DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 16: Austin Rivers #0 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates after making a basket as they defeated the North Carolina State Wolfpack 78-73 during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 16, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Now that the NBA Draft Combine is winding down, we're starting to hear about where players will be working out in the final few weeks before the draft. The good news is that it appears the Wizards have been proactive in securing the top targets for them at the third pick. According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Wizards are the only team that's finalized a workout date with Robinson, which will be June 13th.
Bradley Beal is also going to be in D.C. next week, according to CSN's Chris Miller. Although we don't have a date on when he'll be coming by the Verizon Center, we do know that he'll also be working out with the Bobcats, and from the sound of things, couldn't be more excited:
Bradley Beal has a workout scheduled with #Bobcats in next two weeks. Asked what he knows abotu them, he said, "Hardly ever on TV.''— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) June 7, 2012
As of yet, there haven't been any reports on where Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be working out, but it's safe to assume he'll be making an appearance at the Verizon Center as well. Also, Michael Lee says the Wizards have already met with him, so rest assured, the Wizards aren't ignoring him.
The most surprising name that's going to be working out for the Wizards is Austin Rivers. According to Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick, Rivers will be working out with New Orleans, Cleveland, Portland, Houston, Phoenix and Washington. What makes the move all the more interesting is that Rivers told Amick he expects to be taken between the fourth and twelfth pick, which would rule Washington out, unless they traded down or somehow got another pick in that range.
UPDATE: Looks like the Wizards will be working out Michael Kidd-Gilchrist:
MKG will reportedly visit the Bobcats, Wizards and Cavaliers, he says in an interview with @ESPNAndyKatz— Chris Littmann (@chrislittmann) June 8, 2012