The New Orleans Pelicans have not conducted any predraft workouts yet, but coach Monty Williams said Monday they are ramping up their efforts that could involve bringing in some of their targeted prospects later this week. The Pelicans hold the sixth overall pick in the June 27th NBA draft, and Williams said they hope to get a good player that fits their need but he didn’t specify a particular position. ``There hasn’t been a lot to talk about, but this week we'll start to ramp it up and get into it,’’ Williams said. ``I’ve talked to (assistant general manager) Tim Connelly a little bit about some things. But we’ve looked at a few players, obviously. We’ll have those guys in whether it be for a workout or an interview. I’ve watched a ton of film on guys. ``We still don’t know where we’re going to go yet because it’s that kind draft where they’re talking about a guy could be No. 1 or he could be 10. I’ve never seen a draft like that, where a guy could be the first pick or he could be the fifth pick. He’s either going to be one or two. And this draft, guys are all over the place.’’ It’s appears the Pelicans have been unable to finalize workouts with some of the players they are targeting because of reluctance from their agents, who fear a poor workout could cause their clients to get drafted as a lower pick than they were projected. Several mock drafts have the Pelicans selecting Michigan point guard Trey Burke, but they also could be pushing to fill a need a small forward or center. Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps traveled to Europe last week to get a more thorough evaluation of international talent.
Pelicans may start bringing in draft prospects for workouts later this week
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Jun 11