NBA Draft workouts: Kings looking at Gobert, Jazz at Zeller
The Kings set to work out Rudy Gobert. Jeff Withey is set to work out with Knicks, Nets and Nuggets. Cody Zeller will work out for the Jazz.
It's that time of the year when teams bring in players for draft workouts. Here's the latest on what teams are bringing guys in for a run in the gym.
The Kings have six players coming in Monday, the most notable being Rudy Gobert from Cholet in France. They are likely looking for a big man, either to pair with or replace DeMarcus Cousins should they trade him.
The complete list: Will Cherry, Chris Evans, Rudy Gobert, Aziz N’Diaye, Travis Releford, Brandon Triche.
The Kings have the seventh pick. CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish has the Kings selecting Cody Zeller of Indiana. I've got Gobert; it's a good fit for both the player and the team.
Speaking of Zeller, the Jazz are scheduled to work out the 7-footer this week, via the Salt Lake Tribune. Both Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson are free agents next month, and the Jazz would need some depth if they let them go. Zeller is unlikely to fall to No. 14, though. So this is either an "if he falls" workout or the Jazz are considering moving up.
The Nuggets will host 12 players on Monday, including North Texas' Tony Mitchell and Kansas center Jeff Withey:
Colorado State center Colton Iverson and Missouri point guard Phil Pressey are among 12 players scheduled to take part in a predraft workout for the Nuggets at Pepsi Center on Monday.
Also expected to work out Monday are Patriot League player of the year Mike Muscala of Bucknell and Summit League player of the year Nate Wolters of South Dakota State.
They are scheduled to be joined by Mississippi forward Reggie Buckner, North Carolina swingman Reggie Bullock, Saint Mary’s guard Matt Dellavedova, Wake Forest guard C.J. Harris, Gonzaga forward Elias Harris, Providence guard Ricky Ledo, North Texas forward Tony Mitchell and Kansas center Jeff Withey.
Bullock, Mitchell, Withey and Wolters are all pretty good fits for the Nuggets.
Withey will also work out with the Knicks and Nets later this month.
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