The 2018 NBA Draft combine is in full swing in Chicago. The Portland Trail Blazers hold the 24th pick in the draft, making them prime attendees for an event in which lower-first-round-projected players try to prove themselves. Among the media attendees is Jason Quick of NBCSports Northwest, who shares the early word on possible draft workouts.
Duke wingman Gary Trent Jr. appears to be on the invite list.
Possible target for Blazers: Duke 6-foot-6 wing Gary Trent Jr., who said he interviewed with team at combine and has workout scheduled in Portland in June. Trent's father, of course, played with Blazers from 1995-1998.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) May 18, 2018
Steve Dewald profiled Trent earlier this week and says, “He is very much a player that could fit into a “win now” model for the Blazers.”
Oregon’s Troy Brown might be scheduled for a Blazers workout as well.
Oregon wing Troy Brown interviewed with Blazers psychologist at combine and says he thinks there is a workout scheduled in coming weeks in Portland. Brown is projected as a mid to late first round pick. Working to confirm whether he will workout.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) May 18, 2018
Brian Freeman gave the lowdown on Brown last week, saying, “Defensive flexibility would provide a nice addition in Portland, as would his ability to give meaningful minutes at small forward.”