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Jaiteh, who worked out for the Detroit Pistons in their final scheduled day of pre-draft workouts Saturday, very well could be a target of the team at No. 38 overall in the second round. He does not seem open to being anyone’s draft-and-stash prospect, however. “My goal is to join the team next year,” Jaiteh said. “I’ve had three years now playing overseas pro. I really earned some experience, some maturity, and I think if I want to keep improving fast, I think the best is to be around the best players in the world, with the best coaches. That’s why I want to join the team this year and fight for it.”
The New York Knicks are in active discussions offering cash considerations to acquire a draft pick in the late first-round to early second-round range, sources told RealGM. The Knicks have worked out several players, including France’s Mam Jaiteh, selling the potential that the team will push hard to acquire a pick in their range.: 24 more rumors
The Trail Blazers continued their predraft workouts on Tuesday, evaluating six NBA draft hopefuls at the practice facility in Tualatin. The headliners of the group were 6-foot 7 forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and 6-6 guard Justin Anderson, prospects who are expected to be selected in the first round of the draft. The rest of the group included: Ryan Boatright, a 6-0 guard from Connecticut; Dez Wells, a 6-5 guard from Maryland; T.J. McConnell, a 6-1 guard from Arizona; and Mouhammadou Jaiteh, a 6-11 center from France.
Nets Daily: Not a lot of internationals go to NBA Combine, but one who did and who’s moved up by doing it: Mouhammadou Jaiteh. Told he impressed.
France’s Mam Jaiteh has been invited to the NBA Draft combine in Chicago, but will decline due to the continuation of his French league, a source told RealGM. Jaiteh, 20, has had a standout season for one of France’s best teams, JSF Nanterre, averaging 11.3 points and and 6.3 rebounds. Over his last 10 season games, Jaiteh has scored 12.7 points and grabbed 7.4 rebounds per game.
French prospect Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will place his name in the 2015 NBA Draft as an early entry player, sources told RealGM. Luwawu is projected as an early second round pick in the 2016 NBA draft and has auto-eligibility in 2017, but the 19-year-old will gauge his stock for this June. At 6-foot-6, he has worked to polish his shooting range and improve his body and athleticism. Luwawu has played in France throughout his basketball career. His agent, Herman Manakyan, also has two draft-eligible players in Mouhammadou Jaiteh (JSF Nanterre) and Yannis Morin (Cholet Basket).
Shams Charania: After deciding to declare, French center prospect Mouhammadou Jaiteh has pulled his name out of the NBA Draft, source tells RealGM.
Shams Charania: French prospect Mouhammadou Jaiteh, 19, will declare for the NBA draft and gauge feedback to frame decision to stay, source tells RealGM.
David Aldridge: League announces Dario Saric, Jaiteh, Philipp Neumann among international players withdrawing from draft. Saric only likely first-rounder.
Alex Kennedy: Mouhammadou Jaiteh has decided to withdraw his name from the 2013 NBA Draft, according to his agent. He’ll return to France for the season.
Alex Kennedy: Mouhammadou Jaiteh hasn’t decided if he’ll stay in the 2013 draft, per source. He may stay or may return to France for at least 1 more year.
Mouhammadou Jaiteh is one of the most intriguing players in the draft. There aren’t many 18 years old who are 6’11 and 250 lbs. While he’s very raw, he’s an impressive athlete and has an NBA frame. However, Jaiteh may not be in this draft class for much longer. While Jaiteh has worked out for several teams, he may pull out of the draft. Jaiteh wants a first-round commitment from a team. If he doesn’t receive one, he’ll remain in France next season and enter the 2014 draft instead. Jaiteh has to make a decision before June 15, so keep an eye out for updates in the next two days.
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of several teams that are interested in acquiring a late first-round pick, according to sources close to the situation. If Philadelphia doesn’t select a center with the 11th pick, they may try to acquire one of the final picks in the first round to select a big. In recent weeks, they have expressed interest in a number of centers projected in that range such as Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira and French center Mouhammadou Jaiteh among others.
Alex Kennedy: Mohamadou Jaiteh may pull out of draft. He’ll decide by June 15. He has worked out for teams, but will only stay if he’s a first-rounder.
Jared Zwerling: French draft prospect Mouhammadou Jaiteh (6-11; 250 pounds) has worked out for Minnesota & OKC. Next up: Pacers tomorrow. Might do #Knicks.
The list of draft prospects — mostly guys who will go undrafted or might slip into the second round — for the Wolves’ annual two-day camp here at Target Center this week is out. Gophers forward Rodney Williams is there, in the Wednesday’s group. Princeton, Minn.’s own Jared Berggren — by way of Madison and the University of Wisconsin — will work out in one of Tuesday’s two groups. Other names: Baylor guard Pierre Jackson, Illinois guard Brandon Paul, Memphis swingman D.J. Stephens, French center Mouhammadou Jaiteh and Texas A&M guard Elston Turner Jr
Mouhammadou Jaiteh, a French big man born in 1994, will declare for the 2013 NBA Draft, according to Jonathan Givony. Mouhammadou Jaiteh is playing in French Pro B with Boulogne-sur-Mer averaging 16ppg and 9.7rpg in 26 games.