Wizards take a look at possible 2nd rounders
While Otto Porter is set to spend two days with the Wizards next week, several key players have either declined invitations or are still in a holding pattern, CSN Washington has confirmed.
Thursday, the Wizards worked out Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State), James Southerland (Syracuse), Khalif Wyatt (Temple), Keion Bell (Missouri), Laurence Bowers (Missouri) and D.J. Seeley (Cal-State Fullerton).
None is projected to be a lottery pick, where the Wizards choose third overall. However, they have the Nos. 38 and 54 selections in the second round.
Porter (Georgetown), a 6-8 forward, will interview with the Wizards on Thursday and work out on Friday at Verizon Center. Also visiting will be Mason Plumlee (Duke), a 6-11 forward/center, likely on Wednesday. Both were interviewed by the Wizards at the NBA's pre-draft camp in Chicago last month.
CSN first reported May 30 that Porter wouldn't visit the Wizards until the second week.
Prospects who have declined invitations to workout for Washington include Cody Zeller (Indiana) and Erick Greene (Virginia Tech).
Victor Oladipo (Indiana), who is a D.C. area native, will not come but interested teams will have to come to him where he's training at DeMatha Catholic in nearby Hyattsville, Md.
The big question mark is Ben McLemore (Kansas), perhaps the most talented offensive player in the entire class who still hasn't made a decision. If he comes, then C.J. McCollum (Lehigh) appears more likely to accept his invite to work out for Washington, too.
The Wizards did not extend an invite to Trey Burke (Michigan).
Zeller, Oladipo and McCollum did interview with the Wizards in Chicago.
Other lottery picks, Nerlens Noel (Kentucky), Alex Len (Maryland) and Anthony Bennett (UNLV), can't work out because of injuries that required surgery.
Len still interviewed with the Wizards in Chicago. Bennett didn't attend.