It is going to be a busy week of 2011 NBA Draft prep at the Verizon Center. The Washington Post's Michael Lee reports the Wiz will have three workouts this week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. But the headline here is that Washington, holding the number six pick in the draft, does not have 6'11" Turkish center Enes Kanter scheduled for any of these workouts. From Lee's article, here is Kanter's agent, sounded both confident and perplexed in the same breath:
"Listen, we like Washington. I haven’t heard anything from them," said Kanter’s agent, Max Ergul. "I guess they know he’s not going to be there at six. So, until they do something about it, it seems like they are not going to give me a call for workout."
Ernie Grunfeld, why are you not even working this kid out? He's already said he would like to play in Washington, and the team has shown it may not sit tight with the sixth pick anyway, so what's the harm in having him hit the Verizon Center hardwood for some practice run? I've got to admit, I'm a little confused here.
The full list of players and workouts:
The Wizards have three workouts at Verizon Center scheduled this week, beginning on Tuesday, with some notable prospects expected to participate. San Diego State forward Kawhi Leonard, Texas swingman Jordan Hamilton, and Maryland center Jordan Williams headline the Tuesday workouts. Providence shooting guard Marshon Brooks, UCLA combo guard Malcolm Lee and Georgia shooting guard Travis Leslie will visit on Wednesday. Kansas forward Markieff Morris, Duke forward Kyle Singler and Georgia forward Trey Thompkins will participate in the Thursday workout.