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Links: Washington Wizards work out 2012 NBA Draft prospect Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

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The Wizards held another workout yesterday, this time headlined by Kentucky wing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, whom many consider to be the prospect other than than Bradley Beal that the Wizards are considering at No. 3. Saturday links:

  • Mike attended yesterday's workout and got some good stuff on Austin Rivers, who impressed with his attitude despite some noted struggles in the '7 Drill,' and Terrence Ross.
  • Here's video proof of Rivers's struggles in the '7 Drill,' complete with some in-depth commentary from Mike at the 2:56 mark.
  • A roundup of coverage of yesterday's workout: [Wizards Insider (Kidd-Gilchrist, Rivers) | Washington Times | Washington Examiner]
  • Glenn Logan over at A Sea of Blue, SB Nation's Kentucky blog, thinks pairing Kidd-Gilchrist with John Wall would make the Wizards a terror in the open court. It is rather salivating to imagine Wall sprinting up court as MKG, Jan Vesely and Nene keep stride, waiting for an lob pass near the rim.
  • Speaking of Vesely, this might be the greatest magazine cover I have ever seen. The fact that I can't read Czech only makes it more awesome. It'll take years before we settle on the best Harry Potter-related nickname for Vesely. [@Luke_Mellow | D.C. Sports Bog | Ball Don't Lie]
  • Over at Truth About It, Kyle Weidie thinks Beal has to be the pick at No. 3 and Lukas Kuba fills us in on Czech guard Tomas Satoransky, the fourth wheel at yesterday's workout .
  • Here's some highlights of yesterday's workout and interviews with MKG, Rivers, Ross and Satoransky.
  • MKG is a young pup. How young? Dude never saw Michael Jordan play for the Bulls, and thought the Wizards incarnation of Air Jordan was the "good Mike." Excuse me while I go and change my Depends...
  • Next week the Wizards are scheduled to work out UConn big man Andre Drummond and UNC wing Harrison Barnes.
  • NBA Draft notes from SI's Sam Amick.
  • Opinions on Nick Young's 2012-2013 season are pretty mixed.
  • Frank Hanrahan's offseason prescription for Rashard Lewis includes getting healthy and improving the consistency on his 3-point shot. [CSN Washington]
  • Wall and Matt Kemp recently exchanged jerseys. Sarah Kogod wonders when we're going to have photos of Wall meeting Bryce Harper. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Is it possible that LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant is even better than the ridiculous hype entering the NBA Finals? [Washington Post]
  • Andrew Sharp, for one, doesn't think the Finals can get much better. [SB Nation]
  • The Finals kicked off with everyone expecting it to be a perimeter-oriented series, but the team that has scored the most points in the paint has won the first two games. [ESPN]
  • The Thunder's loss in Game Two is not on Russell Westbrook. [TrueHoop]
  • ESPN writers break down Game Two and give their forecast for the rest of the Finals.
  • Zach Lowe suggests a lineup change for the Thunder in Game 3. [The Point Forward]
  • Alright, let's see if in the comments anyone can turn LeBron taking time to read during the Finals into a negative. Pfft, what a terrible role model for America's youth... [ESPN]
  • John Hollinger ranks the top 50 playoff runs in the NBA Playoff history. Awesome. [ESPN Insider]
  • The Chris Brown-Drake brawl just got even more ridiculous with news that Tony Parker, who wasn't involved in the actual fight, got hit in the eye with some flying glass. [SB Nation | Ball Don't Lie]
  • Hey look, it's Peter Vescey being a jerk! What a surprise... [SB Nation]