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Vincent Ellis: Among players in today for #Pistons draft workouts: N.C.State F Tyler Harris, brother of Tobias Harris.
Marc J. Spears: Cal's Jaylen Brown scheduled group workout w/MIN, MIL, TOR, maybe LAL Saturday, source says. Expected to workout at BOS, NO, & PHX next week
Adam Zagoria: 7-footer Thon Maker works out today for Atlanta. Was at Utah on Wednesday. Projected No. 40 on @Jonathan Givony but could well go higher.
What do you want the Nuggets organization or the fans to know about you? Ben Bentil: I’m a competitor. I’m a person who competes no matter what the ups and downs are. Who would you compare your game to in the NBA? Ben Bentil: I model my game after Wilson Chandler, Draymond Green, Paul Millsap and Kevin Garnett.
Adam Zagoria: 7-footer Thon Maker works out for Utah today and then Atlanta on Friday, source tells @SNYtv. Also has Detroit & Indiana w/in the next week.
A team first calls a player’s agent to set up a visit. Agents will determine when a player will visit and often what other players will compete against him. It is not uncommon for an agent to give teams a list of players with whom his client would like to work out. In the case of Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, each player will make team visits but will likely not compete in a three-on-three setting.
Teams will have agents on speed dial when it comes to finalizing the draft workout. Starting in early May and leading up to the day of the draft, teams will operate on seven-day workweeks based on the availability of prospects. The first piece of the puzzle is getting a prospect to commit. The second piece is filling out the workout with prospects within the same skill level. Because players have been scouted heavily in five-on-five settings, the goal for the team is to get a player in their gym to get to know him better
Teams that put a lot of stock into the draft workout are often the ones that miss out on top prospects in the draft. It’s just not as important as the other parts of the evaluation process. The workout is more for the benefit of the coaching staff. Players will go through a one-hour, practice-like setting that will combine agility, shell drills, shooting and three-on-three. The true test of the prospect is not how skilled they are; it's their conditioning. Unlike a practice setting where there are 15 players, the draft workout is built on repetition with less rest.
Keith Pompey: The #Sixers, led by own Josh Harris, were well represented at today's Excel Sports workout featuring Brandon Ingram and Jamal Murray in NY. Coach Brett Brown and vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley were also among the large Sixers' contingent at the Excel workout.
Adam Zagoria: Former Kansas F Cheick Diallo works out tomorrow for Atlanta, source tells @SNYtv. Hawks have the No. 21 pick.
Even so, several sources told The Undefeated that Philadelphia expects to also work out ex-California forward Jaylen Brown, ex-Providence point guard Kris Dunn and ex-Kentucky combo guard Jamal Murray. The Sixers are also considering offering workout invitations to ex-Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield and Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv forward Dragan Bender, too. The Sixers have yet to schedule any workouts with any of the aforementioned NBA prospects. Philadelphia has the top pick as well as the 24th and 26th selections in the first round, but no second-round picks. The NBA draft will be held June 23 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He said he would like to work out against Ingram and Simmons, but posed a question. “Do they want to work out [against] me?” Brown asked. “I think that’s the question.”
The Sixers are scheduled to look at St. Joseph's Isaiah Miles, Baylor's Taurean Prince, Wichita State's Fred VanVleet, Columbia Maodo Lo, San Diego State's Winston Shepard and Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame during Friday's predraft workout.
Isaiah Whitehead didn't work out on Wednesday for the Indiana Pacers as originally planned, and pushed back his announcement plans until March 24. Whitehead had initially Tweeted he would announce on Thursday whether he would remain in the NBA Draft or return to Seton Hall. He has until May 25 to decide.
Adam Zagoria: After working out yesterday for the Clippers, Providence F Ben Bentil works out today for the Lakers.
Michael Scotto: Sources: Los Angeles Lakers will bring in Andrew Andrews for a workout Friday. He led the Pac-12 in scoring averaging 20.9 points per game.
Adam Zagoria: Former Oklahoma PG Isaiah Cousins was impressive yesterday in Pacers workout, sources told @SNYtv. Has New Orleans tomorrow.
Troy Williams, 21, just completed his junior year at Indiana University and says he has an internship and “a class or two left” to earn his undergraduate degree. He has not yet decided whether he will remain in the 2016 NBA Draft, and he has until May 25th to decide. He says he’ll lean heavily on his support system: uncle Boo Williams, aunt Terri Williams-Flournoy, and basketball trainer John Lucas. For now, he’s “50-50.” He has workouts scheduled with the Clippers (Wednesday), Lakers (Thursday), and Pelicans (May 23rd).
Marcus Lee has cancelled at least three workouts with NBA teams, including one scheduled for Tuesday, a league source told SNY.tv. It is unclear how many workouts the 6-foot-10 Lee had originally scheduled.
