C.J. McCollum tweeted about finding Game 6 of the NBA Finals on a Detroit radio station, and someone asked him about working out with the Pistons. McCollum replied:
yessir that’s exactly wht I’m here for
See you in Motown
So, it sounds like McCollum and Carter-Williams will work out for the Pistons at the same time, though it’s not clear whether they’ll actually compete with each other. Obviously, it would help the Pistons if they do, but prospects are often wary of losing these matchups, so they typically avoid them.
Either way, the workout(s) should help the Pistons learn more about two prospects who are similarly rated and expected to get drafted near Detroit’s No. 8 pick. I hope the Pistons can do better than either of them, but in the event they’re the best prospects on the board at No. 8, Detroit must determine which of the two it prefers. That’s what this workout is all about.
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