Draft Workouts: Reid, Dort, Fernando, Poirier

With the 2019 NBA draft just 19 days away, teams around the league are ramping up their workout schedules, bringing in draft-eligible prospects to get a first-hand look at those players in action before they make their final decisions. Here are some of the latest workout updates from across the NBA:

  • LSU big man Naz Reid said on Friday that he has worked out for the Celtics and also has sessions on tap with the Nets, Cavaliers, Sixers, and Spurs, tweets Josh Robbins of The Athletic. Previous reports indicated that Reid also auditioned for Detroit, Utah, and Orlando.
  • In addition to bringing in Reid on Monday, the Sixers will also work out Arizona State guard Luguentz Dort, per Keith Pompey of Philly.com (via Twitter). Dort ranks 26th on ESPN’s big board, which could make him a candidate for Philadelphia’s picks at 24, 33, and 34.
  • Maryland’s Bruno Fernando, who also projects as a potential first-round pick, also worked out for the Celtics, and will do the same for the Hawks, Pacers, Timberwolves, Spurs, and Jazz, tweets Robbins. Workouts with Charlotte, Detroit, and Orlando had been previously reported for Fernando.
  • Florida State big man Mfiondu Kabengele has worked out for the Celtics too, according to Robbins (via Twitter).
  • After visiting the Lakers on Friday, French center Darel Poirier had workouts lined up with the Heat, Sixers, Jazz, and Timberwolves, according to Nicola Lupo of Sportando (Twitter link). Poirier played in the G League in 2018/19 with Washington’s affiliate, but remains draft-eligible for 2019.
  • According to Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com (via Twitter), the workout list for Indiana forward Juwan Morgan includes the Suns, Pacers, Bulls, Grizzlies, Timberwolves, Jazz, and Kings.
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3 thoughts on “Draft Workouts: Reid, Dort, Fernando, Poirier

  1. knickscavsfan

    I hope someone responds to this. What would ‘Sota fans think of:

    Wiggins (4/$120 mil due), Bates-Diop and the #11 and #43 pick.

    for Tristan Thompson (1/$17 mil remaining), Jr Smith (1/$16 mil but only guaranteed for $4 mil), the #5 overall pick.

    I’m not a 100% sold on the idea but will Reddish, Culver or Hunter be better than Wiggins? He’s still young, under control for 4 years and can become a better player. Cavs could use the #11 to get a big too.

    Sexton/Wiggins (move to SG)/Cedi/Nance/Love

    Thoughts?

    • x%sure

      I doubt the MIN owner has given up on Wiggins yet. I think he is a burden so no for me. Wiggins “returning” would also bring back a divisive trade moment and looks like a win for the anti-Love crowd who can go blow.

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