HoopsHype Robbie Hummel rumors

June 29, 2012 Updates

Hummel will participate on the Wolves' summer league team in Las Vegas and he even offered to tutor star point guard Ricky Rubio, who tore the ACL in his left knee in March, on how to recover from the injury. "Yeah," Hummel said with a chuckle. "I've been through it twice, so I think can give him some advice on that. It was unfortunate to watch him go down, but it's something you can come back from for sure." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Growing up in Valparaiso, Ind., former Purdue forward Robbie Hummel spent his time rooting for the Indiana Pacers and the Chicago Bulls. Hummel got an opportunity to wear a Pacers practice jersey today when he worked out for them at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indianapolis Star

Hummel, who thinks he'll be a small or power forward in the NBA, is likely a second-round pick at best in the June 28 draft. "I go out to every workout and try my best, that's all I can do," he said. "I've proven my knee is healthy. Hopefully I'll get selected, but if I don't there are other options." Indianapolis Star

Growing up in Valparaiso, Ind., former Purdue forward Robbie Hummel spent his time rooting for the Indiana Pacers and the Chicago Bulls. Hummel got an opportunity to wear a Pacers practice jersey today when he worked out for them at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. And Hummel worked out in front of the coaching staff and front office officials with his surgically repaired knee feeling good and with him possibly playing the basketball of his career. "I feel like shooting the ball wise, I've been very good," he said today. Indianapolis Star

June 15, 2012 Updates

The Utah Jazz have invited six college players, including BYU’s Noah Hartsock, to a pre-draft workout on Saturday morning at the team’s practice facility. Joining Hartsock will be Missouri guard Kim English (6-foot-6, 220 pounds), Cal guard Jorge Gutierrez (6-3, 195), Purdue small forward Robbie Hummel (6-8, 215), Wichita State guard Toure’ Murry (6-5, 195) and Villanova guard Malik Wayns (6-2, 200). Salt Lake Tribune

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If drafted, Hummel likely will be a late second-round selection. He has a workout coming up with the Bulls as well as ones with the Cavaliers, Jazz and Pacers. There are about a dozen workouts planned in total before draft night. "A lot of teams are interested," Hummel said. "It helps that doubt has been eliminated with my knees. As long as I keep that going in the right direction, I'm confident I'll be taken." Chicago Tribune

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Now he has to prove to every team in the NBA that he's healthy again. "I've come a long way since then," Hummel said of a senior season in which he averaged 16.4 points and 7.2 rebounds. "I was getting better towards the end of the season, but it wasn't close to [100 percent]," he said. "Heck, I only had one dunk this year. I'm a 6-8 forward and I had one dunk. Probably not a good thing. But it's coming back." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Hummel has to prove that. At this point it appears his best chance will be as an undrafted free agent;. But, perhaps, strong workouts could change that. "All workouts, whether they're individual or in a group setting like this, will be important to him," Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said. "It will be an opportunity to show what he can do. I thought he played very well." Frankly, there were times when Hummel questioned whether he'd ever get back in the NBA conversation. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

April 16, 2012 Updates

Hummel is ready to move forward after hiring Mark Bartelstein as his agent. Former Purdue center JaJuan Johnson, now a rookie with the Boston Celtics, believes Hummel can make it in the league. Journal Gazette

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