Well, I see from my analog news distribution device this morning that Portland has the next of 6 more scheduled workouts for draft prospects today. Additional workouts are slated for June 9, 14, 16, 17, and 19.
Friday's workout group includes two Guards (Greivis Vasquez, Maryland; Jerel McNeal, Marquette) and four Forwards (Omri Casspi, Israel; Micah Downs, Gonzaga; Chinemelu "Junior" Elonu, Texas A&M; Chris Johnson, LSU). Of this group, Johnson is either is making his second appearance in Portland or making up a miss, he having been on the May 12 workout schedule. (I'm not a journalist and I don't play one on TV — what's the scoop, Benji???)
As I mentioned in my previous on this topic last month, I don't follow college basketball at all and so all these names are essentially new to me. Consider me either a blank slate to be filled or utterly clueless... I'll have a quick snort around the net, post up a few links, and then anyone who wants can add more stuff that I missed and chime in with their own opinions and impressions in the comment section.
Timbo's take: Chippy Rudy. Second Round dice roll. Digging. [Addenda: ESPN likens to Matt Harpring...]
Timbo's take: Summer league cannon fodder.
Timbo's take: A "poke" is an old slang name for a bag, so if you buy "a pig in a poke," you don't get a look at him...
Timbo's take: If this is really his second time to Portland, they must have seen something last time. Good size.
Timbo's take: Small scorer. Gonna be a First Rounder for someone — but we already have Rex, yes?
Timbo's take: This pick has KP written all over it. New playmate for Rudy...
But wait............. there's more!!!