Blazers draft workouts

Blazers draft workouts

Postby discovery69 on Fri May 27, 2011 6:54 am

Blazers will have 35-40 players in between June 6-22.

Blazers interviewed at Chicago Pre-Draft (the ones confirmed)
  • Alec Burks, Colorado, SG, 6'6", 193, age 19
  • Jimmer Fredette, BYU, PG, 6'3", 192 lbs, age 22
  • Chandler Parsons, Florida, SF/PF, 6'10, 221 lbs., age 22
No dates, but here is who has accepted an invitation by Portland for a workout that are projected 1st round picks (so far):
Point Guards
  • Jimmer Fredette, 6'3", 192 lbs., age 22, compared to: Mark Price/Eddie House
  • Demetri McCamey, Illinois, 6'3", 205 lbs., age 22, compared to: Chauncey Billups

Confirmed
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First Round players - Blazers have #21
  • Darius Morris, PG, Michigan, age 20, 6' 5.25", 190 lbs., 6' 7.5' wingspan, 32" max. vert leap, 11' 2" max vert
    • PG rank 6th, projected late teens to early 30's
June 6th
First Round players - Blazers have #21
  • Kenneth Faried, PF, Morehead State, SR, age 21, 6' 7.5", 225 lbs., 7' wingspan, 35.5" max. vert leap, 11' 11" max vert
    • PF rank 6th, projected mid teens to mid 20's
Second Round players - Blazers have #51st
  • Isaiah Thomas, PG, Washington, JR, age 22, 5' 10 1/2", 186 lbs., 6' 1.5" wingspan, 38.5" max. vert leap, 10' 11" max vert
    • PG rank 13th, projected mid to late 2nd round
  • Corey Fisher, PG, Villanova, SR, age 23, 5' 11", 201 lbs., 6' 3.5" wingspan, [no info on max vert leap or max vert]
    • PG rank 23rd, projected late 2nd to undrafted
  • Austin Freeman, SG, Georgetown, SR, age 22, 6' 3.5", 226 lbs., 6' 10" wingspan, 35.5" max vert leap, 11' 4" max vert
    • SG rank 29th, projected late 2nd to undrafted
  • Jon Diebler, SG, Ohio State, SR, age 22, 6' 6.5", 200 lbs., 6' 6.5" wingspan, 35" max vert leap, 11' 3" max vert
    • SG rank 11th, projected late 2nd to undrafted
  • Matthew Bryan-Amaning, PF, Washington, SR, age 23, 6' 8.5", 232 lbs., 7' 4" wingspan, [no info on max vert leap or max vert]
    • PF rank 19th, projected late 2nd to undrafted
June 16th
First Round players - Blazers have #21
  • Kyle Singler, SF, Duke, SR, age 23, 6' 8.5", 228 lbs., 6' 11"' wingspan, 30" max. vert leap, 11' 4" max vert
    • SF rank 9th, projected mid 20's-40's
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby SteelBlazer on Fri May 27, 2011 8:07 am

I am really curious to see where Jimmer ends up. I really doubt he will be a star in the league, but he could be a real good PG that can shoot the lights out...you know, something we don't have.
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby oldfishermen on Fri May 27, 2011 11:07 am

Any word on the BIGS showing up for the workout?
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby discovery69 on Tue May 31, 2011 10:26 am

Isaiah Thomas, Washington is confirmed for June 6th.
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby Hermistonmellons on Tue May 31, 2011 2:39 pm

discovery69 wrote:Isaiah Thomas, Washington is confirmed for June 6th.



Cool!!! I just wish Summer League was a given. I see him as a very good second round pick. Toss the Ball up and Let Armon, Isaiah and Elliot win thier spots. I liked Isaiah being fearless and stepping up. A player worth developing. The context of my statements is a second round pick you are willing to give some d league time to. This is not about the coming year. I don't think anyone available that late is about the coming year.
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby discovery69 on Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:10 pm

http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2011/06/trail_blazers_finalize_first_g.html
Trail Blazers finalize first group of prospects for predraft workout

Published: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 3:20 PM Updated: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 3:22 PM
By Joe Freeman, The Oregonian

The Trail Blazers have finalized the group of prospects they will host during their first predraft workout, scheduled for Monday at the practice facility in Tualatin. Here’s the list:

Isaiah Thomas, guard, Washington
Corey Fisher, guard, Villanova
Austin Freeman, guard, Georgetown
Jon Diebler, guard, Ohio State
Kenneth Faried, forward, Morehead State
Matthew Bryan-Amaning, forward, Washington

