NBA Draft 2013: Anthony Bennett to interview with Wizards next week, according to report

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The Washington Wizards have yet to talk to Anthony Bennett because he didn't attend the 2013 NBA Draft combine, but that will change next week.

Anthony Bennett, the talented UNLV forward that is reportedly near the top of the Wizards' draft board along with Georgetown's Otto Porter, cannot work out because he has a torn rotator cuff. However, the Wizards do need to get to know him before they consider picking him. He didn't attend the 2013 NBA Draft combine, preventing the Wizards from catching him there.

But Washington's brass will finally get the opportunity to speak to Bennett. He will be in town next week for an interview, according to CSN Washington's J Michael:

Anthony Bennett can't work out because of surgery to his left rotator cuff, but the forward is expected to be in town to interview with the Wizards next week, CSN Washington learned Friday.

These interviews give a team a glimpse into a prospect's personality, so they are very important. It's good that the Wizards and Bennett have found a way to connect.

Porter, as previously reported by Michael, will be in town for an interview next Thursday and a workout with Mason Plumlee and others next Friday.

More BF draft coverage:

  • Scouting reports: Trey Burke | Anthony Bennett | Alex Len | Nerlens Noel | Otto Porter | Ben McLemore | Shabazz Muhammad | Victor Oladipo | Allen Crabbe | Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | Tony Mitchell | Jamaal Franklin | Kelly Olynyk | Tony Snell.
  • The Wizards' workout database.
  • Wiz split on Porter vs. Bennett?
  • Wall: Wiz need a Stretch 4.
  • The great Porter vs. Bennett debate.
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  • Central Division trade targets
  • Southeast Division trade targets
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