The Pacers brought in six players able to matchup into a pair of three-on-three teams for a pre-draft workout on Tuesday. The group included point guards Delon Wright (Utah) and Marcus Thornton (William and Mary), shooting guards Pat Connaughton (Notre Dame) and Jabril Trawick (Georgetown) and forwards Jonathan Holmes (Texas) and Greg Whittington (Georgetown).
At this point, only Delon Wright projects as a late first-round pick but the Pacers likely have an eye on him a a potential second round pick should he slip in the draft. If the Pacers are so lucky, adding Wright's size and scoring ability would be a nice addition for future point guard depth.
Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton raised his draft profile at the NBA Combine by putting up impressive agility and jumping numbers. Anyone who saw him play in college knows Connaughton is a vicious competitor at both ends of the floor, certainly the type of player worth a strong second-round look. Freak athletes don't come around that often and if you can get one that can knock down perimeter shots and defend (let alone throw a fastball in the upper 90s) you have something to work with even if he isn't a perfect fit for the roster. Check out Mark Montieth's report on Connaughton's visit to the Fieldhouse.
Of the remaining players, forward Jonathan Holmes is the most interesting simply because he went to Texas with potential first-round option Myles Turner. I wonder how many ways the Pacers front office slipped in questions about Turner.
Who do you like in the second round?