Duncan Robinson has said he is willing to go overseas to continue his basketball career, but he is giving the NBA his best shot. The Los Angeles Lakers’ official Twitter account announced Monday night that Robinson would be among six players brought in for a workout on Tuesday. MLive has learned that Robinson already participated in workouts for Miami and Boston and will have another, with Chicago, on Saturday.
The difficulty is finding a team willing to trade down at a slot where Porter might be available. The teams picking from nos. 4 to 7—Memphis, Dallas, Orlando, and Chicago—could all use more than one player to fix their rosters. But it’s unclear if any of them would be willing to move from the middle of the lottery to the back. In fact, I’ve been told that Memphis, despite a recent report, isn’t actively looking to trade down and that it’s likely to stay at no. 4. Things can change between now and the draft, but for now the prospects most closely connected to Memphis are big men: Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson Jr. and Duke’s Marvin Bagley III. It was also the only team in the top eight to not request a meeting with Mo Bamba.