Apr 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard/forward James Young (1) shoots against Connecticut Huskies center Amida Brimah (35) in the second half during the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2014: Denver Nuggets to work out Ennis, LaVine, Young, Capela


The Denver Nuggets hold the 11th-overall pick of the first round in the 2014 NBA Draft and what they will do with it remains one of the biggest questions.

The Nuggets would like to deal the pick and appear to be open for business – one report suggests they could deal the pick to the Chicago Bulls for the 16th-overall and 19th-overall pick.

Of course, the Nuggets are still doing the homework and are ready to host several more prospects.

According to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops, the Nuggets will work out former Syracuse Orange point guard Tyler Ennis, former UCLA Bruins’ swingman Zach LaVine, former Kentucky Wildcats’ swingman James Young, forward Clint Capela of Switzerland, former Florida Gators’ forward Casey Prather and former Memphis Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks’ forward Tarik Black.

Ennis put up 12.9 points, 5.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game while shooting 41.1% from the field, 35.3% from beyond the arc and 76.5% from the charity stripe. He measured in at 6’2.5 and 182 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’7.25. He is ranked by Jonathan Givony of Draft Express as the 12th-best prospect in the draft.

LaVine measured in at 6’5.75 and 181 pounds with a wingspan of 6’8.25 at the NBA’s Scouting Combine. He averaged 94. points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 44.1% from the field, 37.5% from beyond the arc and 69.1% from the free throw line for the Bruins last season. He is ranked as the 27th-best prospect.

Young put up 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds  and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 40.7% from the field, 34.9% from beyond the arc and 70.6% from the free throw line. He measured in at 6’6.75 and 213 lbs. with a wingspan of 7’0 at the NBA’s Scouting Combine. He is the 15th-ranked prospect.


Tags: Casey Prather Clint Capela Denver Nuggets James Young NBA Draft 2014 NBA Draft Rumors Tarik Black Tyler Ennis Zach LaVine

  • Adam

    Casey Prathers would go so good along side Ty and also bring high energy