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The Clippers completed their second pre-draft workout Wednesday morning at the team’s Playa Vista Training Center. A week after taking a look at potential wing players, Vice President of Basketball Operations Gary Sacks, Director of Player Personnel Gerald Madkins and several other members of the Clippers’ front office and scouting department observed six point guards in preparation for the 2013 NBA Draft where they own the No. 25 overall selection. The group included Pierre Jackson, a senior from Baylor, South Dakota State’s Nate Wolters, Texas sophomore Myck Kabongo and seniors Isaiah Canaan (Murray State), Mark Lyons (Arizona) and Erick Green (Virginia Tech), who led the nation in scoring last season.
Beginning on Friday, the Celtics will host up to 12 draft prospects for workouts over two days, NBA sources said. Six are point guards, a position where the Celtics could use some help: Shane Larkin of Miami, Phil Pressey of Missouri, Pierre Jackson of Baylor, Peyton Siva of Louisville, Erick Green of Virginia Tech, and Myck Kabongo of Texas. Centers Jeff Withey of Kansas, Steven Adams of Pittsburgh, Colton Iverson of Colorado State, and Greg Echenique of Creighton are also scheduled to attend. The Celtics have the No. 16 pick in the first round on June 27. They do not have a second-round selection
With their second-string point guard slated to become a free agent and their third-string point guard possessing an unguaranteed contract, Orlando Magic officials already have met with some potential backcourt replacements during the 2013 NBA Draft Combine. C.J. McCollum, a 6-foot-3 point guard from Lehigh, and Myck Kabongo, a 6-foot-2 point guard from the University of Texas, said they met individually with Magic officials Wednesday night.
Texas sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo declined to say Thursday whether he’s decided to enter the NBA draft, but said he expects to make an announcement “sooner rather than later.” A UT source said Kabongo could publicly reveal his intentions as early as Friday. Speaking to reporters before the Longhorns’ season-ending basketball banquet, Kabongo said he’s been attending classes, but that he’d also requested a draft evaluation from the NBA, which underclassmen are allowed to do. The deadline to enter the draft is April 28.