Two weeks after his initial workout in Portland, Anfernee Simons is returning. The Blazers have invited him back for a second workout, with only a few days left before the draft.
UPDATE: Simons talked to the media Tuesday morning. Here were a few key details.
Simons had a workout with Memphis, but cancelled to accept Blazers' invitation. "I feel like they wanted me more,'' Simons said of Portland.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) June 19, 2018
Anfernee Simons said the Blazers were the third team to request a second predraft workout with him, joining the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers.— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) June 19, 2018
June 19 workout: IMG Academy guard Anfernee Simons, Cedevita Zagreb forward Dzanan Musa, UCLA center Thomas Welch, UNLV center Brandon McCoy, Arkansas guard Jaylen Barford and Louisiana Tech guard Jacobi Boykins— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) June 19, 2018
Simons apparently ditched Memphis workout (#32) for a second look for Portland’s late first-rounder. https://t.co/bkL9wBhgNQ— Chris Herrington (@HerringtonNBA) June 19, 2018
Simons previously worked out on June 4th. Steve Dewald profiled his potential, and NBC Sports Northwest’s Jason Quick provided a short recap of his first workout. SLAM Magazine recently created a video about his path to the NBA.
Anfernee Simons is calling his own shots and it’s led him straight to the NBA Draft.— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) June 13, 2018
SLAM x @Spalding Present: “Without a Doubt, Vol. 3": https://t.co/9lkSC2BBIB
FULL VIDEO ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/zbLDMRCg1t
Over at The Ringer, Kevin O’Connor also noted that other teams are tantalized by Simons’ potential.
Anfernee Simons is getting some first round buzz: The Blazers and Lakers are interested in the late first, per sources. Heard Simons also impressed at a workout on Wednesday with the Cavs. Simons is raw but projects as an athletic scoring guard with size: https://t.co/MMsjLxHu0W— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) June 15, 2018