Mar 25, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Baylor Bears forward Quincy Miller (30) dribbles the lane defended by Kentucky Wildcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) in the first half during the finals of the south region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE
The Atlanta Hawks begin scheduled draft workouts Saturday morning with the arrival of Kris Joseph, Doron Lamb and Quincy Miller to Philips Arena. The Hawks have eight days worth of workouts scheduled with 27 different prospects expected to attend. Lets take a closer look at today's announced workout participants.
Averaged 13.4 points and 4.7 rebounds at Syracuse in 2012. Has worked to add strength to a slender frame to improve his finishing ability around the basket. Good perimeter shooter at the college level with a knack for scoring the basketball. Projects as a second rounder at best with a chance to go undrafted but to latch on with someone for training camp.
Position: Shooting Guard
Lamb averaged 13.7 points a game for Kentucky during the Wildcats' National Championship season of 2012 and proved himself as a capable long distance shooter knocking down 46.6 percent of his three point attempts. Has a proficiency for taking and making big shots although he could be a bit undersized for a prototypical NBA shooting guard. He found a way to shine at Kentucky despite playing alongside some of the elite prospects in college basketball. Projected as a late first round pick to early second round selection.
Position: Small Forward
Early indications are that Quincy Miller's stock is sliding as concerns about the ACL injury he suffered in high school are still popping up. At 6-foot-10 he has intriguing size for an NBA small forward provided he can actually play the position which is what some scouts are starting to doubt. If the athleticism returns then he would be a steal with a late first round pick. If not then he becomes a tweener who probably isn't big enough to defend NBA power forwards.
The more I think about it the more I am intrigued by Miller. If he shows consistency during the workouts and that his knee is healthy and improving then he could once again move back up the draft board.
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