Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Al Thornton workout

Al Thornton worked out for the 76'ers yesterday. From the report in the Philly Inquirer, it doesn't sound like his workout really made much of an impact one way or the other:
After yesterday's pre-draft workout of Florida State forward Al Thornton, a potential choice of the 76ers with their No. 12 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, president and general manager Billy King continued to talk about moving up in the first round.

"There are a lot of teams like us who are trying to aggressively get up," King said after two separate pre-draft workouts. "There are some teams talking about getting big-name players, and I think those conversations will continue. I think there will be a lot of movement."


Thornton had postponed an earlier workout with the Sixers due to a sprained ankle and yesterday said he performed at about 75 percent efficiency. He added that his back also stiffened up.
So what do we know with the draft just two days away? The Sixers seem to like a bunch of different players, and they're considering trying to move up in the draft. An attempt to move up in the draft strongly suggests that there are a few players that the Sixers have a stronger interest in, and that they'll make a trade to move up if one of these players is still available at a spot where the team with the pick asks for a reasonable amount in return.

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