HoopsHype Shabazz Muhammad rumors

June 15, 2013 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves have another round of pre-draft workouts on tap this weekend, with UCLA swingman Shabazz Muhammad highlighting the group. The Wolves announced that Muhammad and five other prospects will work out with team officials Sunday afternoon at Target Center. Also scheduled to participate are Long Beach State swingman James Ennis, Kentucky guard Archie Goodwin, Minnesota forward Rodney Williams, Delaware forward Jamelle Hagins and Idaho center Kyle Barone. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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When teams ask him about these issues, Muhammad says that he faces them head on and doesn’t shy away from the scrutiny. “I like telling them,” Muhammad said. ”I like explaining. I didn’t do anything wrong. I mean like I said, that was in the past with some people that were handling my basketball (career). It’s just all me (now). I’m all into myself. I work with myself. I represent myself now.” Cowbell Kingdom

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Shabazz Muhammad headlines Monday's 6-player workout for Kings. The biggest name is UCLA forward Shabazz Muhammad. He was the top prep player in the country last year, but didn't have the impact some expected for the Bruins. There were eligibility questions and questions about his real age. After being a projected lottery pick, Muhammad's stock is slipping in the eyes of some executives. Sulia

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By numbers alone, Muhammad would appear to have the skill set with which to do that. He made nearly 38 percent of his three-point attempts, shot 71 percent from the free throw line and was, generally, a productive scorer in his only season at Westwood. However, there are questions about his ability to score against NBA defenders as well as his character. The former issue is one he's hoping to answer in these workouts, whereas the latter is something that is more about his father, not him. "I've been interviewing with these coaches and they know how good of a kid I am," Muhammad said. "I just want to come out here and play basketball. All the other extracurricular activity stuff is stuff I'm not really included in. "I just want to come out here and play basketball and that's my job." Arizona's Sports Page

The Suns appear to have assembled an impressive Wednesday workout group with Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore, Indiana shooting guard Victor Oladipo, Indiana power forward Cody Zeller, UCLA swingman Shabazz Muhammad and French power forward Rudy Gobert, unless one of those players has come to town early for a different workout. Between Indiana coach Tom Crean’s media comments and the players’ social media, five players’ arrivals in Phoenix have become known and the Suns do have a workout scheduled today but have not confirmed the participants. Arizona Republic

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Muhammad knows tough questions are coming his way, including the role of his father, portrayed as domineering and manipulative by the Times’ story, who picked a spouse, the story contended, with the intent of producing world-class athletes from their union. The questions might have gained oxygen with Thursday’s news that his father, Ronald Holmes, was indicted on federal bank fraud and conspiracy charges revolving around the obtaining of mortgage loans. He started getting a taste of those questions in Chicago. NBA.com

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