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daily post with links to all things pertaining to the Philadelphia Sixers
Chad Ford of ESPN says Donatas Motiejunas will work out for the Sixers, among other teams.
Donatas Motiejunas is in US. He's working out for Rockets, Spurs, Sixers and Knick in next few days.
Fran Fraschilla of ESPN has a scouting report on Donatas Motiejunas.
While Motiejunas is crafty inside and shows excellent low-post footwork, he does not currently have the strength to score consistently in the paint. He plays with no force, so he doesn't finish through contact. And he is certainly not athletic enough to score over defenders in the league at this point in his young career.
Chad Ford tweets that 15 players will be in attendance on draft night.
Invites to NBA Green Room: Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams, Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker, Jonas Valanciunas, Jan Vesely, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Singleton, Klay Thompson, Tristan Thompson, Jimmer Fredette, Marcus Morris, Alec Burks, and Markieff Morris.
One of those guys will probably put on a Sixers hat.
Chad Ford says Bismack Biyombo is being seriously considered by the Raptors at five, and Pistons at eight.
"Sources say Raptors are seriously looking at Biyombo. He'll workout for them on Monday. Could take him at 5 or might move down a few spots."
"Biyombo's workout in Detroit should be a doozy. He'll workout against Tristan Thompson, Markieff Morris, Jordan Williams, Keith Benson ... If Kemba Walker is off the board, that Biyombo-Tristan Thompson-Markieff Morris workout on Tues should decide who Pistons take at 8."
Where Biyombo will land is the biggest mystery of the draft. The chances he lands with the Sixers are slim-to-none, but I'm still hoping and praying – whether he falls to 16 or the Sixers find a way to move up.
Jonathan Givony from Draft Express tweets that the Warriors offered Monta Ellis for Dwight Howard.
"The Dwight Howard sweepstakes have begun. Golden State offered Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins and Ekpe Udoh. Unlikely that will get it done."
Chris Sheridan of ESPN says the Las Vegas Summer League has officially been cancelled.
Also Friday, the league told the players that this weekend it would be canceling its Las Vegas Summer League, which would have started in early July. Silver stressed that was simply a function of the calendar, not a threat to the players.
John Canzano tweets about Greg Oden's upcoming qualifying offer.
Blazers source tells me the team will wait until the final day (June 30) to make qualifying offer to Greg Oden. Not a shocker.