Mar 27, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; UCLA Bruins guard/forward Kyle Anderson (5) dribbles the ball in transition ahead of Florida Gators guard/forward DeVon Walker (25) during the first half in the semifinals of the south regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2014: Hawks want Kyle Anderson back for second workout


According to Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv, the Atlanta Hawks plan on working out UCLA product Kyle Anderson for the second time following a successful workout earlier this week.

From SNY.tv:

Kyle Anderson’s workout with the Atlanta Hawks went well enough that they want him back for a second showing, his father told SNY.tv Saturday.

The 6-foot-9 New Jersey native and former UCLA star worked out for Atlanta on Thursday and he will go back again, although no date has been set.

“It went really well,” said Anderson on the initial Hawks workout. “I think I played as well as I could and I enjoyed it. I’m just trying to show them that I can play. Nothing too crazy, just show them that I can play. Just playing my game, do what I always do.”

Due to Anderson’s style of play, many struggle to find a definite position, switching between point guard because of his playmaking skills and small forward due to his height, but based on Anderson’s strengths alone, he’d fit in perfectly with the Atlanta Hawks because of the aforementioned factors. With DeMarre Carroll the only small forward guaranteed to be on the roster next season, Anderson would slide into the reserve role with ease.

Last season with the UCLA Bruins, Anderson averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 6.5 assist per game, all collegiate career-highs. In an impressive feat, Anderson’s efficiency increased as his usage did during his sophomore season. Anderson managed to shoot 48 percent from the field and 48 percent from the three. There have been questions about how effective Anderson would be on the defensive side of the floor, but within the right system, Anderson’s defense could become a small problem.

The Atlanta Hawks hold the 15th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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