2011 NBA Draft Rumors Featuring Bismack Biyombo, Donatas Motiejunas And Jeremiah Rivers

The weekend was a bit slow with NBA rumors considering most media members were either paying attention to the NBA Finals or taking the weekend off as their sources took to Europe for the adidas Eurocamp, but there was still a bit of news regarding the 2011 NBA Draft leaking from Treviso.

Jonathan Givony of Draft Express was over in Europe to do some scouting and pulled some excellent video of the workouts featuring Bismack Biyombo and Donatas Motiejunas. Neither were particularly impressive, but it's probably the first look most NBA fans are getting at the two first round prospects.

I'll let everyone follow the above link to get more on both prospects -- because honestly people should be going to Draft Express daily anyway for the next few weeks -- but I did find this quote from an NBA executive to Givony summed up Biyombo's workout quite well.

"If you liked Biyombo going into today you are going to be set aside the weaknesses he showed and realize that setting couldn't have been any worse for him," the executive told Givony. "The guy is not a jump-shooter, and no one is going to draft him to be one. You need to see through that. But if you came in here with question marks about him you surely came away with plenty more things to worry about. All in all, people who liked him will continue to, and those who don't will as well."

I also read somewhere that Biyombo's first name is pronounced like Bismarck, the state capital of North Dakota, so that moves him up at least two spots on my draft board.

The last bit of news is regarding Jeremiah Rivers, son of Doc Rivers, working out with the Boston Celtics over the weekend.

As a senior at Indiana, the 6-foot-5 Rivers averaged 3.8 points and 3.0 rebounds so one would think the older brother of future lottery pick Austin Rivers isn't draftable, but one never knows considering the Celtics have previously put Danny Ainge's son, Austin, on the fast track to NBA success.

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