Top Prospects Decline Workouts In Portland

Top Prospects Decline Workouts In Portland

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:31 pm


A number of top prospects have declined workouts with the Trail Blazers, citing the team's successful young roster.

"We're fighting to get some of these kids in for workouts," said Chad Buchanan, Portland's director of college scouting.

After having more than 15 separate workouts prior to last season's NBA Draft, the Blazers have a total of just eight scheduled this year.

"The agents are saying, 'Where is my guy going to play for you guys? I understand you like him and you may move up (in the draft) to get him, but I don't know if I want him playing for you,'" Buchanan said. "Even though we have a history of being able to move up in the draft to get the (prospect) we like, we're having trouble bringing guys in for workouts."

Portland general manager Kevin Pritchard and his staff attended two "Supercamps" in Oakland and Minnesota, where they were able to evaluate 68 prospects. ... ne_to.html
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Re: Top Prospects Decline Workouts In Portland

Postby Piston Boris on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:48 pm

The system is getting messed up when prospects and their agents decline to workout for teams.

Fortunately, it hasn't happened to the Pistons whose prospects are coming when they're asked and say they are impressed with the organization and would be happy to play with the young team the Pistons are building. I just hope the Pistons are able to find some diamonds in the rough in this year's thin draft.
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