Robert Williams Working Out For Bulls, Hornets, Knicks

Potential lottery pick Robert Williams will kick off his pre-draft workout schedule this week as he visits the Bulls on Thursday, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Williams will follow up that Chicago session with auditions for the Hornets and Knicks.

The No. 13 prospect on Jonathan Givony’s big board at ESPN.com, Williams will receive “close inspection” from teams in the 7-13 range in the lottery, Wojnarowski notes. The Bulls (No. 7), Knicks (No. 9), and Hornets (No. 11) all fall into that group, though it remains to be seen whether the Texas A&M center will also work out for other teams in that range, including the Cavaliers (No. 8), Sixers (No. 10), and Clippers (Nos. 12-13).

In his sophomore season with the Aggies, Williams often played out of position and recorded just 25.6 minutes per contest, but still nearly averaged a double-double (10.4 PPG, 9.2 RPG). He was also an efficient scorer (.632 FG%) who had a major impact on the defensive end (2.6 BPG).

Givony has Williams coming off the board at No. 14 in his most recent mock draft, calling the big man “a rim-running, pick-and-roll-finishing, shot-blocking, offensive rebounder” and likening him to Rockets center Clint Capela.

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3 thoughts on “Robert Williams Working Out For Bulls, Hornets, Knicks

  1. swtnes34

    who was last Knicks # 1 we got excited about? Not Zinger we knew little but after the fact love him…like Frank too but you know us Knicks fans aren’t very patient…DG? kinda same boat as Zinger…then has proven somewhat brittle…who was it? Sky walker? lol…oy

    • x%sure

      Good point… I think Channing Frye did not have a perimeter game at first, was just tall… The 3 picks between 18-21 in ’96 had fun potential but not realized… Yes, gotta go back to the 80s! Dave DeBusshere GM!

      If Mills & co. thinks about this stuff, they might skip Mikal Bridges and go for Trea Young.

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