Stephen Curry might not make it to Friday's workout with the Timberwolves, but that wouldn't necessarily preclude them from taking the Davidson point guard in the June 25 NBA draft.
Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn, who earlier said he would be adamant that any player the team is considering with the sixth overall selection come in for a workout, said today that isn't etched in stone.
"I am (adamant)," Kahn said. "But I don't want it to be so adamant that it's some sort of ironclad, pound-the-fist (rule). I think that would be inaccurate. I think it's important that everybody we look at does come in so I don't want to back off of that. But I don't think it's something that is such an ironclad rule that it can't be violated."
Curry has expressed a desire to play for the New York Knicks, who own the eighth selection, and Newsday reported that he would cut off pre-draft workouts this week after fulfilling a previous commitment with the Washington Wizards, who pick fifth.
Kahn said he still hopes to get Curry in for Friday morning's big point-guard workout, noting: "Today's Saturday. Things could change by tomorrow on a lot of things."
If not, though, the Wolves believe they already have enough data on him to make an accurate evaluation.
"I think that in his case, he has such a long body of work because he's been in college for a few years and we saw him (at the draft combine) in Chicago," Kahn said. "We interviewed him in Chicago, so it's not as if we're missing an interview on him. So I would feel in his case that we at least have a lot of information already. It would be more problematic if it were somebody that we didn't know as well."
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