BUCKS.com: 2011 Draft Workout - 06/01/11
Lots of quotes, notes, and some video from Jim Paschke about the Bucks' first draft workout, which featured Marcus Morris, Malcolm Delaney, Trey Thompkins, Anatoly Bose, Andrew Goudelock and Marquette's Dwight Buycks. Paschke reports the Bucks will have further workouts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, though it's not clear if any potential lottery picks will be there. UPDATE: UCLA wing Tyler Honeycutt is the most notable name among the six players working out Thursday. Honeycutt has terrific length and athleticism but most have him as a late first round pick following a somewhat underwhelming sophomore season at UCLA.
The focus on Wednesday was not surprisingly on Kansas' Morris, who visited Milwaukee without his twin brother--interestingly, there's been no mention of the Bucks being interested in the bigger, slightly less skilled Markieff. The prospect of picking Morris doesn't seem to excite many of us in Bucks nation, though that shouldn't overshadow the fact that he was exceptionally productive as a junior for Kansas. That said, it always worries me when college big men try to convince you they're actually NBA small forwards, and over the last month Marcus has been doing his best to tell everyone he's more natural as a three. Taking the diplomatic route, director of scouting Billy McKinney sees him as a bit of both:
"He'll be a hybrid forward," McKinney said. "With some smaller lineups I could envision him playing the power forward position, but he's also good with his ballhandling skills out on the floor that he can play some small forward position as well."
He might be skilled enough to pull off the whole combo forward thing, but the idea of it doesn't get me all that excited. Jeremy also has a bit more over at Bucksketball.
Perhaps more interestingly, in the background of the video from the Cousins Center you can see Brandon Jennings working on finishing with his right hand--under the watchful eye of Scott Skiles and Joe Wolf. Good to see.
Woelfel: Milwaukee taking a look at Morris
Aside from mentioning the Morris workout, Gery Woelfel also reiterates the Bucks' apparent interest in BYU guard Jimmer Fredette--but also notes that the Bucks have not scheduled a date for him to visit with the team.
DX: New mock has Jan Vesely at #10
DraftExpress' latest mock has the Bucks taking Czech jumping jack Jan Vesely over Alec Burks, Tristan Thompson, Jordan Hamilton, and Fredette. Unfortunately, Vesely is not planning to work out for NBA teams, though he has said he's intent on making the leap to the NBA. Vesely's Serbian club team KK Partizan Belgrade will be in the playoffs until at least June 8 and possibly as long as June 14, and Vesely has said he'll come to New York at some point thereafter for measurements/interviews.
Ford: Potential first-round destinations for Jimmer Fredette
Worth noting: Ford doesn't list any teams higher than #12 (Utah) as likely destinations for Fredette.