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May 27, 2015 Updates

The 76ers will work out former La Salle and Dobbins High standout Jerrell Wright on Thursday. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound post player averaged 12.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists as a senior this past season for the Explorers. The second-team all-Big-Five selection shot 60.3 percent from the field. Wright could latch on with a team as a role-playing, undrafted rookie free agent. The 22-year-old said he could provide energy and display leadership, set screens and protect guards for the Sixers. Philadelphia Inquirer

Chris Dempsey: Askia Booker says he was asked about his refusal to play in the CBI tournament by the 76ers, and expects to be asked by other teams as well. Booker:"It's something I'm willing to address no doubt. I have no issue addressing that. When the question comes I'll be able to answer it." Twitter @dempseypost

Chris (Philadelphia): Latest news surrounding the Lakers and what they will do with the #2 pick? Chad Ford: Same situation. They're digging ... If Towns is there at 2. That's a lock. If it's Okafor, I think it's up in the air between Okafor, Russell and Mudiay. All three in the mix. But not strong feeling right now which guy it would be. I also hear they are digging on Porzingis, though I doubt they have the guts to take him that high. ESPN.com

Chad Ford: It's a bit early to say anything definitively. They're doing their homework. Okafor seems to be the guy that Flip favors. But that could chance with workouts and interviews. The workouts will be one-on-none. But still, I think it will come down to that for Minnesota ... and it's not just Okafor vs. Towns. I hear D'Angelo Russell in the mix there too. ESPN.com

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