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Oakland native Damian Lillard to Workout Solo for Warriors on Sunday

Golden State officially announced the workout schedule for Sunday. The six-man group is not the real story. The real story is the seventh guy: Damian Lillard. He’s going to wait until the six guys workout, then he’s going to do a private workout for the Warriors – at Golden State’s request.

The point guard from Weber State, who is from Oakland, is projected to go top 10. Could he be going No. 7 to the Warriors? Could the Warriors be sizing him up to see who wants him, and maybe use him as trade bait? Or do they know they don’t want him but want to do their due diligence on the prospects in their backyard?

Here’s a theory: Word is Portland wants Lillard. So maybe the Warriors are working out a deal with Portland to trade down – giving Portland the No. 6 pick and Lillard. Golden State could swap No. 7 for No. 11 and other stuff (say J.J. Hickson). Why would the Warriors need to work him out privately to pull that off? I don’t know! I said it was a theory.

Marcus Thompson