Workout season requires sorting fact from fiction

Originally Published: June 8, 2007
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
The NBA draft workout process started in full force this week, with teams around the league bringing in top prospects and running them through the gamut of drills, two-on-two play, psychological evaluations and interviews.

Among NBA teams, this is the most controversial part of the draft process. Some teams rely on workouts very little. Other teams factor workouts in more than what a player has done on the court.

For example, last year the Charlotte Bobcats came into the draft workout process with Brandon Roy ranked as their second-highest prospect, ahead of Adam Morrison, a team source told me. But after Roy struggled in the workouts (he was ill and jet lagged) and Morrison competed well, the Bobcats switched gears and took Morrison.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider