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Thread: Brandon Knight's stock is dropping/Calipari attempting to raise stock (post #18)

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    Default Brandon Knight's stock is dropping/Calipari attempting to raise stock (post #18)

    He's reluctant to workout against other top PGs:

    As if the lottery landscape wasn't unpredictable already, Brandon Knight might be muddying these waters even more than before.

    While it remains likely that Cleveland will take Duke point guard Kyrie Irving at the top spot and (insert team name here, since Minnesota continues to spread the word that it would like to move down) will take Arizona's Derrick Williams at No. 2, sources say the Kentucky point guard could be risking his chance to go third overall to Utah by refusing to work out against competition. Knight has an open invitation to join Connecticut's Kemba Walker, BYU's Jimmer Fredette and UCLA's Malcolm Lee in a June 15 workout with the Jazz, but sources close to both sides said he has yet to decide whether to take part.
    What's more, there are rumblings that Utah is less than thrilled at the notion that Knight would even consider dictating the terms with the No. 3 pick (although Turkish center Enes Kanter already did just that in his Jazz workout in Chicago in which Toronto also took part). It's unclear whether the Jazz would take a hard-line stance and refuse to take Knight unless he worked out against other top-line competitors, but that appears to be a possibility.

    I attended Knight's workout in Sacramento on June 2 and walked away convinced that Knight saw the Kings as his so-called first-round floor at No. 7. The problem there, predictably, is that the one-on-none approach wasn't well received by the Kings' brass either. As if separating the talent in this crop wasn't tough enough, Knight's tactic appears to have thrown a subtle wildcard into the process.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz1P1uI4uvd

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    Interesting. Kemba was quite thrilled to be included in the group workouts with Fredette if I remember correctly.

    Before Utah came into the picture with the rumour of being interested in Knight, I remember it was pretty common to see his name out of the Top 5. Not sure he should be pushing his luck. No.3 would be a gift for him, if he indeed was selected there. I don't believe he is a Top 3 talent, and I'm sure there are alot of people that agree. He's walking on thin ice with this one it seems.
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    Don't like to hear that as it means Utah is not as likely to take him at 3, which means Kanter is less likely to drop to 5.
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    You know it's funny, I read this shortly after I read Holly MacKenzie's take on the interview Knight did for the Raps:

    Loved how Brandon handled the questions about the “scheduling conflict” that meant he and Kemba wouldn’t be working out against one another. Rather than get rattled or stumble over excuses, he simply said he shows up where his agent tells him to be and allows him to worry about everything while he focuses on basketball. Smart answer. Easy answer. And he stayed with it, despite repeated questions about whether he would have liked to compete against Kemba.

    Just funny how each media member sees their own angle to take. Not taking sides either way, just an example of how much you can trust what you read from sports media in general.

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Don't like to hear that as it means Utah is not as likely to take him at 3, which means Kanter is less likely to drop to 5.
    But the article points out that Kanter did the exact same thing as Knight to Utah, in dictating the process of individual workouts. So I can't see them viewing it any differently.
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