http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/330038-blazers-work-out-a-pair-of-7-footers?sct=nba_bf1_a7&eref=fromSI&eref=fromSIThe Trail Blazers are starting big. Literally.
The team will hold its first predraft workout Tuesday in preparation for next month’s NBA draft and two of the six visitors will be highly touted 7-foot center prospects: North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller and Illinois’ Meyers Leonard.
The workout also will feature three guards and a forward — including Portland native Garrett Sim — but the headliners are the two centers who are first-round locks and potential lottery selections. The Blazers, who could have as many as two lottery picks next month, are desperate for frontline help and Zeller and Leonard are widely considered two of the top three center prospects in the draft.
Tuesday’s workout is the first of several for the Blazers, who plan to bring between 35 and 40 prospects into town for predraft workouts.
“We’ve been watching a lot of these guys for a long time,” Blazers interim general manager Chad Buchanan said. “So we’ve got strong opinions on the majority of these guys. But this is the time of year where you get to know them as people, a time when you can address any questions you have with them. We feel good about where we’re at in the (draft evaluation) process and we’re looking forward to getting some of these guys in our gym.”
Blazers...7-footers...this can't end well.