Noel will visit with McLemore likely to follow

Noel will visit with McLemore likely to follow
June 11, 2013, 5:15 pm
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If Noel falls to the Wizards, should they take him?

As the NBA draft gets closer, the quality of prospects keeps getting better for the Wizards.

They'll have Kentucky center Nerlens Noel in for interviews on Friday and Saturday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CSN Washington. 

Noel, who is 6-10 out of shoes, can't work out because of an anterior cruciate ligament tear to his left knee. He raised eyebrows at the pre-draft combine in Chicago last month the 19-year-old weighed in at just 206 pounds. 

The Wizards are bringing in six players Wednesday, with Duke's Mason Plumlee being the most prominent of the group.

Otto Porter (Georgetown) is interviewing and working out for the Wizards on Thursday and Friday. As first reported by CSN on June 7, Anthony Bennett (UNLV) will just be interviewing because he recently had left rotator cuff surgery. 

According to persons with knowledge of the status of Ben McLemore (Kansas), he likely will work out for the Wizards, too, but there are issues scheduling him because of McLemore's agent situation and the Wizards' VP of player personnel, Milt Newton, being in Italy on a scouting trip. 

Noel and McLemore didn't interview with the Wizards at the pre-draft combine because at that time they were projected to pick eighth. 

However, on May 21, the Wizards moved up to No. 3 overall in the draft lottery which makes them a viable option for both players who come with significant questions despite their potential.

As CSN Washington first reported June 6, McLemore's appearance in Washington assures that C.J. McCollum (Lehigh) will visit for a workout. The Wizards did interview McCollum at the pre-draft combine.