The Washington Wizards are bringing six more players in for predraft workouts on Monday, including Bobby Portis, a player who has shown up as a choice on many mock drafts for the Wizards.
Here's the full list of players working out on Monday, via the Wizards' press release, along with where they rank on the Draft Express Top 100 Rankings.
|Name||Pos.||From||Draft Express Ranking|
|Tyler Harvey||G||Eastern Washington||63|
|Keifer Sykes||G||Green Bay||94|
Portis will obviously make the headlines on Monday, but don't sleep on Jarell Martin as a player the Wizards could draft as a stretch four. Martin's shooting percentage from beyond the arc over the past two seasons (30.8 percent) is lower than Portis' (36.5 percent) but he's attempted over twice as many shots from that range over the past two seasons. We'll let you argue it out over what's the better indicator of how they'll fare on the NBA level, but it's worth mentioning, if nothing else.
The other player worth keeping an eye on in Monday's workout is Tyler Harvey, who has some Stephen Curry-lite potential, at least based on the numbers. Harvey and Curry are the only two players since 1996 to average four threes, four free throw attempts and two assists per game while shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc, according to College Basketball-Reference.
If the numbers alone don't impress you, perhaps some highlights from his performance against Georgetown in the NCAA tournament (more Curry parallels!) will get you excited about Harvey:
There are certainly worse ways to use a second round pick than rolling the dice on a player like Tyler Harvey.
UPDATE: If Jarell Martin isn't at Monday's workout, Alex Kennedy's latest report may explain why:
I'm hearing that Jarell Martin has a mid-first-round promise from a team and will likely shut down all workouts.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 13, 2015
UPDATE 2: Jarell Martin will not be at today's workout:
Jarell Martin not at Wizards today, per team. LSU power forward considered possible first round pick. Was expected at todays workout.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) June 15, 2015
LSU's Jarrell Martin won't work out for Wizards today as previously slated. Ousmane Drame, a 6-9 forward from Quinnipiac, will replace him.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) June 15, 2015