Mar 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Nik Stauskas (11) shoots the ball over Minnesota Golden Gophers center Elliott Eliason (55) in the first half at Crisler Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Nik Stauskas working out for Charlotte Bobcats and Boston Celtics next week


Nik Stauskas, a 6-6 guard out of the University of Michigan, is expected to be a lottery pick when the 2014 NBA draft goes down on June 26.

FanSided’s latest expert NBA Mock Draft has Stauskas landing with the Phoenix Suns at pick No. 14:

Stauskas may not fall this far but it all depends on what teams need and how they value his ability as a two-guard. Phoenix really could care less about all of that as they have four first-round picks and can pretty much take whoever they want. Stauskas is an electric player and can both replace Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe if they leave in the near future or play along side them as a scoring threat.

Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com reports that Stauskas will be working out with both the Charlotte Bobcats and Boston Celtics next week. Both teams will have lottery picks of their own to work with in 19 days.

The Bobcats own the No. 9 and No. 24 picks, while Boston will make their selections at No. 6 and 17.

In his final year at Michigan, Stauskas averaged 17.5 points, 3.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 47 percent from the field and 44.2 percent from behind the arc, per ESPN.com. He was named Big Ten Player of the Year, a member of the Big Ten All-Tournament team and a consensus second team All-American.


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  • Cap’nGeech

    Impossible. The Charlotte Bobcats no longer exist.

  • Christopher Walder

    My brain still hasn’t come to terms with the name change. This one is on me.