The Minnesota Timberwolves have already hosted their share of NBA Draft workouts so, in a move unprecedented so far this offseason, the team has now decided to take a look at a group of prospects that aren't eligible to be drafted when the date of June 23 rolls around.
The workout, which I've been sitting on since it was mentioned on ESPN 1500 by assistant general manager Tony Ronzone, features a host of players people will remember without really being able to recall what they're famous for doing.
Among the free agents the Wolves will work out Thursday and Friday are former NBA players Quincy Douby, Orien Greene, J.R. Giddens, Steven Hunter, Cedric Jackson, Matt Janning, Alexander Johnson, Jerel McNeal, James Singleton and John Thomas; second-year players who played in the D-League last season including Matt Bouldin and DeShawn Sims; former Memphis guard Darius Washington Jr. who is most famous for missing clutch free-throws; former D-League standout James Mays who spent the last two seasons in China and Turkey; and a fellow by the name of Chris Daniels who either attended college in Georgia or at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (I'm guessing it's the latter).
The most notable prospect scheduled to be in attendance, however, is the one that the Timberwolves already own the rights to: 2010 NBA Draft pick Paulo Prestes. Prestes, selected with the Wolves with the 45th overall pick, averaged 7.3 points and 5.3 rebounds this season with CB Granada in Spain as his team compiled an underwhelming 7-27 record. Hopefully he's able to fare better against the hodge podge or randomness Kahn has brought together.
I'll have a detailed breakdown of this group in the morning for the diehards, but suffice to say I'm intrigued -- and not by Hunter and Thomas who are probably 118 years old combined.