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Blazers Draft Workout May 29th (with poll)

The Blazers worked out 6 players on May 29th. These players were potential candidates for the blazers to draft. The Players were UNC's Center Tyler Zeller (7ft 240 lbs), Illinois' Center Meyers Leonard (7ft 245 lbs), Long Beach States Point Guard Casper Ware (5'10ft 170 lbs), Oregon's Guard Garrett Sim (6'1ft 185 lbs), Syracuse's Small Forward Kris Joseph (6'7ft 217 lbs), and lastly Old Dominion's Small Forward Kent Bazemore (6'5ft 195 lbs).

Below is the video to the Six players the Blazers worked out May 29th http://www.nba.com/blazers/tbtv/video.html?videoID=3754

Tyler Zeller is the only player the Blazers worked out that is a projected lottery pick. If the Blazers wanted Zeller, they would need to draft him with the 11th pick. "A true 7 footer with a long build, Zeller has solid height for an NBA C prospect. Offensively, Zeller demonstrates the ability to play well down low and already has a right-hand jump hook in his arsenal that he utilizes as a go-to move. Weakness: Even though Zeller has good height for the C spot, he certainly doesn't have very good strength. Strength: Runs the floor as well as any C prospect out there, and has a high level of speed for a guy his size" I think that Zeller is the best option out of these 6 worked out players. Comparison: Spencer Hawes

Tyler Zeller Highlight Mix (via swishscout)


Meyers Leonard is projected by many to go as a mid-first round to late-first round pick. " Fluid, athletic 7-footer with developing all-around skills. Excellent length on a good frame that will be capable of supporting more muscle. Weakness: Inconsistent motor, Has a habit of floating around the perimeter a little more than he should... Strength: Gets his hands on a lot of rebounds, and is aware enough to tip-out to teammates when he can't corral one himself." Leonard would be a player the Blazers might draft with through a trade in which they get a first round pick 17-25. Comparison : Robin Lopez

Meyers Leonard Highlight Mix (via swishscout)

Casper Ware is projected to go undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft. Despite his collegiate basketball resume he is thought as as limited because of his undersized body type. During his workout with the Blazers he didn't make many shots. The Blazers were most likely looking at him as a potential candidate for the summer league. Comparison: Poor Mans Isiah Thomas


Casper Ware Highlights - NBA Draft Insider (via nbadraftinsider)


Garrett Sim was another prospect that the Blazers worked out that is projected to go undrafted. Sim grew up a Blazer fan and played for Oregon university. Sim is listed as a guard and seems to be sub-par at almost everything. He only averaged 8.2 points a game. The Blazers were most likely looking at him as a potential candidate for the summer league. Comparison : That kid you see playing in the YMCA

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Kris Joseph is projected to go mid-second round in the draft. I think that during his workout he showed some skill and potential. "He's a great athlete, with tremendous leaping abilities. He's an above average rebounder mainly due to his explosiveness, high energy and constant motor- always following shots and trying to make something happen around the basket. His long wingspan and athleticism give him potential to be good defender. Strength: He is always active, always trying to make something happen around the basket whether its getting tips or put backs. Weakness: He lacks any range on his jump shot- his shooting lacks any type of consistency or fluidity." Joseph has much to work on but i think potentially he could be a solid backup small forward. I think the Blazers would potentially draft him with one of their second round picks.

Kris Joseph Senior Memories (via suathletics)


Kent Bazemore is a small school basketball player with a good college carrer. He is a shooting guard/small forward. He is projected to go Undrafted in the NBA draft. The Blazers were most likely looking at him as a potential candidate for the summer league. Comparison : Really poor mans JR Smith


Kent Bazemore (via ODUcampus)


So with these six players that the Blazers worked out May 29th ended up to be 3 potential undrafted free agent-summer league pickups, 1-2 potential lottery picks, and 1 potential second round pick. I think that Zeller would be the most promising prospect that was worked out. I would say Leonard is the second, Kris Joseph the third, Bazemore the fourth, Casper Ware the fifth and Sim the sixth best prospect.

Comment on why you think your choice is the best.

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