The 2015 NBA Draft is approaching fast and that means the Charlotte Hornets are doing their due diligence. Players from all across the world are coming to Charlotte to workout in hopes of impressing the team and getting their named called on draft night.
In today's workouts the Hornets had their usual variety of names, but this particular workout featured two lottery hopefuls in Kentucky's Devin Booker and Wisconsin's Sam Dekker.
Today's Hornets pre-draft workout participants: pic.twitter.com/buiMGXN9Rn— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) June 10, 2015
Booker is the name that should really intrigue Hornets fans. He's widely considered the best shooter in this year's draft and many mock drafts have connected him to Charlotte as a result. The team originally met with Booker in May, during the NBA Combine, and this will be the second time the two sides have officially spoken.
While Booker is trying to keep himself in the top 10, Sam Dekker is currently trying to work his way into the lottery. Draft Express's mock draft has Dekker just outside the lottery at 18, and a few good workouts could shoot his stock up into an early pick, and some more money. Dekker's skills as a tweener that can play both the Small Forward and Power Forward positions has many thinking he'll enter the NBA in a three and D role with hopes of stretching the floor. His current mock has him outside where the Hornets will be picking, but there's always the possibility of the Hornets trading back.
Rounding out the workout is Keon Moore of Winthrop, Kevin Pangos of Gonzaga, Travis Trice of Michigan State, and Julian Washburn of UTEP. None of these players are expected to be first round picks, and some have the possibility of even going undrafted. These are players that the team is looking at for the second round, summer league, and their new D-League franchise. All of them are guards and wing players if that gives us any indication to the kinds of players the Hornets are looking at today.