Nathan Baird, who covers Purdue basketball for the Lafayette Journal and Courier, reports that 6’9” Boilermaker power forward Caleb Swanigan is coming to Brooklyn for a workout Thursday.
Villanova's Josh Hart and Oregon's Tyler Dorsey will also work out for the Nets on Thursday, according to Adam Zagoria of Zags Blog.
Swanigan, aka “Biggie,” is listed at No. 37 on the most recent Draft Express mock draft. He was invited to the Pre-Draft combine, but did not participate in 5-on-5 scrimmages. He has until May 25 to fully declare for the Draft. He has not hired an agent.
He is mostly listed in the high second round on the latest mocks, per Hammer and Rails, the SB Nation blog that covers Purdue.
Draft Xpress: 37th (2nd round) to Phoenix
NBADraft.net: 31st (2nd Round) to Atlanta
Tankathon: 31st (2nd Round) to Atlanta
CBS Sports: 27th (1st round) to Brooklyn
NBC Sports: Not First Round
SB Nation: 30th (1st Round) to Utah
Swanigan has long been plagued by conditioning issues, but after failing in his attempt to gain traction in last year’s draft, he pushed himself. Per Draft Express...
Still not the quickest or most explosive athlete, Swanigan's improved conditioning has helped him run the floor better, rebound out of his area, and have sustained success deeper into games despite the added defensive attention he's drawing....
Perhaps the most notable improvement Swanigan has made is from the perimeter.
There are no doubt other prospects who will join Swanigan, Hart and Dorsey. The Nets do not release the names of those working out.
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