The Minnesota Timberwolves have the No. 13 overall pick in the NBA Draft but they’re finding it hard to get a workout with every single prospect they want to check out. While they have a good chance of possibly trading up or having someone slide to them, not everyone is dropping everything they’re doing to workout for Minnesota.
Arizona prospect Aaron Gordon is an example of that, as the star forward isn’t necessarily refusing to workout for the Wolves but he’s not making the scheduling to do so any easier for the team.
According to Darren Wolfson from ESPN1500, the Wolves want to workout Gordon but haven’t been able to fit into his schedule yet.
#Twolves are trying to get Arizona forward Aaron Gordon into town for a workout. But no luck so far. Not easy to convince guys to come.
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) June 10, 2014
We see this sometimes in prospects who aren’t willing to play for a team so they simply refuse to workout for them. It’s not that Grodon hates Minnesota, but he may not want to workout for a team picking No. 13 overall when he can use his time to convince teams higher than that to use their pick on him.
Gordon is expected to go as high as No. 5 overall to the Utah Jazz and may not make it past the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 7 overall, so the Wolves really don’t fit into his projected range.
Still, stranger things have happened and while Gordon isn’t working our for Minnesota, he may end up there anyways.