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Brandon Knight Visiting Raptors Will Highlight Tuesday's NBA Draft Workouts

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The 2011 NBA Draft is just a few Thursdays away and the pre-draft workouts are becoming more and more exciting so let's get to them right away.

The highest profile workout on Tuesday, in terms of what your's truly wanted to feature, is the first of what will be quite a few workouts the Toronto Raptors are hosting throughout the month.

The Raptors will host Kemba Walker, Jacob Pullen, Will Graves, Marcus Simmons, Dallas Lauderdale and Curtis Kelly on Tuesday morning. Then, following a short lunch break, they will get back to the evaluation process with a second group featuring Brandon Knight, Isaiah Thomas, Alex Stepheson and Frank Hassell.

It would be preferred if Knight and Walker were working out against each other as they are currently slotted to be selected in the top five of most mock drafts, but chances are the Raptors will only have one -- if any -- to choose from when their selection comes up at No. 5.

The rest of the prospects seem to be destined for the second round, if not completely undrafted, but Stepheson, Thomas and Lauderdale all keep me moderately interested.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are hosting a top five pick of their own Tuesday when they invite Enes Kanter, along with Marcus Morris and Tobias Harris, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. It'll be Morris's second reported workout with the team for what it's worth.

The Washington Wizards will host Jordan Williams, Kawhi Leonard, Jordan Hamilton and Charles Jenkins according to Ben Standig of CSN Washington. Leonard versus Hamilton is obviously the name to watch as the Wizards try to narrow down possibilities for the No. 6 pick.

The Indiana Pacers will workout Matt Butler, E`Twaun Moore, Marshon Brooks, Jon Leuer, Klay Thompson and Bradley's Andrew Warren on Tuesday. Brooks and Thompson seem to be prospects for the Pacers first round pick (15th) while the rest of the prospects are probably either prospects for either the 42nd pick or possible training camp invites.

The New Jersey Nets will workout Xavier Silas, DeAndre Liggins, Iman Shumpert, Corey Fisher, Antonio Pena and Alex Tyus according to Al Iannazzone. Might be another workout that could produce some D-League talent for the Springfield Armor.

The New York Knicks, across the (whatever separates the Knicks and Nets) will host a group featurin Nikola Vucevic along with Josh Harrellson, Norris Cole, Gary Flowers, Demetri McCamey and Malcolm Thomas. Vucevic should stand out at this one, and if he doesn't, yikez.

The Charlotte Bobcats will host Jimmy Butler, Demonte Harper, Gary Johnson, Damian Saunders, Corey Stokes and Mychel Thompson. Butler is kind of exciting, I guess.

That's all I've got for today, but don't forget, the Oklahoma City Thunder are working out non-draft eligible prospects as well.