Two separate sources have confirmed that point guard Damian Lillard won the hearts of Trail Blazer officials with a solo workout for the team earlier this month that was sensational.
Lillard was said to be near flawless in the session, during which he was put through shooting drills and drills that tested his skills as a pick-and-roll point guard.
Jonathan Givony of Draft Express uses that same information to predict the Pistons will draft Andre Drummond:
In a strange twist of fate, the Pistons see arguably the second most talented player in the draft, at their biggest position of need, fall right into their laps. Drummond brings the size, length, frame, athleticism and defensive prowess they lack next to the more offensively minded Greg Monroe, making this as easy a pick to call as we’ve seen since Anthony Davis went off the board.
But there’s still a strong chance the Warriors (No. 7) or Raptors (No. 8) will draft Drummond. There’s also a chance they’ll trade their pick to a team wanting Drummond. More concerning is not only could Drummond go seventh or eighth, but John Henson, apparently the apple of Detroit’s eye, might too. Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal-Times:
The Milwaukee Bucks are trying to move up in the NBA draft.
And what would the Bucks do if they possessed the seventh pick? Some NBA officials contend the Bucks, in desperate need a center and legit power forward, especially if Ersan Ilyasova bolts in free agency, would likely look at two players: Connecticut center Andre Drummond and North Carolina power forward John Henson.