Draft Notes: Burke, Kings, Gobert, Karasev

June 3 2013 at 5:25pm CDT By Zach Links

The buzz on the smaller point guards in the 2013 Draft has not been positive, writes Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld.  Michigan's Trey Burke is widely regarded as the top one-guard in this year's class, but he's getting a lot of criticism for being too slow at the next level.  Despite his lack of a fifth-gear, Burke's still likely to land somewhere in the top ten.  Here's more on the draft..

  • Here's a surprising bit of news: the Kings, who own the No. 7 pick, are showing interest in French center Rudy Gobert, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News.  Most mock drafts have him as a late lottery/mid-first round pick, but none have him pegged for the top ten.
  • More from Kyler, who writes that reviews are mixed on Sergey Karasev's performance this weekend in Las Vegas.  Two big concerns from NBA teams were his rather slender frame and his overall feel for the game.  The guard/forward is pegged as a late first-round pick in most mock drafts.
  • Vegas wasn't an ideal setting for Karasev, writes Chad Ford of ESPN.com (Insider sub. req'd). Karasev had visa issues in Russia and wasn't able to get to Vegas until after midnight on the day of the event and was clearly sluggish from the long trip.  Ford sees his draft range Karasev's draft range starting with the Timberwolves at No. 9 and the floor being the Nets at No. 22.
  • Prospect Steven Adams is in Oklahoma City and worked out for the Thunder today, writes Royce Young of DailyThunder.com. The Pitt center made it clear that he'd like to land in OKC, saying in a Facebook video: “I’d love to be drafted here, man, straight up." Adams could be on the board when the Thunder draft at No. 12, but it's not a certainty.
  • Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld (Twitter link) pegs the odds of the Cavs dealing the No. 1 pick at just 10% based on the overall lack of interest in it.
  • Point guard prospect Isaiah Canaan will work out for the Knicks and Nets soon, tweets Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com.  The Murray State product is projected to go towards the end of the first round or early in the second.
  • Cody Zeller impressed in his workout for the Jazz, writes Steve Luhm of the Salt Lake Tribune.  The Jazz pick at No. 14.
  • Today, the Blazers worked out guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, forward Jared Berggren, guard Sherwood Brown, forward Brandon Davies, guard Abdul Gaddy, and guard Elijah Johnson, tweets Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com.
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