Pacers Fourth Workout on Tuesday Features More Second Rounders

Indiana University's Christian Watford headlines this workout filled with possible second rounders - USA TODAY Sports

For the second straight workout (three out of four), Indiana has a workout with all second rounders.

If you are looking for top-flight players for Indiana to workout, that has not happened that much so far. Outside of Michigan's Tim Hardaway, Jr., North Texas' Tony Mitchell, and D-League star of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Glen Rice Jr. Through the first four group workouts, those are the only prospects expected to be taken in or near the first round come draft night.

Once again, beat writer, Scott Agness announced the latest group workout yesterday evening on Twitter.

This group of prospects does not sound appealing at all with the 23rd pick, but it is for the 53rd. Indiana Pacers lead scout, Ryan Carr was in attendance at least once during the season. All of these prospects in today's workout are expected to be taken in the mid-late second round.

All of these players would fill a need at either small forward, power forward, or due both in a stretch-4 role. I would be fine with any of these four players being selected with the 53rd pick.

Below are positives and negatives on the prospects from ESPN's Chad Ford from the NBA Draft Insider section.

Christian Watford

Hollinger PER 20.64
Projection Second Round Pick/Undrafted
  • Versatile forward
  • Long arms, good frame
  • Solid athlete
  • Quick off the dribble
  • Decent shooter with range
  • Does a good job of getting to the line
  • Needs to add strength
  • A bit of a tweener
  • Needs to improve his rebounding

Kenny Kadji

Hollinger PER 22.11
Projection Second Round Pick/Undrafted
  • Stretch four
  • Good shooter with range
  • Long arms
  • Runs the floor well
  • Solid scorer around the basket
  • Decent rebounder and shot-blocker
  • Old for his class
  • Still raw on both ends of the floor

Trevor Mbakwe

Hollinger PER 25.40
Projection Second Round Pick/Undrafted
  • Big, physical forward
  • Tenacious rebounder
  • Good athlete, with long arms
  • Plays very hard
  • A bit undersized for his position
  • Old for his class
  • Needs polish on the offensive end

Ford has not done positives and negatives on Romero Osby, so here is a highlight video of him below.

Even though is not a top workout for their top pick, this workout could be crucial in who the Pacers take at 53.

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