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ZagNative
05-21-2013, 01:54 PM
Elias and Matthew Dellavedova in Session #2, Nets' 30-team draft workout, with actual 5 on 5 being played, per ZagsBlog (http://zagsblog.com/articles/nets-announce-combine-names/).

Oregonzagnut
05-21-2013, 02:04 PM
Wow! Lets hope he has a powerful showing. I'd love to see him still get drafted and end up making an impact.

ZagNative
05-21-2013, 02:23 PM
DraftExpress (http://2013 Nets Combine Preview by: DraftExpress May 21, 2013 From May 22nd to May 23rd 44 prospects will participate in a group workout organized by the Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, and Los Angeles Clippers. Format: The 44 players will be divided into four group sessions of eleven players each, two on Wednesday and two on Thursday. They will be measured and put through agility tests similar to the NBA Combine in Chicago, except they will also play competitive five on five basketball. Prospects will also will conduct interviews with the media and teams. From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com#ixzz2Ty6FHWvr http://www.draftexpress.com):
2013 Nets Combine Preview

by: DraftExpress
May 21, 2013
From May 22nd to May 23rd 44 prospects will participate in a group workout organized by the Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, and Los Angeles Clippers.

Format:
The 44 players will be divided into four group sessions of eleven players each, two on Wednesday and two on Thursday. They will be measured and put through agility tests similar to the NBA Combine in Chicago, except they will also play competitive five on five basketball. Prospects will also will conduct interviews with the media and teams.

From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com#ixzz2Ty6FHWvr
http://www.draftexpress.com

I'm not finding a TV listing. If you find one, I'd appreciate it if you would post it.

ID ZAGFAN
05-27-2013, 04:54 PM
http://zagsblog.com/articles/timberwolves-draft-workout-participants-released/


On Monday afternoon, the Minnesota Timberwolves released the 24 prospects who will be participating in their two-day, four-session draft workout on Tuesday and Wednesday. This workout is slated to include measurements, drills and 3-on-3 play.

Wednesday, May 29
Group 1: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Matt Dellavedova, G, St. Mary’s
Pierre Jackson, G, Baylor
Brandon Davies, F, BYU
Jackie Carmichael, F, Illinois State
D.J. Stephens, F/G, Memphis
Rodney Williams, Jr., F, Minnesota

Group 2: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Elston Turner, Jr., G, Texas A&M
B.J. Young, G, Arkansas
Alex Oriakhi, F, Missouri
James Southerland, F, Syracuse
Elias Harris, F, Gonzaga
Jamelle Hagins, F, Delaware

Link from SSTF twitter

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Oregonzagnut
05-28-2013, 05:09 AM
Personally, for the sake of irony, I was hoping Matt and Elias would be on the same group. A little WCC brotherhood in the NBA. But I am not liking the opportunity on the Nets roster. The Nets have all but retooled their bench and are relying heavily on free agency.

I wonder if the GU/SMC players have the same love/hate for each other that the fans seem to have.

Who has the more complete/compatible NBA skills: Harris or Delly?

MDABE80
05-28-2013, 10:47 AM
We don't hate SMC OZN. We compete against each other but I've always thought we like em. Perhaps not so much for Omar in days past but I think we've been on good terms with them. We don't like getting beat by them and we are yearly competitors but outside of that, usually we wish them the best of success.....

Ezag
05-28-2013, 11:21 AM
Who has the more complete/compatible NBA skills: Harris or Delly?

Prob neither

jimmy b
05-28-2013, 11:55 AM
Prob neither

This may be right, however I think Elias does have more of what NBA may be looking for because he is a better athlete than Delly.

I'd love to have both on my team (if I had a team).

The measurements from this camp are here:

http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/?year=2013&sort2=DESC&draft=0&pos=0&source=Nets%20Workout&sort=11

What is probably frightening to NBA people is Delly's speed and agilty and whether he could defend NBA guards. I think he's crafty, good with angles and a winner, but if you compare his drills with Pressey, Siva and others you see he's not close to athlete they are.

Regarding Elias, the measurement I find interesting is his body fat which is one the highest not only with this list but amongst all players hoping to get drafted. Of course, 12% is still really low for general public, and some people carry it differently. Still, I wonder if he went on tough conditioning program and got down to say 7% dropping 10+ lbs in process, what that would do to his already great athleticism. If he were faster, more agile and could jump even higher, this combined with better outside shooting and ballhandling skills could make him a Kawhi Leonard type player and give him a good shot. In other words potential is there IMO, and we all know that NBA goes for potential

Oregonzagnut
05-28-2013, 12:01 PM
We don't hate SMC OZN. We compete against each other but I've always thought we like em. Perhaps not so much for Omar in days past but I think we've been on good terms with them. We don't like getting beat by them and we are yearly competitors but outside of that, usually we wish them the best of success.....

I'm talking about the "love/hate" type, and it is on a basketball level. Not personal.

Duke and UNC don't literally "hate" each others fans even if some say they do. We all know what we really mean when we say "hate" when it comes to sports. Semantics aside, I think most Zags "love to hate" St Marys, in a healthy way. I think we respect them and we root for them in the NCAA tourney but only as much as it makes Gonzaga better.

ZagNative
05-28-2013, 12:22 PM
Video highlights (http://www.draftexpress.com/article/Nets-Combine-Video-Recaps-4210?utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer9c2e7) from the Nets' combine. Elias is #51 in Session 2.

2 Vincent Council, Providence
13 Matthew Dellavedova, St. Mary's
21 Vander Blue, Marquette
35 Carrick Felix, Arizona State
40 Solomon Hill, Arizona
48 Amath M'Baye, Oklahoma
51 Elias Harris, Gonzaga
58 Norvel Pelle, LA City Prep
63 Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota
64 Jack Cooley, Notre Dame
67 Dewayne Dedmon, USC

From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com#ixzz2UcXxlLWC
http://www.draftexpress.com

MDABE80
05-28-2013, 12:34 PM
I'm talking about the "love/hate" type, and it is on a basketball level. Not personal.

Duke and UNC don't literally "hate" each others fans even if some say they do. We all know what we really mean when we say "hate" when it comes to sports. Semantics aside, I think most Zags "love to hate" St Marys, in a healthy way. I think we respect them and we root for them in the NCAA tourney but only as much as it makes Gonzaga better.

Neither.

UberZagFan
05-28-2013, 03:04 PM
I'd love to see him still get drafted and end up making an impact.

Uber's hoping he doesn't get drafted and then gets a chance with a club of his choosing where he might be able to find a better fit. But realistically, if he plans on making money playing basketball, it will be overseas.