Could a strong workout by Chris Wright allow him to work his way into the draft picture? (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
On a busy Saturday of workouts around the NBA the Philadelphia 76ers will be one of the most active teams with six players expected to be in attendance for a group workout. Among that group will be Fresno State's Greg Smith, Temple's Lavoy Allen and Chris Wright of Dayton.
At first glance, Smith seems like the most likely of that trio to be drafted by Philly, as the 76ers could be in the market for a frontcourt addition given their current rotation which is anchored by an aging Elton Brand. They own the 16th and 50th picks overall and DraftExpress currently believes that will use that first round selection on a big man in Kansas forward Markieff Morris. If Philadelphia was to draft Smith - who has risen up some boards given his solid measurements at the NBA combine - it almost certainly wouldn't be until the back end of the second round where he is currently projected. Allen and Wright are both currently projected to go undrafted, but each present enough intrigue to possibly earn a training camp invite, particularly Wright who is a tremendous athlete who underachieved as a senior.
Malcolm Thomas continues on his workout tour, or as he calls it, the marathon. The San Diego State forward will be auditioning for the Cavs, owners of four picks in this year's draft. Cleveland can use help at every position, so chances are they will be adhering to the method of drafting the best available player, which Thomas very well could be when the Cavs final pick (No. 54) comes around. Currently the 6-foot-9 senior is projected to go 57th overall.
Elsewhere, Richmond guard Kevin Anderson will be in Charlotte and UTEP's Julyan Stone has a workout scheduled with Golden State. In Sacramento, the Kings are holding a four-player workout that will include of Rhode Island. None of these players are projected to be drafted, nor do any make the list for DraftExpress' top 100 prospects.