The workout is a scouting opportunity for the Blazers as they prepare for the NBA Draft, which will take place June 23. They hold the 21st and 51st picks of the draft. Monday’s workout will be their only one next week, but interim GM Chad Buchanan said the team will host four or five during the predraft process, featuring roughly 36 prospects.
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby discovery69 on Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:19 am

Darius Morris had a private workout with Portland at an undisclosed location outside of Portland

Kyle Singler has been confirmed for June 16th
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby Mowearwolf on Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:08 pm

Has anyone in recent memory suffered so much for going back for an other year than Singler. Guy was a top prospect last season now he is out of the first round in some mocks.... I know Joakim Noah was probably going to be the top pick(he probably would have been about the 3rd best player from that draft behind Rondo/LMA) but went back for 1 more year. They won the whole thing and he still ended up as a lotto pick. Duke lost and now Singler is in a free fall. I guess if he gets taken in the late first that might be okay for him, playing on a good team as a back up might help him transition into the NBA.
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby tester551 on Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:57 pm

discovery69 wrote:
  • Darius Morris, PG, Michigan, age 20, 6' 5.25", 190 lbs., 6' 7.5' wingspan, 32" max. vert leap, 11' 2" max vert
    • PF rank 6th, projected late teens to early 30's


Darius is a little small for the PF position... don't you think?

discovery69 wrote:Darius Morris had a private workout with Portland at an undisclosed location outside of Portland


Great. I whould be excited about Morris being picked. Ideally, Portland would be able to get two picks in the late 1st. I really want Portand to pick up Markieff Morris (1) or Kenneth Faried (2) at the PF position and Reggie Jackson (1) or Darius Morris (2) at the PG position.
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby discovery69 on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:47 pm

tester551 wrote:
discovery69 wrote:
  • Darius Morris, PG, Michigan, age 20, 6' 5.25", 190 lbs., 6' 7.5' wingspan, 32" max. vert leap, 11' 2" max vert
    • PF rank 6th, projected late teens to early 30's


Darius is a little small for the PF position... don't you think?

Hey is Charles Barkley could play the PF spot at 6'5" why can't Darius? :Rolleyes: thanks I'll change it.
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby discovery69 on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:52 pm

Mowearwolf wrote:Has anyone in recent memory suffered so much for going back for an other year than Singler. Guy was a top prospect last season now he is out of the first round in some mocks.... I know Joakim Noah was probably going to be the top pick(he probably would have been about the 3rd best player from that draft behind Rondo/LMA) but went back for 1 more year. They won the whole thing and he still ended up as a lotto pick. Duke lost and now Singler is in a free fall. I guess if he gets taken in the late first that might be okay for him, playing on a good team as a back up might help him transition into the NBA.


Faried is the one of the few seniors that have helped themselves going back for his senior year.

Singler was supposed to be a late lottery to mid 20's last year in a OK draft now late 20's to 30's in a weak draft. I think your right if he gets on a playoff team in the mid to late 20's would be a good place for him.

Aren't Duke players known to not do well in the NBA (i.e. go from college star to an NBA star)?
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby SteelBlazer on Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:53 am

It seems a little odd that Duke players have a tough time going from college to the NBA and yet, every NBA team would love to have coach K come be their coach.

Anyway, I would think that Singler would be a steal late in the first or early second round.
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby HoopsFan on Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:00 am

Singler will make for a nice player in the NBA. Howerver, he's not a PF and won't become one. Babbitt is younger (Singler is 23, Luke is 21), had better numbers in college and with the DLeague, likes the paint more and likes banging around a bit; LB is worth developing; he's more of a SF/PF than Singler.
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby SteelBlazer on Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:53 am

I am partial to Singler because he came from my hometown...Medford. Plus, he is a pretty good player.
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Re: Blazers draft workouts

Postby Mowearwolf on Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:18 pm

I think it is a bit unfair to compare Babbits numbers to Singlers. Singler was on a very good team every year and they won a ton of games and a championship. Babbit played on a horrible team so where he was the best player(yikes) and was allowed much more freedom.

As for the duke guys not being stars I think it has to do with Duke always being very deep so their covered by other good players making them seem better than they are. Most the best players leave in the first 2 years while Duke players tend to stay longer. So a 22+ senior vs. say an 18 year old freshman might help make them seem like they are better but they are already starting to peak.
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