Here's the list from the Blazers...
Schedule of Portland Trail Blazers pre-draft workouts for Tuesday, June 23
Nando De Colo, Guard (France); Paul Delaney, Guard (Alabama-Birmingham); Tywon Lawson, Guard (North Carolina); Taylor Griffin, Forward (Oklahoma); Goran Suton, Forward (Michigan State)
As always this list is subject to change. Notice that it's five names long instead of six so it sounds like Taj Gibson was a late scratch.
- Nando De Colo is seen as a second round pick. Point Guard/Shooting Guard. 6'5" and 187.
- Paul Delaney is not expected to be drafted. Point Guard. 6'2" and 200.
- Tywon Lawson is expected to be the Blazers first round draft choice a late-lottery or mid-first round pick. 6'0" and 195. Here's Dave's look.
- Taylor Griffin is not only not his brother, he doesn't have a Draft Express profile. Power Forward. 6'7" and 238. He's not expected to be drafted.
- Goran Suton was Detroit's pick in my Mock Territorial Draft but is not expected to be drafted. Power Forward. 6'10 and 245.
Clearly the two names that matter here are De Colo and Lawson. At first glance I think it's reasonable to expect both to crack the top 5 on my Draft Prospect Board.
Lawson's presence in Portland this late in the draft process could be a (smoke) signal that the Blazers are looking to trade up.
-- Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org)