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Melo, along with Chris Johnson (Dayton), Jarrod Jones (Ball State), Kyle O’Quinn (Norfolk State), Miles Plumlee (Duke) and Jonathon Simons (Houston), worked out for the Pacers on Tuesday. Indianapolis Star
Indiana officials would like to work out guard Evan Fournier of France one more time so Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird can evaluate him. Bird missed Fournier’s first workout because of a personal matter. The Pacers have the 26th overall pick Racine Journal-Times
Tomas Satoransky, the clear-cut star of Day One, bowed out of the second day’s activities. Satoransky was around; I saw him at lunch in street clothes. But word had it he was pleased with his opening day performance in the camp, and was preparing to head to the states for individual workouts with various NBA teams. NBCSports.com
The Celtics had a handful of players in town on Friday, a group that included St. Bonaventure star Andrew Nicholson. Nicholson, who is 6-foot-9 with a 7-4 wingspan, told CSNNE.com that the workout in Boston “went well,” and added that it was the first of many he would have between now and next month’s draft. “I’ve got 13 more (workouts) lined up,” said Nicholson, who said he plans to be in Oklahoma City on Saturday for a workout. CSNNE.com
By Brandyn Smith
Don’t be surprised if Austin Rivers makes an impact in the league sooner than expected. Rivers has a game that is tailor made for the NBA. What separated him from being a prototypical Coach Krzyzewski player was his isolation type of game, and not being much of a team player. He showed at Duke that he has the capability to make the big shot and get to the free-throw line, as he averaged 15.5 ppg. He may have a cockiness about him that needs to be toned down somewhat, but his confidence is unquestioned. At 6’4 200 pounds, Rivers will go through his growing pains on defensive end against stronger shooting guards in the league, but his ability to score and create his own shot will keep him on the floor. Rivers will have some maturing to do as a potent scorer in he the league to learn what‘s a good shot and what‘s not. Once he learns that he will flourish, and be a premier scorer in the NBA.
Draymond Green knows some NBA teams will think he isn’t tall or quick enough to make it in the league. The former Michigan State star, though, said he wouldn’t come up short if his intangibles could be measured. “No one has more heart or a better work ethic than me,” Green said in a recent interview, gazing across a practice court toward two of the Final Four banners he helped the Spartans earn. Detroit Free Press