Lee said Friday he was still weighing his options regarding the NBA Draft and was unconcerned about a possible logjam in the Kentucky frontcourt should he return to campus. "I'm definitely weighing my options, it's definitely a process," Lee said on Friday at the NBA Draft Combine. "Once I get back home I'll be able to talk it through with my family and we'll figure it out from there. We'll kind of weigh the options and go from there knowing that there is a risk there in not knowing what might happen."
Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe will work out for the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, his father told SNY.tv. Briscoe has had several other workouts, most recently with the Lakers. He has not hired an agent and has until May 25 to opt to return to campus or remain in the Draft.
The Pacers will hold their second pre-draft workout on Wednesday, May 18 in preparation for the 2016 NBA Draft. The six players scheduled to participate in workouts are Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova), Wade Baldwin IV (Vanderbilt), Matt Costello (Michigan State), Max Landis (IPFW), Patrick McCaw (UNLV), Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona).
Adam Zagoria: Former Michigan State F Matt Costello is currently working out for the @Brooklyn Nets , league source tells @SNYtv
Michael Scotto: Nets and Pistons will bring in Nathan Boothe (Toledo) for workouts this week, per sources. He averaged 19.3 points and 9 rebounds per game.
Michael Scotto: Cleveland Cavaliers will bring in Rasheed Sulaimon (Maryland) and Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona) as part of a workout today, per league sources.
After playing in the NBA Draft Combine last week, former Oklahoma point guard Isaiah Cousins is hoping to impress during individual NBA workouts beginning this week. The 6-foot-4 Mount Vernon, N.Y., native begins workouts on Tuesday with the Indiana Pacers. He was supposed to go against Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, but Trimble is no longer in the workout. Cousins will then work out this week for New Orleans and Denver before heading to San Antonio on Sunday. After that come workouts with Houston and Phoenix. "I'm definitely looking forward to that," Cousins, who led the Sooners to the Final Four in Houston, told me at the Combine. "[I'm looking to show] that I can play at the position as a point guard and just make plays and just go hard. "I just keep working hard and being humble."
Jessica Camerato: Update on Sixers pre-draft workouts today: Jaylen Bond will participate, Dedric Lawson will not
Melo Trimble knows he didn't perform as well as he could have at the NBA Draft Combine, and will now try to impress during individual workouts beginning next week. The 6-foot-2 1/2 Maryland point guard met at the Combine with the Knicks, Dallas, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Denver and the Lakers.
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Russell Westbrook: 'I'm not even close to being done'

The Los Angeles Lakers star guard Russell Westbrook is confident that he’s nowhere close to running out of steam. “I’m not even close to being done,” Westbrook said. “I’m super grateful and blessed to be able to go compete year after year, and that’s all I can do is prepare myself, my mind, my body for as long as I play.”
He is set to enter this final year of his current five-year contract that he signed with the Timberwolves back in 2018. During a media day press conference Wiggins was asked about his contract situation going into the 2022-2023 season. “It doesn’t really weigh in a lot. I play basketball and I just let my agents whatever all that. My plan is just to hoop and then whatever happens, happens,” the former number one draft pick said. “I know my agents and the team probably have a plan or something. Right now I’m just focused on the season of what’s coming ahead.”
If Scariolo could bring somebody from his EuroBasket 2022 winning roster, considering how Virtus Bologna looks like this year, he wouldn’t have doubts. “Taking into account the needs and characteristics of our club, perhaps Juancho Hernangomez would be the icing on the cake, the perfect fit”, he said. “Emotionally and technically, any of those players, knowing their ability to make something positive, even if not necessarily all with a lot of talent, I know that they could enter with productivity in a team like ours. But speaking of any need to the role, surely it would be Juancho”, he added about the rest of the current Spanish roster.
In a recent press conference, the 21-year-old got brutally honest about how therapy helped him get through some of his darkest days. He was continuously rehabbing his knee, but at the same time, he also had to take care of his mental health (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter): “Just to be vulnerable for a second… I did go to therapy a lot just to express my thoughts and my feelings and how I felt, because it was a hard time for me, especially going through that injury,” Wiseman said. “I love basketball so much, I just want to be out there with my team. When I wasn’t out there, it was very hard for me.”
Fournier was invited to the show En Aparte on Canal +, where he didn’t mince words on how he felt about the EuroBasket’s outcome for France. “When you work so hard for that gold medal and you get the silver, or the bronze, I take it as an insult,” the captain of the French team said. “When I receive this medal, when I put it around my neck, it sends me straight back to failure. It’s hard and I want to get rid of it,” he added, before clarifying that his gesture “isn’t a sign of disrespect at all.”