The Indiana Pacers took a close look at a few players considered to be in the mix for the team's top pick in next week's NBA draft. Ty Lawson (North Carolina), Jeff Teague (Wake Forest), DeJuan Blair (Pitt), Jrue Holliday (UCLA), Toney Douglas (Florida State) and Goran Suton (Michigan State) all put their game's under scrutiny in hopes that they don't slip past the Pacers with the 13th pick in the draft.
Pacers.com Draft Central has all of the post-workout videos. The Pacers situation is starting to look pretty good to these guys, that's for sure.
Other draft notes:
- Mike Wells offers his coverage of the Monday workouts along with a little analysis. In a nutshell, Lawson was solid, there's plenty to love about Blair and more players will be working out later this week.
- Bob Kravitz is set with DeJuan Blair if the big boy is still around at 13.
- Monday was the last day for early-entry players to pull their names out of the draft. DraftExpress has the lastest info on who's in and who's out. Among local names of note, Pike's Jeff Teague is in "100%" while Andrean/Notre Dame biggin', Luke Harongody is heading back for another year with the Irish.
- Ty Lawson chatted with Mark Boyle (audio) on the Dan Dakich Show. Lawson made a solid impression by quickly agreeing to take care of Boyle's rookie requirement to buy him a box of cigars.
- DeJuan Blair spoke with JMV (audio) on Monday afternoon and sounded quite enthused about the idea of playing for the Pacers.