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NBA Draft: Pacers Have Key Workout Monday, Two Possible First Rounders

The Pacers released their sixth group workout for Monday. It features two possible first round picks, come Thursday night. Also, I have an update on the Isaiah Canaan second workout situation below.

Tony Snell headlines Indiana's sixth workout.
Tony Snell headlines Indiana's sixth workout.
Streeter Lecka

After having Sunday off from draft workouts, the Pacers have another group workout scheduled for Monday. Indiana announced the workout list of players on Twitter today. You can see the embedded tweet, with the players participating, below.

This group of prospects addresses the need of a point guard, big man, or a stretch-4 on this roster. From looking at Ryan Carr's twitter profile, where he has pictures of the games he has been to, he has seen at least one game, in person, this season.

All of these players would fill-out much needed depth on the roster next season. Two of these prospects would be worth a look in the first round. Those two are Tony Snell of New Mexico and Nate Wolters of South Dakota State. The rest of the prospects are late-second round picks, or will go undrafted. Snell or Wolters being selected with the 23rd pick would give Indiana a versatile wing, or scoring point guard next season.

Also, I have an update on the Isaiah Canaan workout situation. As I reported today, Canaan has a second workout with the Pacers this week. Canaan's agent, Mark Bartlestein, emailed me back and told me he was on his way to Indiana right now for a workout. Canaan also confirmed the news when he posted a picture on Instagram with a caption saying, "Headed to Indiana!"

The Pacers press release about the workouts on Monday mentions that the list of players is subject to change. That could also explain why Siva is still in Seattle, spotted earlier on Sunday at an alumni game at the University of Washington. He may still be on his way, but that's a tough trip to make before trying to impress in a workout.

Below are the positives and negatives of all six prospects the Pacers expect at the workout from ESPN's Chad Ford. Also, if provided, Draft Express will have videos of these players below as well.

Solomon Hill

Overall Rank 79
Position Rank 16
Hollinger PER 19.90
Projection Second Round Pick/Undrafted

Andrew Smith

Brock Motum

Peyton Siva

Overall Rank 76
Position Rank 17
Hollinger PER 17.35
Projection Second Round Pick/Undrafted
  • Quick, athletic guard
  • Explosive athlete
  • Excellent, lock down defender
  • A blur in the open court
  • Good passer, sees the floor well
  • Lacks ideal size for the position
  • Shaky from the perimeter
  • Questionable shot selection

Nate Wolters

Overall Rank 37
Position Rank 8
Hollinger PER 31.12
Projection Late First Round Pick
  • Crafty point guard who can get to the rim
  • Good shooter with range
  • High basketball IQ
  • Excellent ball handler
  • Sees the floor well, gets teammates involved
  • Lacks lateral quickness and explosiveness
  • Can struggle creating his own shot against athletic defenders

Tony Snell

Overall Rank 31
Position Rank 5
Hollinger PER 17.16
Projection No. 22: Brooklyn Nets
  • Long, athletic two guard
  • Excellent shooter off the catch and shoot
  • Needs to add strength
  • Needs to improve ball handling