The Timberwolves and Jazz are hosting pre-draft group workouts in Minneapolis from July 8-11, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). According to Wojnarowski, the event will be open to all 30 NBA teams and the goal will be to have 48 prospects participate over that four-day period.
In past years when teams have brought in groups of prospects for pre-draft workouts, they’ve typically hosted six players at a time. If the event in Minneapolis follows a similar pattern, it could showcase two groups of six players apiece on each day from July 8-11.
Here’s more on the upcoming draft:
- Virginia Tech forward Keve Aluma is returning to school for another year, he announced on Twitter. Aluma had been testing the draft waters after 15.2 PPG and 7.9 RPG in 22 games (30.6 MPG) as a junior in 2020/21.
- Purdue forward Trevion Williams is also pulling out of the draft and heading back to school, per a Twitter announcement. Williams put up 15.5 PPG and 9.1 RPG in 28 games (25.1 MPG) for the Boilemakers as a junior this year, earning All-Big Ten honors.
- Duke forward Matthew Hurt has workouts on tap with the Celtics, Thunder, Pelicans, Lakers, Clippers, and Bucks, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News (Twitter link).
- West Virginia guard Miles McBride has worked out for the Knicks and Celtics in addition to interviewing with several teams, tweets Alder Almo of Empire Sports Media.
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9 thoughts on “Draft Notes: Workouts, Aluma, T. Williams, Hurt, McBride”
Wolves and Jazz have enough assets to trade for top 10 picks if they want
No they don’t
No one is trading into the top 5 unless they’re willing to make a Ricky Williams type deal. Trading into the 6-10 range won’t that much easier.
McBride is a guy Thibs would love. But it’s got to be a hard NO, unless they make some other moves or don’t pursue a veteran PG. Stockpiling backup PGs is not good strategy for a rebuilding team (actually, it’s not really a good strategy for any team).
Knicks need Tre Mann. Should be available in the teens, but might have to move up a bit to get him.
Celtics with all these workouts and already traded their first round pick.
Purdue is gonna be STRONG next season. Idk if they’ve got a #1 seed since Big Dog in 94 but they could be looking at another #1 seed type season if they stay reasonably healthy, even in the loaded Big10
Why would the Timberpuppies, without ANY 2021 draft choices, be permitted to, or want to conduct ANY draft eligible player workouts and, for that matter, why would any player devot the time and effort to work out for a team with ZERO 2021 draft choices?
Because you just don’t know if they can trade into the first round