JS: Source says Fredette 'doubtful' to work out with Bucks
The Bucks were among the first to interview BYU scoring dynamo Jimmer Fredette in Chicago, but since then there's been no talk of Fredette working out in Milwaukee, even though he's been visiting teams drafting ahead (Sacramento) and behind (Indiana, New York) the Bucks. So what gives?
Brigham Young guard Jimmer Fredette has an invitation to work out for the Bucks but it's "doubtful" he will accept, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Charles Gardner writes that the Bucks are still hoping to work out Kemba Walker and Klay Thompson in the next couple weeks, but Fredette's snub is a bit surprising given where his stock currently stands. It certainly could be a case of Fredette not wanting to play behind a more established young point guard, though you could make the case that the same would apply with Darren Collison in Indiana. Maybe he's just worried about having to play defense for Scott Skiles?
DraftExpress: Bucks not among teams getting up-close look at Jan Vesely and Bismack Biyombo
Jonathan Givony tweets that the Wizards, Jazz and Raptors were in attendance to see Jan Vesely's Partizan Belgrade squad sweep Hemofarm in the Serbian league finals 3-0 on Wednesday night. More importantly, Vesely was on his game, making 7/9 shots en route to 18 points and five boards, one of his better performances of the season. While every team has a good sense of what he can do from his years of playing high level European ball, we probably shouldn't overlook the psychological effect of seeing a guy put together a big game right before the draft. Could it be the positive reinforcement that a team like Toronto (#5) or Washington (#6) needs to pull the trigger?
Meanwhile, Bismack Biyombo is conducting a private workout for five teams in Spain. The Raps, Jazz, Pistons (#8), Bobcats (#9), and Warriors (#11) will all be there, though Biyombo is also expected to participate in a workout at the EuroCamp in Treviso, Italy at the end of the week which will be open to all teams. John Hammond, Jeff Weltman and Billy McKinney will be repping the Bucks and you can bet they'll be keeping an eye on Biyombo.
Ford: Mock 4.0 has Burks going to the Bucks
Chad Ford does nothing to dispel the notion that Alec Burks is in poll position to become a Buck, though he expects Milwaukee to also consider Klay Thompson (#11), Tristan Thompson (#13), Biyombo (slipping all the way to #14), and Jordan Hamilton (#16).
Twitter: Bogut back in the weight room
The Big Aussie's rehab continues:
Feels so good to be back in the weight room. Light shooting has also proved very challenging post surgery. But as they say> slow and steady.
SBNation.com: Comparing The Prospects To Current NBA Players
Tom Ziller put on his thinking cap for his latest mock. I especially like the Morris brother comps.
ESPN: Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer on Detroit Pistons' coaching short list
Kelvin Sampson is still getting buzz as a candidate for the Pistons' open coaching position, though that's not nearly as interesting as the infamous Isiah Thomas being in the mix to coach his old team. On behalf of all people who don't have an interest in seeing the Pistons win games: Isiah's your guy, Joe Dumars!