Jeff Withey Rumors

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The New Orleans Pelicans acquired guard Tyreke Evans from the Sacramento Kings and center Jeff Withey from the Portland Trail Blazers in a three-team trade, it was announced today by General Manager Dell Demps. “We are very excited to welcome Tyreke and Jeff to the Pelicans organization,” said Demps. “They are both young, talented players that fit in our system and can contribute to the success of our team moving forward.”
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The New Orleans Pelicans acquired guard Tyreke Evans from the Sacramento Kings and center Jeff Withey from the Portland Trail Blazers in a three-team trade, it was announced today by General Manager Dell Demps. “We are very excited to welcome Tyreke and Jeff to the Pelicans organization,” said Demps. “They are both young, talented players that fit in our system and can contribute to the success of our team moving forward.” In the exchange, the Pelicans dealt Robin Lopez and Terrel Harris to Portland and Greivis Vasquez to Sacramento.
The Indiana Pacers will hold their fifth workouts open to the media with prospects for the 2013 NBA Draft on Tuesday, June 18 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Prospects will work out in front of team officials and conduct interviews with the media beginning at 12:30 PM. Players scheduled to workout for the Pacers on Saturday are Matt Dellavedova (St. Mary’s), Angel Sharpless (Elizabeth City State), Jamaal Franklin (San Diego State), Zeke Marshall (Akron), and Jeff Withey (Kansas). The list of players is subject to change.
Jeff Withey became something of a menace in the paint for opponents in four years at the University of Kansas. The 6-foot-11 center, who was one of four prospects to work out for the Clippers Monday, blocked 3.8 shots per game his senior season and showed plenty of instinct as a help defender in his four years in Lawrence. But the workout process prior to the June 27 Draft has the lanky big man trying to show NBA personnel he can do more. “I want people to see that I have a little bit of an offensive game,” Withey said. “I’ve been working a lot on my 15-foot jump shot and I feel pretty confident right now. I didn’t shoot the best today, in this workout, but overall I’m feeling pretty happy with it.”
The Wolves worked out Kansas center Jeff Withey and Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira — both players they’d consider with their 26th overall pick — and four others Thursday before Saunders left town. They’ll resume Target Center workouts Sunday, when UCLA forward Shabazz Muhammad and Kentucky guard Archie Goodwin, among others, are expected.
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Several mock drafts at one point predicted the Nets would take Withey 22nd overall, although now DraftExpress has him going 29th and NBAdraft.net has him slipping to Sacramento in the second round at No. 36 overall. “Jeff Withey (impressed with) his size, his length, the ability to make an impact at the rim,’’ said director of player personnel Gregg Polinsky, who oversaw a workout with a total of six players today at the Nets’ training facility. “I thought he was good, (I was) not disappointed at all. He stepped out; we had him shoot some 3s at the end, because we think that’s one of the things he can do, be a pick-and-pop 5. Those are hard to find. Obviously he gives you a presence at the rim defensively, a good solid defensive rebounder in college and he comes from a place in Kansas where it’s not done any better.’’
The Nets are the only team to schedule Sapara to this point, but he has been tabbed as an alternate workout for the Knicks if someone pulls out according to Bass. Sapara is the sixth confirmed Nets workout, joining Greg Echenique (June 19), Trevin Parks (June 20), MoMo Jones (June 20), Gorgui Dieng (TBD), Jeff Withey (TBD) and Jamaal Franklin (TBD).
Joining Ledo in his afternoon workout session Monday were players such as Kansas center Jeff Withey, Missouri guard Phil Pressey, Ole Miss forward Reggie Buckner, St. Mary’s guard Matt Dellavedova and North Carolina guard/forward Reggie Bullock – all players who could be available when Denver picks at No. 27 in the first round. Ledo can see himself fitting in nicely with the Nuggets, especially with Ty Lawson running the show.
Also expected to work out Monday are Patriot League player of the year Mike Muscala of Bucknell and Summit League player of the year Nate Wolters of South Dakota State. They are scheduled to be joined by Mississippi forward Reggie Buckner, North Carolina swingman Reggie Bullock, Saint Mary’s guard Matt Dellavedova, Wake Forest guard C.J. Harris, Gonzaga forward Elias Harris, Providence guard Ricky Ledo, North Texas forward Tony Mitchell and Kansas center Jeff Withey.