NOTE: I’m hearing Tyler Zeller looked pretty good Monday. He showed he was more than the interior defender/post player. He can step outside the key and shoot it. He’s a smart player with some real skills to go with his 7-foot, 247-pound frame. Apparently, he kinda gave Vanderbilt defensive specialist Festus Ezeli the business.
No. 7 is probably too high for Zeller, and he likely won’t last until No. 30. But if the Warriors are unhappy with their options at No. 7, they could move down and Zeller would be in play.
When all was said and done Monday, neither Baylor’s Perry Jones nor Kentucky’s Terrence Jones wowed Warriors management, according to sources. They’re good players with top-level talent, sure. And both played well. But they didn’t do enough to make the Warriors fall in love, which is probably what had to happen for either of them to be the No. 7 overall pick.
Both players still have one major question hanging over their heads: can they play small forward at the NBA level? Neither answered that question, at least not definitively, with their performance in Monday’s workout, which means No. 7 may be too high for either.
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Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2012
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Golden State officially announced the workout schedule for Monday. The six-man group is highlighted by two serious candidates for Golden State’s No. 7 overall pick: Baylor’s Perry Jones III and Kentucky’s Terrence Jones.
Perry is the high-ceiling prospect with all the natural talent in the world, but there are questions about his ability to make it click with work ethic and drive. Terrence is the intangibles-toting prospect who probably can contribute some right away but lacks the wow factor and star potential. The two will face off in Oakland on Monday at the Warriors’ downtown facility.
Another interesting prospect that will be there: North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller, who is expected to be a mid-to-late first round choice. Like Terrence, No. 7 might be kind of high. But if he impresses, Golden State could reach down for him, or even trade down for him.
So Monday, the importance of the Warriors’ workouts will ratchet up a notch. Here is the complete list as announced by Golden State.
Posted on Sunday, June 10th, 2012
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