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This summer Kentucky only has two players legitimately worthy of becoming a draft pick. Both of the two that are expected to hear their names called should be off the boards early in the first round.
Those two are TyTy Washington and Shaedon Sharpe. Both have spent the last three months training and working out for different NBA organizations all across the country, showing executives what they're capable of. But where? For which teams? Let's take a look at where the former Wildcats have worked out at during their draft preparation. According to USAToday.com, here's where they've been.
TyTy Washington has worked out for seven different NBA teams this summer: Oklahoma City Thunder, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He's projected to go anywhere from the 10th to the 20th pick by most mock drafts, with the likely option coming around 15-17.
Shaedon Sharpe has worked out for eight different NBA teams: Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Portland Trailblazers and the San Antonio Spurs. He's projected to go anywhere from the 3rd to the 7th pick by most mock drafts, with the likely option coming around 4-6.
Although Kentucky's Kellan Grady isn't projected to get drafted, it is likely he will play in the Summer League and has a great chance of making a roster down the road. He has worked out for both the Atlanta Hawks and the Charlotte Hornet this offseason. For Davion Mintz, he will likely find his professional route to come overseas or maybe in the G League if he gets a chance. He had been invited to work out for only the Washington Wizards this summer.
While it doesn't really matter anymore since he withdrew from the draft and announced he'd be returning to college and transferring to another school (Washington), it is still news surrounding a player from last year's roster. Keion Brooks has worked out for two NBA teams this summer, which include the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings.
The order of the lottery picks in this draft are Orlando Magic (1), Oklahoma City Thunder (2), Houston Rockets (3), Sacramento Kings (4), Detroit Pistons (5), Indiana Pacers (6), Portland Trailblazers (7), New Orleans Pelicans (8), San Antonio Spurs (9), Washington Wizards (10), New York Knicks (11), Oklahoma City Thunder (12), Charlotte Hornets (13) and Cleveland Cavaliers (14).
The rest of the NBA Draft include: 15. Charlotte Hornets 16. Atlanta Hawks 17. Houston Rockets 18. Chicago Bulls 19. Minnesota Timberwolves 20. San Antonio Spurs 21. Denver Nuggets 22. Memphis Grizzlies 23. Philadelphia 76ers 24. Milwaukee Bucks 25. San Antonio Spurs 26. Dallas Mavericks 27. Miami Heat 28. Golden State Warriors 29. Memphis Grizzlies 30. Oklahoma City Thunder
31. Indiana Pacers 32. Orlando Magic 33. Toronto Raptors 34. Oklahoma City Thunder 35. Orlando Magic 36. Portland Trailblazers 37. Sacramento Kings 38. San Antonio Spurs 39. Cleveland Cavaliers 40. Minnesota Timberwolves 41. New Orleans Pelicans 42. New York Knicks 43. LA Clippers 44. Atlanta Hawks 45. Charlotte Hornets 46. Detroit Pistons 47. Memphis Grizzlies 48. Minnesota Timberwolves 49. Sacramento Kings 50. Minnesota Timberwolves 51. Golden State Warriors 52. New Orleans Pelicans 53. Boston Celtics 54. Washington Wizards 55. Golden State Warriors 56. Cleveland Cavaliers 57. Portland Trailblazers 58. Indiana Pacers
Tune in at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN this Thursday to watch the entire draft held in Chicago, Illinois.