Mo Bamba Working Out For Suns, Mavs

10:50pm: Bamba will work out Saturday for the Suns, who hold the top pick, according to the team’s website.

5:11pm: The Mavericks will work out Texas center Mohamed Bamba on Monday, Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated tweets.

Bamba has been linked to Dallas in some mock drafts — if he falls to No. 5. He’s zoomed up the draft board and is currently ranked No. 3 overall by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Bamba’s offensive game is a work in progress but he’s expected to be a defensive force at the next level, in part because of his imposing 7’9″ wingspan.

In his lone college season, Bamba averaged 12.9 PPG, 10.5 RPG and 3.7 BPG for the Longhorns.

Bamba has already worked out for the Bulls, who own the No. 7 selection, and is scheduled to work out for the Hawks on Thursday.

Duke big man Wendell Carter will work out for the Mavericks on Wednesday, Fischer adds. Carter has workouts lined up with six lottery teams.

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5 thoughts on “Mo Bamba Working Out For Suns, Mavs

  1. Really! Man if Phoenix picks Bamba with the #1… their future ain’t looking to bright. I think he is gonna be a very good player but you cannot cannot compare him to Ayton or Bagley in any way, shape, size, form… seriously… if this is what Phoenix thinks to do with their pick, better they trade it to someone who knows what to do with it. SMH

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    • acarneglia

      It would be stupid of Phoenix to just bring in Ayton though. Evaluate all your options!

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  2. Bamba working out for his future team, unless something goes sideways in the top 4.

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  3. Bryzzo2016

    These teams have a pretty good idea who they’re drafting. I imagine they are taking advantage of the opportunity to work these guys out so they can get a book on them, specifically their weaknesses, to benefit them when the eventually go up against them.

    Phoenix isn’t overly bright, but they even know that Ayton is the clear number one. Not just on overall skill, but also local buzz to sell tickets since the kid played at AZ. They are not trading down, they are not considering anyone else w/ the top pick.

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