finals he's having another big-time showing shooting + providing energy for @celtics

Quoted @PeteThamel

Sources: @Rivals recruiting analyst Corey Evans is being hired by the OKC Thunder in an amateur scouting role. Evans worked as a national recruiting analyst for @Rivals. Similar move to the Spurs hiring prominent recruiting analyst Dave Telep in 2013.

Homerun hire for OKC. Corey's work ethic, attention to detail and huge network of contacts helped him emerge as one of the most respected voices in the recruiting world the past few years. He's going to move up the NBA ranks quickly.

The league has informed teams of a potential revised 2020 NBA Draft date of November 18, sources tell ESPN. The NBA and NBPA have been negotiating on that new date.

New on ESPN+: Breaking down how the playoff success of certain young players in the NBA bubble bodes well for several 2020 draft prospects.

ESPN story on the Brooklyn Nets hiring Steve Nash on a four-year deal:

New on ESPN+: Breaking down how Jamal Murray has progressed from 7th overall pick in 2016 to a star guard in Denver.

How a summer without recruiting has left teams and prospects at a disadvantage

Can the defenses in tonight's Game 7 between Utah and Denver do anything to stop Jamal Murray and Donovan Mitchell? On those two putting on a show for the ages, plus other things to watch in Game 7:

ESPN story on one of the unforgettable 24 hours in NBA history. @ramonashelburne with the writing/reporting, @cristinadaglas editing and reporting with @MarcJSpears, @ZachLowe_NBA, @malika_andrews and me.

Quoted @wojespn

ESPN story on the NBA and NBPA agreeing to a delay in the CBA termination window -- and what it means to preparations for the 2020-2021 season.

NBA is moving toward pushing back this year's draft, scheduled for Oct. 16, along with Oct. 18 start of free agency, partly because of likelihood that the tentative opening of the 2020-21 season will be delayed from Dec. 1, per sources. Also allows more time to set a salary cap.

ESPN story on the 76ers dismissal of coach Brett Brown -- and looming changes elsewhere in the front office:

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