Draft Notes: Labissiere, Poeltl, Murray

Here are the latest news and notes regarding the 2016 NBA Draft, which will be held on June 23rd in Brooklyn, New York:

  • The Nuggets have workouts scheduled on Thursday for Josh Adams (Wyoming), Kay Felder (Oakland), Brice Johnson, (North Carolina),  Chris Obekpa, (UNLV), Malachi Richardson, (Syracuse) and Guershcon Yabusele (France), the team announced via press release.
  • The Suns held a group workout today for Johnson, Richardson, Alpha Kaba (France) and Maodo Lo (Columbia), the team announced in a series of tweets. Working out individually for Phoenix today was Skal Labissiere (Kentucky) and Jakob Poeltl (Utah).
  • Kentucky combo guard Jamal Murray said he intends to work out for just four teams: the Celtics, Suns, Timberwolves and Pelicans, Jay King of MassLive tweets. The teams on Murray’s list hold picks No. 3 to No. 6 in June’s draft, King notes.
  • The Wolves will bring in Damion Lee (Louisville) and Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova) as part of a group workout on June 14th, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN notes (Twitter links).

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JFactor
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JFactor
3 months 17 days ago

What’s with players thinking they can force a team to pick them?

You should be thankful to even enter the league at this point. You’ve proven nothing, that’s why you have a rookie deal, to show you belong and then you can pick where you want to play.

DarkGhost
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DarkGhost
3 months 17 days ago
They are trying to pick where they play because like all athletes at that level they have an ego. Very rarely is a lottery pick okay with coming in and sitting the bench. For example Kris Dunn won’t release his medical records to the Celtics or Suns because he wants to go 5th to the T-Wolves. The Celtics already have an All-Star point guard, and the Suns already have 2 point guards they are paying 10 mil a year to. He like many of the others wants to go somewhere he can actually get playing time. In theory I agree… Read more »
JT19
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JT19
3 months 17 days ago
Exactly, that’s the big thing. While both of you are right that they haven’t really proven anything and have an ego, they’re also trying to set them up for success. As you mentioned with the Celtics and Suns, Dunn might not want to go there because he might not get any meaningful minutes. As much as professional players want to get paid, they also want to play. CJ McCollum would be a perfect example because he sat behind Lillard and Wes Matthews for a couple of seasons. If Matthews stayed with Portland, McCollum would have never gotten an opportunity like… Read more »
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