timberwolves lotto recap
Gonzaga forward Austin Daye, Ohio State center B.J. Mullens and UCLA guard Darren Collison are the highest-rated prospects in the first group of players to work out for the Wolves, who own three first-round picks (6, 18 and 28).
Player workouts are expected to continue through the week and right up to the draft.
Also scheduled to be in Monday are: Georgia Tech forward Gani Lawal, USC guard Daniel Hackett, Utah center Luke Nevill, Israeli forward Omri Casspi, North Carolina forward Danny Green, Connecticut guard A.J. Price, Villanova forward Dante Cunningham and Texas A&M forward Chinemelu Elonu.
James Harden for example has elected not to conduct any interviews with teams drafting outside the top five, canceling a scheduled interview at the Westin Hotel with the Cleveland Cavaliers for example. He also reportedly will not be conducting any competitive workouts with anyone anywhere in the draft process. A source close to him tells us he feels very good about the possibility of being selected by Oklahoma City or Washington, and for right now is not planning on visiting the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jrue Holiday Workout: Sacramento Kings NBA Draft 2009 (via Sactown Royalty)
University of Florida standout point guard Nick Calathes is going pro. But not to the NBA. Calathes, the state's two-time "Mr. Basketball" from Lake Howell , agreed to terms Friday to play for powerful Panathinaikos , the reigning Euroleague Basketball champion club based in Greece, according to sources close to the former Gators playmaker.
Minnesota Workout (42 invites planned)
Teams expected: HOU, MEM, UTA, IND, LAL, and more TBD