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Kristaps Porzingis Workout, Women's World Cup

A few Saturday notes.

Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Express has a workout video and interview with Kristaps Porzingis.

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You can find links to all of their workout videos and interviews at the link above if you are into that sort of thing. Dirty Randy the Mini Horse does not get excited about individual workouts. Here was his reaction:


Of course, with little else going on, many express more excitement than Randy:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here&#39;s more video from the Porzingis workout. He&#39;s incredible. Many GMs walked away saying he&#39;s a Top 2 talent <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) <a href="">June 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Flip Saunders was present, as were reps for all 30 teams apparently, to see Porzingis and some other ASM clients:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here&#39;s the workout schedule today from Vegas. Porzingis, Turner, Martin, Christmas all working out together <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) <a href="">June 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Guys should start filtering through Minneapolis over the next week or so. Emmanuel Mudiay is scheduled for next weekend:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mudiay, btw, is confirmed for June 19 arrival, June 20 workout for Wolves at their new Mayo Clinic Square facility</p>&mdash; Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) <a href="">June 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

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and apparently Russell will be in this week as well. According to Jerry:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">With Russell &amp; Mudiay due in next week, expect Wolves to get Towns and Okafor in, too, so Glen Taylor can observe and meet</p>&mdash; Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) <a href="">June 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Elsewhere, the U.S. Women's soccer team played to a 0-0 draw against Sweden last night, in which good chances were rare for both sides. It was...not a great display. The U.S. remains committed to playing early balls into the box, there is no real chemistry between midfield and forwards, and they don't have the consistent technical ability to forge chances out of a possession game.

Their defense played very well, however, and the draw was a fair result. The U.S. controlled the game for the most part in the 2nd half, but never broke through or even really looked like they might. A win against Nigeria Tuesday wins them the group, but they aren't winning this World Cup without better ideas.

If you are looking for something to watch today, you could do worse than check out the French against Colombia (noon CDT), England against Mexico (3:00 pm CDT) or Brazil against Spain (3:00 pm CDT). It's some pretty good soccer.

Have a great Saturday.