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NBA Draft 2013 News: Otto Porter, Gorgui Dieng


Former Georgetown Hoyas star small forward Otto Porter is one of the most touted prospects in the 2013 NBA Draft, and he has a great chance of being selected in the top three. Some believe that Porter could be the number one pick in the draft for the Cleveland Cavaliers, while some believe that the Washington Wizards will choose former UNLV star freshman Anthony Bennett over Porter with the third pick in the draft.

The News-Herald’s Bob Finnan , reports that Porter is only working out with the teams in the draft that have top three picks, which would be the Cavaliers, Wizards, and the Orlando Magic (they have the second pick in the draft). Porter is definitely one of the best prospects in the draft, but it is interesting to see that he is only working out with top three teams. He’ll probably end up getting picked by one of those franchises, but it isn’t impossible to see Porter slip out of the top three on draft day.

Former Louisville Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng looks like somebody who will have a strong impact as a rebounder and defensive player as a rookie, as he averaged nearly ten rebounds per game in college and had over two blocks per game for the defending national champions. According to Rotoworld and a video from the NBA.com, Dieng wore a walking boot during last month’s pre-draft combine in Chicago and suffered a minor ankle sprain that isn’t a cause for concern. He reportedly sprained his ankle during a 3-on-3 game, but the likely first-round pick is fine.

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