The NBA Draft is right around the corner, but that’s not stopping Indiana Hoosiers prospect Victor Oladipo from getting picky-choosey with where he wants to work out and whom he wants to work out for. Per a report in the Washington Post, the top prospect kindly declined an invitation to workout for the Washington Wizards.
According to multiple league sources with knowledge of the situation, Oladipo has declined the Wizards’ invitation to work out at Verizon Center.
However, while the Hoosiers guard isn’t willing to workout for the Wizards at the Verizon Center, he’s not closing the door entirely on working out for the team. The Post goes on to state that Oladipo simply isn’t willing to travel to meet the Wizards and if they want to see him they are more than welcome to come to him rather than the other way around.
Oladipo has given the team the option of watching him work out at DeMatha or another facility in Bowie, where he has been preparing for the NBA draft.
His stock is firmly planted at the top of the NBA Draft order and he’s not expected to slide far. The Wizards have the third pick in the draft and Oladipo remains a possibility for them despite the fact they have point guard John Wall and shooting guard Bradley Beal. Adding a guy like Oladipo would mean the Wizards are moving towards a fast paced offensive attack, but they may lean towards finding frontcourt help with their top pick.
Oladipo fits better in other places, and the Wizards may not want to waste gas to see a guy who they have a low probability of taking workout.