Bummer. It appears that Russell Westbrook won't be available when the Pacers pick at #11 in next week's NBA draft. According to Pacers.com, the Pacers final workout tomorrow will include Anthony Randolph (LSU, F), Darrell Arthur (Kansas, F), Mario Chalmers (Kansas, PG), Jamont Gordon (Mississippi State, G), Mike Green (G), Trent Plaisted (BYU, C), and Shaun Pruitt (Illinois, F).
No mention of Westbrook but his absence is glaring, especially since previous reports mentioned that Westbrook was scheduled to workout on Thursday. So either we have a major oversight or Westbrook and his peops have secured a top 10 guarantee making the workout unnecessary.
The dream is over. Not too long ago I was a bit concerned the Pacers may be reaching to take Westbrook and hope he can play the point. But I also was sold and everything he could bring to the floor with his athletic ability and defense.
Oh, well, now the Pacers have to hang on and hope DJ Augustin is still available. According to Mike Wells, the front office is ready should Augustin not be there. If they plan to take a flyer on a big, hopefully they can move down to do so and pick up some goodies to go along with the pick.