IMG Academy guard Anfernee Simons, projected as a possible first-round pick, has a busy workout schedule leading up to the 2018 NBA draft. Having already auditioned for the Lakers, Trail Blazers, Suns, and Bulls, Simons will reportedly work out for the Magic as well, as we heard on Monday. During Simons’ Tuesday workout with the Lakers, he added several more teams to that list, confirming that he’ll also get a look from the Jazz, Knicks, Sixers, and Bucks, as Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com relays.
That workout with the Jazz will happen on Thursday, league sources tell Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune (Twitter link).
While Simons has a wide range of potential landing spots, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony has the youngster coming off the board at No. 38 to the Sixers in his latest mock draft.
Here are a few more updates and notes on pre-draft prospect workouts:
- Duke’s Grayson Allen will be among the prospects visiting the Timberwolves for a workout in the coming days, tweets Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News.
- Jaylen Barford (Arkansas), Rodney Bullock (Providence), Jevon Carter (West Virginia), Trevon Duval (Duke), Jairus Lyles (UMBC), and Duncan Robinson (Michigan) are participating in a group workout with the Grizzlies on Wednesday, the team announced in a press release.
- Xavier’s Kerem Kanter, the younger brother of Enes Kanter, will work out for the Knicks on Wednesday, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. However, another player who had been scheduled to audition for New York today – Texas A&M’s Tyler Davis – will no longer do so due to an injury, tweets Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com.
- The Nuggets have made an adjustment to their previously-reported Wednesday workout, replacing Khyri Thomas (Creighton) with Bryant Crawford (Wake Forest), per a team release.